Glenmary's long-term volunteers act as a catalyst to volunteer groups and to the Lewis County community. They not only help serve the needs of the poor of the county, but also the needs of the volunteers who come from a multitude of places in the United States to serve at the Glenmary Farm.
The long-term volunteers are AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps is a U.S. government program that offers adults the opportunity to engage in intensive community service work with the goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community." Members commit to full- or part-time positions offered by a network of public agencies and nonprofit organizations, like Glenmary.
The time volunteers spent at the Glenmary Farm is a unique experience, one that allows the volunteer to see the growth of individual volunteers and be a part of the life of Lewis County. Those who work at the Farm try to illuminate problems in the areas of social justice to live simply in community. Glenmary provides long-term volunteers with an opportunity to live these simple values away from the hectic pace of society.
The Glenmary Farm provides room, board, a stipend, and health insurance to long-term volunteers.