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Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan: Youth Volunteer Organization “Leadership” (LSM-01)

Dates

01/04/2022   -   01/04/2024

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Tags

Social
Educational
Study

Fee

USD 821 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 250 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
17 - 70
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bishkek (Frunze) (FRU)
Nearest bus/train station
We have small station near the parking in airport to join bus station Bishkek to Karakol. Find for more details in the Directions to Meeting point.
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Work

Desirable Skills:
• Website design
• Accounting
• Public Relations
• Media
You will be able to work in the following sphere of activities:
 Assist in the coordination of our youth volunteer and the organization of regular meetings as well as motivation and team-building activities.
 Participate in the organization and implementation of various events.
 Plan and implement short-term international volunteer projects and summer camps together with the program coordinator.
 Get involved in fundraising activities.
 Actively participate in our current projects.
 Hold language courses and discussion clubs.
 Create any PR materials for our organization: possibilities include booklets, mini clips, photo exhibitions, etc.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Volunteers will live with a local host family; they will provide a private room and all the necessary conveniences. You will join your host family for breakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided at the office with other members of the Leadership.

Location and leisure

Weekend Excursion: On the weekend volunteers will have an opportunity to visit Karakol town and see its sightseeing. Another option would be to hike up to the nearby Altyn Arashan health resort where you can enjoy natural hot springs.

Project hosted by

Leadership is a non-profit organization bringing together young volunteers with the mission of involving youth in civil society through volunteerism, project design, and cooperation both locally and internationally. Leadership was founded on November 1, 2005, as a youth volunteer organization under the auspices of the public association Leader, a center of civic society initiatives.

Directions to meeting point

We confirm the meeting place when we send the volunteer an invitation to participate in the camp.
From the airport to the avtovokzal in Bishkek (bus station)

Option 1: From the airport, you must go to the avtovokzal (or the bus station), where you will then get on a bus that goes to Karakol. From the airport, you can either take a marshrutka, which is a large van type of public transportation. When exiting the airport, this van will be to the right. There is a small sign with a van/bus on it where it comes. The marshrutka comes about every 30 minutes. The cost is standard 60 com. Just tell the driver avtovokzal" and he will tell you when you are there. The ride is about 20 to 30 minutes. Note: If you ask taxi drivers where the marshrutka is or when its coming, they will all tell you that it doesn’t exist or isn’t working that day to try and get you to take a taxi instead.

Option 2: Option 2 is to take a taxi from the airport to the avtovokzal. This is an easier but more expensive route. A taxi from the airport to the avtovokzal costs about 700 com (for the whole car). So if you plan to meet up with someone, you can share a cab for the price of 700 coms. If you share with a stranger however they will try to charge you 700 coms each. For this option, people usually just hire the entire cab for 800 coms and it will take you straight to the avtovokzal. Note: You must haggle and bargain for taxi's. 800 is the usual price, but they will try to charge foreigners as much as up to 2,000 com and try to get away with that price. You must say 700 com and be confident and walk away if (when) they say no. The taxi driver will then say okay and take the 700, or walk away and find another taxi driver. With a taxi the trip is about 20 minutes.

From the avtovokzal (bus stop) in Bishkek to Karakol:

Option 1: At the bus stop in Bishkek, there are a line of about 15 marshrutka's (large van like types of transportation) each with its own destination. The second van goes to Karakol. It will be parked in the second spot underneath the sign that says Karakol. The standard price is 400 com (no aggling/negotiating required) and it will take you to the bus stop in Karakol. The entire trip is around 6 hours, and it stops half way through at a rest area where people can use the bathroom and grab a snack or bite to eat. If you have to go to the bathroom before then, just ask the driver to stop and they will stop on the side of the road (or a public outhouse if you are very lucky and there is one near). They often have them at gas stations so if you are shy about going behind a bush, tell the driver to stop at the next gas station with a toilet (which will be an outhouse).

Option 2: The second option is a taxi. Some haggling is again required (they won't try to rip you off as much as at the airport, but they might say a price several hundred com above the normal price). Again say you know the price is 600 and they will usually agree to that price. However, in the summer it can be around 600 com and sometimes even up to 700 com. Step wagons (cars with 7 seats) will cost about 600 com, where a car with only 4 seats will cost about 600 coms. Aim for 600, as it is possible. As above, the trip is about 6 hours, maybe slightly faster (I usually take the marshrutka as there isn't much of a difference but its cheaper). The taxi will also stop half way through at a rest stop and will stop alongside the road if you say you need to go to the bathroom (men will just turn away from the road several meters behind the taxi, where women will find a bush to hide behind when a bathroom stop is needed).

Note: Some taxi drivers will drop you off at the avtovokzal in karakol (same as option 1), but some will take you straight to your home address (for no additional cost). This is something that must be negotiated before you leave. Simply ask the driver if they will drive you to the avtovokzal, or all the way to your home.

Additional comments

Why Kyrgyzstan?

