Vrijwilligers

Samen

Samen werken, spelen, eten, genieten is zoveel leuker dus verwelkomen we je met open armen. Iedereen die een 'ja' voelt bij onze missie en visie is welkom, maakt niet uit welke leeftijd of nationaliteit, ieder met zijn unieke verhaal en talent.
Praktisch betekent het, dat je als vrijwilliger, je committeert om vijf dagen per week, 5 uur per dag mee te helpen in Vale da Alegria

's Ochtends na het ontbijt starten we samen om met elkaar te verbinden daarna kies je waar jij je kwaliteiten wilt inzetten óf misschien juist iets wat je graag wilt leren. De variëteit aan werkzaamheden is groot.
Hiervoor krijg je onderdak in één van de grote opgedeelde tipi tenten met een eigen slaapvertrek met bed inclusief beddengoed en drie vegetarische maaltijden per dag.

Je maakt automatisch deel uit van het community leven en mag meedoen met alle gratis activiteiten die daar plaatsvinden zoals yoga, meditaties, aerial silk les, muziekavonden met kampvuur, onze wekelijkse pizzaparty, fanclubs. Verras ons met de talenten die jij wilt inbrengen. 
De gezamenlijke auto 'Bassie' kan gebruikt worden voor uitstapjes. 
Vanaf oktober 2023 kunnen we plek geven aan tien vrijwilligers.

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We staan ingeschreven bij Workaway.info
Maar je kunt ook rechtstreeks een mail sturen naar punam@valleyofjoy.nl
Schrijf in de mail een korte uitleg over jezelf, je motivatie om naar Vale da Alegria te komen, welke periode en hoe lang je wilt blijven, het liefst minimaal twee weken. We vinden het leuk om te horen welke talenten je hebt die je eventueel wilt inzetten.

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Link naar ons profiel: Workaway.info
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Projecten op dit moment

  • Muren van de groepskeuken lemen
  • Terras bij de keuken maken
  • Organisch toiletgebouw en buitendouche bouwen
  • Restaureren van de pizzaoven
  • Aanleggen en opstarten van de moestuin
  • Planten van onze eigen boomgaard
  • Op speelse wijze metselen van muurtjes langs ons strand en de moestuin
  • Zagen van eucalyptusbomen en schillen van de bast
  • Vlonders timmeren voor de tipi tenten
  • Aanleg van beach volleybalveld
  • Opschonen van de barrage (zwemvijver)

Met veel dankbaarheid geven we elke vrijwilliger een plekje in onze vrijwilligers galerij. 

Josefina

Argentina

Juliette

United Kingdom

Marc

The Netherlands

Julian

Germany

Evi

Germany

Bart

The Netherlands

Sandra

The Netherlands

Erik

The Netherlands

Joa

Germany

Patrick

The Netherlands

Rosie

Nieuw Zealand

Max

Germany

Camiel

The Netherlands

Ilana

The Netherlands

Sander

The Netherlands

Dina

The Netherlands

Brieuc and Thea

Belgium

Annie

England

Jan

The Netherlands

Haley

England

Chay

Canada

Tom, Jokelien en Avelien

The Netherlands

Floris

The Netherlands

Tony

The Netherlands

Reviews

Josefine from Argentina: 

My experience with Wim, Punam and other volunteers was life-changing. Dificult to describe in just a few words. But I will try my best!
There is no doubt why the valley carries that name: JOY. Every day was a perfect combination of responsability, co creation, caring for each other, helping, learning, having beautiful and sometimes dificult conversations, laughing and enjoying absolutely every moment.
Wim and Punam are beautiful souls who really cared for our well-being and growth. Every moment with them felt like a life celebration. They both are transparent and kind and super generous with their knowledges.
Everyone had the oportunity to express their needs/thoughts/emotions, and this where always taken into account, there was always a feeling of being really heard.
They where also very opened to learn from what we had to offer. I personally could teach some Acroyoga and share some aereal silk knolwdge and that made me feel amazing, bc I love sharing this and seeing how much joy it brings!
We also had some beautiful rest days where we were able to explore the land as we wished to and also go to the beach all together.
I just loved it and I definitely recommend the experience if you resonate.
Love u, Wim and Punam

Julian from Germany:

Punam and Wim are great people! They welcomed us with a great hospitality.
Both are conscious, grounded, kind people with a good sense of humour. You can learn a lot from both of them.
Punam is a great artist and expert in felting, Wim has so much knowledge in eco-building. Both are passionate in what they do and so it was fun to learn from them.
We loved the attitude of keeping the balance. Being productive on the land as well as our trip to the beach and the pizza- campfire party. :)
It was a pleasure to meet you, to share moments of depth and to co-create.

Brieuc and Thea from Belgium:

It has been lovely stying in Vale da Alegria! During the three weeks that we were there the main focus was on creating a terrace garden which involved a variety of jobs from leveling soil and planting to builing steps.

Wim and Punam made a lot of effort to find a job for everybody that everbody feels happy and comfortable with. This is really a place for motiveted people, who are excited to work on a bigger project and contribute with own ideas and input. There is lots of opportunity and space for creativity.
We had lots nice, fun or deep chats over shared meals and campfires.

Thanks you Punam and Wim for this preious time! 

Marc from the Netherlands:

'What an adventure and how lucky I was to be among the first group of pioneers. There was almost nothing yet, a nice well, a toilet in the wide world, a small old farmhouse, some roads and plateaus. So there was plenty to build and fix up.
I slept in a tent with two other men. In no time, we were able to share personal stories and sometimes support each other. 
Punam and Wim are very warm, hospitable people, with whom I soon felt very connected and familiar. The group was very close, we shared daily and worked together on small projects. Dividing into the little projects was actually automatic and I thoroughly enjoyed doing them. 
I really felt alive, enjoyment was that. So I got to work with the motor-strimmer, chainsaw and grinder and was towing the broken-down ambulance bus with Wim behind the wheel with the land rover. I enjoyed the space, trust and appreciation I got, which is a lot less in my work in the Netherlands. In short, I had a very nice time with super nice weather so I will definitely go back again..... ' 

Patrick: 

'What a rich experience to contribute as a member of the first group of volunteers to realise Wim and Punam's dream in this beautiful and unique place! 
Wonderful to pick up concrete jobs with my hands and see the village community grow, with highlights like a new roof and the first self-generated electricity. 
I experienced the group dynamic as pure and intimate, where everything is welcome. I am very curious to see how this place develops and wish Wim and Punam and all future residents and volunteers every success and pleasure in doing so.'

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Gasten

Als je graag in Vale da Alegria wilt zijn maar niet actief wilt meedraaien als vrijwilliger is dat mogelijk als betalende gast.
Je kunt hier met je eigen camper staan of je tent opzetten en betaalt 15 euro per nacht (100 euro per week) óf gebruik maken van een door ons opgezette 'De Waard' tent met opgemaakte bedden voor 200 euro per week. 
Later in het jaar worden dit echte mooie 'glamping' plekken met veranda’s etc., ook komen er appartementen maar voor nu zijn dit de mogelijkheden.

Mee-eten kan, gezellig, je schrijft je in bij de groepskeuken

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