Volunteer at a off-grid farm community in United States, Virginia

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Be a part of our off-grid farm community as we develop the means for global ecological sustainability!

Off-grid farm community โ€“ย We are 12 people who share communally in the daily life of running an off-grid organic farm as a viable demonstration that a fulfilling life is possible with negligible fossil fuel. We share housing, income, meals, and support each other in all aspects of our farm and sustainable technology research and development.
The number of volunteers we can host depends on the time of year and what kind of accommodations they are comfortable with.

What type of host are you? ๐Ÿก


What are you looking for help with?
  • Babysitting ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿผ
  • Charity Work/Fundraising ๐Ÿ’ฐ
  • Cleaning ๐Ÿงน
  • Computer/Web ๐Ÿ’ป
  • Teaching/Language Exchange ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ
  • Farming/Gardening ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ„
  • Film-Making ๐ŸŽฅ
  • General Help ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ
  • Marketing ๐Ÿ“ˆ
  • Writing โœ
  • Research ๐Ÿ”ฌ

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What’s the mission of your community? ๐ŸŽฏ

We are looking for volunteers interested in supporting our mission to develop and promote sustainability technology for the health of the planet.

Volunteers age restrictions ๐Ÿ”ž

We can host volunteers of all ages (senior volunteers and minors are welcome) ๐Ÿ’ช

Volunteers with disabilities โ™ฟ

Our lifestyle and physical location could be a limiting factor for some disabilities. We are very open to discussing this with anyone to determine compatibility.

How many volunteers could you host? ๐ŸŽŽ

Other (specify in the general info)

When would you need volunteers? ๐Ÿ“…

May through December

How many hours of help per day? โฑ

6 hours of help per day

How many days of help per week? ๐ŸŒ’

5 days per week – 2 days off

Note about the volunteer work and other expectations ๐Ÿ“

We usually ask for a commitment of three to six months from our volunteers. Volunteers work 35-40 hours a week in exchange for room and board. Ideally, a visit is arranged for a few days beforehand to decide if itโ€™s the right fit.

We want volunteers who share our goals of developing and promoting environmental sustainability on a global level, and who wish to work earnestly towards that goal. We have lots of projects going on: weโ€™re fully energy self-sufficient at the residential level, and working to spread our DC Microgrid model far and wide. Weโ€™re improving our cooking and farm-grown fuel for small machines. When weโ€™re not doing technology development work, we are farming, and growing and processing both food and seeds. In other words, weโ€™re really busy people!

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Are accommodation and food included? ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ

Yes, we offer food and accommodation

What type of accommodation can you provide? ๐Ÿ•
  • Dormitory/shared rooms ๐Ÿ›Œ
  • Private Room ๐Ÿ”‘
  • Private room for a couple ๐ŸŽŽ
  • Tent ๐ŸŽช
Diet – nutrition information ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅค

Our dietary preferences vary, but we mostly serve vegan food, food, with occasional dairy, and rarely meat.

Fees transparency ๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ”

No fees

VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? ๐Ÿ›‚

Maybe. We can help with an invitation letter if the candidate has good qualifications. ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

Volunteers’ benefits ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…

We believe the biggest benefits for volunteers is the opportunity to learn about sustainable off-grid living, to contribute to the movement of keeping our planet viable through sustainable technology, and to participate in a communal lifestyle.

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What to do in the free time ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿฆ’

Biking, hiking, music.

Language ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง


Geography ๐ŸŒณ

Our 120 acres are slightly hilly, mostly forested, but solar cleared right around our farmhouse. Although we are just a few miles from small town Louisa, we are buffered with forest and are 1/2 mile from the road, so it feels remote. Summer months can be hot, in the high 80s and less so in the low 90s.

How to get to your site โœˆ ๐Ÿ—บ

Public transportation to Charlottesville VA is the best way for us to help you finish the last leg of your trip to our rural farm. We encourage people to avoid air travel because of its carbon-intensive environmental impact.

Is there internet access? ๐ŸŒ

Yes, but not very strong.


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