Transitioning Seasons & Harvesting at Ängsbacka | Volunteering in Sweden (Fully Funded)

If you are searching for an unforgettable volunteering experience and a chance to meet new people from different cultures and countries, then this is an ideal opportunity for you. Transitioning Seasons & Harvesting at Ängsbacka is an ESC Volunteering programme organised by Ängsbacka Kursgård Economic Association in Sweden and funded by the European Solidarity Corps. 

Transitioning Seasons & Harvesting at Ängsbacka | Volunteering in Sweden (Fully Funded)

About the volunteering 

Ängsbacka invites 11 volunteers from all EU countries to join "Transitioning Seasons & Harvesting at Ängsbacka" volunteering project for six weeks. 

Participants will engage in various hands-on activities, such as setting up festival tents and decorations, and harvesting and processing food from Ängsbacka garden and sustainable projects. Many tasks may involve physical labor and outdoor work.

The volunteer experience includes a weekly program of activities like dance, yoga, singing, meditation, reading groups, movie nights, and other practices that offer daily opportunities for authentic and meaningful self-exploration. The community curates this program, so you're encouraged to contribute your ideas and talents and share your enthusiasm in your area of interest!

As an ESC volunteer, you're expected to commit 35 hours per week, supporting Ängsbacka with practical work 5 days a week, 5 hours each day. You'll also participate in morning circles, community circles, sharing, and silent sittings, which are our main community practices. The ESC additionally offers meetings, learning circles, and Swedish lessons. Altogether, these activities will total around 35 hours per week at most. Each week, you'll have 2 days off and 2 days of holiday per month, totalling 3 holiday days for every 6 weeks of service.

Eligibility| who can apply?

- Young people aged between 18-30 years old;

- A resident in an EU Country;

Young people who are enthusiastic about community, sustainability, and engaging in hands-on projects;

- Highly motivated individuals ready to commit their energy to practical tasks and community engagement;

Volunteers should demonstrate an interest in learning and living within a community;

Living closely with a community of diverse individuals can be both challenging and amazing, and we seek people who are open to that experience and eager to support our shared values and goals;

No special skills are required but everything additional is welcome.

Expenses and Benefits

Participants will be accommodated in dorms with bunk beds and shared showers and toilets. We provide pillows and duvets, but you must bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, and towels.

The kitchen serves delicious vegetarian and vegan meals three times a day. You'll have access to tea and coffee, and occasionally fruits or snacks. Additionally, there is a separate community kitchen available if you want to prepare something special for yourself. 

Ängsbacka is situated in the picturesque Swedish countryside, approximately 2 km from the village of Molkom and 30 km from the town of Karlstad. Molkom is easily accessible by foot or by using a volunteer bike. In Molkom, you will find a supermarket, gym, sports hall, and medical center. Karlstad offers additional services, including a public bath, library, hospital, and various shops. There is a local bus that runs to and from Karlstad.

You will get 6 Euros per day as a pocket money which can be used for your own expenses.

- Each participants will get international health insurance from "HENNER" during the participation in the project.

Your international travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the distance between your home and 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.


Application deadline: 21st of July 2024

Arrival day: 16th of September 2024

Program starts: 17th of September 2024

Program ends: 28th of October 2024

Departure day:  29th of October 2024

Note: You have 4 extra days in total that you can use before or after the project to travel around Sweden. 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 for this volunteering program, kindly fill in this online form no later than 21st of July, 2024.

More Details

for more details, visit the opportunity website 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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