Help at our nature Conservation farm in South Devon, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We are an organic care farm on the beautiful Sharpham estate in South devon.
    We manage the land for conservation, wildlife and have just taken on some more land to run a rewilding project.During the week adults with learning disabilities come to the farm for training and day care(although not during covid).
    We host international trainees learning about conservation who stay in our accommodation barn.
    We are very close to the diverse and lovely town of Totnes and are close to the moors and Coast.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    It is a vibrant place, with lots of people to talk to. Learning English. Spending time on a farm that is organic, managed for conservation. Charitable objectives and spending time with different groups of people. Beautiful area, close to sea and moors. Totnes is an alternative town with lots going on.

  • Help


    We have a rare opportunity to come and stay at the farm in our accommodation barn. These are slightly different times at the moment and we have an increase in workload at the farm as the adults with learning difficulties are not accessing the farm due to the restrictions. We also have our children (two boys 4&6) at home and are home educating. So therefore our routine is changing. So we would really like someone to help spread the load, types of activities will be helping with home schooling, gardening, animal care, supporting the running of the traineeship and accommodation barn. There is also the opportunity to get involved in some of the training activities- wildlife surveying, practical work, botany and birds etc.
    We would love you to have experience of helping with children and a Steiner/craft/alternative educate interest would be great.
    We have run our traineeship as normal under the Coronavirus lockdown and successfully self isolated people on arrival and then run a self isolating unit thereafter. Please get in touch to discuss options as obviously it will depend on government guidelines and travel restrictions.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A single room in the bunkhouse. Shared communal area and kitchen in the bunkhouse. We ask that you get involved in the shared cooking, communal evening meals and rotas to ensure smooth running and culture sharing/community.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close to the moors and sea. Totnes a great diverse town.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day/5 days a week

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Host ref number: 445654258354