Our volunteer program is changing! Currently, we are giving priority to volunteers who can commit to 3-6 month terms. We would love to meet people who have experience in hospitality, food preparation for groups, who would love to help us run the village during the many permaculture courses we hold! To apply for volunteering the best route is to fill out our application and send your resume to http://www.ourecovillage.org/volunteer
O.U.R. Ecovillage focuses on ecological ways of living involving permaculture design.
We are dedicated to researching and modelling ways that are rooted in social, cultural, spiritual, economic and ecological well-being.
Each year we welcome many visitors to O.U.R. Ecovillage, where they get the chance to work hard, learn essential "soft"-skills for community building, and build relationships with a unique group of people.
Volunteering at O.U.R. Ecovillage enables the opportunity to grow, serve, learn and share, while experiencing living in community and living lightly on earth.
We are less inclined to accept volunteers from November 1 to February 28 as this is our downtime...yet if you have a great interest in being with us in the quiet and restful time then let us know more about you!
O.U.R. Ecovillage is a "Regenerative Living Demonstration Site & Educational Research Center" (1999). With a permaculture focus we also have a range of beautiful handcrafted earthen and strawbale buildings, ecological systems, engineering projects, and research projects. As a learning community we work with a range of stakeholders from the general community, government, academia, and businesses....we aim to see everyone at the table in regenerative design.
We are a committed group of learners/teachers and love to eat well - crafting food is and medicines is important to us in OUR wellness work. Working with children & youth, community arts (mosaics, murals, and earthen sculpting of a massive dragon!), and restorative justice/peackemaking are all also important aspects of OUR daily work.
We are committed to:
1- Treating all people with respect, dignity and fairness
2- Taking both personal and group responsibility including:
• being accountable for our actions
• measuring and sharing our contribution to the community
• making and keeping commitments
3- Demonstrating openness, honesty, clarity, good faith and integrity in all our communications and encouraging shared leadership in our community.
4- A participatory decision-making and conflict resolution process includes folks in OUR Volunteer Program (and other Interns, staff, and long term communitarians!).