Taking care of Ruud

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The Exchange

Uncle Ruud is the founder of the Catfarm and has alzheimer. He will have a nurse to come and take care of him; furthermore, the French healthcare system is not too good. So we'd love you to come and entertain Ruud and sometimes get him out of bed or help him change his clothing. We are searching for someone that would like to help us out with this urgently, kudos earned if you can make it.


Title

20 hours of help per week

Social Work: Help the local community.


What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Intermediate Dutch

Over 20 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Activities & Shift

At the beginning of the day, you’ll work on the projects we are doing as Catfarm. The second half of the day (usually after lunch), you can do any project you like, as long it benefits the community.
* We work about 25 hours a week. (ex. household tasks)
* Mondays we have a community meeting.
* You pitch your goals for the week and update team members.
* Workdays start at 10 am.
* Hours can vary depending on how much we have to do.
* Everyone pays 5 euro per day. This includes all food.
* We all cook and eat together :)
* We all have to do the cleaning up.
* Basic tasks like picking up waste food, maintaining the farm, receiving guests, etc. are equally
shared between all cats.


Rules


* Be nice and happy and bring a sleeping bag + towel :)
* We are very easy going but it's really important that you have the mentality that you
are coming here to learn something and to contribute to the project.
* We expect that you tell us your goals for the week and what you will be working on.
* Be flexible with the working hours.
* Be assertive and self-organised.
* Come up with your own solutions to keep the community together and make our system work better.
* Be engaged with the idea of sustainability
* Please send us examples of your work and/or involvement in other projects you have done before.

A tent might be necessary, depending on when you would like to arrive.
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