ReGreen - Ecovillage volunteering project in Visby, Sweden (Fully Funded)

Open call for 12 volunteers for 3-week volunteering project  in the Suderbyn Permaculture Ecovillage in Sweden. The project aims to create sustainable living spaces through activities organised by the infrastructure/building domain of Suderbyn. This project is organised by "RELEARN Suderbyn" organisation and funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union.

ReGreen - Ecovillage volunteering project in Visby, Sweden (Fully Funded)

About the volunteering

ReGreen aims to bring together 12 young people for a 21-day educational, practical, and social adventure at Suderbyn Permaculture Eco-village.  Suderbyn hosts a diverse international community of people who committed to environmental stewardship, practicing permaculture principles and embracing voluntary simplicity in daily life.  The working days during the project will  include both theory and practice, enabling the volunteers to directly apply everything that has been learnt at a conceptual level. The main goal is to goal is to equip volunteers with practical skills and knowledge that they can continue to utilise beyond their time during the project.

The project bring together 3 themes over the course of 3 weeks: 

(1) Infrastructure specific project: this year Suderbyn wants to install a new greenhouse to improve and extend the vegetables production. This means identifying the best place according to permaculture principles, setting up the new poly-tunnel and working the soil to create new beds. 

(2) Permaculture: Volunteers will explore permaculture design principles and how they are being applied in our organic community garden. The tasks (foraging, processing, forest-garden care, weeding, harvesting...) will allow volunteers to come into closer connection with the land and its more-than-human inhabitants, as well as to develop a deeper understanding for the soil and the ecosystem, and the food the land provides. 

(3) Personal and group development with the social domain and the community’s NGO RELEARN. 

Eligibility | Who can apply

- Participants must be between 18-30 years old

- Participants must live in an European union country or having a visa for staying in Europe, so you can enter Sweden without applying for a visa for the project. 

-  Having a motivation to engage in sustainable lifestyle and community living.

It’s important to demonstrate a basic understanding of actual living conditions in Suderbyn, it's a vegan community and you must be ready to try out this diet and not eat any meat.

- Have a good command in English is preferable but not mandatory.

- Ready to participate actively in the whole duration of the project.

Expenses and Benefits

- Participants will accommodated in a mixed shared room (big enough for a dozen people) or in tents at Suderbyn eco-village.

The food will be vegan only and participants are expected to participate in preparing the food and cooking

Volunteers are entitled to get a pocket money provided by the programme around 5-6 euros per day.

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 Visby, Sweden 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.

What to Bring ?

Passport or ID
- Travel tickets, boarding passes, and invoices
- European Health Insurance Card if you have it
- Comfortable indoor and outdoor clothes
- Slippers, personal toiletries, and towels 
- Personal medicine - if you're taking any please let the organisers know in advance!
- optional: speaker, instruments, games, swimsuit


Application deadline: 19th of May 2024, midnight CET.

Arrival day: 3rd of July 2024

Departure day: 24th of July 2024

Please keep in mind that the host organisation take the liberty of closing the application form before the deadline if they have too many applications! 

How to apply?

To finalise your application, the candidates need to fill this online form before the deadline

More Details

for more details, check the opportunity on European Youth Portal from HERE

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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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