Our first volunteer project is focusing on designing in an urban environment sustainable solutions and implementing innovative techniques, so the participants can gain experience, evolve skills and generalize their know-how for personal and local development. The CoLab House facilitators with the help of volunteers will co-design an”Urban Garden”, implement innovative practices for energy efficiency and less consumptions and get into alternatives for everyday living. All together we will learn how to cooperate and manage our working-living space and take care of it for us and the rest we will host. By participating in nature excursions we will meet other collectives who attempt sustainable practices into a variety of community styles and advance our connection to species, hiking adventure and autonomous living.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
CoLab House is equipped with all necessities, common spaces, co-working spaces, a meeting room, kitchen and a beautiful garden. The location is accessible by metro, 20′ from the centre of Athens and suburban railway 30′ from Athens international airport. Showers, washing cloth & washing dish machines are available for common use and available in a sensible use. Daily nutritional needs will be mainly met by a vegetarian diet. The common spaces are shared between CoLab House members, other creative persons that use the working areas, occasional visitors and potential workshops.
TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY
Within our project volunteers will learn: – how to design an urban garden following the principles of permaculture and natural gardening, in a 50m2 backyard of CoLab House – how to reduce energy and water consumptions and understand why this is important for the sustainability of the house and the whole ecosystem – how to make their own cleaning supplies, soaps and cosmetics, and more broadly, to take good care of their health – about technological innovations which provide safe, ecological & healthy environment – about collective decision making & problem solving
Our philosophy is based on the following 7Rs of Sustainability: Rethink-Refuse-Reduce-Repair-Repurpose-Reuse-Regenerate We welcome ** people patient, kind, polite, tolerant, able to listen actively and willing to work in a team. ** Respectful of simple rules on co-working, co-living environment, alcohol/drugs restrictions. ** Motivated towards: -Participating in the enterprise’s meetings to co-create the program activities -Using Agile Board -Co-creating an urban garden -Community hosting -Research on sustainability, aiming to bring to practice &to share into networks *English plz
A total of 13 week(s) during the period 04/04/2021 to 02/07/2021
Pellis str, 15234 Athens Greece
LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, United Kingdom, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Cayman Islands, Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British)
Citizenship and democratic participation
Environment and natural protection
Health and wellbeing
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Application deadline: 04/04/2021