What is the GROW fellowship?

It's a farm operations program at Panorama Farm that offers a unique opportunity for individuals passionate about sustainable agriculture and social impact.

This fellowship immerses participants in the day-to-day operations of the farm, providing hands-on experience in various aspects of farming, such as crop cultivation, soil management, and farm maintenance.

In addition to learning practical skills, fellows also engage in activities focused on social impact, such as community outreach, educational programs, and supporting local food initiatives.

Through this program, participants not only gain valuable knowledge in farm operations but also contribute to building a more sustainable and resilient community.

Compensation and perks

Friends of Puerto Rico will provide:

  • Fellows will be paid $10.50 an hour
  • Shared housing on our coffee farm
  • Assistance with booking flights from the continental USA
  • Access to our delicious Arabica coffee, Ama Love
  • External cultural immersion experiences
  • On-the-job training

The Fellow will support the projects at Panorama Farm that include meaningful lodging and service, coordination with the volunteers and the educational program and its initiative of youth entrepreneurship program: SEEDS. This includes training and empowering beginning entrepreneurs to initiate their own enterprises in an effort to address the urgent need to create new jobs and increase economic development in the region. They will also serve as instructors and staff with the development of our educational programs.

Job Purpose

  • A Fellow with Friends of Puerto will champion innovative ideas that transform society’s systems, provide benefits for everyone, and improve lives through our programs: Seeds and Panorama Farm
  • Our fellowship is an excellent opportunity to grow and impact communities in a specified term
  • You will be an integral part in this endeavor and work closely with our President, Angelique Sina, to focus on sustainability and self-sufficiency for Puerto Rico
  • This role will require for you to live in Las Marias or in the northwest of Puerto Rico

About You

  • You will pave new road maps, charter projects and lead initiatives, while providing solutions and demonstrating grit to ‘Make Things Happen’.
  • You are a life-long learner, ambitious with a go-getter personality, and a passion to make a difference
  • You have interest or experience in non-profit organizations, philanthropy, and the social impact sector
  • You are hands-on and believe in doing things that are out of the ordinary. If yes, then this place is for you.
  • You are creative, attentive to detail, and and enjoy working within a small, dynamic entrepreneurial environment