Happy Organic Farm - Ho Chi Minh
Description: AIMS OF THE PROJECT: Provide volunteers the chance for cultural exchange with local people while learning about techniques to operate a professional organic farm.
PROJECT’S ACTIVITIES: 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 using synthetic chemicals, in order to create products that are suitable for the benefit of people and protecting the evnironment.
6 NOs at this Organic Farm: NO pesticides & herbicides NO planting on soil and water contaminated with agricultural chemicals (*) NO growth regulators NO chemical fertilizers NO of genetically modified seeds (GM seeds) NO preservatives
Type of Work: Volunteers 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.
- planning the soil to expand the farm, creating new vegetable beds ……
Moreover, the volunteers can have the chance to interact with Vietnamese kids who come here to learn about this organic farm. Volunteers are also encouraged to come up with new ideas to improve the quality of the products 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. Volunteers will work around 30 hours per week on the farm.
Study Theme: Working at Organic Farm
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dorm, sharing rooms with other volunteers. Maximum of 7 - 9 people per room, in 9 bunk beds. The house has Toilets & hot showers, and ceiling fans. The house has TV, free WIFI,fridges,and cooking facilities.
Language: Country language is Vietnamese
Requirements: Volunteers 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.
Approximate Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Notes: Insurance : VPV does not provide any kind of insurance. It is volunteers’ responsibility to buy insurance that covers the whole period of his/her stay in Vietnam.
More info will be available in the infosheet