Greenovation 4.2 | ESC Volunteering project in Greece (Fully Funded)

If you are a young person interesting in sustainability and wants to join an exciting volunteering project with 15 volunteers from around Europe, then this is an ideal opportunity for you to join the ESC Volunteering project "Greenovation 4.0" in Argolida, Greece for 7 weeks. This volunteering project is hosted by "Hopeland" and funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. 

Greenovation 4.2 | ESC Volunteering project in Greece (Fully Funded)

About hopeland

Hopeland educational eco-community is in a quiet place in southern Greece. For 12 years, people who care about the environment have been building it with love, using natural things like wood and stone. The goal is to create a place where everyone can learn from each other and nature. They want to make sure everything they do is good for the Earth and helps people feel calm and hopeful. They have special programs like Erasmus+ and ESC where people can learn about themselves, make friends, and help the environment. They want young people, teachers, and local farmers to join them in making the world a better place, where everyone works together and cares about each other and the Earth.

About the project

The Greenovation Volunteering Teams project has two main parts. Half of it is about building a caring eco-community with the people who volunteer. The other half is focused on four important things to help Hopeland and the community around it: keeping things in good shape, hosting events, reaching out to locals, and making a lasting impact.

By joining this team volunteering, you are joining a vibrant eco community that consists of the permanent residents and long-term volunteers of Hopeland. Aiming to cultivate a nurturing and safe space for all, we base our approach on the values of accountability, sustainability, and synergy.

Eligibility | Who can apply?

- Young people aged between 18 - 30 years ( not older than 31 days by the first day of the project)

- Legal resident in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries with no visa needed to enter Greece 

- Ready to live in a rural area with basic conditions for 7 weeks

- Willing to be challenged into aligning together with young people from different cultures 

Enthusiastic with hands-on activities and practical tasks like gardening, building, cooking, cleaning etc

Eager to take initiatives and create opportunities for themselves and society

People with a clear plan and vision regarding their participation in the project and beyond

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

Expenses and Benefits

- Volunteers will be accommodated in a big camping area, equipped with 6 big teepee tents with 3 beds and 3 furniture for personal items in each tent.

- The volunteers' area. It has 2 outdoor toilets and 2 outdoor showers. Additionally. there is 1 compost toilet around the estate.

- There is the guest house, a two-storey building built with the strippable eco- building technique.

- The ground floor serves as a common gathering area and upstairs there are 16 beds for guests. It has 2 indoor toilets, an indoor shower and two more outdoor showers right outside of it.

There is a separate kitchen building and a roofed dining area with all the necessary equipment for cooking and dining. There will be a weekly budget for all the community shopping and meals.

There is wifi in specific area For this, It's recommend using your own 4G or mindfully use the wifi.

You will receive 6€/day for your living money. The payments will be happening every 10 days approx.

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

Your travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the distance between your home and Greece according to the following limits:

  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person, +30 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person, +45 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person, +50 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • Calculate your budget from HERE

  • IMPORTANT: keep all your travel documents! Online boarding passes and tickets for reimbursements. No documents = No reimbursement!
  • IMPORTANT: Please send your travel proposition per e-mail to the organisers and wait for their confirmation before purchasing your tickets!
- Participants are entitled to receive a YouthPass certificate after the project where you are expected to self-assess your own learning and you can add it to your CV.


Application deadline: No application deadline, apply as soon as possible

Arrival day: 26 June 2024

Program starts: 27 June 2024

Program ends: 14 August 2024

Departure day: 15 August 2024

Note: You have 7 extra days in total that you can use before or after the project to travel around Greece. If you wish to do so, bare in mind that you need to cover the costs for your accommodation & food. Late arrivals or early departures are not allowed.

How to apply?

to apply, you need to fill out this application form in English as soon as possible.

More Details

for more details, check the info-pack of the project or visit the opportunity webpage on European Youth Portal from HERE

By applying to this volunteering program, you take responsibility and risks. Inform yourself about the regulation and potential risks. "Opportunity 4U" cannot be held liable for any of the potential risks, and this post is only for informative and popularising purposes.

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