We are looking for people who can come regularly. Whether it’s one weekend a year for a construction site or several times a month for animal care. It is by taking your marks at the shelter that you help us best.
The tasks are mainly the cleaning of the shelters of the bowls, feeders and other drinking troughs. It’s messy, you have to be equipped!
But it’s also very rewarding, it’s the only opportunity to approach the animals when entering the enclosures 😉 Many of them are courteous and interested in hugs, compliments…
There may be a bit of tinkering and bales of straw or hay weighing more than 300 kg to move. We get there very well without hurting each other.
To be a volunteer on the farm, you must be covered by civil liability insurance which guarantees any problem that may happen to you, or any damage that you may cause. On our side, we are of course insured.
Note that we cannot provide you with accommodation or meals.
Read our Charte des bénévoles à L’Autre Ferme (in french)
Civic service for youth
Next mission from September 2023.
The missions entrusted are always in convergence between the purpose of the association and the maturation of the personal project of the volunteer in the service of the environment and public awareness.
The missions entrusted allow him/her to experiment with his/her ideas and abilities in complete safety: he/she will be accompanied throughout his/her career at L’Autre Ferme, encouraged in his/her initiatives and put in contact with the resource persons necessary to learn what he/she needs to fulfill his/her mission. She/he needs to have an appetite, a curiosity for animals and nature, but does not need to have already acquired knowledge.
The 24-hour mission takes place over 4 days of 6 hours. It includes a common working time (animal care, general farm activities) and a specific time for particular missions.
“Pond” mission: L’Autre Ferme has a fish pond very frequented by batrachians and birds. The volunteer will have to do research to establish a list of the animal and plant species present, to question them about thinking about an educational project for the reception of different audiences: schoolchildren, people with disabilities, retirement homes…
“Hedges” mission: L’Autre Ferme, in collaboration with other local organizations, create a citizen micro-nursery. The volunteer will take part in this creation to learn how to differentiate the species, to collect and preserve the seeds, and to offer playful participatory programs open to the public.
Mission “Disabled people”: L’Autre Ferme cooperates with La Résidence Les Côtes de St Claud to welcome people with disabilities who come to help on the farm. The volunteer, after a training period on the reception and the specific needs of this public, will have to propose and implement other actions in favor of the public prevented.
There is no accommodation possible at the farm and you must have a means of transport.
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