Daily work in the Zsámbok organic garden will consist of harvesting, weeding, planting, watering and minor infrastructure repair etc. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about organic gardening and traditional tools and methods. They will also carry out small tasks to support the local community such as the revitalization of community spaces and infrastructure, litter collection, planting fruit trees in the city park. They will also assist with the organization of a one-day traditional Hungarian Lecsó festival, where they can try their skills of cooking traditional local food on open fire.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
During the first 3 days volunteers will stay in tents on the property of the organic garden, and afterwards they will be accommodated in the local school’s gymnastic room on mattresses, with two shared bathrooms. Food will be provided for the volunteers with ingredients mainly from the organic garden. Volunteers will cook by themselves together.
Meals: Vegetarian food will be available.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Zsámbok is a village with a rich agricultural heritage, has a cultural house, a school, a small shop, a bakery, sport facilities and a small museum. The village is 50 km from the capital, Budapest. Gödöllő is also a historical town about 25 km away from Zsámbok, famous for its castle and the University of Agriculture. The hills nearby Gödöllő are part of a protected area with a special vegetation, and are ideal for small excursions.
Applicants should send a motivation letter answering the followings (not requirements only interest)
- Why are you interested in working in the setting of an organic vegetable garden? Do you have any relevant gardening experience or have you spent time on farms before?
-Do you have experience in organizing or participating in community environmental education and/or sustainable living events?
-Are willing to participate in common living arrangements (community cooking, shared sleeping/living area, planning of group activities) with other volunteers?
-Are you happy to take part in physical work every day during the hot summer months?
Please note that this camp is an ESC project (European Solidarity Corps) we can accept volunteers only from eligible countries, volunteers have to complete the whole duration of the camp. The age limit is 18-30 years.