COORDINATORS

La SOURCE is searching for COORDINATORS to steward, protect and nourish this project as it takes root. As a Coordinator, you become a foundational member of this project's community and help to ensure its sustainability and impact. 

Coordinators live and work on property, with 1-year renewable contracts, and agree to organize and oversee efforts in one of 6 areas of coordination.​

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and [people] cannot live without love.”

- Max Müller

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La SOURCE is a micro-cosmic laboratory for love-studies, with the hope that on-campus explorations will reach far beyond.

COORDINATORS create and maintain the frame of the community, ensure harmonious functioning, facilitate a safe & open space of inquiry ... and in exchange (beyond the satisfaction of work aligned with shared values and vision), enjoy living year-round in an environment dedicated to love, and calling La SOURCE home

WHAT WE OFFER

All coordinators have their own private rooms and continuous access to collective spaces - free of rent and utility bills.

(this includes ongoing and open access to: wellness area with sauna, jacuzzi, pool, and botanical fire bath; meditation dome, greenhouse, our future food-forest, and all other on-campus amenities.)

Coordinators may use the property for their own individual projects and businesses - in coordination with center activities.

(for example, the use of collective spaces to teach, the use of treatment rooms for private sessions, the use of the grounds for cultivation, the use of ateliers/tools for creative practice, etc.) 

 

Coordinators' contributions are welcome in the yearly WORKBOOK/PLAYBOOK and their participation is invited in conferences and events - though not required.

(in other words, the network & resources of La SOURCE are available for sharing and circulating professional and/or creative offerings.

At least 4 weeks of vacation & the possibility for an extended sabbatical when a substitute is proposed and accepted by the team.

Participation in the yearly Family & Friends Summer Festival, during which each coordinator may invite up to 4 people from their own circle to come and enjoy La SOURCE for a week during the summer.

We've included in the functioning budget an allocation for daily provisioning (ie - household supplies and basic foods are paid for by the project)

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WHAT WE ASK

20 hours of work a week in the area of coordination. 

(as well as tracking tasks, documenting, and providing updates; every coordinator will create and maintain a manual that provides guidance to volunteers, sabbatical substitutes, or future coordinators in order to ensure continuity. "duties" will shift between "Learning" & "Earning" seasons.)

Equitable participation in collective domestic chores to maintain a heathy & harmonious environment. (the usual stuff - cooking, cleaning, laundry, dishes, etc.; this will be  organized/transparent, and evenly distributed with all people staying on campus. many hands make light work.)

 

Cooperation with volunteers, visitors, and residents in task-management within the area of coordination.

(this will include teaching others how to help you and coordinating team efforts)

 

Attendance and participation in weekly team meetings and monthly development meetings, if on campus.

A general attitude of generosity through contribution.

(We know that there will be unanticipated tasks that arise - this might mean giving a lift to the train station, repairing a bicycle, making an unscheduled grocery-run, etc. We ask that everyone on campus comes in the spirit of support and participation. No one should feel pressured, and limits of personal health and balance will be respected.)

A commitment to enjoying life together. (Fun is part of any harmonious community. Work hard. Play hard. Live fully. - Music, fire circles, pizza parties, game nights, forest dances ... we're not only here to serve, we're here to celebrate being alive.)

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Please note that though Coordinators have 1-year renewable contracts, our wish and hope is to find a 'family' of stewards for this project - in other words, to find people who want to stay long-term.

You can learn more about the details and practicalities of living and working together here in the {Questions & Answers} section.

the Exterior:

Garden & Grounds

Coordinating Care for:

the forest, the walking paths, the garden, the grass and fields, the compost, the animals (goats, geese & chicken), the fencing and walls, the firewood stockage, the rain water collection & phyto-purification system

Helpful to have:

experience with...

knowledge of...

passion for...

