Volunteer at the Othona Community UK!

Volunteer at the Othona Community UK!

The Othona Community

Bradwell-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Join us at the Othona Community! The Othona Community is a residential community centre for people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds to find common understanding and to help develop peace. It is in a beautiful, remote part of the English countryside, next to the sea in the region of Essex. The community hosts visitors and groups, as well as events and activities on the topics of food, ecology, music, spirituality and more. As a volunteer you can engage in:- Cooking in the kitchen and learning new dishes with the community. Gardening outside and learning about the energy and food systems. Helping in the office with administration and social media. Preparing and looking after the guestrooms, ensuring that all the accommodation areas are clean and safe. Interacting with visitors and participating in activities. Being a part of the community, sharing food, conversation and services in the chapel. For more information, see the info-pack:- https://sway.office.com/cy4hrGdNaQAVb5cL

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

You will stay at the Othona Community in the main building with the other staff and volunteers. You will have your own personal room with Wifi and either an individual or shared bathroom. Food will be healthy, home-made and will include both meat and vegetarian dishes. It is in the countryside, with flat nature, open sea and huge skies. It is a place of peace and quiet, so it is ideal for reflection and creative activities. The village of Bradwell, with two pubs and one community shop is a 30 minutes walk from the centre. There is a local bus service. The train station is in the next town.

Training during the activity

We want to empower you by giving you opportunities to learn new skills and try new things. We will train you throughout the programme about informal learning and intercultural communication. We will help you to design an individual learning plan with your goals of what you want to achieve on the project. We will support you and help you to achieve these goals. This will be a very good opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in the English language, because you will be communicating with native speakers every day.

Participant profile

Are you ready to meet new people from other countries and cultures? Are you ready to participate in and contribute to community life? Are you excited to spend ten months volunteering in the UK? At the Othona Community you can explore and develop your skills in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. We are looking for volunteers who are motivated, curious and flexible. We are looking for volunteers who would like to spend time in a quiet area in the beautiful countryside. We want you! PLEASE NOTE we can only accept volunteers from Czech Republic, France, Italy or Spain. Thank you.

Activity dates

A total of 43 week(s) during the period 01/08/2021 to 30/06/2022

Activity location

CM0 7PN Bradwell-on-Sea United Kingdom

Looking for participants from

Czech Republic, France, Spain, Italy

Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Environment and natural protection

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 14/06/2021