April 2017 – Volunteer week
This week will be an opportunity to tend to the beautiful spaces at Courmettes to make them even more enjoyable! Projects will be under the guidance of professionals and people passionate about nature, and include restoring a pond with spaces to relax and the preparation of ground for a permaculture project. Read more
July-August 2017 – Plum management
The Domaine de Courmettes has several (wild) plum trees on the premises which produce large numbers of fruits every year. Because of this, large quantities of fruit will often waste away in the garden. Therefore we are looking for volunteers to manage the processing of the fruits and limit our waste. Read more
September 2017 – Conference support team
Do you care about creation and want to meet like-minded people from all over the world? This summer we are very happy to host several conferences and activities on creation care, including the regional European Creation Care Conference. We are looking for people who are willing to volunteer with a serving heart and respect for the Christian ethos of the organisation. Read more
Ongoing – Marine Project
A Rocha’s microplastics project team is based at Courmettes. Come and take part in developing science, theology, education, advocacy and conservation materials for a project targeting microplastic pollution in the oceans. Tasks can include summarising latest scientific research, creating visuals for educational material, writing social media posts, participating in field or lab work, writing Bible studies, and fundraising. Read more
If you have some time available and would like to invest it in Les Courmettes, we most certainly have things you can do!
Management of Les Courmettes is a constant challenge and we rely on help from many people.
You can help the work of Courmettes by offering to volunteer with us – a great opportunity to be useful and to meet dedicated people. We will suggest work in areas which match your desires and skills. A dozen volunteers already regularly join us at Les Courmettes, either for the day or for stays of 10 to 15 days several times a year.
In particular, you can help in the following areas:
- Building maintenance and renovation
- Environmental conservation
- Footpath maintenance and way marking
- Development of educational materials
- Visitor area
- And anywhere else where your skills can serve the life of Courmettes!
Depending on the situation, we may be able to offer you board and lodging at very reasonable rates.
We welcome enquiries not only from individuals but also from groups (e.g. churches) who wish to come for ‘work camps’.
If you would like to know more and explore the possibility of spending time at Les Courmettes and if you would like to apply to stay with us, please send a CV and accompanying letter so that we can know more about you and look at the match between your skills, expectations and motivation and our needs and capacity to accommodate you. Please do get in touch!