Help us out in our community-run school and farm in the countryside of Latvia.

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  • Última atividade: 14 jun. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas



  • Descrição


    We are an intentional community-run christian school situated in rural Latvia (We welcome people of all faiths, but take this fact into account). Our school has 20 pupils ages 7-16 which allows us to maintain a close-knit family atmosphere. Most children stay in our school dormitory during the week. Next to the school is an apple orchard and almost a thousand bushes of currants.
    At a distance of 30 km from school (6 km from local municipality Madona), we have a small organic farm where we grow food for our own consumption. Children are also involved in community life and farming activities, learning how to grow plants and take care of the animals. We cook our meals using mostly our own home-grown fruit and veg. Everybody's favorite is the home-made ice cream made from our milk and school garden grown berries.
    The buzz and activity in the school and the peace and serenity of the farm provide a nice contrast. In the farm, we have cows, chicken, and a dog named Rāma. We have a dog and some goats next to the school.
    Besides farming, children are involved in other activities like music (brass instruments, piano, guitar etc.), arts and crafts, sports (cross country skiing in the fields next to the school and ice skating on the local pond).
    So whatever your passion and preference (Be it teaching, arts and crafts, music, construction, gardening, sports, animal care etc.) we will find ways for you to contribute and express yourself, and in the process enrich the lives of everyone here in the school.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Workawayers would be able to learn various gardening, farming, construction, food preparation and conservation, and child care skills and make their valuable contribution to a community and school that has been running for more than 30 years (We are the first private school since Latvia's independence from the USSR!). We have many friends from Norway, Germany, Russia, Finland, the US and other countries so you'll be able to meet them.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    We have 4 main work segments. School, Farm, Construction work, and Maintenance. Workawayers can work with children in school and plan after-school activities and teach;
    Work on the farm, take care of the animals and tend the garden;
    Do construction work helping us to improve our living conditions and build our new community center;
    Perform various maintenance tasks such as cleaning, or chopping wood for heating. All four segments are somewhat intertwined.
    Our teachers also work in the kitchen and do farm work. You'll be doing mostly one thing, but you'll be asked to help out with other things too, like in any household. We also have a garage and woodworking equipment. So if you're technically inclined that can be done too.
    You will have a seat at the school table eating 4 meals a day.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluente
    Russo: Fluente
    Alemão: Intermediário
    Holandês: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Este anfitrião indicou que tem interesse em compartilhar seu idioma ou em aprender um novo.
    Entre em contato com ele para obter mais informações.

  • Acomodação


    We have multiple guest rooms in a 2 storey building near the school. There are two bathrooms and showers, one on each floor. You might be asked to help heat it in the winter. We have another room for 1 person or a couple near the farm.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    School holidays are quite long in Latvia. If you want to work with kids make sure you're with us from September until mid-June. In the summer we mostly do construction and farmwork. We do organise multiple camps in the summer though so you could contribute to some of them.

    Getting here: Volunteers can buy a bus ticket from Rīga to Barkava. Bus fare at the time of writing (11.2018) is 7.90 €. Buses on this route depart from Rīga bus station twice a day at 15:25 and 17:40. Someone from the school will pick workawayers up with a car. The school is about 6 km from Stalidzāni bus stop where you should step out.

    Another option is to go to
    the closest town to school - Madona approximately 2.5 h (3h by coach) from the capital Riga.
    This is public transport schedule for weekdays
    Holidays and weekends have different schedules you can find on the same website.
    Every day there's also a train to Madona from Riga at 7:01 PM.
    Again someone from school can pick you guys up in Madona. So if you fear you might miss a small bus stop such as Stalidzāni, just go to Madona. All Intercity coaches in Latvia have onboard WiFi.

    Cross-country skiing, biathlon, and orientation are popular activities in our region.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Este anfitrião indicou que adora hospedar nômades digitais.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Este anfitrião está aberto a aceitar viajantes com animais de estimação.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

  • ...

    Horas previstas

    Minimum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 634496832175

Comentário (23)


Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)

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