Volunteer with Greenovation Volunteering Teams in Greece (Fully Funded)

An opportunity to enjoy rural life, vegan eating and live for one month in the Hopeland, a 7-acre eco-place in southern Greece that focuses on sustainability. You will live rural life in tents with little internet and you will do some rural activities such as wood building and farming. 13 international volunteers will participate in this project, in addition to 2 volunteers from Greece, to ensure the cultural dimension. This project is organised by Hopeland within the European Solidarity Corps programme.

Volunteer with Greenovation Volunteering Teams in Greece (Fully Funded)

About the Project

Greenovation Volunteering Teams is a dual project.

- 50% of the project is focusing on 4 pillars supporting Hopeland and its activities happening in place or together with the surrounding community.

- 50% of the project is focusing on creating a sustainable temporary eco-community consisting of the volunteering teams' participants.

the pillars of the project are:-

- Maintain & Upgrade

Hands-on actions and activities focusing on the improvement of the place. It can be eco-building, farming, opening paths, making wooden constructions

- Host groups and activities

During the summer we will have several groups visiting Hopeland for learning activities, As part of the Hopeland team, you will be asked to support hosting these groups in several ways and according to your skills.

- Outreach the local society

One of the parts of the project is to reach out and connect with the local community and the local initiatives of the surrounding area.

- Leave your own mark and beyond

By joining this project you are already considered a “Hopelander”, the place also belongs to you. In order to support you with that, we encourage everyone alone or in groups to leave their mark in Hopeland.

About Hopeland

Hopeland is situated on a hill near the village Malandreni and located 130km (approximately 2h) south of Athens. The nearest town is Argos which is 12 km away where you can find anything from small shops to supermarkets, banks, post offices, and bus stations. Closer to Hopeland and 4 km away you can find small shops for shopping and coffee. Shops there are limited and unfortunately, it’s not in walking distance so smart and sustainable planning of supplies is needed.

Hopeland center, is located in a 7.7-acre piece of land, with old olive trees, almond and other trees, native herbs and it is surrounded by a forest and boasts, 5 oversize yew trees (which are protected by the local Forest Protection Service), as well as a 400- year-old oak tree.

Finance and Benefits

Your travel costs will be reimbursed according to the distance between your home and Hopeland.

You will receive 5€/day as a pocket money.

Accommodation is happening in a big camping area that we call The Village, equipped with 5 big tents with 3 beds and 3 furniture for personal items in each tent.

You will receive a weekly budget for all the group in order to cook altogether (for sustainability reasons)

There is a separate kitchen building for vegetarian food.

Besides the European Health insurance card you are going to be offered a private insurance too.

- You are entitled to receive a YouthPass certificate where you are expected to self-assess your own learning


You are between 18-30 years old (not older than 31 on the 20th of June 2022)

Legal residents of one of the Erasmus+ programme countries and they do not require a visa to enter Greece.

Eager to learn or already have the knowledge or experience with the thematic of the project.

Enthusiastic with hands-on activities.

- Ready to live in a rural environment with basic conditions for 4 weeks.

- Ready to be challenged into aligning together with people from different cultures into making together a sustainable community.

Extreme priority will be given to those that are facing or faced any kind of troubles in life.

volunteers with media skills such as photography and film making for documenting this whole experience for everyone are welcome 


Deadline: 2 May 2022

Arrival: 20 June 2022

Start of the Programme: 21 June 2022

End of the Programme: 20 July 2022

Departure: 21 July 2022

How to Apply?

to apply fill in the application form here

For more details about the project check the info-pack from here 

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