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country Great Britain: Dulwich Christmas Workcamp, London VAP UK-08
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7/12/2019 - 17/12/2019
Additional host fee GBP 130
8 volunteers
4 Male / 4 female still needed
Environmental
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Volunteers will work on different environmental projects. At the London Wildlife Trust completing practical conservation tasks in the beautiful Sydenham Hill Woods, working alongside local volunteers. Work will be physical and it will be cold and possibly wet so please come prepared with waterproof clothing a good boots. London Wildlife Trust is an urban nature conservation charity working to improve London's green spaces for people and wildlife. Volunteers will also be working in nearby Dulwich Park (a favourite of the late Queen Mary who visited it every year) and Belair Park with the local authority parks department.

Accomodation and food

South London Scout Centre has bunk beds and central heating but it may be cold and wet. Sleeping bags and working clothes and shoes will be needed. The group will cook meals at the centre.

Location and leisure

Visits to local projects of interest will be organised. There will be a free weekend when there will be a chance to visit London.

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A group of 8 volunteers are invited to spend 10 days in south London. But it won’t feel as if you are in a city: volunteers will stay at a Scout Centre in the midst of woodland with no houses in sight! Dulwich is a pleasant, quiet corner of London.

Meeting point

South London Scout Centre on 7 December (see Info Sheet)

Additional comments

HOSTING FEE: It is difficult and expensive to stay in London so we have to charge £130 GBP for the 10 days. This will pay for the accommodation and a basic budget for food. The fee should be paid upon arrival. NB: It is possible that the amount of this fee will be reduced as we are looking for sponsors. We will inform the partners if that is the case.

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HOSTING FEE: It is difficult and expensive to stay in London so we have to charge £130 GBP for the 10 days. This will pay for the accommodation and a basic budget for food. The fee should be paid upon arrival. NB: It is possible that the amount of this fee will be reduced as we are looking for sponsors. We will inform the partners if that is the case.
Organization Volunteer Action for Peace Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal London Languages spoken English
country Great Britain: Volcare - Canterbury- MARCH 2020 CONCUKLTV01A-20
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6/03/2020 - 5/03/2021
Additional host fee GBP 40
1 volunteers
0 Male / 1 female still needed
Elderly
Disabilities
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Volcare offers Carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role by offering them flexible home based respite care. Carers are: friends or relatives who care for someone full-time, e.g. a wife caring for a disabled husband, a daughter caring for an elderly parent, or a parent caring for a disabled child. Carers can find it very difficult to get a break from caring and Volcare offers them the opportunity to take breaks/holidays. This is called respite care. Volunteers get to know Carers and their families by visiting them on a regular basis for a whole day, over a three to four week period (this can vary from family to family), before moving in and taking over the caring role completely. The full time Carer can then have a break. This can be for a whole day or overnight, a weekend, a whole week or occasionally for two weeks (this would be shared by two volunteers). The volunteer can also volunteer alongside the Carer, this is called shared care. Each volunteer may support between 12 and 20 families during their time with Volcare. This could be on a long term or short-term basis. For all breaks longer than one day, the volunteer moves in and lives with the cared for person, staying with the person overnight. Volcare help Carers caring for people with: Parkinsons Disease, Dementia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Head Injury, Learning Disability, Autism, and many more conditions. As a full time volunteer you will be gaining new skills and experience as well as new friendships, lasting memories, a sense of achievement and ideas for your future career.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will either stay in a house where there are 4 volunteers or a flat where there are two volunteers and all facilities are provided. There is a telephone with incoming calls which accepts international cards and internet is also provided. Volcare will provide volunteers with food, pocket money/allowance.

Location and leisure

Canterbury, in the county of Kent, near the South East coast about 60 miles from London. There is a large elderly population as the area is popular with retired people. The volunteers will be living in the Cathedral city of Canterbury which has a large student population. Close to the coast and some very beautiful countryside. Day trips to London and even to France can be easily planned (depending on your visa status)

Project hosted by

Volcare is a small registered charity in South East Kent providing home based respite care to Carers of the elderly and/or disabled dependents with special needs.

