Join my team to make the world a better place!

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Would it be your dream to be a part of my team to make the world a better place?

This is your opportunity!

We currently have positions open for a garden manager, projects at the homestead/ program assistance, social media management and video editing. The positions are 25 hours of volunteer service work per week with lodging and food provided. All positions will involve working alongside me and an opportunity to learn and grow your skills. We work with people who want to change the world for the better while becoming better people ourselves.

We are at service to give the tools and empowerment to thousands of people to grow their own food and create community resilience and food sovereignty. Through our Free Seed Project, Community Fruit Trees, Community Compost, Gardens for the People, Free Seed Library and Food Rescue programs we are at service and effecting positive change in our communities and rippling it out globally.

Overall we want to help people to live more sustainably, connect with our Earth and live a higher quality of life. We use the resources we have available to be of service in creating more equitable, just and regenerative systems. Our two main mediums are direct action (planting gardens and community fruit trees, sharing seeds, composting, starting community initiatives, etc.) and reaching millions of people via story telling, social media and video production.

We have established a homestead in St. Pete, Florida where we live by example, while doing the work facilitate change through our programming. At our homestead we foster a place of service, sustainability, personal growth and mind expansion. We work together on a common mission. We currently finishing a 3-month spring internship program on April 9th and are transitioning into the next season. For summer 2021 we intend to have approximately 6 people living at the homestead. We are currently seeking 3 or 4 people for volunteer positions.  Housing will be in a community setting with Rob and others on the team. Lodging is 2 people per bedroom and food is mostly organic. It is a 3-bedroom house with space for 2 vans. More details will be shared with those selected for an interview.

If after reading the descriptions below you feel that you would be a good match and this would bring you contentment and purpose, feel free to apply. You can access the application here.

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Garden Manager

Start Term: Approximately April 14th 2021

Duration: Initially July 1st with potential for all of 2021

Hours: 25 hours per week as a volunteer on a flexible schedule

Position Description:

This is a dream for someone looking to immerse in growing their own food as well as our community projects to help others grow their own food and compost. This position includes working in our garden, running our Community Compost Program, managing our Food Rescue program, working as part of our Free Seed Project team and with our Free Seed Library.

This is a very hands on oriented position that will be done both at the homestead and within the neighborhood and nearby community. Everything is within about 4 miles of the house, so all driving trips would be short. A car is not required, but can be beneficial.

This would be a mostly hands on position with a minimal amount of computer and organization work. Gardening experience is highly desired. 

Managing the garden 

We are installing a permaculture garden on the property as well as at the nextdoor neighbors. Most of the garden will already be planted with perennials and annuals and the role would include nurturing these plants to keep them healthy and to aid them in producing food! We have 50+ varieties of plants to learn from and connect with and eventually eat! We have numerous raised beds with annuals as well. This is an opportunity to work with a program that has a budget to build an exciting permaculture homestead. 

This would also include managing our Free Seed Project garden, which is a demonstration garden that features the seeds that we give away as part of our Free Seed Project.

We would like to have weekly or every other week volunteer days to help in the garden. This position would include managing the volunteer days and working with the volunteers. We have the volunteer base of people who are excited to come take part.

Run the Community Compost Program. This is a community program to help people in our neighborhood to compost and to build healthy soil for community gardening initiatives and our homestead. The position includes picking up compost buckets from 15-20 people in the neighborhood each Friday by bicycle and communicating with the users of the program occasionally. Opportunity to expand the program as well. Composting takes place at our homestead as well as potentially at St. Pete Youth Farm. 

Run our Food Rescue program. We feed our house primarily on organic food that would have been thrown away. This is through a relationship we have with a local grocery store. This role includes picking up food from the grocery store about 4 miles away. Currently we have volunteers picking up 5 nights/ week and we would like to continue this. The position would include potentially picking up from the store 2-3 nights per week as well as coordinating with the volunteers that do pickups for us.

Food rescue pickups are at around 8:00 PM. This role includes managing the food for the house which includes putting away all the rescued food and managing the fridge, freezer and shelves. This also would include grocery shopping every week or every other week at the same store.

Stocking the Free Seed Library

We will have a Free Seed Library in front of the house and this role would include keeping it stocked with seeds. 

Free Seed Project Seed Distribution

So far we have distributed seeds to 10,000 people across the USA to grow their own food. This position would include hosting volunteer seed packing parties for us to send free seed packs to people all across the USA, as well as dropping the packs at the post office. 

The role would be 25 hours of volunteering per week. We have designed this role to fit into this time frame. If we underestimate how long this takes we would cut back on some of the roles, starting with Free Seed Project Seed Distribution

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Projects at the Homestead and Program Assistance

Start Term: Approximately April 14th, 2021

Duration: Initially July 1st with potential for all of 2021

Hours: 25 hours/ week as a volunteer on a flexible schedule

Position Description:

This position will help to create our sustainable homestead that serves to host our team living in service to humanity. As well as take part in our programming. The homestead is already well on it’s way and this position will help to continue the mission. Our homestead serves as a demonstration site that shows an alternative to the mainstream destructive way of life. We are looking for someone who would like to join the household who takes great joy and pride in projects that require physical labor. Types of projects include building rainwater harvesting, a compost toilet, outdoor shower, greywater in the kitchen, painting, minor miscellaneous home improvement and maintenance, building furniture from secondhand wood, items for the garden, etc. The programming this would involve is building Free Seed Libraries and making Free Seed Packs and mailing them to recipients. This position would also work with the garden manager.

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Social Media

Start Term: Mid April or Mid May 2021

Duration: Initially July 1st with potential for all of 2021

Hours: 25 hours/ week as a volunteer on a flexible schedule

Position Description:

This role of this position would be primarily social media. This will include working with Rob Greenfield’s FacebookYouTubeInstagram and Twitter and the Live Like Ally Facebook and Instagram pages. With a following of over one million people and a network of pages of over 20 million followers this is an opportunity to reach millions of people. The position includes sharing videos and stories, writing stories and content, finding content, social media collaborations and basic social media management.

Basic social media experience is required and story telling experience is desired. Those with less experience are welcome to apply. Learning and improving would be part of this position. Having your own equipment is not required.

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Video Editor

Start Term: Mid April or Mid May 2021

Duration: Initially July 1st with potential for all of 2021

Hours: 25 hours/ week as a volunteer on a flexible schedule

Position Description:

The role of this position is video editing. Here are samples of the types of videos this role would be producing: Composting for Justice, Growing Food in Urban Small Spaces – Urban Gardening, Winona’s Hemp Farm, Ron Finley The Gangster Gardener, 10 Wild Edible Greens to Harvest- Foraging Plants

The videos would be produced for Rob Greenfield’s FacebookYouTubeInstagram and Twitter and the Live Like Ally Facebook and Instagram pages. With a following of over one million people and a network of pages of over 20 million followers this is an opportunity to reach millions of people.

Basic video editing skills are required. No equipment is required. We have a Macbook Pro and Adobe Premier Pro to work with. This is simple and basic video editing with a mission to reach millions, not create masterpieces. Our work is already doing this and we have the formula down. We just need someone who would enjoy providing this service to society


 

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These positions are funded by a collaboration with Live Like Ally Foundation.

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