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country Mexico: MIGRANTS VIMEXMTVLTV2020/06
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8/01/2020 - 31/12/2020
Additional host fee EUR 300
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2 volunteers (1Male / 1female still needed)
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La Casa del Migrante in Tijuana receives male migrants and has room for 180 people. The work of the House is developed in five levels:61558;Humanitarian assistance: food, lodging, bath with hot water, clothes and footwear, basic medical service (first aid) and job exchange.61558;Psycho-social assistance: all the migrants who come to the Casa frustrated and desperate find in it a space of security, trust and moral support. The dynamics and talks offered in the House also serve this purpose.61558;Spiritual assistance: Although it is a Catholic institution, la Casa del Migrante does not discriminate against migrants belonging to another religious denomination it means that the House offer a space to deepen and practice faith in God with celebration and talks. 61558;Advice on human rights: information and guidance talks are offered in this field, migrants whose rights have been violated are identified and channeled to the corresponding authorities.

Accomodation and food

The project provides a room in Casa de los Migrantes which consists of baths, a kitchen, and a place to wash your clothes.Meals will be prepared by the volunteers.

Location and leisure

Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico.In the free time you will be able to Stroll Along Avenida Revolucion, visit a traditional Market, explore the Centro Cultural Tijuana, see the Bullring by the sea, savor some Mexican food, check out Plaza Santa Cecilia, hit the Beach, take a day trip to the Valle de Guadalupe.

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Casa del Migrante mission is to provide adequate and timely care to the population in a situation of social vulnerability such as the migrant population, seeking to improve their living conditions by offering basic services such as temporary housing, food, clothing and assistance services as health, education, and promotion of human rights. Committed to promoting their rights and influencing policies for their attention inside and outside the nation.The vision is that migrants with low economic resources have a space that allows them to satisfy their basic needs of temporary stay in the city of Tijuana, Baja California, where they can safely establish their migratory projects and where they can access to services public and private social assistance, improvement of health conditions, employment and human rights. Similarly, serve as a reference to society in general on the current phenomenon of migration.

Meeting point

It will be at VIMEX office at 10:00 a.m, the same day that the project starts BUT if it is possible the volunteer will take the fly to Tijuana City. Please ask to us.

Additional comments

3 months, 300 euros ; 6 months, 460 euros .

Requirements

A willingness to work in a team, dedication, ease of speech, kindness, responsibility and willingness to work with adolescents. Ability to develop didactic material and educational activities.
Organization VIMEX Age 20 - 28 Age
Nearest terminal Tijuana Languages spoken Spanish , English
country India: Street Children Welfare SMILE CTWC568
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17/04/2020 - 30/04/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Kids
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Educational
10 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
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Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after arrival and local language classes also would be there during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision ofexperienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Tentative Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 9:0am Breakfast :9:30 am Manual Actiont hour : .10-12 noon Lunch at 12:30-1p.m Lesson plan preparation time : 1-2:30 pm late afternoon: 3- 5:30pm, work with children Dinner: 7-7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 10 pm bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, Common toilet and limited wifi available. 2-4 volunteers in one room on shared basis, (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .Early morning and after evening(6pm-8am) Airport transfers is not possible. You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative as per infosheet. Food: You will get 3 times local food from local host. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

India is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition, Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends . Organised Weekends Cultural City trip also available against extra cost of Euro 80/head for 2 days (8am-4pm during Saturday & Sunday ). Minimum 2 person required for the trip.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children from the street of kolkata. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a workcamp that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

As per infosheet

Additional comments

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. Volunteers need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but can be challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting. weather is hot and humid in summer but please t during winter ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask us anytime. Do not forget to use our what's app for any doubts or questions.

Requirements

These are the documents we need on arrival :- *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *you should not have any criminal records.
Organization SMILEngo Age 16 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Children Welfare SMILE CTWC569
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1/05/2020 - 14/05/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
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Kids
Educational
10 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
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Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after arrival and local language classes also would be there during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision ofexperienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Tentative Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 9:0am Breakfast :9:30 am Manual Actiont hour : .10-12 noon Lunch at 12:30-1p.m Lesson plan preparation time : 1-2:30 pm late afternoon: 3- 5:30pm, work with children Dinner: 7-7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 10 pm bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, Common toilet and limited wifi available. 2-4 volunteers in one room on shared basis, (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .Early morning and after evening(6pm-8am) Airport transfers is not possible. You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative as per infosheet. Food: You will get 3 times local food from local host. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

India is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition, Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends . Organised Weekends Cultural City trip also available against extra cost of Euro 80/head for 2 days (8am-4pm during Saturday & Sunday ). Minimum 2 person required for the trip.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children from the street of kolkata. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a workcamp that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

As per infosheet

Additional comments

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. Volunteers need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but can be challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting. weather is hot and humid in summer but please t during winter ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask us anytime. Do not forget to use our what's app for any doubts or questions.

