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Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Dive into the history of Terezin (SDA ESC H2)

Dates

06/07/2024   -   20/07/2024

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Renovation
Manual Work
3
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Fee

CZK 1500
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
3 Male + 0 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Terezin aut. nadr.
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Work

Volunteers will clean and restore the water system of the 18th-century fortress, clean and maintain the mini-zoo-military yard, clean the fortifications and underground passages of the fortress and maintain the green vegetation. Most of the work will be outside, please, bring suitable clothes that can get dirty or damaged, rubber boots or sandals to enter the water.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is provided near the historical fortress. There are two rooms for 6 people each. Both rooms have bathroom facilities (shower and toilet). Bring your towel. In the accommodation, there is also basic kitchen equipment (microwave, fridge, dishes). WIFI is available, and you can also use a washing machine. Accommodation is 5 minutes from the city centre and 5 minutes from the fortress where you will be working. You will prepare breakfasts and dinners together as a group from the provided ingredients. Lunch will be provided in the local restaurant.

Location and leisure

Terezin is a small historical town located approximately one hour away from Prague in the north of the Czech Republic. The nearest bigger city is Usti nad Labem. In Terezin, the phone coverage is good, and ATMs, pharmacies and grocery stores are in the town.

You can visit nearby cities Litomerice or Usti nad Labem where you can find a swimming pool, parks, and a cinema. Or you can go on a hike to the nature-protected area of Ceske Stredohori. You will also meet the town’s representatives, have a barbecue and do other community activities.

Project hosted by

The project is organized in cooperation with the association "Terezin - City of Change", which aims to renovate the historical buildings of the Terezin fortress, make them accessible to the public and organize educational and cultural activities. Thanks to its rich history and unique 18th-century monuments, Terezin is on the UNESCO indicative list (waiting list). The aim of the project is to help with the restoration and preservation of the fortress city and learn about the history of the city that goes far beyond the infamous WWII era. At this project, you will actively contribute to achieving UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport, take the trolleybus line number 59 to “Nadrazi Veleslavin” station. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar. At the “Muzeum” stop, change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, and stay until the final stop. Here, take bus 413 at 16:00 to your final destination “Terezin aut. nadr”. The campleader will be waiting for you there at 17:00 and take you to the accommodation.

Additional comments

Tour of the historic corridors - lecture in the English language on the origins of the fortress, museum exhibition of the La Grace sailors, art exhibition, workshop and demonstration of 18th-century crafts, an opportunity to visit the World War Memorial.

Requirements

Smoking in the accommodation and drinking alcohol during working hours are prohibited. Requested quiet hours in the accommodation start from 10 PM.

The project is especially suitable for lovers of history and nature, students of architecture, and anyone who can appreciate the beauty of a preserved 18th-century site and give us a helping hand with the work. There is a possible risk of allergies - animals’ fur or hay.