This is a family ecovillage with a single mother of 6 children; my son and daughter living at home with my four grandchildren and the other children live outside and visit often.
Brufut is a town near the city of Serrekunda, in the Gambia, . A wide, palm-dotted beach stretches along its Atlantic coastline. The Brufut Woods Community Project is a nature preserve home to birds like owls and cuckoos. Southwest of town, the Tanji Bird Reserve occupies the Tanji River estuary and its islands. The reserve shelters raptors and migratory birds, as well as rare monk seals and nesting sea turtles.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
There are lots of different reasons for volunteering with us:
gaining work experience and gaining and improving employability skills, contributing to the local community while keeping busy, meeting new people in a great work environment, improving mental health and feeling valued,
or simply for the rewarding feeling of helping the community.
So, what should you expect from us?
We will look at the skills we, as an organisation, currently require, and match these up with your skills set. During your induction meeting, we shall agree a list of things you will be responsible for, so you always know what you are meant to be doing. You’ll also be assigned a supervisor to guide you and provide ongoing training.
Charity work, teachnig projects for the local children, shopping, preparing/cooking and sharing food and recipes, ecovillage activities, planting tress following permaculture principles, making manure, caring for local elders, babies and children, etc.
English, Mandinka, Wollof, Italian,Turkish and German
Local hut houses, shared bedroom. Kitchen and toilet outside the house. We can provide hosting for 8 people who will be sharing a bedroom in 4 different houses (2 people in every bedroom).
Food is available three times daily, shared with the family (the Gambian way of eating, sharing with the locals).
Yuna Village is the town near Brufut, The Gambia. It is a town located in the Western Division of the Gambia. The town of Brufut is situated a couple of kilometres inland from the coastal road, but the name Brufut is applied to an area extending from around the town, out to the coast. It has a main street with a market, and some government offices, it is reached via a 'red' sandy unmade road from the coastal road, from Brusabi on one side to Ghana Town on the other side. The area is a fast developing location because of its highly developed infra structure. It is easy to reach from the capital, Banjul, the economic centre, Serrekunda, and the tourist area of the Sennegambia Strip by the AU Coastal Highway from the turntable in Brusabi going towards Tanjii and situated on a slight hill giving direct views to the unspoiled sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean.
To get here by public transport take a Tanji-bound bush taxi or gelli-gelli from Bakoteh Junction in Serekunda. Note that several hotels in the area are not convenient to public transport (being well off the main road), including Hibiscus House and Leo's.
We can also pick up travelers from the airport (Banjul international airport) by car or public transport.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week