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EVS - Camphill Solborg -Living, learning and working together
Start date: 01 Aug 2016, End date: 31 Dec 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Solborg is a multi-cultural social therapeutic community within the Camphill movement. The aim of Solborg is to create a new form of community life inspired by anthroposophy, together with people who have special needs. About fifty people belong to the Solborg community. We live together in extended families, where people with and without special needs live together. We have a number of workshops which are integral to the community as we try to create meaningful work for every member of our community. We have a bio-dynamic farm and vegetable garden, a herb garden, a forest group as well as a weavery, bakery and cooking workshops in the houses. We also have a strong cultural life in our village, with village meetings, drama, concerts, eurhythmy, lectures, music and dance. We will offer the volunteers a possibility to take part in our community life and to experience the meaning of hands-on physical outdoors activities as well as social therapeutic work. It is important for us to create a community where people with different backgrounds and opportunities can find space. Most of the community members work on a voluntary basis and we have hosted EVS volunteers for some years with great success and would like to maintain this.Solborg aims to have a mixture of volunteers at any one time in terms of nationality, gender, personality and skills however there are no specific skills or past experience required and the most important characteristics of a co-worker are enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. We also value volunteers who show initiative, and patience and empathy are very important in working with the disabled. It is also important that volunteers are open-minded and tolerant of others’ opinions and beliefs. The role is not about creating tangible results or measurable output but about personal development and contributing to the continuing aims of community living.
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