Requirements

These are the documents we need on arrival :- *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *you should not have any criminal records.
Organization SMILEngo Age 16 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Children Welfare SMILE CTWC570
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17/05/2020 - 30/05/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Educational
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Kids
10 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
Educational
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Kids
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Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after arrival and local language classes also would be there during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision ofexperienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Tentative Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 9:0am Breakfast :9:30 am Manual Actiont hour : .10-12 noon Lunch at 12:30-1p.m Lesson plan preparation time : 1-2:30 pm late afternoon: 3- 5:30pm, work with children Dinner: 7-7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 10 pm bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, Common toilet and limited wifi available. 2-4 volunteers in one room on shared basis, (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .Early morning and after evening(6pm-8am) Airport transfers is not possible. You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative as per infosheet. Food: You will get 3 times local food from local host. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

India is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition, Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends . Organised Weekends Cultural City trip also available against extra cost of Euro 80/head for 2 days (8am-4pm during Saturday & Sunday ). Minimum 2 person required for the trip.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children from the street of kolkata. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a workcamp that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

As per infosheet

Additional comments

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. Volunteers need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but can be challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting. weather is hot and humid in summer but please t during winter ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask us anytime. Do not forget to use our what's app for any doubts or questions.

Requirements

These are the documents we need on arrival :- *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *you should not have any criminal records.
Organization SMILEngo Age 16 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Children Welfare SMILE CTWC571
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1/06/2020 - 14/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Refugees
Kids
Educational
10 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
Refugees
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Educational
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Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after arrival and local language classes also would be there during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision of experienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, Common toilet and limited wifi available. 2-4 volunteers in one room on shared basis, (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .Early morning and after evening(6pm-8am) Airport transfers is not possible. You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative as per infosheet. Food: You will get 3 times local food from local host. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

India is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition, Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends . Organised Weekends Cultural City trip also available against extra cost of Euro 80/head for 2 days (8am-4pm during Saturday & Sunday ). Minimum 2 person required for the trip.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children from the street of kolkata. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a workcamp that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

As per infosheet

Additional comments

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. Volunteers need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but can be challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting. weather is hot and humid in summer but please t during winter ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask us anytime. Do not forget to use our what's app for any doubts or questions.

Requirements

These are the documents we need on arrival :- *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *you should not have any criminal records.
Organization SMILEngo Age 16 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country Belgium: Red Cross centre for asylum seekers JAVVA20-06
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6/06/2020 - 19/06/2020
Additional host fee 0
Refugees
Educational
8 volunteers (3Male / 3female still needed)
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Volunteers will be involved in 2 main projects: - Creation and artistic realization for the living spaces of the Center in the morning; - Meeting and exchange between international volunteers and residents through recreational and cultural activities internal or external to the center or during animation / sports activities during the afternoon

Accomodation and food

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.

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

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 devoid of any way 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 centres 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.

Meeting point

Yvoir train station on 06/07.

Additional comments

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. Volunteers will have to respect the internal regulations of the centre such as the strict alcohol-free policy. A motivation letter related to this project is asked.
Organization JAVVA Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Yvoir Languages spoken English , French
country India: Street Children Welfare SMILE CTWC572
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17/06/2020 - 30/06/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Kids
Educational
Refugees
10 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
Kids
Educational
Refugees
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Work

Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after arrival and local language classes also would be there during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision ofexperienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Tentative Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 9:0am Breakfast :9:30 am Manual Actiont hour : .10-12 noon Lunch at 12:30-1p.m Lesson plan preparation time : 1-2:30 pm late afternoon: 3- 5:30pm, work with children Dinner: 7-7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 10 pm bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, Common toilet and limited wifi available. 2-4 volunteers in one room on shared basis, (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .Early morning and after evening(6pm-8am) Airport transfers is not possible. You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative as per infosheet. Food: You will get 3 times local food from local host. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

India is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition, Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends . Organised Weekends Cultural City trip also available against extra cost of Euro 80/head for 2 days (8am-4pm during Saturday & Sunday ). Minimum 2 person required for the trip.

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Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children from the street of kolkata. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a workcamp that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

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Additional comments

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. Volunteers need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but can be challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting. weather is hot and humid in summer but please t during winter ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask us anytime. Do not forget to use our what's app for any doubts or questions.

