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country Belgium: JALNA Natural Reserve JAVVA17/05
1/08/2017 - 12/08/2017
Frais de participation additionnel 0
10 volontaires
1 Male / 0 female places libres
Rénovation
Environnement
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The aim of this workcamp is to renovate the “Nature Centre” which is surrounded by the natural reserve. More concretely, the work will be mainly dedicated to painting and renovation work. And if time allows it, they will carry out some work in the natural reserve, like to parks and some gardens maintenance: removing the over-grown grass...

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will sleep in a dormitory within the nature centre. Please bring a sleeping bag. Volunteers will be provided with a kitchen and they will cook their meals themselves.

Situation, loisirs

This beautiful domain is located in a village called Heure, in the hollow of the green hills of Famenne. The village is located at about 10 km from Marche-en-Famenne and about 40 km of Namur, in the French-speaking part of Belgium. The centre of the village is located at 1 km. There is very little access to public transportation and there isn’t any store or bar in the area.

Partenaire

The Belgian Royal League for Bird Protection is an organisation founded in 1922 that works to promote conservation and protection of birds and the wider environment. Since 1997, The League has a “Nature Centre” in Namur Province. The centre hosts families, groups of youngsters and adults, organisations or schools willing to organise nature holidays, family holidays, study weekends, or any other activity related to nature and in a pleasant and relaxing environment. This beautiful domain of 15 ha is a natural reserve that counts not less than 559 plant species, 953 kinds of mushrooms, 203 spider species, 223 kinds of night butterflies, 50 kinds of day butterflies et 99 bird species. The centre propose different activities : guided tours of the natural reserve, theme activities (birds, animal footprints, plants, biodiversity, beavers, beehives,...), farm village tour, natural cooking (dandelion jam, nettle soup,...). The rates of the stay are very democratic and all the incomes are entirely dedicated to nature conservation. More information (FR) on www.protectiondesoiseaux.be/jalna/

Meeting point

Meeting point at Marloie train station on 01/08. Train timetables on www.b-rail.be/main/F/

Additional comments

• This workcamp is designed for nature lovers who are not afraid of outdoor work in an isolated place (no wifi). • Please bring good working shoes and clothes as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather. • A project-related motivation letter is required.

Remarques

• This workcamp is designed for nature lovers who are not afraid of outdoor work in an isolated place (no wifi). • Please bring good working shoes and clothes as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather. • A project-related motivation letter is required.
Organization JAVVA Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Langues parlées English , French
country Belgium: L'Enfance de l'Art JAVVA17/11
7/08/2017 - 18/08/2017
Frais de participation additionnel 0
12 volontaires
5 Male / 1 female places libres
Rénovation
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In partnership with a social building firm, 'l'Enfance de l'Art' organises a renovation workcamp in the previous boarding school, which has welcomed the new Waldorf School for six years, as well as the kindergartens in two of the renewed buildings. The firm uses materials that respect the kids environment as well as natural techniques. Volunteers will work from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12am and from 2pm to 4pm, helping to restore a building in order to transform it into a welcoming place for kids between 2 and 3 (toilets, kitchen, game room...) According to the progress of the camp, they will work in two or three teams and learn different techniques and activities : • eco-renovation : wallscraping, lime and straw/hemp coating ; structure dismantling by sorting materials • garden planning • participating in the managment and creation of a quality collective kitchen

Logement et nourriture

On the workcamp place, in other buildings to be restored or in a tent ( to choose). • two showers and several toilets • a room to cook and eat • two dorms The atmosphere is like a 'scout' camp. Bring a sleeping bag, a torch (to move inside the buildings) and toilet case ( towels...) The meals (light at lunch : sandwiches, salads, soup... and hot meal for dinner) will be prepared by a member of the association who will be helped by two volunteers in turns. The emphasis will be on a good managment of collective cookery in order to have a quality cooking with as few waste as possible.