(or at least) interest in...

eco-sustainable gardening, forestry and land-care; permaculture; food forestry; composting & humanure; homesteading, basics of animal care

the Interior:

Space & Supplies

Coordinating Care for:

space scheduling; the cleanliness and harmony of shared interior spaces; inventory & provisioning of household supplies and food; catering team management; general domestic needs

Helpful to have:

experience with...

knowledge of...

passion for...

(or at least) interest in...

ecological, natural & DIY cleaning products; interior design & aesthetics; vegetarian cooking; local/seasonal/bio food culture and cuisine;

task-delegation & team work

Development:

Building & Repairs

Coordinating Care for:

the solidity & functioning of existing buildings (including plumbing & electricity), leading the construction efforts on building development, maintenance of wellness area; reuse/recycle area & waste management

Helpful to have:

experience with...

knowledge of...

passion for...

(or at least) interest in...

plumbing and electricity, basic construction and repair, earth-building, passive solar and energy collection, rain water harvesting and grey water systems; team management

Documentation:

Admin & Archive

Coordinating Care for:

basic day-to-day budgeting and accounting,

meeting notes, video/photo documentation of center activities, contributing to social media networks, daily communications, overseeing contact with external affiliates or collaborators

Helpful to have:

experience with...

knowledge of...

passion for...

(or at least) interest in...

basic accounting, fluency in French, nonprofit administration, social media, 

photography, videography, editing; documentation & interviewing

available positions

 

Direction:

Vision & Program 

Coordinating Care for:

activity programming, residency and retreat scheduling, event planning, visitor care, management of fundraising and lucrative activities, sustainable development; adherence to project values & goals

This position has been filled by La SOURCE founder,

Elise Goldstein

Cooperation:

Tasks & Team 

Coordinating Care for:

NVC training/ implementation and all other forms of conflict resolution; volunteer orientation and organization; task management; local relations, community building & integration.

This position has been filled by Remi Confida

filled positions

Below you will find extensive clarification on many practicalities and specifics regarding the expectations and functioning of the project, in regards to the Coordinator positions. Please review all questions in all 4 categories carefully, and reach out to us with any further questions. 

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Work, Finances & Contract

Am I compensated for the work that I do at La Source? How? Is there a work contract?


There is no financial compensation for working and living at La Source. You live free of charge on campus in your own room and donate (as a contracted volunteer) 20 hours a week in your area of coordination. There is a 1-year renewable contract.




Is there a food budget?


There is a basic food and provisioning budget provided by La Source. It covers all essentials. It does not cover animal products, alcohol, or specialty items.




Do I have to work specific hours or schedule?


Coordinators are expected to work 20 hours a week in their area of coordination. The time of day and rhythm is for you to decide, in relation to your personal preference and the tasks at hand. If your area of coordination doesn't require 20 hours per week of attention (which will very often be the case), you are required to offer your unused hours in assistance to another coordinator who has greater need at that time. In this case, you may be asked to weave your hours/schedule with theirs.




What is the duration of my commitment to La Source?


All coordinators have 1-year renewable contracts. Our wish is to find a team that will stay on campus, working and living together, long into the future. We also understand that sometimes due to family, partnership, personal ambitions, or just the winds of change, that some coordinators will want to move on after their contract comes to a close; we fully accept and celebrate the freedom to do so. In this case, you will be asked to participate in finding a replacement and training them before your departure. For this reason, you'll need to give 3 months notice if you have plans to depart. We also anticipate that some people might not be 'a good fit' for the project and community - for any number of possible reasons. It is possible for the team to collectively choose not to renew a contract for a specific coordinator. We will have year reviews for each team member, during which all other team members give constructive feedback, express appreciation, request certain adjustments, and reflect on the future together. No one can be asked to leave without a unanimous team vote.




Is it possible to be "evicted" or "fired"?


In the case of personal emergency, criminal activity, endangerment, unresolvable conflict, acts of violence or ongoing aggression, or the continuous inability or unwillingness to perform the required tasks (whether in their area of coordination or in collective responsibilities) - coordinators may be asked to depart before their yearly contract has been completed. We reserve this only for extreme situations, as it is sincerely our aim to work together and find creative solutions.




