Hen Helper - The Farm Institute

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

Opportunity Overview The FARM Institute is located on the historic Katama Farm, a farm that dates to the early 1900s. With their help, the Edgartown Conservation Commission became the landlord of Katama Farm, conserving its history and future as a working farm. The Hen Helper Volunteer will assist the farm staff in caring for our chickens, collecting their eggs, washing the eggs and packaging them for sale. If you have a few hours a day to spare we would enjoy sharing this amazing property with you. Ideal candidate will be flexible but agreeable to a committed schedule on a weekly basis. This opportunity is available Sunday-Saturday. Minimum age: 18.

Responsibilities * Following all safety rules and hygienic procedures * Collecting, washing, and packaging eggs * Communicate with staff * Logging volunteer hours

Qualifications * Ability to provide own transportation to the farm * Ability to lift 25 lbs. * Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass and other uneven surfaces as well as to bend over to pick up eggs * Ability to work outdoors in varying New England weather conditions * Experience working with chickens preferred * Willingness to work with others as well as independently * Minimum age: 18

Time commitment Ideally 1-2 hours daily, but will consider offering fixed day/days per week depending on volunteer’s availability. Minimum commitment of 3 months preferred. Location
The Farm Institute, 14 Aero Avenue, Edgartown, MA 02539

For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501, esmall@thetrustees.org

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/

More about The Trustees

Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.

The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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