Additional comments

VOLUNTEER'S PROFILE: THE PROJECT IS OPEN ONLY TO FEMALE VOLUNTEERS The volunteer should be 20+. Good level of English and excellent communication skills. Friendly and able to initiate a conversation. Mature and confident, reliable and honest. Able to commit to 12 months. Able to volunteer with families who have pets. Interested in care work Independent and self reliant. This will ideally suit someone wanting a career in Social work, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy etc. TRAINING. Volcare provides all of the support and training. TRANSPORT ON PROJECT. This is a great opportunity for the right volunteer. Volunteers need to use public transport on a regular basis to visit families so volunteers will need to be able to use timetables and maps. POCKET MONEY. The volunteer will receive pocket money (£75 per week) and all the day to day transport related to the project in the UK will be reimbursed at the end of each month. Please note that volunteers will receive their first 4-week pocket money payment after 4 weeks from the start of the project, so volunteers need to have access to money for food, transport and personal expenses for the first 4 weeks (accommodation is provided free of charge by the host). ONLY FEMALE VOLUNTEERS. This project is only open to female volunteers. APPLICATION PROCESS. A certificate of good conduct and 2 professional referees need to be provided for the manager to contact directly. Application procedure: Volunteers who are interested in this position need to request an application form from Concordia. Volunteers can only apply via the application form. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 02/12/2019- although we welcome applications as soon as possible and we will carry out selection as each application arrives.

Requirements

This project is open only to female volunteers. If you are interested please contact Concordia for an application pack and more information about the project.
Organization CONCORDIA UK Age 20 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Canterbury Languages spoken English
country Great Britain: BOSAVERN FARM – COMMUNITY GROWING - CONCUKLTV02-20
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1/04/2020 - 30/09/2020
Additional host fee GBP 40
1 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Agricultural
Educational
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Bosavern Community Farm seeks a volunteer to help support the work of its market garden that provides affordable healthy food for local people. The farm produces a range of vegetable crops that supports the farm’s own shop and supplies affordable veg-boxes to local people. The market garden also acts as a learning hub for local schools and community groups that engage in growing and other activities. In addition the farm hosts a wide range of bee friendly and biodiversity features that are regularly used by the community. We are looking for a volunteer with an interest in sustainable food growing, bees and nature and wanting to work in small communities. Some of the tasks involved with the Community Shop Volunteer role will include: • Organising community growing events with schools and local communities • Supporting day to day growing activities in the garden with other volunteers • Learning about local food production and visiting other food growing places • Helping to support bee and pollinator education events • Supporting the promotion of veg-box schemes in West Cornwall • Helping to grow organic food for the farm shop • Involvement in wildlife and nature learning activities As a community farm they have a high degree of participation in activities by members of the local community. International volunteers will work closely with local volunteers and engage in team activities.

Accomodation and food

The Volunteer will live in the farmhouse, which will be shared with other volunteers from both the local community and others who come to stay for short periods. The farmhouse is comfortable with good facilities including wifi, where all food much it grown on the farm is provided. Volunteers will either be accommodated in separate male/female/non-binary single rooms or twin shared rooms, depending on availability at the time of arrival. Comfortable beds and all bed linen is provided. Bathroom and shower facilities are fully provided for with hot water and full laundry provision available. A fully equipped kitchen is provided, with all meals being prepared communally using as much as possible fresh produce from the farm. High quality nutritious food is always provided and a wide range of all required diets can be catered for.

Location and leisure

Bosavern Community Farm is located in the far south west of Cornwall in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing access to stunning heritage countryside and coastlines, vibrant seaside towns such as Penzance and St. Ives and a range of interesting cultural attractions. Good public transport links service the area including regular mainline trains at Penzance Station to and from the rest of the UK, as well as good access to regular national and local bus routes. St. Just is the nearest bus service route approximately 1 kilometre from the Bosavern. The small town of St. Just 1 kilometer from the farm provides local shopping facilities, whilst Penzance 10 kilometres away is a provincial centre for shopping, cinema, library, leisure and other facilities. A doctor’s surgery is located in nearby St. Just where volunteers can temporarily register, with A&E hospital facilities in Penzance and regionally at Truro. Rapid response emergency services are always available 24/7.

