European Solidarity Corps

It is with great joy that we open the Catfarm’s gate to European volunteers in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps ! (ESC)

Are you a kitten between 18 and 30 years from Europe ? Are you wanting to merge into a thriving community, wanting to make a difference at your own scale surrounded by like-minded cats ? 

Are you wanting to try community-living, a cheerful though challenging way of life ? 

Are you interested in resiliency, permaculture, entrepreneurship and innovation ? 

Well, maybe you will be fitting our first edition of  “Think Future : Biodiversity and Permaculture in Community”.

You will live in Catfarm amongst a crew of international volunteers, the Cats. The main topic you will work on is water resiliency. How to keep the water in a south-type field ? How to regenerate biodiversity ? Our old vineyard is our playground !

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

The Catfarm community is situated in the close countryside 20m from Sète, a mid-sized city in the beautiful south of France. A community car, two bikes and public transports are available for the volunteers. We will host you in a double room, with all the necessary facilities in the common spaces (two kitchens, a bathroom, dry toilets, chill/co-working space, a terrasse to stretch your paws).  We are having at minimum a vegetarian diet as we cook for everyone, though you can consume any food in your private space. Don’t forget to tell us about your allergies ! (Chickens and cats here)

What you receive

  • Opportunities to grow professionally 

  • 🛏 Accomodation

  • 🚂 Travel

  •  💸 6€ a day

  • European Insurance

  • Being part of a fun team! (at least we think so)

Training during the opportunity:

To learn more about biodiversity and permaculture, all the possibilities are to be brought ! We have a gardener at Catfarm which will support you in your journey, and we can mandate some externals to give assistance. 

During your stay, on top of the regular training offered by the EU, we will propose weekly French lessons.

Furthermore, as a community, the Cats  often host workshops on broad topics. Plus, you will have the opportunity to be present to 5 different Erasmus + Youth exchanges during your stay, and a newborn festival in August. Miaow !

Part. Profile

– In a gap year in between studies OR searching for their place in the world and want to learn more skills of how to shape your life to your wishes.

– Open-minded and wanting to meet new people – Seeking for alternative ways of living

– Connected to both nature and technology

– Involved in topics like gender equality, human rights, environmental protection.

– Wishing to come with the cleanest way of travel (Bus, Train, Bike…)

Important ! As you will live 8 months with us, we expect you to read our website, as we really wish that you click with our way of living !