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Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

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Farm & Wilderness Guides are needed in our Environmental Education Program to lead 2nd through 6th grade classes during their field trip to Hidden Villa. Guides help students experience our organic garden through tasting fresh fruits and veggies, meeting farm animals face to face, and exploring the natural world on a short wilderness hike. These programs range from 3 - 5 hours, and group size is limited to approximately 8 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
  • Eligible for written letters of recommendation and official volunteer hours for external program requirements
  • A tight community of volunteers and staff who work together on a weekly basis
Qualifications

Farm and Wilderness Guides should enjoy interacting with children and be open to learning how to safely share our trails, 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.

Apply Here: https://hiddenvilla.arlo.co/hv/register?sgid=ab7a0539ce1d43789ae56f0e5f44addd

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About Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

Location:

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

Mission Statement

We foster educational experiences that build connections and inspire a deeper appreciation and respect for nature, food, and one another.

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
  • Environmental Science
  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One day per week for a few hours
  • Mid-September through May

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