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VFP-MTV/LTV01-20 ESTADOS UNIDOS Nestled into the bluffs of the St Croix River Valley, SOCI, 01/02/2020 31/12/2020

VFP-MTV/LTV01-20 Community Homestead, Osceola, Wisconsin, SOCI 3-4 Vols, AGE 18+ Minimum 3 months, No
extra Fee
Location: Nestled into the bluffs of the St Croix River Valley, we are on the border of Wisconsin/Minnesota. An hour from the
twin cities of Minneapolis/St Paul, two hours from the Great Lake of Superior, we are surrounded by rolling farmland and
waterfalls, biking and hiking trails, and the friendly outreach of our picturesque small town, Osceola, just 4 miles away.
About: Centered upon an organic dairy farm and large garden, Community Homestead is a sustainable non-profit living and
working with people with developmental challenges. We believe that everyone has value and importance, and can contribute
to a purposeful life no matter their abilities. In teams of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, we run the farm,
bakery, kitchens, gardens and craft groups, look after each other and create a happy home and social life. We live in
extended family households within walking distance of the farm and find our high energy, friendly lifestyle fulfilling and
welcoming for us all.
Website: http://www.communityhomestead.org
https://www.facebook.com/communityhomestead/?tn-str=k*F
WORK: Volunteers are welcomed and live as part of a household where they help with the running of the home they also
enjoy. During the work week they join a team on the land, bakery, food preserving kitchen, construction/woodworking, or
crafts, facilitating, learning, and helping the team reach their goal. Weekends and evenings are filled with social and
vocational opportunities. The type of volunteer work is matched to the individual’s tastes and strengths to optimize the most
fulfilling experience for all. The hours vary and follow a farm-life structure with some early mornings and late nights in the
growing season and a creative, co operative, and flexible attitude to social opportunities and travel to best suit everyone.
Coworker position requires a motivated person who enjoys being part of a team. Practical idealism, an appreciation of the
outdoors, and a wish to make a real difference in the world helps! Previous agricultural experience or experience of people
with disabilities is not necessary, but an open mind and a wish to learn definitely is.
Accommodation
Volunteers live together family- style in homes lead by long term volunteers in the community. Each person has their own
bedroom. All meals, and use of amenities (computer, wifi, toiletries, house phone, workshops) is included. We can insure
drivers over 21 with a clean driving record to use our vehicles.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES
We live in the middle of a conservation area with hiking and biking trails, waterfalls and a pristine river to canoe and kayak.
Our friendly small town offers shopping, coffee shops, parks, community theater, swimming pool, gym, basic amenities, and
local festivals. Museums, concerts, theaters and events can be accessed an hour away in Minneapolis/St Paul. While there is
no public transport, people over 21 with a clear driving record can often drive our vehicles and those who can’t are offered
rides and use of bikes for shorter distances. We make it possible for volunteers to camp, visit Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee,
(4-7 hours away) and Lake Superior depending on their interest and enjoy connecting them to opportunities see more of the
USA in and outside the tourist areas. Year-long volunteers can expect to have about 3 weeks of vacation offered through the
year.
ARRIVAL INFORMATION
You must co ordinate your arrival so we can pick you up from the airport 
Fly into Minneapolis/St Paul international Airport (MSP)