We offer unique opportunity for people who are not afraid of travel hardships, adventures, who enjoy hiking, kayaking, swimming in the lake, living in yurt, camping in the mountains and learning new culture and languages.

Our organization is flexible in receiving couples, friends, not upper-limit aged people.

Note: A volunteer is requested to have basic skills working with disabled people, as well as basic Russian or Kyrgyz language skills. New methods/approaches are always welcomed.

Requirements

Program Requirements
Language: Though the working language of international volunteers is English, at least basic knowledge of Russian is recommended to communicate efficiently with local volunteers and staff members of the organization. Beginner’s Russian/Kyrgyz language lessons are provided in the participation fee. Knowledge of other world languages is welcome; this will enable you to hold language courses with local volunteers and other youth in Karakol.

Other skills: To participate in the program you are expected to have past experience with volunteer work, working as a part of a team, and depending on which project, working with teenagers. For certain projects, it is recommended to bring literature and CDs with language teaching programs. We also expect you to be motivated and to actively participate in your own program’s implementation and evaluation process.

Duration of the Program and Your Schedule
To be admitted you must be able to participate for at least one month while the maximum period of involvement is one year. Your work will range from 6 to 8 hours per day, depending on a mutual agreement and the needs of the host organization. Normally volunteers work Monday through Friday, though special events and activities sometimes require their presence during weekends.

Note: We welcome all volunteers who are enthusiastic, creative, and motivated to work with orphan children. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted during the camp or at the accommodation venues. Smoking is not allowed while volunteers are with children.

Insurance: Volunteers should come with their health and accident insurance.

South Africa South Africa: SAVWA After School Care Support (0080)

Dates

18/03/2024   -   01/04/2024

Feedback from 3 volunteers

Tags

Social
Children
Educational

Fee

USD 832 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 260 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
5
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Johannesburg (JNB)
Nearest bus/train station
O.R. Tambo International Airport

Work

Enjoy working with children? Join us this coming months of 2024 Soshanguve, Pretoria and be part of our efforts to establish an after-school program for local kids. You'll assist in organizing engaging non-formal activities such as English lessons, arts and crafts, theatre, sports etc. Additionally, volunteers will actively contribute to the development of our Youth Center. Through this platform, we'll craft captivating lessons, thought-provoking articles, and captivating videos on subjects like volunteering, embracing cultural diversity, and other pertinent themes. We're looking for passionate people like you to help us create these activities. As a volunteer, you'll bring your fresh ideas and creativity to shape the curriculum and plan exciting activities. Working together with other volunteers, you'll create an unforgettable experience that will change the lives of local youth forever.

Volunteer Tasks Volunteers and community members will give support and guide local as well as international participants to different community development engagements. They will also ensure their activities address challenges that local communities face daily through development awareness through Social, economic, community, family, religious etc.)

Activities range from community outreach to administrative work. Volunteers should prepare to assist with one or more of the following: creating an awareness campaign with other volunteers, administration work and a general report. Resource Mobilization and fundraising activities Community outreach in the neighbouring communities

Accomodation and food

Accommodation shared with the other volunteers; The accommodation is granting easy access to public transportation, shops, and various entertainment facilities and is fully equipped with modern amenities, furniture, cosy bunk beds with fresh bed sheets, cutlery, and essential toiletries.

Sleeping bag, sun cream, mosquito spray/lotion, sandals, shoes are advisable. Raincoat, light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly; Torch or flash light and arts and cultural items such as drums etc. for the children even sporting equipment such as soccer balls etc. and board games.

Language: The community has multi-cultural people and English is mostly spoken with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu, and Tshwana to name a few.

Location and leisure

Leisure Activities: The Weekend is meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by themselves. All our work camps are reserved for cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture and prepare a dish from your country.

Requirements: Qualification of participants: Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background - Positive attitude - Willing to share his/her experiences - Flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions - Flexible to eat local food - Ready to do academic work on the project and No experience needed at all. Willingness to guide students especially in cultural and arts activities. Some weekends may have excursions with students to different areas of Pretoria.

Project hosted by

The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association (SAVWA) will contribute towards the development of South African communities both urban and rural through local, national, regional and international volunteers to work together towards the cultural, economic, socio-political well-being of young people and marginalised persons or groups through empowerment work camps programs and promotion of sustainable development.

The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association shall work and collaborate with other Volunteer driven organisation, Regional Work Camp Associations, and organisations.

South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association is a member of Southern African Workcamp Cooperation (SAWC), Partner with Service Civil International (SCI), Full member of Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and Partner Member of Alliance if European Voluntary Service Organisations.

Directions to meeting point

Book your tickets to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

Take the Gautrain from OR Tambo International Airport located upstairs of the Arrival Lounge to Pretoria station. Purchase a train card once you exit the airport to follow online on www.gautrain.co.za This is a world class train safe and reliable.

You will change train at Marlboro station take train going towards Pretoria station on Platform A. Once a Pretoria station just wait for SAVWA official to pick you up.

