Come and help with our food rescue charity and eco-project in Randburg, South Africa

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  • Última actividad: 21 feb 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    Our suburban property is turning into a productive, sustainable space applying permaculture, organic and recycling principles to show that it can be done in a suburban environment. We try to involve our community and grow food on the sidewalk. We grow a variety of herbs, veggies, fruit etc. and we have some ex-battery hens.

    We've also converted our huge pool into a greenhouse. We need help with day to day garden chores like composting, weeding, planting and maintaining the chickens as well as with structural projects like rain water collection, irrigation etc. and we'd like to experiment with setting up a donated aquaponics setup. There are many ideas we want to implement and we learn as we go! We are members of our local Talent Exchange and run a craft studio, which occasionally means you can join us at craft markets doing tie-dye with kids.

    There's plenty DIY which needs doing, so if you have skills in that field, that would also be useful.

    We run a Food Rescue not-for-profit, so there is often food processing and preparation involved. We are a vegetarian household, most of the food comes from what has been rescued and we supplement meals from the garden where possible. We'd also love you to spread the word about what we do to your own networks on social media, so be prepared to think and write a bit about your experience here!

    We'd like you to work about 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, but tasks change from day to day and hours can be pretty flexibly distributed which leaves plenty of time to explore Johannesburg.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • 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

    You will get intimately acquainted with how broken the global food system is and learn more about food rescue and diverting produce from landfill. Don't underestimate it, it is a shock to the system!
    Johannesburg is a cultural melting pot and will more than likely be nothing like you expected - be prepared to be surprised!

  • Ayuda


    Volunteer work over and above the daily house, greenhouse and garden chores pretty much depends on what projects are on the go at the time, but we also try to plan things according to the skills our volunteers have and what they like doing. There is often a fair amount of food prep needed.

    We are passionate about permaculture and sustainability and are learning as much as we try to teach. Suggestions are always welcome. If you happen to teach a craft, please let us know and we can try to schedule a class in the studio!

  • Idiomas hablados

    Afrikaans: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Holandés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    You sleep a dorm-style room with two single bunk beds and a queen-size sleeper couch. The bathroom is in-suite and shared. There is a separate volunteer kitchen and fridge although most of your cooking etc. will be done in the Nosh kitchen.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are located in the Western suburbs of Johannesburg. Public transport is predominantly by the local minibus taxis, but there are other options such as metro buses, Uber/Bolt and the Gautrain train and Gautrain bus system. Johannesburg has many good art galleries and museums, and is home to the famous (and excellent) Apartheid Museum. There are many other activities a little further afield and even a day or so away, for which we normally recommend renting a car for a day or two. There is an excellent yoga studio in our road which offers amazing monthly specials and there is a rock-climbing centre and sports fields within walking distance.

    It is hard to describe what you would learn when you come here. There are always lots of things going on, our to-do list is a mile long and we are involved in many projects not on the premises, you definitely shouldn't get bored!

  • 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

    We have an uncapped fibre connection wit pretty good connectivity.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    5 x 5 days

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 654333132851

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