Hawaii – The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation hiring Volunteering Caretaker

Big Island, Hawaii

THE FRUIT TREE PLANTING FOUNDATION (FTPF) is an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruit trees to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks, community gardens, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. FTPF’s unique mission, which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal welfare—all at once! For more information please visit www.ftpf.org.

OBJECTIVES: FTPF is looking for a dedicated individual to serve as volunteer caretaker of our newly developing headquarters/nursery/retreat center on the Big Island of Hawaii. The nursery will grow saplings to provide thousands of trees for local projects, to help underserved communities with improved nutrition and environment. The nursery is located on a pristine, off-the-grid 15-acre property in the middle of the Hawaiian jungle, on one of the most beautiful roads on the planet, in one of the most captivating regions of the country. The site includes multiple cabins, a house, and an open-air lodge, and will be home to staff and volunteers.

We are seeking a responsible caretaker to ensure the grounds serve the project to achieve maximum potential.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent command of managing day-to-day operations, including solar, propane, and rain catchment systems
  • Experience with general maintenance of buildings and grounds (including basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills)
  • Ability to manage volunteers and learn new duties and responsibilities quickly
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization & the ability to promote them in a professional manner
  • Excellent interaction skills to work with resident staff and volunteers

TERMS:

  • Commitment to working at least 3 flexible hours per day, until all daily maintenance needs are met
  • Rent-free living in a charming, comfortable cabin with electricity, plumbing, and common areas with internet access
  • Must be respectful of on-site vegetarian rules
  • Partners or family members who wish to reside on the grounds with the caretaker will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Modest stipend negotiable & caretaker is encouraged to hold additional employment outside of the property for supplemental income
  • Room for professional growth as project develops and gains momentum
  • Reports to executive director
  • Available immediately

To apply, please submit the form at www.ftpf.org/caretaker.htm or email napiko@ftpf.org with your resume.

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The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation hiring Volunteer Caretaker

Big Island, Hawaii

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF) is an award-winning international
nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruit trees to alleviate world hunger, combat
global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil,
and water. FTPF programs strategically donate orchards where the harvest will best
serve communities for generations, at places such as public schools, city parks,
community gardens, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations,
international hunger relief sites, and animal sanctuaries. FTPF’s unique mission,
which has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA
Today, and The Today Show, benefits the environment, human health, and animal
welfare–all at once! For more information please visit www.ftpf.org.

OBJECTIVES: FTPF is looking for a dedicated individual to serve as volunteer
caretaker of our newly developing headquarters/nursery/retreat center on the Big
Island of Hawaii. The nursery will grow saplings to provide thousands of trees
for local projects, to help underserved communities with improved nutrition and
environment. The nursery is located on a pristine, off-the-grid 15-acre property in
the middle of the Hawaiian jungle, on one of the most beautiful roads on the planet,
in one of the most captivating regions of the country. The site includes multiple
cabins, a house, and an open-air lodge, and will be home to staff and volunteers.
We are seeking a responsible caretaker to ensure the grounds serve the project to
achieve maximum potential.

QUALIFICATIONS
•Excellent command of managing day-to-day operations, including solar, propane,
and rain catchment systems
•Experience with general maintenance of buildings and grounds (including basic
plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills)
•Ability to manage volunteers and learn new duties and responsibilities quickly
•Commitment to the objectives of the organization & the ability to promote them in a
professional manner
•Excellent interaction skills to work with resident staff and volunteers

TERMS:
•Commitment to working at least 3 flexible hours per day, until all daily maintenance
needs are met
•Rent-free living in a charming, comfortable cabin with electricity, plumbing, and
internet access
•Must be respectful of on-site vegetarian rules
•Partners or family members who wish to reside on the grounds with the caretaker
will be considered on a case-by-case basis
•Modest stipend negotiable & caretaker is encouraged to hold additional
employment outside of the property for supplemental income
•Room for professional growth as project develops and gains momentum
•Reports to executive director
•Available immediately

To apply, please submit the form at www.ftpf.org/caretaker.htm or email napiko@ftpf.org with your resume.

