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Czech Republic Czech Republic: Ghosts of the Ore Mountains (SDA100)

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28/06/2024   -   04/07/2024

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Manual Work

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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
(Full)
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop : Hroznetin, nam.
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Work

The work will be mainly manual and outdoors in all kinds of weather. It consists of grass cutting, raking, removal of trees, restoration of abandoned grave sites, and sweeping of roads. Planting of fruit avenues - digging holes, tree handling, planting, watering. Volunteers will be equipped with work gloves, shovels, picks, rakes and other necessary tools or equipment. Please bring some old clothes that may get dirty or even damaged, a raincoat in case of rainy weather and a hat in case of sunny weather.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in the town community centre. Volunteers will have the whole floor for themselves. There is an equipped kitchen with a cooker, a fridge and a microwave. Wifi is available. Please bring a sleeping bag and a pillow (and bed sheets if you need them). Showers will be available at the local school, about 300m away.

Lunch will be provided by the partner, vegetarian meals will be available, and the participants will be able to choose from the menu. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the volunteers themselves.

Location and leisure

The workcamp takes place in Hroznetin, a small town in western Bohemia with about 2,000 inhabitants. There is a small grocery store, a school, and a post office. There is good phone reception. The closest cities are Ostrov (5 km) and Karlovy Vary (12 km) where you can find doctors, pharmacies and ATMS. The region is popular among tourists for its beautiful countryside near the Ore Mountains.

There is a possibility to arrange a trip to Karlovy Vary - a city famous not only for its world-famous spa but also for the Film Festival that will take place at that time. You can visit the town of Ostrov and its sights - the castle garden, also known as the 8th wonder of the world, the local monument zone in the city centre, the Prince's Palace, Ostrov Castle, beautiful churches and monasteries. A campfire with the local community will be arranged and if interested some local associations can present their activities.

Project hosted by

This workcamp will take place in the small town of Hroznetin, at the foot of the picturesque Ore Mountains in cooperation with the Local Action Group Krusne Hory (Ore Mountains). The LAG focuses on the support and development of the region through organizing and funding educational and cultural projects, connecting various stakeholders, preparing tourist brochures or co-organizing volunteer activities. The main aim of the workcamp is to introduce the volunteers to the cultural heritage (UNESCO) and natural beauty of the Krusne Hory and to present the local history and the importance of the work concerning the significance of the place. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

Directly from the Prague airport, take the Regiojet bus at noon to the Karlovy Vary bus terminal. Get off at the bus stop “Karlovy Vary Terminal”. Then change to bus 420310 17 in the direction of “Hroznetin, nam.” leaving at 14:55. get off at the last stop “Hroznetin, nam.”, your campleader will be waiting there for you and take you to the accommodation. Please be aware that the journey will take you approximately 3 hours. Detailed travel information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

You will learn about the history and a vision of the future development of the town Hroznetin, and learn about Czech culture and the beautiful nature surrounding the place.

Requirements

We are looking for volunteers eager to get to know Czech culture and life in a small village.

Bring clothes and shoes suitable for work, a raincoat, a towel, a sleeping bag and a pillow. It is necessary to respect the quiet hours from 22:00 - 06:00, smoking is prohibited in the building. Work is outdoors in nature, dusty environment must be taken into account : the risk of allergic reactions.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities