Pots triar entre dos projectes que comencen a l'agost de 2017! Consulta la informació completa i inscriu-te abans del 19 de juny.Center of Unity Schweibenalp, Switzerland
2 volunteers for 7 month (August 1st 2017 – February 28th 2018)
In the midst of the Bernese Oberland Alps, on a plateau at 1100m above sea level with view on the turquoise Lake Brienz, lies the Center of Unity Schweibenalp. As a living and working community we manage the seminar business and the alpine permaculture gardens (4 ha). As a part of the Global Ecovillages Network (GEN), we consider ourselves as one of the emerging models for a holistic cultural transformation. At the Center of Unity Schweibenalp we contribute since more than 30 years to the development of an integral life culture and universal spirituality.
We are offering you the opportunity to be with us and to experience community building where we also try to encourage the members’ personal development. We are living and working together on Schweibenalp and we share the place with our guests. While working in the various possible areas (permaculture, herbs, seeds, beekeeping, housework, kitchen, maintenance) it is needed clarity and openness with other people, a good ability to communicate and also please pack your humor, independence and self-responsibility.
You can join different working groups according to your talents and you’re welcome in the different events of the community.
Accommodation: Shared rooms (!) with shared bathrooms. The EVS volunteers live together with other volunteers (short & long term) in multiple shared rooms on the upper floor of the main building. There are common rooms that can be used by all volunteers as well (e.g. small living room, library, meditation room, etc.). The volunteers will cook and eat together with the community (vegetarian, vegan and partly ayurvedic kitchen).
Requirements: Participants are motivated to live and work in a remotely located ecological, spiritual and open community of all ages and cultures. You don’t mind living in a shared bedroom and you agree and want to live in accordance with our common grounds (http://www.schweibenalp.ch/en/vision-2 ).
Ecole d’Humanité, Switzerland
1 volunteer for 11 months (August 17th 2017 – June 30th 2018)
The Ecole d’Humanité is a progressive, international boarding school in the heart of the Swiss Alps (in the winter ski area Meiringen-Hasliberg) that fosters the discovery and development of individual talents in an atmosphere that encourages self-determination, innovation, and tolerance. 120 Students and 50 teachers from over 20 different countries live together in a dynamic community overflowing with academic, artistic, practical, athletic, and social opportunities. Whether admiring the beauty of a poem, projectile motion in a calculus-based physics class, performing an original piece of impro theatre or summiting a 4000 meter peak, Ecole students are challenged to actively discover and pursue their passions, and share them with others.
As an EVS volunteer you’ll have the position as “Artist in Residence”. Therefore you get the chance to work as an artist at the Ecole d’Humanité and be at the same time a part of the Ecole-community and take part in the community life within the so called “Ecole Families” (consisting of 2-3 teachers and 4-10 students, who live and interact with each other under one roof).
The Ecole offers you a great infrastructure to use. By mutual agreement your work could be in the following areas:
– work as artist (metal & wood studios, stage and practicing studios , graphics studio)
– work pedagogically: giving afternoon classes in a certain topic depending on your talents or work in so called “intense weeks” together with small groups of students
– networking: among the network of former students of the Ecole, there is a great amount of artists, working in different areas, who are often willing to cooperate for projects
– communications: engage in public relation activities regarding your work
– manual work (garden work, caring for the pets, housework)
– intercultural dimension: The daily interaction with community members from over 20 countries helps to learn more about interculturality, in which we offer also professional trainings
Rooms are doubles (!) and are simply and purposefully outfitted. Living together closely can mean both welcome support and unexpected challenges. Sometimes lifelong friendships are formed, sometimes only bonds of convenience. In the small unit of the room social learning plays an important role. When conflicts arise, the teachers (who supervise the Ecole Families) are there to help resolve them.
We eat our daily meals together in a communal dining hall. Students, teachers and volunteers share things like cleaning duties in the Ecole. The beautiful surroundings of the Ecole offer great outdoor activity possibilities (hiking, skiing, climbing and biking).
Participants are motivated to live and work in a rather remotely located place within an existing community consisting of teachers, international students and other volunteers. You shouldn’t mind living in a shared bedroom and you are willing to integrate within the structures of the community. Smoking and drinking alcohol is not permitted for students. EVS volunteers are not allowed to smoke or drink alcohol in the presence of students.
Si estàs interessat/ada escriu un correu amb el teu CV i carta de motivació en anglès a firstname.lastname@example.org abans del 19 de juny!