Kadoorie Farm Nature Education Volunteer Programme 2018

14 Aug

Have you or your friends or family ever thought of being a Nature Education Volunteer? Kadoorie Farm is receiving applications for their Nature Education Volunteer Training Course. The goal of this course is to equip people who want to make a committed contribution to environmental education.

In the training course, participants will gain environmental knowledge, interpretation and facilitation skills. In addition, they will have the opportunity to undertake a wide range of mindfulness exercises to increase their connection to nature. The course will be conducted mainly in Cantonese.

Date:
Interview Sessions in KFBG:
August 2018 (Monday to Saturday, 0900-1700) Time slots will be arranged by KFBG.

Training Workshop (Tuesdays 0900-1700):
11 September 2018
18 September 2018
26 September 2018 (Wednesday)
2 October 2018
9 October 2018

Registration: If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete the form by following this link

Application Deadline : 26 August 2018

About The Kadoorie Farm: The Farm was established in 1956 to provide agricultural aid to farmers in need of support to help them lead independent lives. Today, reflecting the changing times, KFBG plays an active role in promoting the conservation of biodiversity in Hong Kong and South China, allied with sustainable agriculture and creative nature education.

Their Mission: To harmonise our relationship with the environment.

Their Vision: A world in which people live sustainably with respect for each other and nature.

Their Values:
Sustainable Living
Appreciating the impact of our actions with regard to current and future generations.
Having awareness of our connection with the environment.
Valuing simple and responsible lifestyles.

Justice
Being fair and accountable. Valuing socially equitable systems that protect
the health of the planet, the people and their way of life.
Protect future generations.

Love
Having self-awareness and understanding of the inter-relationship of all things.
Having compassion and respect for all life. Recognising that outer discord
is a reflection of inner discord. Striving for inner silence.

Participation
Engaging mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually;
fostering respect for different viewpoints, openness, dialogue and teamwork.

Professionalism
Being a role model of caring, integrity, commitment, professional standards and
best practices for partners, organisations, individuals and communities.

Learning
Being adaptive and flexible to changing circumstances. Having a holistic outlook.
Being practical, objective, creative and insightful.

Happiness
Appreciating that our happiness lies in creating and sharing happiness with others.

homegrown_kadoorieVolunteering: Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden’s (KFBG) conservation objectives are to help protect Hong Kong and Mainland China’s biodiversity while motivating people to act to care for our natural environment. If you are interested in devoting some time to environmental education and conservation, or, helping KFBG in various types of education programmes and to, generally assist with outdoor work in KFBG, please check out their volunteer page.

Or go and check it out for yourself. With an entrance fee of only $30 and a shop selling organic fruit and vegetables and eggs from their own farm, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden is well worth a visit.

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