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Italy Italy: Together for a better world (Leg08)

Dates

18/07/2022   -   30/07/2022

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Environmental
Manual Work
Refugees

Fee

USD 1024 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 950 to be paid now.
EUR 70 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 25
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
3 Male + 2 Female
Languages spoken
English
Nearest airport
(Venice Marco Polo and Bologna Marconi are the nearest airports)
Nearest bus/train station
Rovigo train station or Ferrara train station

Work

We welcome volunteers to help with the maintenance of the Po river floodplain, an area rich in biodiversity to preserve. Volunteers will also help local associations and other neighboring municipalities in the environment protection through awareness-raising actions such as the collection of floating waste with boats, the arrangement of paths and information signs in the green areas. Moreover the presence of second generation people and migrants will require attitude in supporting them and in socializing during the working activities and during free time.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be hosted in a library with camp beds. In the center sport neart the structure there are a kitchen, showers and an open space for volunteers.

Location and leisure

Gaiba is a small and ancient center on the left bank of the Po river, in the part of Polesine which included in the Po Grande UNESCO Reserve, recognized in 2019, and it is near the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve, recognized by UNESCO in 2015, a unique place for the richness of biodiversity. The country is also close to famous cities such as Venice and Ferrara. Venice Marco Polo and Bologna Marconi are the nearest airports. Volunteers can arrive at Rovigo train station or Ferrara train station and then go by car to Gaiba with local volunteers.

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Legambiente mission is to denounce any abuse and damage to our ecosystem, the thoughtless use of resources and any pollution. We combat nuclear and favour clean and renewable energies. We oppose GMO and propose new life styles with less hothouse effects. We protect the land's Heritage of Art and Culture and propose alternative ways in schools to raise more aware and informed generations. We stand against any form of discrimination and social injustice and promote the values of solidarity and peace.

Our local group Legambiente Rovigo was born in 2017 and has carried out many environmental information and awareness activities and participated in integration projects that involved foreign people and local citizens, committees and other local associations.

In collaboration with other local associations we take care of the management of Parco Langer, the historic park in Rovigo city, where citizens have been able to cultivate their own vegetable garden by adopting a small part of it. We also carry out environmental education activities in schools and promote citizen science actions.

Requirements

The presence of second generation people and migrants will require attitude in supporting them and in socializing during the working activities and during free time. Volunteer will be able to ride a bike, cause all the movements will be made by bycicle.

Netherlands Netherlands: Refugee Centre Emmen (SIW-22-04)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   27/08/2022

Feedback from 26 volunteers

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Refugees
Children
Social
3
Place(s)
left

Fee

USD 1003 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 950 to be paid now.
EUR 50 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 60
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
3 Male + 0 Female
Languages spoken
English
Nearest airport
Amsterdam (AMS)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

The project takes place in the refugee centre in Emmen which is a location for families with children. The children you will be working with are between 4 and 12 years. These children participate in a school program, but during the months of July and August, there is the summer holiday break. The volunteers organise activities for and with the children. This type of work calls for creative people who can make up all sorts of games from scratch to play with the children: music, sports, arts, language sessions, creativity, etc. Therefore the content of this project is up to you and the other participants. The games are scheduled throughout the week.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will stay at a campsite. You will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag and matrass. There are cooking facilities in a cooking tent and the group will cook for themselves. The centre will provide bikes for every volunteer to ride between the campsite and the Refugee Centre (including bike ride lessons). Volunteers will bring a packed lunch to the worksite.

Location and leisure

Of course there will be sufficient free time. Together with your camp leaders you will discuss the recreational program. Emmen is an attractive city with lots of activities in the summertime. You can visit places nearby and explore the surroundings. The area is declared a UNESCO-Geopark by the United Nations. Emmen is very well accessible by train and bus. Biggest attraction is the new theme park Wildlands Adventure Zoo (opened in 2016). Leisure time will also be spent on the general theme Connecting with the Sustainable Development Goals and means to foster peace.

Project hosted by

The location of the project is the Refugee Centre Emmen. Emmen is a city of about 60.000 inhabitants in the province of Drenthe in the northern part of the Netherlands. This refugee centre (in Dutch: ‘AZC Emmen’) has a capacity for about 400 refugees. This particular place is a location for families with under age children whose application for asylum has been denied by the Dutch government. These families will in time return to their homeland.

Our partner is the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (in Dutch: COA). The COA provides accommodation during the asylum procedure and prepares asylum seekers for staying in the Netherlands, returning to their country of origin or transmigration. At the moment COA manages about 100 centres in the Netherlands. COA is an independent administrative body funded by the Dutch Ministry of Justice.

The COA works together with a partner named ‘De Vrolijkheid’: the National Foundation for the Promotion of Happiness. The Happiness is a multicultural, not-for-profit network of artists, play writers, actors, musicians and volunteers who invest in children and teenagers in asylum-seeking centres. The Happiness organises creative activities on a regular basis in 30 asylum-seeking centres in the Netherlands. Please note that it is not allowed to take pictures and/or make videos in the refugee centre.

Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities Peace and Justice Strong Institutions