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  • Description


    Stay at our horticulture & conservation charity close to some of the best tourist sites in England. Hosting students from over 15 countries since 2017, it's a friendly, mellow, rural atmosphere: to explore England, learn skills and enrich your outlook.

    Volunteer activities include: horticulture, d.i.y., wildlife, landscaping, conservation, fish pond & wetland, herbs/vegetable/fruit areas. No previous experience required. Stay from as little as 10days. You do not need a visa (4b below)

    1. Male students age 18-28 only.
    (2. Female accommodation depends on local host families).
    3. Flexible schedule enables 4-day weekends off for excursions.
    4. Charities are exempt from restrictions for visitors volunteering up to 30 days. (See: Gov.UK website Standard Visitor Entry).

    ●Maintain a charity conservation garden. ●Make videos. ●Publish books. ●Conservation remote projects 7 UK universities. ●E.U. placements. ●Library: (conservation, art, history, horticulture, heritage)

    SPORTS: On-site Gymnasium (twin weight stack/fixed weight/3 seating position system + free weights). Good countryside for jogging. Use of a bicycle.
    Links with local sports clubs: football/volleyball/basketball.
    Bowood golf resort is a short walk away.

    General store, post-office, village hall, 2 pubs, church, golf resort, woodcarving club, football club, river, Bowood House & Gardens.

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

    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= 11 minutes by train, Bristol= 23mns. Nearest airport : Bristol.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Bricolage et construction
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    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.

    Opportunity to interact with the local community and events, incl the church, sports clubs, and wood carving club.

    Join training sessions with local football, volleyball, basketball clubs.

    Is a gardener/designer/ conservationist who created a registered charity. He has made an unusual garden from a field.

    He has written many hundreds of articles on: history, heritage, design, gardening, conservation, wildlife, climate change, and education. He is now writing a series books on horticulture, conservation, and well-being.

  • UK chairty

    Registered charity

    This host is a registered charity in the UK and is looking for help with their charity project. Guidance on charity worker sponsorship by a UK registered charity, can be found here.

  • Aide


    1. Gardening- all types.
    2. Wildlife & conservation.
    3. Decorating/DIY
    4. Repairs/outbuilding maintenance
    5. Landscaping
    6. Helping out generally
    Also if interested help with
    7. Digital platforms/social media
    8. Video making & photography.

    We seek to enhance individual life skills & experience and improve international friendship.

    1. No visa required from the E.U. etc if volunteering with us for up to 30 days (as this is a registered charity)

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


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

    Simple vegetarian meals 3 times a day (but milk,cheese,eggs are used) Tea/coffee breaks during the day.

    BEDROOM: Small single/private. Wifi. Small table. Big window.

    OTHER: 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, films, books, Satellite tv. Unlimited wifi/internet.

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

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Bus from Chippenham/Calne/Swindon 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.

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

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

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

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

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

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Timetable is flexible. Allow yourself 4 hours Mondays to Friday.

N° de référence hôte : 393882544539

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