Volunteering at the farm in Netherlands

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: biodynamic farm De Vijfsprong ; Activity location: Vorden Netherlands; Start: 01/03/2021 to 31/12/2021; Duration: 43 weeks; Deadline to apply: 30/09/2020; Activity topics: Health and wellbeing.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Volunteers are active with operational activities related to farm work: growing fruits, herbs and vegetables, making dairy products, work in the garden. This will take place together with other volunteers, clients that face psychological and psychiatric issues and professional staff. Volunteers work from Monday until Thursday and execute operational activities.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

Accommodation: there is a house available where two volunteers have their own bedroom; other facilities are shared. The house is at the grounds of a farm for horses in Zutphen, 30-35 minutes cycling distance from the farm in Vorden. There are two volunteers participating in this project. Food: you will receive food allowance and you can purchase a meal when working, but it is also possible to bring your own food. Transportation: you will receive a bicycle. The farm is located in a beautiful rural area in Vorden.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

Training will be provided by the national agency: an on arrival training (5 days) and a midterm training (2/3 days). While working at the farm, you will learn how to execute the activities.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

We are looking forward to applications of motivated volunteers who are interested in biodynamic farming and working with people who are in need of extra support. Because of the ristrictions of this project, we can only host EU residents. Although we appreciate volunteers who have an educational background in social work, we would like to stress that volunteers only execute operational activities, working together with clients who live at the farm or visit it to work there. It is important that volunteers do not mind to work outside, also when weather circumstances are not ideal.

HOW TO APPLY:

We will study carefully all applications and selected candidates will be invited for a Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the upcoming weeks.

For the selection of the volunteers we will need:

– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with Skype username included.

– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Enjoy Sicily”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest in the project and the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.

APPLICATION FORM

All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “Volunteering at the farm in Netherlands” to info@enjoysicily.org

 

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