About the local hosting organization
Kalø Økologisk Landbrugsskole is the only school in Denmark educating young people in the field of organic agriculture. Our approximately 100 students and future farmers are instructed in domestic animal care, cultivation of plants, technical skills, social studies, economics, production and management.
We imagine that the two EVS volunteers are enrolled in a mixed program along the year according to the season.
About the volunteer work
All year long farming, including livestock (pigs, sheep, hens, cows), plants, field work, managing agricultural machinery, preparing vegetables for the farm shop etc. There is more work in agriculture from March to October but the animal care-taking is all year long.
During the winter, you will also be farming, but you will also probably be involved in other tasks like School administration including IT, marketing of the school in different networks (Instagram, Facebook, blogging etc.) and food manufacturing, tracing the process from soil to plate.
The volunteer will live at the school and get they three meals there.
There are public transport going between Kalø Økologiske Landbrugsskole and Århus.
The recruitment process is open to all, but it would be generally preferred that the volunteer should have a keen interest in learning about agriculture, organic farming and sustainability. We will highly value a volunteer who is not afraid of getting his or her hands dirty from digging up vegetables or helping out taking care of the animals in the stables.
Extra info about the project
The EVS projects are supported by the european commission. Travel, food and accomodation are take in charge.
The volunteer will also receive some pocket money to interact with the locals
For further steps or informations? contact the SVI !