Help in small organic farm and animal shelter on Chios Island in Greece

  • Grecia
  • 1090 “me gusta”
  • Última actividad: 16 abr 2023



 Estancia mínima:  1 mes o más



  • Descripción


    A small organic farm (4.000 sq. meters) situated in the northwest of the island of Chios, 1 hour from the main city, where a great variety of vegetables is grown. There are also trees (Olive trees, orange, lemon, Chios tangerine, apricot, plum, loquat, pear, apple, fig, pomegranate, walnut, etc).

    The farm has recently turned into a small animal shelter. One needs to be a devoted animal lover to come here and have some knowledge of how to handle them. All dogs are well behaved and easy to handle. A number of cats finds refuge here too.

    I have a small flower garden and multiply and grow flowers which need to be watered and taken care of.

    The Volissos area is great for nature walks and the sea offers great swimming during summer. A botanist’s paradise during early spring. We are about 1 km away from the village of Volissos, in a very little inhabited area, 800 m away from Managros beach and 40 km away from the main town of the island, Chios. Winters are mild, summers are hot to very hot.

    The production of the vegetable garden is for our own needs.

    There is WI-FI internet access at the house.

    MINIMUM stay: 3 months

    Profile of volunteer: over 21, does not mind getting their hands dirty, with common sense.

    Accommodation type: Two room apartment with kitchen and bathroom on 1st floor of the cottage, with separate entrance and a private veranda shared with cats.

    A weekly allowance is provided to buy whatever food you like. Organic yummy vegetables are grown here during summer and the trees provide all kinds of fruit. Volunteers will be expected to take care and nurture them so they can reap their delicious sun kissed fruit and vegetables.

    Specific helping and/or living rules.
    I am looking for volunteers who after a period of 2 weeks of learning the basics and routine of the farm, can take care of it (animals and plants), while I go away for 3 months to work elsewhere.

    Committed and responsible people and mature volunteers are welcome. Driver's licence necessary. Pets are welcome provided they behave and do not do damage to the house.

    This is a drug and excessive alcohol-free farm. A minimum stay of 3 months is required.

    Months Needed: Please check calendar.

    Further information:
    Pros: You will be a farmer for a while, master of the farm, working on your own timetable. What is need is that the daily needed work is done.
    Cons: What I teach during this short period as far as organic agriculture is concerned is limited and there is more to learn during spring than autumn for instance.

    For 2023 I need help during the month of October for olive collection

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Cuidado de animales
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    A first hand experience on how to grow vegetables organically
    Close contact with animals, their needs, health problems and behaviour

  • Ayuda


    During summer: Weeding, Watering of plants and trees with mainly automatic drip system, and all other necessary farm tasks
    Feeding, watering, cleaning dogs, cats and chickens.
    During winter: Taking care of the animals.
    Olive harvest, (End October)
    General farm jobs (pruning, spraying, wood cutting, grass cutting, woodchip making, seaweed collection, weeding, planting, maintaining winter and summer vegetables, collection of produce etc)
    All tasks needed to keep the farm running well.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Greek: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Accommodation is at the apartment above my cottage which has 2 rooms, bathroom, kitchen, veranda and private entrance and can accommodate up to 2 volunteers.

    Max number of volunteers at all times: 2

    Min stay: 3 months

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Chios is a beautiful island with lots of history and fortlike villages. It is the only place in the world where the gum mastic is produced. There are lots of nature walks around the area, lots of wild flowers for the flora enthusiasts mainly during winter and early spring.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Yes, if they take good care of animals and farm along with their work duties.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    I accept pets provided they behave and the volunteers are responsible for any damage they do in the apartment and make sure it is restored to its original state.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 153955147755

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