Facilitator in Residence (FIR)
UPDATED 25 JUNE: We are welcoming Facilitators in Residence beginning 1 August. Due to restrictions on the number of people onsite at one time, the number of FIRs we are able to accept will vary from week to week depending on the program. If you are interested in serving as an FIR, please contact us. Thank you!
Throughout the season, workshop participants and other community members in the Centres, have access to holistic services offered by our Facilitators-in-Residence (FIRs).
Over the years our FIRs have offered all types of yoga, massage, art therapy, voice and singing, Feldenkrais method, theatre, dance, aromatherapy, creative writing, meditation, astrology, Sociocracy etc.
As our scheduled workshops and retreats typically occupy the mornings from about 9:30 to 1:30, and the afternoons are beach and leisure time, FIRs usually offer their holistic arts in the early evenings from about 6:30 – 7:45 pm, and occasionally after evening dinner cleanup (about 9:30-10:30 pm).
Facilitators-in-Residence offer both group and 1-1 sessions, usually for a modest fee, or a donation. They arrange private sessions via an offers board. Most FIRs charge 15 to 35 euros per private session; some work on a donation or exchange basis.
What is it like to be a Facilitator-in-Residence (FIR) here?
Our Facilitators in Residence (FIR) program welcomes practitioners of any holistic discipline to join as part time volunteers for two or more weeks and to offer their services to our guests and other volunteers on an ad-hoc basis. Virtually any holistic skill or healing art is welcome. For a €135/week reservation fee (minimum two weeks), we offer food and accommodation (shared*) to a limited number of qualified facilitators. FIR is an inexpensive working holiday. (*Shared accommodation is often in a triple or quad room. A single room can be booked with the usual single supplement of €150/week.)
Do note that FIRs are part time volunteers, with a weekly work load of about half that of an ordinary volunteer member. In addition to the 7 hr of rota shifts that all community members do, FIRs typical will attend three morning sharing circles and work three morning shifts in the week. Facilitators who are new to us and ecovillage life receive a basic volunteer orientation during their first week here.
Volunteer Hours for FIR
All community members: volunteers, participants and guests do about 7 hr of “karma yoga” working together to build and maintain our community
- 1 evening cooking shift, 6:15 – 8 pm (1.75 hr)
- 2 evening washing up shifts, 8:45pm – 9:30 pm (1.5 hr)
- adopt a garden bed (1.5 hr divided up as desired)
- Friday morning cleanup and Centre restore, 9:30 – 11:30 am (2 hr)
FIRs do an additional 11 hr:
- 3 morning work shifts, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, minus a 20 min tea break (8 hr)
- 1 breakfast layout, 7:30-8:30 am + 9:10 – 9:30 am (cleanup) (1.5 hr)
- 1 lunch layout and cleanup , 12:45 – 1:30 pm + 2:10 – 2:30 pm (cleanup) (1.5 hr)
For more information please contact us by email at email@example.com