Learn about eco-building in a Greek Island [ESC opportunity]

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Σταγόνες / Stagones is still looking for volunteers in Evia Island.

As part of the European programme European Solidarity Corps​, Σταγόνες / Stagones Social Cooperative will be hosting four young people, ages 18-30, for 6 months, from when the airports open.

Range of activities includes Natural Building, Organic and Natural Farming, and Permaculture in an all-inclusive sense. Being comfortable among young kids and interested in democratic, self-directed education and how to make that possible will be extra welcome and will maximize your chances to have a great experience during your stay.

Those interested should be prepared to live close to nature, in a remote place and also be eager to learn by experience through various happenings and small projects.
Join us and let’s celebrate together small and big achievements.

Learn about eco-building (natural construction) in Greece – As part of the European programme European Solidarity Corps, Stagones Social Cooperative will be hosting four young people, ages 18-30, for 6 months, from late March to late November 2020.

Range of activities includes:
Requisites

Being comfortable among young kids and interested in democratic, self-directed education and how to make that possible will be extra welcome and will maximize your chances to have a great experience during your stay. Those interested should be prepared to live close to nature, in a remote place and also be eager to learn by experience through various happenings and small projects.

Join us and let’s celebrate together small and big achievements.

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Stagones is a former informal group of young people trying to “live lightly and meaningfully on earth” and we recently became a social cooperative. We are four families with small kids living in a natural environment on Evia-island.

Our aims include the promotion of:

  • a healthy way of life
  • sustainable everyday practices
  • protection of the environment
  • democratic education
In doing so our main areas of activity are:
  1. Natural and Organic farming: We cultivate as much of our food and we also cultivate vegetables and pomegranates professionally to sell to the local and wider market, reallocating the amounts earned for the scope of our organization as is described also in our statute.
  2. Natural Building: We design and construct eco-friendly, handmade buildings and smaller scale constructions such as earth ovens, benches, fireplaces, kiosks etc. In addition, we run Natural Building workshops for people who wish to learn through practical experience
  3. Cultural and creative interchange through the organization of small scale projects with the involvement of the local community and also the organization of small scale art festivals
  4. Transformation of educational systems towards democratic education. We organize Agile Learning workshops and also informational days in order to promote and discuss democratic education

In all of our activities, the participants learn using non-formal educational methods mainly being experiential education (learning by doing).

Since activities and world-views are interrelated, we approach aspects of everyday living in a holistic way.

Location

Greece | Kirinthos, Evia Island

Note:

This organisation holds a European Solidarity Corps Quality Label. The Quality Label certifies that the organisation is able to run projects in compliance with the principles and objectives of the European Solidarity Corps.

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For non-ESC volunteers:

The volunteers participate in our daily activities, which often change depending on what is happening that specific period of the year.

We offer food and space to set up tents and of course our experiences and our knowledge. Volunteers participate for five hours in the daily activities and there is a trial period for three days and then we discuss the possible extension of the stay.

In case you are interested in volunteer, please contact us at least one month in advance by e-mail at info(at)stagones(dot)org.

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CONTACT DETAILS


Those interested can send a CV, Cover Letter and availability dates at volunteering@stagones.org.

For more details, please visit http://www.stagones.org/en/information

Website www.stagones.org

and contact us (onelovepeople@stagones.org).


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2 thoughts on “Learn about eco-building in a Greek Island [ESC opportunity]

  1. Hi,

    I found your wonderful project when looking for a volunteering work in eco villages. Learning more about your place I think that it’s such a wonderful space where people enjoy time together while working with the natural surroundings. I live in London at the moment but would like to learn more about the life style and work you do. And see if it’s the path I could take in the future. I can be available for April and/or May.

    I’m the most interested in doing simple works like working with land, learning how to build simple structures for living, I love cooking and come with a graphic designer experience. Living and working in London for over 10 years I developed a big yearning for simple life. Please don’t hesitate to ask about anything.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Hanna

    1. Hello Hanna, the best way to get in touch with the host is by using the relevant links in the contact details section at the end of the announcement (hosts usually don’t read the comment section)! Thank you and good luck with your volunteering experience. 🙂

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