VOLUNTEER AGRICULTURE AND FARMING ABROAD
Location of Project: The rural district of Krishnagiri, the state of Tamilnadu
Project Length: Minimum 2 week - Maximum 12 weeks
Arrival Airport: Bangalore International Airport
Placement : Small villages of farmers in the Krishnagiri district of southern state of Tamilnadu.
Beneficiaries : Farmers of poor, underprivileged and disadvantaged Communities
Role : Working on organic farms and in greenhouses to help schools and communities support themselves by raising crops and promoting sustainable farming methods.
Start dates : Start any day and choose number of weeks and duration of your stay.
Number of Participants: Up to 15 international volunteers
Age: 17 years old and older
Age Exceptions: This project accepts volunteers who are 17 years old and younger with a letter of consent from a parent or guardian.
Visa: Must apply at least before 2-3 months advance, as Visa processing takes longer than expected time.
With its wealth of natural resources, India is far ahead of most other developing countries but the efforts of Kenosis projects abroad volunteers remain crucial. A succession of economic and draught crises has devastated a once-strong middle class, and many people now live in or near poverty. Our projects are available for anyone interested in volunteering in the developing world, including those on a college summer break, gap year, career break, or volunteer vacation.
Whether you are on a gap year, career break, or volunteer vacation, you will be able to make a significant contribution to the farm and the community. This project is in the early stages of development and should be combined with another project like Teaching, Care, or Building.
Access to safe and healthy food is a fundamental concern of any society. Kenosis’s volunteers abroad on Agriculture & Farming projects get involved with community-based agricultural initiatives aimed at providing sustainable local food sources and promoting responsible farming.
Anyone can get involved and help by volunteering on an Agriculture & Farming project. Working on a farm is suitable for volunteers of all ages, from gap year and college students looking for summer programs to families and retirees volunteering abroad together.
Sustainable and Organic Farming Work Abroad
Using pesticides and other destructive agricultural techniques can have a lasting negative impact on the environment and threaten the future wellbeing of an entire region. Our Agriculture and Farming projects focus on expanding sustainable and organic farming practices and educating local communities on their benefits.
At the organic farm site in rural needy communities, you will be involved in a variety of tasks. These include:
- The organic farming process
- The sustainable use of resources
- Crop rotation and pest control
- Types of compost and the decomposition process
- Health management of rabbits
- Production of free range eggs
Currently, the project does not receive any support from the government. As a result, some of the vegetables grown in the garden are sold to the locals for a small amount of money, which contributes to sustainable development in the community.
The Agriculture and Farming Project in India is available from two weeks if you do not have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for shorter durations for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please, be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a longer period.
Volunteers will be involved in helping local communities start businesses and secure a sustainable future for them.
- As a volunteer, you will be responsible for helping to maintain all aspects of the farm including animal care, crop growing, flower production, and land management. The farm produces a variety of crops, including small quantities of plantain, papaya, carrots, onions, yam, coco yams, and sweet pepper. The farm is also home to milking cows, buffalos, goats, and chickens.
- You will also assist with arranging school trips to the farm to educate local children. Children are then educated on the process of growing crops in a sustainable environment. They also learn how to take care of animals and how to identify seeds.
- Volunteers receive training from local specialists in the different techniques involved and have an agricultural text-book which is part of the curriculum to use with the school children.
- Due to the heat and the physical nature of the work, volunteers on the farm typically work from 8am to 12 noon. Those who want to work in the afternoons are encouraged to help out at the local village school.
- In the future we hope to develop the garden into a sustainable, organic farm and we will continue to work closely with the local community, passing on a vital awareness of conservation issues to a new generation of Indian rural children.
- Assist with work at an organic farming site in Indian rural farmers, where you will learn about organic farming practices first-hand.
- Combine some time working at our small farm and garden in the rural areas with work on a teaching, care or building project.
- Work with a cooperative farming association promoting protected agriculture by farming in greenhouses.
- Gain an insight into agriculture and farming in a tropical environment and lend a much-needed hand by working on a local organic farm.
- Do not really require any qualification, previous experience and skills.
- You must be physically fit and strong and ready to travel anywhere during the projects.
- As a volunteer, you can be a crucial part of this process and help make a difference in the lives of others, whether you are caring for children in care homes, or helping students develop their language skills in schools
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING:
- India is an elegant country that is rich in natural, cultural, and sporting resources and has a well-educated population. There are also many festivals and parades held in this picturesque greenery coffee state, hills and mountains and city throughout the year.
- All kinds of adventures and experiences are available in this diverse and a fascinating country for tourists in nearby states.
- You have the opportunity to boost your resume, gain new skills and practical experience, and engage in meaningful cultural exchange.
- You will experience the hospitality of your host family.
- You will also be able to meet with other Kenosis volunteers during your time off and explore the local area.
- Upon completion, students will receive a certificate or a letter of work experience to add on to your CV and build your career life and to reflect your accomplishments.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum 2 week - Maximum 12 weeks
- Must apply at least before 2-3 months advance, as Visa processing takes longer than expected time
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