What if after a short period I realize that it’s not a good fit for me? What do I do? What happens?


If you are not feeling comfortable in your coordination position or in shared/collective daily life - we understand. No worries. We require you to give 3 months notice, and to assist with finding and training a replacement.




Does it cost anything to join? Do I own any part of the project? Do I take anything with me if I go?


La Source is unlike most collective/communal/co-habitation or intentional communities. It is a live/work community based around a shared purpose and public project - in other words, we live on campus specifically to support the functioning of the project and its values. As a nonprofit association, our funding comes from donation, and from lucrative activities on the property intended specifically to support the functioning of La Source (for example - summer tourism, educational retreats, paid workshops, etc.). All communal investments, tools and resources will remain property of the nonprofit, regardless of coordinators coming and going. We do what we do to keep the project going so that we can "spread the love" well into the future. Having said that, things that coordinators have brought with them or purchased with their own money will always belong to them, of course.




Is there a test or trial period?


In preparation of our first season and opening - we will use the summer of 2021 as a general transition period. The research center will open its first semester of research residencies and events in September of 2021 - so the summer will give us the opportunity to work together to develop and prepare the property and the team, time to get to know one another, bond and create cohesion.




Do we have vacation time? What if we want to take time off?


We will have 4 weeks of vacation scheduled into the yearly calendar - generally in alignment with the school calendar: 2 weeks Winter/Holiday break & 2 weeks Spring break. During this time, the center will be closed. In addition to this vacation time, you also have the option of organizing a sabbatical. If you wish to leave the property for more than a week (for travel, projects, etc.), you may do so in coordination with the team, by providing adequate notice in advance and with the expectation that you will propose and train a replacement/substitute during your absence. This is why the coordinator manuals are so important - so that anyone can, when needed, step in and fill the shoes of any position. These manuals ensure the continuity of the project and the general freedom of all coordinators.




Is there a way to earn money through the project?


We ask for 20 hours/week of volunteer time from Coordinators so that everyone living permanently on property can reserve 15+ hours a week for their own independent and lucrative activities. These positions are ideal for people working in artisanal or freelance activities (artists, musicians, therapists, coaches, graphic/web designers, e-commerce merchants, etc.). You may use the property for your activities as long as it does not interfere with project functioning. For example, using our dome to teach meditation or yoga, using our treatment room to give massages or conduct coaching sessions, using the art ateliers to create salable objects, using the grounds to teach gardening or foraging workshops, etc. During the summer season, the rooms reserved during the year for researchers, creators and seekers, will be rented to tourists. You are welcome to provide offerings or sell objects to them in our boutique. You keep 100% of what you make. We also envision, during summer months, to host retreats and paid workshops. If you would like to organize/facilitate a paid retreat, let us know and we'll work together to create this opportunity.




I see that the project calendar is divided into "Learning Season" and "Earning Season" - what are the lucrative aspects of the project and what happens to the money?


During the summer season (May 15 - September 15), the rooms reserved during the year for researchers, creators and seekers, will be rented to tourists. During this time, we earn the money that we will use to support the project and our lives during the rest of the year. During this "earning season", lucrative activities include: - Chambres d'Hôtes (Bed and Breakfast) - Gîte (Vacation Rental) - Paid retreats & workshops (facilitated by community members) - Venue rental (for retreats and workshops facilitated by noncommunity members) - Events (weddings, ceremonies, team building retreats, etc.) As coordinators, you are free to offer your services and goods to this "public." The money from these activities goes to: taxes, insurance, utility bills, provisioning (of food, supplies, tools, etc.), property care, and project development. No one, not even the director, receives a salary from this project. All is done in the spirit of benevolence and support of the project vision.




Is the project's functioning budget transparent and public?


Yes. It will be published yearly.





Decisions & Governance

How will we handle conflict or disagreement as a team? Is there a strategy for conflict resolution?