Requirements

These are the documents we need on arrival :- *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *you should not have any criminal records.
Organization SMILEngo Age 16 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country Palestine: Beyond the Media on Palestine MS24
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Global Summer Course in Palestine Join us on a two-weeks summer course in Palestine. The course is for you who want a different experience during your summer vacation, where you experience the conflict at first hand. If you are interested in politics, culture and social movements in the Middle East, this course is for you! You will get to create your own impression of Palestine and gain insight into the culture and everyday life of the Palestinians. Interesting and inspiring lessons During the course you will have Arabic lessons, learn about human rights, the situation in the Middle East, the history of Palestine and the life of youth in Palestine. The course is a good combination of seminars, presentations and personal meetings. At the same time, we will have conversations with the Palestinians we meet and visit activists and social organisations. The combination of seminars and excursions and experiences is an exciting and active way to learn. During your stay you will meet a lot of interesting people and gain insight into the modern Palestine. We will also experience the beautiful scenery as we hike to the village of Battir near Bethlehem and when we go on a full-day excursion to Jericho to experience Hisham’s Palace and the breath-taking desert landscape. You will gain new friendships and a special bond to the Middle Eastern region, and not least to the Palestinian people. Cross-cultural exchange During the course you will get new insights and perspectives on the Palestinian culture and everyday life through meetings and discussions with the locals. By meeting people, you will get insights not usually possible as a tourist – what does it mean to live in country being part of, and being very much affected by conflict? Is there a big difference in our lives and dreams? And you will get the opportunity to engage in informal talks over a cup of tea, when we visit a Palestinian village. You might get surprised by how much you can learn about yourself and others in only two weeks. The programme The course combines a global insight with the experience of a traditional summer course focusing on community, engagement and learning. The programme offers many different themes, excursions and experiences, and you will also learn a bit of Arabic. We will visit NGOs and experience the realities of an occupied country while learning from skilled and experiences trainers. The course will start with an introduction where you will participate via skype. Here you will get prepared for your stay in Palestine. Week 1: Culture, history and the local life in Palestine - Introduction to Palestine – historically, politically and culturally - Get to know Bethlehem through a city tour and a welcome dinner - Hike to the beautiful village Battir and meet with Palestinian youth - Arabic lessons - Learn how to cook Palestinian food by women in the refugee camp Aida - Full day tour to the Hisham Palace and Jericho - Learn the traditional dance Dabkeh - Experience the life in the village and spend one night with a local host family - Learn about local groups and traditions Week 2: Politics, human rights and activism - Human rights in prisons: meet a previous Palestinian prisoner - Excursion to Ramallah and meeting with human rights activists - Visit to the Danish representation in Palestine - Visit to a Palestinian circus school - Learn about the conditions for refugees and visit a refugee camp - Walking tour along the Wall and experience the crossing of a check point - Guided tour to Hebron and the old town, focus on settlements - Create a project based on your new insights - Fun, movies and much more! NB: The program is subject to change. Main trainer at the course Amjad Anabtawi will be the main trainer at the course. “I have studied economics at the Yarmouk University in Jordan. I have eight years of experience teaching and engaging volunteers from my work at the global platform in Palestine, but also from the global platform in Jordan and other youth organisations in Palestine. Except from my work, then I like spending time doing exercise and I enjoy going for a run in the local area.”

Accomodation and food

You will be staying at our ”Global Platform” training center in Bethlehem. Global Platformis located in the centre of the city, close to the famous church of the nativity. The Global Platform is used for political work and serves as an education centre with classrooms and a courtyard, and where safety measures of course are ensured. There is a dormitory for women with shared toilet and bath, while men live in a nearby hostel within walking distance of the center. All participants can come to Global Platform to hang out at the courtyard or at the terrace during afternoons and evenings after the programme of the day. We start every day with breakfast together, as well as we will have lunch together. However, you will buy your own dinner and food in the weekends, as you might want to try out the different cafés and restaurants in town.

Location and leisure

There will be plenty of things to experience in the area around Global Platform. Bethlehem is in itself a very interesting town to explore with its mix of historical and cultural sites such as the famous church of nativity. You can spend time with the other participants, go to a cafe or go out to eat local food or drink Arabic coffee. Halfway through your stay in Palestine, you will have two days off where you can visit the historical sites of Jerusalem, swim in the dead sea or ride camels. There are exciting markets in the larger cities where you of course have the opportunity to talk with local Palestinians – especially students with whom you can exchange experiences and learn a lot.

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MS Denmark has a long history of sending volunteers, organising work camps and global courses. We are part of ActionAid, and we fight against inequality by supporting marginalised people in fighting for their rights and organising to break the structures which holds them back in poverty. We also organise and facilitate cultural meetings as we believe this can bring about understanding, respect and international solidarity.

