Volunteering

Common Ground welcomes volunteers who are interested in working in a small team but who can also work independently at times.  There will be a lot of outdoor work – adaptability and resilience will be important qualities in team members.

In phase one we will seek people who are interested in sustainable building and permaculture*. As we get established we will appreciate help from those interested in maintaining the farm and gardens using organic and permacultural practices and helping with the social and community aspects of the organisation.

There will be specific accommodation facilities for volunteers. These will vary according to the season and other activities. In phase one there will be indoor beds in the bungalow or camping if the weather is good enough. In phase two there will be a five pods designed for this purpose.

We will consider volunteers from:

  • WWOOF
  • Workaway
  • Help X

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* defined as ‘a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.’

 

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