The New Day Project is a farm-based approach to well-being. We host retreats, open houses and special events at Madison Fields, a 400-acre farm nestled in the Agricultural Reserve in Montgomery County. Interacting with the animals, enjoying the vistas, walking the trails and participating in seasonal activities help guests to slow down, to connect with nature and to enjoy themselves in gentle ways.
Many of our visitors are healthcare workers and emergency responders who are keeping us safe during this challenging time. Volunteering is a wonderful way to thank them for their care and concern.
Volunteer as a New Day Ambassador
New Day Ambassadors ensure that visitors feel welcome and comfortable. As a New Day Ambassador, you will greet guests, answer questions and coordinate on-site programs with the Project Director and farm staff.
Duties may include staging a room/porch/barn for events, setting up refreshments, helping with registration and parking, escorting visitors to various locations, assisting with seasonal activities, engaging with guests/speakers and keeping areas safe and clean.
At this time, we host groups of 10 people or less due to COVID-19 restrictions. Social distancing and masks are required at all times. Personal safety and respect for the farm and its residents (including animals) are critical at all times.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Madison Fields
21355 Big Woods Road, Dickerson, MD 20842, US
Madison House Autism Foundation is dedicated to creating awareness of the lifespan challenges autistic adults and their families face; and to finding, developing, and promoting the solutions that allow adults with autism to make choices, live as independently as possible, hold jobs, feel connected to their communities and become participating members of our society. Madison Fields is a premiere community-based agricultural resource center where people of all ability can access opportunities for job readiness training, education, recreation and healing. We are committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment where visitors can reconnect with themselves, one another, and the natural world.
Madison Fields is a project of Madison House Autism Foundation, a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The foundation was created in 2007 to address the lifespan challenges facing adults with autism. Madison Fields offers an exciting opportunity to model what is possible when we as a community empower people of all abilities to participate and contribute. At Madison Fields, we recognize the strength in a diverse, inclusive community working together to help one another achieve their greatest potential. It is our feeling that we all grow best when we are growing together.
Mon Mar 15, 2021 - Sun Jun 13, 2021
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
21355 Big Woods RoadDickerson, MD20842
March 4, 2021
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Our programs are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at this time. Volunteer blocks are for 4 hours/day, 9-1 and 1-5 on the scheduled days.
Resourceful and curious
Kind and calming personality
Physically able to walk trails and lift 20 pounds without assistance