Meeting point

Pickup will be in the airport. Time of arrival will be notified upon confirmation

Additional comments

The extra fee of the camp includes: - Accommodation all days and breakfast and lunch during weekdays. - Induction course the 27th of June (on Skype) - All workshops, excursions and project visits as planned in the program - All local transportation - Local trainer following the group during the whole program - Access to 24 hours emergency phone The fee does NOT include: Food during evenings and all meals during weekends. Important information about transportation; When confirming your participation on the camp, we will make sure to provide you with detailed instructions on where and when to meet the group. Please don’t buy any flight tickets or travel insurance etc. before your participation is confirmed by us. Please note that it is of your own responsibility to buy a suitable travel insurance.
Organization MS ActionAid Denmark Age 18 - 29 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country India: Street Children Welfare SMILE CTWC573
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Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after arrival and local language classes also would be there during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision ofexperienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Tentative Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 9:0am Breakfast :9:30 am Manual Actiont hour : .10-12 noon Lunch at 12:30-1p.m Lesson plan preparation time : 1-2:30 pm late afternoon: 3- 5:30pm, work with children Dinner: 7-7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 10 pm bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, Common toilet and limited wifi available. 2-4 volunteers in one room on shared basis, (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .Early morning and after evening(6pm-8am) Airport transfers is not possible. You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative as per infosheet. Food: You will get 3 times local food from local host. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

India is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition, Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends . Organised Weekends Cultural City trip also available against extra cost of Euro 80/head for 2 days (8am-4pm during Saturday & Sunday ). Minimum 2 person required for the trip.

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Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children from the street of kolkata. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a workcamp that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

As per infosheet

Additional comments

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. Volunteers need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but can be challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting. weather is hot and humid in summer but please t during winter ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask us anytime. Do not forget to use our what's app for any doubts or questions.

Requirements

These are the documents we need on arrival :- *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *you should not have any criminal records.
Organization SMILEngo Age 16 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country Belgium: Fedasil Rixensart CBB10ESC
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5/07/2020 - 25/07/2020
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The volunteers will give a hand and fresh air to the centre’s animation team with sport or social games, billiards, movie clubs, fitness for women, football tournament, craft etc. They are required to get actively involved in the daily life of the centre. Half of the time will be devoted to proposals of activities for children and adults (according to the population currently present in the centre). To a lesser extent and depending on the weather forecast, volunteers will take part in some activities such as indoor painting or maintenance of the park. The management team of the centre is very well used to working with volunteers as they have been hosting this work camp for many years.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in a dormitory of a building next to the central one. Showers are accessible in the central building. Food will be on a self-catering basis. Please, be aware that meals are simple. We should be informed in advance about vegetarian or any other diet type.

Location and leisure

Rixensart is located in the Brabant Walloon province, 25 km from Brussels and 10 km from Waterloo. The area is highly urbanized and has all the usual conveniences. Rixensart still keeps its countryside charm but one can feel the proximity of Brussels (40 minutes by train, 20 by car). Asylum seekers Centre is located outside the town centre, but at walking distance from the famous local lake Genval, cinema, shops, supermarkets, train station…

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The Rixensart Asylum Seekers Centre accommodates people or families who have asked for asylum in Belgium. Refugees come from a large variety of countries, such as Syria, Iraq, Iran, Congo and so on. Many of them have fled from war, dictatorships or ecological disasters and they have come to Belgium with dreams of stability, richness and a comfortable life. It is not, however, that easy to be allowed to settle in Europe, especially for somebody coming from the South or the East. Before these people start their new life, their refugee status has to be proven and accepted. While waiting for the documents that will enable them to legally remain in our country, the immigrants are accommodated in this centre in the vicinity of Brussels. People living there await the response concerning their administrative status. They never know what tomorrow may bring to them. Therefore, residents often find themselves overwhelmed by feelings of relief and anguish, hope and disappointment. The life of Rixensart Asylum Seeker Centre reflects these individual dramas and hopefulness of residents. By volunteering for this project, you are actively helping the centre welcome people coming from a wide variety of difficult situations and take care of them while they are waiting for a response to their asylum request (UN SDG 10 Reduced inequalities). Website (available in English): https://www.fedasil.be/en/reception-centres

Meeting point

The 5th of July at the Rixensart train station at 3.00pm.

Additional comments

As a rule, kids are quite fluent in French thanks to school; adults take longer time to learn foreign language. The languages used between residents are very different – French, Russian, English, German… more than 15 in general and it depends on the current presence of residents.

