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Tanzania Tanzania: Youth leadership and Sports (UV.08-03)

Dates

01/05/2024   -   30/04/2025

Feedback from 24 volunteers

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Sport
Study
Educational

Fee

USD 877 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 300 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
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Dar es Salaam (DAR)
Nearest bus/train station
Mbagala Bus terminal
Wi-Fi
Yes
Map

Work

Volunteer will be engaged and assist in the activities of the project. Youth Leadership programs include activities such as:-
o Intercultural exchange
o Outdoor education
o organizing events, sports,
o intergenerational knowledge exchange
o work experience,
o public speaking
o Life skills development.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be at the host families located at the eco-village. Basic accommodation facilities like water, electricity and toilets will be available. Expect to share room with other volunteer or family member of the same gender. Food will be provided with the host family. Volunteers with special dietary requirements should inform us in advance for arrangement. Volunteers are expected not to be guest but part of the family, engaging and participate in house chaos and other social activities happening in the family.

Location and leisure

Vigoa is an urban multicultural community located about 25km from Julius Nyerere International airport, Dar es Salaam and about the same distance from Dar es Salaam city Centre. A good number of social services are available including mobile phone signals, Police station, financial and shopping centers, etc. All this makes this community attractive and accessible for people to live, work and visit. The community is accessible through public and private transport systems. Location of Chamazi community provides access to many leisure activities. There is a sports complex, clubs and entertainment centers nearby. Been in this community you have also access to City tour, visiting museums and historical site, a day tour to Bongoyo Island, Swimming and water related relaxation in Bagamoyo or Zanzibar.

Project hosted by

UVIKIUTA-Chamazi Youth center is a place designated to provide youth-led and youth friendly activities in the community. Youth leadership been one of the activities is aiming to offer opportunities to young men and women in developing the ability to analyze their own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry them out. We are a collaborative initiative that brings together young people of all backgrounds for mentorship, training, networking, and capacity building.

Directions to meeting point

Vigoa is located about 25km south of Dar es Salaam city Centre. It is accessible by Public transport from the main centers by taking buses going to Mbande Kisewe. Drop off at Mikumi bus stop and walk few meters ahead and on your right side is UVIKIUTA sign. Due to the complex of public transport in Dar es Salaam, volunteers will be picked either at the airport, Bus stations, and railway stations or accommodation facility within Dar es Salaam city Centre. Thanks to technology, volunteers can now use UBBER or BOLT apps to locate the venue by designated transport service providers.

Additional comments

o Once a volunteer is accepted an official invitation letter from us will be issued. Take enough time to apply the since visa or work permit/resident permits application process can take long.
o Visas, Work/resident permits are applied and issued online. Applicants are advised to make their applications through the official Tanzania Immigration website www.immigration.go.tz ONLY or directly through the link: visa.immigration.go.tz and Not through any other links.
o Who need and who does not need visa to come to Tanzania? https://www.immigration.go.tz/index.php/countries-which-are-not-required-to-apply-for-visa .
o Resident and work permits are mandatory for project lasting from 91 days.
o Our staff will be available through out to provide support in the process of visa or work/resident permits application.

Requirements

o Have a skills and knowledge on Youth development issues
o Have English language skills and an interest to learn the local Language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.
o Skills and Interest to teach foreign languages (English, French, German etc.)
o Interest to work with teenagers and Youth; provide support on homework’s and after school activities.
o Open minded and ready to be challenged
o Interested in other cultures and local realities
o Patient and committed, creative and easy to adopt to the situations
o Able to work under less supervision and minimum resources
o Work under Tanzanian Laws, culture, tradition and customs as regard to teens and Youth care.
o Certificate of good conduct

France France: REDISCOVERING THE STORY OF RURAL TRAIN (CONCF-6311)

Dates

24/07/2024   -   07/08/2024

Feedback from 723 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy France Czech Republic Spain

Fee

USD 822 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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Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Clermont-Ferrand (CFE)
Nearest bus/train station
Clermont Ferrand train Station
Map

Work

Help renovate the old rural train station in the pretty village of Louchy-Montfand!
The commune of Louchy-Montfand continues to renovate its historic monuments with a third youth volunteer project. The aim of this new project is to restore the old "tacot" train station, highlighting the history of this rural train which from 1910 to 1949 crossed the beautiful countryside of the Montagne Bourbonnaise between Vichy and Roanne, transporting passengers, merchandise and livestock.

The project will involve restoring the walls of the shelter with traditional lime plaster, on which photos and panels explaining the history of the rural train will then be placed, as well as rebuilding a wooden bench and table to enable local residents and associations to use the site as a meeting place.

Alongside two camp leaders, including a technical animator, who will guide you throughout the project, you'll discover traditional plastering techniques and woodworking, and learn how to handle tools.

Calling all handicraft enthusiasts and history lovers to participate in this workcamp!

Accomodation and food

You will be accompanied by two camp leaders throughout your stay.
You'll be accommodated in individual tents on a grassy field near the football stadium (at your disposal in the stadium : toilets, showers and changing rooms). You'll have access to the village community centre, with its communal kitchen and large living room. This will be reserved for your group and closed to the public.

The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of meals, prioritising products from the market and local producers. WIFI will be available at the town hall.

Location and leisure

The village is located a few kilometres away from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule, in the district of Allier, heart of the Bourbonnais region. Small town of 5 000 residents, Saint-Pourçain spreads along the river Sioule in a lovely countryside landscape. During your stay, you will enjoy the town's summery energy and the countryside right on its doorstep (hiking, swimming in the lakes, etc.). During your stay, you will be able to discover the area and take part in local celebrations!

