Animal Caretaker


Middenweg Bovenkerkerpolder 6, 1188 WS Amstelveen, Nederland

Vacaturenummer: 1566755

In het kort

On our farm, the Meen,t we put social and ecological values first. This welcoming place outside the city offers space to socially excluded people to reconnect with community.


Our aim is to produce local and sustainable food for those who need it the most We do this together with participants who have few opportunities to participate in society, but who can further develop their talents and skills here. Perhaps you would like to learn more about animal care including chickens, pigs, oxen and water buffaloes, together with the farmer and other volunteers and participants?

Wat voor kennis of vaardigheden zijn nodig?

Some experience with animals as well as your interest in farming / gardening / cooking / DIY / woodworking / carpentry will be helpful.

Wat voor scholing krijg je aangeboden?

It is possible to follow training courses via Volunteer Academy. In addition, we provide theme-based workshops and excursions, such as poultry farming.

Wat krijg je er voor terug?

Space to learn and develop. Working outdoors on land, taking care of animals. Being part of a special farm, on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Opportunity to gain knowledge and experience. Self-development is facilitated and entrepreneurship stimulated. Travel expenses and lunch are provided by the Meent. You will savour lunch from our own land!

Wat is de meerwaarde van dit vrijwilligerswerk?

This hospitable place outside the city offers space to people - who are stuck elsewhere in society - to develop and empower by producing local and sustainable food together for social projects in the city, such as walk-in houses, reception centers and social supermarkets. By being part of our project, you will also contribute to the creation of this exceptional place.


One half a day per week (more often is also possible); on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 8:30 am - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm.

Hoe kom je in aanmerking?

Own transport (car/bicycle) to get to the farm will be helpful. Public transport is also an option, we will reimburse your  travel costs.

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