- What is the accommodation like?
During the project you will stay at the ranch on the project site. You will share your bedroom with possible three other volunteers and sleep in bunkbeds. You have access to shared bathrooms. There will also be an open kitchen for everyone, as well as a dining room and a big living room. Furthermore you can use the veranda or swimming pool to cool off or relax during your free time.
- Is it possible to get placed with a partner or friend?
It is always possible to get placed with your partner or friend, but it always depends on the current room availability.
- How is the food provided?
Volunteer will take turns in preparing lunch and dinner. There will be three meals daily.
- Is it possible to receive vegetarian meals?
It is possible to follow a vegetarian diet. Please inform us about your diet beforehand. A vegan diet is not recommended.
- How are work time and free time divided?
As a volunteer you will be working Mondays through Fridays starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending in the late afternoon or evening. On some days you might be asked to work on Saturday as well. There will be a break at noon to escape the heat.
- How can I spend my free time?
During your lunch break or after working hours you might relax on the veranda or take a swim in the pool. You can spend some time with the other volunteers or go on some day trips to areas close by. Some days you and the other participants can arrange a barbecue or game nights.
- Do I have a contact person on site?
The team on site will always be at the farm and can answer your questions. They will be responsible for you and help you with any kind of problem.
- What kind of cost do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
Usually you will not have any other kind of spending during the project since accommodation and food is provided. But you might need money for free time activities, trips, or additional snacks you want to purchase. You can withdraw cash at the airport or the city. Still you should take enough cash with you since the closest city Orlando is a 45 minute drive away.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
You will have a Wifi access at the ranch. There will also be a computer available to the volunteers. Depending on the weather the signal might be weak. To save some money you should consider purchasing a prepaid card.
- What’s the weather like?
Florida can be divided in two climate zones. The northwest and the central part of the country have cold winters and warm summers. The south has a more or less tropical climate with high temperature all year around. The winter in the south is still warm but not as hot as the summer.
- Is there a prohibition regarding alcohol?
The drinking age in the USA is 21. It is also not allowed to drink alcohol on the street in public. We ask you to follow these rules and respect the conditions