Please reserve a small amount of money for transport to the camp and vice-verse. We advise all volunteers to ask for advice from us when they are planning to book their ticket to Pretoria and let us know of their date of arrival and departure.

Requirements

The work camp participation fee is strictly Euro 260 and this covers simple accommodation, food and project expenses office running/administrative expenses, certificate of participation during the camp, communication prior to, during and after the camp. Please note that this does not include travel expenses to and from the camp, pick up from airport so participants are asked to reserve a small amount of money for transport to the camp and vice-verse. We advise all volunteers to ask for advice from us when they are planning to book their ticket to South Africa.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Reduced Inequalities
Japan Japan: Ozuchi 2 (NICE-24S-0325A)

Dates

25/03/2024   -   31/03/2024

Feedback from 45 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Manual Work

Fee

USD 610 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
JPY 9000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
The nearest airport is Komatsu for domestic and Osaka (KIX), Nagoya (NGO) or Tokyo (HND/ NRT) for international flights. It takes 4 hours by express train from Osaka or Nagoya and 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway night bus from Tokyo. Vols. need to arrive at Japan by the end of Mar. 24 and can leave Japan from the midnight of Mar. 31.
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Work

Main work is farming, forest road maintenance and clean up the traditional renovated house. And also discuss and plan events to promote the attractions of this village! We possibly also support agriculture and do some other work for the community. Work may be changed due to weather and snow conditions, so flexible attitude is necessary.

Accomodation and food

Renovated house (traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Winter Sleeping bag is needed! Cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are fine. There is a cat.

Location and leisure

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is far from 30 minute from Kaga-onsen station. And surrounded by mountains, you can enjoy rich nature. Enjoy Japanese hot spring, enjoy drum baths under the stars.

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura (SOM) since 2013. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but This village had become abandoned and one of the former villagers (Founder of SOM) was maintaining the terraced rice fields alone from his home in the town. 10 houses are still remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. SOM tries to improve this situation by young voluntary power.
*Outcome of this workcamp: Vols. have been greatly contributing to maintain the fields and the forest path, to organize the culture exchange events for local children and to exchange ideas for improvement regional development. But such workcamps working together, the founder of SOM has got so empowered that he started living there again with his old mother since 2018! Please see the presentation made by the volunteer for the IVS contest in Japan; https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2017e2 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)

Additional comments

Best practice to revive depopulated areas in each country and their networking

Requirements

High motivation to work hard, simple life in the isolated mountain area and respect to the local culture.

Mongolia Mongolia: School-4 (MCE/04)

Dates

01/04/2024   -   14/04/2024

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Children

Fee

USD 800 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 250 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
16 - 60
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Ulan Bator (ULN)
Nearest bus/train station
Ulaanbaatar International railway station
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Work

The main work will be to teach English, songs, and games to the kids which can be advantageous for them to find jobs and also to exchange with international volunteers, in the future. Also, some renovation works. We may also do some workshops with them for Asian common actions of NVDA for forests.

Accomodation and food

Youth hostel. Shared room. Need to bring a sleeping bag. Cooked by volunteers. The shower will be available every day.

Location and leisure

Cultural exchange program, excursions, etc

Project hosted by

Will be organized together with MCE (Mongolian workCamps Exchange) and one of the secondary schools in the suburb of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Mongolia has 12 years Secondary school system. Until 1990 kids/students were studying only Russian as a second language. But since 1990 we changed our political and economical system. Since this time we have chance to study the 3rd language. But English studying is still very poor and MCE is always focusing to improve it.

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers will be picked up from the airport or train station according to their arrival information.

Additional comments

Ulaanbaatar. Half of the population in the country (3.2 million) live in this capital city.
Don't worry about the weather, we will work and live warm inside.

Requirements

To like kids and be flexible/ adaptable

Germany Germany: Spring cleaning close to Baltic Sea (ijgd 14036)

Dates

19/04/2024   -   04/05/2024

Feedback from 351 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Manual Work
Construction
3
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

Already accepted volunteers from

Indonesia Italy Ukraine Mexico France Spain

Fee

USD 550
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
14
Still room for
2 Male + 1 Female ( full for < 18)
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Hamburg (HAM)
Nearest bus/train station
nearest Airport: Hamburg, nearest train stations: Hamburg-Hauptbahnhof – Lübeck/Scharbeutz - Neustadt (Holstein) – Grömitz Lenster Strand Ferienpark Camaro. we would like to invite you to travel as environmentally friendly as possible. If you have the option to go by train, bus, or carshare that can be a great first step for you to become a climate steward.
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Work

Would you like to help children and young people have an unforgettable summer and get to know the Baltic Sea beach at the same time? Then help out with our spring cleaning at Brunswick’s children and youth camping site on the Lenster beach in Groemitz. Together with other young people from all over the world you support the staff of the campsite during various seasonal preparatory repairs on the entire site. Together you will set up and repair playgrounds and sports fields as well as barbecue and campfire sites, do painting and cleaning work, perform various maintenance work (gardening and earthworks), repair bicycles and set up tents. (Note: The actual work to be carried out may differ from that described here).
You will be living in basic 2 to 4-bed rooms in the main building of the campsite, which is located just a few metres away from the sandy beach.
For more information about the campsite (unfortunately only available in German), go to www.zeltplatz-lenste.de

Accomodation and food

You will be sleeping in 4-bed rooms in the main building of a child and youth camping site.
On working days you will be fully catered for (vegan, halal and kosher are not possible ). On the days off you will cater for yourself. Money for shopping on these days will be provided. Please state any intolerances during registration.

