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country Estonia: SAGEVERE GOAT FARM EST MTV 03
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15/05/2021 - 31/10/2021
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The volunteers will help with everyday farm jobs such as milking goats, feeding chickens and rabbits, making cheese, curd, butter, yogurt and traditional bread, taking care of pastures. Other possible tasks are removing manure from the small barn, helping with ongoing building projects of a rabbit hutch and a chicken coop, cleaning the forest around, making firewood, painting and fixing the barns and the house, working on the small farm vegetable field, assisting at the farmer market once a month, helping at the farm store in Viljandi, etc. The volunteers will work 5-6 days a week 5-7 hours a day. Volunteers will be supervised by the hosts.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers will live on the second floor of the farm hosts house. Although it is in not finished, it is warm and well-lighted. Hosts will provide beds and linens, but it is advisable to bring a sleeping bag. The bathroom and toilet are on the first floor. Hosts will provide meals while volunteers are invited to help cooking. Farm meals is based on meat and dairy products. If volunteer has dietary restrictions, solutions can be talked over with the hosts. It is possible to make own suitable meals. Farm has good wifi connection.

Lage und Freizeit

LocationKitse talu, Sagevere village, Tueri Parish, Jarva County. The farm is 127 km from Tallinn. Nearest cities are Viljandi, Paide and Poltsamaa. More information on www.visitestonia.com, www.viljandi.eeLeisure timeVolunteers can visit Vohma town, which is half an hour away by foot from the farm. The town has few stores, cafe and all-seasons skating ring (https://www.valgusevabrik.ee/en/skating-rink/). Volunteers can visit large cities like Tartu, Tallinn, Parnu which are about 1,5h away by bus. Since hosts regularly visit nearby cities of Paide, Viljandi, Turi and Poltsamaa volunteers can join them. The nearest swimming place is 14 km away and hosts can take volunteers there. Those who are interested can join the host for fishing. The farm is surrounded by nature, so it is perfect for people who loves it and farm animals.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Sagevere Goat Farm is situated in the tiny village with 18 inhabitants in the middle of Estonia. There has been a farm there since 1841. Now there are 68 adult goats plus baby goats on the farm. The farm also has chickens, rabbits and few lambs. The farm produces goat milk products and different types of breads. This is a lifestyle farm i its goal is not to make a profit but to live close to nature carrying out traditional way of living and farming. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people in country side. More information about the farm https://www.facebook.com/kitsetalu/

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TerminalAirport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn. From the airport bus nr 2 and tram nr 4 going to the city centre stops by the Tallinn Bus Station. From there you can take a bus to Vohma rist (Koo Parish, Viljandi County). The bus stop is 2.4 km away from the farm. More info at https://www.tpilet.ee/en/. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ulemiste Station which is 1 km away from the airport to Vohma station. The train station is 3.2 km away from the farm. More info at https://elron.ee/en/. Hosts will pick volunteers up from bus or train station in Vohma.

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Dates of the project are flexible. It is possible to adapt the dates of participation on the project to the availability of the volunteer

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RequirementsMotivation letter is required. You have to be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the common life in the country side of Estonia and be ready for farm work, which can be diverse yet physically demanding. As there are 3 dogs and 2 cats on the farm volunteers should not be allergic to dogs or cats. Smoking and drinking alcohol is not allowed in this camp NB The dates of the project are flexible, it is possible to adapt days of stay to the availability of volunteer. However the minumum preffered period of stay is one month.Participation feeWe ask participants to contribute 100 Euros (regardless of the duration of stay) towards the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make it please contact your sending organization for solution.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production
Organisation ESTYES Alter 18 - 65 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Vohma Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
country Estonia: ALLIKSAARE FARM EST MTV 02
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15/05/2021 - 10/11/2021
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7 Freiwillige (1 Male / 2 female noch gesucht)
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Alliksaare Farm s main direction is horses and cattle farming. At the moment there are over 70 horses and around 100 cows on the farm. One work will be to take care and maintain the pastures located by the sea - clearing around the pastures, building or removing fences, repairing fences. Another work is cleaning the coast nearby the farm from rubbish brought by storms. There can be some work for preparing food for cows and horses for winter time. BUT you can work also with horses, take care of them and together with the host train horses. If you know how to ride and know more about horses it is possible to go on trail rides and work with horses more. If you want to learn how to ride there is a possibility as well. There are young and older horses so it s possible to learn how to take care and train horse of any age, starting from training foals how to walk on the lead rope and getting them to trust humans as well as riding some troubled horses or training horses to ride under saddle or front of the carriage. The work will be mainly outdoors. Working time is 6-8 hours a day. Work will be done under the supervision of the host as well as independently.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The accommodation conditions are simple - in caravans, beds are provided. In cold period volunteers may stay in the farm house with the host family. Please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available on site. There is a kitchen with all necessary equipment for cooking. Food ingredients will be provided.

