Every year, we arrange a certain amount of work exchanges for people who would like to come and spend time at Ponderosa. The details of how this works are outlined on our page about work exchanges, here.
Apart from these more general possibilities, we also occasionally offer the possibility of specific exchanges for particular roles or tasks over the next few months — and we have a few of these for the upcoming 2019 summer season. Maybe you might be the person we need? Or someone you know? Let us know! The details are below...
However, before we get to the full details of the available exchanges, we also want to outline the possibility to undertake a direct solidarity work exchange, in the context of Color Block and the W.E.R.K. series of events at Ponderosa.
In our usual work exchange, participants come and work for one week, and then participate in a workshop for one subsequent week. You have no food and accommodation costs, and you only pay for the workshop fee. However, with the direct solidarity work exchange, you can come and work for one week, without any food and accommodation costs, as normal, and then make a donation of the week of workshop participation that you have worked for.
Through this direct solidarity exchange, you can allow a participant in Color Block to participate without food and accomodation costs — their costs of food and accommodation will be covered through your work exchange. Through this exchange, the space of Ponderosa becomes more accessible and more sustainable, and is able to more easily offer a space for radical explorations of movement, race, politics, and justice.
If you are interested, just send the dates for the week you can work to: firstname.lastname@example.org (yes, ‘.com’, not ‘.de’).
Ok, here are the outlines of the other available exchanges:
And, as above, if you’re interested in one or more of these specific possibilities, please email us at email@example.com and give us a short outline of why you feel you would be well-suited. 💜
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