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Via De' Carracci 69/6,
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EVS Volunteer in the Netherlands


Coordinating organisation: Stichting Lava LegatoWindmill_in_Vorden

Host: Lava Legato:

Location: Vorden, Netherlands

Deadline: 30/04/2014

Start: 01/05/2014

End: 30/08/2014

We are looking for 2 volunteers for a farm in an rural area of the Netherlands. The project already is approved. Urtica De Vijfsprong is a biodynamic farm. Besides cultivating vegetables and producing dairy products, De Vijfsprong’s main focus is assisting people who need help to participate in the labour process. De Vijfsprong works according to biodynamic farming methods. The basic principle is the balance between plants, animals, earth and cosmos. De Vijfsprong strives for sustainable farming those results in products for people and animals that preserve natural resources. The staff consists of people with psychosocial, socio-therapeutic and agricultural expertise and educational background. Urtica de Vijfsprong supports both people with psychiatric and psychological problems and people with mental and physical disabilities.


Volunteers will assist in various working areas on De Vijfsprong: -farm (dairy cattle and agriculture) -the vegetable garden -the green house, dairy production (cheese, butter, yoghurt, curd) -the ornamental garden (yard maintenance, forestry, floriculture) -sales activities of the various products to different shops. The volunteer will collaborate with the team leader, the entrepreneur, clients with a mental disability and people with mental problems. De Vijfsprong is a community of people in which cultural life, like music and drama plays an important part. The volunteer learns to work together with others in a wide variety of circumstances, related both to agriculture and the social aspects of the working environment.

Application procedure:

If you are interested in this project please send us your CV and motivation letter in English to  till 28th of April 2014.