Requirements

This project is composed of a volunteering team, supported by the European Solidarity Corps program of the European Union. Compared to the usual workcamp participation scheme, some main financial and administrative differences must be underlined: - The participation to the ESC volunteering teams is subjected to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en - The volunteers do not have to pay any fees (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project - The volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on a 4€/day basis, once they arrive to the project in Belgium - The volunteers will receive a financial support for their travel : 180€ for a travel between 100 and 499 km 275€ for a travel between 499 and 1999km 360€ for a travel between 2000 and 2999km 530€ for a travel between 3000 and 3999km - The volunteers need to register on the European Solidarity Corps Portal ; CBB will organize their the matching with the correct project in the online system. - The volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the ESC portal. We warn the volunteers that the consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden inside the centre. Volunteers must be sensitive and aware of the great diversity of the audience that the centre welcomes, in terms of age, nationalities, lifestyle, life stories, but also great cultural differences. Residents also live in the "the uncertainty of tomorrow" and can experience significant stress. The meetings that the volunteers are going to lead there can provoke certain feelings in residents and volunteers must have this in mind in order to deal with it and ask for help. The centre draws the attention of the volunteers to the importance of keeping a "professional distance" with residents (this can avoid conflicts), as well as of respecting the internal rules. The volunteers are required to have a basic knowledge of French. Beside that, it is necessary to have a basic knowledge about group animation (songs, music, dance, plays…) and to be able to assume responsibility within a group. Being able to listen to others is very important as well. This kind of workcamp can provide a very rich personal and human experience. It makes people aware of the complexity of certain social conditions related to the great inequalities in our planet. In order to demonstrate this, we ask the candidate volunteers to: - send a short motivation letter - answer our specific questionnaire (if you do not have it yet, please ask your sending organization for it). - send us a certificate of good conduct We will not confirm any placement requests before analyzing the submitted forms.

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Organization Compagnons Bâtisseurs Belgium Age 18 - 30 Age
Nearest terminal Rixensart train station Languages spoken French , English
country Italy: Together for a better world LEG05
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WORK: The volunteers will cooperate with a group of migrants and the local staff to run the activities connected with maintenance and the cleaning of a coastal area that Legambiente transformed in a protected area composed by a pinewood, the mediterranean bushes and the sand vegetation (the mediterranea brush). Volunteers will be involved also in beach and old city walls of Paestum cleaning. Easy activities but very important not only for the preservation of the area but specially to raise awareness tourists that visit the region during summer. Moreover the presence of migrants will require attitude in supporting them in learning italian and in socializing during the working activities and during free time. STUDY PART: Trainings on environment and sustainability. Practices of integration and social inclusion of migrants. Trainings on cultural heritage.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be hosted in bungalows in a camping on the coast. Moreover there is a cottage just on the beach where is possible to have meals after the working activities.

Location and leisure

LOCATION AND LEISURE: Paestum is a little town founded during VI century b.C. by Greeks, who built wonderful temples - and civilization – that now consitute a very important archeological area (UNESCO site) among the best maintaines in the Mediterranean. For its art, nature, tastes and events Paestum is one of the most important beautiful cities of Magna Grecia. The old city is located in a strategic position, a few km from the Amalfi Coast that extends along the Tirreno Sea and from the National Park of Cilento. The Archaeological site includes three Temples (it dates back to 550 B.C). TERMINAL: Naples Capodichino international airport. There are buses connection for the central railway station of Naples where is possibile to take a regional train to Paestum. The requested time is about 1hour and 20 minutes.

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Born in 1987, Legambiente local group Freewheeling is currently enaged in the running of Dune Oasis and the project “INVOLVE” (INtegration of migrants as VOLunteers for the safeguarding of Vulnerable Environments).

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Organization Legambiente ONLUS Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Belgium: Housing Project at Hameau de la Fer JAVVA20-07
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8/07/2020 - 19/07/2020
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The people of this place would like to advance on different projects with the group of volunteers and with neighbors who would join the team during this period: - The carpentry workshop: for the moment it is a simple old hangar. The idea is to build wooden walls, straw and earth-straw and redo the roof. Natural materials are preferred. - Welcoming migrants: residents have just obtained a small prefabricated building to give their passing friends a more comfortable place. But it still needs to be properly insulated, finished fitting it out, fitting out the surroundings in anticipation of winter days. Here too, wood, straw and recovery are favored. - Collaboration with the Collectif S13: participation in the reception activities of migrants of the Collectif: preparation of meals ... Meeting of citizens inverted in the collective, sharing of experiences ... - The organization of a festive moment in the summer: this place is also animated by festive moments, meetings, musical exchanges with friends, families, people from the neighborhood ... In order to end the work in a good mood with international volunteers, the locals want to organize a party. The volunteers will help to arrange the spaces, to set up the bar, the sound system, to decorate the place ... And then to party :-) Participation in the life of the Grouped Habitat: vegetable patch, site maintenance. Evenings and weekends will be free.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will stay in a prefabricated module or in a tent, depending on the weather. Mattresses (and tents) will be available on site. The showers and the toilet will be outside. Take your sleeping bag. Please note, nights can be very cool in Belgium. The collective kitchen will be available for the volunteers and they will prepare their meals themselves. Possibility of vegetarian food. The group will have access to the collective vegetable garden.

Location and leisure

The housing project is located in Ham sur Sambre, in the commune of Jemeppe sur Sambre, in the region of lower Sambre, in the province of Namur. This small town is located between Namur and Charleroi.

