World Hunger Relief, Inc. has trained hundreds of people who are serving all over the world. We have three main programs that are designed to equip people to live out and discern their calling. If you are called to improve 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 Livestock and Produce Internships are 13 month, full-time programs 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/School Gardening). They do this while also participating in morning 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 plus room and board (staple foods: veggies, milk, eggs); they are required to carry health insurance.
Our Food Systems Internship (in partnership with AmeriCorps and Communities in Schools–Heart of Texas) also lasts 13 months. The positions will start in June and end in June of the following year. Food Systems Interns are our after-school garden club instructors. They also lead field trips, service learning trips, and coordinate volunteers. FSIs 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. FSIs receive $500 per month through AmeriCorps plus 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.
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 program 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 and 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.