Situation, loisirs

Templeuve is a small village close to the French border (2 km) and 20 km from Lille and 10 km from Tournai. There is a market and small shops. There is a bus line that takes you to Tournai (every hour during the day). The countryside is plane, which makes it easy to bike (a few bikes will be available). Tournai is a touristic place for people in love with old stones, history and museums. Its cathedral is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Sight.

Partenaire

"L’Enfance de l'Art", founded in 1997, is an association which aims at helping parents in their education rôle in a society where the social network has been aweakened by the dissolution of family solidarity. "L'Enfance de l'Art" creates an activity with centers of kids or disabled people, leisure workshops, nurseries, schools. To do so, the association follows the principles of Steiner-Waldorf pedagogy. The association welcomes around 105 children aged from 0 to 12. The nursery, kindergarten and primary classes are recognized by the FWB (Wallonie Bruxelles federal institution) and the association is located in an old boarding school, « Dames de la Providence ». The premises are going to be bought but are actually rented for a very low price in order to avoid vandalism. They are old and have been abandonned since 2004 but the parents from the association have decided to handle their renovation. And here comes the workcamp !

Meeting point

The meeting point is in Tournai Train Station on 18/07 around 4PM

Additional comments

This workcamp is opened to anyone with a real interest in natural building techniques and in experiencing time for sharing and meeting other people. The use of smartphones will be limited according to the common rules that will be established during the first night. Bring clothes and shoes that are suitable for work.

Remarques

This workcamp is opened to anyone with a real interest in natural building techniques and in experiencing time for sharing and meeting other people. The use of smartphones will be limited according to the common rules that will be established during the first night. Bring clothes and shoes that are suitable for work.
Organization JAVVA Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) or Brussels South Airport (Charleroi) and then pick a train to Tournai Langues parlées French , English
country Belgium: Arthur Regniers Centre JAVVA17/07
16/08/2017 - 1/09/2017
Frais de participation additionnel 0
9 volontaires
4 Male / 1 female places libres
Handicap
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Volunteers will be asked to give support to the residents of the centre for some basic needs (such as helping with the meals,...) and to participate in the organization of artistic and cultural activities, discussion groups, various workshops and excursions together with the centre’s staff. These activities will take place on the site of Bienne but also on another site (Thuin). Volunteers will have the possibility to work with the teenagers and/or with the adults of the centre. The schedules will be flexible and will be adapted during the following weeks according to the centre’s needs and the volunteers’ proposals. They will also have the opportunity to suggest their own activities (such as games, music, recipes,... related to their native country).

Logement et nourriture

In a common room (dorm) that will be fitted out within the centre. Meals will be taken in the centre’s refectory and will be prepared by the cooks of the centre. Volunteers will help the residents during meals. Picnics can be prepared and taken away during excursions or activities during weekends.

Situation, loisirs

Bienne-lez-Happart is a very small town near Binche and Charleroi. The centre itself is very isolated in the countryside but bicycles, a car, and train tickets will be available*. These means of transportation can be used in the evenings or during the weekends to discover the region and visit other places in Belgium. *Please bring your bicycle helmet and your driver’s license, if possible.

Partenaire

The Centre “Arthur Regniers” hosts people suffering from cerebral palsy or from other motor disabilities. The aims of this Medical Teaching Institute is to provide educational support, health care, and well-being to the teenagers and adults of the centre and also lend support to their families. The centre provides a open-space, various activities, and technical support in order to promote the social, professional and cultural autonomy of the residents.

Additional comments

• This workcamp is destined for volunteers who have a strong motivation for the topic. The Centre is very isolated, and the work can be emotionally challenging. • A basic knowledge of French is useful, as activities will be conducted with residents who do not speak a word of English. Nevertheless, motivation remains the most important criteria in order to participate in this workcamp. • Volunteers are invited to prepare a game, bring a presentation, music or some traditional meals related to their country of origin. • A project-related motivation letter is required.

