Help at our foundation the Lodge Horse Inspired Learning Centre in Helensville, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    22/03/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Kia ora

    My name is Rosemary and I live on a 37 acres farm with my 94-year-old mother Betty. Our registered charity, The Foundation, provides equine assisted learning programmes to a wide range of people in need and those at risk. We are looking for volunteers to help with the general running of the charity. I recently injured my back and what would have my life be more wonderful is assistance with the farm chores, caring for mum and feeding and looking after the herd of 19 horses, two dogs, and four cats.

    We live a holistic, vegan lifestyle and are passionate about health and wellness. We're looking for skilled/semi-skilled people preferably long term. We offer accommodation, homecooked fare, yoga and natural horse friendship.

    Our horses are part of the family and are an integral part of the programmes we offer - they help to heal people with trauma-based issues. We hold space for people and horses to come together and let the horses create their magic.

    We have lively and interesting groups of people coming through from filmmakers to educational and non-profit groups and organisations, kids camps, as well as individuals who wish to explore our unique learning through Equine Assisted Learning and Natural Horse Friendship.

    The farm is situated on ancient sandhills adjacent to Woodhill Forest, close to Lake Kereta and within hearing and walking distance to Muriwai Beach, and the Tasman Sea. We are less than an hour from downtown Auckland and the iconic village of Helensville and the famous thermal hot springs at Parakai is only 20 minutes away.

    We have excellent facilities for everyone – HORSES & HUMANS!!

    Contact us if you are interested in helping - we'd love your energy and input.

    Warm regards
    Rosemary

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will benefit from the connection and affinity with animals particularly our herd of 19 horses. You will learn about holistic horse care and natural horse friendship. ​Our Festival in March has many national and international presenters on equine inspired learning and holistic horse care will host workshops, discussion panels, seminars, and breakout sessions assisted by the herd. The festival offers ​Arts, Entertainment, Yoga, Music, Meditation, and Home-cooked Vegetarian/Vegan Fare. Combine all that with horses and a spectacular setting for an enriching and spiritual experience.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for skilled people preferably longer term to assist with getting ready for our Horse Festival in February. We are looking for helpers who have an affinity with animals. Help required with the chores, preferably experienced with general maintenance, light farm tasks, specifically with feeding out horses. Fencing and chainsaw skills would be useful. Own transport preferred but not essential.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Facilities include a yoga barn, with 2 bunkrooms, kitchen, shower and toilet block, sand arena and 2 round pens. Set in a secluded, tranquil 37 acres with direct access to Lake Kereta, Woodhill Forest & close to Muriwai Beach.

    Homecooked vegan, gluten-free meals are provided

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walk around the lake (swimming available) through the forest and to Muriwai Beach (stunning sunsets). Buses available in Parakai and Helensville, which hosts the hot pools, an art centre, a museum and shops. Close by is South Head Golf course and another part of Woodhill Forest has a quad bike park and a tall tree adventure.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 315922151273