GTT Volunteers Stories

My Name is George Clipp

I am from London, England and have worked freelance for the past 5 years as a filmmaker/video editor. Since 2013 I have become increasingly interested in sustainable agriculture, ecology and land management. I have spent time in India with involvement in organic farming, tree planting and natural building projects.

I discovered Greyton Transition Town accidently whilst searching for permaculture projects in South Africa. I was intrigued by the range of activities being undertaken in the small rural town and decided to volunteer for one month to find out more first hand.

Volunteering with GTT is a highly unique and rewarding experience; there is a diversity of work on offer that allows for tailor-made volunteering! I spent time with the after school eco-crew clubs, time in veggie gardens, time caring and maintaining trees, time selling unbelievably fresh produce at the market, time visiting the swap shops, time baking in the vegan cafe and many other unique tasks that have all taught me a great deal about how we can live more lightly on our planet and make changes that are beneficial to the whole community.

There is a lot to be learnt by the initiative in Greyton and it is a project with endless potential. I can highly recommend a visit to the town and believe volunteering is the best way to experience what a transition town is all about. I leave Greyton with a lot of fond memories, new friends, developed skills, wonderful vegan recipes, and inspiring insights into sustainable living approaches.

My Name is Candice Mostert

I have been working as a freelance photographer for the last 3 years and dived into photojournalism with a passion for this world,its people and its cultures.

I came from Cape Town, straight out of the Independent Newspapers where I got to see the struggles of our country and I wanted to be part of the solution. My work for Greyton Transition Town has let me spend time creating solutions and I have also had the opportunity to photograph what I think are some historical moments as our planet looks at alternative methods to carry forward.

Edward Steichen, a famous photographer said “Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.” I hope to bring the community to light with my camera and inspire others to find a creative outlet and do something meaningful with it.

 

My Name is Matthew Shim

Having finished high school in the eve of 2013, I embarked on a year-long journey around the world to understand different cultures, advocate social change and ultimately be educated through experience.

I come from Sydney, Australia and have been travelling and interning through Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka this year before arriving in Greyton through some twist of circumstance. My passion is social advocacy and empowerment – especially with young people. I hope that my work for Greyton Transition Town will help empower the youth of Greyton and surrounds to become sustainable leaders of the community with a huge vision for the future, both environmentally and socially.

I love football, rugby, cricket and judo, and have a huge passion for Arsenal FC. I am fascinated by the guitar and hope to build one with my bare hands someday. I also view myself as a bit of a food connoisseur and love to cook and eat good food – much to the delight of Candice.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Volunteer

Contact Marshall Rinquest, to learn more: 0734861965 Email Marshall


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