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Le Hameau de la Ferme du Terril” is an intergenerational house project with the status of a private foundation, founded in 2014, by citizens questioned by the unequal world in which they live. They want their place of life to be a place where they can experience another way of living, made of simplicity, solidarity, but also an alternative way of life, allowing them to limit their individual consumption by pooling resources. “Le Hameau de la Ferme du Terril” is a grouped accommodation made up of 6 houses in which one 10 adults and 8 children live, from 20 months to 70 years old… This housing project is located on the site of a former coal mine then occupied by a farm. There are many buildings and a field of 5 hectares on which several collective projects have already been carried out: large vegetable garden, orchard, ballad path on the slag heap, hut for children, chicken coop, fenced land for sheep. There are also collective spaces, some of which are furnished, such as a kitchen, a shower, a food storage and a laundry room. Others are in the process of being realized: pottery workshop, carpentry workshop and a multitude of others! In these spaces, the residents would like to be able to host meetings, workshops, training courses promoting the search for a simple and creative life, sharing of knowledge and skills, This housing project is based on the philosophy of the Community Land Trust. Thus, if each family has its own house, the collective living spaces and the land belong to the foundation. The profit is disinterested. The objective is to maintain access to the housing project, built as a place for collective living, promoting living together. The intention of the residents is that to welcome and open up, to the neighborhood, but also more broadly. For 1 year, the inhabitants of this place have welcomed 5 or 6 migrants in transit, three days a week in order to give them access to basic needs such as food, rest, warmth and hygiene (washing, washing clothes). These people are from Eritrea, they are guided by the Collective S13 which works with migrants who "camp" on the Spy motorway service, on their long migratory journey.

Meeting point

Tamines train station on 08/07.

Additional comments

This is a project for volunteers sensitive to the environment and green building techniques, interested in the theme of sustainable development. An interest in activities with migrants is also required. Manual labor can be physically heavy. Bring good shoes and suitable work clothing as well as waterproof clothing in case of rain. If you have a musical instrument, it is more than welcome! A motivation letter linked to the project is requested.

