If you’re interested in living and working at St. Francis Farm Community long-term, please take time to answer the following questions as well as letting us know what questions you have. Copy and paste the questions below into a word processing file and type in your answers, or pick up the RTF file here and type in your answers; then email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. If neither of these processes works for you, email me and I’ll send you the questions in the body of an email, or give me a call and I’ll mail you a paper copy.
Date of Birth:
When would you be able to start living and working with us?
When would you like to set up an initial visit, and how will you be traveling?
Person to contact in case of emergency:
What motivates you to live and work in community?
Why did you choose St. Francis Farm as a place to explore living and working in community?
Have you read all the way through our Volunteers page and our New Community Members page? Do you have any questions/concerns about what you read there?
What are the beliefs/convictions/principles on which you base your life? Which of those would you expect fellow community members to share?
Have you ever lived in community before? If so, how was that experience?
What needs to be present in your living and community environment for you to function well and to be at peace?
What are your thoughts about living in community? Speak specifically to how you expect to be held accountable, how you expect to hold others accountable, and how you engage with conflict.
Please explain what you have been doing for the past 3-4 years. Please include dates, locations, etc.
What is your work history (jobs and/or volunteer work and/or work at home)? Do you have any experience of manual labor? Any experience of outreach work/social work?
Describe ways you are physically active—work, sports, hiking, biking, etc.
Do you have any special skills? (carpentry, chain saw and/or tractor operation, repair work, plumbing/wiring, gardening, animal husbandry, cooking, counseling, community organizing, etc)
Are there any skills you’re particularly interested in learning? (Some of the skills we can teach are listed in our Expectations Statement)
Please describe an encounter that took you outside your comfort zone, how you reacted at the time, and how you think you would react now.
What do you see as your strengths, and how do you feel they can contribute to the community?
What do you see as your weaknesses or struggles, and how do you feel they might affect your life in community?
Do you have any allergies or any special dietary restrictions, or are you on any medication?
Do you have any physical health issues that affect your ability to do strenuous work?
Do you have any mental health issues that affect your ability to communicate and work with others?
Do you have any questions or additional needs that you would like to have answered or addressed during the application process?