Location and leisure

The children and youth campsite is just a few metres away from the beautiful Baltic Sea beach. In April it will probably still be too cold to go swimming, but there will be bicycles available for you to use, so you can go on bike rides on the embankments along the Baltic coast!
There is a wide range of free-time activities available for you on the huge outdoor area of the campsite: several football pitches, a beach volleyball court, a beach football court, a beach handball court, a basketball court, a huge bouncy castle, a zip-line, several table tennis tables and giant chess. You can spend your evenings around the campfire.
On the free weekend, it’s also worth taking a trip to Hamburg (100km away) and/or Lübeck (50km away).

Project hosted by

Children's and youth campsite of the city of Braunschweig
The campsite at Lenster Strand in Grömitz on the Baltic Sea is mainly used for recreation by children and young people from Brunswick, but can also be used by other groups and families. It is primarily aimed at children and young people from lower-income families and thus makes an important contribution to their recreation and relief.

The ijgd has been organising volunteer service programmes since 1949. We are an independent, non-profit association for international youth work, a recognised independent youth welfare organisation, and one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany. Each year, we assist around 5,000 young people into volunteer work in Germany and abroad. We give them the opportunity to be creative, act in solidarity, take responsibility for themselves, and discover their own true potential and strengths. Our principles: Ecological learning, voluntary contribution, self-organisation, social development, intercultural learning, gender equality, anti-racism/anti-discrimination and political education.
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Facebook @ijgd.workcamps

Directions to meeting point

Meeting point and time: at the accommodation; Arrival is possible either on Friday 19th of April between 15:00 and 19:30 or on Saturday 20th of April between 9:00 and 19:30 at the latest.
Directions to Meeting Point From Hamburg airport take S-Bahn S1 (direction Wedel or Hamburg-Blankenese) to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hamburg main train station, about 24 min travel time). The S1 is running every 10min.
At Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hamburg main train station) take (at least around 5pm) the train RE in direction Lübeck-Travemünde Strand or Puttgarden and get off at the station Lübeck Hauptbahnhof (main train station) (travel time 44-46min).
At Lübeck Hauptbahnhof (main train station) change to train RB in direction Neustadt (Holst) and get off at the last station Neustadt(Holst) (travel time 34-37min).
From Neustadt ZOB/Bahnhof take Bus 5800 in direction of „Grube Hauptstr./Friedhof“. Get off at the bus stop “Grömitz Lensterstrand Ferienpark Camaro” (travel time 26-30min).
From the bus stop “Grömitz Lensterstrand Ferienpark Camaro” walk 350m straight to reach the accommodation on the left side.
Check the website of Deutsche Bahn for the best times and to book your tickets: https://www.bahn.com/en.

Additional comments

Please note: There is a special Teenage Fee of 150€ for international volunteers who applied under 18 in this camp.

Requirements

You should be fit enough for physically demanding work and you should be able to ride a bike.
Arrival is possible either on Friday 19th of April between 15:00 and 19:30 or on Saturday 20th of April between 9:00 and 19:30 at the latest.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being Reduced Inequalities
Mongolia Mongolia: Greening Mongolia (MCE/NICE-05)

Dates

28/04/2024   -   11/05/2024

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Agricultural
Educational

Fee

USD 800 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 250 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 80
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 5 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Ulan Bator (ULN)
Nearest bus/train station
Ulaanbaatar International railway station
Map

Work

We will plant trees and some renovation work at Mongolian workCamps Exchange`s camp and some other places.
This is the only season in Mongolia to plant trees. There are increasing activities by some organizations to plant trees but it takes a hundred or more years to be grown, so we should also join this movement by global power! Part of Greening Asia

Accomodation and food

GER (Mongolian traditional tent) or house. Very warm sleeping bag! Cooked by volunteers. Shower is available all the time

Location and leisure

Ulaanbaatar. Half of the population in the country (3.2 million) live in this capital city.
The temperature will be about 10-20 C, But be careful sometimes the weather will be changed a lot. Sunny, sometimes rainy, and windy. Buhug river is located 45 km far from Ulaanbaatar.

Project hosted by

Organized together with NICE (Never-ending International workCamps Exchange) and supported by Greening Asia fund since 2002. The forest problem is serious also in Mongolia. Before 1990, the forests covered 10% of the land, but 7% today. It's caused by cutting trees without any control, forest fire, and global warming. Another side takes a long time to grow trees in Mongolia and May and the middle of October is the only season to plant trees in Mongolia.

