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Volunteering at the Farm

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Aldermere Farm offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Please call 236-2739 or email aldermere@mcht.org for more information and to receive a volunteer registration form. Most of our volunteers work in the summer, but there are opportunities available year round. Aldermere Farm is a fun and eventful place to volunteer as well as scenic and calming.

Descriptions of Volunteer Opportunities

Trail Maintenance
Regularly walk our trails and remove branches or trash, and report to farm staff any "rule violations." (All year)
Gardening
Work with a team of Master Gardeners on various flower gardens throughout the farm. (April through October)
Fence Inspection & Repair
Walk fences with farm staff and repair from winter damage. (Spring)
Haying
Driving trucks and/or tractors, as experience allows, or handling hay bales. (June through October)
Field Weed Control
Cutting invasive plants from pastures, when cattle are not in them! (June through October)
Visitor Center
Welcome visitors to Aldermere Farm, answer questions, discuss Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and supporting agriculture. No experience is necessary, and training will be provided. (June through October)
Event Planning
Assist with the planning and execution of various events at the farm such as the annual Art Show and Sale, Calf Unveiling, Farm Open House, etc. (All year)
Guided Tours - Nature Walks
For those who have a naturalist background/hobby and can share and explain the farm's/property's features with visitors. (All year)
Guided Tours - Farm
To lead groups around the farm after receiving appropriate training. (June through October)
Grant Writing
Help farm identify opportunities for fundraising and then assist in the writing of proposals. (All year)
Painting & Staining
Work around the farm scraping and/or painting, along with staining of houses, farm buildings and fences. (May through September)
Maintenance on Buildings
Provide support on various projects, including new construction, repairs, shingling roofs, etc. (April through October)
Maintenance on Equipment
Lend assistance on maintaining and repairing equipment (All year)
Grounds Care
To include raking, mowing lawns, and/or trimming grass (April through October)
Cattle
Work with young calves and/or show cattle as we introduce them to humans, being haltered, and being led safely. (All year)