Daily Life at a Farm Supporter

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High­lights

Experience a different lifestyle, be part of an intentional community and learn new skills in our organic farm.
Enjoy a calm and relaxing environment to disconnect from your daily life.
Share delicious vegetarian meals with staff, volunteers and guests and get to taste typical costa rican plates.
Interact with local people and get to know their language, culture and country.
Create beautiful bounds and bring back home unforgettable memories.
Come to learn, grow, meet new people, eat vegetarian food, create good memories and have fun in an organic farm with animals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

Finca la Flor is an agroecological project founded 25 years ago  that have been reciving people around the world to learn and help since then. We are a mix of foreingers and locals working togheter through the goal of living in a more sustainable world. We will be happy to welcome you and make you part of our daily routines in the community.

WORKING AREAS:

Here are some examples of activities you can do during your time with us:

  • Learn about permaculture and organic agriculture in our organic gardens (sowing, watering, weeding, building terraces, harvesting ...),

  • Work with bamboo and other techniques of natural building.

  • Participate in the creation and use of compost,
  • Understand the use of natural and local resources,
  • Use the medicinal plants of our garden,

  • Interact with farm animals (horses, goats, chickens, roosters, dogs),

  • Discover how to cook typical dishes with our 100% costarrican cooks,

  • Create products with the resources of the farm (you can learn the process to make a goat cheese, cut and dry leaves of the medicinal garden to make infusions ...)

FOOD

Meals are prepared with fresh products. 100% vegetarian (we eat eggs, dairy products and lots of vegetables!). As part of the volunteering, you will be expected to help with the kitchen tasks.


LODGING

Volunteers are lodged at houses on our farm.  They are of simple construction, but you are provided with all necessities (bed linens, toilet and hot shower).


EXPECTATIONS

Volunteers are expected to follow a schedule of 6 work hours per day, 5 days a week in the following areas:

  • Organic agriculture
  • Infrastructure maintenance
  • Forests maintenance
  • Farm animals
  • Medicinal and ornamental Gardens
  • Cooking, cleaning and organizing communal areas
  • Others



Dagelijkse activiteiten

A TYPICAL SCHEDULE:
  • We usually work from Monday to Friday (6h/day) and Saturday - Sunday are off for you to rest or travel in the country. 
  • Days start at 6am working in the garden, with the animals or helping with the breakfast.
  • Breakfast is at 8am
  • Then work time is from ~9am to 12pm. During this time you will be helping in different necessities we have at the farm. 
  • You will enjoy a delicious vegetarian meals and have time to rest (like a pure tico and take a nap or at your own way reading, walking around in the forest, listening music...)

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

OFF SITE
During your free time, you will be able to go to Cartago, Turrialba or San Jose to do shopping, eat at a restaurant, see monuments and museums. Buses are going there from La Flor, we can explain to you how to get there easily.
You can also go to the National Park of Tapanti to enjoy a nice hike in nature or go to Orosi to swim in the river or go the the hotsprings
Saturdays are local market day and we can bring you with us if you want to eat there, buy fruits, go to the bank...
We have a catalog of activities that you can do by yourself nearby the farm that we would be happy to show you and help you find the  activity that suits you the best.

ON SITE
On site you can also do yoga, dance or meditation in our yoga studio that is always open.
You can take a walk in the forest and take pictures.
You can read, relax, enjoy a quiet life.
You can go and give a gentle scratch to the horses and goats, they love company.


/!\ Important to note: Free time activities must be arranged by your own, we can offer guided tours with an aditional price
Klimmen
Wandelen
Paardrijden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Bezienswaardigheden
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 06:00 - 12:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Finca Agroecologica La Flor
COST

$25 per day . If you are willing to stay more than 3 weeks we can offer you a discount of $5 per day.


WHAT IS INCLUDED:
  • The volunteering cost includes guided work on the farm with a member of the staff, cross-cultural interactions, accommodation and all meals (even when days off). 
  • You will also have a free access to the laundry 
  • WiFi will be accessible only in the main house to let you enjoy more deeply an off-grid experience on the rest of the farm. 
  • Finally, you will be free to walk everywhere on the 13 hectares of the farm which include a 10 hectares regenerated forest, a medicinal garden, a botanical garden, organic gardens, a yoga studio with a stunning view on the Orosi Valley and a farm with animals (horses, goats, chicken).
This money is a great help for the farm (remember that it is a non-profit association) to improve facilities, support local workers, create new projects ...
In exchange for that, you also gain a beautiful human experience, new knowledge in the areas of the farm, the possibility of sharing with people from various countries and improving your Spanish with the locals.


Accomodatie
The accommodations are rustic cabins created throughout the years of existence of the farm. Volunteers will stay in shared dorms from 3 to 4 persons maximum. Depending on how many volunteers are staying at that moment, it can happen that you have a dorm just for yourself! Each of them is unique, but all include beds (single or bunk beds), bathroom and hot shower. Sheets, blankets and towel will also be provided.

We like to remind our future guests that due to the environment of the farm, the biodiversity that can be found on the property and our willingness to protect this environment by not using chemicals in the gardens or in the rooms, it can happen that small insects come to visit you from time to time in the cabin. Don't worry, they are harmless and are generally more afraid than you are.
Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank
Food is an important part of a healthy life. That is why we pay close attention to what we eat and the whole process that exists before the food is on our plate.
We provide a part of our diet with our own organic produce from the gardens and buy the remaining food from local sources

Meals are prepared mostly with organic and local products. 100% vegetarian. Being an intentional community, we cook our meals together. As part of the volunteering, you will be required to help us with the kitchen tasks, just like the rest of the community members. We eat eggs and dairy products.

So, enjoy three meals a day, fresh, locally grown, often organic and prepared on a wood stove. In addition, we all eat together (workers, residents, volunteers, guests) in the dining room with a family and relaxed atmosphere.

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Costa Rica.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Costa Rica biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Costa Rica dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Costa Rica.

Data & Kosten

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Gegevens over jouw aankomst

GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
  • We prefer volunteers that are planning on staying for 3 weeks or more. We like our volunteers to become a member of our community while you are here, and it requires time to adjust and be part of the working flow with us.
  • Staying at least three weeks, allows you to live a relevant experience with us, have time to get to know the people, the duties, learn new skills and knowledge... 
  • All ages are welcome to volunteer, we know how to accommodate your work regarding your skills and your physical capacities. 
  • Speaking Spanish is not required, but it is a real plus to try to learn to be able to communicate with the local people who work at the farm and feel more comfortable if you want to travel in the country. 
Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
1 - 50 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
$175
4 weken
$560
50 weken (max. verblijf)
$7.000
Gemiddelde kosten
$158 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Finca Agroecologica La Flor zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Finca Agroecologica La Flor gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Finca Agroecologica La Flor jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Finca Agroecologica La Flor

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Daily Life at a Farm Supporter

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