Directions to meeting point

We will pick up volunteers from the airport or train station on arrival according to request of volunteers.

Additional comments

To like planting work and simple nomadic life. Mongolian speakers are welcome!

Requirements

To like planting work and simple nomadic life.

Spain Spain: Preinscripcion De Amicitia (ESDA-00-2024)

Dates

01/05/2024   -   02/01/2025

Feedback from 225 volunteers

Tags

Study
Educational

Already accepted volunteers from

Australia

Fee

USD 550
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Details on the project

Age
14 - 99
Max number of volunteers
140
Still room for
69 Male + 70 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Accomodation and food

Alojamiento y comida de cada intercambio depende del proyecto. Consulta la información al infosheet.

Location and leisure

Project hosted by

De Amicitia es la organización de envio a los workcamps.

Germany Germany: Working in the castle forest directly at the beautiful Baltic Sea beach (ijgd 14023)

Dates

25/05/2024   -   08/06/2024

Feedback from 351 volunteers

Tags

Environmental

Already accepted volunteers from

Vietnam France

Fee

USD 550
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
3 Male + 5 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Hamburg (HAM)
Nearest bus/train station
Hamburg-Hauptbahnhof – Kiel Hbf – Eckernförde Bhf. We would like to invite you to travel as environmentally friendly as possible. If you have the option to go by train, bus, carshare or bicycle that can be a great first step for you to become a climate steward.
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Work

You can experience forestry work and relaxation in idyllic surroundings at this workcamp. You will live with 11 other young people from all over the world on the beautiful Noer youth campsite, which is located directly at the Baltic Sea. You will work at the Noer Castle, which is 1 km away, and will make the huge forest around the castle safe for traffic again by removing branches and undergrowth. You will also spend one day a week carrying out other small gardening and manual tasks.

Accomodation and food

You will stay in a very simple and sparse utility house on the Noer youth campsite directly on the beautiful Baltic Sea beach.
In the utility house, where the huge campsite kitchen for self-catering is located, you sleep in the small dining room and the former small kitchen on field/air beds and use the large kitchen for cooking, eating and for meetings. You cook together. Money for shopping will be provided. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please indicate any intolerances when registering.There are also two showers and two toilets in the house.
The campsite has a football pitch, a volleyball court and a table tennis table. You can also lie on the beach or swim in the Baltic Sea, which is still very cold at the time.
https://freizeit-am-meer.de/reiseziele/noer/zeltplatz

Location and leisure

The Noer youth campsite is located directly on the beautiful, unspoilt Baltic Sea beach and has a football pitch, a volleyball court and a table tennis table. You can also lie on the beach or swim in the Baltic Sea, which is still very cold at this time of year.
On the grounds of Noer Castle you can also play disc golf or use the barbecue hut.
Trips to Hamburg and Kiel are worthwhile at the weekend.

Project hosted by

The Society for Youth Facilities (Gesellschaft für Jugendeinrichtungen e.V.) has been running youth guesthouses on the North Sea and Baltic Sea since 1959. Under the brand "Leisure and Education by the Sea" (Freizeit und Bildung am Meer) the non-profit association pursues its educational mission in a very special way - because with the individually tailored programmes, young people and anyone else interested learn about the nature, culture and history of Schleswig-Holstein. The Noer youth campsite is located directly on the Baltic Sea beach and is mainly used by youth groups and for school trips. The Schloss Noer youth guesthouse is mainly used by choirs and orchestras, but also by families and youth groups.

The ijgd has been organising volunteer service programmes since 1949. We are an independent, non-profit association for international youth work, a recognised independent youth welfare organisation, and one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany. Each year, we assist around 5,000 young people into volunteer work in Germany and abroad. We give them the opportunity to be creative, act in solidarity, take responsibility for themselves, and discover their own true potential and strengths. Our principles: Ecological learning, voluntary contribution, self-organisation, social development, intercultural learning, gender equality, anti-racism/anti-discrimination and political education.
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Facebook @ijgd.workcamps

Directions to meeting point

Meeting point and time: at the accommodation; on Saturday 25/05/2024 by 7:30pm at the latest Attention: The described connections runs only at 1:22 and 4:43 pm from Hamburg. There are also other (more difficult) connections, but not described here.
From Hamburg airport take S-Bahn S1 (direction Wedel or Hamburg-Blankenese) to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hamburg main train station, about 24 min travel time). The S1 is running every 10min.
At Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hamburg main train station) take the train RE 7 in direction Kiel Hbf. and get off at the last station Kiel Hbf. after 74mins.
At Kiel Hbf change to train NBE in direction “Eckernförde” or “Rieseby Schleibrücke Süd” and get off at the station Gettorf after 16-21 mins.
From Bahnhof Gettorf take the bus 747 in the direction “Surendorf” and leave the bus after 15mins at station Schloss Noer.
At the Schloss Noer bus stop, cross the road towards the houses and take the street "Zum Hegenwohld". Follow this road for approx. 400 metres and then turn slightly right into the street "Haffkamp". Follow this road to the end (approx. 700m) on the ground of the youth campsite. Your accommodation is on the right-hand side.
More Information about train and bus connections: www.bahn.com

