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Switzerland Switzerland: Mountain Hiking Trails (Maloja GR) (CH-SCI 10.1)

Dates

06/06/2023   -   17/06/2023

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Construction
Environmental
Manual Work
2
Place(s)
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full for < 18

Fee

CZK 2500
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
2 ( full for < 18)
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

The work will involve mainly cleaning and maintenance of hiking trails. We will work with light hand tools, shovel and pick. One part of the work will also be to remove the advanced vegetation on the trails with trimmers and air fans. In case of bad weather with heavy rainfall we will repair and maintain signalation material (stakes, laths, signs) in a dry depot. There might also be some painting work. One day we will root out neophytes in Maloja or Bergell. Most work will be done in the Bergell area, but for certain kind of works we will also be in the Maloja area. So be aware that there may be relatively long journeys to and from work. One of the days in the workcamp you will work at Salecina, the place where you will stay during the workcamp.

Accomodation and food

Salecina has 4-, and 12-bedded rooms, sitting rooms, a library and a room for lectures/seminars and activities. Mattresses, blankets and bed sheets are provided. Towels and sturdy house shoes should be brought. Shared washrooms and toilets are situated on each floor. The use of the washing machine for 5 CHF / washing needs to be arranged with the workcamp hosting partner. Access to the internet is available in some of the living rooms. Food is organised by the employed team. All guests & volunteers perform daily domestic chores: cooking, doing the dishes and cleaning tasks around the house.

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Salecina is located at the border of Upper Engadin and Bergell in one of the most beautiful landscapes. It is a self-administered holiday centre with an uncomplicated and open atmosphere. The guests cook, clean and do their own things. The house is available to young and old travelling alone, as families or groups eager for education or engaged in social issues. It is a unique place for meetings and discussions. Together with the municipality Bregaglia Salecina offers this workcamp. Bregaglia is an idyllic alpine valley that connects with canton of Graubünden to the north & with Italy to the south. Steep, elegant granite mountains and beautiful forests protect the small villages rich in art and history. It is a paradise for hikers and mountain climbers, but also a quiet refuge for artists.

Additional comments

Due to the remote place mobile connection is low at the place of the accommodation.
SCI Switzerland likes the concept of the self-administered holiday house Salecina and supports the municipality in their work for the public service and the local environmental organisation.

Max. 2 minor volunteers can be accepted.

INCOMING/ADDITIONAL FEE for volunteers applying via Partner organisations & Contacts of SCI: https://scich.org/en/incoming-fee/

Requirements

Most of the work involves fixing the hiking paths. For this reason the volunteers need to be good on their feet and be able to walk on narrow mountain paths. Please bring warm work clothes (we are at 1800 meters above sea), good walking boots, towels and sturdy house shoes/slippers.

Sustainable Development Goals

Peace and Justice Strong Institutions Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Iceland Iceland: SEEDS 019. Photography & Midnight Sun in Reykjavík (SEEDS 019.)

Dates

07/06/2023   -   15/06/2023

Feedback from 128 volunteers

Tags

Art
Study
2
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Germany United States + more

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 500 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
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ).

Work

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

Accomodation and food

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms/dorms of up to 6 people. Please bring your own sleeping bag and 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. Participants should bring food, music, games or films and such from their own culture to share at the international 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.

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Directions to meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 7 at the SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp location. Those arriving earlier the same day are welcome from 10:00 am to the office to drop their bags/luggage and wait for the meeting time.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 500 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day trip each). We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 500 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day trip each). We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and much more. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20. During their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland and its culture, and having fun while exploring the city and some of the most stunning natural attractions in the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions.
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.
English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Additional excursions (eg. Hot River Hike, 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.
Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and/or waterproof clothes.

