My name is Ivone and I'm one of the founders of an holistic education project located in a village 12 Km from Vila Verde, 12 km from Ponte de Lima and 20 km from Braga, Portugal. A small group of children gets together every day for a learning experience about the world, nature, maths, languages, etc., and themselves. The educators are teachers, parents and volunteers and are learning as much as the children about relationships, life and education.
We need help in our work with children, vegetarian cooking, gardening, website, social media, video creation, taking care of a land we are buying to build an eco community/retreat centre,
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
They will be integrated in an holistic education project in Portugal where children are respected, in a natural and beautiful environment.
We expect that this exchange might benefit our project as much as it benefits the volunteer, becoming an experience of true learning and sharing. We are a community, a "soul family".
We ask our volunteers to help in the preparation of vegetarian meals, help in maintenance, etc. and work maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. This is the basic work of most of our volunteers.
Also we are searching for teachers/educators who know and have some experience with
- Montessori method or
- Forest School
- Reggio Emilia Approach
- with methods of teaching with games or
- with "Russia Schools" or
- Krishnamurti education
children from 2 to 14
or/and a person who can take care/cleaning a 3 hectars land we are buying to build an eco-community/retreat centre
Or/And a person who is skilled/experienced in:
website creation/ internet/communication/content media creation/online marketing to help in our youtube channel, social media, website, etc..
We prefer volunteers who can stay for 3 months minimum.
single bedroom / shared bedroom (only male or only female).
They can get to know our team, spend time with us or visit the city and cities around. Our project is located in a 30 minutes drive to the beach and 45 minutes to a national natural park in the mountains. The airport is 45 minutes from our location.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week