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Only EU residents: EVS at biodynamic farm

Vorden, Netherlands

Project 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 5 minutes walking distance from the farm. It is in the middle of the nature, surrounded by forest. 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. But please take into account that cyclying to the nearby city Zutphen takes about 45 minutes. The farm is located in a rural area.

Training during the project

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.

Volunteer 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.

Placement dates

A total of 35 week(s) during the period 29/02/2020 to 31/10/2020

Placement location


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta

Placement topics

Health and wellbeing

Placement deadline

Application deadline: 30/07/2019