Winter Farm Volunteering and Butcher Apprenticeships

Spannocchia will be accepting a total of twelve volunteers for the 2017-2018 winter season (4 farm volunteers and 8 butcher apprentices). These positions differ markedly from our internships in that winter is a quieter time of year at Spannocchia with work focusing on animal care and salumi production.

Four farm volunteers will work concurrently for a period of 88 days. We will also accept eight butchering apprentices for sessions staggered from late August though late May. All volunteers will also be responsible for rotating chores to help maintain the Tenuta. Volunteers can expect to work between 30 and 40 hours per week (butchering apprentices sometimes more hours) and will have free time to explore other areas of personal interest as well as the Tuscan countryside. Please click on the links below for further details and applications.

Winter Farm Volunteer Application

Butcher Apprentice  Application

Winter Farm Volunteer & Butcher Apprentice Information

Winter Farm Volunteer & Butcher Apprentice Reference Form


2017/2018 Winter Farm Volunteer & Butcher Apprenticeship Dates

Farm Volunteers (four, concurrent), 88 days

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Monday. February 26, 2017

Application deadline: Monday, September 4, 2017

Notification: Friday, September 15, 2017


Butchering Apprentices (eight total)

Butcher apprenticeship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You may apply for multiple sessions with the same application as long as your application is received before the deadline for those groups, and you will be notified of the status of your application according to the group deadlines. Please rank your session preferences in your application (or place an X if you do not want to be considered for a particular session). While we do our best to accommodate session preferences, please note that we must fill all positions, and so scheduling flexibility among applicants is appreciated. 

Group A

Session 1: Monday, August 28, 2017 – Monday, November 20, 2017 (85 days)

Session 2: Friday, September 15, 2017 – Thursday, December 7, 2017 (84 days)

Application deadline: Monday, May 29, 2017

Notification date: Monday, June 12, 2017


Group B

Session 3: Friday, October 20, 2017 – Friday, January 12, 2018 (85 days)

Session 4: Monday, November 27 2017 – Monday, February 19, 2018 (85 days)

Application deadline: Friday, July 28, 2017

Notification date: Friday, August 11, 2017


Group C

Session 5: Monday, December 11, 2017 – Monday, March 5, 2018 (85 days)

Session 6: Monday, January 15, 2018 – Monday, April 9, 2018 (85 days)

Application deadline: Monday, September 4, 2017

Notification date: Friday, September 15, 2017


Group D

Session 7: Monday, February 12, 2018 – Monday, May 7, 2018 (85 days)

Session 8: Monday, March 5, 2018 – Monday, May 28, 2018 (85 days)

Application deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017

Notification date: Monday, December 4, 2017