Do your long-term volunteer project in Felsenruh, a farming community in Switzerland!

7th July 2022

We are looking for a Long Term Volunteering (LTV) volunteer from August/September 2022. The LTV lasts at least 6 months. SCI Switzerland will be your coordinating organisation!

VEREIN UND HOFGEMEINSCHAFT “FELSENRUH”, GRUEBISBALM/CH

1 volunteer for 6 – 12 months (start 15.08.2022 or by arrangement)

DESCRIPTION:

Felsenruh is a farm community with a high degree of self-sufficiency. The farm is located on the Gruebisbalm on the south side of the Rigi in the municipality of Vitznau (LU). The location offers a wonderful view of the mountains and Lake Lucerne. The farm community is active in various fields of work : animal husbandry, forest and meadow maintenance, cultivation of a vegetable garden, housekeeping, structural repairs etc. The community also supports people with special needs and integrates/accompanies them in the above described fields of work.

More information about the Biohof Gruebisbalm

DAILY ROUTINE AND TASKS:

You will be trained in the different sectors and support us as an all-rounder. As already mentioned the sector or work are; animal husbandry, forest and meadow maintenance, cultivation of a vegetable garden, housekeeping, structural repairs etc.

From 7:15 am to 8: 00 am we meet for breakfast. After that, there will be a short daily briefing. The working time in the sectors lasts until 12:00. After that we have lunch together and rest. From 14:30 to 18:00 is working time again. Around 18:30 we meet again for dinner. After that it is free time. Once a week there is a meeting of the whole group, in which the sensitivities of all as well as conflicts and organizational questions are discussed. This meeting is regularly chaired by a third person from outside the group. Every other day, at 15:40, there is a voluntary meeting where the different interests are exchanged, e.g. bodywork, meditation, painting, etc.

ACCOMMODATION:

The volunteer will live on the farm in the house. She/he will have her/his own room.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to communicate in one of the languages spoken on the farm: D/E/F/I
  • You are motivated to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Ability to adapt to a diverse type of tasks
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • The use of drugs and non-prescribed medication is prohibited

BASIC CONDITIONS OFFERED TO LONG-TERM VOLUNTEERS:

  • Accommodation and all meals
  • SCI health insurance
  • Pocket money
  • Continuous mentoring and support since arrival and throughout all the stay
  • Final certification about the work done and competences acquired
  • SCI Switzerland will manage all administrative matters (health insurance etc.)

HOW TO APPLY:

Please write to info@scich.org if you are interested in becoming a LTV volunteer or if you have some questions.

If you are applying from abroad: Send your application via email to your sending organisation with the subject: “LTV Switzerland/Verein Felsenruh”, and include all the following documents (in English, German, French or Italian):

1) CV, Curriculum Vitae
2) Specific motivation letter for the project

If you are living in Switzerland: Send your application via email to info@scich.org with the above mentioned subject and documents.

Deadline for application: July 31, 2022

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