Project hosted by

This will be the third year of the village of Louchy-Montfand hosting a volunteer work camp. The commune is very engaged in the project, and local residents are looking forward to seeing you!
Our aim is to introduce volunteers to this village, and to introduce them to the exceptional historical and natural heritage of this rural area.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is the SNCF station in VICHY (03) in the late afternoon of 24/07.
From Paris, Clermont-Ferrand or Lyon, several trains a day leave for Vichy.

If possible, please consider using low-carbon emissions’ transportation (train and bus rather than airplane) for a sustainable international workcamp.
The trains are open to booking about 4 months before the departure dates, accessible on the following website: https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/

If you are coming first by plane, remember that you will need some time to commute from the airport to the train station, therefore we recommend that you arrive early enough for you not to rush and have a stress free travel.

Additional comments

Remember to bring work clothes, work shoes and a swimming costume. Nights can be chilly, so bring a good duvet and warm clothes. You can also bring recipes from your country/region, musical instruments and games.

For more information: https://www.allier-auvergne-tourisme.com/

Requirements

Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

France France: TIME OF ADVENTURES (SJ/TEEN34)

Dates

24/07/2024   -   07/08/2024

Feedback from 415 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Construction
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Turkey Spain

Fee

USD 822 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
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
18
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Mulhouse (MLH)
Nearest bus/train station
Besançon Franche-Comté TGV (25870). Please note, there are two stations in Besançon, please be careful when booking.
Map

Work

Our association is a place of life that welcomes people from all horizons of life every year. We like it when our practices are part of a sustainable development approach. During this project, you will participate in the construction of solar showers, which will be used by groups in the summer. You will be able to learn carpentry techniques for around 4 hours each morning. Other workshops can take place in different phases depending on your desires: permaculture, making herbal teas, upcycling... You will take turns participating in daily life tasks, including cooking and cleaning.

Accomodation and food

You will camp in our association's park, where we will install large collective tents (10 to 16 places). You will sleep in bunk beds, separated by gender. Bring a good sleeping bag and your pillow! You will have access to the house's showers and toilets. There are also dry toilets outside. The place is equipped with a professional grade kitchen. Accompanied by the camp leaders, your group will prepare meals each day, in turns. In Beaumotte, we eat meat twice a week, and WiFi is limited in certain rooms of the house. There is no washing machine: bring enough to last 15 days or hand detergent!

Location and leisure

The “Association du Centre de Beaumotte” is situated in the village Beaumotte-Aubertans (70190) around 30 minutes from Besançon.

Leisure: Afternoons and weekends will be devoted to leisure. You will organize them with the camp leaders and you will be required to propose activities. Some activities are essential: visit to Besançon, team sports, fun activities of all kinds…

Project hosted by

If you want to live an experience of collective life, to learn to cooperate and to discover other ways of living or other views on the world, then come to the “Centre de Beaumotte”, an association based around public education where we await you with enthusiasm. Here in the country side you'll share your daily life with youth from around the whole world and with different socioeconomic backgrounds. In our house we like to make our differences a treasure!

Directions to meeting point

Time and directions to the meeting point : We will be waiting for you at the Center late in the afternoon on Wednesday 24th July. A meeting point will be organized at the Besançon Franche-Comté TGV station (25870) to facilitate the arrival of people coming by train, between 4 and 6 p.m. It will be in the main hall, upstairs, near the piano.
You can book your train ticket back from the same station around 9am on the 7th of August.

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible Consumption and Production
France France: TOWERS ON THE HILLS OF SAVOY (CONCF-6909)

Dates

26/07/2024   -   09/08/2024

Feedback from 723 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Renovation

Already accepted volunteers from

Turkey France Spain Germany

Fee

USD 822 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
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
14
Still room for
0 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Lyon (LYS)
Nearest bus/train station
Lyon Part Dieu
Map

Work

Come and discover the village of Saint-Maurice-de-Rotherens, home to many walkers on their way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. You'll be working on the Mauchamp Castle site. The aim of the workcamp will be to develop the surrounding area to enhance the interest in the area and make it more accessible for the municipality. You'll be involved in clearing undergrowth, building steps, installing a guardrail and setting up an orientation table for observing the landscape. You don't need any special skills to take part in this workcamp. All you need is a good amount of motivation and good humour!

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in individual tents, close to a petanque pitch and a football pitch which you can use in your free time. Close to the campsite is the multi-purpose hall where you will use the sanitary facilities. Enclosed showers will be located outside, next to the hall. This area will be equipped for meals and will be used for shelter in case of bad weather or heatwave. Together, you will help to organise community life (cleaning, activities, etc.) and take turns to prepare the meals, using locally sourced produce. We will be favouring vegetarian meals and will be using local, seasonal products, while ensuring that the diets of all participants are respected and that local gastronomy is discovered.

Location and leisure

The new municipality of Saint-Genix-Les-Villages is located on the Mont Tournier range, itself situated in the Savoyard Foreland in the Savoie department. Saint-Maurice de Rotherens occupies a vast agricultural and forested plateau on the southern slopes of Mont Tournier (600 to 850m altitude). The village overlooks the Rhône valley to the west, with fine views over the Guiers valley and the Chartreuse massif to the south. Its proximity to the Rhône means you can organise a swim during your stay, in consultation with the activity leaders. A paradise for hikers, the commune is at the junction of 2 long-distance hiking routes: the GR9, which links Vézelay to Italy and is used by pilgrims to Assisi, and the GR65, which is used by pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela coming from Geneva and heading for Le Puy en Velay. If you love hiking, this is the destination for you! The village's history is also marked by the figure of Roberto Clemens Galletti di Cadilhac, known as a pioneer of wireless telegraphy. In the heart of the village, a museum, the Galletti Radio Museum, is dedicated to this pioneer who, in 1912, built the only antenna of its kind in the world, making it possible to correspond with the United States of America from the Fils site.

