February 27th till March 7th is a week dedicated to volunteers. This is the perfect opportunity to put our volunteers in the spotlights. Without them, the work on a social farm would me far harder than it is.
We host a group/individual on different days of the week. Those people struggle with a certain issue which makes it harder for them to be fully included in our modern-day society. That’s where we jump in. We offer them a useful dayactivity on the farm for them to feel mor included and validated. They come to take care of our animals, such as pony’s, cows, bunny’s, chickens and goats. Our they give us a hand with cleaning the space. We also organise farm camps during school holidays and workshops for children about resilience.
All those services are made possible partly thanks to our hard-working volunteers. They put their soul in the organisation, publication and performance of these activities. At this point, we count a small 10 volunteers on our organisation. Each with their own talents and backgrounds. Where one has experience in psychology, the other has worked as a nurse. This contributes to a diverse team with different perspectives to strengthen our vision.
Through this way of working, we offer a great experience to volunteers. In return, they contribute to the growth of our organization.
What is it that makes volunteers so precious?
The ins and outs behind the scenes of a social farm is time-consuming, needs lots of organisation and demands energy. We are constantly working on new services to provide to our community and to help even more people. On top of that, we seek to improve the activities we already organise. This all asks for quite some labour power. Is we, as a social farm, had to count on paying staff members, the farm wouldn’t be viable. Through this way of working, we offer a great experience to volunteers. In return, they contribute to the growth of our organisation. Any extra pair of hands are more than welcome!
Special thanks to our volunteers, form the start till now!