You will be helping with general maintenance and cleaning of farm and accommodation buildings and helping us with projects to improve facilities for volunteers. We also need help in the gardens, mainly helping with watering, weeding, planting, digging, harvesting, making compost, and keeping things clean and in good order. Helping with animal care (we have two dogs and two horses). Please ask for our full volunteer information pack.
25 hours of help per week
Animal Care: Help look after and take care of animals.
Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming: Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
2 days off per week
Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
Due to the fact that some tasks have a learning curve and to help with continuity, we ask that volunteers commit to at least a two-week stay. We also find it takes at least two weeks for volunteers to become fully integrated into our family. We enjoy building up to longer term relationships with our volunteers and have a high rate of volunteers who return to stay with us a second time or more. However, we are usually very open-ended and if your stay is not working out for us both, you are welcome to move on and if you love it and we find you're making a valuable contribution there is the possibility to extend your stay subject to the availability of accommodation. We have volunteers staying for up to three months. We send out a more detailed information pack to volunteers before they commit to their stay so that they can make an informed choice about volunteering with us.
During the summer months, we start tasks at 07.00 and continue until 10.00. Then we have a 30-minute break. Many volunteers don't like eating early so they have their breakfast at this time. We do a 2nd shift from 11.30 until 12.30. After this, your time is your own and you can go to the beach, go sightseeing or just have a lazy afternoon on the farm. Weekends are off.
In winter we usually start at 08.00 and finish at 13.30 but the start time is negotiable depending on who is staying with us at the time.
WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRUGS AND DRUNKENNESS. In the past, we have allowed people to consume alcohol in moderation at the farm but unfortunately, we've had one too many situations where guests have consumed too much alcohol on or off the premises and we've had to deal with everything from aggressive, threatening and argumentative behaviour to dangerous behaviour like setting the place on fire while trying to fry food on the gas while drunk. So we will not allow alcohol on the premises in the future and anyone returning to the farm intoxicated after drinking too much elsewhere will be asked to leave the farm - no second chances.