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Administrative Assistant –  Part Time / PermANENT position              

Rate of Pay: $16/hr

Hours: 15-20/wk

Location: Hybrid-Remote (within the vicinity of PO Box 24083 Roanoke, VA 24034)

Apple Ridge Farm seeks a detail-oriented professional to provide general administrative and marketing support 15-20 hours per week to assist with our 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization’s day-to-day operation! This is a remote role with the expectation of making bi-weekly post office and bank runs and other rare errands, as needed. The fun exception would be during our 6-week Academic Summer Camp program (June/July), where more hours are required, and the expectation would be to work from our camp office in Copper Hill, VA. Additional opportunities may be available for special events or campaigns. This position reports directly to the Director of Administration & Development. The pay rate is $16 per hour, and payroll occurs Thursdays bi-weekly. 


  • Assists Director of Administration & Development with a wide variety of administrative, financial, and development duties, as assigned
  • Correctly inputs donor accounts and income into the database accurately and timely
  • Serves as the first point of contact for the organization; Manages phone lines and assigned email accounts; Directs leads to appropriate personnel and resolves questions whenever possible in a professional, courteous, and efficient manner
  • Assists with preparing donor communications, including acknowledgment letters; Prepares thorough and accurate documents and spreadsheets based on data obtained from records and other sources
  • Manages our Airbnb listings through the Airbnb app, including all communications with guests, and regularly updates the calendar with rental bookings
  • Ensures each guest has a pleasant stay; Completes host Airbnb reviews
  • Communicates B&B booking information to housekeeping staff in a timely and orderly fashion; Ensure each “same day flip” is highlighted as a turnover
  • Work with Directors to create and manage social media brand presence. Develop the social media strategy to strengthen our brand by creating and scheduling motivational and exciting content, responding to all contacts and inquiries, and engaging the public.
  • Responsible for making bi-weekly bank deposits after journal review
  • Retrieves and distributes mail as directed
  • Maintains Apple Ridge Farm (ARF) electronic files and organizes and archives files, following the ARF retention policy
  • Performs all other related tasks as assigned


  • High school diploma; Minimum of two years of administrative experience; Minimum of two years of non-profit or development administrative experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Google Docs, Adobe Pro, Dropbox, general databases, Canva, and Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Familiarity with accounting and QuickBooks is a plus!
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to be accountable for own work and schedule tasks with minimal supervision
  • Efficiently sets priorities, multi-tasks, and meets deadlines
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot standard office equipment
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass a successful Virginia Background Check to include violent crimes and crimes against minors.
  • Interest in and commitment to Apple Ridge Farm’s mission

Additional Special and Seasonal Assignments:       

  • Summer Camp Season (6 weeks June-July) – up to 40 hours each week at our Copper Hill, VA, location. Transportation can be coordinated. Will provide general camp and clerical assistance. Tasked with verifying and entering registration form information for each camper, capturing all relevant camper data, and compiling it into the database to satisfy grant requirements.
  • Campaign Mailers and Donor Appeals – Coordinates bulk mailings with vendors as requested and generates mailing drop lists from the database as directed. 


Summer Camp Counselor – Part Time / Seasonal (Summer) position  

Rate of Pay: Commensurate with Experience, starting at $20/hr

Location: Copper Hill, VA

Duration: (Estimated dates of: June 10th – July 26th, Monday-Thursday)

Apple Ridge Farm is a 501(c)(3) youth-serving agency committed to transforming the lives of children and their families (especially those in public housing) by exposing them to unparalleled outdoor experiences. Since 1978, our flagship program, Academic Summer Camp, has offered a unique blend of academic enrichment, environmental education, and character-building activities.

Job Description:
The Summer Camp Counselor oversees up to 20 campers in the classroom and outdoors. They must have extensive experience leading at-risk youth in both settings. Counselors ensure children’s safety, manage behavior, and act as role models and mentors, fostering a positive learning environment. They collaborate closely with the camp director and contribute to a friendly, respectful, and honest working environment.

Curriculum Development and Lesson Planning:

Design a curriculum tailored to meet the diverse needs of our campers and craft age-appropriate, engaging lesson plans, with a particular focus on literacy or STEM

Classroom or Child-Centered:

  • Facilitate educational activities and prepare materials.
  • Create a safe and stimulating physical environment.
  • Enforce safety rules and promptly address incidents.


  • Participate in meetings and maintain staff-to-child ratios.
  • Assist with record-keeping and activity reports.


  • Attend pre-camp training, including First Aid and CPR.
  • Ensure effective communication within the camp and with the community.
  • Maintain punctuality and consistent attendance.


