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Volunteers are needed for this month and enquiries are very welcome for the whole year.
Part availabilty for volunteers this month and enquiries are welcome for other months of the year.
No volunteer availabilty for this month but please feel free to email about volunteering during other months that are marked in green or yellow.
Area: MissouriOur Farm is a 20 acre organic farm 4 miles north of Springfield, in southwest Missouri. We have a diverse operation, including pigs, chickens, turkeys, a 6,000 s.f. greenhouse, 5,000 s.f. of solar heated hoop houses, 5 acres of vegetables, a beginning orchard, forest, ponds, etc. on our 20 acres, plus 10 acres of leased land. The farm is managed organically, meaning we focus on soil health, using compost, cover crops, and manure as our primary fertility sources, and avoid the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Our farm is located close enough to a metropolitan area that we get to host many tours a year, from beginning farmers to preschools, and education is a big part of the reason we do what we do. We believe that its important for eaters to re-connect with the source of their food, and thats what were here for. We sell our produce through our 75 member Community Supported Agriculture program, three grocery stores (Mama Jeans and Homegrown Food), an on-farm market, and the Greater Springfield farmers market. We have a large family with 8 kids, 4 of them biological and 4 of them adopted through foster care. Community is also a big part of what we do here on the farm; at any given time we have at least 3 families living on the farm,and we hope in the long term to have at least 4 families in full-time residency. In addition to these permenant residents, we host a number of guest workers and volunteers through the season, including volunteersers from all over the world, interns and apprentices, and daily volunteers from the Springfield metro area. We are currently working on many projects involving working along side us in the field to harvest vegetables for a 75 member CSA and several farmers markets, along with seeding, transplanting, weeding and pest control. Animal care including feeding, watering, fencing, butchering (poultry) and record keeping. Construction and tractor work to include construction of a hoop house, field renovation, cutting firewood, clearing trees, and animal housing. Marketing including our CSA (community supported agriculture) program, our on-farm produce stand and bedding plants, and several farmers markets a week. A Tiny House is currently under construction including "green" building techniques. And are always working on high tunnels, low tunnels or green houses. Couples and families are welcome, depending on housing availability. We take volunteers year round, and love having you stay, learn and work. We have learned so much from our volunteers, it is a delight to think back at all the wonderful people we have gotten to know through this. We can pick you up, locally at the greyhound, or we have had a few hitch hikers which we have picked up where ever they had gotten dropped off. Our longest volunteer was with us for about 5 months, and the shortest stay has been a few days, we find that 2 weeks, gives you a chance to really understand what we are doing here, but hey we are flexible, and before we farmed, loved to travel, now we love that the world comes to us through our wwoofers! We speak English. There is a cave that give tours within walking distance, a couple of lakes, we have been known to take volunteers with us and you get to experience life in the Ozarks with the Millsap's. We have 8 little girls, that can be quite the experience. We have a bike available if you want to ride around. If you need a special diet, please let us know before you come and we will try and accommodate. The # of wwoofers at a time depends of housing, but we love hosting you, and love what you bring to our family and community. Apprenticeships or internships are also a possibility
Area: Ramat Negev, IsraelWe are a couple establishing a vineyard in the desert. We also grow herbs for essential oil production as well as gooseberries - the new 'super-food'. We are Hebrew / English speakers a little older in years (50+) but young at heart and still capable of a full days work. We take volunteers for a minimum of one week and typically up to a month. There are other workaway hosts in our area. The volunteers get together often just to hang out and share experiences. Be'er Sheva, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are in bus range from us. Many volunteers have also visited Mitzpe Ramon crater during their time off. Hope to hear from you soon!
Area: MunsterHi. My name is Niall. I am a dairy farmer who needs a helping hand on my farm. The farm work is varied. No two days are ever the same. A lot of the work is seasonal. For example some of the jobs in Spring are cows calving, milking, feeding calves, selling calves at the mart, cleaning out calving pens and calf pens. I live in a very scenic and popular holiday destination. There is breathtaking views of the mountains and countryside. The farm is only 10 minutes drive from Killarney Town and Killarney National Park. There is no shortage of things to do in Killarney - walking, mountain climbing, cycling, watersports, shopping... I have a lot of plans to improve the farm and make it more efficient. If you have building skills like carpentry, plumbing, welding, painting etc. then i would be delighted to have you stay on the farm. I will ensure that anybody who stays on the farm will be well looked after by my family and myself.
Area: Puglia RegionI'm a 44 years old man who live partially in Vancouver, Canada, with my wife Jennifer and our son August, and partially in Altamura, Puglia region, southern Italy where I was born and raised. Here, since four generations, my family runs a farm with olive groves, vineyards, and cultivating durum wheat. I always have been involved in the farming with my brothers and my parents focusing on organic agriculture. Our family farms has 700 olive trees and during the harvest season we need help, but at the same time we like to share and to spread the culture of organic food and sustainable approach to agriculture. However my principal profession is art- architectural-archaeological restorer and during the summer I teach students from all over the world who come to participate in the field programs, in Altamura, to learn about restoration and conservation.
Area: UmbriaA warm welcome from Adje to all those people who want to share with me my new life in a more sustainable economy.Three years ago I decided to quit my business in Holland, I had a B&B with an art gallery and a sculture garden, and bought a house in Umbria the green hart of Italy? So I welcome all those who enjoy working indoors and outdoors, in and with nature with a joyfull passion, I love to cook mediteranian and asian kitchen, so if you love food and cooking aswell your just in the right place. At this moment I'am looking for persons who are real good handy man persons who are good in building, painting, carpentry, electricity gardning. And for March 2014 I'am looking for a professional olivetree pruner. I will be starting a self-catering holiday business and I need people to help me prepare the property, building-bricklaying, painting, carpentry work, electricity, general DIY around the house, gardening and ground clearing. I am woman of 62 and live in an apartment upstairs with two further apartments for holiday let planned for downstairs. I have quite a reasonable size garden and a big olive grove of 160 trees (grown organically). My home is situated near the village of Montegiove, Umbria, in a beautiful location. It is located down a short white road off a provincial road where there is a bus service of sorts to the village( 1 klm distance). Helpers will have the use of one of my ground floor apartments (which will need to be cleaned on leaving!)and can live self catering or eat with me whichever you prefer. I like cooking and can cope with vegetarian preferences but more specialised food regimes will need to cater for themselves There is internet access, TV/video and a DVD available for helpers use. Any potential helpers must be animal lovers because I have two little friendly dogs (dachshunds) and a cat.