EVS opportunity in Brienz, Switzerland


Center of Unity Schweibenalp, Switzerland is looking for 2 EVS volunteers for 7 month (August 1st 2017 – February 28th 2018)

In the midst of the Bernese Oberland Alps, on a plateau at 1100m above sea level with view on the turquoise Lake Brienz, lies the Center of Unity Schweibenalp. As a living and working community we manage the seminar business and the alpine permaculture gardens (4 ha). As a part of the Global Ecovillages Network (GEN), we consider ourselves as one of the emerging models for a holistic cultural transformation. At the Center of Unity Schweibenalp we contribute since more than 30 years to the development of an integral life culture and universal spirituality.

We are offering you the opportunity to be with us and to experience community building where we also try to encourage the members’ personal development. We are living and working together on Schweibenalp and we share the place with our guests. While working in the various possible areas (permaculture, herbs, seeds, beekeeping, housework, kitchen, maintenance) it is needed clarity and openness with other people, a good ability to communicate and also please pack your humor, independence and self-responsibility.

You can join different working groups according to your talents and you’re welcome in the different events of the community.

Accommodation: Shared rooms (!) with shared bathrooms. The EVS volunteers live together with other volunteers (short & long term) in multiple shared rooms on the upper floor of the main building. There are common rooms that can be used by all volunteers as well (e.g. small living room, library, meditation room, etc.). The volunteers will cook and eat together with the community (vegetarian, vegan and partly ayurvedic kitchen).

Requirements: Participants are motivated to live and work in a remotely located ecological, spiritual and open community of all ages and cultures. You don’t mind living in a shared bedroom and you agree and want to live in accordance with our common grounds (http://www.schweibenalp.ch/en/vision-2 ).

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