  • Extensive experience with at-risk youth in classroom and outdoor settings
  • Bachelor’s degree in education preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to obtain First Aid, CPR, and AED certification prior to camp
  • Commitment to Apple Ridge Farm’s mission and values

Application Instructions:
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest in the Summer Camp Counselor position to India Houston at

Join us at Apple Ridge Farm in making a meaningful impact on the lives of children through our Academic Summer Camp!



Rate of Pay:   $15/hr

Location:       173 Apple Ridge, NE, Copper Hill, VA 24079

Duration:       Approx. 32 hrs/wk. Approximately June 10th – July 26th, Monday-Thursdays &                                                                                 occasional weekend dates rotated on weekends to cover pool rentals

Have you been told that you swim like a fish? Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking for a fun summer job? Apple Ridge Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, youth-serving organization that transforms the lives of underserved children and families through engagement in unparalleled educational, cultural, and outdoor experiences!

We seek a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor for seven weeks for our exciting academic summer camp in Copper Hill, VA. Additionally, our Lifeguards are expected to staff pool rental events on an as-needed basis, as rentals are booked and would require transportation. This position reports directly to the Program Director. The pay rate is $15 per hour, and payroll occurs on Thursdays, bi-weekly.


  • Provide life safety for all campers and swimming pool users.
  • Teach swimming lessons for all sessions. Prepare a summary of activities and camper highlights at the end of camp.
  • Ensure all persons in the pool area are safe and accounted for.
  • Be a role model at all times!
  • General duties include maintaining the pool environment, including chemicals and vacuuming, and the cleanliness of the pool and locker room areas.


  • High School Student (Minimum age of 16)
  • Lifeguard with active certification or ability to become certified (Apple Ridge will sponsor) Must attend and pass lifeguard certification classes before camp.
  • Advanced swimmer – able to perform rescues as needed for both youth and adults
  • Ability to monitor large groups of inner-city children ages 6-14 in a pool setting
  • Ability to work outside all day in a pool environment
  • Must be available to work Summer Camp 2024 dates TBD (Jun-July), M-Th, 32 hours per week.
  • Must additionally work weekend pool rental events as needed throughout the season until pool closure on Labor Day. (Opportunities will be rotated between the lifeguards)


High Ropes/Team Challenge Instructor 

Rate of Pay:   $15/hr

Location:       173 Apple Ridge, NE, Copper Hill, VA 24079

Duration:        32 hrs/wk. Est. June 10th – July 26th, Monday-Thursdays & ability to work additional teambuilding events                                      throughout the year

Are you an adventurous person? Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking for a fun summer job? Apple Ridge Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, youth-serving organization that transforms the lives of underserved children and families through engagement in unparalleled educational, cultural, and outdoor experiences!

We are searching for a High Ropes/Team Challenge Instructor to operate our ropes courses, including a 60 ft. climbing wall and zip line for our fun, 6-week academic summer camp in Copper Hill, VA. Transportation from Roanoke can be coordinated. Training will be provided. Must be available for High Ropes training (to be coordinated) and for camp training and summer camp (2024 dates to be announced). Scheduled 24-40 hours each week. Beyond the summer, our Team Challenge Instructors have the option to continue to work on an occasional, as-needed basis as Team Challenge programs are booked. This position reports directly to the Director of Administration & Development.


  • Perform ropes elements hazard inspections prior to climbs; report any equipment, structure, or surrounding hazard concerns to the Camp Director
  • Ensure all gear and equipment are clean, orderly, and accounted for
  • Practice and prepare for emergency procedures, such as rescues and scripted protocol for emergency response; ensuring the safety of all participants
  • Be a role model at all times! Safely perform all high ropes tasks and guide fellow staff and young participants through elements
  • Conduct group preparation and safety briefings
  • Facilitate team building amongst all group members by communicating and providing parameter and challenging tasks with each element and promote challenge by choice


  • Work in a camp/outdoor setting and be in excellent physical health and able to handle all physical aspects of running the courses and conducting safety rescues
  • Facilitate groups of inner-city children ages 6-14
  • ACCT High Ropes Certification a plus (or willingness to attend Apple Ridge Farm sponsored High Ropes training)
  • First Aid / CPR / AED – Adult and Pediatric – Certification (or willing to participate in the training)
  • Trauma-informed Care Training (or willingness to participate in training)
All Positions

Site-specific training and supplies will be provided. 

Unless specified, all positions are located at 173 Apple Ridge Road, NE, Copper Hill, VA 24079 (camp site).

Payroll occurs bi-weekly on Thursdays.

Successful background checks are required, specifically regarding violent crimes or crimes against minors. 

If the above sounds like a fit for you, we would love to have you join our Team! Any interested, well-qualified applicants should complete an Apple Ridge Farm employment application and unless specified otherwise send to

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