POSITIONS WITH CO PROJECT 

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We are currently looking for live-in program support and a local full-time farm manager. 

If you are interested in receiving the position descriptions for these please reach out via the contact form below. 

Volunteer postitions are listed below.

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Volunteering

The CO Project Farm is an emerging creative and cultural space for educative and personal project development experiences. Set in the countryside and focusing on the best sustainable design and permaculture/organic farming techniques, we are building a unique new Brain Spa concept. The project is run by the UnSchool Association, A not-for-profit set up to advanced leadership in sustainability and the circular economy.

We have many people wanting to volunteer which is fantastic, but does require quite a bit of logistical organisation so we have this opportunity to register your interest and explain what type of support you would like to offer and then we can reach out with opportunities to come and help out with working bee weekends and also during our programs.

 

Types of on-farm volunteering

Single day farm work volunteering on the weekend

  • Weeding and new planting in the organic vegetable garden

  • Animal care and cleaning the animal houses

  • Moving wood

  • Caring for trees such as pruning, mulching and watering

  • Building garden trellises and supports

  • Moving soil and other organic matter

Stay over program support

(usually for between 3 - 7 days, with optional extension)

  • Food preparation for program meals

  • Helping set up the workroom and prepare the spaces for people

  • Support in cleaning and tying up before and after meals

  • Running errands during programs

  • Supporting the farm manager with on-farm tasks during the program

Basic Skills Required

  • Organised and motivated

  • Prepared to do physical work

  • cooking/cleaning/organising skills

  • Organic and permaculture farm knowledge an added advantage!

  • Ability to get yourself to the farm

Desired Specific Skills

  • Permaculture design

  • Building and making things from recycled and found materials

  • Vegetarian cooking

  • Gardening and plant management

  • Botany and plant identification knowledge


What We Offer

We appreciate your time and work to offer things in exchange for your time contribution to the farm.

When you come to support a program, we will offer you the opportunity to stay for a day or two afterwards to relax and enjoy the space in exchange for your support during the program. If you are here for 7 + days we offer one free online course from the Unschool of Disruptive Design. 

When you come to do a working bee day we will provide you with a healthy farm lunch.

 

Volunteers for Specific and Unique Projects

We are building and developing the CO Project and have many specific research and experimental projects that specific support would be most helpful.

  1. Plant/botany identification and development of plant pressed manual so we can have a reference library of all the native and naturally growing plants for foraging and use

  2. Setting up the creative research and maker lab with appropriate materials and processes for research and development

  3. Product development of on-farm value-added products such as infused olive oils and DIY body care products

  4. Development of a food forest

 

Application Process

Prior to applying, please consider whether this position is right for you and have your available dates already confirmed. Please contact us responding directly to the above criteria, what date/s you are available and what you can bring to the project. We will respond within 1 week, if you are successful and accept our offer you will be required to immediately commit to the dates discussed.