Farming with Volunteers makes a diferrence
We anticipate volunteers who value:
- to experience a completely different world and immerse themselves into it,
- to be curious and want to learn from other cultures,
- to discover more of themselves in completely different circumstances,
- to discover the excellence of leisure in Bahia, Brazil,
- to have the heart to protect nature and support ecological farming,
- to give their input on changing things for the better,
- to contribute a portion of their time to make a difference.
For them, we developed our low-cost volunteer package as presented here. Your opportunity to discover the real Brazil.
We also anticipate volunteers with high-quality impact. Get in touch in order to work out a mutually beneficial volunteers arrangement.
Fazenda São Jorge accommodation:
Fazenda São Jorge is the starting point for modeling a small scale multi-discipline and eco-friendly farm model. The owners of Fazenda Taboquinhas and São Jorge joint their forces. They consider it feasible to deliver a proven ecological and economic success for organical farmers.
Fazenda Taboquinhas accommodation:
Fazenda Taboquinhas has a view on the river ferry, the starting point of our Rural Zone. The Fazenda is a connection hub between Taboquinhas village and Fazenda São Jorge at about 4 km away. You should address Osvaldo, his wife Laura or the appointed reception on arrival. They know you are coming. Transport to São Jorge then will be arranged.
Volunteer program listing
Volunteer care and activities comprise:
- A full board farm stay
- Good quality bedroom with double bed
- Ecological agriculture and horticultural training
- From 20 to 25 hours of training and practical work per week
- Once a week a guided & catered sporting / educational activity per choice:
- Wild water rafting and canoe adventure
- Horseback riding
- Jungle hike on the historic track
- From 'tree to table' cocoa seminar
- Waterfall tour around Taboquinhas
Campfire, barbecue, waterfall treat, neighborhood hikes, music making/singing, attend a home church and do things you invent yourself. Ample free time to explore the area and have fun. R$ 25 per day discount for a weekend away (2 days), as a small incentive for exploration. Expenditures outside the farm terrain are on your own account.
All inclusive cost per week or per month:
- Per week R$ 530 - € 118
- One full month R$ 1,900 - € 421
- Two full months R$ 3,600 - € 798
- Three full months R$ 4,900 - € 1,087
Volunteers have to be able to communicate at minimum a basic level Portuguese / Spanish or begin with a language-study of Caminhos Language Centre.
Long term volunteering:
Highly motivated Brazilians who want to involve as a volunteer are more than welcome. Apply also when there is no or little money. Sometimes there is sponsor aid available.
Your financial contribution covers the costs of living such as: preparing food and drinks, cleaning, laundry, guidance in free time and the activity program we offer. Minimal 10% of your contribution will be reserved to cover volunteering outside our farm. This to support the needy and elderly near us with odd jobs or small projects, carried out by our volunteers.