Remarques

• This workcamp is destined for volunteers who have a strong motivation for the topic. The Centre is very isolated, and the work can be emotionally challenging. • A basic knowledge of French is useful, as activities will be conducted with residents who do not speak a word of English. Nevertheless, motivation remains the most important criteria in order to participate in this workcamp. • Volunteers are invited to prepare a game, bring a presentation, music or some traditional meals related to their country of origin. • A project-related motivation letter is required.
Organization JAVVA Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Langues parlées English , French
country Belgium: Marsinne Folk Festival JAVVA17/08
4/09/2017 - 15/09/2017
Frais de participation additionnel 0
10 volontaires
5 Male / 3 female places libres
Festival
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Volunteers will help on several aspects of the festival logistics, such as meals preparation for the entire team of the festival, assembling and dismantling of tents and structures, building and putting up the decorations, stage-managing, transport and unloading of material, installation of the market area, waste management,... Volunteers will work with all people working on the festival (technicians, stage managers, facilitators, organizers, cooks...). Hard physical work will be asked to volunteers so it is important to take this into account. Volunteers will also have lighter tasks like meal preparation, waste management, decorations,... The festival will take place from September 8th to September 10st 2017.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will sleep in tents during the workcamp. The living conditions are rudimentary close to conditions of a “scout camp”. Please bring your sleeping bag, mattress and toiletries. Nights can be very cold in Belgium. Before and after the festival, meals will be taken with the diverse teams of the festival. Sandwiches will be prepared for lunch and a warm meal for dinner. During the festival, volunteers will receive meal tickets to get warm meals from the caterer of the site.

Situation, loisirs

The castle-farm of Marsinne, built in the XII century, is located in the old village of Couthuin (Commune of Héron), in the Province of Liège in Wallonia in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. The site of the festival is about 10km away from the city of Huy and 40km away from the city of Liège. The caste-farm hosts also a brewery that produce a craft beer: the «Léopold 7».

Partenaire

The only one of its kind in Wallonia, the Marsinne Folk Festival is organized by the non-profit organisation «Musiques et Traditions» since 1992. This three-day long Folk Festival features balls, concerts, dancing workshops, a free stage, sessions, street and puppet theatre, as well as a market for instrument makers and craftsmen. Whether you are an experienced dancer, an enthusiastic music lover or a one day passer-by, this is the place to be if you want to indulge in traditional music in a peaceful and easily accessible setting. Expect to find a friendly and family-oriented festival with a unique atmosphere and set in a spectacular location. When it is not on one of the three stages, musicians play spontaneously together, in the middle of the public or in the craft market. The lovely surroundings of the Marsinne castle-farm offer a unique atmosphere to the festival. We invite you to discover and enjoy what the oldest festival of traditional music Wallonia has to offer! More information on Marsinne Folk Festival

Additional comments

• This workcamp requires hard physical efforts at some moments and an active participation and involvement of volunteers during the workcamp, due to the deadlines set for the good progress of the festival. Volunteers are asked to prove a strong interest for the thematic of the festival. There will be 3 free days during the workcamp: two days during and one day after the festival. • It is also important to take into account the fact that the organisation of a festival might be subject to last minutes changes or unforeseen events (for example: the truck to unload doesn’t show up at the predicted time, a technical issue will delay the assembly of a stage,...). We are therefore expecting volunteers to be flexible and understanding in this kind of situation. • Please bring good working shoes, gloves, clothes that can get dirty and a raincoat in case of rainy weather (+ sleeping bag & mattress). If you have a music instrument or juggling material, feel free to bring it ! • One or two evenning will be organize to initiate wolunteers to folk dances. • A project-related motivation letter is required.

