Come help at our conservation charity garden in Wiltshire, UK

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    INTRODUCTION:
    In our friendly mellow rural atmosphere is the opportunity to explore England, learn skills and enrich your outlook at our Garden Trust (registered charity to advance education in horticulture & conservation). We have hosted over 23 volunteers from 8 countries.

    It is a spartan, dynamic, ecological and cultured situation. Study activities include gardening, painting, building, landscaping, crafts, conservation, sport, design, wildlife care. Residential placements for male students age 18-26 (female accommodation dependent on local host families).

    WHAT WE DO:
    The unusual landscaped garden receives visiting groups; teaches horticulture & conservation; runs community projects, offers skill training for the unemployed, and is a resource for young adults with learning difficulties.

    Also linked to 6 British universities for student conservation manager projects.

    TUITION: No previous experience or skills required. But you need a reasonable standard of English.

    Large LIBRARY: on wildlife, conservation, art, history, horticulture, heritage, mythology, landscape design, etc.

    SPORTS: Gymnasium (twin weight stack/fixed weight/3 seating position system + free weights). Small Pool. Good countryside for jogging. Use of a bicycle.

    SOCIALISING/LOCAL FACILITIES:
    In the village there is:
    general store, post-office, village hall, 2 pubs, church, golf resort, sports field, woodcarving club, football club.

    Chippenham (8minutes by bus) has:
    2 night clubs; lots of pubs; good range of shops and sports facilities.
    Calne (2 minutes by bus) has: skateboard/bmx park; good restaurants; motor museum.

    PLACES TO VISIT NEARBY: Major attractions include: Stonehenge; Roman Bath; Bristol; Malmesbury; Longleat House; Lacock Abbey; Salisbury Cathedral; Avebury Stone Circles; Bowood House & Gardens; Cotswold Water Park; Somerset coast; South Wales castles & mountains.

    Railway station (direct from London) is Chippenham. Bath is only 11 minutes by train. Nearest airport is Bristol.

    VIRTUAL PLACEMENTS: We have added remote study/volunteering. Various subjects- e.g. research/writing on conservation; wildlife, rewilding etc.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Compañía para ancianos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • 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

    Gaining a wide range of skills & insights in horticulture, landscaping, garden crafts, art & design.

    Improving self reliance, initiative, confidence.

    Developing an understanding of English heritage, traditions, history, society.

    Explore this part of England and its wide range of historical and cultural attractions.

    Possibly meet students from the universities of: Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Bath Spa, West of England who study/research on our conservation programmes.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    As a charity we do not employ workers. Our Workawayers are student house guests.
    Some of the opportunities include:
    1. Horticulture- all types.
    2. Wildlife/conservation/ecology.
    3. Landscape design, crafts & decorating.
    4. English culture, history & customs.
    5. Digital platforms/social media
    6. Video making & photography.
    7. Research/newsletters/marketing
    8. Heritage excursions.
    9. Sports opportunities.

    ALL our work is charitable & educational and not-for profit. We seek to enhance individual life skills & experience and improve international friendship. The specific skills/subjects you learn will be listed on your Testimonial on leaving.

    The application process includes your receiving our range of student documents (e.g. on welfare, health & safety, risk assessment, etc). You can also chat on Whatsapp or Zoom to get to know more before you make a decision.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Accommodation is in a traditional English semi-detached rural house (built 1885).

    Simple vegetarian meals 3 times a day, but cheese/milk/eggs are used. (You can eat pre-cooked meat in the house house if you buy it yourself). Tea/coffee breaks during the day. We make our own wine & beer

    BEDROOM: Small room. Wifi.

    OTHER: There is a cat. Large fish pond in garden + aquarium in house.
    No smoking household. Low energy usage & ecological living. Organic gardening.

    You can also use the acoustic guitar, and bicycle. Very good collection of contemporary and classical music, blu-ray films, books, Satellite tv + Netflix. Unlimited wifi/internet.

    Nice big fully equipped summer/study house & additional library at bottom of garden. Vegetable & salad & fruit gardens.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Bus from Chippenham & Calne stops outside the house every 20 minutes. At Chippenham you can get a bus to many other places; or use the main-line railway direct to: London, Bristol, Oxford, Wales and all over England.

    Many interesting walks and lovely English countryside with views of the Avon Vales and the Wessex Downs, & River Marden Valley on the doorstep.

    The famous Bowood House & Gardens (and its acclaimed Golf Resort) is a 12mns walk away.

    Locally there is also:
    Fishing. Cycling. Jogging. Basketball. Tennis. Museums. Golf. Bmx bike & skatboarding park. Cycle Track Chippenham to Calne. Several Football pitches. Football clubs. Swimming. Friendly church. Walking groups. Pub quiz nights. Wood-carving club in the village.

    If you have any particular hobbies/interests we will try to find connections/outlets for you.

  • 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

    There is a garden room/office for the student to use for online studies in complete privacy. It has a desk and chair, table lamp, wifi access, day bed etc.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Uno

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4 hours studies a day, 5 days a week, mornings Monday to Friday.














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