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Green Skills X

RELEARN Suderbyn

Visby, Sweden

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Project description

IMPORTANT: ONLY THE APPLICATIONS SENT THROUGH OUR APPLICATION FORM WILL BE CONSIDERED. FIND THE LINK BELOW. GSX will bring together 6 young persons in Suderbyn Permaculture Ecovillage which defines itself as a social laboratory, an experiment and a playground. The volunteers will be living and working as co-residents and will have the opportunity to experience all the aspects of a holistic model of sustainable living Suderbyn offers for a year. This is an international community comprised of around 20 people in winter and 30+ in summer living tightly together and sharing resources. Sustainable living, eco-consciousness, community building and active citizenship are some of the core themes around which the activity revolves. The work involves developing the physical infrastructure of the ecovillage, gardening and participating in international projects. English is the main language of communication. Website: www.suderbyn.se/gsx

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will have simple accommodation, either a small room or shared a room with each other, and the same conditions apply to permanent inhabitants and is part of the voluntary simplicity of life in Suderbyn. Volunteers are divided into two groups and start in April and October 2020 respectively. Food is ecological and is procured in bulks for the whole community. Common meals are prepared vegan. There is no meat and limited dairy consumption. The town is 8km away. A bike will be assigned to each volunteer upon their arrival. There is a carpool on site and a bus station close by.

Training during the project

GSX will impart: Practical competences in organic/permaculture gardening; sustainable food production & culinary arts; ecological construction, maintenance and renovation; alternative energy systems and renewable resources. Organizational competences in project management and administration. Soft skills around non-violent interaction, conflict resolution methods, group facilitation techniques. Theoretical knowledge on closed-loop systems, permaculture design principles, sociocracy governance, planetary boundaries and ecological footprints, alternative economics and transition culture.

Volunteer profile

The main criterion for GSX is the personal motivation of candidates to engage in sustainable lifestyle and community living. It’s important to demonstrate a basic understanding of actual living conditions in Suderbyn. Those who show curiosity and enthusiasm towards the areas mentioned above are more likely to be selected. The project setting ultimately involves a rural lifestyle and might not be suitable for those who prefer urban activities. All applicants are expected to fill out a special application form that can be found at: https://forms.gle/qRofHQqCXz7U72CH8 Good luck!

Placement dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/04/2020 to 31/10/2021


Placement location

Västerhejde Toftavägen 211, 62199 Visby


Looking for volunteers from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna


Placement topics

Citizenship and democratic participation

Environment and natural protection

Health and wellbeing


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 11/08/2019