Volunteering

DO YOU YEARN FOR MANUAL LABOR?

DO YOU THRIVE IN HUMID FORESTS ON YOUR HANDS AND KNEES IN THE DIRT??

DO YOU LIKE EATING VEGETABLES MORE THAN MSG, AND DRINKING WATER FROM A MOUNTAIN MORE THAN A FACTORY???

THEN YOU WOULD MAKE A GREAT VOLUNTEER AT CRMPI

Availability varies depending on season and course schedule.

For short term (several days to one month): please send us a little bit about yourself, your experience, skills, curiosities, and availability.

For long term (one month to one year): We require a trial period of two weeks before we can invite a long-term volunteer or intern into our community. If you are interested in a long-term stay, please send us a resume, and a cover letter explaining your motivation for working with us. We will schedule a call with you, and move on from there.

Work days  begin at 9am and end around 6pm.
Breakfast from 8-9 w/ morning meeting.
Lunch around noon.
Dinner after 5pm.

Looking to Intern?  Inquire by email for application.

CRMPI has thrived for more than three decades due to dedicated volunteers like you, thank you!

Select short term volunteers will be accepted during the summer from May – September.

You are likely to engage in and learn the following:

  • Nursery Work – watering, transplanting, pruning, mulching, etc.
  • Greenhouse Management and Maintenance
  • Gardening – watering, mulching, transplanting, planting, harvesting, eating 🙂
  • Animals – feeding, watering, petting, breeding, cleaning, harvesting manures, egg collection, pen improvements, butchering (rare & optional).
  • Cooking
  • Carpentry

The following are skill sets we are especially interested in:

  • Electrical
  • Irrigation
  • Computer/Technology
  • Video Creation/Production
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Capable, independent people with a stable core and ability to work under pressure.  This is a fast paced environment and everyone here must share cooking, cleaning, and farm activities.  This is not glamorous work.  Communal homesteading and farming takes a lot of physical and mental endurance.  You’ve been warned!

Work days generally run from 8am – 6pm, five days on, two days off.
You must announce your intended days off to the group to ensure there are no egregious scheduling snafus.  No one will schedule your days off for you.  Please take your days off regularly – we live in a beautiful valley with lots to see and do.

Inquire at jerome@crmpi.org

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Note: As the CRMPI property is positioned on the steep slopes of Basalt Mountain, it takes a certain amount of physical mobility to navigate through our gardens and teaching facilities. Additionally, no pets are allowed on the property, due to the sensitive nature of the ecosystem we maintain. Any questions regarding accessibility or special circumstances can be directed to Jerome, contact info below.