Lage und Freizeit

Location Alliksaare farm is located in Nurste Kula, Emmaste parish, Hiiumaa island. Hiiumaa is situated in the western part of Estonia, approximately 130 km from Tallinn. More information available on the following websites: www.emmaste.ee, www.hiiumaa.ee, www.visitestonia.com Leisure time There are a lot of interesting natural picturesque sights on the island as well as good possibilities for swimming in the sea or hiking in the forest. It is possible to visit other parts of Hiiumaa island on the week-end, which is planned by the host. Hiiumaa offers a lot of various cultural events in summer time and volunteers will have the possiblity to join some of them. This camp is perfect for people who enjoy being close to the nature and are interested in traditional way of rural living. But it is also possible to go to mainland on weekends or days off. The connection is regular and easy.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Project Hiiumaa according to the Nordic sagas emerged from the Baltic Sea as a small islet more than 10 000 years ago. The island of Hiiumaa was first mentioned in historical documents as a deserted island called Dageida in 1228. The first inhabitants settled down at the end of the 13th century. Nowadays Hiiumaa is the second biggest island of Estonia with the area of 965 sq. km and the population around 10 000. It has many historical and nature sights, and there are kind people known for their hospitality and good sense of humor. The island is referred as a remote area of Europe, so EstYES feels particularly proud developing international voluntary projects for dozen of years there. Also, for years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Alliksaare Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. In addition to agricultural activities, Alliksaare Farm has another important task taking care of coastal meadows which are international birds migration area under protection of NATURA Programme. Watch the short movies of last year camp here http://vimeo.com/55764079 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEAc2Sch6f8

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TerminalAirport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn. From the airport, bus nr 2 or tram nr 4 going to the city centre stops at Tallinn Bus Station (Bussijaam). From there buses go to Hiiumaa two times per day taking you straight there (including ferry transportation from the mainland). Timetables are available online at www.tpilet.ee

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The dates of project are flexible. It is possible to adapt the dates of participation on the project to the availability of the volunteer

Anforderungen

You have to be open-minded and ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the common life in Estonian countryside. Be ready for independent work staying without permanent supervision. Please consider that the work is mainly farm work which can be hard sometimes. It would be great if you have experience with horses and/or cows. It is great if you have some technical skills: repair machines, building, use chainsaws, etc. Driving license is an advantage. Smoking and drinking alcohol are not permitted on the farm. Participation fee There is participation fee of 100 Euro which has to be paid by volunteer upon arrival to the project. It covers the whole period of stay regardless of its duration. The minimum duration of stay is one month.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Life on Land
Organisation ESTYES Alter 18 - 65 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Kaina Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
country Estonia: LEPANIIDI FARM EST MTV 04
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15/05/2021 - 20/09/2021
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4 Freiwillige (2 Male / 2 female noch gesucht)
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Lepaniidi Farm has currently about 150 sheep for producing meet and wool, 40 goats 20 of whom are for milk and goat cheese production. Volunteers will be helping grazing, feeding, milking the goats, processing the milk, but also picking berries and vegetables. So, in the mornings there will be goats milking, at days - picking the berries and fruits (strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrant) and making a jam/juice or there will be work in vegetable garden, removing weeds, picking vegetables, etc. During the autumn shift volunteers will be mainly picking up and sorting vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beetroots), milking goats and making cheese. Participants will have a great chance to get familiar with various farm jobs and even to learn how to make goat cheese Inside of the house it would be grat to give some hand too etc. cooking and cleaning around.The working day will be 6-7 hours, 5-6 days a week (NB milking is every day). Work will be supervised by local hosts with whom volunteers will stay sharing work and leisure as a family.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The accommodation conditions at the farm will be simple - in old sauna house or caravan, however on beds. Please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available in the main house; there is also traditional Estonian sauna in the farm. There is a kitchen with necessary equipment for cooking, which volunteers may use freely i just like at home. Usually volunteers will have breakfasts and lunch together with farmers cooked and served by the hosts, but you always can help with cooking. Dinners will be prepared by volunteers on their own.

