Granja-Escuela Huerta “La Limpia” is a farm school which contains different infrastructure and farm animals. They give children the opportunity to know farm animals and see agriculture as the chance to participate in various handicrafts activities.
It is an estate of 7 hectares of land with orchards, garden of aromatic plants, nursery, vineyard and olive grove, prairies, garden, playground, sports, fenced enclosure with swimming pool, and two main buildings. In the first one is the house and in the second the workshops and stables.
Main activities: During their stay at Huerta de la Limpia, children carry out a series of activities related to nature, farm animals, in the orchard, sports, entertainment, leisure and free time, cooking; plastic, theatre, puppet workshops; wicker, looms, … In summer, we also offer the possibility of performing; in addition to the activities of each camp, optional riding classes.
Location: Farm-School La Limpia is situated in natural surroundings 10 minutes walking from Guadalajara. Guadalajara city is 60 minutes from Madrid by train.
The programmed activities that the children perform in the Farm School we classify in: work sessions Craft workshops, communication and expression Workshops. Each one of them can be developed in classrooms or open spaces, depending on the activity and the climatology.
Volunteer tasks: Different jobs around the school, helping children mentors during lunch time, maintenance works and animal care (feeding, cleaning…), working in the garden and the vegetal garden; occasionally: Mentor assistant organizing workshops and games and taking care of children during break time and lunch time
Volunteer requirements/Skills: open-minded, creative, likes to work with children, and likes to work with animals.
Working hours: not less than 20 hours and not more than 40 hours a week
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging): A room in the project, the room can be shared with another volunteer.