Urban Farming

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Program Timing: Ongoing / Location: Philadelphia, PA

Sanctuary Farm seeks systemic change by helping to improve the overall health of the community, recognizing that healthcare must address the body, mind and spirit and that an individual’s health is intimately connected with the health of one’s nutrition, community and all of creation. They convert abandoned lots into gardens that grow produce which is then distributed free to the community through a twice-weekly produce stand and in conjunction with educational opportunities with partnering organizations. They offer on-site programs such as therapeutic gardening and a local summer camp for children. A volunteer is needed to serve as a community program manager, overseeing the development and implementation of all programs, including working with volunteers, planning new programs and recruiting community members.

Mercy Volunteers promote social change with individuals and communities experiencing injustice. In the spirit of mutuality, volunteers cultivate mercy and justice by embracing compassionate service, social justice, spiritual growth, and a simple lifestyle in community. Mercy Volunteers receive housing, transportation, monthly stipends, and health insurance.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until June 20th at mercyvolunteers.org/apply. If you have any questions or would like more specific information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Andrea at andreahaller@mercyvolunteers.org or (740) 200-0714.