Requirements

Please note: Teenage volunteers (u18) have to pay an additional teenage fee of 150€ to ijgd when they register for this camp

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action Life on Land
Mongolia Mongolia: Eco farm planting (MCE/06)

Dates

25/05/2024   -   07/06/2024

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Environmental

Fee

USD 800 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 250 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 5 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Ulan Bator (ULN)
Nearest bus/train station
Ulaanbaatar International railway train station
Map

Work

The main works are planting vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, radishes, etc at the eco-farming camp. Also, volunteers may work on making fences to protect the farm, etc. Quite tiring but let's enjoy it.

Accomodation and food

Summer house or Mongolian traditional tents which is GER (traditional tent). Need to bring Sleeping bag. Cooked by volunteers with a local staff.

Location and leisure

Cultural exchange program, excursions, etc.

Project hosted by

Since 2000 we have had volunteers around the world joining our summer programs which were designed around building sustainable vegetable farming facilities. Over the years we have learned that developing eco-friendly and sustainable farming facilities does require a lot of research on improving our farming methods, learning the best practices from local farmers on improving the crop quality and perseverance despite the setbacks which were imminent in harsh Mongolian continental climate, with long, frigid winters and short, warm summers.
We are hoping to transform our eco-friendly vegetable farming facility into a sustainable organic farming training center which teaches the low income families how to grow healthy greens on their own. Organic fruits and vegetables are sparse and expensive in Mongolia which makes them unaffordable for many low income families. We are planning to donate any crops from our facilities to families in need in addition to providing them with the knowledge of how to grow their own crops.

Directions to meeting point

We will pick volunteers up from the airport or train station according to request of volunteers.

Additional comments

45 km from Ulaanbaatar. Place name is “BUHUG”. The sight is just unbelievably beautiful, typical Mongolian plain.

Requirements

To like farming/physical works and be flexible/ adaptable. Mongolian speakers are welcome!

Iceland Iceland: SEEDS 023. Photography & Midnight Sun in Reykjavík (023)

Dates

03/06/2024   -   11/06/2024

Feedback from 178 volunteers

Tags

Art
Study

Fee

USD 1201 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 600 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
16 - 20
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

Participants will have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS' social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible.
While learning about photography, the participants have the opportunity to explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camp. One of our objectives is to empower young people to use photography to draw attention to environmental and cultural subjects and issues.
Participants should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms/dorms of up to 6 people. Please bring your own towel.
Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music or games from your country for the intercultural evening. Please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Location and leisure

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Project hosted by

This is the seventeenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organises a series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps open for teenagers in the year 2010.
Throughout the year, participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations, as well as to create conceptual frameworks highlighting the participants’ individual style.

Directions to meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 3 at the SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp location. Those arriving earlier the same day are welcome from 10:00 am to the office to drop their bags/luggage and wait for the meeting time.

Additional comments

This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20. During their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland and its culture, and having fun while exploring the city and some of the most stunning natural attractions in the Golden Circle and Reykjanes Peninsula excursions.

Germany Germany: Nature conservation in Ammerland – Work and Study (ijgd 14002)

Dates

08/06/2024   -   22/06/2024

Feedback from 351 volunteers

Tags

Environmental

Already accepted volunteers from

France Spain Italy

Fee

USD 550
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Age
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female ( full for < 18)
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Hannover (HAJ)
Nearest bus/train station
Nearest International airport: Hanover Nearest terminal (train or bus station): Augustfehn We would like to invite you to travel as environmentally friendly as possible. If you have the option to go by train, bus, or carshare that can be a great first step for you to become a climate steward.
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Work

The Nordloh seminar house is a former, typical North German farmhouse. It is available for school trips, confirmation groups, camps, children's and youth work and other activities. In co-operation with the local citizens' association, the house is now also to become a meeting place for people in the surrounding area. The new ceramics workshop was recently inaugurated. Further activities, such as cookery courses, are to follow.
In the practical part of the work camp, you will create an organic garden to grow herbs and vegetables for the seminar house kitchen. You will also build compost bins for the garden and help build a green roof for the tool shed. The garden and the green roof are intended to ensure more plant diversity and provide a source of food for native and rare insects.
The study part on the topic of "Nature conservation - climate change - sustainability" takes you on (cycling) excursions in the Ammerland and Oldenburger Land region and to the Klimahaus in Bremerhaven, "a unique world of experience on the topics of climate, climate change and weather” (https://www.klimahaus-bremerhaven.de/en/). The excursions in your area will take you into the history of moorland cultivation and renaturalisation in the Oldenburg region. You will be surprised at what there is to discover in the surrounding area.
You will also organise part of the studio part yourselves by discussing how climate change is visible in your home countries and what states, but also each individual, can do to live in a sustainable and socially acceptable way so that the world has a future.

