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Riitta Kotihin
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We are a fresh ecocommunity (kurjentila.fi) in southern Finland and we will have a EVS-project from start of May till end of October year 2013. We are now looking for six volunteers.

Participation is free for the volunteers (except for a possible contribution of a maximum of 10% of the travel costs) who also get board and lodging, insurance cover and an allowance for the duration of the project. The volunteers can be from all continents, not only from EU-countries (map: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/img/youth/youth_worldmap_web.jpg ).

The volunteers will be part of community and the activities are similar to other community members work.
The opportunities for volunteers are for example:
- assisting in ecological building
- helping in biodynamic farming
- helping in simple household tasks as grosery shopping and cleaning
- building and maintaining dry toilets
- taking care of the farm animals
- using local food for meals in the community
- vivifying the community through events and culture
- keeping company for the children and activating them
- designing new opportunities for sustainable ecological living
The work will be mainly ecologiacl building and will contain physical work.

Please read more about EVS: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth-in-action-programm...opean-voluntary-service_en.htm

Our organisation: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/evs/aod/hei_form_en.cfm?EID=8000461341

Please contact us via kurjentilanystavat@gmail.com !
 
Alexandra Budz
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Hi myy name is Alexandra Budz. after looking at the information included in your post, I am very interested if you still have any opportunities. I am currently an intern at Paradise Acres Farm in Elgin, SC ( here I have gained knowledge about the raising of free range and cage free chickens, and soil structure and growing produce).

Thank you in advance for your time,
 
Riitta Kotihin
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Hi Alexandra and thank you for your interest!

We had a misconseption about the nationality of the volunteers and now it seems that our first project will be only for young people living in Europe. But we really hope that in year 2014 we can have a project with volunteers from different parts of the world.

We will choose the volunteers in December so there is still time to send an email to us if you are interested to be part of our project.
 
Kim Anderson
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As far as I understand this is some kind of youth programme connected to the EU, so I guess I have to ask, what is the age limit? I don't want to stur up too much interest if it turns out I'm not of appropriate age.

Thanks a bunch!
 
Riitta Kotihin
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The volunteers can be 18-30 years old. And you need to contact us before December!
 
Kim Anderson
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Riitta Kotihin wrote:The volunteers can be 18-30 years old. And you need to contact us before December!

Thank you for showing good forum morale by answering that quickly! I have to say I'm very much interested in this project, but as of now I feel that I know too little to sign up for anything. I'm currently studying permaculture/practical sustainability in Ireland and feel that I want to do something that relates to my studies this coming summer before the 2nd year starts. I was thinking previously of WWOOFING or basically doing anything that involves using my hands and the knowledge I've acquired. I'm 22 years old at the moment.

I see myself living on a farm or ecovillage in the future and would love to help out on one before actually settling myself anywhere.

Maybe you can answer these questions openly so that anyone else that might be interested can read it as well: How big is the farm? Are there any possibilities to learn some practical skills? The allowance you mentioned, what are the details about that?

If I'm still interested I'll write you a message before December, definitely! Sounds like an amazing opportunity.
 
Riitta Kotihin
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Kim Anderson wrote: I was thinking previously of WWOOFING or basically doing anything that involves using my hands and the knowledge I've acquired.


You should definately check http://thepoosh.org/, it is similar as woofing, but for ecological building.

Kim Anderson wrote: Maybe you can answer these questions openly so that anyone else that might be interested can read it as well: How big is the farm? Are there any possibilities to learn some practical skills? The allowance you mentioned, what are the details about that?


There are six family committed to the farm. Next summer there will be four families building on the site. One family is planning a log house, one is wood framed fabric-made house and one will be made from strawbales. Plans of one house are still unsure There is 16,5 hectares of field and part of it is pastured by lambs and cows. What kind of practical skills are you looking for? We hope that we can offer wide range of tasks that volunteers can choose from depending on their interests.

The allowance means that we will make a contract with the sending organisation and with the volunteer. When the grant is allowed, our organisation will pay from it the travel costs and offer free accomondation and food for the volunteers. The volunteers will receive 120 euros per month for personal use. There are two free days every week.

I'm glad to answer to any questions! So please ask more if there is still something unclear
 
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