Get Involved

Give children the future they deserve

From volunteering overseas at one of our projects or participating in an overseas exchange visit to taking part in a fundraising event, there is a whole host of ways to get involved in our work. So go on, do something amazing and help us give children the future they deserve!

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Your contribution has the power to make a difference in the lives of those in need, enabling us to continue our vital work and create positive change



By sponsoring a child, you have the incredible opportunity to help a child access to quality education, care, and a brighter future



Join our dedicated team of volunteers and experience the joy of giving back, while making a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals and the community


Events & Fundraising

Our exciting events and fundraising initiatives bring people together for a common cause, fostering a sense of unity and raising essential funds to support our programs

Leave a Legacy

Create a lasting impact by leaving a legacy, ensuring that future generations can benefit from our programs and services, and continuing to transform lives

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Corporate Partnership

Through a strategic corporate partnership, your organization can align with our values, make a tangible social impact, and enhance its reputation as a responsible and compassionate entity

School & Youth Groups

Schools & Youth Groups

We offer unique opportunities for schools and youth groups to engage in educational and service-oriented experiences, empowering young individuals to become active agents of positive change


Give as you shop

By choosing to support us through your everyday purchases, you can effortlessly contribute to our cause, as a portion of each transaction goes towards funding our programs and initiatives

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susie Kemp

Susie has 30+ experience as a creative copywriter, editor, and proofreader, starting out as a 20-year-old copywriter in the Mad Men world of early 1990s advertising in South Africa. Ever since, she’s had a love affair with creative conceptualisation, thinking outside of the box, writing to a deadline, and being thrown in the deep end!

She took an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University as a mature student, in 2015, and continues to keep herself busy working as a copy-editor, proofreader and copywriter in book publishing, corporate communications, and publishing project management.

Apart from her love of working with independent authors, Susie has a fondness for working in the third sector and likes to use her corporate communications and marketing experience to support projects close to her heart. She has lived and worked in the Findhorn area for 25 years, and has been involved in a number of third sector projects and organisations, and family businesses.

Working at Ecologia Youth Trust helps Susie to live in integrity with her values of supporting the next generation to be the best that they can be, and she sees it as a way to give back to Mama Africa, the beloved continent on which she was born.

Ellen Shaw

Ellen joined the Ecologia team in June 2018 as Marketing and Communications Manager. Ellen has lived in Scotland for 6 years and has worked for non-profit and charitable organisations across varied fields. She currently shares her passion for helping young people through Ecologia Youth Trust and she works as a dancer and dance teacher in her spare time.

Robyn Cooper

Robyn is the Associate Director of International Projects, having previously worked within the team as a Project Development and Marketing Officer from April 2019 until May 2021. As Associate Director, Robyn is co-leading the International side of Ecologia with Founder and Director, Liza Hollingshead, bringing a new energy into Ecologia as they look towards the future of the charity.

Liza Hollingshead

Liza is the founder of Ecologia and Director of International Projects. She was born and educated in South Africa and worked there as a high school teacher. She moved to live in the Findhorn Community in 1974. She started Ecologia in 1995 after being introduced to Dmitry Morozov, the founder of Kitezh Children’s Community in Russia, and was inspired to support the community in its mission to rescue orphaned children from institutions and give them homes, families and education in a supportive environment.

This led to projects supporting disadvantaged youth and children in South East Asia and in East Africa. TRead more about Liza’s story here.