All coordinators will be required to do basic training in Nonviolent Communication and Ho'oponopono. We are convinced that these tools will greatly assist in sustaining harmony both between all coordinators, but also with conflict that may arise with researchers, seekers, volunteers and even visitors. We anticipate that the topic of love and the context of a collective co-creative space will naturally generate circumstances of vulnerability and inner exploration. It's important that all coordinators are 'on the same page' and speaking the same language to ensure a supportive, harmonious environment.




What is the decision making model in this project?


Part of the reason for having areas of coordination is to make clear the "jurisidiction of responsibility" for each team member. We function with the general belief that the more clarity and transparency we have, the greater ease we share working and living together. For all domestic decisions (re: living together) - the process is democratic (meaning, whoever the coordinators are at any given time all have equal voice in decisions). For all project decisions (re: the functioning, sustainability and development of the La Source) - the process is based on the Advisory Board Model, in which all Coordinators are treated as experts in their area of coordination, and thus advise the director in the decision-making process. It is ulimately the responsibility of the director to balance the input of all stake-holders in the project: the advisory board (coordinators), the direct network (present and former researchers, seekers, and volunteers), the general public, and the major sponsors or donors; the director makes decisions specifically to ensure the viability and integrity of the project.




How often do we meet as a group?


  • 2x/week - Talking Circle (optional and open community meeting)
  • 1x/week - Coordinator Team Meeting (day-to-day functioning and task allocation; required for on-campus Coordinators)
  • 1x/week - Community Confluence (optional but strongly encouraged for everyone staying on campus for more than 7 days; everyone is encouraged to take a brief moment to update the community on their research process/progress; also a time to make announcements and requests)
  • 1x/month - Coordinator Monthly Meeting (updates on areas of coordination, including needs and wishes for the coming month; required for on-campus Coordinators)
  • 1x/year - Yearly Governance & Development Meeting (optional, but open to the entire community network to review the year, discuss the year to come, and give input on major project decisions; for all members of the association, including present and former coordinators, researchers, seekers, volunteers, visitors and major donors)




Is there a shared system of belief?


No. We are a community open to all religions, paths, traditions, and belief systems. We aim for inclusivity and diversity. Having said that, there are some foundational values - inclusion, for example, being one of them. Together, we create and protect a space free of prejudice or intolerance based on sex, gender-identity, race, religion or spiritual practice, ethnicity, nationality, age, ability, level of education, socioeconomic status (and any intersectional combination). We invite curiosity as a response to difference.





Community Living

Can my partner come and live with me? Can I bring my children?


Presently, we only have enough space for permanent residents to welcome Coordinators. We hope with future development that this can evolve. This means that your partner is welcome if they also would like to apply for a coordinator position. Or if you are willing to share one room and they wish to propose a not-yet-existent coordinator role. Once we are able to expand, we hope to include circumstances that will allow for children, but as we are just at the beginning of our process, it is not yet the time to welcome little ones as permanent residents. If you feel fully passionate and committed to participating at this level, please write to us to let us know your specific wishes, needs, and family situation. We are not closed to discussion.




Can I be a Coordinator without living on the property?


Yes. Absolutely. If this project 'sings to you' but you're not sure about a collective lifestyle, just let us know and we'll talk through alternatives together.




Can I invite partners, family or friends to visit me? How long can they stay?


Partners, friends and family can also stay in your own room. Additionally, we have one room permanently reserved for the guests of Coordinators, with a shared schedule. Together as a group we will decide on the guidelines for the scheduling and duration of stay. Please note that everyone staying on campus will be asked to participate in some way. We want to diffuse the culture of passive consumption - so whether it's cooking, dishes, weeding the garden, taking out the recycle, etc - everyone staying on campus is asked to contribute, including guests and visitors. This contribution should be in alignment with the wishes and abilities of each person.