Accomodation and food

Overnight stay in shared rooms, seminar room with projector and cosy sitting area, conservatory, billiards, table tennis, table football, swimming pool with slide, football pitch, terrace, quiet enclosed courtyard, barbecue area, shared shower and WC. WiFi.
You cook together with your host in the large kitchen of the seminar house. You will be provided with money for shopping. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please indicate any intolerances when registering.

Location and leisure

The seminar house is in a very rural location, but surrounded by beautiful nature. Bicycles are available for excursions in the surrounding area - the house is located directly on the "Fehn-Route", a popular long-distance cycle route. 3 km away is the seafaring village of Barßel with shopping facilities and a harbour worth seeing. It is 16 km to the climatic health resort of Bad Zwischenahn with the Zwischenahner Meer. There is an outdoor swimming pool in Hengstforde, 6 km away. The towns of Leer, Emden, Oldenburg and Bremen are easy to reach by train. The trip to Bremerhaven to the Klimahaus is part of the study part of the project.

Project hosted by

  • Seminarhaus Nordloh
    - The ijgd has been organising volunteer service programmes since 1949. We are an independent, non-profit association for international youth work, a recognised independent youth welfare organisation, and one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany. Each year, we assist around 5,000 young people into volunteer work in Germany and abroad. We give them the opportunity to be creative, act in solidarity, take responsibility for themselves, and discover their own true potential and strengths. Our principles: Ecological learning, voluntary contribution, self-organisation, social development, intercultural learning, gender equality, anti-racism/anti-discrimination and political education.
    Follow us on
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    Facebook @ijgd.workcamps

Directions to meeting point

transfer from the railway station in Augustfehn to the accommodation at 16:00 and 18:00.

Additional comments

Please note: There is a special Teenage Fee of 150€ for international volunteers who applied under 18 in this camp.

Requirements

you need to be able to ride a bike, desire for country life and slowing down in beautiful nature, interest in the study part "Nature conservation-climate change-sustainability

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Italy Italy: Quartesana (FE) TEEN (IBOIT01TEEN)

Dates

12/06/2024   -   20/06/2024

Feedback from 61 volunteers

Tags

Manual Work
Disabilities
Agricultural

Fee

USD 550
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Details on the project

Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
13
Still room for
7 Male + 6 Female
Languages
Italian
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bologna (BLQ)
Nearest bus/train station
Stazione dei treni di Ferrara
Map

Work

Il lavoro cui si dedicheranno i volontari durante il campo sarà affiancato e supervisionato da maestranze esperte e sarà prevalentemente dedicato a:
- lavori agricoli negli orti di Imoletta e accudimento degli animali della fattoria;
- realizzare sentieri ed altri manufatti che rendano accessibili alle persone disabili l’orto-giardino terapeutico e il bosco circostante l’antica torre colombaia di villa Imoletta;
- lavori di manutenzione generale di villa Imoletta e del suo parco anche in funzione delle attività di outdoor education riservate agli alunni delle scuole d’infanzia e primaria del territorio.
Coerentemente con gli scopi di Fondazione Imoletta il gruppo di volontari sarà costituito da ragazzi provenienti da tutta Italia e giovani con disabilità provenienti dal territorio ferrarese e coinvolti nelle attività di Fondazione Imoletta.

Accomodation and food

I volontari e leaders alloggeranno e mangeranno all’interno di Villa Imoletta dove ha sede il progetto. Una parte dei volontari a turno si dedicherà alla preparazione del cibo, al riordino e alla pulizia quotidiana degli spazi della casa.

Location and leisure

Nel fine settimana sono previste una giornata di laboratorio teatrale (sabato) e una escursione al mare e nel vicino parco naturale del Delta del Po (domenica).

Project hosted by

Il campo di volontariato nasce dalla collaborazione di IBO Italia con la Fondazione Imoletta, ente ferrarese del terzo settore senza scopo di lucro che si propone di facilitare l’inserimento sociale nel mondo del lavoro e nella vita adulta dei giovani disabili che terminano le scuole superiori.
I campi si svolgeranno interamente all’interno della sede di Fondazione Imoletta, una grande casa (Villa Imoletta) costruita nel 1500 circondata da un esteso parco rurale di quasi 5 ettari destinato parte a giardino e parte a coltivazioni agricole.
I campi di volontariato sono inseriti nel percorso di costruzione di una fattoria sociale e didattica per giovani con disabilità complesse.

Directions to meeting point

Stazione ferroviaria di Ferrara il 12/6 ore 15,00.
Alle ore 16.00 direttamente al campo via Comacchio 882 - Ferrara

Per organizzare il tuo viaggio di partenza l’ultimo giorno di campo ti suggeriamo di prenotare un treno o lasciare il campo entro le 12,00.

Additional comments

Il progetto prevede la partecipazione al campo di ragazzi con e senza disabilità.

