Help with our educational theatre cultural project in Thessaloniki, Greece



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    Our priority of needs are :
    - Cleaning - Maintenance of the space
    - Carpentry skills
    - Large scale projects electrician
    - Upcycling crafts - furniture (with guidance if needed)
    - Cooking
    - Organising our storage spaces (3 spaces of over 100 square meters, with a zillion of things inside)

    Welcome to our non profit organization, which has been active since 2011. This works as a social cultural hub for creatives, activists, enterprenes , as well as professional and amateur artists all over the world, which we host during the whole year and contribute to the unique atmosphere surrounding this place. We are located in an old brewery factory in the port of Thessaloniki. The brewery is mostly a ruin, which we slowly renovate with our own hands and lots of volunteers over time.
    Our names are Dionisis and Evita and we are with all our heart and energy in this place. We are located at the port of the city Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece, and offers a vibrant life, with many young people due to the many universities. More, we are very lucky to have the beach only an hour boat drive away from us.
    We always need volunteers who help us working on the place and fill it with life, energy and ideas!
    Feel free to scroll through our profile and pictures, check out our facebook and website. Contact us for any questions you might have 😊 We are looking forward to hear from you.
    Evita and Dionisis

    This is mostly a self-funded sociο-cultural hub initiative. Itis a vision, an idea, a place of culture, a shelter or even better a home for theatre, music, plastic arts, dance, movies, literature and every form of creative expression. But above all it’s a space where we still dream, we imagine and we create.

    Our aim is to support creatives, amateurs, visionaries, nurture and culture collaborations, build bridges of mobility, support learning for people of all ages and backgrounds, promote modern culture and all of the above in a space that is open and accessible to all without prejudice, in a building which is considered one of the most important industrial monuments of Greece, the old FIX brewery.

    It is a non-profit arts and culture community on a quest to enhance and promote artistic expression and opportunities that protects education, inclusivity, anti-oppression,non violence, well being and peace while cultivating a community committed to this lifestyle.

    It is structured in a way that is designed to involve three broader communities: creative audience, local artists and international artists. To achieve this, we have formed a dynamic community consisting of people of different personalities, nationalities, ages, educational levels and orientations.

    As we connect, form synergies and learn how to work collectively, we create the conditions for the building to become a common good: a vibrant center where the involved parties can communicate their social and artistic actions.Within the old beer brewery we currently have two venues, a black box undeground theatre and a venue rigged with 10 rigging points for aerial arts.

    As mentioned before, we are located in an old brewery factory in the port of Thessaloniki. However, you can easily reach the city centre in a few minutes, with the bus station located right in front of our building. If you would like to enjoy the surrounding beaches, you can use the ferries, which are taking off in the city centre. The ferries work as water taxis and cost around 3 Euros. You will be at the next beach in between one hour. We learned from our previous workawayers, that this is a wonderful way to reach the next beaches.

    Our work here

    We depend very much on volunteers, which are also our target group. With all of you, we are able to keep on doing what we love. We constantly host volunteers helping us around and contribute with their skill, talent or personality to this place.
    Members of the organization, include people who have experience and expertise in the organization, implementation and monitoring of festivals, conferences, bilateral and multilateral projects, but also people with a university education, including Education and Social Policy graduates: Adult Education (Specialist in Continuing education and Consulting), Law, Psychology, Literature, Social Worker and other specialties that are necessary when one deals with young people.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Pratique d’une langue
    Projets artistiques
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Aide


    The ideal workawayer profile is someone who is pro active, motivated and able to work independently on given tasks. The basic tasks for all workawayers include the house maintenance each day.


    The day begins with everyone contributing to the daily cleaning / maintenance of the space (it takes around 45 minutes ) which is then followed by our community task of the day (something we tackle all together, be it making marmelade , preparing pickles, organising a storage, or deep cleaning our kitchen, the variety of tasks is endless.)

    COOKING - Everyone cooks on rotation for the team, like that we get to experience different cultures influences and tastes. We cook mostly vegetarian.

    Within the weekly schedule everyone has time for some creative/ admin task, which is customised per person, based on their skills and the needs of the space. We try to keep a balance between mandane tasks that are needed to be done, and creativity and fun, which is what keeps us going :)

    We would love our workawayers to leave their personal print at this place.

    If you are an artist, and would love to host a workshop, we are happy to work with you on it. For this, please send us a detailed description of your project, with the goal, objective and length of such. We are also particularly interested in projects that can be part of a street performance festival!

    We used to have before CORONA different art projects ongoing; such as a jam session, yoga classes, guitar lessons, creative writing etc. You are welcome to participate in such for free or at a discounted fee (depends on the workshop) and make suggestions for improvements.

    In CORONA times we are doing such workshops as a skillshare between our resident members, this may change by September of course.

    We have 3 dogs, 9 cats and will adopt chickens again chickens. Having said that when joining our team one has to be an animal lover. Part of the duties is taking care of the chickens.

    We are experimenting with an urban garden so from March onwards taking care of the garden is also a task that can be assigned.

    We are volunteering at the central fruit market , helping in sorting fruit and vegetables that would end up in the landfill to be salvaged and donated to social structures in the city

    We hope to initiate a Social Kitchen project by the summer of 2020

    More additional tasks opportunities:
    - Social media promotion
    If you are into web design, and want to help us improving our website and facebook page. If you have skills including graphic design, fund raising, project writing, proofreading etc. ., we would love to hear from you! We regularly need someone who is able to create media for the studio's promotion, public relations documents, updating the website/facebook page, and promoting the events.

    - Handy men/women are always welcome, who want to help to fix things at the studio. Fixing chairs, building out of pallets, building raised bed gardens, etc. If you are handy with tools and creation, skilled and known for being a fixer-upper, we would love to hear from you!

    You will have a large room, shared with the other volunteers. The living area, bathroom and kitchen are also shared. This also includes the library, theatre room, dancing room, internet access and so on. More, you will have three meals a day.

    Volunteering hours expected
    Generally our workawayers will spend one hour per day on the house maintenance, one hour on the additional project (e.g. theatre room). and the remaining time is organised with tasks during our weekly co ordination meeting. We host a weekly skillshare meeting, and we hope a monthly bbq soon :)
    We also have a reflection meeting every 2 weeks to touch base on how we feel, where we are creatively and anything else that feels that it needs to be addressed.
    During the shifts there are some tasks that are assigned based on the current needs of the project. We try to fit in the workshops within the shifts time and usually when one gets acquainted with the space, thousands of ideas come up on how to better use the shift times. More, we encourage you to fill the time with creative activities.
    In the past our workawayers used our theatre room to give each other dancing lessons, made photo shoots around the place, had a movie night, painting, drawing etc always with co ordination with the community manager. Of course you can also use them for you personally, reading, watching movies, painting, etc.
    With our past workawayers we have been working on a schedule, which suits all workawayers. If you are interested in staying with us for a while, we are happy to organize a skype meeting and share the template with you.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Greek: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Débutant
    Français: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    You will have a large room, shared with the other volunteers. The living area, bathroom and kitchen are also shared. This also includes the library, theatre room, dancing room, internet access and so on. More, you will have three meals a day.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Our space has access to high speed internet in all areas, theatre, co working space, and accomodation space. We could host digital nomads and exchange ideas and know how , we can host workawayers who work online in their spare time on their own project , our community schedule is usually from 10 am till 4pm and there is a lunch break from 2 till 3 , however we are flexible to adjust the schedule based on the working schedule of the volunteer.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 823722414712