Estonia Estonia: TEEN DOWN TOWN 11 (EST TDT 11)

Dates

11/06/2023   -   18/06/2023

Feedback from 90 volunteers

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Language

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 320 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
14 - 16
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
4 Male + 5 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn

Work

ProgramCamp program includes teamwork on mini- projects, discussions at the round table, social and sport games, performances in the open air, actions for peace and nature protection, meetings with people, visits to museums and sightseeing as well as presentations of the countries that camp participants and volunteers represent, etc. Every day the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity. Teenagers will stay in the camp activities zone from 10:00 to 17:00. There will be one day off in the camp and at least one day of travel outside Tallinn. The day off is spent either under the leadership of a member of the school staff or in the host family. Camp activities will take place in the premises of the language school that is situated in the very centre of the city of Tallinn. To activate teenagers and run the program, there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff. NB Please note that it is possible to apply for one or two weeks long project.

Accomodation and food

There are 2 options which are the subject to availability:1) In the host families of some of the local participants who will join this camp. The apartments of the host families may be located in Tallinn or its suburbs. Participants will stay in a separate or shared room. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners in their host families, lunches i together with other camp participants in the city. Travel cards will be provided, pick up service at arrival is provided upon request.2) In the premises of The Language School In Down-Town located on the 4th and 5th floors of a business building in the city centre. In summer time, a part of the school is reserved for the camp participants accommodation that includes several separate dormitory bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a large shower area and two separate toilet cabins. Apart from bedrooms, the tea-room for rest will be also organized where teenagers might watch films, read and play board games enjoying soft sofas. Bed linen, pillows and blankets will be provided, so you do NOT need to bring a sleeping bag unless you want so. For the reasons of security, one school staff member and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain domestic life, catering and general order on the site. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners at school, lunches i together with other camp participants.Please note: it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation before or after the camp. If you need a place to stay before or after the camp dates, we can help you to book a hostel in Tallinn.

Location and leisure

LocationTallinn is the capital of Estonia, country s largest city with 450 000 inhabitants and nearly as many tourists during summer. You can get a lot of information on Tallinn on www.visittallinn.ee/engLeisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities since camp will take place in the Estonian capital Tallinn where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing, museums, festivals, concerts, etc.

Project hosted by

International language camp is organized for teenagers by The Language School In Down Town and the non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite (ALPS) as part of their annual activities on multicultural issues for youth. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication by means of alternative English language practice which includes meetings, visits, direct contact to young people from abroad. The project gets 14 to 16 years old teens from all over the world, encourages them to develop their global thinking and individual initiative, tolerance and resistance to xenophobia and ethnic hatred. Camps give foreign participants a great chance to meet youngsters both from Estonia and other countries as well as to experience local life. The theme of summer 2023 is Skills for Life . The participants will discover why it is of a great value to be a skillful person either in the professional or emotional sphere, how the life skills are integrated in our everyday habits helping us to build up strong personal relationships and successful professional career, to support peaceful diplomacy and global sustainable development, and how to become one of those happy people. Meetings with local and/or international professionals in the field will take place. Thematic photo and video contests for camp participants will be organized.

Directions to meeting point

ArrivalThe camp participant is expected to arrive to the camp location any Sunday within the camp dates, prior to the camp starting on Monday (see the dates of the camp in the headline).

Requirements

Special requirementsEnglish is the camp language. The age of participants is 14 i 16. To assure a safe environment for all the campers, we expect all our camp participants will provide their parents letter of consent (Parental Authorization) and travel insurance certificate, and will have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease or declared recovered (a certificate is needed in both cases). Other necessary safety procedures and requirements must be fully undertaken and met in accordance with the Estonian national anti-COVID measures for minors that may apply at the moment of your arrival.Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp, there will be no work but mostly informal educational activities and guided language practice. Camp program implementation involves costs for boarding and lodging, domestic transport, materials, excursions, visits, cultural activities and general administration. Since neither EstYES, nor its partner ALPS receives any financial support for this camp from state or municipality, to make the camp happened we have to charge participation fee which is 320 Euro for 1 week long program or 550 Euro for 2 weeks long program. This is a separate fee different from your country sending organization s fee which you pay at home. It has to be paid by participants upon arrival to the camp or by bank transfer prior to the start of the camp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Gender Equality
Estonia Estonia: TEEN DOWN TOWN 21 (EST TDT 21)

Dates

11/06/2023   -   24/06/2023

Feedback from 90 volunteers

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Language

Already accepted volunteers from

France Turkey + more

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 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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Details on the project

Age
14 - 16
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
1 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn

Work

ProgramCamp program includes teamwork on mini- projects, discussions at the round table, social and sport games, performances in the open air, actions for peace and nature protection, meetings with people, visits to museums and sightseeing as well as presentations of the countries that camp participants and volunteers represent, etc. Every day the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity. Teenagers will stay in the camp activities zone from 10:00 to 17:00. There will be one day off in the camp and at least one day of travel outside Tallinn. The day off is spent either under the leadership of a member of the school staff or in the host family. Camp activities will take place in the premises of the language school that is situated in the very centre of the city of Tallinn. To activate teenagers and run the program, there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff. NB Please note that it is possible to apply for one or two weeks long project.

Accomodation and food

There are 2 options which are the subject to availability:1) In the host families of some of the local participants who will join this camp. The apartments of the host families may be located in Tallinn or its suburbs. Participants will stay in a separate or shared room. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners in their host families, lunches i together with other camp participants in the city. Travel cards will be provided, pick up service at arrival is provided upon request.2) In the premises of The Language School In Down-Town located on the 4th and 5th floors of a business building in the city centre. In summer time, a part of the school is reserved for the camp participants accommodation that includes several separate dormitory bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a large shower area and two separate toilet cabins. Apart from bedrooms, the tea-room for rest will be also organized where teenagers might watch films, read and play board games enjoying soft sofas. Bed linen, pillows and blankets will be provided, so you do NOT need to bring a sleeping bag unless you want so. For the reasons of security, one school staff member and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain domestic life, catering and general order on the site. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners at school, lunches i together with other camp participants.Please note: it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation before or after the camp. If you need a place to stay before or after the camp dates, we can help you to book a hostel in Tallinn.

Location and leisure

LocationTallinn is the capital of Estonia, country s largest city with 450 000 inhabitants and nearly as many tourists during summer. You can get a lot of information on Tallinn on www.visittallinn.ee/engLeisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities since camp will take place in the Estonian capital Tallinn where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing, museums, festivals, concerts, etc.

Project hosted by

International language camp is organized for teenagers by The Language School In Down Town and the non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite (ALPS) as part of their annual activities on multicultural issues for youth. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication by means of alternative English language practice which includes meetings, visits, direct contact to young people from abroad. The project gets 14 to 16 years old teens from all over the world, encourages them to develop their global thinking and individual initiative, tolerance and resistance to xenophobia and ethnic hatred. Camps give foreign participants a great chance to meet youngsters both from Estonia and other countries as well as to experience local life. The theme of summer 2023 is Skills for Life . The participants will discover why it is of a great value to be a skillful person either in the professional or emotional sphere, how the life skills are integrated in our everyday habits helping us to build up strong personal relationships and successful professional career, to support peaceful diplomacy and global sustainable development, and how to become one of those happy people. Meetings with local and/or international professionals in the field will take place. Thematic photo and video contests for camp participants will be organized.

Directions to meeting point

ArrivalThe camp participant is expected to arrive to the camp location any Sunday within the camp dates, prior to the camp starting on Monday (see the dates of the camp in the headline).

Requirements

Special requirementsEnglish is the camp language. The age of participants is 14 i 16. To assure a safe environment for all the campers, we expect all our camp participants will provide their parents letter of consent (Parental Authorization) and travel insurance certificate, and will have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease or declared recovered (a certificate is needed in both cases). Other necessary safety procedures and requirements must be fully undertaken and met in accordance with the Estonian national anti-COVID measures for minors that may apply at the moment of your arrival.Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp, there will be no work but mostly informal educational activities and guided language practice. Camp program implementation involves costs for boarding and lodging, domestic transport, materials, excursions, visits, cultural activities and general administration. Since neither EstYES, nor its partner ALPS receives any financial support for this camp from state or municipality, to make the camp happened we have to charge participation fee which is 320 Euro for 1 week long program or 550 Euro for 2 weeks long program. This is a separate fee different from your country sending organization s fee which you pay at home. It has to be paid by participants upon arrival to the camp or by bank transfer prior to the start of the camp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Gender Equality
France France: The Fortress of Montaigu le Blin 1 (ANEC03)

Dates

20/06/2023   -   05/07/2023

Feedback from 270 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Environmental
Manual Work
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy France Vietnam Turkey Germany Spain

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 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
14 - 17
Max number of volunteers
14
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Lyon (LYS)
Nearest bus/train station
Saint Germain des Fossés train station (03260)

Work

EN : Participate to the protection and enhancement of this breathtaking heritage! Within the castle, you will realize various works of restoration of walls (ramparts, towers) using traditional techniques and help maintain the vegetation (clearing bushes, etc.) as well as many other varied tasks. There are no special skills required for the work, it's just an opportunity to learn.

Beyond this work, you will reflect together on sustainable development using traditional techniques in the restoration of the fortress, but also in the daily life of the group. Campleaders will guide you along the project. You will also take part in the touristic activities of the site by welcoming the visitors (tourists and local inhabitants) in the castle and explain the work, show the progress you have been doing the last few weeks ! Protecting this piece of heritage takes time, and a lot of energy. Come contribute to its rebuilding !


FR : Viens participer à la sauvegarde et à la valorisation de ce patrimoine d'exception !
Au sein du château, tu réaliseras plusieurs travaux de restauration accompagné par un professionnel :
- Tu apprendras des techniques de maçonnerie traditionnelle : retirer les joints usagés autour des pierres, réaliser du mortier à base de chaux et de sable que tu appliqueras sur les murs. Le coup de main se prend très vite tu verras !
- Tu participeras également à l'entretien du potager, des boiseries (entretien des barrières, construction de mobilier en palettes) et des espaces verts du château (débroussaillage).
Il n'y a pas de compétences particulières requises pour les travaux, c'est justement l'occasion d'en apprendre.
Au-delà de ces travaux, vous réfléchirez ensemble au développement durable via l'utilisation de techniques traditionnelles dans la restauration de la forteresse, mais aussi dans la vie quotidienne du groupe. Tu seras accompagné·e et guidé·e par des animateur·ice·s techniques et de vie de groupe.Tu auras l'occasion de présenter à la population locale et aux touristes les avancées auxquelles tu auras participé.
Protéger une telle bâtisse nécessite du temps, et beaucoup d'énergie, viens amener ta pierre a l'édifice !

Accomodation and food

EN : Accommodation is under tents (1 person per tent) at the town stadium lent by the Town Hall. Tents will be provided. You will have to bring other camping material (ground sheet, sleeping bag, etc.). You, volunteer, are actor/actress of your project ! You will manage the tasks of daily life in teams (shopping, cooking, and cleaning). A rotation will be organised by the campleaders to ensure the smooth running of daily life. The objective is to gain autonomy and that everyone acts individually to allow a good collective functioning !
All together, you will think about how to work, feed everyone, have fun, get around, visit the region in the most environnementaly and human-friendly way.
A building on the field includes a kitchen room, 2 showers and 2 toilets for the group.


FR : L'hébergement se fait sous tentes fournie par l'association (1 personne par tente), sur le terrain municipal mis à disposition par la Mairie. Les bénévoles amèneront leur matériel de camping (tapis de sol, sac de couchage, etc.).
Les bénévoles, qui seront acteurs et actrices de leur séjour, participeront chacun·e·s aux taches quotidiennes (courses, cuisine, rangement et nettoyage... ), l'organisation du roulement sera fait avec l'équipe d'animation qui est là pour veiller au bon déroulement, l'objectif est de gagner en autonomie et que chacun·e agisse individuellement pour permettre un bon fonctionnement collectif !
Tou·te·s ensemble, vous réfléchirez à comment travailler, se nourrir, s'amuser, se déplacer, visiter la région de la façon la plus respectueuse de l'environnement et de l'autre.
Un bâtiment en dur sur le terrain comprend une pièce cuisine, 2 douches et 2 toilettes pour le groupe.

Location and leisure

EN : Montaigu-le-Blin is located in the French Bourbonnais area, 30km North from Vichy and 90km North from Clermont-Ferrand, in the French Auvergne region. It is a countryside rich with historical heritage, which you will be able to discover by visiting a few of the numerous castles and medieval cities, by hiking, going by bike or canoeing, according to what the leading team and the weather can propose. The inhabitants of the village are used to welcome volunteers from all over the world come every summer. You will pick up bread from the innkeeper Didier, ask for eggs on a Sunday evening to Monique, the weather the next day to Jean-Pascal, show your progress to Jean Louis who is passionate about the castle, you will feast with the fruits and vegetables offered by the local gardeners...and so much more!
The campleaders will prepare games and activities for the group but will also encourage you to propose and build your own activities according to your desires. Bring ideas and be creative !

FR : Montaigu-le-Blin est situé dans le Bourbonnais, à 30km au nord de Vichy et à 90 km au nord de Clermont-Ferrand, en Auvergne.
C'est une campagne riche en patrimoine historique que tu vas pouvoir découvrir en visitant quelques-uns des nombreux châteaux et villes médiévales ou en faisant des ballades à pieds, en vélo ou en canoë selon les propositions faites par l'équipe d'animation.
Les habitant·e·s du village sont habitué·e·s à voir venir chaque été des bénévoles du monde entier. Vous irez chercher du pain de campagne chez l'aubergiste Didier, demanderez en dépannage des œufs un dimanche soir à Monique, la météo du lendemain à Jean-Pascal, montrerez vos avancées à Jean Louis, Maire et passionné du château. Vous vous régalerez avec les fruits et légumes offerts par les jardinier·ère·s du coin...et bien plus encore !
Vos animateur·ice·s prépareront des jeux et des activités mais vous inciteront également à proposer et à construire vos propres animations en fonction de vos envies. Sois créatif·ve !

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EN : Inside a lovely little French village, the castle of Montaigu le Blin is an impressive medieval fortress, classified as Historical Monument. It is located on the top of a hill, overlooking the countryside. Since 2002, volunteers have been participating, every summer, to the restoration of the castle. These last years, the fortress has regained its beauty !
Since the 80s, volunteers come every year to restore and protect the castle. These last couple of years, volunteers restored the castle walls using traditional masonry techniques and developped the medieval vegetable garden at the bottom of the Lord's tower. This year, it's your turn to live an experience back in time !

FR : Au cœur d'un charmant petit village bourbonnais, le château de Montaigu-le-Blin est une imposante forteresse médiévale du XIIème, classée Monument Historique. Située sur une petite colline, cette forteresse offre un espace bucolique et intime, proche de la nature avec une belle vue sur les paysages alentours.
Depuis les années 80, des bénévoles participent chaque année à la sauvegarde, la rénovation et à l'animation touristique du château, alors pourquoi pas toi ?
Ces dernières années, la forteresse s'est refaite une beauté ! Les bénévoles ont continué à faire des travaux de maçonnerie traditionnelle sur les murs du château et ont développé le potager médiéval au pied de la tour du Seigneur. A vous de prendre le flambeau !

Directions to meeting point

Saint Germain des Fossés train station (zip code 03260) from 5:00 PM, the 20/06/2023 .

Additional comments

EN : The site is unfortunately not accessible to people in wheelchairs.

Pay attention that there is no wifi access on the workcamp site, the telephone network is also quite low. However, the volunteers will be able to find public wifi in the village. Who needs internet during a Workcamp anyway ?


FR : Le site du chantier n'est malheureusement pas accessible en fauteuil roulant.

Le lieu du chantier ne dispose pas de Wifi et le réseau téléphonique y est faible. Les bénévoles peuvent cependant accéder à une connexion Wifi publique dans le village.

Requirements

EN : EXTRA FEES: reduced to 250€ for international volunteers. Pay attention! Our national participants in France pay the regular 360€ of extra fees. International volunteers coming from our partners in other countries than France pay only 250€ of extra fees.

Globally on our teenage camps, we chose to book half of the spots for French volunteers. The aim is to allow a maximum of young people to access intercultural learning, to promote volunteer's commitment as a first step and then experience internatioanl workcamp abroad.

FR : Les frais de participation pour les participant·e·s français·e·s sont de 360 euros. Pour des raisons techniques, le site internet ne permet d’afficher que les frais payés par les candidat·e·s français·e·s (360€). Les participant·e·s internationaux·ales payent 250€, hors frais dus à leur structure d'envoi. Pour plus de renseignements, ne pas hésiter à nous contacter.

Sur l'ensemble de nos chantiers adolescents, nous avons fait le choix de réserver la moitié des places pour des bénévoles français·es. L'objectif : permettre à un maximum de jeunes d'avoir accès à l'apprentissage de l'interculturalité, de favoriser l'engagement bénévole et suite à cette expérience, de développer la mobilité à l'international.

Estonia Estonia: TEEN DOWN TOWN 12 (EST TDT 12)

Dates

25/06/2023   -   02/07/2023

Feedback from 90 volunteers

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Language

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 320 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 - 16
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
4 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn

Work

ProgramCamp program includes teamwork on mini- projects, discussions at the round table, social and sport games, performances in the open air, actions for peace and nature protection, meetings with people, visits to museums and sightseeing as well as presentations of the countries that camp participants and volunteers represent, etc. Every day the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity. Teenagers will stay in the camp activities zone from 10:00 to 17:00. There will be one day off in the camp and at least one day of travel outside Tallinn. The day off is spent either under the leadership of a member of the school staff or in the host family. Camp activities will take place in the premises of the language school that is situated in the very centre of the city of Tallinn. To activate teenagers and run the program, there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff. NB Please note that it is possible to apply for one or two weeks long project.

Accomodation and food

There are 2 options which are the subject to availability:1) In the host families of some of the local participants who will join this camp. The apartments of the host families may be located in Tallinn or its suburbs. Participants will stay in a separate or shared room. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners in their host families, lunches i together with other camp participants in the city. Travel cards will be provided, pick up service at arrival is provided upon request.2) In the premises of The Language School In Down-Town located on the 4th and 5th floors of a business building in the city centre. In summer time, a part of the school is reserved for the camp participants accommodation that includes several separate dormitory bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a large shower area and two separate toilet cabins. Apart from bedrooms, the tea-room for rest will be also organized where teenagers might watch films, read and play board games enjoying soft sofas. Bed linen, pillows and blankets will be provided, so you do NOT need to bring a sleeping bag unless you want so. For the reasons of security, one school staff member and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain domestic life, catering and general order on the site. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners at school, lunches i together with other camp participants.Please note: it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation before or after the camp. If you need a place to stay before or after the camp dates, we can help you to book a hostel in Tallinn.

Location and leisure

LocationTallinn is the capital of Estonia, country s largest city with 450 000 inhabitants and nearly as many tourists during summer. You can get a lot of information on Tallinn on www.visittallinn.ee/engLeisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities since camp will take place in the Estonian capital Tallinn where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing, museums, festivals, concerts, etc.

Project hosted by

International language camp is organized for teenagers by The Language School In Down Town and the non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite (ALPS) as part of their annual activities on multicultural issues for youth. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication by means of alternative English language practice which includes meetings, visits, direct contact to young people from abroad. The project gets 14 to 16 years old teens from all over the world, encourages them to develop their global thinking and individual initiative, tolerance and resistance to xenophobia and ethnic hatred. Camps give foreign participants a great chance to meet youngsters both from Estonia and other countries as well as to experience local life. The theme of summer 2023 is Skills for Life . The participants will discover why it is of a great value to be a skillful person either in the professional or emotional sphere, how the life skills are integrated in our everyday habits helping us to build up strong personal relationships and successful professional career, to support peaceful diplomacy and global sustainable development, and how to become one of those happy people. Meetings with local and/or international professionals in the field will take place. Thematic photo and video contests for camp participants will be organized.

Directions to meeting point

ArrivalThe camp participant is expected to arrive to the camp location any Sunday within the camp dates, prior to the camp starting on Monday (see the dates of the camp in the headline).

Requirements

Special requirementsEnglish is the camp language. The age of participants is 14 i 16. To assure a safe environment for all the campers, we expect all our camp participants will provide their parents letter of consent (Parental Authorization) and travel insurance certificate, and will have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease or declared recovered (a certificate is needed in both cases). Other necessary safety procedures and requirements must be fully undertaken and met in accordance with the Estonian national anti-COVID measures for minors that may apply at the moment of your arrival.Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp, there will be no work but mostly informal educational activities and guided language practice. Camp program implementation involves costs for boarding and lodging, domestic transport, materials, excursions, visits, cultural activities and general administration. Since neither EstYES, nor its partner ALPS receives any financial support for this camp from state or municipality, to make the camp happened we have to charge participation fee which is 320 Euro for 1 week long program or 550 Euro for 2 weeks long program. This is a separate fee different from your country sending organization s fee which you pay at home. It has to be paid by participants upon arrival to the camp or by bank transfer prior to the start of the camp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Gender Equality
Estonia Estonia: TEEN DOWN TOWN 22 (EST TDT 22)

Dates

25/06/2023   -   08/07/2023

Feedback from 90 volunteers

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Language

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 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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Details on the project

Age
14 - 16
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
0 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn

Work

ProgramCamp program includes teamwork on mini- projects, discussions at the round table, social and sport games, performances in the open air, actions for peace and nature protection, meetings with people, visits to museums and sightseeing as well as presentations of the countries that camp participants and volunteers represent, etc. Every day the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity. Teenagers will stay in the camp activities zone from 10:00 to 17:00. There will be one day off in the camp and at least one day of travel outside Tallinn. The day off is spent either under the leadership of a member of the school staff or in the host family. Camp activities will take place in the premises of the language school that is situated in the very centre of the city of Tallinn. To activate teenagers and run the program, there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff. NB Please note that it is possible to apply for one or two weeks long project.

Accomodation and food

There are 2 options which are the subject to availability:1) In the host families of some of the local participants who will join this camp. The apartments of the host families may be located in Tallinn or its suburbs. Participants will stay in a separate or shared room. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners in their host families, lunches i together with other camp participants in the city. Travel cards will be provided, pick up service at arrival is provided upon request.2) In the premises of The Language School In Down-Town located on the 4th and 5th floors of a business building in the city centre. In summer time, a part of the school is reserved for the camp participants accommodation that includes several separate dormitory bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a large shower area and two separate toilet cabins. Apart from bedrooms, the tea-room for rest will be also organized where teenagers might watch films, read and play board games enjoying soft sofas. Bed linen, pillows and blankets will be provided, so you do NOT need to bring a sleeping bag unless you want so. For the reasons of security, one school staff member and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain domestic life, catering and general order on the site. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners at school, lunches i together with other camp participants.Please note: it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation before or after the camp. If you need a place to stay before or after the camp dates, we can help you to book a hostel in Tallinn.

Location and leisure

LocationTallinn is the capital of Estonia, country s largest city with 450 000 inhabitants and nearly as many tourists during summer. You can get a lot of information on Tallinn on www.visittallinn.ee/engLeisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities since camp will take place in the Estonian capital Tallinn where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing, museums, festivals, concerts, etc.

