If you want to join please use our signup form:
In other cases please have a look through our FAQ before getting to the contact form belowDo you except volunteers?
What about wwoofers, workaway etc.?
In a typical volunteer situation your work will be managed and supervised to ensure an efficient outcome in relation to the attention given. For that usually working hours are predefined and rigid, works simple and repetitive, and team structures are hierarchic. In case the venue has also other guests, volunteers are usually given an inferior status with fewer privileges and possibly even live in an independent more simple environment than paying guests or core members.
All this is exactly NOT what we aim to establish in our laboratory. In change, we aim for maximum individual flexibility and freedom and self-responsibility of everybody involved. Also, we aim to live in a connected, trustful and horizontal community with all people present.
For that reason we do not offer full work exchange to new participants, nor do we use the word volunteer for anybody, as this would define a role distinction to other participants.
We do offer partial work exchange opportunities to every participant. Full work exchange is possible if you bring relevant skills or collaborate for a longer term. Read more about work exchange.