Project hosted by

We are in our first year of partnership with the town hall of Saint-Genix-Les-Villages. Since the 1st of January 2019, the new commune of Saint-Genix-Les-Villages has been created by merging the communes of Gresin, Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers and Saint-Maurice-de-Rotherens. The area offers a rich environment, particularly for walking. The commune is committed to promoting its built heritage. The Mauchamp Castle, owned by Luc Revel, is on the itinerary of the "Balcons de Saint Maurice de Rotherens" hiking trail. It is necessary to take a diversion from the main path to linger around the remains of the castle, which offers a sumptuous panoramic view of the local environment and an insight into the area's medieval history.

Directions to meeting point

Arriving late afternoon at Pont de Beauvoisin station, there is a TER departure every hour from Lyon Part Dieu station (passing through Lyon Part Dieu, accessible from Marseille and Paris among other places).
Train reservations can be made approximately 4 months before departure on the SNCF website, link below:
https://www.sncf-connect.com/

Additional comments

When working on site, remember to take closed shoes and clothes that are resistant to dirt.
Nights can be chilly, so remember to bring a warm sleeping bag, possibly a ground sheet or additional mattress for your comfort, and a pillowcase (you can put things in it and easily make a pillow). You should also take suitable clothing (fleece, mackintosh, etc.) for your excursions. Don't forget sun protection (hat, glasses, cream, etc.), a water bottle, your swimming costume for swimming (lakes, water sports centres, etc.), a backpack (in addition to your luggage), comfortable trainers and a pair of flip-flops. You'll also need to pack these essential accessories: a mobile phone charger and a headlamp or torch.
Social events will be organised in collaboration with our activity leaders, according to your wishes. If you'd like to share a little of your culture (recipes, traditional stories, unusual objects, music, etc.), don't hesitate to take a little piece of your country or region in your backpack and a small Bluetooth speaker!

On the last day (09/08), the departure time is usually set in the morning.

Requirements

Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for them personally, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

France France: LANDSCAPE DESIGN IN VAUNIÈRES 3 (SJ/TEEN38)

Dates

26/07/2024   -   07/08/2024

Feedback from 415 volunteers

Tags

Construction
Environmental
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Turkey Belgium Spain Italy

Fee

USD 822 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
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Marseille (MRS)
Nearest bus/train station
Lus-La-Croix-Haute (26620) and Veynes-Dévoluy (05400) train stations
Map

Work

This summer's work will focus on the development of a landscape and the maintenance and restoration of a hiking trail.
The mound is located in the center of the hamlet, a grassy area that is now hindered by stonework structures that are no longer useful. To reduce the impact of construction on nature, the association wishes to offer more natural spaces to the people it welcomes in the hamlet. You will then participate in the creation of a relaxing space in the middle of the village life for all the people who stay here. The structures are being demolished before the summer in order to be able to offer a work site for both landscaping and furniture.
You will also be working on a hiking trail to allow you to discover the natural areas of the Hautes-Alpes, its fauna and flora by rehabilitating the trail (clearing, signposting, etc.) and providing educational support (information panels) along the way. You will thus be able to allow everyone to enjoy this hike again. A specialized technical supervisor will be at your side to provide you with advice and techniques. You will work approximately 30 hours per week in the morning.

Accomodation and food

You will be in individual tents, which we provide, as well as mattresses, on the camping areas of the hamlet of Vaunières, with access to showers, toilets, and the kitchen. There is no WIFI but you will meet people from all over the world ! You will take turns to cook, so that we can taste several specialties ! Here, we are careful about what we eat. In order to reduce our environmental impact, we try to eat a maximum of local products and we eat meat twice a week. The daily life is organized together: organization of the menus (vegetarian, vegan and other specific diets are possible), shopping, activities, etc. Bring a mattress, a good comforter (the nights can be cold) and a pillow. To be adapted to your needs.

Location and leisure

Le Hameau de Vaunières is 23km away from the city of Veynes (05400).

Leisure activities: We will be in an exceptional location to discover the joys of hiking among the mountains, its rivers, its lakes, the farmers markets, and festive events organized in the surrounding villages (depending on programming). As a group, we will decide the activities and outings that we want to set up (subject to distance). Once a week, the welcome center generally organises a musical evening with homemade wood fired pizzas. Once or twice a week, we organize with our vehicles some grocery shopping outings.

Project hosted by

This year, we want to do some landscaping in Vaunières, a hamlet like no other!
In the heart of the Hautes Alpes, the association Les Villages des Jeunes has been managing, animating, and renovating the Vaunières welcome center since 1964! It is an old mountain hamlet, which has become a steppingstone place for local youth and adults, but also a place for French and international volunteers. Vaunières is a vacation spot for families, tourists, and groups, who come to enjoy the calm of the mountains and the dynamics of the place.
The workcamps that we organize at Vaunières with volunteers from all over the world allow us to reinforce the cultural diversity of our action and to make this site a place open to the world, where people of all ages and all social and cultural backgrounds agree to meet by working together and sharing a collective life.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting times at the train station will be communicated to you on the route map.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Responsible Consumption and Production
Spain Spain: Youth of Biar (ESDA-1924)

Dates

27/07/2024   -   05/08/2024

Feedback from 231 volunteers

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Children
Educational
1
Place(s)
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Already accepted volunteers from

France Italy United States Denmark Germany Hungary

Fee

USD 877 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

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

Age
13 - 17
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

The main aim of the “Urban Summer Camp” in Biar for children of Villena is to provide intensive experience of enjoying free time and English experience language for kids and teenagers during two weeks in summer. There fore we are asking with this project that some international teens are able to participate in such experience as normal participants but taking some kind of initiative to encourage the mix of youngsters.