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Bosavern Community Farm is situated near St Just at the very western tip of Cornwall near Land’s End. It is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run on “Wholesome Food Association” principles by a community of employees, members and volunteers. Their vision is to develop a self-financing, community-led, food-growing initiative to benefit the wider community of St Just and West Penwith in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way. The objectives of the Farm are: • To produce and sell local food; • To provide community access to land and its produce; • To provide opportunities for the local community to come together and learn about growing food, agriculture and sustainable living; • To provide a space for events, workshops, training, social time and celebration; Currently they grow and deliver fresh, local vegetables and eggs to the local community through their veg boxes, farm shop, local farmers’ markets and to local businesses and schools. They have 6 polytunnels, a fruit cage, several bee hives and a number of outbuildings including the Hive, our education space. In addition Bosavern Community Farm provides an environment for education, workshops, events and for the community to cultivate skills and join together to celebrate the produce and the seasons. Bosavern Community Farm believes in shared values where supporting people and communities are a focus everything they do. They very much welcome volunteers who want to contribute to their vision of promoting sustainable communities.

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TRAINING: International volunteers will access a range of training opportunities, which will cover basic health and safety, horticultural growing and working upon community projects. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: An interest in environmental sustainability is important, where experience of horticulture or growing would be advantageous, as would experience of working within community projects APPLICATION PROCEDURE: • All applicants must send a completed VEF, application form, certificate of good conduct /police check from your home country + two references • Skype Interviews: will be arranged individually • DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 13th JAN 2020 – although please send your application as soon as possible as we will process them as they come ACCESSIBILITY: Access for people in wheelchairs or using large mobility aids can be difficult in some parts of the farm and accommodation is not currently suitable for users of large mobility aids. EXTRA FEE: £40 (GBP) - a small contribution to Concordia’s administration fees.
Organization CONCORDIA UK Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Penzance Railway Station Languages spoken English
country Great Britain: VOLCARE - Dover - MAY 2020 CONCUKLTV01B-20
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19/05/2020 - 18/05/2021
Additional host fee GBP 40
1 volunteers
0 Male / 1 female still needed
Elderly
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Volcare offers Carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role by offering them flexible home based respite care. Carers are: friends or relatives who care for someone full-time, e.g. a wife caring for a disabled husband, a daughter caring for an elderly parent, or a parent caring for a disabled child. Carers can find it very difficult to get a break from caring and Volcare offers them the opportunity to take breaks/holidays. This is called respite care. Volunteers get to know Carers and their families by visiting them on a regular basis for a whole day, over a three to four week period (this can vary from family to family), before moving in and taking over the caring role completely. The full time Carer can then have a break. This can be for a whole day or overnight, a weekend, a whole week or occasionally for two weeks (this would be shared by two volunteers). The volunteer can also volunteer alongside the Carer, this is called shared care. Each volunteer may support between 12 and 20 families during their time with Volcare. This could be on a long term or short-term basis. For all breaks longer than one day, the volunteer moves in and lives with the cared for person, staying with the person overnight. Volcare help Carers caring for people with: Parkinsons Disease, Dementia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Head Injury, Learning Disability, Autism, and many more conditions. As a full time volunteer you will be gaining new skills and experience as well as new friendships, lasting memories, a sense of achievement and ideas for your future career.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will either stay in a house where there are 4 volunteers or a flat where there are two volunteers and all facilities are provided. There is a telephone with incoming calls which accepts international cards and internet is also provided. Volcare will provide volunteers with food, pocket money/allowance.

Location and leisure

Dover is in the county of Kent, about 60 miles from London. There is a large elderly population as the area is popular with retired people. The volunteers will be living in the town of Dover with its famous castle and white cliffs. Dover is close to the coast and some very beautiful countryside. Day trips to London and even to France can be easily planned (depending on your visa status)

Project hosted by

Volcare is a small registered charity in South East Kent providing home based respite care to Carers of the elderly and/or disabled dependents with special needs.

Additional comments

VOLUNTEER'S PROFILE: THE PROJECT IS OPEN ONLY TO FEMALE VOLUNTEERS The volunteer should be 20+. Good level of English and excellent communication skills. Friendly and able to initiate a conversation. Mature and confident, reliable and honest. Able to commit to 12 months. Able to volunteer with families who have pets. Interested in care work Independent and self reliant. This will ideally suit someone wanting a career in Social work, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy etc. TRAINING. Volcare provides all of the support and training. TRANSPORT ON PROJECT. This is a great opportunity for the right volunteer. Volunteers need to use public transport on a regular basis to visit families so volunteers will need to be able to use timetables and maps. POCKET MONEY. The volunteer will receive pocket money (£75 per week) and all the day to day transport related to the project in the UK will be reimbursed at the end of each month. Please note that volunteers will receive their first 4-week pocket money payment after 4 weeks from the start of the project, so volunteers need to have access to money for food, transport and personal expenses for the first 4 weeks (accommodation is provided free of charge by the host). ONLY FEMALE VOLUNTEERS. This project is only open to female volunteers. APPLICATION PROCESS. A certificate of good conduct and 2 professional referees need to be provided for the manager to contact directly. Application procedure: Volunteers who are interested in this position need to request an application form from Concordia. Volunteers can only apply via the application form. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 17/02/2020 - although we welcome applications as soon as possible and we will carry out selection as each application arrives.

