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Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in Finland

April 12, 2012 | In: , ,

Livonsaari community with the reference 2011-FI-36 is an ecovillage founded in 2005. It’s located in the Turku Archipelago, about 35 km from the City of Turku. The community owns an organic farm, about 60 hectars of land. There are currently some 20 people living in the community, of which 8 are children. There are some farm animals: chickens, horses, sheep, cats, dogs. There is a common vegetable garden,

and also a cooperative farm that needs to be taken care of. During the summer, there are many visitors both from Finland and abroad. In the community, there are several building projects going on. Many of these are creatively using natural materials.There will be 2 EVS-volunteers at the same time.

You as a volunteer will be working on following duties:

• maintenance work of common areas and spaces, both indoors and outdoors

• helping restorating an old barn to a summer accommodation

• participating in a rotating cooking shift

• helping tending the vegetable gardens

• helping tending the farm animals

• helping arranging the common events during the summer

•possibility to work on various construction sites

• possibility to create a project with the local school

You would need to be able to take initiative and take responsibility of
your work. You are interested in sustainable rural life far away from the
town. You should be willing to share a social life with other members of
the community. It’s a benefit if you have some experience working on a farm or on construction. As this is an EVS-project, volunteers between 18-30 are entitled to apply.

The applications are sent to KVT-Finland who is the coordinating
organisation. The selection is done by the community who will have an skype interview with the prominent candidates. The selection is done 2-3 days after the deadline-17th April 2012.

Please send the applications to: kvt@kvtfinland.org
Website: http://yhteisokyla.net/

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