The camp program includes games, activities, workshops, sports, excursions, swimming pool, etc. Simultaneously, the workshops will try to teach other values such as intercultural, tolerance, the respect for the environment and promote the culture of peace. The language of the camp is English. Volunteers will help to participate an be active in workshops in English and Spanish for local children and teenagers. Activating kids and teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as English language environment. It will be done through the games, workshops, sport activities, excursions, discussions, etc. Age of kids is 8-16 y/o. There will be local monitors from Carcajada Association who are responsible to propose and organize activities. Each day, approx. four to six hours workshop/activities will be given in the mornings. The aim is that volunteers communicate with children in English, to encourage them to overcome the fear of speaking in a foreign language through non-formal educational methods and setting. In first two days of the workcamp participants will spend time together to know the program and prepared and propose some owns workshops in relation with your capacity, interest or ability. We want that the volunteers can be involved and take part of the all project. If you like dance, you can propose teach a dance; if you practice handball, organize a competition, etc.

Accomodation and food

Local hostel. Volunteers will be sharing the hostel with the local kids that will be joining to the Urban Summer Camp. They will have a separate room from the other kids which is equipped with bunk beds. A summer sleeping bag and lower sheets will be needed. The food will be provided by the hostel.

Location and leisure

Biar lies 39 km from Alicante in the mountain range called Sierra Mariola, Biar was once called Apiarium which comes from the Roman word for beehive because this area was rich in aromatic herbs which made for a very prosperous production of honey.

It is a small and nice town which has its places of historical interest, beautiful natural sites and landscapes.

From the Ogival Aqueduct we can contemplate one of the most characteristic and beautiful landscapes of Biar, to which is added the majestic presence of the Biar castle. The Ogival Aqueduct is about 70 meters long. Its antiquity is documented in 1490.

The Muslim Castle, which presides over Biar old centre, dates back to the 12th century and is one of the main attractions of the village. It was declared a National Monument in 1931 and it preserves the most ancient Almohad Vault from the 12th century. Today, the Castle has interpretive panels and sound systems for a better understanding of its history.

Biar preserves one of the most important monumental ensembles in the Valencia Region. If you walk around its historic centre, you may discover a labyrinth of narrow and steep passages that spread from the Castle in all directions.

Due to its location, the Biar mountain offers the possibility of practicing all kinds of outdoor sports, observing and enjoying the landscape. For lovers of hiking, the areas of Fontanella, Reconco and Penya Tallá are highly appreciated. All of them can be easily accessed from the town center. Most of the paths spread from the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Gracia, a well maintained recreational area. From the “Paseo del Plátano” (The Plane-Tree Walk), you can take a leisurely stroll up to the Sanctuary.

Project hosted by

Asociación Carcajada de Villena. This association tries to promote summer educational camps for kids with less opportunities of Villena. Villena is a medium size town hall located 50 km away from Alicante. It basically lives on agriculture and it is far away from the influence of tourism, so economical level is quite low. The city hall of Biar, that is a very close town with similar characteristics is also supporting with the lodging of the volunteers.

Directions to meeting point

Our camp leaders will be picking up the volunteers from Alicante Airport.

Meeting Point: ALICANTE-ELCHE AIRPORT (ALC) on 27/07 from 16:00 to 18:00

Please organise your departure after 11 am on the 05/08. Our camp leaders will be taking the volunteers to the airport at 09:00 am. Please note that it is not possible to help for the check in.

Germany Germany: Adventure Playground Holznagelhausen (ijgd 24309)

Dates

27/07/2024   -   11/08/2024

Feedback from 378 volunteers

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Children
2
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

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Turkey Germany Czech Republic Ukraine 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 ( full for < 18)
Languages
German
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Frankfurt (FRA)
Nearest bus/train station
Frankfurt or Nueremberg, nearest train station: Veitshöchheim 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 Holznagelhausen adventure playground is a vacation program run by the municipality of Veitshöchheim. Together with other volunteers, you will look after 200 children aged 6 to 12 for two weeks on a large site in 14 groups. You will build wooden huts, offer sports and workshops (from soccer to baseball, from baking pizzas in your own clay oven to handicrafts and educational games). There will be lots of fun together. You can contribute your ideas and skills, learn how to run a youth project, experience working in a large team, learn new languages and make lots of new friends.

Accomodation and food

You cook together. Money for the food shopping is provided to you. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please indicate any allergies when registering.
Shared rooms in the Friends-of-Nature House "Am Kalten Brunnen" in Veitshöchheim.

Location and leisure

In Veitshöchheim there is a very nice outdoor pool, boat trips on the Main and lots of nice people to meet. In 10 minutes by train, you can be in Würzburg with its beautiful sights (e.g. castle, Käppele, Residenz) as well as shopping, cinemas, cafés and nightlife. The surrounding area has a climbing garden, a leisure park, a go-kart track, youth clubs of all kinds, recreational areas, bicycle and skating paths. You can also visit the big cities of Nuremberg or Frankfurt at the weekend. So just come and have a look!

Project hosted by

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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Directions to meeting point

By train to Würzburg main station. In Würzburg, take the regional train (RB) in the direction of Karlstadt. Get off at Veitshöchheim station. From Veitshöchheim station you will be picked up at the main entrance at 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm by the group leaders in a minibus.

