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Glocality: Resilience in Reality

Omställning Järna

Järna, Sweden

Project description

You will live and spend half of your voluntary work at an ecofarm called Charlottendals Gård. Presently the volunteers are building a new house and base of operations for volunteers, which you will live in. At Charlottendal you will get to learn basic farming skills and knowledge, like: caring for animals; planting, managing and harvesting crops; maintaining farming facilities and equipment; as well as sharing life with a community. Charlottendal is also exploring the possibilities of hosting events, workshops, courses and gatherings. The other half of your time will be spent at projects supporting the transition movement both locally and globally. Through these projects you will get to learn permaculture design with a CSA project called Under Tallarna, support global sustainability projects with Föreningen SOFIA, play and build with the children of Lilla Bullerbyn, service bikes and customers at Cykelkultur, and be a part of developing togetherness with Nackunga Community.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

You will get free accommodation, food, and a small monthly allowance, as well as support with travel expenses to and from the project.

Training during the project

The general roles we wish to fill are that of: 1. Carpenter: A person who loves to build. You will be tasked with building ex. a greenhouse and kitchen at the current base for volunteers. 2. Caretaker: You will learn how to care for people and animals. Gardening and groceries will become your passion. 3. Administrator: You are an IT wizard wanting to take the farm and community to the next level in connectivity, marketing, outreach and visibility. Volunteers will share all of these tasks, but you will be responsible for one set of tasks and gain new skills and knowledge in the others.

Volunteer profile

We are still looking for an individual from FRANCE to join the team of three volunteers. Are you: • 18-30 years of age? • Driven, with a desire to work together, and share a transformative moment in life? • Willing to learn about and develop yourself in a unique place? • Capable of taking initiative, respecting your co-workers and willing to learn many new things? • A steward of our planet looking for a mission or to learn from peers and elders? Start by sending us a motivation letter and CV. Video interviews will be held with the coordinators of the project.

Placement dates

A total of 43 week(s) during the period 20/02/2019 to 20/12/2019

Placement location


Looking for volunteers from


Placement topics

Environment and natural protection

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Placement deadline

No application deadline