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HOOF
Helpers Of Our Farm

Helpers Of Our Farm: Nonprofit Management & Educational and Therapeutic Farm Programs Intern (non-residency)
Bolivia, NC
www.hoofnc.org
Contact: Maud Kelley
Email: helpersofourfarm@gmail.com

Greenlands Farm started a petting farm in 2011 with a vision to provide a an educational platform for the community. Greenlands Farm friends established Helpers of Our Farm (HOOF) in 2016, a not for profit organization that focuses the educational and therapeutic programs they provide. We are "Helpers of Our Farm" not only because these animals depend on humans to help them, but also because these animals help us by teaching us how to love, care, and learn from them. They perform an important task of educating visitors during our tours, petting farm, and farm classes. The goal has always been to integrate education into the lives of our community through the lives of these animals. Helpers Of Our Farm (HOOF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization centered around farm programs that enrich the lives of the community with hands on learning and therapeutic experiences. HOOF’s mission is to provide intriguing educational programs and therapeutic programs through farm animals. With the help of these animals and Greenlands Farm, where HOOF is located, HOOF teaches homesteading skills, environmental science, animal science, and animal welfare. HOOF’s hope is to create a better world for animals and the environment through knowledge. HOOF is a platform for the community to learn, grow, and volunteer.

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 organization. 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.

Job Description:

Management

o Research and write relevant grants

o Assist with fundraising (events, campaigns, etc.)

o Explore/implement new fundraising possibilities

o Help with website management (WordPress site)

o Communicate with donors

o Recruit and work with volunteers

o Utilize social media to engage with a community of fans/followers online

o Coordinate email blasts and awareness campaigns

o 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 Programs

o Lead farm guests in an engaging educational experience using our farm’s curriculum

o Provide a nurturing and responsive environment for students and guests

o Daily and weekend animal care including feeding and grooming

o Farm and pasture maintenance, barn/stall cleaning, cleaning chicken and rabbit hutches, scrubbing water buckets, etc. Because Greenlands Farm (a bonafide farm) provides support to HOOF, some tasks may include things that benefit business related to Greenlands Farm.

o Perform preparations for events on and off the farm (moving animals, grooming, loading, off-site teaching/handling, 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.

The farm is a Non-Smoking and Drug Free environment.

Compensation:

Currently, HOOF is not able to offer compensation due to the nonprofit being volunteer based.

Accommodations:

This is a non-residency internship and interns would be responsible for acquiring housing.

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: Helpers Of Our Farm, 668 Midway Road SE, Bolivia, NC 28422 or email to: helper@hoofnc.org

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About Helpers Of Our Farm

Location:

668 Midway Road SE, Boliva, NC 28422, US

Mission Statement

Helpers Of Our Farm (HOOF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization centered around farm programs that enrich the lives of the community with hands on learning and therapeutic experiences. HOOF’s mission is to provide intriguing educational programs and therapeutic programs through farm animals. With the help of these animals and Greenlands Farm, where HOOF is located, HOOF teaches homesteading skills, environmental science, animal science, and animal welfare. HOOF’s hope is to create a better world for animals and the environment through knowledge. HOOF is a platform for the community to learn, grow, and volunteer.

Description

Greenlands Farm started a petting farm in 2011 with a vision to use farm animals and the sustainable homestead itself as an educationa l platform for the community. Greenlands Farm friends established Helpers of Our Farm (HOOF) in 2016. We are "Helpers of Our Farm" not only because these animals depend on humans to help them, but also because these animals help us by teaching us how to love, care, and learn from them. They perform an important task of educating visitors during our tours, petting farm, and farm classes. The goal has always been to integrate education and therapy into the lives of our community through the lives of these animals. Greenlands Farm has won recognition and an award for their outstanding stewardship of the land with their "green" and sustainable stormwater design.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Community
Animals, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

668 Midway Road SEBolivia, NC 28422

(34.03669,-78.15457)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 16 - 24 Hours
  • Please read internship description carefully

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