Additional comments

Please note: There is a special Teenage Fee of 150€ for international volunteers who applied under 18 in this camp.
You get more informtion with the specific inforsheet after your confirming registration.

Requirements

A good knowledge of German and enjoyment of working with children are essential.
Please bring ideas for games and crafts from your country! Songs or any sports you know are also very welcome and an enrichment for the vacation program.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Germany Germany: International Youth Meeting In Dachau (ICJA2409)

Dates

27/07/2024   -   10/08/2024

Feedback from 106 volunteers

Tags

Cultural
Educational
Study
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Place(s)
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Already accepted volunteers from

Spain Denmark Italy Turkey

Fee

USD 822 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
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Muenchen (Munchen/Munich) (MUC)
Nearest bus/train station
Dachau
Map

Work

Remember – connect – understand - shape the future is our guiding slogan. We will learn about the history of the concentration camp Dachau and other aspects of National Socialism in Germany. We will always ask: What did we learn? How do we remember today? Where do we still find racism, antisemitism, and discrimination? The program consists of different workshops, talks of eyewitnesses or their descendants, guided tours through the Memorial Site, tours in Dachau and Munich and day trips. There is also time for personal conversation, sports, and parties.
We will offer volunteers to give a contribution to the programme: You can Send us your ideas for our show at the public Garden party in the middle of IYM Dachau (dancing, singing, theatre,…) Feel free to contact project management in advance.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is at the Max Mannheimer House in rooms for four people. The participation fee includes: full board and lodging, together with the costs incurred by the program. The hostel will supply bed linen, sleeping bags are not allowed.

Location and leisure

There will be free time for fun and games, entertainment, getting to know the people, going to cafés, etc. However, please notice that there is not enough free time for self-organized day trips during the IYM Dachau.

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Since 1983, the International Youth Meeting Dachau is a place for young people from all over the world to discuss issues concerning the past, the present and the future. They will take a look at the history of the former Dachau concentration camp, National Socialism and present forms of exclusion, racism and discrimination. The principles of exchanging ideas, experiencing different cultural backgrounds, as well as Holocaust education are the core ideas of the International Youth Meeting. It is primarily organized by a team of international volunteers. Survivors of the National Socialist regime and their descendants will talk about the experiences and personal consequences of persecution.

Additional comments

A letter of motivation is needed! Please bring clothes which suit the weather, musical instruments, games, songbooks or whatever you want for the leisure time...
You should have a working knowledge of English to communicate without any difficulties. You should be interested in various subjects and in taking part in workshops.

Requirements

A letter of motivation is needed! Please bring clothes which suit the weather, musical instruments, games, songbooks or whatever you want for the leisure time...
You should have a working knowledge of English to communicate without any difficulties. You should be interested in various subjects and in taking part in workshops.

Sustainable Development Goals

Peace and Justice Strong Institutions Quality Education
Estonia Estonia: MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO 3 (EST TMS3)

Dates

27/07/2024   -   07/08/2024

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Vietnam Spain Turkey Italy France + more

Fee

USD 1084 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 490 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
14 - 18
Max number of volunteers
44
Still room for
7 Male + 17 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn
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Work

ProgramThere are diverse activities in the camp program: canoeing, water scootering, running ATV, paintball in the forest, sport games - football, rugby, volleyball, athletics, table tennis, archery, frisbee, disc-golf, trampolines, different competitions, forest cross, sport orientation in the forest on and on sea (navigation), fishing, Viking boats, bicycle trips to explore the area, visit to the horse farm with horse riding, excursions historical places of interest in the area, active games and adventure trail in Roosta Adventure Park, picnics on a seaside, building sand and stones castles on the beach, Estonian sauna party, etc. In addition, there will be creative workshops on decoupage, soap-making, wooden handicrafts, etc. Bikes are available for the whole camp duration free of charge. WorkThere will be also some voluntary work such as painting of community buildings, making wooden toys and games for local orphanage, repairing benches and tables, cleaning local beach and old local park from garbage, planting trees, little renovation works in the local school, clearing pavement, helping seniors living in the community with some household duties, berries and herbs picking to give the crop to the orphanage and seniors home, duty in a kitchen and around the camp once in a shift, etc. The work will be organised in cooperation with local forestry department, municipality of Nova and local school. Please note that the work described above is planned for the whole summer and it may change from one shift to another depending on local needs, the season and weather conditions.

Accomodation and food

AccommodationIn wooden huts set by the local school nearby the seaside (500m away). Please bring your sleeping bag and mat. Showers, toilets are provided in the school and there will be additional bio-toilets set on camping site. You can have traditional Estonian sauna every dayCateringMeals are served 3 times a day. There are water machines with cold water in the school complex. Catering takes place in the schools mess hall or into the lager tent outside near the mess. Meals are cooked by professional cooks. However participants will be asked to help cleaning.

Location and leisure

LocationNova is one of 11 municipalities of Laanemaa with about 400 inhabitants, located on the seaside 90 km west from capital of Estonia Tallinn and 40 km north from Haapsalu, famous spa town with many historic and cultural sites. More information on www.novavald.ee/index.php/1 The camp is located on Nova basic Schools territory (www.nova.edu.ee)Surroundings and camps infrastructureSchoolhouseSports hallTable tennisWooden housesInformation centreRefreshments stall with water coolersGym equipment for fitness exercises on schools territoryFootball fieldBasketball court on the schools territoryVolleyball court on the beach4 lakes within 4 km from the camp side2 sand beaches in the distance from 0,5-7 kmForest Management Centre wooden tents with table and grill for picnic near the beachGrocery store 0,5 km awayHiking paths marked by Forest Department

