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country Belgium: Red Cross centre for asylum seekers JAVVA19-01
8/04/2019 - 22/04/2019
Frais de participation additionnel 0
10 volontaires
5 Male / 3 female places libres
Réfugiés
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Volunteers will be involved in 2 main projects: • Flowering and taking care of the surroundings of the centre in order to enliven the area • Imagine and create a mural in one of the main staircase

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will sleep in a big room which will be turned into a mixed dormitory. Please bring a sleeping bag. Volunteers, as residents, will get points on a badge which will give them access and allow them to buy groceries at the centre’s minimarket. They will then cook their meals themselves in one of the common kitchen.

Situation, loisirs

Yvoir is a small village located in the province of Namur in Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Belgium. It is 20 km away from Namur, capital city of Wallonia. The centre is bordered by a river (le Bocq) and greeny hills. Be aware that it is a remote area with poor public transports connections. The nearest train station is 3.5 km away.

Partenaire

The centre for asylum seekers of Yvoir is part of the Red Cross network of reception centres in Belgium. Residents come from Palestine, Afghanistan, Irak, Syria, … They already asked for asylum to the Belgian authorities and they are hosted in this centre for the duration of the procedure. They had to leave their country for diverse reasons such as forced marriage, war, persecution for religious reasons, for their sexual orientation or their political opinions. A lot of them are separated from their family and devoid of any place to live or resources. The Red Cross is mandated by the Belgian authorities to host asylum seekers in respect of its humanitarian principles, its independence and its neutrality. This kind of centre provides: • Housing and food • Basic hygiene package • Support during the asylum procedure and social monitoring • Medical assistance • Mandatory education for minors • Cultural and sport activities The centre “Le Bocq”, which takes its name from the nearby river, can house up to 300 persons with all kinds of family situation: couples, isolated persons, families and unaccompanied foreign minors.

Point de rendez-vous

Yvoir train station

Remarques

It is asked to the volunteers to have a specific interest in migration and working with asylum seekers. Knowledge and/or will to facilitate activities with the residents are very much welcome. A motivation letter related to this project is required. Volunteers will have to respect the internal regulations of the Red Cross such as the strict alcohol-free policy inside the centre.
Organization JAVVA Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Yvoir train station Train timetables on https://www.belgiantrain.be/en/ Langues parlées English , French
country Belgium: Festival Jam’In Jette JAVVAVS19-01
14/05/2019 - 20/05/2019
Frais de participation additionnel 0
8 volontaires
3 Male / 3 female places libres
Festival
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Volunteers will help on several aspects of the festival logistics, such as assembling and dismantling of tents, building and putting up the decorations, transporting and unloading of material, installation of the “NGO village”, waste management, ... Therefore volunteers should be aware that work will be physically demanding. Volunteers will work with all people working on the festival (technicians, stage managers, facilitators, organizers...). During the festival, which will take place on May 17th (in the evening) and May 18th 2019 (all day long), volunteers will have the possibility, if they wish, to be integrated in the different teams (tickets, bar, catering...).

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers might sleep in tents on the site of the festival. In this case the living conditions are very rudimentary similar to the set-up of a “scout camp”. Volunteers might be accommodated by a friendly neighbour but this option is still to be confirmed and will be communicated to the volunteers later on. Sanitary facilities will be accessible in a building nearby. Please bring your sleeping bag, a mattress and toiletries. If you have the possibility, you can also bring your own tent. Keep in mind that nights can be very cold in Belgium. Meals will be taken with the diverse teams of the festival.

Situation, loisirs

The workcamp will take place in Jette, one of the 19 municipalities of Brussels-Capital Region, located in the northern part. Volunteers will stay on the festival site, on “Parc de la Jeunesse”. The site is easily reachable by public transport.

Partenaire

Installed since 2008 in the “Parc de la Jeunesse” in Jette, this free festival has developed a strong identity. Jam’in Jette is a world music festival with bands from across the world, playing various style of music, against a backdrop of artistic activity (open stages, creative workshops…) for all ages. This festival aims to promote sustainable economy, ecological and social development. The 2019 edition should gather about 15 000 festival-goers. Jam’in Jette is: • a world music festival • accessible to all, especially given its free access and the diversity of the programme • mixed, multicultural, multilingual, multigenerational • warm, welcoming, family-friendly • committed, entertaining, optimistic • festive, creative, colourful • local, giving the opportunity to the inhabitants of the area to present this unknown and charming part of Brussels More information (FR) on: http://jaminjette.be Videos on https://www.youtube.com/JamInJette

