Greenlands Farm started a farm animal sanctuary in 2011 with a vision to provide a sanctuary to farm animals in need and an educational platform for the community. Whether adopted from other rescue organizations, donated from owners, or taking in an animal because the farm could provide a good home, these animals are now a part of the sanctuary and have a new life. Family and friends of Greenlands Farm established Helpers of Our Farm (HOOF), a not for profit organization that supports these rescued animals and the education and services they provide.
Helpers of Our Farm (H.O.O.F.) was founded exclusively for charitable and educational purposes by: (a) Provides continued care and a permanent home to all of our farm animals. The animals are acquired through bonafide rescue organizations and partnering farms. (b) Our rescued and donated animals will be used as educational tools for children and adults, creating awareness of rescues and their needs. (c) Some rescued and donated animals will be used for rides for children and/or adults to demonstrate the value of repurposing rescued and donated animals.
About the farm where HOOF is located: Greenlands Farm is a small sustainable homestead farm located in rural Brunswick County in Bolivia, NC and home to HOOF's, a nonprofit Farm Animal Sanctuary. HOOF's rescued farm animals are a valuable part of the nonprofit’s function as they teach about animal kindness and science during tours and mobile outreach programs.
Research and write relevant grants
Assist with fundraising (events, campaigns, etc.)
Explore/implement new fundraising possibilities
Help with website management (WordPress site)
Communicate with donors
Recruit and work with volunteers
Utilize social media to engage with a community of fans/followers online
Coordinate email blasts and awareness campaigns
Schedule weekly social media posts
Qualifications: Possess skills and knowledge to perform tasks in branding, marketing, advertising, social media, and campaigns. We are looking for dedicated and reliable, energetic individuals with a serious interest in helping our nonprofit organization be sustainable and successful.
Farm Animal Sanctuary
Lead farm guests in an engaging educational experience using our farm’s curriculum
Provide a nurturing and responsive environment for students and guests
Daily and weekend animal care including feeding and grooming
Farm and pasture maintenance, barn/stall cleaning, cleaning chicken and rabbit hutches, scrubbing water buckets, etc.
Qualifications: - Experience working with children or a passion for working with children - Ability to maintain an atmosphere of teamwork using strong communications and organizational skills - Some practical knowledge of farm animals and/or equine savvy (knowledge of farm animal care is a plus) - A good work ethic, reliable and the desire to learn, energetic and a serious interest in helping our farm be successful - The ability to lift and carry 50 pounds - Able to withstand all weather conditions and get dirty. This is a physically demanding position.
Work weeks require 8 - 20 hours, Monday - Saturday (some Sundays may be necessary for feedings), with options to participate year-round or a summer program from May 20 - July 30.
Application Instructions: Please send your resume that includes why you are applying for this internship, past work experience, and what you would like for us to know about you to: Greenlands Farm, 668 Midway Road SE, Bolivia, NC 28422 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Compensation: Interns receive a stipend based on length of apprenticeship /internship and experience. Interns are often given a stipend to assist in gas expenses. The farm is a Non-Smoking and Drug Free environment.
Accomdations: This is a non-residency internship and interns would be responsible for acquiring housing.
Your inquiry of this volunteer spot adds you to our volunteer mailing list. You are welcome to unsubscribe at any time. As a volunteer of HOOF, you are subject to a background check.
We are Helpers Of Our Farm! HOOF is a nonprofit organization centered around education and providing a sanctuary for rescued, donated, and in-need farm animals. Our mission is to provide continued care and a sanctuary to farm animals in need, educate children and adults by creating awareness of rescues and their needs, and demonstrate farm animal jobs how a rescue’s life can be re-purposed for good. HOOF is a platform for the community to learn, grow, and volunteer.
The family members of Greenlands Farm started a rescue petting farm in 2011 with a vision to provide a sanctuary to farm animals and to be an educational platform for the community. Whether adopted from other rescue organizations, donated from owners, or taking in an animal because the farm could provide a good home, these animals became a part of the farm and were given a new life. In January 2016, family and friends of Greenlands Farm established Helpers of Our Farm (HOOF), a not for profit organization that supports these rescued animals and the education and services they provide. It is called "Helpers of Our Farm" not only because these animals depend on humans to help them, but also because these animals help humans by teaching people how to love, care for, and learn from them. They perform an important task of educating visitors during outreach programs, farm tours, social media, and farm classes.