Lage und Freizeit

Location Hiiumaa Island, Kaina parish, Ristivalja village, Lepaniidi farm. Hiiumaa Island is in the west of Estonia, 140 km from Tallinn. More information on www.hiiumaa.ee or www.visitestonia.com Terminal Airport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn. From the airport bus nr 2 and tram nr 4 going to the city centre stops by the Tallinn Bus Station. From there two times per day buses take you straight to Hiiumaa (including ferry transportation from the mainland). Timetables are available online at www.tpilet.ee Leisure time There are lot of natural picturesque sights in the area. Sea cost is 7km away and there is a possibility to take the bicycles to go swimming. It is possible to visit other parts of Hiiumaa Island on weekend. Hiiumaa offers a lot of events on weekends in summer. Hosts plan to arrange some tours around the island.This camp is absolutely suitable for people who enjoy nature and interested in traditional ways of rural living.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Hiiumaa according to the Nordic sagas emerged from the Baltic Sea as a small islet more than 10 000 years ago. The island of Hiiumaa was first mentioned in historical documents as a deserted island called Dageida in 1228. The first inhabitants settled down at the end of the 13th century. Nowadays Hiiumaa is the second biggest island of Estonia with the area of 965 sq. km and the population around 10 000. It has many historical and nature sights, and there are kind people known for their hospitality and good sense of humor. The island is referred as a remote area of Europe, so EstYES feels particularly proud developing international voluntary projects for 20 years there. Also, for years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Lepaniidi Farm on Hiiumaa Island is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people.

Treffpunkt

TerminalAirport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn. From the airport bus nr 2 and tram nr 4 going to the city centre stops by the Tallinn Bus Station. From there two times per day buses take you straight to Hiiumaa (including ferry transportation from the mainland). Timetables are available online at www.tpilet.ee

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The dates of project are flexible. It is possible to adapt the dates of participation on the project to the availability of the volunteer

Anforderungen

Special requirementsMotivation letter is required. You have to be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the common life in the country side of Estonia and be willing to do farm work, which can be hard sometimes. Not suitable for lactose allergic participants since host offers a lot of dairy products. The host eats a lot of meat products too, but volunteers can always cook for themselves. Smoking and drinking alcohol is not allowed in this camp. NB It is possible to adapt dates of the project to availability of volunteer, however the minumum stay is one month.Participation feeWe ask participants to contribute 100 Euros (regardless the duration of stay) towards the costs of the general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make it please contact your sending organization for solution.

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Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production
Organisation ESTYES Alter 18 - 65 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Kaina Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
country Estonia: DOWN TOWN EST MTV 05
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25/06/2021 - 16/08/2021
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All summer camps are held under one common theme, though every camp has its own focus within which everyday activities for youngsters are organized. Each day of the camp program has a special topic to be discussed and a related activity to work out the outcome. There is also a creative and interactive presentation of a country-participant every day to introduce general and interesting facts about the country as well as cultural customs and national traditions to schoolchildren. The standard number of days in a shift is 5 plus 1 optional Saturday, and there is a special agenda on the 1st, 3th, 5th camp days (camp introductory and final events, the mid-camp event, the day outside Tallinn). Every camp is thoroughly documented.The samples of the topics to be discussed with youngsters are as follows: Life hacks , Labs and crafts , Dream streamers , Pop culture remix , etc. The related activities suitable to support topic discussions and country presentations are as follows: various intellectual and sport games for youngsters, creative team projects like posters and sculptures or board-games, pieces of amateur drama or other types of performances, excursions and workshops, playing the games and music popular in the countries the volunteers represent, teaching their songs or folk dances, etc. There are 10 camps during this summer project which are of different length (5-10 days) in Tallinn and for different ages (10-16 years old). The working language is English. An average number of volunteers working with schoolchildren in one camp is 2-8 (both long-term volunteers for the whole summer and short-term volunteers for 2-3 weeks); they work in pairs with one of the camp groups of 10-12 teens and change the groups every 2-3 days. An average number of camp participants is 40 who are split into four camp groups; the local participants are mainly youngsters from a Russian-speaking minority group of Tallinn. Based on what is described, the work and duties of the volunteer include the following: prepare and facilitate topic discussions and camp activities for smaller teams of youngsters as well as larger all-camp events, support and lead youngsters in their work on team projects; help the youngsters and other volunteers in their performances and country presentations; assist the program leader implementing camp activities and trainings for other volunteers; work on the documenting camp events and support the local staff in their work with an international team of volunteers i organizing folders with working materials, making on-line reports and advert, making analysis, compiling the camp albums and leaflets, taking care of other volunteers, providing feedback, etc. The work can be quite hard, involving long working hours on some days, requiring high commitment and responsibility for the camp program. Sundays are off. In addition, there will be several Saturdays off according to the schedule.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The camp will take place in Tallinn, in the premises of The Language School In Down-Town . The school is based on the 4th and 5th floors in a business building in the centre of the city. In summer time, a part of the school is reserved for the volunteers accommodation that includes several separate dormitory bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a large shower area and two separate toilet cabins. For the reasons of security, volunteers will be issued only one set of keys. The entrance to the school must be kept closed at all times. To facilitate a smooth and safe environment at school during the off-hours, volunteers will take turns managing the access to the school and the accommodation areas (including the responsibility for the safety of people, personal belongings and school property). Catering will be organised by the School on an agreement with the volunteers (selection of times, meals - provided or independent cooking, etc). Public transport cards will be provided as well.