Remarques

Please bring good working shoes and clothes that can get dirty, warm clothes as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather. If you have a music instrument or juggling material, feel free to bring it! A project-related motivation letter is required.
Organization JAVVA Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Langues parlées English
country Belgium: Special Olympics Belgium JAVVA19-02
24/05/2019 - 4/06/2019
Frais de participation additionnel 0
12 volontaires
6 Male / 3 female places libres
Handicap
Festival
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For this 40th edition of the Belgian National Games, volunteers will help on several aspects of the event logistics, such as assembling and dismantling of structures, building and putting up the decorations, transport and unloading of material, waste management, … Volunteers will work with several teams of the organisation before and after the Games. During the 3 days of competitions, volunteers will provide guidance to athletes for one of the disciplines of the competition: a precision ball sport, related to bowls and "pétanque" called Bocce. The Opening Ceremony as well as the Torch Run will take place on May 29th while the Games will take place from May 30th to June 1st 2019. Physical work will be asked to volunteers so it is important to take this into account. Volunteers will also have lighter tasks like guidance of athletes, decorations, waste management, ...

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will be accommodated near the logistic centre in Beveren. Please bring a sleeping bag. Meals will be taken with the different teams of the organisation and will be prepared by local volunteers. Vegetarian food will be available but should be asked in advance.

Situation, loisirs

The 2019 National Games will take place between Sint Niklaas and Beveren, Flemish-speaking cities located in Flanders, close to the Dutch border. They are both close to Antwerp (20km) and Gent (50km). Brussels is 50km away. All those places can easily be reached by public transport.

Partenaire

Created by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, "Special Olympics" aim to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Today, Special Olympics is a global movement serving more than 4 million people with intellectual disabilities in 178 countries and representing 30 different types of sports. Special Olympics Belgium was founded in 1979 and is officially recognized by the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee. It organises National Games every year (alternatively in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia) and send delegations of Belgian athletes to the Winter and Summer Special Olympics World Games. These competitions are open to any athlete with intellectual disability who regularly practise a sport at his/her own level. More than just a physical and sport training, these activities enhance the social development of the athletes. The 2019 National Games will take place in Saint-Nicolas and Beveren and will host about 3400 athletes and 1200 coaches from 320 sport clubs to compete in 19 adapted sports and disciplines. The programme will include a torch run, opening and closure ceremonies, an Olympic village, a healthy athletes programme and an art exhibition from artists with mental disability. More information (FR) on : https://www.special-olympics.be

Point de rendez-vous

Meeting point at Beveren train station on 24/05 in the afternoon. Train timetables on http://www.belgianrail.be/en/Default.aspx

Remarques

This workcamp requires physical efforts at some moments. Volunteers are asked to prove a strong interest for the thematic of this event. There will be one free day before and one free day after the competition. Please bring good working shoes and clothes that can get dirty 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: Clerheid School JAVVA19-03
9/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
Frais de participation additionnel 0
8 volontaires
3 Male / 3 female places libres
Rénovation
Environnement
Enfants
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We invite volunteers to give their support to the multiple tasks which will help the school to organize incredible summer camps. The purpose is mainly the exchange between enthusiastic and motivated youngsters in order to share all together our experiences and wishes. There will be two types of tasks: farm work and renovation/construction. During the workcamp, we wish the volunteers to share with us the everyday life of Clerheid School as well as the maintenance of the site, by performing the following tasks: • Take care of the animals (2 horses, 2 donkeys, 2 goats, sheep and chickens), • Prepare the fields, to fix the fences, and various farm works, • Maintain the forest (wood collecting, pruning and storage) and of the 12 hectares of fields (haymaking, cutting “bad weed”…), to construct a dry stone wall, gardening, • To prepare, maintain and renovate various installations, wooden construction… Volunteers will also have the opportunity to visit and work in the Wooden Village which hosts every year hundreds of kids. This enchanting place is the fruit of the work and imagination of generations of kids and activity leaders, and today it extends considerably (more than 20 huts over 2 hectares, a bridge, an amphitheatre, a fence...). Tasks are fairly diversified so that there is something for every taste. The planning of activities will be developed progressively according to the progress of work, the weather, needs of the organisation and wishes of volunteers.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will live in a small cottage, with a kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms (2 x 4 beds), as well as in a dormitory with a bathroom. They will share those spaces with volunteers paking part of of Mid-Term project in Cleirheid. Volunteers may also sleep in tents or in a wooden hut of the Wooden Village during one weekend. Please bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers will either take their meals with groups during the camps or cook by themselves in the kitchen at their disposal in the cottage.

