Agriculture( Sustainable ,Organic and Community Farming) for Interns and Volunteers
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Seeds of Change Cameroon
Times of day
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
MTN building Mamfe
This is a high land area where 95% of the people dependent on agriculture for a living. And crop cultivation is basically organic but the people lack new ideas that can guide them to produce in large quantity in under to feed the recent over population.This has led to high demand of food crops in the market. covering three square of meals a day for a family round the year is a problem. As an Intern or volunteer,you will join our local team to:
-Assist Farming Groups in farming fields -Growing herbs and organic vegetables and fruits
-Share common ideas on Agriculture with the poor farmers.
-Develope small canals for irregation
-Visit cattle ranch and assist in feeding and milking
-Assist or learn how crops such as cavassava is transformed into finish products,such as garri,beer,cassava flour,bohbolo,kokoi and accra cassava.
-You will come across and learn how Cabbage,onion,carrot,maize,okro among others are organically cultivited by farming groups.You would also join our team in raising awareness on various agricultural practices share ideas and create awareness on environmental issues like Global warming, climate change, depletion of natural resources and wherever possible in seeking solutions as well.This will be done in our new Eco Village.
OUR ACCOMMODATION , MEALS AND AMENITIES
Volunteers are accommodated in volunteer houses and you chose to share or not to share a room. we recommend volunteers to bring their own towel and toiletries. The accommodation is safe and secure with the houses located in a safe area in town near the community where volunteers work. Living is comfortable and the volunteer houses have electricity and running water with Western toilets.
our volunteers receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and meals served in the volunteer house are typically Western-style. Breakfast consists of self-serve tea, coffee, toast and cereal. At breakfast time, volunteers are also provided with food for making a sandwich as a packed lunch for their project, this is particularly important for Teaching volunteers to note, as your day usually ends after lunch. Dinner consists of dishes containing meat, vegetables and a starch, such as potatoes, bread or pasta. Bottled water is readily available in Cameroon and you should budget approximately US$2 per week for this (5 liters per day), however tap water is fine to drink in the volunteer houses and most other areas. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know as we program and make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should expect to eat more as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer.
Orientation is taken by our team at our offices in Cameroon. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Cameroon– Introduction to our Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Africa, Introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.
First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to our placement staff you will be working with.
Weekdays: A typical volunteer day would be as follows:
7.00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house.
9.00 AM you will leave home and travel to your placements. Work and hours dependent on you.
1.00 PM - 2.00 PM Lunch break. You will take a packed lunch to your placements, prepared in the morning.
12.00 PM - 2.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. You are free to travel back to the volunteer house, go sight seeing, or do some shopping.
7.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer house.
On the weekends, you have spare time to relax or take the opportunity to explore Mamfe and Bamenda or other areas in Cameroon. Long weekends can be taken if you wish to on safari, or travel to places further afield, such as the Mt Cameroon Although there are no cooks or staff during the weekend, food supplies are stored in the kitchen to be use by volunteers.
Language/Cultural Support Available
How To Apply
Interested individuals, group of people, families and other benevolent groups and individuals to be partners of this wonderful project should contact the Executive Director through any of the following E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 00237673909048 0r 00237666616510