Green Voluntary Service
Period: 01/04/2017 – 31/03/2018
Deadline: 5 February 2017
Vacancy for French, Italian, Polish and Spanish volunteers in Bulgaria. 12 months environmental, art and creativity project starting in April 2017!
Green Voluntary Service is a long term EVS project of Green Association with a duration of 12 months, which will start in April 2017 and end in March 2018. In this project 4 volunteers from 4 different European countries will be hosted in Bulgaria. Most of the volunteering will be held in the social centre of Green Association, which is located in the town of Momin prohod, and outdoors in its surroundings. Another part of the activities will take place in Sofia or the partnering farms and coliving spaces of the association.
Undoubtedly, many of the activities of the volunteers will be held outdoors in the nature and will be focused on its preservation. Permaculture is an essential part of our philosophy and the work in the garden is essential to its implementation. Volunteers will have the chance to acquire basic knowledge of farming in its pure organic form. Permaculture also takes part in the construction of passive houses and ecological habitats in general. It is a set of methods for sustainable land design. Volunteers will be actively involved in the development and implementation of activities related to permaculture and will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of the ecological and biological principles, which aims to create stable, productive systems that meet human needs, harmoniously integrating the people and the land. Permaculture principles can be applied in any environment and scales – from urban blocks of flats to country houses, from small farms to large regions. Our task as well as that of our volunteers is to build working models of permaculture in order to promote them later.
Green volunteers can get extremely rich experience in organizing events promoting sustainable living. The broader sense of this concept gives a large field of interpretation. Among the main activities to achieve our objectives are the organization of workshops, seminars, roundtables, festivals and other events that will provide valuable experience to our volunteers in the field of PR, communication, advertising and event management in general.
Events in which our organization has experience and wants to work on are not only related to outdoor activities but also to art and culture, because we believe this is the shortest way to impact on our target group, namely young people. Taking part in activities related to such events our volunteers will have the opportunity to share an informal environment with their peers with similar interests and principles.
Often volunteers will be responsible for the administrative work related to the activities of the association. Tasks will be delegated to them related to the daily work in the office, but put into practice in an indirect working environment in an open space.
Principles of direct democracy and self-governance, which are essential for Green association will ensure equality and are a basic tool for the realization of volunteer ideas. The main goal of our organization is to give a chance to the valuable ideas of young people and their implementation is our project priority.
Send your CV and ML to firstname.lastname@example.org now!