Situation, loisirs

Clerheid School is located in a hamlet in the province of Luxembourg, in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. The domain is located between 350 and 550 meters of altitude, away from major roads on a crest of the Ardennes. Cleirheid School is isolated and it is not reachable by public transports. The closest town, Marche-en-Famenne, is 30 minutes away by car.

Partenaire

Clerheid School is recognized by the French Community of Belgium as meeting and accommodation centre offering school camps and holidays camps for kids and teenagers. Most activities take place in the frame of a one-week camp. Educational priorities of Clerheid School : • To encourage wonderment, peace, respect of life and what allows life • To stimulate solidarity learning and caring of each other • To give priority to fulfilment and welcome every child, each youngster no matter their origin, philosophy, age, character • To encourage a good understanding of freedom • To raise consciousness about art, responsibility and initiative • To be extra demanding about enthusiastic motivation of all • To develop critical thinking skills More information (FR) on http://www.ecoledeclerheid.com

Point de rendez-vous

Bomal train station Train timetables on https://www.belgiantrain.be/en/

Remarques

This workcamp is designed for nature lovers who are not afraid of outdoor work in an isolated place. Volunteers should be willing to interact with children as there will be camps and activities with kids organised during the workcamp. There will be very limited access to Internet and a phone in the office of the organisation. In order to preserve conviviality and harmony within the groups, we wish the workcamp to be alcohol-free, as are all of our other activities. A project-related motivation letter is required.
Organization JAVVA Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Bomal train station Langues parlées English , French
country Belgium: La CITE s’invente JAVVA19-04
13/06/2019 - 26/06/2019
Frais de participation additionnel 0
10 volontaires
4 Male / 4 female places libres
Environnement
Rénovation
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The main objective of the workcamp will be to help improving the outdoor and indoor facilities of the eco-centre and support the organisation of the festival “Ecoteau” which promotes the activities of the eco-centre and other local initiatives. Examples of tasks and activities to foresee during the workcamp: • Rebuild the wooden shelter of the vegetable garden • Build outside dry-toilets • Take care of the vegetable garden, the forest garden: weed, rebuild the wooden boxes, plant, harvest prepare the soil for future planting • Maintain the surroundings, create walking paths • Dig new pond • Set-up nest box • Spend one or two days at an organic plantation to learn how to harvest fruits and vegetables (the harvest will be cooked back at the centre) • Bake homemade bread and pizza in our wood-fired oven • Gather, discover and cook wild plants • Pick and cook everything which grows on our site

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will sleep in tents on the site the eco-centre. Please bring a sleeping bag and a mattress. We wish the volunteers to only bring organic and natural care products (shampoo, soap,…) Volunteers will be provided with an inside and an outside kitchen where they will cook for themselves. Food will be local, organic and mainly vegetarian.

Situation, loisirs

The eco-centre is located in the Saint-Léonard area of Liège, at the foot of the hillside of the Citadel. Liège is the biggest city of Wallonia and the third city of Belgium after Brussels and Antwerp. The hillside of the Citadel is a rural area of more than 90 hectares partly located in the historical centre of Liège, which half is classed as Natural Heritage of the Walloon Region. This site has more than 60 monuments recognized as Material Heritage by the Walloon Region and counts 13 km of walking trails.

Partenaire

”La CITE s'invente” is a non-profit educational organisation for sustainable development. Its mission is to raise awareness about environmental issues and to promote sustainable ways of life. The main objective of the organisation is to build and design an eco-centre for pedagogical purposes in the hillside (coteaux) of the Citadel of Liège. An eco-centre is a multi-purpose facility dedicated to demonstration of innovations and knowledge transfers for environment protection and sustainable development. In addition to the development of the eco-centre, the organisation is carrying out numerous activities related to environment: • Activities, workshop and trainings around nature, vegetable garden, forest garden, biodiversity, wild plants • “tables d’hôtes”, sustainable food workshop, home-made bread workshop • Workcamps about eco-renovation and recycling • Awareness raising about sustainable accommodation • “Healthy house” workshop on how to make hand-made home care products

Point de rendez-vous

Liège St-Lambert on 13/06

Remarques

This workcamp targets volunteers who are sensitive to environmental issues with a strong interest for sustainable development. Please bring good working shoes and clothes as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather. In order to be coherent with the project's topic, we encourage volunteers to offset the CO2-emissions related to their place trip via, for example, https://www.greentripper.org/
Organization JAVVA Âge 18 - 99 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Liège St-Lambert train station. Train timetables on https://www.belgiantrain.be/en/ Langues parlées English , French
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