Work-Trade at Hana Farms
Aloha, and thanks for your interest in applying for our work-trade program. Many of our volunteers find us through the fantastic WWOOF Hawaii (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) program, a directory of organic farms seeking volunteers. Please visit wwoofhawaii.org for great information about becoming a wwoofer on Hawaii, and search for our listing under 'Hana Farms'. We are heavily focused on product making for our roadside stand here at Hana Farms and would love to work with people interested in the food industry.
A typical term is 3-6 months with the possibility of extension. Many positions on the farm are work trade only with no stipend, but out here in the jungle you do not need much money and residents on the farm eat very well. Also, since we do prefer long-term stays and many of our wwoofers turn into long-term residents, we often only have a 1-3 openings every season. We will sometimes make exceptions for people who's particular skills match what the farm needs during a specific season.
We accept applications for work trade year-round, but we are often full on the farm months in advance so it's best to check back for current openings and apply at that time. Our farm residents will look through the applications collectively make the decision as to who will be joining our farm. We keep all applications on file for consideration when we do have openings. Please be patient if you don't hear back from us right away.
Please check out our blog that we have set up for our WWOOFers hanafarms.blogspot.com and our Facebook/hanafarms pages, they give a better glimpse into life here at Hana Farms.
1. Your contact information including name, age, and phone number.
2. When you'd like to come, how long you'd like to stay, how flexible you are with these dates.
3. Tell us about you, what you're passionate about, and what you bring to the table.
4. Tell us about any real world experiance you have in these fields.
5. Talk about your experiences living in community and/or why you'd like to.
6. Include a picture, it helps us put a face to a name.
**We get a lot of requests, and its easiest for us to keep track of things if we communicate via email. My sincere apologies if you don't hear back from us right away. We are usually most active in reviewing applications when we have any opening available.