All of our activities and projects involve lots of opportunities for volunteers to get involved and learn new skills and gain experience. We have worked extensively with and trained lots of volunteers on building projects in many places, including Brighton, Bristol and Oxford.
Some of the sustainable construction activities we undertake with volunteers are building with tyres & bottles, reclaimed woodwork, working with salvaged, recycled and reclaimed building materials, mixing, pouring & rendering with adobe, painting with natural paints & oils, building & planting reed beds & grey water systems, as well as landscaping and organic gardening.
Other opportunities for volunteering involve helping us run outreach events at conferences and summer festivals, including the Big Green Gathering, Glastonbury and Sunrise Summer Solstice Celebration.
During the course of the Earthship Brighton project, hundreds of people have gained practical hands-on experience of eco-building techniques as volunteers and been inspired to respond to global warming in their own ways back at home and at work.