Some arrived by train… some arrived by bike… all arrived with a desire to learn more about the inner workings of CAT and keen to experience the life of a volunteer here for 6 months. David Jennings has been thinking about volunteering at CAT for a long time, ever since he visited nearly 10 years ago: “If you want to learn about alternative technology, this is the place to be!”.
The would-be volunteers spend 4 days ‘trying out’ CAT, working with the departments that take their interest and learning about the day to day tasks that keep CAT ticking. Pablo has been trialling with the gardening team for the past 2 days. He wanted to experience what it was like to look after the gardens at CAT because “plants are magic!”.
And it’s not all based in the big outdoors; volunteers have also been trialling departments such as media and education, where people behind the scenes are working to promote the work of CAT and spread the word of how we can all live a more sustainable way of life.
Sophie has found the past few days a great experience to get a handle on the internal workings of CAT. She has been taken by the “sense of community on site and the diversity of tasks and personalities at play”.
See them all back in Septembre