Our Model

Our model is inspired by AmeriCorps and Unis-Cite, two proven service-year concepts from abroad. Our pilot program will take this proven concept from abroad and apply it in the Greek context and adapt it appropriately to scale nationally. This innovative model will meet the pressing capacity needs of community organisations on the ground working towards sustainable development.

There are three critical components to our model.


Recruits and trains the members as well as the host sites. Ecogenia will continue to offer professional development and training throughout the Ecogenia members service. Ecogenia will also provide support and training to host sites, as needed. Ecogenia will cover the cost of the Ecogenia member’s living salary during their time of service.

Ecogenia Members

Work on a capacity building project at their chosen host site. Ecogenia members attend a critical pre-service training administered by Ecogenia and participate in ongoing professional development activities.

Host Sites

 Provide a capacity building project for the Ecogenia members to complete during their year of service. Host sites are community organisations that provide mentorships and managerial support for the Ecogenia member for the duration of their project.