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Eco-Centre: help and work towards sustainability

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6 - 20 semanas  ·  Idade 18 - 50+

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Destaques

  • Immersion in an a dynamic Eco-Centre project in rural Ireland
  • Living within a group of international volunteers
  • Highly experienced staff members
  • Diversity of activities and learning opportunities
  • Visit the wild west of Ireland with its natural wonders during your free time

Especialmente adequado para

Idade 18+
Solteiros
Casais

Sobre o programa

Support a non-profit Eco-Centre within a team of international volunteers and immerse yourself in the magical West of Ireland. A unique way to experience Ireland!

CTL collaborates with two Eco-Centre located in the West of Ireland

FIRST ECO CENTRE

The Eco-Centre is a non-profit organisation and registered charity focusing on ecology and sustainability. It located in a rural area surrounded by green hills and near a large lake in a beautiful region in the North ...

Sobre o programa

CTL collaborates with two Eco-Centre located in the West of Ireland

FIRST ECO CENTRE

The Eco-Centre is a non-profit organisation and registered charity focusing on ecology and sustainability. It located in a rural area surrounded by green hills and near a large lake in a beautiful region in the North West of the country. The aim of the centre is to provide training and education, information and demonstration of organic gardening, growing and sustainable living. The centre provides courses on various topics such as gardening, food production, healthy cooking and renewable energy. The centre also welcomes educational tours for schools, community groups, and garden clubs.The centre includes:

-        kitchen gardens and polytunnels of various sizes with vegetables and flowers

-        A compost display area, showing different methods of composting and recycling.

-        An orchard with 50 varieties of apples suited to the Irish climate and a soft fruit area, testing hardy varieties.

-        A native woodland 

-        A play area for children of visiting families

-        A café and an Eco-shop selling organic seeds, tools, books, herb plants, seasonal vegetables and a range of organic food

The volunteer work

There are around 3 to 5 volunteers at the project who support a team of nearly 20 staff members (not all full-time).  Volunteer work hours can be expected to average out at approximately 5 to 7 hours per day, 5 days a week. Volunteers get two days off per week, not necessarily the weekends.  

During the first week, volunteers will be introduced to the different aspects of the project and the different types of volunteer work available. Where possible the work will then be matched to individual preferences, skills and abilities, however everyone will be expected to be flexible and adapt to the project’s needs.

Example of tasks:

- Gardening/vegetable growing

- Maintenance work

- Help in the shop and café

- Administration assistance

- Assist with organisation of educational activities

Volunteers should be prepared to carry out tasks that might be repetitive, tedious and monotonous.

Placements will normally be of a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 20 weeks


Accommodation and meals

Volunteers are living in small houses located within 2-10km from the project. Houses have 2 to 4 bedrooms, kitchen, shared bathroom and living room. Bed linen are provided, volunteers should bring their own towels. Wi-fi is accessible at the project but not in the accommodation. Generally volunteers access the internet through the mobile network with their mobile phone. The accommodation will be shared with other volunteers or with students attending the long-term courses from the Centre.  Volunteers might have their own bedrooms, but should be prepared to share their bedroom with another volunteer if required. Volunteers generally cycle to the project or get lifts (by car) to and from the projects from either staff member or students that have a car. Participants make their own food shopping. They receive a small stipend that covers modest spending and also the cost the electricity (light and heating). Volunteers cook their own food at the accommodation, they sometimes eat the food served in the project (café). Please note that the Organic Centre is located very close to the boarder with Northen Ireland (2.5km) and some of the accomodation for volunteers are located the other side of the border, in Northen Ireland.


SECOND ECO-CENTRE

This centre is a non-profit organisation focusing on ecology and sustainability. It is a residential venue for events such as workshops, courses, conferences and for individual/group retreats and holidays. The centre includes 2 halls for workshop, accommodation (small dormitories, vegetarian kitchen and dinging area, large and cosy living room), an organic vegetable and fruit gardens, a nature trail, a wildlife pond, two rush labyrinths, a chicken coop, an orchard and recently planted native woodland areas.  It is located in 50 acres of land 

The centre’s mantra is reduce, reuse, recycle and its ethos is based on creating an environmentally sustainable activity having a minimal impact on the earth.

Guests are varied and include:

Visiting tutors with groups of workshop participants

Visiting individuals both hostellers and Bed and Breakfast guests

Individuals attending the centre's own organised events, tours, retreats and workshops including traditional Irish music

Community groups, school groups and local community workshops/events

Workshop activities are wide ranging usually linked to music and healing and include yoga, meditation, dancing, Tai Chi, djembi drumming, music workshops, singing, sweat lodges, retreats, parties, weddings, concerts, training sessions, meetings, conferences etc. 