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This camp is organized for teenagers by youth sport club Lukas-Basket which has been running national youth camps for 25 years and International ones for the past 12 years. International teenage camps will be hosted on seaside in the West of Estonia in Laanemaa County in the municipality of Nova. Beautiful nature, numerous historical places, 200 years long tradition of health resort, unique cultural events are the treasures of the County. Nova with warm sea, white sand, mushroom and berry crops, picturesque lakes, cobble stone road and many places of interest is ideal place for leisure. The aim of Nova camp is to give young people possibility to have active, healthy and meaningful summer vacations with different sport adventures, to enjoy unspoiled nature and to learn to live in harmony with it, also to explore and realize their own capacities and limits. The program will include water activities, sport and ball games, eco-hikes, bicycle trips to places of interest, horse riding, fishing, rowing, acquaintance with local culture and many other exciting things. Mens sana in corpore sano (Healthy Spirit in Healthy Body) i this is the message of the camp Besides all this, camp gives possibility for intensive contacts between local youth and their peers from abroad, showing youngsters the diversity of world cultures, broadening their horizons and encouraging active communication through games and creative activities. Finally, there will be some voluntary work for nature protection and to support local community. The area of the camp is about 3 hectares and it can host over 60 youngsters on one shift. The age of local participants is 10-18. Local teenagers are mainly Russian-speaking of minority communities of Estonia. Videos from past camps are available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV4WZ61ZxyI , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwTAJF6pIGsfeature=youtu.be

Directions to meeting point

Terminal and arrivals/ departureAirport, bus station, harbor in Tallinn; specially arranged bus to Nova. Although pick up on arrival to Tallinn is possible at additional fee, it is not really needed as the meeting point (sport club gym) is located just 1km from the airport https://goo.gl/maps/VSCkMgtorvw and can be easily reached by walking or by regular bus directly from the airport (3 short stops).On arrival day there is an excursion in Tallinn, dinner, accommodation in Tallinn with lodging for the night at the gym of the sport club. Showers and WC are in the facility of the gym. On the next day there is a breakfast at 8 am and departure to camp site. On the last day of the camp there is a breakfast and departure at 11:30 am from the camp with the arrival to Tallinn airport by 13:30. If your departure is scheduled to an earlier hour a special transfer from the camp to the airport can be booked at additional fee. In case of earlier arrival or later departure accommodation in hostel can be booked upon request.

Requirements

Special requirementsParticipants have to be sporty (e.g. be ready to run up to 3 km, bike up to 30 km), independent enough, curious and interested in active life style. Please inform us beforehand about allergies, dietary requirements you have or others prescriptions from your doctor. Please bring sleeping bag and mat, wind and waterproof clothes, goods shoes, warm and summer clothes. It s advisable to take thermal underwear. If possible, please take tick vaccination before coming. Generally, age of participants is 14-18, however exceptions are possible. NB Smoking, drinking alcohol, using drugs is absolutely prohibited in the camp and this policy will be followed strictly Thus, if you cannot quit smoking for a while it is probably better not to come. Camp common language is English. Local languages are Estonian and Russian.Participation feeUnlike the normal camp there will be not too much of work here. Nevertheless, participants will be provided with board, lodging, local transportation and all equipment necessary to realize camp program. Besides, program involves a lot of extra costs for excursions, trips out, visits, sport activities, equipment, materials and general administration and leadership. Since neither EstYES nor its local camp partner, does not receive financial support for this camp from municipality or private sources, to realize this camp we have to charge participation fee of 490 Euro, which covers all camp and program costs including transfer from Tallinn to and from the camp, and which has to be paid by bank transfer before the camp or by participants upon arrival to the camp. The bank details will be provided after the acceptance of the participant to the camp. NB Participants coming from outside Europe are asked to consult with EstYES before paying fee by bank transfer to reduce high banking charges.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being Quality Education
Iceland Iceland: SEEDS 047. Photography & Fun in Reykjavík - Summer (SEEDS 047.)

Dates

27/07/2024   -   04/08/2024

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Fee

USD 1258 i Fee is paid in two installments:

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

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Age
16 - 20
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
2
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.
Note that this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular workcamp; it has a smaller work part and puts more emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. We may be able to organise some outdoor voluntary work, but it depends on our partners and the weather conditions.

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.

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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 July 27 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.

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 650 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement. It includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the Golden Circle and Reykjanes excursions. We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and much more.
Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of July 27 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 excursions (eg. Hot River Hike, the South Shore or Snæfellsnes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp.
Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and/or waterproof clothes.

Spain Spain: Kids in Action II (ESDA-0924)

Dates

29/07/2024   -   09/08/2024

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France Belgium Germany

Fee

USD 604 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 50 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
17 - 40
Max number of volunteers
5
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Oviedo/Aviles (OVD)
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

Kids in Action is an English teaching workcamp.

The task of the volunteers will be help to co-create the workshops in English for local children and teenagers. There will be around 30 kids and volunteers will be creating games, workshops and activities for them in English so they can practice and learn the language in an informal way instead of school teaching.

Activating kids and teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as English language environment. It will be done through the games, workshops, sport
activities, excursions, discussions, etc.

It would be a bonus if volunteers could speak a little Spanish but it’s is not essential.

The volunteers will work approximately 6 hours a day from Monday to Friday. In the morning from 09:00 to 13:00 aprox. the volunteers will be spending time with kids and in the afternoon hours, they will be preparing the activities all together in group.

Accomodation and food

The accommodation will be done in the public school with several rooms. There will be bathrooms facilities and a kitchen where the volunteers can cook in team. The accommodation will be very basic. Sleeping bag is required.

