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Work Study Program

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Applications for 2023 sessions will open on Monday, August 1, 2022. They will be due on September 18, 2022. For questions about the program, please reach out to workexchange@folkschool.org.

The Work Study program offers a unique opportunity for adults to learn, volunteer, and live at the Folk School. For example, Work Study students will participate in sessions lasting either 6 or 8 weeks long. During these sessions, half of the weeks are spent volunteering and half are spent taking weeklong classes.

Tuition is covered for classes taken as a part of the program. Students may request any class that occurs during their session after the first week of orientation.

Registration is based on class capacity and some classes fill months in advance. Materials fees are specific to each class and are the responsibility of the student.

Work Study students are provided housing and meals during their stay. A modest stipend is provided for weekends when the dining hall is closed.

Work Study students live in shared housing and may have a roommate. Local students may opt to stay at home and commute and receive the same meal and class benefits 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. Occasionally we offer the opportunity for applicants to apply to work on special projects unrelated from Garden and Grounds. Check this page for updates about opportunities in other departments.

Applications for 2023 sessions will open on Monday, August 1, 2022. They will be due on September 18, 2022. For the latest information about session dates or how 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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Brasstown, NC 28902

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