Every evening, volunteers from different countries will be in charge of presenting their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre – the form of introduction is up to you! Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos, or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers.
Svitene village is 20 km from the municipal centre of Bauska and 89 km from Latvia's vibrant capital, Riga, Svitene offers a harmonious blend of nature and history.
Svitene, with its rich history and natural beauty, is home to the Svitene Manor and its Park, a testament to Latvia's architectural and cultural legacy. Also, it is surrounded by rich cultural and natural landmarks. Notably, in close proximity to Svitene is the Rundāle Palace, one of the most magnificent Baroque and Rococo architecture masterpieces in the Baltic region. Volunteers will have the unique opportunity to assist the gardeners of Rundāle Palace for a day, after which they can immerse themselves in the historical ambience of the palace and its regular French garden.
Additionally, nearby attractions include the Mežotne Hillfort, a site of ancient Semigallian settlements, the medieval Bauska Castle, and various other historical and scenic spots. These locations offer a blend of Latvia's rich history and breathtaking landscapes, ensuring that volunteers have a fulfilling and enriching experience during their free time.
This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Latvia with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues, and intercultural learning.