Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Good Works Farm. Without our dedicated volunteers, we wouldn't be able to provide many of the services that are so very needed in our community. For a volunteer, serving at Good Works Farm can be a life-changing experience.

There are many ways to get involved at Good Works Farm.

Camp: Our week-long summer day camp relies almost exclusively on volunteers. Family members and friends of campers are encouraged to volunteer either with their camper or in another area of camp if they choose. We need help running the activity stations, leading groups, being buddies, and in other capacities. Siblings can be amazingly mature and are often our best volunteers because they understand the unique challenges and strengths our campers possess. Being with other siblings can be very therapeutic as they share similar life experiences. We also encourage businesses to sponsor camp and volunteer to run a station for a day of camp as a team building exercise. Time Commitment: One week during the summer, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM M-F.

Social Club: Our Teen/Adult DD social club meets once a month on a Friday either at our church location for a fun game night, at the farm for a bonfire and social time with the animals, or at a community event. The goal of the volunteers at Social Club is to participate alongside the club members as mentor friends, helping to create a social bridge, model appropriate behavior, and exposing them to a variety of new experiences. Outings might include attending a dance, a sporting event, a yoga session, a cooking or art class, a festival, or a movie. These volunteers should be mature teenagers or adults. Time Commitment: One Friday evening a month, time TBD. Background checks are required.

Programs: Our day-to-day programs for our adults with DD could always use an extra pair of hands. These adult volunteers might be helping at the church with an activity or lunch, helping in the community during an outing, or helping at the farm extension. Volunteers with special skills such as cooking, creative arts, gardening, or music therapy are encouraged to come share their talents with our staff and clients. Time Commitment: During the weekday, 9 AM - 3 PM as available. Background checks are required.

Joy Choir: Adult volunteers are needed to help with joy choir planning, rehearsals, and performances. A background in music education or special education is a plus. Time Commitment: Depends on the schedule of the choir. Background Checks are required.

Behind the scenes: Volunteers are always needed to help out behind the scenes: setting up programming, helping with animals, cleaning the barn, landscaping, gardening, securing donations, and more. Time Commitment: As available.

To inquire about any of these opportunities, please contact Nancy Bernotaitis, Program Director at nbernotaitis@goodworksfarm.org