The Centre endeavours to create a community atmosphere and encourages and relies on volunteer throughout the year.  At any one time there may be up to 11 volunteers. Volunteers are expected to work together as a team. 

Volunteer work hours can be expected to average out at approximately 25 hours per week. This will often incorporate weekend work. Where possible the work will be matched to individual skills and abilities, however everyone will be expected to be flexible depending on the weather and the work required. At quiet times there is the opportunity to take days off for touring. Flexibility and negotiation on both sides is encouraged.

Work will be outdoors in the Centre grounds or kitchen garden and indoor jobs linked to catering for guests. There are more opportunities to do outside work in the spring and summer month with a strong emphasis on gardening in March, April and May.

Outside work may involve:

Gardening  - both heavy digging and light weeding 

Planting – trees and vegetables 

Composting 

Land clearing 

Ditch digging and clearing

Fencing

Tending to chickens 

Path laying

Stacking and preparing wood for the boiler

Building natural structures

Tidying and general ground maintenance

Inside work may involve:

Cooking (vegetable preparation)

Dish washing

Cleaning

Maintenance

Recycling

Laundry

Accommodation and meals

Volunteers will be provided with a hostel bed and bedding. Usually you will be expected to share your room with other volunteers. Sometimes during off peak seasons volunteers will be able to have their privacy, however this may involve switching rooms every so often.

The centre operates a vegetarian kitchen providing meals whenever there are paying guests staying – usually at weekends and full weeks over the summer months. When the kitchen is catering for guests you will be expected to help with some vegetable preparation and washing up depending on your skills and interests and meals will be made for you. At other times volunteer are expected to cater for themselves either on a work-share or help themselves basis using whatever ingredients are available in the kitchen and garden. Cooking and eating together is encouraged whenever possible. So volunteers should bring some recipes!



Dia típico

Subject to change:

8.30 Breakfast

9.30 Volunteer work starts (hours are flexible)

13.00 Lunch break

14.00 Volunteer work continues

16.30 Volunteer ends

Free time with other international volunteers (walks, games, chat, reading etc.)

Dinner

Dia típico

Subject to change:

8.30 Breakfast

9.30 Volunteer work starts (hours are flexible)

13.00 Lunch break

14.00 Volunteer work continues

16.30 Volunteer ends

Free time with other international volunteers (walks, games, chat, reading etc.)

Dinner


Actividades em tempo livre

Volunteers have two days off per week (not necessarily on weekends). During their free time, volunteers can discover the Wild West of Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way.
Volunteers may also have the opportunity to attend some courses run at the center (this is subject to availability).

Actividades em tempo livre

Volunteers have two days off per week (not necessarily on weekends). During their free time, volunteers can discover the Wild West of Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way.
Volunteers may also have the opportunity to attend some courses run at the center (this is subject to availability).

Requisitos

Requisitos

Idade mínima: 18 anos

Para aderir ao programa é necessário ter pelo menos 18 anos de idade na data de início do programa. Poderá haver excepções se puder fornecer a permissão do(s) seu(s) tutor(es) legal(ais) ou se estiver acompanhado pelos seus pais.

Habilidades linguísticas

Precisa de falar Inglês (nível intermédio)

Verificação dos antecedentes criminais

necessário

Documentos Necessários

CV, motivation letter, medical certificate and participants need a valid passport (that will stay valid for the duration of their stay) criminal background check

Restrições de Nacionalidade

Sem restrições. São bem-vindas as mãos que ajudam de todo o mundo.

Outras Competências

Volunteers are required to be adaptable, flexible people. The must be over 18 when the project starts. They will join a group of volunteers comprised of people from different backgrounds, countries and cultures. They need to be able to partake in teamwork, maturity and responsibility are very important. Volunteers should enjoy physical outdoor work and rural living, and be prepared for challenging weather conditions. Volunteers must have at least an intermediate level of spoken English.

Compromisso de tempo

A tua mão auxiliadora será necessária na Terça-feira, Quarta-feira, Quinta-feira, Sexta-feira e Sábado de 09:30 - 16:30

Serviços incluídos

Serviços incluídos

Serviços por CTL Ireland

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up on arrival
  • 1st night in hostel shared accommodation in Cork city
  • Orientation day with CTL Ireland staff
  • Transfer to project
  • Accommodation at project
  • Food (in first Eco Centre: small stipend from project to cover cost of simple food and energy)
  • Ongoing support from project mentor
  • Assistance and back up support from CTL Ireland staff
  • 24/7 emergency support
Return transfer not included.

