Looking for volunteers to help with planting and animals in Wales, UK

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We run an estate providing facilities, accommodation and hospitality to focus groups, community organisations and creative courses.

    We maintain animals on a smallholding level and sustain a large garden, orchard and hoop greenhouse for producing our own fruit and vegetable crops.

    Situated on a gorge at the foot of the Black Mountain South West Wales, our estate is in total 220 acres with fields and woodlands. We host many volunteers each year.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers benefit from engaging with people from all walks of life, particularly in creative fields, our rural area is a perfect snapshot of country Wales. We have other volunteers who work solely in the garden so there is always company with people who have diverse interests and are from other parts of the world. There are quiet times of course and we feel that our rural location and many acres provide the perfect periods of reflection and meditation.

    We have been hosting Wwoof and now Workaway volunteers for a total of seven years. And if you are interested in honing your English, we are quite happy to help.

    There are many castles to see, market towns to explore and the Beacons National Park. Much hiking, riding, and the opportunity to travel to the bigger cities.

  • Help

    Help

    We are now accepting volunteers for the end of summer and for autumn.

    We are looking for people who can work with minimal supervision although there is always someone around and our volunteers mostly have the company of other volunteers, we are not always able to allocate our time to working with them. Bring audiobooks, hard copy books, a diary, a sketchpad, whatever you like to occupy your time and don't be afraid to get out and adventure, there are lots of things to see around here.

  • Languages spoken

    Welsh: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our volunteer accommodation has changed, we now house our volunteers in our home. We can accept two volunteers at a time. Volunteers should be happy to share a room with another (same gender). We can happily host couples but only one couple at any given period. Meals will be eaten with us as a family (unless otherwise arranged) except on days off when food will be provided but we eat separately. Our house has a bathroom and wi-fi for volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many castles to see, market towns to explore and the Beacons National Park of which the Black Mountain where we are situated is the beginning. Much hiking, riding, and the opportunity to travel to the bigger cities. We encourage any volunteer to get out there and explore Wales whilst here, even on your own, the Welsh are incredibly friendly and will talk to anybody (for maybe longer than you would like!).

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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