FOOD, meal and cooking guidelines:


Cohabitation always includes discussion around the most basic of shared needs: nourishment. We are not interested in having rigid guidelines or expectations around food and cooking. It should be based on the needs, wishes, and limits of the coordinators. Therefore, all guidelines concerning food will be discussed as a team. This includes questions of cooking together, cooking rotations, eating together or separately, food choices and purchasing, food budgeting, etc. There is one exception to this: La Source has a basic food budget. This means that Coordinators will not have to buy food with their own money. However, these 'basics' are intended to be just that: basic. Rice, lentils, oils and vinegars, vegetables, fruits, grains, seeds, etc. It will be as often as possible grown on property, or purchased locally, seasonally, and ethically. La Source will not provide a budget for animal-products or alcohol. So if you'd like butter, cheese, meat, beer, cider, wine, etc. (as is the custom in France, bien sûr) it will need to be purchased individually and then sharing is your choice. The exception to the exception: we will have eggs provided by our chickens and geese. The same general attitude applies to meal times: this is up for the team to decide together what feels right for everyone involved.




How are daily chores or domestic tasks allocated and managed?


We will have a rotation chore-board with a list of all that needs to be done. The rotation will take place during the weekly coordinator meetings. How or when you complete these chores will be largely up to you. We're not interested in 'policing' one another or creating an environment of pressure. Everyone will fulfill these chores differently, as we all have different levels of vigilance around domestic tasks. It will be up to each member of the group to express their wishes, needs and limits. The point is to be as transparent as possible about all expectations and responsibilities, as well as all challenges or obstacles, so that we can find solutions together as a group and avoid possible conflicts or resentment. There will be, additionally, a board of ongoing and simple chores/tasks that will be allocated to researchers, seekers, visitors, volunteers and guests; this board will be accompanied by precise instructions on how to satisfy these tasks. (examples: sweeping collective spaces, emptying the kitchen compost, raking leaves, etc.) It will be up to the Coordinators to decide together which tasks to put on this board and to create the instructions for them. We do have a Coordinator of Cooperation. Ultimately, it will be up to them to oversee the harmony of this system and to propose changes as necessary.




Are there any general policies about drugs, alcohol and smoking?


There will be two designated areas for smoking, both outside. Because we are attempting to live in harmony with the natural world as much as possible, we will have a no-tolerance policy regarding the littering of cigarette butts or smoking outside of these areas. Alcohol is surely permitted on property, within the general guidelines of consideration for others - respect of cleanliness, health, safety and sound. There will be no tolerance for belligerent intoxication. Illegal drugs are not permitted on property. Plant medicine is respected within the guidelines of ceremony.




Are there any policies on eco-sustainability, energy consumption or waste-management?


We will consume as little as possible, reuse as much as possible, recycle as much as possible and compost everything that is possible. What does that mean "as much as possible"? This is a moving target. We face, as a species, some serious confrontations with the consequences of our level of consumption. We move toward consciousness and responsibility, as a community. Everyone staying on campus will be asked to follow certain practices regarding our eco-sustainability as a project. This includes orientation of the proper use of compost toilets, the proper waste-sorting and composting practices, the conscious limitation of energy and water, etc. We are not here to create pressure or guilt in ourselves or others, but rather to educate and support a growing consciousness of balance and awareness of our impact on the world around us. We will also have a DIY atelier, for collecting and transforming reusable materials into art, craft, functional obejct or some imaginative combination.




Is the property open to the general public?


No. For liability reasons, and also to ensure harmony of those living permanent or temporarily at La Source - all visitors and guests will be required to become members of the association (except the private guests of Coordinators, and the tourists arriving during "Earning Season"). This means that during "Learning Season," everyone on campus will have read and agreed to campus guidelines around responsibility, respect, privacy and consideration of others. La Source will facilitate events and workshops for the general public, but will do so in coordination with other local public institutions and venues.




What are the guidelines of the freedom of expression and creation on property? Which kinds of creative interventions are allowed and who decides?


