*️*️*️ Update summer 2019: This year's festival was amazing, and our workawayers were fantastic. Thank you!!! <3 The date and set-up for next year will be published here as soon as we have gone more into the planning. *️*️*️
We are currently organizing a gathering for people wo are interested in self-directed learning, i.e. mostly for families who are unschooling, homeschooling or worldschooling. The festival will take place from the 6th of June - 9th of June 2019 on Bornholm in Denmark.
We are a dedicated team of three enthusiastic mums who are passionate about both self-directed learning and about community building. We are aware of the fact that many families - especially those who choose a life where familiy members are connected instead of separated - are longing for community, so we decided to take action and make a difference by creating this festival.
And while we are a wonderfully efficient and creative team for organising the event, we know that asking for help is magic in life, and that during the days of the festival we for sure need a bunch of extra hands, supportive souls, strong arms, flexible minds, spontaneous solution finders, welcoming souls, energy wells and much more. Maybe you want to be one of them?
The tasks will include things like welcoming our participants, helping to prepare vegan food and with everything around the meals as well as doing some cleaning, being there for our participants and activity leaders, taking part in arranging the festival party, and probably a number of very various other things. Also, we would like you to arrive at least one day before in order to set up everything together with us, so that as much as possible is prepared when our participants arrive, and we can focus on being here and now and creating the most amazing festival.
What can we offer you?
*️️️️️️️️️️ Being part of a wonderful team and an amazing festival. Meeting inspiring, open-minded, creative and unique people of different cultures and ages, where all of them are respected and valued.
*️️️️️️️️️ Living in community, where everybody contributes. We will cook our own food, so for every meal, there will be a team of participants and maybe one, two volunteers. A wonderful chance to connect with others, to do something together, to give and take as community and to have a lot of fun.
*️️️️️️️️️️ Having enriching conversations, making new friends, sharing meals, dance and music, laughter, beautiful nature, silence, fun activities, supportive community and much more. We will be ca. 150 people, mostly families from various countries with children from 0 years to teenagers, speaking at least 10 different languages.
*️️️️️️️️️️ Experiencing the premiere of the festival (We are hoping and planning to make this a yearly event.)
*️️️️️️️️️️ Free vegan food for the time of the festival (as from our arrival on Wednesday).
*️️️️️️️️️️ Free accommodation in a shared room with the other volunteers. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own tent or camping van.
*️️️️️️️️️️ If you come without a car, we can offer you transportation from and to the closest busstop, alternatively from/to the ferry.
What do we expect from you?
*️️️️️️️️️️ To support us from Wednesday 5th of June until Sunday 9th of June 2019 (both days about mid-day) for about 5 hours per day with the above mentioned tasks.
*️️️️️️️️️️ It is important that you are flexible, open minded, bring positive energy and like to be and communicate with people.
*️️️️️️️️️️ If you have any passions or interests that is suitable and that you'd like to share, you are so welcome to offer a workshop or activity.
*️️️️️️️️️️ It is important to us that you don't have small kids, so that you are truly available and flexible. All participants will also be asked to contribute and to be part of everything from meal preparation and cleaning to offering activities, but since many of them have small kids we do need some people that are reliable and not dependent on healthy, happy kids - and these are you, our volunteers :-)
And now we are very much looking forward to your application!
Elisabeth, Marie & Rebecca - the mums behind the festival
PS: Please send your application asap since we only have two spots left.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will be surrounded by a wonderful, international mix of people, with a common passion about living with children with respect and dignity as well as for learning with joy and outside of school.
Help with and around meals, preparations, cleaning, activities etc. at our festival for self-directed learners. Food will be privided for free for all volunteers.
The festival language is English, and other main languages are Danish, Swedish and German.
Shared sleeping room with the other volunteers (max. 8), or you can bring your own tent or camping van. Please bring your own sheets, pillow and sleeping bag!
You are so welcome to - and we hope that you will like to - join in with the festival. Participate in the activities, play with us, share meals with us, discover and learn, ask and discuss, dance and laugh. However, there is also beautiful nature, woods, beaches and the sea, so if you want some quiet time there are lots of places to enjoy. Otherwise, the festival area is not directly close to any towns or shops, but we believe that for the duration of the gathering, you will have plenty of life around you anyway.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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