Location and leisure

Crémenes is a Spanish municipality and town in the province of León, in the autonomous region of Castilla y León. It has a population of 530 inhabitants (INE 2023).

The largest portion of the township belongs to the Picos de Europa Regional Park, where the largest number of Vadinian tombstones have been found (eleven in total). Some authors believe that Vadinia, an important Celtic city frequently mentioned by historians and geographers during the Cantabrian-Roman wars, may have been located here. La Corona, a hilltop next to the village, indicates a possible settlement of Roman origin.

The village has several hiking trails leading to neighbouring municipalities of great scenic value. Also of note is the Sabinar de Crémenes, one of the most westerly in Europe. Other mountain activities such as canoeing, cycling, hunting and fishing are also available in the area. In recent years, some special spots have been set up for observing and photographing wild animals.

Crémenes is a destination that promises total immersion in the culture, history and nature of the mountains of León. Located in a privileged setting, this municipality offers a perfect combination of heritage, breathtaking landscapes and traditions that have endured for centuries. If you are looking for an escape from routine and direct contact with nature and history, Crémenes is undoubtedly the ideal place.

Project hosted by

Town hall of Crémenes

Directions to meeting point

Meeting Point: León Train Station (Estación de León-ADIF) at 16:00

The closest airport is Oviedo (OVD) Airport. Volunteers have to take a train from Oviedo to León. OVD airport is not well connected. There is also options to arrive to Madrid Barajas Airport and take a train or bus to León or arrive to Bilbao airport and again take a bus to Léon.

Requirements

Criminal Record is required and knowledge of Spanish language is valuable.

France France: Boquen community life and restoration in Brittany (FR-SCI 12.3)

Dates

29/07/2024   -   09/08/2024

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USD 550
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Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

The plan is to create an environmental discovery trail on the 8,000 m² site. In addition, volunteers will be responsible for fitting out the meeting room so that it can be used by associations from neighboring villages during the winter. Tasks will include painting the ceiling and lower walls. In addition, lime pointing of the old stone walls is planned.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in a dormitory. Therefore, you must bring your sleeping bag and a pillow case with you. There are showers, toilets, a living room and a kitchen.
Wifi is available on site.

Food will be prepared by volunteers with local members of the association.
Volunteers will also help with washing-up and cleaning.

Location and leisure

Location of the worksite: Cultural Association of Boquen in Saint-Mayeux in Brittany.

Project hosted by

The Cultural Association of Boquen organizes meetings in different places on social themes and concerns that challenge us. Secular and independent from denominations in its approach, the association is enriched by philosophical reflections

For further information: http://asso-boquen.fr

Requirements

Bring warm and light clothes but also a hat and rain gear.

Walking shoes can be ideal for your free time visits, and a bathing suit for a weekend at the sea.

You must bring work gloves, the rest of the equipment will be provided.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
France France: ROCK'N'WALL 2 (SJ/TRI43)

Dates

29/07/2024   -   11/08/2024

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Fee

USD 822 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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Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lyon (LYS)
Nearest bus/train station
Moulins-sur-Allier train station (03000)
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Work

This year, we'll be continuing the tradition by rehabilitating the estate's perimeter walls. Activities will include preparing the site by selecting the stones and setting up the formwork, assembling the stones, rehabilitating the base, creating the roof using small Bourbonnais tiles, applying a traditional finishing coat, and repairing the old masonry.

Accomodation and food

You will be staying at the Le Créneau campsite, in shared tents (6-8 people per tent) with wooden floors and beds, separated by genders. Wi-Fi is not available on site. Food will be provided and prepared in the castle's kitchen by the participants in groups.

Location and leisure

Montcombroux les Mines (03181), 45kms away from Moulins.

Leisure activities: Afternoon and weekend activities are organised with the whole group. Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of the city, with Vichy and Moulins only forty kilometres away, or the rural charm of the area, you are free to explore the surrounding countryside on foot or by bike. Discover the picturesque landscapes, the rich local heritage, the passionate craftsmen and women, and treat yourself to a relaxing swim or take part in sporting activities, games and social outings.

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Discover castle life in the heart of the Auvergne at Les Prureaux! Here, the experience goes beyond a simple visit: you live here, you share moments of joy, but above all you play an active part. Join us in the restoration of the surrounding wall! Your contribution will be a valuable addition to this historic building. By taking part in this major project, you will not only be helping to preserve our heritage, but you will also be revitalising a site that is emblematic of Bourbonnais agricultural activity. You'll also be contributing to the development of our international visitors' centre and promoting the region's territorial and historical influence. Come and live history and leave your mark at Les Prureaux!

Directions to meeting point

Let’s meet on Monday 29th July at 5 p.m. at Moulins-sur-Allier station, 4 rue Philippe Thomas 03000, MOULINS-SUR-ALLIER.

Additional comments

Trilateral OFAJ project(financed by the french and german youth office). Participants will have the opportunity to discover various activities/workshops in addition to the core activity of the workcamp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality Sustainable Cities and Communities
Estonia Estonia: MARJAMAA FOLK FESTIVAL (EST 03)

Dates

30/07/2024   -   05/08/2024

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Turkey Poland France Serbia + more

Fee

USD 741 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 175 is to be paid after acceptance.

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Age
17 - 88
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
2 ( full for < 18)
Languages
English
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Marjamaa
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Work

As there will be the 19th international Marjamaa Folk Dance Festival and The Days of the Village on 01.-04.08, volunteers are asked to help it out doing various practical jobs related to its organization and running. This will involve a lot of cleaning and manual work. But it is also expected that volunteers contribute to the festival by introducing their national culture, music, dances, also food to local people as well as organizing games and fun activities for local children during the Day of the Youth and Children in the frame of the Festival. Be ready to work for some hours on the weekend

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will have simple accommodation in the rooms of the Marjamaa Community House right in the middle of the village, sleeping on mattresses. Please bring a sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available. Volunteers will have lunches and dinners in the local canteen and breakfast prepared by themselves at the accommodation.

