Come help with our community and enjoy learning new skills in Osceola, USA

Country

United States

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    Host rating

    40
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  • last activity

    Last activity

    22/10/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    Set in the beautiful St Croix River Valley of Wisconsin, we are a non-profit rural community of about 40 people, living and working with people with disabilities. Together, we run; an organic dairy farm, large organic garden and orchard, bakery, wood-shop and craft shops. In teamwork and mutual support, we enjoy life together. A spirit of inclusion and friendship is paramount and international volunteers enrich everyone’s experience of the world. There is plenty of opportunity to cycle, hike and swim in nature here and to be welcomed in our friendly little river town 5 miles away, but we are also only an hour from Minneapolis/St Paul, the capitol of Minnesota with all its city life. With new friends, you can bathe in a waterfall, canoe an unspoiled river while eagles fly overhead, sled behind a snowmobile and still go visit the Mall of America if you like! Volunteers share a family- style house with long term volunteer families and people with disabilities and are welcomed, and looked out for, as a member of the household. Our life is filled with the satisfaction of teamwork, simple fun, care for each other, and a creative, humorous outlook. We are a happy group who like to get things done! Every person really counts and the community is truly changed by every individual that touches it.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    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

    This is an amazing place! It is idealistic, practical, hard-working, and fun. You really can make a difference in the world right here. We offer a beautiful backdrop in the rolling farmland and little waterfall towns of Northwest Wisconsin and a chance to meet a real America of tractor pulls, drive-in burger joints, ice fishing, candlelit skiing, and kayaking. We are happy to teach you a wide range of skills and you enrich us all with your friendship as our lives all broaden with cultural insight

  • Help

    Help

    While here, volunteers are matched with the community’s needs and really become part of the whole place. You can help out with things as diverse as gardening, building, teaching, crafts, or arranging social activities. It is a great place to learn about, and try your hand and practical skills like organic agriculture, baking, processing, arts, and construction. We value experience and accommodate specific skills but also really welcome enthusiastic volunteers with no experience at all. Attitude is everything.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers share one of our family- style houses with long term volunteer families and people with disabilities and are welcomed, and looked out for, as a member of the household. You have your own bedroom. Your house might include children or pets (we consider this in our match with you!) and each has a different style and character. Every house is within walking distance of the farm and is a cozy and welcoming place. All meals are included family-style and are primarily organic and from our own farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As an inclusive community we foster an environment which is respectful, friendly and tolerant. Positivity, even in challenging weather, is a value we treasure! Everyone here is a volunteer and we all try to focus on “we” not “me”, working out our needs and requests on a daily basis. Volunteers are expected to immerse in our lifestyle and give it their all, knowing that there is a whole community looking out for them and helping them have a wonderful and satisfying experience.

  • 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

  • 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: 631673255535