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Integral PermaCulture in the Canary Islands

posted 5 Jul 2016, 17:58 by PermIntegral   [ updated 16 Oct 2016, 14:55 by Stella Ne ]

The 8thLife EcoVillage Project is offering a unique chance to learn, live & breathe applied permaculture design for a whole year to 4 young people (ages 17 to 30) from Poland, Slovakia & Sweden* who care about the future - and who would also love to learn some Spanish.

*(If you're not from these countries you can still apply to be on our reserve list, or for possible future programmes, using the same application form - please clearly state your Country in Q1.)

... UPDATE 16 oct 2016 - we're looking for our last person from Slovakia ...

Thanks to the financial support from the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme of the European Union. the chosen volunteers will have the opportunity to learn basic entrepreneurial skills, as well as learn about design, science and all aspects of working on ecosystem restoration at the same time as contributing to an ethical and sustainable bioregional economy.  All of this while also learning about living and working in community as part of a young eco-village project.

You can find out more about this exciting project here:

Do fill out the application form below if you think this big adventure is for you! 

Note this round of the EVS programme will run from September 2016 to August 2017, with interviews by Skype during July & August 2016.  Deadline 15 August.

Application Form

... UPDATE 16 oct 2016 - we're looking for our last person from Slovakia, if you are from another country please look at our other possibilities for volunteering if you are interested, and join our mailing list to receive news about new and exciting opportunities - thank you  :)

The application form is here if you are from Slovakia, can start in October & are sure this programme is for you.  Please send a skype request to "StefaniaStrega" when you complete the application so we can interview you as soon as possible. 

This is an aereal view of the farm & ecovillage site

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Future EVS Programmes

We may be able to run similar programmes in the future, so if you are elegible for EVS (between 17 & 30 years old & from the EU) but not from one of the countries of this round, you are welcome to fill out this same application form (stating wider range of dates you would be available in Q.3).

Also do join our email list to receive news of future programmes & / or any of these 3 Facebook groups: 8thLife, IPC, 8thVols

What is EVS

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a programme of European Comission within the ERASMUS+ framework that gives young people the opportunity to express their personal commitment through full-time voluntary work in a foreign country within or outside the EU.

The EVS aims to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people, while contributing to strengthening social cohesion and promoting active citizenship. Their learning experience is formally recognized through a Youthpass . Volunteers receive free board and lodging, insurance cover and a grant for the duration of the project (in some cases they may be asked for a contribution for travel costs).

EVS volunteers working for more than two months abroad can get additional support to learn, and test their progress in, the language used during their volunteering.