About the local hosting organizationThis organic farm was established in 2013 in Tan Binh District, out-skirt of Ho Chi Minh city. Organic farming is a cultivation system based on the natural biological cycle of the ecosystem, biodiversity that suit climatic conditions and local soil, combined with traditional farming science and technology; without the usage of synthetic chemicals (such as plant protection products, growth regulators, chemical fertilizers …) in order to create products that are suitable to the benefit of people and the environment, protecting the well-being of man, land and ecosystems. In order to bring healthy product to customer, the core members of this project has been working strenuously to reach their dream. After 4 years of effort doing research, investment, and standardizing the process of growing vegetables organically, the current vegetable garden is now nearly 5000 m2, in Tan Binh district, has become reach a stable output of over 10 kinds of leaf vegetables and some kind of fruits.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will be responsible for completing tasks assigned by the manager of the farm. The general tasks would be: - seeding the new vegetable on the farm - spraying the farm with special kind of water - weeding the un-useful weed. - plan the soil to expand the farm, creating new vegetable beds …… Moreover, the volunteers can have the chance to communicate with Vietnamese kids for showing the the works when they come for education about organic farm Volunteers are also encouraged to try and establish new ideas for improving the quality of the product on this farm. The timetable will be given on arrival with volunteers working 5 days per week. Working hours from 8:00am to 11:00am and 1:30pm to 4:00 pm, from Mon to Fri. Volunteers will work around 30 hours per week on the farm
Local accommodationVPV’ Dormitory in Sai Gon. Shared rooms. Sleeping on bunk-bed with mattress. Showers and toilets are available. WIFI free at volunteer house. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by volunteers. Lunch is provided at the project.
About the project locationThe dormitory is located in an urban area of Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnamese day, International day, self-organized city tour or excursions, etc.
RequirementsVolunteers must be 18 years old minimum. Volunteers must show eagerness, the ability to maintain motivation and reliability. Related to this, volunteers need to show assiduous attitude and initiative when working on the farm. Most importantly, volunteers need to be friendly and patient, making the good relationship with the local workers.
Extra info about the projectThe aim of the program is to provide Friendly environment for Volunteer and having the chance for cultural exchange with local people while learning about techniques to operate a professional organic farm.