New E.R.A. | ESC Volunteering Teams in Greece (Fully Funded)

An excellent opportunity for 15 participants from Europe to join one month volunteering project in Hopeland, a 7-acre educational eco-community in southern Greece focusing on sustainability. This event is organised by Hopeland eco-community and funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme. 

About Hopeland

Hopeland educational eco-community is located in a rural area in the south part of Greece. The venture is built with lots of love and mainly with natural materials from volunteers, visitors and guests who have visited and stayed in Hopeland throughout the last 12 years.

The mission of Hopeland is to to provide a space where people explore, create and learn from each other and nature. Hopeland is offering various experiential learning experiences through the Erasmus+ and ESC programs, mainly on the topics of personal growth, community and environment. Hopeland is welcoming young people, educators and local farmers to join forces with us and together contribute towards our wider vision of a society with deep community spirit and involvement in personal, social and environmental growth.

About the volunteering 

The New E.R.A is a 3-year project based on the concept of creating a healthy environment that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive wellbeing for local communities, surrounding networks and future (local and international) generations. It focuses on three objectives, the mental, community- centered and physical wellbeing.

This year, the two Volunteering Teams will take place in Hopeland, Greece and Olde Vechte Foundation, the Netherlands where volunteers will explore new methods to enhance the physical wellbeing through hands-on and outdoor activities, community building & sustainability while creating a positive, long-term (tangible) impact for the locals and building a more inclusive society.

Eligibility | Who can apply?

This opportunity is open for 15 participants who can met the following requirements:

- Aged between 18-30 years old ( not older than 31 years by the first day of the project);

Legal residents of one of the ESC programme countries with no visa needed to enter Greece;

Ready to live in a rural environment with basic conditions;

- Eager to be challenged into aligning together with people from different cultures and making;

-  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;

Volunteers with media skills such as photography and filmmaking for documenting this whole experience for everyone but also support Hopeland activities, digital marketing and promotions are highly recommended to apply.

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 5€/day for your living money. The payments will be happening every 10 days approx.

- You will receive a weekly budget as a food money for all the group in order to cook all together.

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: 29 October 2024

Program starts: 30 October 2024

Program ends: 28 November 2024

Departure day: 29 November 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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