Requirements

We encourage all our volunteers to prefer “eco friendly transportation” to come on their volunteering project. So think twice and come by bike or hitchhike until your project! Do not hesitate to have look on bus companies, car sharing companies or trains. * We encourage volunteers who come by plane to offset the carbon emissions of their flight. For example via www.greentripper.org
Organization JAVVA Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Tamines Languages spoken English , French
country Denmark: Refugees in Europe - from Copenhage MS21
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Global Summer Camp: Refugees in Europe We live in times when Europe is closing in on itself. Fences and walls are being built, refugees are being interned and repatriated, and several European governments are challenging the human rights conventions in a hunt for votes. In MS Denmark, we are appalled by the fact that this is Europe's reaction to the so-called 'refugee crisis'. At the same time, we can see how people with refugee background are being talked about in stead of talked with. We would like to change that. Therefore, we decided to organize a trip focusing on the conditions of refugees in Europe. We decided to travel along the route that many hundreds of thousands of refugees have taken from Europe's outer borders through the Balkans to Germany and Denmark. With the aim of learning about the conditions from the perspective of refugees, from the perspective of several different European countries, and to be inspired to act. Many of us don't know what it means to be forced to migrate. But maybe our perspective will change if we see with our own eyes what refugees are exposed to on their way from the south to the north of Europe? You can definitely learn some from reading and watching the news, but we think we can learn more from meeting people and listening to their stories. During the camp, we try to listen and create spaces for dialogue and community. We listen to people with refugee background, to NGOs and experts within the field, and try to get to know each other across differences. We believe that the conversation between us is the first step to breaking down divisions and creating change. Join us! The camp will be moving from Copenhagen, Denmark through Europe to Greece, with stops in Germany, Serbia and Greece. We travel by train, bus and ferry through Europe. It gives a sense of the long distances that one has to overcome to get to Denmark when traveling over land. All camp participants will travel on an interrail ticket, and there will be plenty of time to get to know each other well and play a game of cards or sing a song together in the train compartment, while watching the changing landscapes through the window. Along the route, we will also travel some long stretches where we sleep over in a train sleeping compartment. We will stop on the way - and gain new insight On our journey, we will make stops at cities and places to learn about the conditions of the refugees, the political framework and how the influx of refugees is handled. We listen to the refugees' own stories, and try to see Europe through their eyes. You will gain a unique knowledge of migration and asylum policy in Europe, and experience the debate unfolding in countries with widely different political climates. We also visit places on the map we rarely see - and which Europe seems to have completely forgotten. We will be inspired to act together in new ways when we meet cool volunteers and refugees who take action and believe in change. You can join no matter your previous knowledge of the issue. The camp is for everyone, but for the ones who already know a lot or nothing in advance about refugees and migration. Travel route and program: The camp will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark The camp will begin with 3 days of introduction at MS Denmark’s hostel in Copenhagen. Here you will meet your fellow travel companions, and we get to know each other through various teambuilding activities. The introduction in Copenhagen will consist of workshops with experts in international law and human rights, history of the refugee crisis, and trauma management in crisis situations. We also hear the testimony of a refugee who have been traveling the long way from home to Greece through Europe to Denmark. We will visit a center for asylum seekers in Denmark, and learn more about the Danish refugee and asylum policy. And then, we board the train and travel to Berlin, Germany Berlin: Hope, community and creativity Germany is one of the European countries which has taken many refugees, and the debate is ongoing. We meet with both sides. The ones who want to close the borders, and the ones who want to open up. Our first meet up in Berlin will be with a Syrian refugee taking us on an alternative guided tour to the city. Through the streets of Berlin, we are told the story of a refugee and we see the city from the perspective of a refugee. Berlin is always one step ahead, and vibrating with community and creativity. We seek inspiration for further action when visiting just a few of the many projects using community and creativity when welcoming refugees and improving their situation: People sharing their flats with refugees, the bike repair giving refugees tailwind, or professionals creating jobs for migrants. We will participate ourselves, and share our food traditions and stories with each other when we cook at a community kitchen with refugees and activists in Berlin. The border between Hungary and Serbia The Hungary/Serbia border is protected by a wall which is 4 meters high and more than 500 km long. It was build by the Hungarian authorities to stop the influx of refugees. But the refugees are still there, now just stuck in camps just before the border, until they risk their lives and try to cross the heavily guarded border. We will get first hand knowledge about the refugee policies of Hungary and the European Union seen from one of the EU’s outer borders, and we investigate if it is actually possible to shut down a refugee route. From the border, we take the night train south through Serbia and Macedonia. Volunteering in Thessaloniki, Greece What can you do, if you want to improve conditions for refugees in Europe? We visit a refugee day center where volunteers have taken action and are helping by handing out clothes to refugees. We do our part, and we get an understanding of how you can volunteer and what it takes to become a professional in an NGO working with refugees. Athens: Unaccompanied minors and the financial crisis In Athens, we will call on the responsible authorities. We will visit Frontex, the EU border authorities, and Greek authorities as well, and have a chance to confront them with our questions. We will visit a refugee center for unaccompanied minors, and a community center for and by some of the people in Greece who have faced the hardest consequences of the financial crisis. This will give us the opportunity to discuss what it takes to create less boundaries and avoid racism between socially marginalized people and refugees. Lesbos: The coast and outer border of the European Union We arrive to Lesbos by ferry, the same sailing route as thousands of refugees have taken to arrive to the European mainland. Here we talk to people who work with newly arrived refugees and learn about the conditions in the refugee camp Moria. We meet with organizations on the island, follow their work and participate on their premises in e.g. sports activities for refugees. The camp concludes with making a project of your own and presenting it to the rest of the team before we have a goodbye dinner and say 'see you again' to each other NB: The program is subject to change. When the camp ends, we will be on Lesbos. You can fly home, but if you live within reach of the railnet, we recommend that you use your interrail pass for traveling home by train. You are also most welcome to stay in Greece and use some of your new insights to volunteer and help refugees in Greece. We have several contacts and partners – just contact us well in advance.

Accomodation and food

All accommodation during the 3 weeks is included in the extra fee. Breakfast is included all days, lunch and dinner on your own. This camp travels through Europe, so we are in more than one location. Accommodation by location in short: Copenhagen, Denmark: We will stay at Globalhagen, hostel of MS Denmark Berlin, Germany: We will stay in a backpacker hostel in Berlin Border Hungary/Serbia: We stay in a local hostel Thessaloniki, Greece: We stay in a backpacker hostel Athens, Greece: We stay in a hostel in downtown Athens Lesbos, Greece: We stay in a guest house close to the beach

Location and leisure

This camp travels through Europe, so we are in more than one location. This is the route in short: Copenhagen, Denmark: 3 days Berlin, Germany: 4 days Border Hungary/Serbia: 3 days Thessaloniki, Greece: 2 days Athens, Greece: 2 days Lesbos, Greece: 4 days Leisure: Traveling by train gives us time to get to know each other. Please bring game cards and musical instruments, or your favorite song for singing when passing through the changing landscapes. You will have time for exploring the cities we visit on your own. Suggestions for leisure activities could be visiting the historical monuments in Berlin or Athens, or have an evening out at one of the town’s venues, dinner at a local restaurant etc.

Project hosted by

MS Denmark has a long history of sending volunteers, doing work camps and global courses. We are part of ActionAid, and we fight against inequality by supporting marginalized people in fighting for their rights and organizing to break the structures which holds them back in poverty. We fight for the human rights of refugees in both Denmark and internationally.

