How to be a volunteer


Schön, dass du dich für den Freiwilligendienst im Permakulturgarten unserer Gemeinschaft interessierst. Du findest alle Informationen unten. Die Infos sind auf Englisch, da es ein internationales Programm ist, in dessen Rahmen der Dienst läuft. Wir freuen uns, von dir zu hören.



Das Permakulturgarten-Team vom Schloss Glarisegg




Great that you are interested to become a volunteer in the permaculture garden of our ecovillage. Please find all information about our project below. We are looking forward to hear from you!



The Permaculturegarden Team of Ecovillage Schloss Glarisegg


EVS Volunteers 2015


European Voluntary Service in Schloss Glarisegg, Switzerland

The European Voluntary Service is a programme promoting cultural exchange and informal ways of learning. Young European people between 18 and 30 can participate. Your food and lodging, insurance, pocket money, a German language course and your travel costs will be covered by the European Voluntary Service (EVS) program.


Each year we can offer two vacancies from the middle of February until the end of November. The stay can be extended by attending the EDE (Ecovillage Design Education) at Schloss Glarisegg in the middle of January, which we warmly recommend as an inspiring and intense learning experience.

The project is about working in the permaculture garden of our ecovillage in North-eastern Switzerland, as well as living in the ecovillage. We are an intentional community of approximately 35 adults and 15 children, situated directly between the shore of a beautiful big lake and a forest – and still close to nice cities.


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The main voluntary work within the project is about permaculture gardening. Most of your working time, you will be involved in the garden, preparing beds, sowing, planting, harvesting, looking after our ducks and chickens, etc. You will experience one entire season from the beginning to the end. It is a great opportunity to learn about gardening, self-suppliance with vegetables and permaculture. It will be the fifth time for us to welcome volunteers and we are really looking forward to you. We have seen how volunteers profit a lot from their experiences when they stay with us. Many say that they learn a lot about themselves, about communication and about living and working together.


If you are interested, please apply with an email to: Include a short CV, some lines about your motivation, and one (or more) photos. Thank you! Your application doesn’t need to be formal, the content is more important.

Please do not apply before July. The application deadline is 15th August. We will collect all applications and look at them after the 15th of August, so don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from us at first. We will come back to you!

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