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Work Study Program

The Work Study program offers a unique opportunity for adults to live, learn, and volunteer at the Folk School.

During the 2022 Work Study program, students will participate in sessions for 6-8 weeks while residing in shared housing at the Folk School. During eight-week sessions, students spend four of their weeks volunteering in exchange for four week-long classes. During six week-sessions, students spend three weeks volunteering and take three weeklong classes.

Tuition is covered for classes taken during the program session. Students may request any class listed in the catalog, and registration will be based on class capacity. Materials fees are specific to each class and are the responsibility of the student.

Work Study students receive housing and meals during their stay. Local Work Study students within a short commute may choose to stay off-campus and receive the same meals as on-campus participants.

Work Study students primarily volunteer in the garden and grounds with additional support in the dining hall. Garden and grounds duties can be physically strenuous and are performed in a variety of weather conditions. Schedules are variable week-to-week and could include an array of other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

We are accepting applications for the following 2022 sessions:
January 16 - March 12, 2022
March 13 - May 7, 2022
May 8 - July 2, 2022
July 3 - August 13, 2022
August 14 - October 8, 2022
October 9 - November 19, 2022.

Please apply if you are a curious learner who is passionate about craft traditions and excited about volunteering in and fostering a nurturing community with others. While all applications are reviewed and considered, there is no guarantee that an applicant will be accepted into the program. Applicants are responsible for following up with contacts to be sure they have submitted a reference.

Click here for the online Work Study Application. The deadline to apply for all sessions is October 1, 2021.

There is a $25 application fee. For the latest information about session dates or to apply, check this website, sign up for our eNewsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Folk School is an equal opportunity organization and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, nationality, or ethnic origin. All students must be at least 18 years of age.

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Student Host Program

Student Hosts hold a unique and important role at the Folk School and are involved in the overall life of the school for several months. They develop relationships with students, staff, instructors, and community members and become a vital communication link among them.

Serving as ambassadors, Hosts help students and instructors have a rewarding, creative, and comfortable experience. This includes guiding students as they adjust to the living, dining, and studio experience unique to the Folk School.

The Host is responsible for: welcoming groups, communicating announcements, helping in the dining hall, leading nature walks, setting up studio and event spaces, and serving as after-hours contact for students and instructors.

Hosts receive housing and meals during their stay and can take classes every week with tuition covered. Materials fees are specific to each class and are the responsibility of the student. Some choose to explore a wide variety of media, while others focus on honing a particular skill.

We are accepting applications for the following 2022 sessions:
January 2 - March 12, 2022
January 2 - April 30, 2022
March 13 - May 21, 2022
May 1 - August 27, 2022
May 22 - July 30, 2022
July 31 - October 8, 2022
August 28 - December 24, 2022
October 9 - December 24, 2022.

Please apply if you are adaptable, attentive, friendly, and a strong communicator. This opportunity is a great fit for someone passionate about learning craft traditions while making a significant impact on community life.

Click here for the online Student Host Application. The deadline to apply for all sessions is October 1, 2021.

There is a $25 application fee. For the latest information, check this website, sign up for our eNewsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

The Folk School is an equal opportunity organization and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, nationality, or ethnic origin. All students must be at least 18 years of age.
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