Volunteer Program

Hello Potential Volunteer!

Thank you for your interest in staying at our farm. We have had many volunteers in the past and are always open to more in the future. Synergia Ranch is registered with the World Wide Outreach of Organic Farmers (WWOOF) program but we also encourage interested volunteers to contact us directly.

In order to help you better understand what it’s like to volunteer at Synergia Ranch, here is a brief description of life here:

We have daily (Monday-Friday) morning meetings at 9 am, which only lasts about 15 minutes, and then we begin with our day’s work. You are free to choose your schedule during the day depending upon what needs to be done, as long as you get your five hours of work done. Work can range from helping out the full-time staff to independent projects we give you. If we give you a project, we trust that you’ll complete it diligently and within a reasonable time period, but in your own way. 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:

  1. 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), but don’t worry! We will never overwork our volunteers.
  2. If you are coming during a busy time of the year, we might ask an extra hour or two of work on Saturday
  3. One hour of kitchen work per day (this can be anything from washing the dishes to preparing meals for other workers here).
  4. All of your honest, hard work will be in exchange for accommodation (simple adobe rooms when available, or by camping in tents in the orchard), and reign of our well-stocked refrigerators and pantry in our ranch kitchen.
Further Information
Synergia Volunteer contact: Deborah Parrish Snyder
More information on the farm itself can be found on our WWOOF.org page