European Voluntary Service (EVS)
Come live and learn in Scandinavia, and make a difference to the world!
Ängsbacka is a well-known meeting place and course-centre in Sweden for people who want to live a more conscious life and create more harmony in the world. We are about forty people who live here, with another hundred who live in the nearby village Molkom. We are located halfway between Stockholm and Oslo in a beautiful countryside area, where both summer and winter can delight you. We host courses and festivals all year round and have about 6000 visitors per year. The community has a dynamic international atmosphere as we host between 30 and 150 volunteers depending on the seasons. We are an alcohol and drug free community. You can read more about Ängsbacka here: https://www.angsbacka.se/en/about-angsbacka/
The EVS programme
Since spring 2017 Ängsbacka is hosting an EVS program (European Voluntary Service).
Since then we’ve had a group of 15 EVS volunteers from all over Europe at Ängsbacka all the time. The EVS program covers food, accommodation and travel costs. Moreover, all EVS volunteers receive monthly pocket money.
As an EVS volunteer, you will live in simple rooms with one other volunteer, sometimes more. The community kitchen serves delicious vegetarian food, almost all of it organic, often locally produced and always made with love. Our volunteer programme includes regular movie-nights, yoga and dance sessions, self development workshops, celebrations and sharing circles.
More on the EVS programme:
4 EVS spots available – starting October 2018
Last application date: 23 July 2018
The EVS volunteering in Ängsbacka is for you who:
*Wants to experience multi-cultural community atmosphere
* is interested in self development
* wants to be in service for others in their self development
* wants to learn about organic growing and cooking vegetarian/vegan/organic food
What will you do in Ängsbacka?
There are two important keywords for the programs starting 2018 –sustainable food and event management. We intend to develop our festivals and courses to a new professional level. As the heart of Ängsbacka and events is our kitchen and cafe, we are looking for people who feel passionate and want to learn about vegan and vegetarian cooking and organic gardening.
The focus of this service time is supporting Ängsbacka through serving in the kitchen and garden. . (Moreover, if you have strong interests and skills, you can be involved in many different areas and choose to work in several of them: event management, product development, graphic design, marketing and IT, carpentry and renovation.)
An experience of community
The dynamic volunteer team at Ängsbacka is a place where you can dive into a communal international experience rich in learning, rich in personal development. These 11 or 6 months of your life will probably be valuable on your CV, and will certainly give you friends for life!
Questions and how to apply
For any question please contact Liina Järviste at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not wait to contact us because our application period is short. Send us a short CV and a short motivation letter (one page is a maximum) ASAP but definitely by 23 of July 2018 to email@example.com. We will start having Skype interviews with successful candidates ASAP.
All in all – our aim is to provide young people opportunity to develop different practical skills related to sustainable living. Environmental and social responsibility is becoming more and more important at mainstream entrepreneurship and civil society. Thus, we foresee that our volunteers will develop skills with us that will later enhance their job opportunities in their respective home countries. Plus the volunteers take the knowledge from this learning experience to their home countries and can act as multipliers of the accumulated skills and practical, political as well as social understanding.