Hello Potential Volunteer!
SPACE AVAILABLE IN APRIL, MAY & JUNE FOR THIS YEAR’S FARM SEASON. SEND A RESUME AND TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in staying at our farm. Here’s a general picture of what life and work at Synergia Ranch as a volunteer is like:
We have daily (Monday-Friday) morning meetings at 9 am, for 5-10 minutes to line out the day, and then we begin with our day’s work. Crews are five hours a day, Monday through Friday and two hours on Saturday. You will learn and help with a variety of tasks from planting to weeding, harvesting and going to market. Cleaning and maintenance of the farm systems. There is tree work in the fruit orchard, and when we have fruit that survives the unpredictable New Mexico late winter freezes, there is fruit picking. We are certified organic and always looking for new effective means of controlling pests that attach our crops without chemicals. Once you are finished with your day’s work, you are free to roam the orchard, peruse our ranch library, explore nearby cities and attractions, etc. Dinners are in the community kitchen.
If this sounds like your kind of place, then here are some of the things we expect from you:
- Five hours of work per day, for five days per week, plus 2 hours on the weekend (usually Saturday). This varies by season (there is a critical time when the fruit and veggies can be planted or harvested).
- If you are coming during a busy time of the year, we might ask an extra hour or two of work on Saturday
- One hour of kitchen work per day (this can be anything from washing the dishes to preparing meals for other workers here).
- All of your honest, hard work will be in exchange for accommodation (simple adobe rooms with shared shower and toilets, or sometimes camping in tents in the orchard), and have reign of our well-stocked refrigerators and pantry in our ranch kitchen.