Expression should not create panic, danger, threat, or disruption (whether visual, verbal, or auditive). Creative interventions are very welcome, as long as they do not impede the functioning of the center or the surrounding ecosystem. These interventions are not protected (meaning, they could be dissembled at any moment) unless they are explicity invited and approved. For example, an improvised/unapproved earth-sculpture on the grounds could be dismantled at any time by anyone. Invited or approved interventions will be incorporated into the campus map and marked with an official plate (in order to ensure their protection). Creative interventions that imply lasting changes (such as the painting of a mural) should be approved in writing in advance by the director. The use of this property (in permanence) has been gifted to the association/nonprofit, but it does not belong to the association/nonprofit. Therefore, all interventions and changes that permanently alter or could devalue or damage the property grounds or buildings must be approved in writing by the director and the property board.




What about animals? Are there animals on campus? Can I bring my dog, cat or donkey?


Potentially - within specific guidelines. Inside animals must be hypoallergenic, and also able to live harmoniously with other animals and humans. In terms of outside animals, we can house donkeys and horses with great ease, and welcome their arrival. Outside cats are welcome as well. The property shelters, at present: 5 chickens, 12 goats and 2 geese. Additionally, the director has a small, hypoallergenic dog - Luna (an affectionate, clownish, fluffy cloud of love).




What is the Family & Friends Summer Festival?


Each summer, for one week, all Coordinators are encouraged to invite up to 4 people they love to come and stay for a week all together free of charge (with the exception of a collective food budget). This is important. It feeds the campus with love, and allows us all to integrate our universes, connect deeply with one another, enjoy ourselves and celebrate our shared-vision with those closest to us.





Applicant Profile & Applying

Do I need to have experience or expertise of some kind?


Coordinators do not need to be experts in their area of coordination when they arrive. We can learn and grow together, as a group. Having said that, a certain familiarity with the skills that will practically allow you to satisfy the tasks of your area will make you a better-suited candidate. You do not need to be a love-researcher, an academic, an artist, a former intentional community member (etc) to join the team. On the applications, we look for 'the full picture' of the person. An autodidact with little experience, but a great will to learn and a passionate generosity will be very welcome, indeed.




Are you searching for a specific “kind of person” outside of the readiness to engage in specific tasks?


No, not exactly. However, certain qualities will be very helpful for living and working together: Self-awareness, resilience, clear communitication of wishes-needs-limits, emotional groudedness, a generally helpful nature, and problem-solving skills are all especially welcome. As we want to keep team 'management' to a minimum, and to treat all coordinators with trust that they can and will fulfill their duties without oversight, being an independently motivated and self-organizing person will help tremendously.




How do I know if I am the right person for this project?


Talk to us. Think about why you feel drawn to the project and what you wish to contribute, then write us a line and we'll organize a call. Simple as that. We're all people, after all.




What's the timeline? When do I need to be ready to come? When will I know if I’m selected?


We will start reviewing applications for coordinators on February 1, and continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Ideally, Coordinators would arrive on campus June 1, 2021 for a transition and team-building period. September 1, 2021 will be the official start date for all Coordinators to be together on campus. We cannot give a strict decision date, as applications will be reviewed until we find a "good fit" for each position. Notifications will begin April 1, 2021.




Is there an interview process?


Yes. The first round of interviews will be conducted by the director - beginning March 1, 2021. This interview will be conducted via zoom. The second round of interviews will be conducted by all team members able to attend; this is a good moment to meet the team and ask us all of your questions. This second interview can be done via zoom or live in person, depending on your availability. Once you have been offered the position, you'll have 2 weeks to accept the invitation. During this time, you can of course choose to come and visit the property to see how you feel before deciding.




Will I get to meet the other participants before deciding if I'll join?


Yes. The first interview is with the Director, alone; however the second interview for each applicant will be conducted by all team members (coordinators) able to attend, after which accepted applicants will be given the direct contact information of present coordinators and encouraged to connect directly.




Do I need to speak both French and English?


