INTERNSHIPS AND 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 small scale permaculture/organic farming techniques, we are building a unique new Brain Spa concept. The project is connected to 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, and we are always trying to find ways to welcome people to the farm in different capacities. Please register your interest for a summer internship or volunteer position and explain what type of support you feel you can offer.
We have longer term internships usually 3-6 months and shorter term volunteering for between 2-4 weeks. All programs offer all on-farm expenses covered in exchange for farm work and contributions to the project.
We are currently seeking summer volunteers and Autumn/winter interns.
on-farm volunteering ACTIVITIES
You must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 weeks on the farm
Weeding and new planting in the organic vegetable garden and food forest
Animal care and cleaning the animal houses
Caring for trees such as pruning, mulching and watering
Building garden beds, trellises and supports
Moving soil and other organic matter through compost
Helping set up and run logistics during programs
Supporting the farm manager with on-farm tasks during the program
Working with the animals
Transforming food products intro preserves and fermentation
Building, making, arranging around the farm
Light cleaning and facility care duties
Organised and motivated
Shows strong initiative and can do attitude
Good team player
Prepared to do physical work
Organic and permaculture farm knowledge an added advantage!
Ability to get yourself to the farm and to manage your time well
LONGER TERM INTERNSHIPS
This is a longer term role to allow for immersion and deeper personal skill development. In exchange for your time we offer all room ad board and a host of other value exchange offerings.
Caretaking for the animals on a daily basis, i.e. feeding/watering, cleaning of animal houses, etc. This requires a scheduled daily commitment, in the morning and in the evening of each day.
Oversee and perform facilities’ daily maintenance, making sure all common and private spaces are clean and ready to be used.
Working with cleaners to ensure the property is ready for guests and visitors.
Hosting site visits, farm experiences and community programs.
Supporting on-farm programs and activities.
Contributing to gardening, weeding, planting and plant care under the supervision of the Agricultural Manager.
Transformation of farm produce into fermented, preserved and long shelf-life products. We have a fermentation lab!
Supporting the capture and sharing of social media material for CO Project promotion.
COMMITMENT & VALUE EXCHANGE
For our longer term internships we offer access to online learning programs from the UnSchool, participation in on-farm programs, practice is facilitating and further professional and personal development opportunities.
We are currently only accepting applications for short term (2-4 weeks) volunteers from October onwards as we are booked up for the summer.
LIVE IN CARE TAKER FARM SABBATICAL/INTERNSHIP
Have you ever dreamed of living on a farm, learning the rhythm of a natural system and supporting the growth of a natural system? We have a longer term internship for a live in farm care taker as a mutual exchange internship. Based on the seasons, we have a 3-6 month opportunity for someone to come and be a central part of the daily animal and farm routine. Supporting the farm and the small local team, learn hands-on sustainability and community engagement with this role. Applications for late October/November start due August 31st. Find out about it here.