Volunteering for Global Ecovillage Network Europe
European Solidarity Corps (ESC)
PLEASE NOTE THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED
Funded volunteering: Use your enthusiasm for ecovillages and skills and live in Arterra Bizimodu ecovillage, Spain, at the heart of the European Ecovillage Network!
Start date: between early September 2022 and 1st of October 2022
Duration: 6 to 8 months
Application deadline: September 5th
ESC: This long-term ESC project was designed for enthusiastic young people aged 18-30 who are interested in ecovillages and sustainable living, and who want to gain experience and participate in network activities through IT, administrative/membership, and communications support as well as in community-building, self-development, and work in intercultural teams. During your months of stay, you will get to know the life of a Spanish ecovillage and the European network of ecovillages.
What is ESC? The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative that creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. It provides an opportunity to join meaningful work and experiential learning while your food, accommodation, traveling, pocket money, insurance, and mentorship are provided. A person can only do one short-term (less than 59 days) and one long-term ESC. You can register for the European Solidarity Corps when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start a project until you are over 18. European Solidarity Corps projects are available to people up to the age of 30 years old, you cannot start a project after your 31st birthday.
When? The starting date for this ESC is between the 1st of September and the 1st of October 2022.
Where? The Ecovillage that will host the volunteers is Arterra Bizimodu. The living conditions will be simple with the focus on a low ecological footprint. You may expect shared housing and common facilities, a natural rural environment, and diverse social activities.
Who? Young people in the age range of 18-30, who have not participated in an EVS or ESC project before. We are looking for motivated candidates with a pro-active, creative, and problem-solving attitude, with a wish to learn about GEN Europe and ecovillage living.
What? Like the staff members of our small team, volunteers are expected to pitch in with a variety of tasks as they arise, whether it’s logistics for an event, or administration and other tasks. The participants will work as part of the international team formed of GEN Europe volunteers and staff. Supervisors will help the volunteers define and work towards their personal development objectives. You can apply for different positions, or make a proposal on another topic you would like to suggest as a position:
Administration & Membership: We especially value applicants with good written English and organization. If you enjoy bringing order to chaos and having an overview of all GEN Europe projects and members, this is the role for you! (CVCRM skills appreciated!)
Communications: If you’re skilled and enthusiastic about creating attractive written and graphic content about ecovillages and community living, this role is for you! In this role excellent written English and/or solid graphic design skills (Canva, Adobe Suite) is a plus, and other skills such as audio and video editing and animation are warmly welcomed – feel free to make us a proposal based on your skill set. Depending on your skills, tasks may include:
How? If you are interested in this ESC project, please Apply through our ESC application form by September 5th. If you have any questions, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The selection will be done after interviews with the candidates.