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Czech Republic Czech Republic: Green Oasis in Odolena Voda (SDA103)

Dates

03/08/2024   -   17/08/2024

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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
16
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop : Odolena Voda, Komenskeho
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Work

Volunteers will work on a small urban intervention - the removal of fences and cleaning of former gardens for the needs of community meetings. Today, the gardens are fenced with an old fence and overgrown; the area should be cleaned and tidied, possibly supplemented with small game elements. Work tasks will include - the removal of old fences, bushes, waste and remnants of garden sheds. Production of simple furniture - benches, swings.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated with camp beds in a local elementary school, where you will be divided into three separate rooms. You will have access to three bathrooms and five toilets. Bring your sleeping bag. WiFi will be available. You will prepare meals together as a group in the school's well-equipped kitchen.

Location and leisure

Odolena Voda has a population of around 6,500 people and is located around 25 minutes by bus from Prague. There is a nice city centre where you can take a walk. It has a few restaurants and also a supermarket. Phone coverage is very good in the area, there is an ATM and a pharmacy in the town.

You will have access to facilities where you can play volleyball, soccer, basketball, or even try archery. There is also a skate park or a lake where you can swim. Otherwise, you can go for a walk around the city or visit a local restaurant.

Project hosted by

This project is organized in cooperation with the town of Odolena Voda, which is responsible for the management and development of the city. Its main duty is to provide a quality life for the local community, take care of public areas and the greenery surrounding them, and develop education and culture in the city. The goal of this workcamp is to transform the former gardening colony into a public park and so create a meeting place for the local community - a place where children can play and adults can relax. In this project, you are actively contributing to the achievement of the UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport, take the trolleybus line number 59 to the “Nadrazi Veleslavin'' stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Muzeum” and change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, go 1 stop and get off at Kobylisy stop. From there, you will take the “Bus 373” at 13:10 and get off at “Odolena Voda, Komenskeho”, from where your campleaders will pick you up and walk you to the accommodation (3 mins).

Additional comments

Workshop on public space - lecture on the concept of public spaces in the city, followed by discussion and brainstorming on the topic. Excursion to the local baroque church, literary evening in the house of a local poet, meeting with the local community - visit to the local volunteer fire-fighters (fire attack, demonstration of techniques), visit of the archery club.

Requirements

Bring a sleeping bag and clothes and shoes suitable for work that can get dirty - sturdy shoes, long pants and a long shirt or T-shirt for protection when working on green removal.

The project is especially suitable for people who are not scared of manual work.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities