Become a Farm Tour Guide - farm animals and education garden

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Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

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Farm Tour Guides are needed in the Hidden Villa Environmental Education Program to lead groups of school children on tours of our organic farm. Farm Tours give preschool through 1st grade students a chance to taste the plants that we grow in our organic garden and meet our farm animals face to face. Tours are 75 minutes each and group size is generally 10 - 12 children per guide.

Commitment

Requires an ongoing commitment of leading one program a week, September through May

Program Benefits

There is nothing more rewarding than introducing kids 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.
  • Seasonal appreciation gatherings with handmade gifts for our volunteers
  • A tight community of volunteers and staff who work together on a weekly basis
  • Eligible for written letters of recommendation and official volunteer hours for external program requirements

Qualifications

Farm Tour Guides should enjoy interacting with children and be open to learning how to safely share our garden and animals with students. This opportunity is for volunteers who are a minimum of 18 years old. All volunteers must clear a background check.

https://hiddenvilla.arlo.co/hv/register?sgid=ea16d1b4a3f0488cbb12f0feee10cc67

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About Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

Location:

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

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy.

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 RoadLos Altos Hills, CA 94022

(37.35405,-122.15665)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One day per week for a couple hours
  • Program runs mid-September through May

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