Come and help us at our Animal and Farm Sanctuary and permaculture Project in Picton, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Kia Ora and Welcome!

    The volunteers will only be helping us with all non-profit activities like: caring about the animals of the sanctuary, helping in the gardens and maintaining the grounds.

    We are an Animal Sanctuary & Permaculture Project, established in 2016 as an intentional small community with residents, living-in volunteers and external helpers.

    We are currently home to: 4 Alpacas, 2 Donkeys, 2 Minihorses, 4 sheep, 2 pigs, 2 cows and several retired ex-racing Greyhounds which we foster to re-home.
    The property has been established under permaculture principles with solar shower, compost toilet, food forest and organic veggie garden by experienced specialists with permaculture education. We compost pretty much everything and are using it as fertile organic soil for our organic veggie and fruit gardens - we are also aiming towards being zero waste.

    We are compassionate about all beings and therefore suitable for vegans, vegetarians and animal lovers.

    The whole foods kitchen provides yummy healthy meals for the volunteers with our own produce from the gardens freshly prepared 3 times a day. We don’t have any meat or animal food products on the property and there is also no smoking, drugs or alcohol allowed.

    With this intention in mind and set within the breathtaking landscape and wildlife of the Para Wetlands, you'll find it's most likely the tranquillest and peacefullest place on Earth:)

    Our goal is to be an Animal Sanctuary set within permaculture gardens and grounds to care for and re-home animals in need and produce organic food for our own consumption under permaculture principles.

    Who is involved?

    Maia, founder and director, was born in Germany and immigrated in 2011 to NZ. She works on the greyhound re-homing program and focusses on other projects which include essential oil healing, family constellation, yoga classes and workshops on plant-based nutritions.

    Alex, certified in animal care, welfare and health, born and raised locally, lives with her pet cows Theodore and Matao since 2019 and has recently taking over the day-to-day management of the property. She's working alongside the volunteers in the gardens, grounds and paddocks and shares the lunch meals in the Kitchen.

    Please apply by sending us an email with the following information:

    * Date and time of arrival

    * Duration of intended stay

    * Contact details (email address and cellphone)

    * Information about yourself, what your focus is and why you would like to volunteer here

    We're looking forward to having you at our Animal Sanctuary & Permaculture Project!

    Maia

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We love to share our knowledge about animal care, permaculture principles and organic gardening, plant-based nutritions and how to prepare delicious whole-food meals and to receive the awesome gifts our volunteers are bringing to the project.

  • Help

    Help

    Animal care and welfare, looking after foster Greyhounds, helping in organic garden, grounds maintenance, cooking plant-based meals, planting, harvesting and preserving produce and much more:)

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The short term volunteers (2 weeks to 4 weeks) have a sleep-out facing sunny North with 2 bunk beds. A long-term volunteer has a separate single bedroom close by. You'll have shared use of the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, lounge with fireplace and deck. Please note that we use compost toilets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated in a beautiful area with easy access to the Marlborough Sounds for outdoor activities, and 10 mins away from the ferry that crosses from Picton to Wellington.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have unlimited fast internet suitable for working online.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Parking space for a small camper van is available.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets are negotiable.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    max 5hours for 5 days per week. Long term volunteers have extended periods of free time.

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