ORGANIC AFRICAN FARM

    Have you got Green fingers and want to help in the community ?
    Organic African Farm takes organic farming to the next level. Volunteers will be taught how to do basic organic farming and have the opportunity to apply those skills in the surrounding community, as well as teach other skills they might have to the community members.
    from ZAR 14547 EUR 1175.99 USD 1054.89 GBP 928.93
    Duration: Mins 2 weeks
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    Organic African Farm is based on a small holding an hour away from the city of Cape Town. Not only has it got it’s own organic farming program, but it has also shaped itself as a base camp for community development in many of the township areas, the closest township being Masiphumelele. Organic African Farm offers a space where volunteers learn the principles of organic farming in South Africa, whilst at the same time getting to know the people that work on the farm. They also have the opportunity to use their strengths and apply their skills within the community – where help is needed.

    It offers them insight into the local cultures, happenings and an understanding of the African way. Organic African Farm has hosted many youth workshops, NGO`s, volunteers, visitors and individuals, all of whom go away with a wholesome experience. Many have put into practice what they have been been taught, in their homes & communities, and have been inspired to do good work out there. We offer a real experience, working at ground level with people who need help and to be educated about becoming self-sustainable.
    Your role:
    Ubuntu comes from an advanced consciousness / society. Africa has this gift to offer you. It is important to be honoring and respectful of every culture, then the best comes back to you. Each volunteer brings their own uniqueness, so sharing oneself and the skills that you bring are the best that one can offer. This is the best and most sustainable way to make a meaningful difference in people`s lives. We believe in a hand up, rather than a hand out approach, so volunteers are encouraged to transfer their skills and aid local arts, and crafts, and industry, as a way of stimulating local economy and providing sustainable income for people.

    - Learning about organic farming
    - Implementing what is taught
    - Assisting the project managers with organic gardens on different sites
    - Helping educate the community and youth about organic farming
    - Assisting the youth and community members with setting up organic farming projects
    Is the work dangerous?
    No
    Is there a potential risk?
    Any of the people at the project might be HIV+ but there is a non disclosure policy in line with Government regulations and laws, so Volunteers need to exercise caution.
    Dates:
    Arrival Every Thursday for FREE 3 day Orientation.
    Project starts every Monday.
    You2Africa Cape Town Projects closed 12 December 2015 - 6th of January 2016
    Duration:
    Mins 2 weeks
    Additional per week:
    7956 ZAR
    Highlights:
    - Organic African Farm has a multi-cultural team from SA, Zimbabwe & Malawi, with over 10 years experience in organic farming & community
    development. A base camp for development projects which presents its own model and is Safe, natural and beautiful.
    - An opportunity to learn about organic farming from planting to market, as well as to eat fresh veg !
    - An opportunity to experience exciting development projects through the Works of Wonder Program, which includes working with youth, NGO`s, church
    groups and prisons to name a few.
    - An opportunity to link into current Cape Town culture, whilst staying at the farm, you will have opportunities to attend local events eg. Speak the Mind –
    Poetry Festival in September, Art Exhibitions, Multi Cultural Music Events, Organic Markets, Interfaith Events, Heritage Day Events
    - An opportunity to develop yourself through the Art of Living Program or Responsibility Coaching ( in additional / optional add ons ) Daily yoga sessions,
    fresh air and good wholesome food to make sure you are fit for the wonderful work of volunteering
    - Helping to educate people in the community and the youth about becoming self-sustainable
    Minimum age:
    18
    Police clearance:
    No
    Special skills required:
    None. Except, an interest in Organic Farming and community work
    Language requirement:
    IItermediate English required
    What's included:
    - Airport Transfers
    - CAPE TOWN ORIENTATION: 3 nights accommodation, orientation that covers everything the volunteers need to know about staying in South Africa (from
    social skills to transport and safety), two meals per day, bus trip into town, lunch (on the Friday), walking tour of the city, a train ride back to there
    accommodation and day trip (on the Saturday).
    - Transfer to project
    - All paperwork, placement and liaising with Volunteer Project
    - Appointed Supervisor for duration of program
    - Accommodation
    - 3 meals a day included
    - Donation per month to the Volunteer Project, to assist in their funding.
    - A South African sim card that works on a pay-as-you-go top up system
    - Monthly socials for volunteers to get together and meet other volunteers (cost depends on social)
    - Certificate & Report on Volunteer`s Program should this be required for studies or other purposes
    - FREE 2 Hour Surf Lesson
    What's excluded:
    - Self development programs: 6 day stress release program – R 650.00 per person (optional)
    - The cost of a visa in the case of your volunteer stay being longer than 90 days
    - Medical Insurance which must include work, emergency evacuation. Please make sure you understand how your medical insurance works in South
    Africa as we will be unable to pay for any doctors accounts or the like in lieu of being refunded by the medical scheme
    - Weekend excursions
    - Local Transport for social activities
    - Use of Phone: Landline or Mobile costs
    - Towels and Toiletries
    - Accommodation if you arrive before start date or after project end
    - Transport to accommodation if you arrive before start date or leave after project end
    Closest town:
    Cape Town Noordhoek
    Surrounding area:
    Transport:
    - All transport included.
    - A substantial amount of time will be spent on the farm itself however, daily departures will be between 08h00 – 09h00, returning early afternoon.
    Living Art Studio Volunteer House Kommetjie (Dormitory style 3-4 per room) OR Eco Wave Lodge Backpackers (Dormitory style) OR South African Host Family
    Meals:
    Breakfast is self-service and provided by the volunteer house host/host family
    Lunch is to volunteers own account
    Supper is a cooked meal provided by the volunteer house/backpackers or host/host family
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