Recepção no aeroporto em Cork Airport

Pick up is included for participants arriving in Cork airport. Participants arriving in another airport will be provided with all necessary information and will be picked up on arrival in Cork city.

Alojamento

The accommodation depends on which Eco Centre the volunteer will be placed. In the first Eco-Centre, volunteers live in a shared house located a few km form the centre. In the second Eco Centre, volunteers live on site. See above for more details.

Alimentos e Bebidas

In the first Eco-Centre participants make their own food shopping and cook for themselves (cost of basic food is covered by project), in the second Eco Centre, food is bought by the project and there is a communal kitchen for staff and volunteers. See above for more details

Acesso à Internet

Acesso limitado no local do projecto

O que NÃO está incluído?

O que NÃO está incluído?

Bilhetes de avião

O aeroporto mais próximo é Cork Airport (ORK) em Cork. Ajudamo-lo a encontrar voos baratos para Irlanda. ENCONTRAR VOOS BARATOS

Seguro de viagem

Ir para o estrangeiro é uma aventura e é sempre melhor estar preparado. Doença ou lesão súbita, cancelamento ou roubo - um seguro de viagem para Irlanda proporciona segurança e é uma vantagem a ter. OBTENHA UMA COTAÇÃO

Vacinas

Se pretende ser voluntário em Irlanda deve procurar aconselhamento médico antes de iniciar a sua viagem social. Verifique as vacinas necessárias para Irlanda. VERIFICADOR DE VACINAS

Detalhes à chegada

2024 Start Dates (arrival dates)

January 8th

January  29th

February 19th

March 11th

April 8th  

April 29th

May 20th

June 10th

July 1st    

July 15th

July 29th

September 9th

October 7th

November 4th





Arrival in Cork airport:

Participants are picked up by a driver who will be waiting with a sign displaying the participants’ name. Participants are transferred to a hostel, located in Cork city centre.


Arrival at different airport

Volunteers who arrived at a different airport (Dublin, Shannon, Kerry, Waterford) need to make their own way to Cork. It is very easy to join Cork city from Dublin airport as there are buses from just outside the arrival terminal in Dublin that go directly to Cork city centre. Detailed information on transfers to Cork will be provided by CTL Ireland.


First day and Overnight in Cork city 

Volunteers stay at a pre-booked hostel for their first night in Cork city. The hostel is located in the city centre, a very short walk from all the shops and attractions of the city. After checking in, participants have some free time to rest and to discover Cork city. A welcome dinner is generally organised on the first night.


Second Day: Orientation

On the morning of their second day, participants will take part in a comprehensive orientation workshop which lasts 3 to 4 hours followed by a walking tour. 


Third day: Transfer to Host Community

Participants are transferred to their project by public transportation (bus or train)


Please note: The information on arrival and orientation is subject to change as we might modify the programme to follow public health guidelines.

Disponibilidade
Jan Feb Março Abril Maio Jun Jul Ago Set Out Nov Dez

Preços do programa

6 semanas (estadia min.) 1.745€
7 semanas 1.865€
8 semanas 1.985€
9 semanas 2.105€
10 semanas 2.225€
11 semanas 2.345€
12 semanas 2.465€
13 semanas 2.585€
14 semanas 2.705€
15 semanas 2.825€
16 semanas 2.945€
17 semanas 3.065€
18 semanas 3.185€
19 semanas 3.305€
20 semanas (estadia máx.) 3.425€
Preços médios 231€/semana

Preços do programa

231€ por semana 6 - 20 semanas Idade 18 - 50+

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Duração

6 - 20 semanas

Depósito

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Pagamento final

O teu pagamento final será acordado com CTL Ireland durante o processo de candidatura. As soluções comuns são ou através de transferência bancária ou pagamento em dinheiro no local do projecto.


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Perfeito 4.6 rating (14 revisões)

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Sobre o projecto

CTL Ireland is an Irish based organisation committed to promote responsible volunteering in local projects in Ireland.

