Precious Plastic Salento: towards sustainable communities

Precious Plastic Salento: towards sustainable communities

Mobius Circle OdV

Lecce, Italy

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Mobius Circle is a volunteering organization based in Apulia, a region in south of Italy, committed to raise climate change awarness within our communities and promote a plasticfree and zerowaste lifestyle. We believe that local small scale economies are the future way for a sustainable living and production. We focus on the plastic pollution crisis by running a social recycling workspace based on the "Precious Plastic" open source technology. We build machines able to recycle plastic waste and create durable and usefull objects that can be sold or donated. Volunteers will be involved in the plastic recycling process: collecting the plastic waste donated by the community (also riding a cargo bike!) or through group clean-ups, operating the machines to create something new, help to keep the workspace efficient. Volunteers may contribute with own ideas and improvements. You will also help in organizing and holding workshops, learning activities with children, and other events.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

TRAVEL: the organization will be responsible for organizing the trip and book the air tickets and other transportation tickets. We will also be in charge to provide instructions regarding the pandemic travel prophylaxis or regarding other formalities. ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be welcomed in private fully furnished apartments or similar self-catered accomodation in a young and friendly environment. FOOD: volunteers will be entitled to a pocket money and a daily allowance for food, which make them independent. TRANSPORTATION: Volunteers will be provided with own bike

Training during the activity

Orientation on arrival combined with language training will be guaranteed. In any case, from their arrival and for the entire duration of their stay, volunteers will be guaranteed full assistance and an adequate mentorship and tutoring service. In a first phase, volunteers will be involved in a minimum 1 week onboarding training to prepare them for the tasks they will carry out during the service. During the whole volunteering period, coordinated meetings will be organized with our staff to exchange and share experiences, and encourage dialogue and promote personal growth.

Participant profile

Ideal candidate should have a special environmental sensibility, being careful to reduce plastic consumption and have a zero waste approach. You don't have to be perfect on this, the zero-waste is more a path than a status! Being kind, honest, humble, inclusive are a must! Education/working background fields: mechanic/material enjineering, electronics, design, artisanship/digital artisanship, education, arts. A plus if you are passionate about videomaking or webcontent editing, biking. If you don't match perfectly the background requirements, but you feel this is really for you, apply!

Activity dates

A total of 26 week(s) during the period 01/06/2021 to 30/11/2021

Activity location

Manifatture Knos, Via Vecchia Frigole, 73100 Lecce Italy

Looking for participants from

Belarus, Slovakia

Activity topics

Environment and natural protection

Education and training

Employment and entrepreneurship

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 03/05/2021