Requirements

This project is open only to female volunteers. If you are interested please contact Concordia for an application pack and more information about the project.
Organization CONCORDIA UK Age 20 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Dover Languages spoken English
country Great Britain: VOLCARE - Canterbury - JUNE 2020 CONCUKLTV01C-20
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23/06/2020 - 22/06/2021
Additional host fee GBP 40
2 volunteers
0 Male / 2 female still needed
Elderly
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Volcare offers Carers the opportunity to have a break from their caring role by offering them flexible home based respite care. Carers are: friends or relatives who care for someone full-time, e.g. a wife caring for a disabled husband, a daughter caring for an elderly parent, or a parent caring for a disabled child. Carers can find it very difficult to get a break from caring and Volcare offers them the opportunity to take breaks/holidays. This is called respite care. Volunteers get to know Carers and their families by visiting them on a regular basis for a whole day, over a three to four week period (this can vary from family to family), before moving in and taking over the caring role completely. The full time Carer can then have a break. This can be for a whole day or overnight, a weekend, a whole week or occasionally for two weeks (this would be shared by two volunteers). The volunteer can also volunteer alongside the Carer, this is called shared care. Each volunteer may support between 12 and 20 families during their time with Volcare. This could be on a long term or short-term basis. For all breaks longer than one day, the volunteer moves in and lives with the cared for person, staying with the person overnight. Volcare help Carers caring for people with: Parkinsons Disease, Dementia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Head Injury, Learning Disability, Autism, and many more conditions. As a full time volunteer you will be gaining new skills and experience as well as new friendships, lasting memories, a sense of achievement and ideas for your future career.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will either stay in a house where there are 4 volunteers or a flat where there are two volunteers and all facilities are provided. There is a telephone with incoming calls which accepts international cards and internet is also provided. Volcare will provide volunteers with food, pocket money/allowance.

Location and leisure

Canterbury, in the county of Kent, near the South East coast about 60 miles from London. There is a large elderly population as the area is popular with retired people. The volunteers will be living in the Cathedral city of Canterbury which has a large student population. Close to the coast and some very beautiful countryside. Day trips to London and even to France can be easily planned (depending on your visa status)

Project hosted by

Volcare is a small registered charity in South East Kent providing home based respite care to Carers of the elderly and/or disabled dependents with special needs.

Additional comments

VOLUNTEER'S PROFILE: THE PROJECT IS OPEN ONLY TO FEMALE VOLUNTEERS The volunteer should be 20+. Good level of English and excellent communication skills. Friendly and able to initiate a conversation. Mature and confident, reliable and honest. Able to commit to 12 months. Able to volunteer with families who have pets. Interested in care work Independent and self reliant. This will ideally suit someone wanting a career in Social work, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy etc. TRAINING. Volcare provides all of the support and training. TRANSPORT ON PROJECT. This is a great opportunity for the right volunteer. Volunteers need to use public transport on a regular basis to visit families so volunteers will need to be able to use timetables and maps. POCKET MONEY. The volunteer will receive pocket money (£75 per week) and all the day to day transport related to the project in the UK will be reimbursed at the end of each month. Please note that volunteers will receive their first 4-week pocket money payment after 4 weeks from the start of the project, so volunteers need to have access to money for food, transport and personal expenses for the first 4 weeks (accommodation is provided free of charge by the host). ONLY FEMALE VOLUNTEERS. This project is only open to female volunteers. APPLICATION PROCESS. A certificate of good conduct and 2 professional referees need to be provided for the manager to contact directly. Application procedure: Volunteers who are interested in this position need to request an application form from Concordia. Volunteers can only apply via the application form. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 16/03/2020 - although we welcome applications as soon as possible and we will carry out selection as each application arrives.

Requirements

This project is open only to female volunteers. If you are interested please contact Concordia for an application pack and more information about the project.
Organization CONCORDIA UK Age 20 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Canterbury Languages spoken English
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