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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)