Learn more: NaPikoCaretaker

Ka’u Specialty Farm hiring Temporary Farm Manager

Pahala, Hawai’i

Temporary Farm Manager Needed, May 15 – July 30

Ka’u Specialty farm is looking for a temporary farm manager who can keep the farm rolling while the owner, Malian Lahey, records an album in LA.

Ka’u Specialty Farm is an 85 acre farm that currently has an active 3 acre organic garden that supplies a local CSA.  The farm includes a small herd of sheep and some chicken.   17 acres is currently being prepared for planting in coffee and moringa trees.

Ka’u Specialty Farm is located on Wood Valley Road in Pahala, on the Big Island of Hawai’i.  Pahala is located on the eastern slope of Mauna Kea near the southern tip of the Big Island.  http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Pahala

The Farm is located 5 minutes from the Wood Valley Buddhist Temple http://www.nechung.org/, 15 minutes from Punalu`u Black Sand Beach, and 40 minutes from Volcanoes National Park.

The Temporary Farm Manager would be staying in the owner’s 480 square foot, off-grid cottage with catchment water, solar water heater, propane stove, comfortable and beautiful interior, and would have use of the owner’s Tacoma crew cab truck.

Compensation for the Farm Manager would be $1,800 per month, paid biweekly. This position is perfect for a single person or a couple.

The skills needed and responsibilities are included on the following page, as well as some photos of the farm.

For more information, please feel free to call Malian Lahey, 503-575-9098, or e-mail her at malianlahey at gmail dot com

 

Kohala Village Hub hiring Food Hub Manager

Hawi, Hawaii

The Kohala Village Hub is seeking a Food Hub Manager (FHM) who loves cooking with organic, fresh ingredients sourced primarily from local farms and producers; has a passion for teaching the wonders of the culinary world, from eating healthy to making and producing value added products; views food as medicine; has knowledge and understanding of indigenous Hawaiian foods and plants and their traditional applications; and has a broad range of understanding community development and a non-profit educational values-based business model.

The Kohala Village Hub is located in Hawi, on the northern tip of the Big Island, Hawaii.  The Hub is organized as a non-profit educational organization, whose mission is to: “To provide a place and programs that model and nurture healthy lifestyle, learning, expression and enterprise for a sustainable world”.

Job Description

The successful applicant will manage the day-to-day operations of a non-profit cafe, serving both staff, program participants, community residents, and visitors. The successful applicant will hire, teach, supervise and evaluate staff, interns and volunteers; follow standard food safety policies and develop training manuals and SOPs for local producers to use the shared-used commercial kitchen; help setup and coordinate the community kitchen schedule; offer cooking, culinary and value added food production classes to the community and visitors; develop menus; manage lists of seasonally available local crops and products; help local farmers and producers coordinate their production to better meet local demand; oversee the possible development of an aggregated CSA and farm-to-institution program; manage food and labor budgets and cost controls; provide exceptional customer service, leadership skills and marketing strategies; develop a curriculum in collaboration with the Programs Manager and Executive Director; and ensure culinary standards in collaboration with management. The FHM reports to the Executive Director.

Please see the attachment for the full job description or visit this link to view.

Apply

Open until Filled – Position to begin immediately.  Please send a cover letter and resume to: Kohala Village Hub, C/O Director, P.O. Box 511, Hawi, HI 96719 or send via email with Word or PDF attachments to: exec.office@kohalavillage.org. Only complete applications will be considered; no phone calls please. Top qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

 

Lokelani ‘Ohana hiring CSA Farmer

Maui, Hawaii

Community Initiative Seeks CSA Farmer

Lokelani ‘Ohana, a Maui based initiative in the Camphill movement, is seeking a mature co-worker with experience in farming.  Your work would be 90% on the farm and 10% working with adults with disabilities in our programs. Not a requirement, but they hope to welcome someone with experience working with biodynamic farming and a CSA who would work with others to oversee the farm. The farm is small but things grow all year and very fast in Hawaii!

Tasks will include

1. Management of vegetable planning, growing and harvesting

2. Oversight and maintenance of the irrigation system

3. Removal of invasive species (cane, pokey week, etc)

4. Harvesting, washing and boxing of produce

5. Maintaining soil health & fertility through the use biodynamic preparations and liquid fertilizers Continue reading