Manage the Seminar Business at the Center of Unity Schweibenalp

Start date: August 2019

Duration: 12 months

Programme: European Voluntary Service (EVS)/ European Solidarity Corps (ESC) (age group: 18-30)


We are looking for a young person from Ireland to join this project starting in August for 12 months.

About the organization

The Center of Unity Schweibenalp is a living and working community.We manage the seminar business and the alpine permaculture gardens. As a part of the Global Ecovillages Network (GEN), we consider ourselves as one of the emerging models for a holistic cultural transformation. At the Center of Unity Schweibenalp we contribute since more than 30 years to the development of an integral life culture and universal spirituality.


Volunteer’s role

We are offering you the opportunity to be with us and to experience community living, community building, conscious living with each other and nature, as well as running a seminar business together. We want to encourage personal and spiritual development. We are living and working together on Schweibenalp and we share the place with our many guests of the seminars and other volunteers. You will be working in various possible areas: permaculture garden, housework, kitchen, maintenance, and you will also be encouraged to have your own project. While working in the various areas, we welcome clarity and openness with other people, a good ability to communicate, flexibility and please don’t forget to  pack your humour, independence and self-responsibility. You are welcome to join different working groups according to your talents, and you will be taking part at the different events of the community.


Participants must be able to live and work in a remotely located ecological, spiritual and open community of all ages and cultures. They must live in a shared bedroom and agree to live in accordance with our common grounds ( ).

This project is funded by the EU and standard EVS rules apply. You will receive free accommodation (at a host family), food, insurance and monthly ‘pocket money’. Bus passes will be arranged. During the Summer Schools mini-buses will collect volunteers and children.


If you would like to apply for this project please send your CV and letter of motivation , highlighting your inspiration to volunteer on this project. Please send both documents to Mateja in VSI, and use ’Manage the Seminar Business’ in the subject of the e-mail along with stating this is the applied for program in the email. Skype interviews will begin after deadline.

Deadline for application: 31/5/19


If you would like more info on this or any other EVS projects please contact Mateja in VSI


The European Voluntary Service (EVS)/ European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is an EU funded programme that gives young people (aged 18 to 30) the opportunity to volunteer in an organisation abroad. The funding covers travel expenses to and from the project as well as accommodation, food, a small personal allowance (”pocket money”), insurance, language training and local transport during the project.