About the local hosting organizationSince 2009, Meishan Christian Church has taken care of kids from underprivileged families free of charge. Now there are 30 kids in total from elementary school to high school. In 2016, HYDROVEGE, a new social enterprise, with an economic point of view, got involved. With new farming ideas and techniques, HYDROVEGE was established a social purposes towards a financially sustainable way. In each project, there will be some high school students take the leadership for helping and leading the group. The profits from the project will be used part as their part-time allowances and support their families. Part of the profits will be used for supporting Meishan Christian Church organizing the after school project for local kids. Join us and take a look at how we share these values to our kids and see how these values influence their future.
About the volunteer work1. Traditional agriculture work such as planting, weeding, harvesting, watering and etc. 2. Hydroponic agriculture area maintenance such as planting and harvesting and etc. 3. Carpentry Workshop, DIY Key chain for yourself. 4. Constructing new devices in farm. 5. Eco enzyme composting 6. After school, cultural and educational activity for children (Remind: Every team will have different types of voluntary works based on local/season status.)
Local accommodation1.At HYDROVEGE center.( a small farm in Houli, Taichung City where located in the middle of Taiwan. Google Map: https://goo.gl/ZI5Els )Sleep in shared room with wooden bed and mattress, no need to bring your own blanket and pillow, unless you have personal needs. Showers and toilets are available. 2.Paid Telephone for international call is available in 7-11 where is just nearby the accommodation in 5 minutes by walk. 3.First Aid: Local Hospital is nearby accommodation in 10 minutes by walk. 4.Accommodation is about 10 minutes drive distance from Houli Train Station. 5. Emergency local call for 24 hours: Manwife, +886-975-668365 or Klaus Ding, +886-935-461760.
About the project locationGoogle Map: https://goo.gl/ZI5Els Leisure Activities: 1. Excursion, culture exchange events with local people, etc. 2. Volunteers should cover all the expenses by themselves of their free time/free day.
Extra info about the project1. Strong motivation for learning and respects to local culture. 2. HYDROVEGE keeps the right to refuse late application. 3. Number of Volunteer: 10 foreign volunteers with and 10-14 local participants. 4. Things to Bring: towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, tissue, slippers, clothes, working clothes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, umbrella, pens or notebook and etc.