Cultural Association, International Seminar house and A Retreat Center
Location: Pettenasco, Italy
We are an international seminar centre and host groups from all over the world for a training of the integral meaning, reconnecting the nature, people and self. Our Seminar house is run by a small international team. Volunteers play a significant role at our place, helping to maintain facilities and services.
Over the past 30 years, our cultural association has developed into one of the leading international seminar centers for a wide spectrum of holistic and cultural courses.
We support holistic health, multicultural diversity, sustainability and consciousness development. We are located near the most romantic Lake in Italy, Lago d‘Orta (with breathtaking lake and mountain views), its UNESCO world heritage site, 90 km from Milan, 60 km from Locarno, Switzerland. Monthly we host 6-12 volunteers helping us with the daily needs. These needs include a variety of tasks such as kitchen help, cleaning, repairs, gardening, painting, doing laundry, ironing, etc.
6 hours of honest and dedicated commitment 5 days per week. In high season (late April- September) the days off are normaly provided between Monday and Thursday and are planned a week ahead. We expect 4-7 weeks of commitment. In exchange of your contribution we provide: 3 tasty vegetarian meals a day (reach continental breakfast with local cheese, home made yogurt, bread from private bakery, etc), rustic but charming accommodation in the village 15 minutes walk. The accommodation is shared. The rooms have 2-4 single beds or one double bed for couples. We particularly encourage the exchange of skills between the volunteers, arrange the classes, workshops. Would you be open to share your talents and skills with people from all over the world, we would be happy to provide some space for your creativity and sharing. We do our best to keep the cultural, intellectual, intergenerational diversity and gender balance to make your stay meaningful, joyful and memorable. We are happy to provide the ground for learning and learn from you. In high season the workload is sometimes quite intensive. Although we like everyone to be flexible and to help out in every department, you do usually several weeks on one department, then rotate.
We try to work efficiently, making use of defined working procedures in order to ensure consistent service delivery and quality. The selection of volunteers is based on the information provided by them in the short application form that we kindly will ask you to fulfil. Please, be welcome to join! The rest of the details will be provided via email.
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