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We are a ten acre eco friendly smallholding and events centre located in the beautiful county of Powys on the England/Wales border. We house a unique range of eco buildings and have always developed in sustainable ways. For a long time we functioned as an arts and environmental centre, but now we use the place for accommodation, courses, weddings and special occasions. The river, the wildlife corridor, and the views and natural beauty all help to ensure the visitors are stimulated and inspired. We currently have two types of opportunity available. The first opportunity is as a seasonal helper between the start of April and end of September. The role will involve assisting in the general management and running of the centre. As this role requires commitment for the full season and various responsibility, we offer a profit share to the right person along with food and accommodation. Duties will include coordinating volunteers, helping guests, maintenance, general upkeep, gardening and cleaning. This role would suit someone with a good level of English, with practical, social and organisational skills looking to gain relevant experience for future career prospects. The second opportunity is an ongoing one for various people looking to gain voluntary experience. We welcome people from all walks of life who are keen to immerse themselves in the day to day running and upkeep of a smallholding and events centre. Hours will vary depending on the tasks for the day and we often find that volunteers want to make their mark on the place by doing something creative and imaginative. We look for self motivated people who can work well on their own or together with other volunteers in exchange for food and accommodation. It's a great spot for walking with Offa’s Dyke only a short walk away. The Montgomery Canal Towpath is also close by, a conservation area in which you can enjoy the abundant wildlife and plant life. If you feel energetic, a walk up to Breidden Hill and Rodneys’ Pillar offers a challenge, from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. The Centre backs onto The River Vyrnwy and many of our guests dip their toes in to the river to cool off and take in the beauty of the surroundings. We have several bikes and canoes that the volunteers are welcome to use to explore the local area. Wildlife is in abundance in and around the centre with over 120 varieties of birds including sparrow hawks, woodpeckers, barn owls , great crested tits, swans and turtle doves. We also regularly see otters, badgers and foxes. For those looking for nightlife, there are numerous country pubs offering good food and drink close by. We're easily accessible from Shrewsbury by bus. Shrewsbury can be reached by train from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool Airports in between one and two hours.

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