European Solidarity Corps opportunity for sustainable life in Slovenia

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Summer voluntary opportunity on topics of sustainability, permaculture and eco-art in Slovenia:

Sajan is a non-government, non-profit organization working with the aim of encouraging and educating people about sustainable, alternative lifestyle possibilities with a note of creativity. The organisation was established in 2016 and is located on an organic and artistic homestead Sajan, which represents an inspiring place for gathering, creating and lifelong learning, that fosters community around the topics of organic farming, permaculture, creativity, sustainability, recycling, renewable energies, sharing experiences, cultural engagement and social well-being.

ESC Project name:

eco-ART & Interactions for Diversity

Hosting Organisation:

Druลกtvo za sonaravno in ustvarjalno bivanje Sajan / Association for sustainable and creative living Sajan

Country and place of the Project:

Slovenia, Jakobski dol

Duration:

Starting date is flexible from June-July 2020; the Project is approved for 100 activity days + 2 travel days

General description

We wish to welcome two enthusiastic, positive, nature-loving volunteers that will be (for a period of 100 days) actively involved in work in an organisation. The project offers hands-on experience on the functioning of an organic homestead with active participation in everyday farm/gardening activities, opportunities to gain new competencies, skills and knowledge related to sustainable lifestyles (with an emphasis on organic farming, eco-art and natural building),

For more information about this opportunity, scroll down till you reach the CONTACT DETAILS section. Use those contacts to get in touch with the organization (not the comment section!)

Program of the Association includes:
  • events,
  • workshops on organic gardening,
  • recycling (wood, ceramics, etc.)
  • renewable energies,
  • sustainable ways of living (reuse&reduce&recyle, natural cosmetics, herbalism, semi-self-sufficiency, etc.),
  • creative workshops (mosaics, pottery)
  • sharing experiences and social wellbeing.
The Goals

Aim of the association is also to explore potentials of abandoned farms and by doing that encourage (young) people to take responsibility for their empowerment and care on all levels of living.
The Association is located on homestead SAJAN (established in 2010 on a foundation of a partly abandoned farm, owned and lead by a creative tandem and married couple Saลกa & Janja R. Potoฤki) in the northern-eastern part of Slovenia.

Accommodation & Benefits

For the volunteers, we will provide a private living space next to the house (a place with two beds for two volunteers, little-kitchen, solar shower and compost toilet). Household appliances which are needed (washing machine, vacuum cleaner, etc.) are located in the main house and can be used by everyone. Along with accommodation, we will also offer healthy organic food, on the wish of the volunteer food can be self-prepared.

In the frame of the project, each volunteer is entitled to receive monthly pocket money and travel expenses.

Location

Homestead SAJAN is located on a sunny hill in a village named Jakobski dol in the north-eastern region of Slovenia, with around 2000 inhabitants. The village has a market, a church, a school and a kindergarten, some sports fields (football, volleyball, basketball). The farm is located 2, 5 km from the village centre. The village itself is connected by a public transportation to Maribor (bus transfer at least 4 times a day). Maribor, which is the second-largest city in Slovenia, is only 20km away, half an hour taking the bus transfer.

If you would like to spend 100 inspiring, creative days with us, don’t hesitate to contact us (see CONTACT DETAILS down below).


Old announcement (April 2019) from the same host:

Volunteer at the Homestead Sajan (deadline between May-June 2019)

Organic and artistic homestead SAJAN was established in 2010 by a creative tandem and married couple Saลกa & Janja R. Potoฤki, on a foundation of a partly abandoned farm in the northern-eastern part of Slovenia. Homestead SAJAN acts as an educational organic farm with the emphasis on permaculture agriculture and preservation of natural habitats and indigenous species. Its founders also act as eco-artist, so the homestead is always in a creative and experimental dynamic.



About the ESC Project: “Earth stories”
  • Hosting Organisation: Druลกtvo za sonaravno in ustvarjalno bivanje Sajan / Association for sustainable and creative living Sajan
  • Country and place of the Project: Slovenia, Jakobski dol
  • Duration: starting date is flexible from the end of April till 20th of May; the Project is approved for 90 activity days + 2 travel days)

European solidarity corps

Introduction

โ€œEarth storiesโ€ is an ESC volunteering project offering sustainable and creative non-formal learning opportunities for two volunteers, that will be actively involved in environmentalism, organic farming and artistic work in Organisation, situated on permacultural and organic farm Sajan in Jakobski dol, Slovenia.

Volunteers Requirements

We wish to welcome two enthusiastic, positive, nature-loving volunteers that will be (for a period of 3 months) actively involved in work in the Organisation. The project offers hands-on experience on the functioning of an organic homestead – helping in everyday farm activities, organising and participating in sustainable and creative workshops (permaculture, organic farming, clay, pottery, wood).

It will, therefore, provide many opportunities for volunteers to gain learning dimension and strengthening competencies, skills and knowledge related to sustainable lifestyles (with an emphasis on organic farming, eco-art and natural building), personal growth, strengthening social inclusion, intercultural dialogue, work responsibilities, self-initiative and self-confidence, improveย communication skills and knowledge of foreign languages, strengthen intercultural and international consciousness.

If you are looking for getting hands-on experience on the functioning of an organic homestead, living in a beautiful environment, are positive and creative, feel free to contact us.



Hosting organization – Sajan Association for a sustainable and creative life

Association for sustainable and creative life SAJAN (Druลกtvo Za Sonaravno in Ustvarjalno Bivanje SAJAN) is a non-government, non-profit organization working with the aim of encouraging and educating people about sustainable, alternative lifestyle possibilities with a note of creativity. The organisation was established and is located on an organic and artistic homestead Sajan, which represents an inspiring place for gathering, creating and lifelong learning, that fosters a community around the topics of organic farming, permaculture, creativity, sustainability, recycling, renewable energies, sharing experiences, cultural engagement and social well-being.

Program of the Association includes:
  • events,
  • workshops on organic gardening,
  • recycling (wood, ceramics, etc.)
  • renewable energies,
  • sustainable ways of living,
  • sharing experiences and social wellbeing.

 


CONTACT DETAILS


To apply or get more information, go to www.sa-jan.com

Email: Janja.repina@gmail.com

Telephone: + 386 68 631 766

Host contact on Facebook: Janja Repina Potoฤki

Association Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sajan.creative.home/


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1 thought on “European Solidarity Corps opportunity for sustainable life in Slovenia

  1. Why such age discrimination?

    Teaching everyone to work as a one humanity should not stop anyone of participating in what they enjoy.

    To set an age limit is completely discriminatory and homophobic and not an ideal message to send to anyone, to any adult of any age.

    I would never chose to inform anyone of such inhumanely discriminatory projects.

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