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Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

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Work with our Public Programs team and lead 90-minute farm tours for groups of all ages. Tour groups consist of individual visitors as well as families and private groups like birthday parties. Help our participants connect with their food, their environment, and one another by facilitating their farm and educational.

Program Benefits

There is nothing more rewarding than introducing visitors to the wonders of Hidden Villa. Other benefits include:

  • Customized training schedule
  • Training manual
  • Enrichment opportunities throughout the year
  • Hidden Villa Parking Pass
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Discounted rates on tickets to special events
  • Invitation to annual volunteer appreciation gatherings
  • Eligible for written letters of recommendation and official volunteer hours for external program requirements
Commitment

Requires an ongoing commitment of leading one tour per month.

Qualifications

Weekend Farm Tour Guides should enjoy engaging visitors of all ages and backgrounds and be comfortable facilitating visits with our farm aniclas. Guides must also be able to apply their training to safely share our garden and animals with tour participants. This opportunity is for volunteers who are a minimum of 18 years old; volunteers under the age of 18 may serve as Ambassadors in a tandem team with their parent or legal guardian. All volunteers must clear a background check.

Apply Here: https://hiddenvilla.arlo.co/hv/register?sgid=b8394a47a67f49e5a65e4c039e203437

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About Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

Location:

26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, US

Mission Statement

We foster educational experiences that build connections and inspire a deeper appreciation and respect for nature, food, and one another.

Description

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Hidden Villa was founded by Frank and Josephine Duveneck, who purchased the land in 1924 and offered it as a gathering place for discussion, reflection, and incubation of social reform. Over the following decades, the Duvenecks established the first Hostel on the Pacific Coast (1937), the first multiracial summer camp (1945), and Hidden Villa's Environmental Education Program (1970). The Trust for Hidden Villa was established as a nonprofit in 1960.

Every year 30,000 people participate in one of our formal programs. An additional 20,000 visitors come to our preserve annually to explore our farm and gardens or to hike on our eight miles of trails. Our constituents cover a wide spectrum of age, physical ability, geography, ethnicity, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and our organic farm, rustic barns, newer sustainable structures and pristine riparian, woodland and chaparral wilderness provide opportunities to experience the beauty of our environment on a first hand basis.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

26870 Moody Rd.Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

(37.35405,-122.15665)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • One weekend day per month

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