The volunteers will work on the farm and in the natural reserve areas around the farm. They will carry out farm tasks, such as working the land, preparing a piece of land for a new purpose, cutting trees and plants, taking part in harvest activities, repairing fences and guarding cattle. In farming, weather conditions determine to some extent what is urgent. What will be done during the project period will therefore depend on what the farm management considers necessary at the time.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The volunteers will have a common room, where they can relax, prepare food and eat. The participants can choose whether they will sleep in the common room or in a tent in a field near the common room. The extra fee takes into account costs for additional trained workcamp staff and proper transport to and from the camp. In line with Dutch laws, use of alcohol is prohibited for youngsters below 18 years.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Together with the camp leaders the volunteers will discuss the recreational program. The camp leaders will have some ideas, but of course it is possible for the volunteers to put forward their own ideas for this program! Leisure time will also be spent on the general theme Connecting with the Sustainable Development Goals. The farm management is available to explain the philosophy behind the Zonnehoeve operation. Zonnehoeve is located in the vicinity of some beautiful natural reserves. The forest rangers will be able to organise excursions into these areas. Also, the relatively new city of Almere, and of course, the city of Amsterdam offer interesting options for excursions during the weekends.
Parental consent and a motivation letter are required for this project.