The most important aim of the project is for volunteers to get a better understanding of Emmaus and the Emmaus philosophy. The volunteers will live and work together with the residents of Emmaus. Because of the summer market, which will take place at the end of the project, this period of the year will be extra busy. The volunteers will help out where necessary, which can mean that some days are busier and others less so. The work will include picking up second hand goods together with the Emmaus residents and placing them in the shop. The volunteers will help with gardening and other maintenance works on the grounds of the community and they will help in the kitchen. At the end of the project the volunteers will help with the set-up and break-down of the festival and the organization of a fashion show to present the second hand clothes that are for sale. The income from this sale is fully used to support a chosen special project.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Volunteers will stay in comfortable accommodation at the Emmaus grounds. Beds are provided, but participants need to bring their own sleeping bags. They will cook and eat together with the residents of Emmaus.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Together with the camp leaders the volunteers will discuss the recreational program. For example, they can explore the beautiful historical city centre of Utrecht by bike, climb the Dom Tower, go canoeing on the canals, visit a museum, or visit other places in The Netherlands. The camp leaders will have some ideas, but of course it is possible for the volunteers to put forward their own ideas for this program! Leisure time will also be spent on the general theme Connecting with the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Motivation letter required, due to the specific rules and motivation of the residents
- At least an intermediate level in English
- Sleeping bag
- Rain is spread throughout the year, so bring warm clothes, a raincoat and a swimming suit!
- Mosquito repellent, as the location is situated next to the water there are a lot of mosquitoes.
Sustainable Development Goals:
#1: No poverty
#10: Reduced inequalities
#12: Responsible consumption and production
#17: Partnerships for the goals