Seasonal Market Assistant, Orange & Athol 

GOALFM, a volunteer collaborative formed to support local food marketing in Athol and Orange, seeks an energetic person to assist with promotion and planning for farmers markets in the two towns.
The market assistant will recruit and communicate with community groups who will provide a Kids Corner at one or both markets; periodically monitor signs across both towns; take photos to be used in press and social media; gather attendance and other data, and other duties as assigned. $12/hour for 4-6 hours per week for the 20-week market season (late May through mid-October), including at least an hour each at the Thursday afternoon Orange Farmers Market and the Saturday morning Athol Farmers Market plus one GOALFM meeting per month. 
The successful applicant must have access to a vehicle and be proficient in digital communications and able to work independently; familiarity with the Athol/Orange area a plus. Send a cover letter and resumé to cathy@cathystanton.net.
More information here: https://quabbinfoodalliance.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/job-opportunity-seasonal-market-assistant/


Seeking Reporters/Contributors: 

Pays absolutely nothing but if you can send along information about your club, school, up-coming event, we'll put the information into our News and Notes pages. Free. Get in touch. Kill no trees, send it e-mail only please.


VNA Seeking Hospice Volunteers

VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit home health and hospice organization, needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite for family members in eastern and central Massachusetts. Training, supervision, and support are provided. Call 781-569-2811 for more information about becoming a hospice volunteer or visit www.vnacarenetwork.org.

Immediate Openings: Family Services of Central Massachusetts, a Worcester-based non-profit social service agency, is seeking individuals certified or experienced as Personal Care Homemakers, Home Health Aides and/or Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).

Qualified candidates must enjoy working with the elderly and people living with disabilities; be friendly, courteous, and professional;  have strong communication skills, a sense of humor and a positive outlook. Duties can vary according to client needs and may include: light homemaking, personal care, laundry, meal prep, grocery shopping and med pickup.

Candidates must be able to multitask as needed; travel from one client’s home to another is required. FSCM offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

We have immediate openings in the Worcester area and surrounding towns and in Hardwick, Barre, Spencer, Charlton, Oxford, Southbridge, Webster and the Brookfields.

Visit our website to learn more about Family Services: www.fscm.org

Please respond to: Jim Regan at jregan@fscm.org


Earthlands Retreat Center, Petersham, MA is seeking an individual or committed couple to serve as caretakers of the historic and beautiful land and facilities.  The position is for passionate and skilled permaculture and sustainable "green living" practitioners.  The position  includes caretaking program facilities, overseeing program center guests, grounds and facilities maintenance, and care of modest organic, permaculture gardens. Benefits include a private off-grid cabin and stipend commensurate with experience and training. For information on Earthlands visit: www.earthlands.org  
     Please send introduction letter and resume to <earthlandsretreat@gmail.com>


Help wanted for farm + Plus work at Stone Harvest Farm, animal care, carpentry, site cleaning, fencing, cut/split wood. Wage per hour depending on experience, flexible PT hours.
Call Jana or Maryanne at 978-724-0024

Individual(s) to sell advertising space on Petersham Common. This is how we pay for our home on the Internet. Compensation is based on 25-percent commission. Call Roy Nilson for details
(978-724-6662) or send e-mail to: info@petershamcommon.com

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RECEIVERS: If you need help with gardening and yard work, or light carpentry, house cleaning or babysitting or anything else send a note here. We will post the info on this page for others who might be able to help.

If you provide licensed professional services, that OK too. Just let us know. It's free of charge.

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