Quota di partecipazione per partecipanti italiani: 200 euro

Iceland Iceland: SEEDS 027. Photography & Fun in Reykjavík - June (027)

Dates

12/06/2024   -   20/06/2024

Feedback from 178 volunteers

Tags

Art
Study

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy

Fee

USD 1255 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 650 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 20
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

Participants will have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS' social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible.
While learning about photography, the participants have the opportunity to explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camp. One of our objectives is to empower young people to use photography to draw attention to environmental and cultural subjects and issues.
Participants should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms/dorms of up to 6 people. Please bring your own towel.
Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music or games from your country for the intercultural evening. Please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Location and leisure

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Project hosted by

This is the seventeenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organises a series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps open for teenagers in the year 2010.
Throughout the year, participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations, as well as to create conceptual frameworks highlighting the participants’ individual style.

Directions to meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 12 at the SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp location. Those arriving earlier the same day are welcome from 10:00 am to the office to drop their bags/luggage and wait for the meeting time.

Additional comments

This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20. During their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland and its culture, and having fun while exploring the city and some of the most stunning natural attractions in the Golden Circle and Reykjanes Peninsula excursions.

Mongolia Mongolia: Eco farming-1 (MCE/07)

Dates

14/06/2024   -   27/06/2024

Feedback from 11 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Environmental
Children

Fee

USD 800 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 250 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
18
Still room for
8 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Ulan Bator (ULN)
Nearest bus/train station
Ulaanbaatar International railway station
Map

Work

Main works are helping at eco farm trough our work such as remove the weeds in the field, working in the greenhouse, making water canal for farm, making compost, etc. Quite tiring but let's enjoy it.

Accomodation and food

45 km from Ulaanbaatar. Place name is “BUHUG”. The sight is just unbelievably beautiful, typical Mongolian plain.

Location and leisure

Cultural exchange program, excursions, etc.

Project hosted by

Since 2000 we have had volunteers around the world joining our summer programs which were designed around building sustainable vegetable farming facilities. Over the years we have learned that developing eco-friendly and sustainable farming facilities does require a lot of research on improving our farming methods, learning the best practices from local farmers on improving the crop quality and perseverance despite the setbacks which were imminent in harsh Mongolian continental climate, with long, frigid winters and short, warm summers.
We are hoping to transform our eco-friendly vegetable farming facility into a sustainable organic farming training center which teaches the low income families how to grow healthy greens on their own. Organic fruits and vegetables are sparse and expensive in Mongolia which makes them unaffordable for many low income families. We are planning to donate any crops from our facilities to families in need in addition to providing them with the knowledge of how to grow their own crops.

Directions to meeting point

We will pick volunteers up from the airport or train station according to their arrival information.

Additional comments

Eco farming methods/know how of other countries. The future plan of international
workcamps etc.

Requirements

To like farming/physical works and be flexible/ adaptable.

Italy Italy: Casa IBO (FE) TEEN (IBOIT02TEEN)

Dates

17/06/2024   -   24/06/2024

Feedback from 61 volunteers

Tags

Language
Educational

Fee

USD 550
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Age
14 - 17
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Bologna (BLQ)
Nearest bus/train station
Ferrara train station
Map

Work

The tipical day will have the following general scheme:
8.00 breakfast
9.00-12.00 English lesson
12.00-13.00 lunch preparation and general cleaning
13.00-14.00 lunch
14.00-15.00 Tidying up and free time
15.00-18.00 activity/guided visits/trip in English
18.00-20.00 showers and dinner preparation
20.00-21.00 dinner
21.00-23.00 evening activities

Accomodation and food

At Casa IBO in via Boschetto 1 – Ferrara. There are 2 dormitories with bunk beds, shared bathrooms, kitchen for independent meal preparation.

Location and leisure

Visit to the city of Ferrara and a trip to a city nearly.

Project hosted by

This year starts a residential proposal for teens between the ages of 14 and 17 to develope their knowledge and usage of the English language in a concrete and fun way.
The camp will take place at Casa IBO, the national headquarter of the associazione IBO Italia in Ferrara, which is working in the field of youth volunteering and international cooperation since 1957. IBO Italia is part of the european IBO network and a member of the network Alliance, with whom it shares the exchange of short- term volunteering projects all over the world.
The experience will be an all-round training to give a group of young Italian teens the possibility to live a group experience, in which they will they will take care of the common spaces from cleaning together to preparing their own meals. The goal is to develope and reinforce the English skills in a dynamic and fun way, looking ahead to later international experiences abroad, but without leaving out the relational aspect and the develpoement of autonomy of the teens. During the camp 15 hours of frontal lesson will be realised by a teacher and during the whole experience the participants will be stimulated to communicate between them using English.

Directions to meeting point

At the Ferrara train station at 16:00.
Or at the field office at Casa IBO in Via Boschetto, 1 Ferrara at 17:00.

Additional comments

A basic knowledge of the English language (A2/B1) is requested.

Fee for Italian people: 620 euro

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education