Meeting point

8th of July 10:00 at MS Denmark, Fælledvej 12, DK-2200 Copenhagen N

Additional comments

Duration: 3 weeks, starting from 8th of July in Copenhagen, Denmark, and ending 28th of July on Lesbos, Greece Induction course: 13th of June (participation via skype) The extra fee of the camp includes: • 3 weeks of summer camp from Denmark to Greece (incl. accommodation and breakfast) • Induction course the 13th of July by skype • All workshops, excursions and project visits as planned in the program • Reservations on train and ferry, and local transportation • Travel guide following with the group all 3 weeks • Access to 24H emergency phone • Administration costs at MS Denmark The fee does not include: • Lunch and dinner • Interrail pass (you will need a Global Pass valid for 1 month and at least 7 traveling days) • Travel insurance Important information about transportation and train tickets; We will travel primarily by train, and it is a prerequisite for participation that you buy an interrail pass. It needs to be a Global Pass valid for 1 month and at least 7 traveling days. You can read more about prices of a Global Pass and about interrail here: https://www.interrail.eu/en/interrail-passes/global-pass It is very important that you don’t buy your interrail pass before having your participation on this camp finally confirmed by MS Denmark. When confirming, we will make sure to provide you with detailed instructions on the dates and duration for your Global Pass. Please also don’t buy any flight tickets or travel insurance etc. before your participation is confirmed by us. Please note that it is of your own responsibility to buy the interrail ticket, a travel insurance and flight ticket. Interrail and reservations We will take care of reservations on the journey from Copenhagen to Lesbos in the trains where reservation is needed. The cost of reservations is already included in the fee. Since the camp ends on Lesbos, have in mind that you need to make reservations yourself for train and ferry for your travel back from Lesbos well in advance, or buy a flight ticket.
Organization MS ActionAid Denmark Age 18 - 29 Age
Nearest terminal Copenhagen Central Station Languages spoken English
country India: Street Children Welfare SMILE CTWC574
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17/07/2020 - 30/07/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Refugees
Kids
10 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
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Kids
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Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after arrival and local language classes also would be there during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision ofexperienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Tentative Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 9:0am Breakfast :9:30 am Manual Actiont hour : .10-12 noon Lunch at 12:30-1p.m Lesson plan preparation time : 1-2:30 pm late afternoon: 3- 5:30pm, work with children Dinner: 7-7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 10 pm bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, Common toilet and limited wifi available. 2-4 volunteers in one room on shared basis, (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .Early morning and after evening(6pm-8am) Airport transfers is not possible. You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative as per infosheet. Food: You will get 3 times local food from local host. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

India is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition, Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends . Organised Weekends Cultural City trip also available against extra cost of Euro 80/head for 2 days (8am-4pm during Saturday & Sunday ). Minimum 2 person required for the trip.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children from the street of kolkata. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a workcamp that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

As per infosheet

Additional comments

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. Volunteers need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but can be challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting. weather is hot and humid in summer but please t during winter ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask us anytime. Do not forget to use our what's app for any doubts or questions.

Requirements

These are the documents we need on arrival :- *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *you should not have any criminal records.
Organization SMILEngo Age 16 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
country India: Street Children Welfare SMILE CTWC575
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1/08/2020 - 14/08/2020
Additional host fee EUR 200
Refugees
Educational
10 volunteers (5Male / 5female still needed)
Refugees
Educational
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Work

Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of informal education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent, so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation after arrival and local language classes also would be there during camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision ofexperienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment. Tentative Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 9:0am Breakfast :9:30 am Manual Actiont hour : .10-12 noon Lunch at 12:30-1p.m Lesson plan preparation time : 1-2:30 pm late afternoon: 3- 5:30pm, work with children Dinner: 7-7:30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing ) After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends. 10 pm bed time ** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, Common toilet and limited wifi available. 2-4 volunteers in one room on shared basis, (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .Early morning and after evening(6pm-8am) Airport transfers is not possible. You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative as per infosheet. Food: You will get 3 times local food from local host. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Location and leisure

India is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition, Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends . Organised Weekends Cultural City trip also available against extra cost of Euro 80/head for 2 days (8am-4pm during Saturday & Sunday ). Minimum 2 person required for the trip.

Project hosted by

Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children from the street of kolkata. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a workcamp that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor and needy kids from the street. Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.

Meeting point

As per infosheet

Additional comments

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. Volunteers need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but can be challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting. weather is hot and humid in summer but please t during winter ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask us anytime. Do not forget to use our what's app for any doubts or questions.

Requirements

These are the documents we need on arrival :- *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *you should not have any criminal records.
Organization SMILEngo Age 16 - 65 Age
Nearest terminal Terminal 2 Languages spoken English , English
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