Interested in hosting a COMMUNITY Fellow?

AMI expands its impact through partnerships with area non-profits. AMI provides partner organizations with passionate, trained individuals for one year and contributes approximately $29,000 for the Community Fellow's salary, mentoring, continuing education, professional development, and related costs. Non-profit organizations that support AMI's mission and are located within Highland and Augusta Counties are encouraged to apply to host a Phase II Fellow. AMI expects all partner organizations to make a financial contribution to support the Fellow. 

Please direct any questions to

Learn more and apply to host a Fellow in 2021 here. Applications are due June 5. 


AMI partners with organizations that are able and willing to meet the following criteria:


  • Be a non-profit working in the AMI impact region of Augusta and Highland Counties, VA, and have a mission that supports food-based community development, local agriculture, health, and/or environmental sustainability.

  • Incorporate at least 8 hours per week of garden or farm work time to reinforce gardening skills (can be met through a split position with work on an AMI Farm site). Please note that AMI Community Fellows also participate in up to 3 days of continuing education per month.

  • Commit to using sustainable, regenerative, and/or organic farm practices and prohibit the use of toxic substances and/or hazardous materials that may drift to the worksite.

  • Provide an accessible, supportive on-site supervisor that will supervise the Community Fellow’s daily work responsibilities, including review of timesheets, monthly reporting documents, and 90-day and end of year evaluations.

  • Provide a $10,000 contribution to AMI. Organizations that are unable to make the full contribution will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Acknowledge AMI as a supporting organization in marketing materials and communications channels, including on its website, social media, and in public relations and publicity.

Allegheny Mountain Institute

PO Box 542

Staunton, VA 24402 


AMI at Augusta Health


Fishersville, VA

Allegheny Farm Campus 


Hightown, VA