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João Gonçalves
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Joined:
12/02/2011
Last Updated:
18/06/2011
Location:
Chao Sobral, Portugal
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate
Gender:
Male
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ecotrabalho.com





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Quinta do Vale Fattoria dell'Autosufficienza Nature's Gift Permaculture Centre Kinesi Orphans Permaculture Project Earth Tribe Trust Zambia GardenAfrica Badilisha Ecovillage Foundation Trust Vale do Clajá chez amine chez nicole Amzrou Bahrija Oasis Fassi Honeycomb Sahara Forest L'ombre du palmier Permaculture Egypt Ostaz Gamal Zumot (Re)Forestation Project Jawaseri School Garden Project Pastoral Valley Ecologic Life Farm Fruit Heritage Conservation Garden and Food Forest Project Permaculture Research Institute of Turkey Quinta do Vale da Lama Anadolu Bahçeleri / Anatolian Food Gardens Guba aorta projecto Plataforma de Permacultura Bio Arc Infiesto Ecovillage Monte Venere Kudumu Resilience Centre: Kenya Roses & Tomatoes Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project (MWAP) Quinta do Luzio Del Monte, Arcola Mt Nathan Project Le chant des cerises garden farm permaculture LesJardinsdeMacabou Balmeggberg Fuente Verde Black Snake Homestead Merri Bee Organic Farm Gralha Azul Farm River Regeneration (order7) Eco granja La Maloca, permacultura y construccion natural Ghana Permaculture Network Centro de Permacultura Sintra Eco Ola Dehesa Felix Hangzhou Permaculture Education Center WeTheTrees Crowd Funding Platform ICway Hakuna Matata Permaculture Research Institute-Kenya CEPE - Centro de Estudos de Permacultura e Eventos- Shalon Marda Permaculture Farm, Palestine Al Baydha Project DESC Desert Food Forest Te Moana Entebbe Chap. Nemenhah PermaVillage Eco-Schools Project Kudumu Resilience Centre: DRC The Congo Project Kigamboni Community Centre PORET Trust Dewe School of Practical Arts and Sciences Daraja Academy Permaculture Project Oasis Revolution Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge Habiba Organic Farm Bait Ali aquaponic farm Direct Sponsor Permacultura Mediterranea PermaMed PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast Quintinha D'Herbe Vale da Sarvinda Projecto Soalheira Centro Tinku de Permacultura laresonante Quinto do Barbeito Greening the Desert Project PERMAEA Community Desert Garden, Phoenix Quinta do Figo Verde Quinta Regadinha LOCAL - eating design Eco Sítio Juazeiro Permaculture Study Group of Federal University of Santa Catarina - [pt-BR] Núcleo de Estudos em Permacultura da UFSC Finca El Vértice Domestic permaculture Quinta do Siexo Barzigardi; Permaculture EcoFarmTourism
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2 Volunteers-Permaculture Wanted - Through European Volunteering Service

Posted by João Gonçalves almost 7 years ago

1 Opportunity to get involved in Permaculture and transition town work + 1 to work with the Children's Land Project

 

Place 1: 
Applied Permaculture in the Convergence Centre and village of Amoreiras
Tasks:
– To implement permaculture technologies (DIY social and ecological solutions for practical
sustainability) for houses, farms and Convergence Centre in the village of Aldeia das Amoreiras.
We ask the volunteer to be proactive in relating with the people from the village and learning from
them;
– To support the beginning of a permaculture demonstration site. Activities can be implementing one
or two of the following: vegetable garden, building compost bins and compost toilets and solar
cookers, solar dryes of fruit, reed bed systems, planting trees, solar heaters of water, building in
wood and clay;
– Previous knowledge of Portuguese or other latin languages;
– Additionally, we want the volunteers to clean the facilities of the Convergence Centre once a
week;
– Finally the volunteers are asked to give help to any practical activities that are organized by the
Convergence Centre
Why?
We need to research, try, experiment and demonstrate tecnologies that can sustain life on a small village
and at the same time can create a good quality of life, low maintenance and energy consumption,
providing us with extra free time to have some fun and community life.
Profile of the volunteer:
– Motivation and experience in permaculture and/or other holistic/sustainable systems;
– Highly practical, engaged and proactive person;
– Environmental consciousness and ecological practices in daily life;
– Motivation and experience to work with the community in a participative way;
– Motivation to work with a rural community and to live in a small village (180 inhabitants);
– Additionally, we want the volunteers to clean the facilities of the Convergence Centre once a
week.
Place 2 - Terra das Crianças (Land of the Children)
Environmental Education in the schools around and in the village of Amoreiras.
Tasks:
– Willingness to learn and work with the methodology of Tierra de Niños (Land of the Children)
adapted to local community;
– To support the project Terra das Crianças and its activities in:
– the public school of São Martinho das Amoreiras, which has about 30 children aged from 3 to
10 years old (the volunteer will have support from Convergence Centre and the the teachers
from the public school);
– the public school of Colos working with the troublemaker teenagers, ages from 14 ton 18
years old.
– iAldeia das Amoreiras, working with the local children in a collective project as well as in their
own homes.
Why?
We believe that children and youth must be empowered in order to learn and be responsible for taking
care of the Earth. We do this by giving them a piece of land and the responsibility to manage it and make
of  it their dream place.

Profile of the volunteer:
– Sensitivity about nature and children;
– Highly motivated to work with children and teenagers;
– Environmental consciousness and ecological practices in daily life;
– Motivation   to   work   and   learn   tools   and   different   pedagogic   models   and/or   other
holistic/sustainable systems;
– Artistic skills;
– Ability to learn Portuguese quickly and be able to fully interact with youth after 1 month of living in
Portugal)
– Motivation to work with a rural community and to live in a small village (180 inhabitants);
– Additionally, we want the volunteers to clean the facilities of the Convergence Centre once a
week.
Application:
Send your CV with photo and specific motivation letter, in Portuguese, Spanish or English, to
th
[email protected]  till 20  of September 2012. 
For further information:
Sara Serrão and Armanda Gonçalves
GAIA Alentejo/ Centro de Convergência
Centro Social da Aldeia das Amoreiras
7630-513 Aldeia das Amoreiras – Odemira
+ 351 283 92 50 32
Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

End of Call.

 

Aldeia das Amoreiras - Muleberry Village,
in the south of Portugal. (I've worked there for about 9 months in 2011)
http://permacultureglobal.org/projects/499-centro-de-convergencia
http://picasaweb.google.pt/festerrar

Lots of interesting events take place there:
http://centrodeconvergencia.wordpress.com/fotos/

and films:
http://centrodeconvergencia.wordpress.com/videos/


Get the ticket to travel in time to Aldeia das Amoreiras
and get to know wonderful golden heart wise old people!

Please forward the message.
Obrigado!
João

 

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