No. You'll need to be completely fluent in one of these languages. It will be helpful to have basic knowledge of the other, but it is not required. We are a bilingual project and will adapt communication and translation to the needs of the team. We enter all of this together with the spirit of supporting one another, and with the understanding that we will all learn from each other.




Do you welcome differently-abled people? As coordinators? As researchers, creators, seekers and volunteers?


For the coordinator positions: as long as people are able to complete their responsibilities within their area of coordination and to contribute equally within the group (in alignment with their abilities), all are welcome to be considered for the position. Please note that coordinator bedrooms are not wheelchair accessible. As researchers, creators, seekers - Yes, as long as they are able to care for their basic needs. We have two wheelchair accessible living spaces available, as well as the library/living room, research ateliers, kitchen and dining areas. As volunteers - Yes, as long as they are able to care for their basic needs. Summer volunteer housing is wheelchair accessible, as well as the library/living room, kitchen and dining areas.




How long can I stay and work if I am a non-EU resident? Do you assist with residency/visa procedures?


We are happy to provide support documentation of your position at La Source, and confirmation of your address of residency. To our knowledge, tourism visas from most countries are 3 months long, with a maximum of 6 months/year. It is, however, possible to get a visitor visa that will allow for 12 months of residency without access to gainful employment. As your contract with La Source is not salaried, this is not a problem. You can absolultely live and work at La Source under a visitor visa. Beyond this, it's really up to you to find out what is possible to obtain a residency visa, and to be aware of the exact policies with your country of residence.





 
 

VOLUNTEERS

La SOURCE is searching for VOLUNTEERS to help with the development and care of the property. Volunteers live and work on property, for between 1 - 4 weeks during summer months (with possibility of extension) between May 15 - September 15, and agree to provide assistance in one of 6 areas of coordination.​ 

Beyond being a wonderful way to participate in the project, it's also a chance to visit the area, swim in the ocean, hike Les Monts d'Arrée, and 'play the tourist' without paying for lodging during vacation season. 

Exceptionally, Build-Up Volunteers are also welcome and will be especially important in the Spring of 2021, from February 15 - May 15, as the initial team to assist with preparing the property for the project. This is a chance to be part of the beginning and to fill the place with love before it opens for activity. 

So if you're hungry for nature and connection in order to heal from the stress and isolation of the last year, please join us.

WHAT WE OFFER

All volunteers are provided with lodging, access to our collective kitchen & pantry, and to collective spaces - free of charge.

(this includes ongoing and open access to: our wellness area with sauna, jacuzzi, pool, and botanical fire bath; our library, screening room, meditation dome, greenhouse, our future food-forest, and all other on-campus amenities.)

Volunteers may also participate in project offerings, such as guided meditation, foraging walks, tai chi & movement classes, community circles, etc. (all free of charge.)

Volunteers are invited to stay for a duration of between 1 - 4 weeks (with possibility of extension on a case-by-case basis). 

 

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WHAT WE ASK

5 hours of work a day, 5 days a week.

(trained and guided by our team of Coordinators. this balance of exchange is based on the WorkAway and WOOFing models.)

Equitable participation in collective domestic chores to maintain a heathy & harmonious environment. (the usual stuff - cooking, cleaning, laundry, dishes, etc.)

A general attitude of generosity through contribution.

(We ask that everyone on campus comes in the spirit of support and participation. No one should feel pressured, and limits of personal health and balance will be respected.)

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INTERNS

La SOURCE is open to welcoming one intern per research semester to stay and assist with the project functioning in coordination with their academic studies. This could be relevant for high-level students (bachelor or master) studying arts administration, critical theory, eco-sustainability, creativity studies, community organizing, and a variety of other fields. 

We are happy to work with the program requirements of your university to provide official documentation and work evaluation.

Please note that interns are expected to arrive 2 weeks prior to the start date of the semester in order to transition peacefully, meet the team, and to be oriented in the project structure and job responsibilities. That implies a stay of a 3 months (the maximum allowable under a tourist visa).

Please contact us at info@la-source.org to express interest and learn more.

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