Volunteering in TEMI
We welcome volunteers from all over the world, to do a wide range of work.
They are included into the Temi family, and fulfill an important and appreciated role. We want volunteers to get the most out of their time here, while contributing to the life of the community. As such we work with volunteers to define their best suited roles and responsibility. Volunteers are a crucial and valued part of life at Temi. Usually a group of 4-5 volunteers permanently live and work in Temi.
We ask volunteers to do some fund-raising for the community before they arrive.
For the first one week the cost of board in the community is 150€, from the second week onwards, the charge reduces to 50€ for every week's stay in TEMI.
Cost of transport one way from Tbilisi airport to TEMI is €50.
This ensures that volunteers do not become a financial burden on a struggling community – there are already many mouths to feed!
If you are having trouble raising the money or come from a community which is financially unable to support your trip, please get in touch with us and we will see what we can figure out. If you are coming trough WWOOF, TEMI can only make your stay free when you save significant costs to the community through your work on main construction or major agricultural projects.
Our Partner-Volunteer Organisations
Works for volunteers :
Naturally enough, we encourage able-bodied volunteers to participate in the heavier physical work. We don't insist on this but it would be most appreciated. The normal working hours are six hours a day for 6 days a week. Day off – Sunday. If you are doing a heavy job for a few hours, you can combine it with lighter jobs (light agricultural work, such as planting / weeding / watering; teaching, helping with household chores, organized leisure activities etc). You may also change the combination of tasks during the period of your stay.
Tasks: - TEMI constructing works – help the building team
- Organic farming , vineyards : (digging, mowing, sowing, weeding, planting, watering, harvesting); (taking care of the cows, chickens and the bees)
- Taking care of the residents with special needs, such as:
* exercising working skills (in kitchen, garden, household) with the fosterlings
* supporting them through art therapie- music, drawing, handwork, pottery, arts....
* playing games with them, going for walks, physical therapie
- Help in organized leisure activities
- Help with harvesting and conservating fruits and vegetables
- Help in the maintenance of the residence
- Wood workshop / carpentry / cabinet making
- bring in your own ideas of support...
Contact Persons for Volunteers: