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Germany Germany: Ecology and Sustainability in the Forest (ijgd 01215)

Dates

07/08/2021   -   28/08/2021

Feedback from 166 volunteers

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Environmental
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

France Italy Germany Spain

Fee

USD 609 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
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Hamburg or Hannover Next Train station: Goslar
Meeting point
 
Wi-Fi
Yes

Work

The forest areas in the Upper Harz region are not only nature reserves, they are also recreational spaces. As large, connected planes of trees and forests, they are very important for protecting the climate. In this camp, you will be helping with nature and environmental protection tasks and thereby contributing to the conservation of habitats for (rare) plants and animals and restoring the balance of nature. Your group’s tasks will include taking care of young deciduous trees, constructing ‘natural’ water ecosystems, repairing park benches, huts and hiking signs, and building hunting facilities. You will work in alternating small groups which will allow you to get an insight into the ecological, economic and social duties of forestry.

Accomodation and food

You will be staying in shared rooms in a youth hostel. The group will prepare and cook meals together.

Location and leisure

The Harz region - with its mountains, stalactite caves, mining museums and forests - is a popular holiday destination and recreational area. During the camp, the foresters working with your group will organize a hiking trip to the legendary 'Brocken' (the tallest mountain in the region) for you. Wildemann itself is a small mountain community of around 1,000 residents, surrounded by various hiking trails. Wildemann has an outdoor swimming pool, a glow-golf facility and a mini-golf course. The 19-Lachter-Stollen, a discontinued mine, is also worth a visit. For more information: www.harzinfo.de; www.wildemann.de, www.brocken-harz.de

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

Additional comments

You will be working 7.5 hours for 4 days of the week, with Fridays free! You should be fit enough for the physically demanding work involved in this project. There is an additional administration fee of 50 € for participants who are not from Germany.

Requirements

You will be working 7.5 hours for 4 days of the week, with Fridays free! You should be fit enough for the physically demanding work involved in this project.

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action
France France: Let's sprinkle little stones in family (SJ/FAM58)

Dates

07/08/2021   -   15/08/2021

Feedback from 174 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Construction
Social

Fee

USD 668 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 100 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
5 - 100
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
7 Male + 8 Female
Languages spoken
English, French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Laguépie (82250)
Meeting point
 

Work

You will participate in the site layout by making your own contribution to Citrus. Every support is available up to 5 years old. Thus, you will participate to a cobblestone activity surrounding the huge wind rose-shaped barbecue. First of all, you will notice the available space, then you will sort out and arrange the pebbles, depending of their shapes and colours, in order to create a wind rose shaped pattern. All these tasks will be punctuated by the harvest of seasonal vegetables and fruits, and the care of our hens. You will be accompanied by technical supervisors and educational facilitators. Five mornings a week, you will work in teams. The schedule will be arranged depending on the weather.

Accomodation and food

You will stay in a handmade house. You will have access to sanitary arrangements, a well-equipped kitchen, a big living room and a washing machine. You will sleep in a dormitory in a big room, 15 minutes by foot from the Citrus site, and 3 minutes from the heart of the village. Breakfasts will be served with the whole team on the Mayounelle site (teenagers, volunteers, internationals, workers…) Regarding dinners, they will be made by the families who will organize and prepare them in kitchen teams

Location and leisure

In the heart of Aveyron gorges, you will enjoy the many possibilities that the Tarn-et-Garonne has to offer, either swimming in the Viaur river, since 2018, the visit of the medieval villages among the most beautiful in France, such as Cordes-sur-Ciel or Najac. Moreover, you can practise kayak in the Aveyron river in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val or visit the cathedral of Albi, classified world UNESCO heritage. On the evening, you can organize some barbecue parties, international meals, quizzes, etc.

Project hosted by

Come join us in a great project from the Citrus organization and participate to the renovation of the future international host center in Laguépie. For more than ten years, teenagers from around the globe have succeeded each other to build, renovate, conceive and shape a big project. In order to build an international host center for international volunteers in Citrus, come discover, learn and share building techniques in the spirit of working together. Since 2012, it is in the hamlet of the Mayounelle, on the hills above Laguépie, that are located the three buildings of Citrus organization : the offices, the barn and the ancient farm house in stone, all surrounded by green fields, with a great view of the village of Laguépie. Accompanied by dynamic facilitators, you will share working hours, but also many moments of intercultural exchange, as well as meals with the team and other volunteers, welcomed on the camp place.

Requirements

Extra fee: 50€ under 10 years old and 100€ euros for 11 and up

France France: ZOO'LOGIC (SJ/TRI59)

Dates

07/08/2021   -   21/08/2021

Feedback from 174 volunteers

Tags

Renovation

Fee

USD 786 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 200 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
15 - 22
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages spoken
English, French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Moulins-sur-Allier
Meeting point
 

Work

Olive, the donkey, Caramel and choco, the goats and the chick 'team, the chickens, open the doors of their home to you with pleasure! In return, they ask for hugs and a little work!

The educational farm they live in needs a little updating! It's up to you to help us beautify their domain!

  1. renovate the rooms
    The walls of the rooms are getting old! A little plaster, a lick of paint and presto! That's it !

  2. Repair fences
    Caramel, Olive, Choco and the chick'team are teasing and often escape! It's up to you to help us strengthen the fences so that our animals devour their food and not ours!

  3. Repair the compost bins
    Next to the farm, the compost bins allow us to recycle and create natural fertilizer. Help us repair them to continue in this dynamic!

  4. Build mobile chicken coops
    To allow the chick'team to peck on a larger space without fear of predators, build with us several mobile, light and easy to move chicken coops!

Accomodation and food

We get a camping area. For teenagers espacially, the group will sleep in tents where girls and boys are separated. We have outdoor showers as well as dry toilets. Food will be prepared by the volunteers themselves in turns. You will create your own menus and “kitchen teams”.They will be taken under a big tent outside or, in case of bad weather, inside in the dining room of the castle. We provide a fully equipped kitchen and activity rooms.

Location and leisure

Afternoon and weekends are collectively planned with the whole group. If you like the city, Vichy and Moulins are located about 40 kms away. If you’re more the countryside type, do not hesitate to explore, on foot or by bike, the landscapes, the heritage, local handcrafts, to swim or enjoy sports, leisure activities or chilling out.

Project hosted by

Of past, present and future!
Le Créneau remains in a magical place: the Castle of les Prureaux. Several centuries old, witness of a past that is still very present!
The idea: to give it back its panache of yesteryear, but also to make it a place focused on the present and on the future, ready to host events and inspiring projects (artistic residency, associative events and multicultural projects).

Of local and international!
With a group of volunteers from France, Germany, England, Latvia, Spain, Italy, Sudan, Eritrea! Coming to participate in the life of the place for several months, they make it their home, put a little of who they are and what they believe in, a place of openness towards the other and in constant interaction with local.

Of action and reflexion!
The workshop consists in nurturing reflection through action! The place is constantly evolving: its renovation and maintenance keep the team busy all year round! People are mobilized to carry out concrete work and carry out a project of general and local interest together. Through this commitment experience, people gain autonomy and confidence.
They question themselves on social issues such as interculturality, diversity, etc. They learn to build their vision of the world. But also to deconstruct their a priori and their certainties.

Additional comments

Le Créneau is settled at Montcombroux les Mines, at the heart of the region Auvergne ((https://www.auvergne-destination-volcans.com/)). The area is committed in a local and rural dynamics, supported by the intercommunality Entr' Allier Besbre et Loire (http://tourisme.interco-abl.info/)

Czech Republic Czech Republic: Teens at Hauenstejn Castle (SDA 206)

Dates

08/08/2021   -   21/08/2021

Feedback from 69 volunteers

Tags

Renovation

Already accepted volunteers from

France

Fee

USD 727 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 150 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
8
Still room for
4
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest terminal
Karlovy Vary
Meeting point
Karlovy Vary. It takes approximately 2 hours to get there from Prague. In Karlovy Vary, there will be a minibus which takes volunteers to the castle. More info will be in the infosheet.
Wi-Fi
Yes

Work

The main aim of the workcamp is to help to revive the castle and to enable youth from foster care institutions, who will be your fellow volunteers, to meet people from different parts of the world, to practice English and to break stereotypes. Your tasks will be mainly manual and carried out outdoor. You will be engaged in cutting and preparing wood for winter, cleaning the castle and its surroundings (e.g. the arboretum), basic landscaping and renovations (digging, preparing paths etc.), painting, everyday tasks at the castle (helping at the refreshment stall, tidying guest rooms, washing windows etc.) and other tasks related to the general maintenance and reconstruction of the castle. Study part: Guided tour of the castle and learning about its complicated history; lectures on various environmental topics; meeting people from different countries and cultures; discovering local countryside.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the castle hostel, you will sleep on beds. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. There are toilets and showers (indoor and outdoor) available. Lunch and dinner will be prepared by the castle cook, breakfast and snacks will be prepared by the local partner. Volunteers will have an opportunity to prepare national dishes. Bring your favourite recipes!

Location and leisure

Hrad Hauenstejn, a 13th century castle. It is situated in settlement of Horni Hrad, not far from Straz nad Ohri in The Ore Mountains, Karlovy Vary region. Leisure time: Trip to Karlovy Vary and nearby castles (e.g. Loket, Becov nad Teplou), hiking trips in the surrounding of the castle, rock climbing etc. Playing sports and games in the area of the castle, playing board games, making a campfire and getting to know each other.

Project hosted by

The workcamp is organized in cooperation with organization Opri se at Hauenstejn Castle. The castle was founded in 13th century. After World War II, the whole castle slowly fell into ruins. The castle has been under reconstruction since 2000 thanks to the NGO who owns the castle, Opri se and other volunteers. Thanks to volunteers the castle can be open to public all year round. The aim of this workcamp is help with reconstruction of the castle and everyday tasks and maintenance. Volunteers will also get to know about history of the castle and its nearby surroundings. This is the 4th teenage workcamp organized at the castle.
In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11) and Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG10).

Meeting point

Karlovy Vary. It takes approximately 2 hours to get there from Prague. In Karlovy Vary, there will be a minibus which takes volunteers to the castle. More info will be in the infosheet.

Additional comments

See photos from the previous workcamp: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/teens-at-hauenstejn-castle-2020/ . The group will consist of 10 international volunteers, 3 Czech campleaders and about 10 Czech volunteers from Opri se organization, aged 13 – 18 years old (youth from foster care institutions) and their team leaders. Czech and international volunteers will spend time together during work and free-time activities. Allergies notice: volunteers will work a lot outside (allergies to hay, pollen etc.), there are cats and peacocks in the castle.

Requirements

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: There is a participation fee of 150 EUR. The fee covers the main leader’s salary, free-time and educational activities, and travels within the project. We require the volunteers to send it to us directly by a bank transfer before the workcamp starts. Bank details and deadline for payment will be provided in the acceptance email. This workcamp is suitable for participants who enjoy nature, outdoor activities, history and being off-line. Parental authorization and medical form are required. The forms will be provided after the acceptance to the workcamp. No alcohol or smoking at the workcamp is allowed.

Germany Germany: We’re rescuing the field hamster! (ijgd 01204)

Dates

08/08/2021   -   21/08/2021

Feedback from 166 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Animals
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Spain Czech Republic Italy Germany France

Fee

USD 609 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
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Hildesheim
Meeting point
 

Work

An endangered animal species has found its last safe haven in the meadows around Hildesheim – the field hamster.The German Wildlife Foundation has committed to protecting this species through a nationwide project.
You will be working together with the Regional Co-ordinator of Lower Saxony in order to learn about the field hamster and get to know its habitat. Your contribution to the project will help to provide important data on how this rare species spreads. You will be going into the countryside, directly to the harvested stubble-field. Here you will search for hamster burrows and measure them using the GPS device and the iNaturalist app. Besides this, you will be collecting hair samples for genetic analysis. You will enter into a dialogue with various local farmers, where you can learn about their farming methods and cutting-edge species protection methods in the agricultural sector.
You can find more information at www.feldhamster.de

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: You will be staying in comfortable shared rooms in the sports academy at KreisSportBunds Hildesheim e.V. You will be sharing the large communal area with another ijgd workcamp which will be taking place at the same time as yours. The group will get full catering

Location and leisure

Hildesheim is an old, historical town with 100,000 inhabitants. The cathedral and St. Michael’s Church are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There is a large, free arts and culture scene with every type of music, theatre, exhibitions and parties. Besides this, there is an outdoor swimming pool. The marketplace is transformed into a city beach during the summer – a popular meeting point with events in the middle of town. Hanover, the capital city of the Lower Saxony region, is only 30 minutes away by train.
https://www.hildesheim.de/tourismus/english-information.html
www.hannover.de
https://www.hannover.de/en

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

Additional comments

There is an additional administration fee of 50 € for participants who are not from Germany.
You need to be able to ride a bike – it’s about a 5km journey from your accommodation to the various work sites.

Requirements

You need to be able to ride a bike – it’s about a 5km journey from your accommodation to the various work sites.

France France: The start of a international and ecological village 3 (SJ/TEEN62)

Dates

08/08/2021   -   21/08/2021

Feedback from 174 volunteers

Tags

Construction
Environmental

Fee

USD 786 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 200 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
20
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages spoken
English, French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
La Ferté Alais RER station.
Meeting point
 

Work

During this workcamp, you will be in various work projects on-site as well as in the local town alongside local and international volunteers.

  • 2 New yourts will be installed on-site to be able to host more people! You will help in the construction of the yurts. (Simple woodworking)
  • In La Ferté-Alais, the former swimming pool is becoming a dedicated youth space. You will help in the refurbishment of the interior walls. (Painting and simple masonry)
  • Near our village (La Ferté-Alais), an ecological museum is being built. Ancient and traditional farming tools are in need of preserving to be exposed and teach future generations how land used to be cultivated using only human energy. (Renovation)
  • Inside the workcamp, we are creating small areas with many purposes. Reading, talking, relaxing, planting flowers… With your involvement, you can leave a meaningful and traceable mark by building furniture using recycled wood pallets. (Simple woodworking, construction)

Accomodation and food

You will sleep in collective tents (yurts, tepees) on the campsite of the association. Please bring a sleeping bag with you. The campsite has separate bathrooms and showers, as well as a kitchen place. Food will be provided and cooked by the volunteers in turns.

Location and leisure

You will have the chance to enjoy the association's campsite and to discover the cultural and natural heritage of the region which is part of a natural park. You will also help organise some activities in order to meet and socialize with local young people. Other leisure activities will be organised collectively depending on the wishes of the group and the available budget.

Project hosted by

Vir'Volt stands for InteRnational VolunTeer Village (in French). Since 10 years, the organisation is located right in the middle of nature, near a regional park. Hosting youth from all around the world, learning how to understand and appreciate differences. To plan and act together to protect the environment. To create a positive impact on the surrounding environment and people living there or simply passing by. Here lie our goals for this future village, which each year, is built thanks to youths who come and contribute, with solidarity as their driving force. Vir'Volt also aims to become fully eco friendly and sustainable which is reflected in our campsite ; yurts and teepees as rooms, permaculture farming and gardening, water saving projects, reducing and reusing waste. This small village will become great without sacrificing or damaging the surrounding environment whilst always searching better and more eco friendly ways of living.

France France: Build the way together 3 (SJ/TRI63)

Dates

08/08/2021   -   27/08/2021

Feedback from 174 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Construction
Social

Fee

USD 786 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 200 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
15
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages spoken
English, French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Laguépie (82250)
Meeting point
 

Work

You will participate to the site layout by making your own contribution to Citrus, for instance the stone wall building and the creation of an artistic cobblestone. The cobblestone allows volunteers to be creative and use their imagination, by creating collectively a pattern, and to decide the size and precise location of the cobblestone. The stone wall building will allow to facilitate the identification of different areas of Citrus.
Five mornings a week, you will work in teams. The schedule will be arranged depending on the weather.

Accomodation and food

Under tents on Citrus site, with an access to the sanitary block and a well-equipped kitchen. Your food will be prepared by the volunteers themselves. In this everyday life mission, you will be accompanied by the facilitators. Choices will be made to enhance a healthy balance depending on your preferences and local and seasonal production.

Location and leisure

In the heart of Aveyron gorges, you will enjoy the many possibilities that the Tarn-et-Garonne has to offer, either swimming in the Viaur river, the visit of the medieval villages among the most beautiful in France, such as Cordes-sur-Ciel or Najac. Moreover, you can practise kayak in the Aveyron river in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val or visit the cathedral of Albi, classified world UNESCO heritage. On the evening, you can organize some barbecue parties, international meals, quizzes, etc. You will be accompanied by 3 camp leaders.

Project hosted by

Come join us in a great project from the Citrus organization and participate to the renovation of the future international host center in Laguépie. For more than ten years, teenagers from around the globe have succeeded each other to build, renovate, conceive and shape a big project. In order to build an international host center for international volunteers in Citrus, come discover, learn and share building techniques in the spirit of working together. Since 2012, it is in the hamlet of the Mayounelle, on the hills above Laguépie, that are located the three buildings of Citrus organization : the offices, the barn and the ancient farm house in stone, all surrounded by green fields, with a great view of the village of Laguépie. Accompanied by dynamic facilitators, you will share working hours, but also many moments of intercultural exchange, as well as meals with the team and other volunteers, welcomed on the camp place.

France France: CHAPEL RUINS IN BRITTANY (CONCF-065)

Dates

09/08/2021   -   30/08/2021

Feedback from 335 volunteers

Tags

Renovation

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy France Egypt Belgium Spain

Fee

USD 786 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 200 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
15
Still room for
8
Languages spoken
English, French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest terminal
RENNES or PARIS AIRPORTS
Meeting point
LOUDEAC TRAIN STATION

Work

*** VERSION EN FRANCAIS DISPONIBLE EN FIN DE DESCRIPTION *** *** French version at the end of the description *** Come to animate a small town in the heart of Brittany and enhance a beautiful site near a creek!
The municipality of Bon Repos sur Blavet welcomes you for its second international workcamp where you will help to enhance a site at the west of the town where a ruined chapel is located, the chapel of Troluzon! An opportunity to discover the local culture and make unforgettable intergenerational encounters. You will work on the follow-up to a construction site carried out in 2020: after cleaning the site, the idea is now to install a wooden structure in order to solidify the frame and crystallize the top of the walls.

Accomodation and food

You will sleep in two-person tents near the sport field (please bring your camping mat and a sleeping bag for cold weather). The group activities and meals will take place in a room available to the group. The group will share the cleaning tasks and prepare meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leaders, grocery shopping will be done with him/her and you will participate in the preparation of meals with products from the market and local producers (if possible).

Location and leisure

Bon Repos sur Blavet (about 1,300 inhabitants) is located in the department of Côtes d'Armor (22) in the center of Brittany. It is located 15 minutes away from Lake Guerledan, one of the largest lakes in Brittany. It is a beautiful site where you will be able to enjoy activities: hikes, leisure activities... You will also be able to go on a trip to the sea and share friendly time with the inhabitants.

Project hosted by

Bon Repos sur Blavet is a new rural commune of about 1,300 inhabitants located in the heart of central Brittany. It includes the communes of Laniscat, Perret and Saint-Gelven. The workcamp is located in the former commune of Laniscat, which has a population of around 700. The elected representatives of the commune are delighted to welcome a group of young internationals to animate their territory for this second workcamp with Concordia!

Meeting point

LOUDEAC TRAIN STATION

Additional comments

You will have to bring warm clothes (trousers, sweaters, socks, enclosed shoes, rain clothes) and light ones (skirts or shorts, t-shirt, open shoes) because weather can change very suddenly in Brittany. You can literally experience all four seasons in one day! Please also take with you working clothes, gloves and shoes in addition to your swimsuit. Bring a sleeping bag for cold weather and an insulated camping mat as nights are sometimes fresh and wet.
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.

Requirements

*** RETROUVEZ NOS DESCRIPTIFS EN FRANCAIS ICI: *** *** French version here: *** https://www.concordia.fr/chantiers-internationaux-france-2021

Turkey Turkey: LETS SPEAK ENGLISH-2 (GHD-TEEN-03)

Dates

09/08/2021   -   17/08/2021

Feedback from 12 volunteers

Tags

Language

Fee

USD 887 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 285 is to be paid after acceptance.

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

Age
14 - 17
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
9 Male + 10 Female
Languages spoken
English, English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
IZMIR
Meeting point
Participants should fly to Izmir Airport on the first day of the camp, but should land before 17.00 as the camp leader will meet everyone and transfer them alltogether to the camp site at 17.00. On the last day of the camp all participants will be transferred to the airport after breakfast. So the return flight must be arranged for the afternoon. More info will be on the info sheet which will be sent to the placed participants.

Work

Besides English practices and activities, volunteers will be responsible for the daily cleaning of the site including the area, kitchen, toilet and bathrooms and other buildings and some landscaping work. Part of the the group will clean the beach.

Accomodation and food

In a camping site by the seaside, under tents and huts. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary. If you want privacy you can bring your own tent. Toilets and showers are shared. Food will be served at the site.

Location and leisure

Seferihisar is the first slow city (Citta Slow) of Turkey in the West of Turkey. Camp site is by the sea and about 10 km. from the town center. You can swim everyday and also have a chance to try scuba diving at an extra cost. Work camp site is safe and secure.

Project hosted by

Are you in 14-17 age group and do you want to improve your English in an international group of young people? This is a camp for you to have fun with less work and more speaking. Whatever level you have like beginner, poor, under intermediate, you will speak a lot to improve your English. Apart from the light daily work, there will be 3 hours outdoor English lessons, night games, afternoon language activities, culturel night and national dance activities. There will be Turkish youngsters as well in the group. So you will have a chance to learn a lot about them and you will introduce your culture and country. You will play games altogether. It will be a great camp, great fun.

Meeting point

Participants should fly to Izmir Airport on the first day of the camp, but should land before 17.00 as the camp leader will meet everyone and transfer them alltogether to the camp site at 17.00. On the last day of the camp all participants will be transferred to the airport after breakfast. So the return flight must be arranged for the afternoon. More info will be on the info sheet which will be sent to the placed participants.

Additional comments

COVID-19 measures: While travelling to Turkey, PCR test is required for most of the countries. If you have negative PCR test then there is no official quarantine process that you need go through upon your arrival. Please check for exceptional countries for these rules on this website: https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/announcements/coronavirus-outbreak/travel-restrictions/ Volunteers will be provided with masks and disinfectant by the local host during the camp. Our camp leaders are well informed about the precautions that are necessary to take according to different scenerios related with COVID-19. IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all workcamps are going under re-confirmation process 1 month prior to their starting dates. Accepted volunteers are requested to wait until 1 month left to the starting date of the camp before making their final travel arrangements.

Requirements

285 Euro to cover the cost of accommodation, food and the administrative costs of the local host. Part of the fee will raise a fund for disabled people to camp at the same place after the camp. Extra fee can be paid on arrival.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Spain Spain: Casa Jazmín V (ESDA-3921)

Dates

11/08/2021   -   21/08/2021

Feedback from 157 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Construction

Already accepted volunteers from

France Spain Italy Germany

Fee

USD 846 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
3 Male + 2 Female
Languages spoken
English, Spanish
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest terminal
 
Meeting point
ARRIVAL: VALENCIA-AIRPORT (VLC) on 11/08 from 16:00 to 18:00 The camp leaders will pick up the volunteers from the airport. Our team will be at the airport after 17:00 so it's not possible to meet the participants before that 17:00. The exact meeting point will be shared at a later time. DEPARTURE: Please organise your departure after 11 am on 21/08. Our team will take all the volunteers to the Valencia Airport at 09:00 am.

Work

The work has environmental and constructional tasks. The idea is to help renovate a house which will serve as a volunteering center in the future and to establish environmental-friendly and sustainable agriculture in the gardens of the center.
The Casa Jazmín is recently renovated but there are still some pending tasks to complete it. Volunteers will carry out some basic tasks like painting, throwing out extra materials and organise spaces. But the main focus will be creating an ecological garden that will be a start of a new ecological project. This might include planting new plants, harvesting mandarins or other fruits and processing them to a jam and distributing to the local community.

There may be some other similar tasks which will require creativity and hand crafts.

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will stay in a volunteer house, with three rooms with several bunkbeds and bathrooms. They will share rooms with four to six other volunteers. The house includes a nice kitchen in which the volunteers will cook for themselves in the guidance of the camp leaders.
Sheets need to be brought by the volunteer, sleeping bags are not necessary.

Location and leisure

Sanet is a small town in the southwest of Spain close to Dénia (communidad de Valencia). It lays in the beautiful countryside, surrounded by hills which are great for hiking - there are a lot of hiking trails to discover. There is a local swimming pool available and Dénia is only 5 minutes by cars.
The house is located right in the middle of town, so there are great opportunities to interact and socialize with the locals and to truly experience the Spanish countryside.
Furthermore, the volunteers can make excursions to Ondara and El Vergel, local towns close to Sanet. The surrounding villages like Benimelli and Ràfol d'Almunia can also be visited. There will also be day trips to the beach which is about 15 minutes by car from Sanet.

Project hosted by

This project is organizedand hosted by De Amicitia. De Amicitia is an environmental non governmental organisation that is funded in 1998 and actively working in the youth field and volunteering for 12 years. The main activity of the organisations is organising workcamps and local/ international youth projects in collaboration with the town halls and local associations.

Meeting point

ARRIVAL: VALENCIA-AIRPORT (VLC) on 11/08 from 16:00 to 18:00 The camp leaders will pick up the volunteers from the airport. Our team will be at the airport after 17:00 so it's not possible to meet the participants before that 17:00.
The exact meeting point will be shared at a later time.

DEPARTURE: Please organise your departure after 11 am on 21/08. Our team will take all the volunteers to the Valencia Airport at 09:00 am.

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.

Spain Spain: Rural's Beam IV (ESDA-4721)

Dates

11/08/2021   -   21/08/2021

Feedback from 157 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Construction
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

France Italy

Fee

USD 846 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
6
Still room for
-1 Male + 2 Female
Languages spoken
English, Spanish
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest terminal
 
Meeting point
The volunteers will be picked up by the camp leaders at the airport around 15.00 - 18.00, please schedule your flight to arrive before this time. Also, please schedule to your flight to leave after 11.00 at the last day. The exact meeting point and time will determined at a later point and shared with the volunteers.

Work

The work has environmental and constructional tasks. The idea is to help renovate a house which will serve as a volunteering center in the future and to establish environmental-friendly and sustainable agriculture in the gardens of the center.
The house is energetically self-suficient with solar pannels and used to be the De Amicitia headqutaers and needs to partially renovated to keep it in using conditions. Volunteers will carry out some basic tasks like painting, throwing out extra materials and organise spaces. But the main focus will be creating an ecological garden that will be a start of a new ecological project. This might include planting new plants, harvesting mandarins or other fruits and processing them to a jam and distributing to the local community.
There may be some other similar tasks which will require creativity and hand crafts.

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will sleep in tents close to a house where there will be bathrooms, showers and a kitchen. Their living conditions will be very basic and rural.
The volunteers will be cooking for themselves under the guidance of the camp leaders.
Sleeping bags and matts are necessary to bring.

Location and leisure

The house is located outside of the small town of Gargantilla del Lozoya. The house is very cut off from the rest of the world, being hidden away behind trees and not being directly connected to a road.
There is a camping site in the closer area where there is a pool that probably can be used.
Gargantilla de Lozoya is located in the Sierra Norte, north from Madrid. It lays in the beautiful hillside of the Sierra Norte, perfect for hiking and connecting with nature.
Excursions are possible to the surrounding small towns, to Madrid, Segovia and maybe even Toledo.
There are rivers close to Buitrago del Lozoya which are great for kayaking and other activities of the sorts. And in Buitrago del Lozoya, there is a historic castle that can be visited.
The volunteers will have access to a car to be able to move indepentedly as a group.

Project hosted by

This project is organizedand hosted by De Amicitia. De Amicitia is an environmental non-governmental organisation that is funded in 1998 and actively working in the youth field and volunteering for 12 years. The main activity of the organisations is organising workcamps and local/ international youth projects in collaboration with the town halls and local associations.

Meeting point

The volunteers will be picked up by the camp leaders at the airport around 15.00 - 18.00, please schedule your flight to arrive before this time. Also, please schedule to your flight to leave after 11.00 at the last day.
The exact meeting point and time will determined at a later point and shared with the volunteers.

Additional comments

Please keep in mind that this project is located in an area that is very, very rural and that due to Covid-19 the group will be mainly to exclusively just with themselves and not having a lot of contact with other people from the area. Except during the excursions of which their will be many. Also, the group will be accompanied by several of De Amicitia's long-term ESC volunteers.

There will also be one day of all-vegan food (upon agreeance of the volunteers) to promote an environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

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.

Spain Spain: Urbact V (ESDA-0521)

Dates

11/08/2021   -   21/08/2021

Feedback from 157 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Educational

Already accepted volunteers from

France Italy

Fee

USD 846 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
3 Male + 1 Female
Languages spoken
English, Spanish
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
 
Meeting point
There will be a pick up service till 17.15 of every first day of each workcamp at Alicante el Altet Airport but volunteers are entitled to pay buses from Alicante to Altea and back. Therefore arrival to Alicante el Altet should be done before 17.00. Please take this into consideration before booking your plane. If the volunteers arrive before, they have to wait till 17:00. On the departure day volunteers will be helped to travel to the airport at 09:00 am but we cannot guarantee to help the check in.

Work

The aim of this workcamp is to preserve the natural reserve area surrounding called "Fonts del rio 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,... but also the environment, cleaning the river bends, and maintaining the area. 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. The work will be quite physical!.

Accomodation and food

In a rural house, some kilometres away from the village centre, with different rooms. No need to bring a mattress but bring lower sheets and a Summer sleeping bag. The centre is equipped with showers and WC. Volunteers will cook for themselves.

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

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.

Meeting point

There will be a pick up service till 17.15 of every first day of each workcamp at Alicante el Altet Airport but volunteers are entitled to pay buses from Alicante to Altea and back. Therefore arrival to Alicante el Altet should be done before 17.00. Please take this into consideration before booking your plane. If the volunteers arrive before, they have to wait till 17:00.
On the departure day volunteers will be helped to travel to the airport at 09:00 am but we cannot guarantee to help 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.

France France: THE RUINS OF THE ABBEY CASTLE AND THE SURROUNDINGS OF THE ABBEY 3 (SJ/TEEN67)

Dates

14/08/2021   -   28/08/2021

Feedback from 174 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Art

Fee

USD 786 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 200 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
15
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages spoken
English, French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Condat-Le Lardin station.
Meeting point
 

Work

in the morning. Physical work of disbursement (shovels, pickaxes, wheelbarrow) and careful excavation (trowels, brushes...) and consolidation work; trail maintenance and itinerary creation, clearing and pruning. You will have the opportunity to discover many aspects of manual work.

Accomodation and food

You will be hosted at the municipal stadium. Sleeping in tents, mattresses provided. A covered dining area is reserved for you, with a kitchen where in turns you can prepare good dishes.

Location and leisure

Swimming, canoeing, site visits, local festivals....

Project hosted by

Hidden in the hollow of a green valley, the commune of Coly - St Amand is located in the heart of the Périgord Noir, a territory rich in history! Composed of two former municipalities that have decided to gather, we will contribute in bringing these former separate territories together. The ruins of the abbey castle in Coly, a testimony to the valley's rich past, preserve beautiful architectural elements (bread oven, vaulted room...) and beautiful secrets remain to be revealed. The abbey of St Amand is proof of the power of the church on this territory throughout the Middle Ages. After several clearing workcamps on the castle, we arrive this year to the historical layers of the ground. And for the first year we will also work around the abbey of St Amand. Managed by an archaeologist, you will work on the revelation of the past centuries. Festivals, night markets, village festivals will be held throughout the summer and you will work with local volunteers to set them up. You will discover the hospitality of the population and the charm of the landscapes and local heritage, by organizing with the other volunteers and other groups and leaders your program of activities.

Iceland Iceland: Photography & Culture Night in Reykjavík (SEEDS 054)

Dates

14/08/2021   -   22/08/2021

Feedback from 82 volunteers

Tags

Art
Study
2
Place(s)
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Already accepted volunteers from

Germany Italy + more

Fee

USD 1200 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 550 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
Languages spoken
English, English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest terminal
Central Reykjavík (BSÍ)
Meeting point
Meeting time will be 16:00 (4:00 pm) in the afternoon of 14 August at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS’ office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

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 explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw attention through pictures made in the camp.
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.
This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years. 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 South Shore excursions.
Note 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 this depends on our partners and the weather.
We will partly join the happenings of Menningarnótt (The Culture Night) on 21 August, a yearly event that has now become the largest festival in Iceland. It consists of a main stage in the centre and smaller events spread over the city. The highlight is an outside concert by a few popular musicians followed by a fireworks show.

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. They need to bring their own sleeping bags.
Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Participants should bring food, music, games or films and such from their own culture to share at the intercultural evening.

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 fourteenth 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 developing conceptual frameworks, which progress the participants’ individual style.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 16:00 (4:00 pm) in the afternoon of 14 August at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS’ office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 550 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement. The fee includes transport from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions. We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and more.
Additional excursions (e.g. the Hot River Hike, the Vesturland Trip, Snæfellsnes or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp.

Requirements

Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and/or waterproof clothes.
English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.

Germany Germany: Building encounters – Spremberg is calling! (ijgd 71116)

Dates

15/08/2021   -   04/09/2021

Feedback from 166 volunteers

Tags

Construction
Renovation
Children
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy Spain France Germany Denmark

Fee

USD 609 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
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
13
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest terminal
Berlin, Nearest Station: Spremberg
Meeting point
 
Wi-Fi
Yes

Work

Variety is guaranteed in this camp in the lovely Spremberg!

The “Camp Bohsdorf” at the lake Felixsee is a youth center in the middle of the forest. Your main task is to further build and decorate the outdoor area of this center (for example fixing paths, design, painting, planting etc.). The concrete tasks can only be defined once you are there depending on the current state of the renovations.

In the city of Spremberg you will have the opportunity to get to know a bit about integrative work with the refugee families in the shared accommodation, and you will be able to enrich this work with your own ideas to keep the children entertained.

If the covid-situation allows it, you will be able to take part and contribute to public events in Spremberg, like for example public movie nights.

As well as all of this, you will also have the opportunity to be creative and artistically engaged throughout the camp, for example doing crafts with soapstones.

This year will be the 19th time that an international Workcamp takes place in Spremberg.

It is possible that changes to the project could be made as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

More info about the project (in German):
https://www.betterplace.org/de/projects/84404-erlebnisflaechen-im-camp-bohsdorf-am-felixsee

www.spremberg.stiftung-spi.de

Accomodation and food

You will be staying in wooden bungalows in a fenced area in the middle of the forest. The group will prepare and cook meals together.

Location and leisure

You can swim in the lake Felixsee which is right next to your accommodation. Beachvolleyball, Beachfootball and table tennis are other possible fun activities. . There is also a barbecue area and wifi available.
In Spremberg itself there is an outdoor pool, a cinema, a skate park, and various other tourist attractions. It is also possible to go on trips as a group to the nearby regions. The unique Spreewald region is a paradise for boat tours and canoeing. Spremberg is in the region of Brandenburg, around 120km away from Berlin and 20km away from Cottbus (both reachable by train). There are buses that run within Spremberg itself. Upon your arrival at Spremberg train station, you will be picked up with a shuttle bus which will take you directly to your accommodation.

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

Additional comments

There is an additional administration fee of 50 € for participants who are not from Germany.

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