Lage und Freizeit

LocationThe project is located in city centre of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. More information on www.tallinn.eeLeisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities as camp takes place in the capital where one can find attractions for all tastes: sightseeing and museums, festivals, concerts, live music, pubs, etc. The camp provides an excellent opportunity to establish contacts with young Estonians and to experience the local life.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Hosting projectThe Language school In Down-Town is a well-known school in Tallinn, Estonia. In this school both youngsters and adults learn different languages: Estonian, English, French, German and Spanish. Except of language lessons students also have chance to attend Conversational Club Listen Twice , where they can practice their language skills, participate in workshops, communicate with other kids and volunteers. The project is organized for local school children in the age of 10 to 16 years old by the Language School In Down-Town and non-profit association Alternative Language Programs Satellite . Some international teenage participants may randomly join. The common project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures, customs and traditions to camp participants, develop their cross-cultural thinking and tolerance. At the same time, the project opens wide perspectives for the participants (both youngsters and volunteers) to gain and improve their soft skills which will make their educational and future working career more successful i such as communication and teamwork skills, language and intercultural competences. The project s aims are achieved within the framework of international summer language camps where task-based activities, discussion sessions and creative workshops are organized by a team of the local staff and international volunteers providing meaningful summer holidays for local and international youngsters. The theme of summer 2021 is Creative Economy . The participants will discover what impact their hobbies and interests may have on people and on the economy as a whole. Meetings with local and/or international professionals in the field will take place. Thematic photo and video contests for camp participants will be organized.

Treffpunkt

In the school office on arrival date

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It is possible to slightly adapt the dates of arrival to your availability.

Anforderungen

Special requirementsYou have to be really motivated to work with kids. Experience in work with children is an advantage. All interesting ideas of activities for kids, games etc. are welcomed. Please bring some materials, postcards, symbols of your country, posters, maps, music, etc. typical for your country. We expect active volunteers with excellent communication skills, good knowledge of history and culture of their country and ability to present it. Main requirements:- Motivation letter - B2 English level - Age: 20 i 30 years oldPlease note: Before final answer about your participation, project manager of hosting project will have Skype interview with you. Special conditionsProject participation fee is 100 Euro for the whole period of stay.NB It is possible to adapt arrival dates to your availability of volunteer.ArrivalThe 10-day self-isolation and COVID-19 testing requirements are not applied ONLY to those persons who have had the COVID-19 disease and no more than six months have passed since they were declared recovered by a doctor (a certificate needed), or have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease (a certificate needed) and no more than six months have passed since the completion of the vaccination. The volunteers who are qualified against these restriction requirements may arrive 3 days before the actual camp dates to be first trained to do their job in the camp. In all other cases, volunteers are subject to 10-day self-isolation. Alternatively, volunteers may arrive minimum 7 days before the actual camp dates and undertake the following steps: 1) make sure you have a medical/travel insurance that covers Covid-19 test; 2) get tested at the Tallinn airport; 3) if tested negative, stay self-isolated for 6 days and participate in the camp on-line training to get prepared; 4) get tested again; 5) if tested negative, come to school and join the camp (if tested positive, self-isolate for 10 days and get in contact with the camp organisers for further instructions). Accommodation options for the period of self-isolation will be discussed with the prospective volunteers during the interview.

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Quality Education
Organisation ESTYES Alter 20 - 30 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Tallinn Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
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