New Research&Degrowth Call for Volunteers!

R&D

R&D is looking for two volunteers willing to spend a minimum of 6 months with us.

Please write to network@degrowth.net and send us your CV and a letter of motivation.

1- A volunteer in Barcelona!

Skills and experience required (please contact us even if you do not have them all):

– Good communication skills
– Experience or interest in research
– Knowledge of the basic degrowth literature
– Experience or high interest in degrowth activism and practice
– Excellence in English and Spanish
– Knowledge of Catalan or willing to learn it
– Other languages are appreciated: French, German, Italian
– Knowledge of design and formatting of documents.
– Skills on group facilitation techniques
– Experience in publishing articles in the press
– Academic background, specialised or general (we are very open to all disciplines)
– Hability to use social networks
– International experiences

Tasks:

– Design R&D leaflet
– Help in website updating
– Manage Twitter account
– Organise Picnic for Degrowth in Barcelona (June 2013)
– Help in R&D groups dynamics
– Help with organisation of internal meetings and local conferences
– Follow up of degrowth magazine (Demagazine) and dissemination of degrowth’s ideas and knowledge towards the general public.

What we offer to the volunteer:

– The possibility to work in an association that is developung ground-breaking research and practice around the topic of socially sustainable degrowth.
– The possibility to participate in the reading groups that R&D members regularly hold.
– Support, feedback and guidance to the research activities conducted by the volunteer.
– The frenetic but joyful Barcelona life

 

2. A volunteer in Can Decreix, our degrowth center on the border between Spain and France (Cerbère – FR)

Skills and experience required:

– Pratical knowledge in ecological techniques: permaculture, agroecology, renewable energy sources, bike repair etc.
– Good communication skills
– Knowledge of the basic degrowth literature
– Experience or interest in degrowth activism and practice
– Excellence in English, Spanish and French
– Knowledge of Catalan or willing to learn it
– Other languages are appreciated: German, Italian, Occitan
– International experiences
– Experience or interest in research
– Knowledge of design and formatting of documents.
– Skills on group facilitation techniques
– Interest in art
– Liking to getup early
– Willing to live a frugal life based on voluntary simplicity

Tasks:

– Develop the project of the Degrowth Route in the Pyrenees, starting from Can Decreix
– Develop the project of a house for degrowth researchers and artists in Can Decreix
– Develop projects of dissemination around degrowth in Can Decreix
– Reflect and share feelings on the experience of living in Can Decreix with R&D members
– Develope of events, courses etc. in Can Decreix
– Support of activities in Barcelona

What we offer:

–  The possibility to work in an association that is developung ground-breaking research and practice around the topic of socially sustainable degrowth
– The possibility to participate in the reading groups that R&D members regularly hold
– Enriching debates on degrowth at Can Decreix
– International experience
– Collective life
– Learning about logistics
– Learning about ecological techniques
– Experience of volontary simplicity and applied degrowth
– Linking theory and practice
– Accommodation in Can Decreix (only some food expenses will be shared)
– A nice environment with wild sea side and mountains

 See you soon in Barcelona and Cerbère!

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