World Hunger Relief, Inc. has trained hundreds of people who are serving all over the world. There are three main programs that are designed to equip people to live out and discern their calling. If you are called to be involved in improving international or domestic agriculture or food systems please check out these opportunities. While WHRI is a Christian organization we welcome people of all faiths.
Our agriculture internship is a 13 month, full-time program designed for those people who have experience in agriculture, cross-cultural living, and feel called to serve through sustainable agriculture. Interns work full-time managing one of our income-generating enterprises (livestock, produce, urban gardening). They do this while also participating in devotions, common meals, 4 hours of class time each week, independent study, and on-farm trials. This makes for a very full but rewarding year. Interns receive $500 per month, and room and board (staple foods, veggies, milk, eggs); they are required to carry health insurance.
Our Live-In Volunteer program is for persons needing a more flexible option or are discerning a call to a life of service through sustainable agriculture. This programs allows people to work for 25 hours per week in exchange for room and board. Live-In Volunteers may stay for as short as 2 weeks and up to about 18 months depending on housing availability. Live-In Volunteers are involved in the daily tasks of keeping the farm running, are invited to be a part of class, do independent study, or conduct on-farm trials. They are an essential part of the WHRI team. Many Live-In Volunteers get part-time jobs in town; our Education Director can give you a list of places former Live-In Volunteers have been employed.
We have an exciting new Food Systems Internship in partnership with AmeriCorps and Communities in Schools -Heart of Texas. These interns serve for 11 months. The positions will start in July and end in June the following year. Food Systems Interns are our after-school garden club instructors, they lead field trips and service learning trips, and coordinate volunteers. They also are involved in the Heart of Texas – Urban Gardening Coalition helping with other community gardening and community food security projects around town. Food Systems interns also participate in, common meals, 4 hours of class time each week, independent study, and on-farm trials. This makes for a very full but rewarding year. Interns receive $500 per month through AmeriCorps and room and board (staple foods, veggies, milk, eggs); they are also required to carry health insurance. AmeriCorps members are not required to participate in any faith based activities of WHRI.