Remarques

• This workcamp requires hard physical efforts at some moments and an active participation and involvement of volunteers during the workcamp, due to the deadlines set for the good progress of the festival. Volunteers are asked to prove a strong interest for the thematic of the festival. There will be 3 free days during the workcamp: two days during and one day after the festival. • It is also important to take into account the fact that the organisation of a festival might be subject to last minutes changes or unforeseen events (for example: the truck to unload doesn’t show up at the predicted time, a technical issue will delay the assembly of a stage,...). We are therefore expecting volunteers to be flexible and understanding in this kind of situation. • Please bring good working shoes, gloves, clothes that can get dirty and a raincoat in case of rainy weather (+ sleeping bag & mattress). If you have a music instrument or juggling material, feel free to bring it ! • One or two evenning will be organize to initiate wolunteers to folk dances. • A project-related motivation letter is required.
Organization JAVVA Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Langues parlées English , French
country Belgium: Red Cross Centre for asylum seekers JAVVA17/10
22/09/2017 - 9/10/2017
Frais de participation additionnel 0
8 volontaires
4 Male / 1 female places libres
Rénovation
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The aim of this workcamp is not only to raise volunteers’ awareness about migration issues and enable them to have a personal approach to this topic, but also to bring a breath of fresh air to the residents of the centre. Volunteers will take part in the community life of the centre and their tasks will mainly consist of some renovation works within the centre but also the organisation of entertainment activities: • Diverse renovation works will be carried out together with the technical team of the centre (for instance: renovation of some bedrooms, cleaning, painting, recycling workshops,...) • Activities for the residents organized with the workers in order to understand better the way the centre works: Examples of activities: • Sport competitions (badminton, indoor football,...) • Cooking activity • Entertainment activities for adults: board games, film club,... (depending of volunteers’ initiatives) • Support to the games library • After school homework help program (for children and teenagers of the centre) • Walk in the wood

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will sleep in the available bedrooms within the centre. Showers and toilets will be provided. Volunteers will have their meals in the restaurant of the centre with the residents. If you have a special diet, please let us know in advance.

Situation, loisirs

Nonceveux is a small village in the province of Liège, in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. The village is about 30 minutes away from the city of Liège. The centre is located along a river, “l’Amblève”, and is surrounded by green hills. The centre is very isolated and there is very little access to public transportation.

Partenaire

The centre for asylum seekers in Nonceveux is one of the 24 reception centres managed by the Red Cross in Belgium. Asylum seekers come from Palestine, Eritrea, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and other parts of the world. They left their country for different reasons such as forced marriage, war, persecution due to religion, sexual orientation or political opinion. Many of them were separated from their family, and they found themselves without any resource or shelter. The Red Cross is mandated by the government for the reception of asylum seekers, and its work in this area adheres to its principles of humanity, independence and neutrality. The centres provide the following services : • accommodation and food • necessary hygienic means • support and monitoring on the asylum procedure and social support • medical support • compulsory education for minors • cultural and sports activities The centre “L’Amblève” - derived from the river along the centre - can host up to 218 residents. The centre hosts different kind of family situations: families, childless couples but mostly isolated persons and 33 unaccompanied minors. The infrastructure of the centre enable it to have, beside the usual accommodation facilities, some convivial areas such as a refectory, a library, TV lounges, a games library, a sports hall,...

Additional comments

• Volunteers are asked to prove a certain interest for the topic of migration and to be willing to interact with asylum seekers. Experience in animation (games, song, entertainment activities, dance...) will be appreciated. • A project-related motivation letter is required. • Volunteers will have to respect the regulations of the centre. Alcohol is formally prohibited in the centre. • The RedCross Trail for which the volunteers involvemnt is required will take place a saturday. Free days will be moved during the weeek.

Remarques

• Volunteers are asked to prove a certain interest for the topic of migration and to be willing to interact with asylum seekers. Experience in animation (games, song, entertainment activities, dance...) will be appreciated. • A project-related motivation letter is required. • Volunteers will have to respect the regulations of the centre. Alcohol is formally prohibited in the centre. • The RedCross Trail for which the volunteers involvemnt is required will take place a saturday. Free days will be moved during the weeek.
Organization JAVVA Âge 20 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Langues parlées English , French
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