Location and leisure

Marjamaa is a village with ca 4000 inhabitants on the half way between Tallinn and Parnu. Distance from Marjamaa to Tallinn is 66 km. Being an administrative centre of community with 7000 inhabitants Marjamaa has several shops, department stores, culture house, cinema, several pubs, etc. Larger city nearby is Rapla (25km), an administrative centre of the county. Marjamaa has good bus connection to Tallinn and Parnu. More information on www.marjamaa.ee and www.raplamaa.eeTerminalAirport, harbor, bus and train stations in Tallinn; bus to Marjamaa. Leisure timeYou can enjoy all performances of the Festival. During the international Folk Festival volunteers can join diverse activities and parties with the international participants and locals such as Festival Club every evening. Besides, it is possible to do sport at the school stadium, swim in the local swimming pool; also go for some visits to the places of interest in the area.

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ProjectIt is good tradition for EstYES to organize international workcamps in co-operation with Marjamaa Community. It lies on the half way between Tallinn and Parnu, and it is known for its rich historical and cultural heritage: ancient settlement in Varbola, XIII century church in Marjamaa, numerous German manor houses of XVIII-XIX centuries and active culture life nowadays. Local authorities see in the international camps a powerful tool for local development - not only in terms of work done by volunteers but mainly for introduction multicultural dimension to the population of small local communities in the country. The camp will take place in the village of Marjamaa, the centre of the community. The main idea of this camp is to assist running the 19th international Marjamaa Folk Dance Festival helping different practical tasks. More information about Folk Festivals can be found here https://marjamaafolk.ee/en/about-the-festival/

Directions to meeting point

TBC

Requirements

Special requirementsPlease bring sleeping bag and pillow. It will be great if you could think about your contribution to the festival and bring some materials, music, games for kids as well as national food/ drinks for it. If you can present folk songs or dances from your country or teach others it you really should not hesitate to do it English is the camp language.Participation feeDue to the lack of financial support for the project the participation fee of 175 Euro is requested from volunteers to cover the costs of board, leisure activities and administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Sustainable Cities and Communities
Spain Spain: Urbact Callosa IV (ESDA-0424)

Dates

31/07/2024   -   10/08/2024

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Fee

USD 822 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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Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

The aim of this workcamp is to preserve the natural reserve area surrounding called "Fonts del Río Algar". More concretely, the work will be mainly dedicated to parks and gardens maintenance or “arboretum”: removing the over-grown grass, weeding some parts of the grasslands and the edge of the woods, maintaining footpaths. Volunteers will also take part in the clean-up of some areas of the reserve where building waste has been found and if time allows it, they will carry out some painting works around the centre.
There will be other additional tasks to change the daily routine of the volunteers. In each camp, the volunteers will work on a mosaic wall composed of old tiles and pebbles to decorate the area and the volunteer house. Aslo there will one day of social work with the youngsters of thown in the local youth center.

Accomodation and food

In a small rural house, some kilometres away from the village centre, with 2 different rooms, one for boys and one for girls. No need to bring a mattress but bring lower sheets and a summer sleeping bag is necessary. The centre is equipped with showers and WC.

The food is provided by our campleaders and the volunteers will be cooking in groups by the guidance of our campleader.

Location and leisure

The municipality is located in the province of Alicante, in the northern part of the Marina Baixa region, 10 km from the coast and 42 km from the city of Alicante.

Algar Waterfalls at only 15 km from Benidorm and 3 km from the center of Callosa. This area was declared a Wetland protected by the Valencian Government. It is a park about the importance of water as an environmental resource, economical and cultural. The visit is a route through a circuit of 1.5 km in length along, where you can walk through the bed of the river Algar, see the spectacular waterfalls and the numerous sources, the "tolls" (pools of water) where you can take refreshing swims in crystal clear water, the old dam, the imposing century-old canal and ditches still in use.

Apart from the Waterfalls, there are other interesting sites in Callosa like the cultural heritage of the town, old narrow streets in the center. Also, there are several beautiful hiking routes around Callosa. One of the most spectacular places is El Fort de Bèrnia.

Not far from Callosa, you can visit a town called Guadalest which has an ancient castle. Also, Altea, another beautiful town near the sea can be visited. The beach is not far from the house and somedays, the volunteers can take a trip to the beach of Altea.

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Town hall of Callosa en Sarria. De Amicitia have been collaborating with this local partner for many years. Since the last two years the town hall is developing a policy of sustainable tourism which includes the recuperation of deprived environmental areas and cultural heritage.

Directions to meeting point

ARRIVAL DAY: 5:15 PM AT ALICANTE (ALC) AIRPORT. Campleaders will help the volunteers to be taken to the campsite by public bus (Volunteers will have to paid it). Arrival to Alicante should be done before 5PM.

DEPARTURE DAY: 10:00 AM AT ALICANTE (ALC) AIRPORT (Campleaders will start with the travels from the house to the airport at 8-9AM, not earlier). Please do not book the flight ticket before 9AM. We cannot garantee to help with the check in.

Requirements

The extra fee has be paid by card ( in the exceptional cases we can accept bank transfer as well) 3 weeks before the camp as a confirmation of participation.

If we don't recieve the fee and the flight/bus tickets of the volunteer, we will consider that she/he will not attending to project and we will give opportunity to other volunteers that are on the waiting list.