Volunteers come to Innisfree for at least one year to learn what it's like to share life with adults with disabilities. They attend workstations like the woodshop, kitchen and gardens and meet friends with and without disabilities that can last a lifetime.
Who Are We?
Innisfree Village is a fully licensed, residential community with adults with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1971, this nonprofit, nonsectarian community is located on 550 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains outside the university town of Charlottesville, Virginia. We are dedicated to a lifesharing community model.
The farm internship at Innisfree is an opportunity for the applicant to gain experience in animal
husbandry and the practice of rotational grazing. You will be helping with the daily cattle and sheep moves and observations, with the intent that you would be working towards proficiency in
understanding what goes into the decisions that we make every day. You will also be exposed to
animal health checks for both sheep and cattle, how to evaluate animals for health concerns and how to safely and effectively work with them. As a compliment to these areas, you will be involved in the upkeep and installation of permanent fence infrastructure, and the use and maintenance of farm
Please refer to the full description for more information —> Farm Internship
If interested, please fill out our application form and e-mail to [email protected]