Corporate Volunteering & Wellbeing Program
ECOSS welcomes corporate groups of all ages and abilities to come and discover the riches of ECOSS and enjoy facilitated team building and skill building sessions and our unique Wellbeing Program.
We are a Community Hub, including Community Garden, Food Forest, Native Nursery, Co-farming area, Pollination Place, and many more projects around the site.
Come and be inspired by the beautiful grounds while learning about sustainability and simple practical ways you can reduce your ecological footprint and help us with the many tasks needed such as Bed preparation, Composting, Weeding, Mulching and Pruning.
- Choose one or more sessions to put together a program from 1 hour to half or full day experiences
- Activities are held on site in the inspiring permaculture designed Yarra Valley ECOSS Community Environment Park.
- Each session is fully facilitated by a specialist educator in their field and takes approximately 1 hour.
- Sessions offer unique, practical, creative and hands on sessions where participants are engaged and inspired while learning
- The cost of each session is given in the activity description.
ECOSS is undertaking various innovative farming techniques, growing produce for donations and sale in the Co-farming area ‘Pollination Place’ at the rear of the beautiful property.
Volunteering in this space offers interesting education opportunities including the Food Forest, BioChar, Community Viticulture, Garlic growing, land management, composting, organic farming and more.
ECOSS Community Garden is a beautiful space at the centre of the ECOSS site. Volunteering in this space supports our Crops for Community program, and includes propagating plants in the Native Nursery, Composting, Weeding, Harvesting produce for donation to our 2 food relief agencies- Oonah Indigenous Tuckerbag Program, and Koha Community Cafe. Activities are seasonal in this space.
Community Garden, Crops for Community
Volunteering in the Native Nursery offers deep educational experiences, led by a senior Horticulturist. Activities include propagating plants, seed saving, nursery management.
Native Nursery, Pollination Place
We collect discarded bicycles and parts and work with community members of all abilities to refurbish the bicycles for both charity and sale at ECOSS. The Upcycles space provides a hub and community space for people to gather to reduce landfill, whilst increasing connectedness, promoting fitness and positive mental health.
Volunteer activities rotate with our Seasonal Calendar of Events, and include passive and active roles. We value your skills and would love to create opportunities that interest you. We like to provide co-learning opportunities for skill sharing.
Hands on Clay Pottery
Enjoy making your own creation under the guidance of the artists at Community Pottery Studio Yarra Valley.
- Includes all materials, clay and access to a fully equipped studio
- Firing is possible for an additional cost or take home un-fired
- Includes instruction and creative guidance
The Pottery Studio
African Drumming Workshop
Kofi Kunkpe is an Ewe master drummer & multi-instrumentalist from the Volta Region of Ghana. A multi-skilled, celebrated performer and teacher, creating custom made programs or performances to suit your needs.
With extensive background teaching people of all ages and abilities, Kofi offers drum, dance, singing and African Culture workshops for large or small groups.
These one hour sessions are facilitated by Kofi and participants have the opportunity to learn and play in a practical and dynamic environment.
Mental Health and Well-Being, Team Building Workshops in the Circus Dome
Challenging groups in a fun and comedic environment to work together. Learning unique new skills to problem solve physical challenges, to directly affect participants abilities to manage challenges in social and work environments.
We will develop a program appropriate for the abilities and interests of your team.
With a range of Sports challenges, Public speaking, Dance, and Circus Skills such as Juggling, Plate spinning, Hula hooping, Aerial Yoga, Stilt Walking and Acro balance.
Research shows juggling improves productivity, develops plasticity, releases endorphins and lowers stress levels. When used in the workplace it can give a reboot of energy and focus.
Try something unique! All sessions held in the Dreaming Space Dome.
Dreaming Space Dome, Colocators
Meeting Spaces for Hire & Catering Options:
We also have meeting spaces available and options of catering or BYO.
ECOSS Facilities & Equipment Hire
Please contact our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator for more information and to make a booking:
Melanie Daymond on: email@example.com
Cultural Diversity is important to ECOSS. We welcome all genders, rainbow people, all abilities and all cultures to work together in peace at ECOSS.
ECOSS pays respects to the traditional owners of this land- the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and elders Past and Present.