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Who we are & what we do

 CTL Ireland – the Center for Travel and Learning - is an Irish based organisation committed to promote responsible volunteering in Irish communities. Our staff has years of experience supporting international volunteers and placing them in local projects. We are driven to provide a positive and sustainable impact alongside our local partners. Our volunteer programs involve an immersion within local communities and the Irish culture. The programs allow participants contribute their skills and energy to support local projects in achieving their goals. Programs are also designed to encourage participants to learn and reflect on their experience. We support individuals and groups all throughout their program, from the orientation workshop until the final evaluation. All volunteers start their program in friendly and vibrant city of Cork before joining their host project.

 Why volunteering in Ireland?

  • Safe
  • Friendly
  • English speaking
  • Strong sense of community
  • Huge social & environmental challenges despite the economic growth
  • Rich and diverse culture
  • Wonderful landscapes
  • Attractive excursions and activities during free time
  • Easy access through air travel
  • Youngest population in Europe

Ireland is a wonderful country; it is safe, friendly, English speaking, rich in heritage, history and culture. From vibrant, exciting cities to spectacular countryside – it’s a magical place to visit. It’s also a wonderful place to stay and immerse yourself. The best part of an experience in Ireland is probably connecting with local people. Visitors find Irish people friendly, welcoming and very supportive. As an Irish saying goes: “there are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t yet met.” We are proud to promote Ireland abroad as the exciting, beautiful and welcoming country that it is.

Ireland may be a “developed” country but the country is also facing huge social and environmental challenges. Despite the economic recovery, Ireland remains a hugely unequal society. There is in Ireland a strong sense of community with many inspiring initiatives taking place at local level. CTL Ireland selects very specific community based projects where participants can have an authentic and worthwhile experience.

 Meaningful local projects

 We have carefully selected a number of host projects which provide participants with worthwhile and challenging volunteer work programmes. Our projects are focused on making a positive impact in local communities. Projects include:

  • Centres for people with disabilities
  • Farms promoting sustainable food production
  • Charities supporting the most vulnerable people
  • Women empowerment projects
  • Summer camps with children
  • Homework clubs with refugee children
  • Arts Centres promoting the Arts and creativity in the community

Our commitments

  • Selection of projects which positively impact the community
  • Worthwhile volunteer work programme
  • Comprehensive orientation on arrival
  • Ongoing support from project mentor
  • Back-up support from CTL Ireland staff
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Risk Management and Emergency Procedures in place
  • Affordable fees including pick up in Cork Airport, transfer to project, accommodation and food

 Who are we looking for?

 Immersing yourself in a new culture and volunteering in a local project is a challenging experience! We are looking for people with the following characteristics:

  • Willingness to adapt to a different culture
  • Hard working
  • Genuine desire to contribute to positive change
  • Flexible and patient
  • At least an Intermediate level of English
  • Participants must be over 18 years old when programme starts

14 revisões · rating4.6

A great experience with CTL Ireland. A very good welcome on my arrival in Ireland, with a day to prepare for the 3 months of living in a foreign country. CTL was always on hand to check up on my stay. As for the centre where I volunteered, it was 3 months of fun with a great team. I was made very ...
I had a really amazing experience! I met nice people and really enjoyed the volunteer work.I came at the end of the year so carrying wheelbarrows was essential. Even though I am not very muscular, I did it, so no problem! I learned a lot about myself, about gardening, about Irish culture and about ...
Laura de Silva rating3.6

2023 at Children and Teenager Carer

Leider waren ich, und auch alle anderen Freiwilligen, sehr unzufrieden mit der Freiwilligenarbeit im Kids Club. Wir haben leider überhaupt keine Einführung in die Arbeit bekommen, Informationen mussten wir uns von anderen Freiwilligen, die schon länger da waren, besorgen. Es ist extrem ...
Jules Sabahi rating5

2023 at Charity Shop Helper

I think I changed a lot there and I became more independent and sure of what I was worth. Irish people are all very nice and enjoyable because it changes a lot with other European countries. Moreover, there are such outstanding touristic places in Ireland that deserve to be visited. Finally, ...
Simon Hackelsberger rating4.6

2023 at Helping People with Special Needs

If you are looking for some enjoyable and wholesome experiences with welcoming and loving people this is it! Where I was the accommodations allowed for privacy and the staff was very supportive, trying to make everything possible for ...
Laure Kaspar rating5

2023 at Helping People with Special Needs

Highly recommended . The staff are open, supporting and very flexible. All residents UNIQUE with different modes of communication. If you like nature and welcoming people Ireland is definitely a country to visit. Laure Kaspar from ...

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Europa > Northern Europe > Irlanda > Carrick on Shannon

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