Project hosted by

International language camp is organized for teenagers by The Language School In Down Town and the non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite (ALPS) as part of their annual activities on multicultural issues for youth. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication by means of alternative English language practice which includes meetings, visits, direct contact to young people from abroad. The project gets 14 to 16 years old teens from all over the world, encourages them to develop their global thinking and individual initiative, tolerance and resistance to xenophobia and ethnic hatred. Camps give foreign participants a great chance to meet youngsters both from Estonia and other countries as well as to experience local life. The theme of summer 2023 is Skills for Life . The participants will discover why it is of a great value to be a skillful person either in the professional or emotional sphere, how the life skills are integrated in our everyday habits helping us to build up strong personal relationships and successful professional career, to support peaceful diplomacy and global sustainable development, and how to become one of those happy people. Meetings with local and/or international professionals in the field will take place. Thematic photo and video contests for camp participants will be organized.

Directions to meeting point

ArrivalThe camp participant is expected to arrive to the camp location any Sunday within the camp dates, prior to the camp starting on Monday (see the dates of the camp in the headline).

Requirements

Special requirementsEnglish is the camp language. The age of participants is 14 i 16. To assure a safe environment for all the campers, we expect all our camp participants will provide their parents letter of consent (Parental Authorization) and travel insurance certificate, and will have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease or declared recovered (a certificate is needed in both cases). Other necessary safety procedures and requirements must be fully undertaken and met in accordance with the Estonian national anti-COVID measures for minors that may apply at the moment of your arrival.Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp, there will be no work but mostly informal educational activities and guided language practice. Camp program implementation involves costs for boarding and lodging, domestic transport, materials, excursions, visits, cultural activities and general administration. Since neither EstYES, nor its partner ALPS receives any financial support for this camp from state or municipality, to make the camp happened we have to charge participation fee which is 320 Euro for 1 week long program or 550 Euro for 2 weeks long program. This is a separate fee different from your country sending organization s fee which you pay at home. It has to be paid by participants upon arrival to the camp or by bank transfer prior to the start of the camp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Gender Equality
Spain Spain: Casa Jazmín I (ESDA-3523)

Dates

30/06/2023   -   10/07/2023

Feedback from 181 volunteers

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Environmental
Construction

Already accepted volunteers from

France Italy Turkey Belgium

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 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
3 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

The work will be mostly environmental and constructional. The idea is to help renovate a house that is serving as a volunteering centre in which it will be established environmental-friendly and sustainable agriculture in the gardens in the future.

La Casa Jazmín is recently renovated but there are still some pending tasks to complete. Volunteers will carry out some basic tasks like painting, throwing out extra materials and organising spaces.
Apart from the house renovation tasks, this project will have lots of different other tasks for the volunteers. We are collaborating with the local organisations in the towns around and they always need help from our volunteers. As we are organising the tasks according to the actual needs of the town, the work that you will do during the camp will vary but mainly will be about renovating, painting, organising spaces, decorating and doing environmental cleanings, trash pick up from the hiking paths or beaches etc.

There are 5 Caza Jazmin camps starting from the end of June to end of August and once one task is over, the volunteers will pass to the other one and we can not guarantee in which camp you will be doing what task as it will be depending on the previous group`s speed.

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.
You can either bring your own sheets or a sleeping bag. There are beds and pillows but no sheets or pillow covers.

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.

Directions to meeting point

ARRIVAL: ALICANTE AIRPORT (ALC) from 17:00 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 17:00. The exact meeting point will be the exit gate of the airport. The location will be explained by our camp leaders somedays before the camp.

DEPARTURE: Please organise your departure after 11 am. Our team will take all the volunteers to the ALICANTE Airport at 09:00 am, before it is not possible.

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.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production
France France: BIG WOODEN GAMES (CONCF-6301A)

Dates

30/06/2023   -   15/07/2023

Feedback from 545 volunteers

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Manual Work
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Senegal Italy France Turkey Spain

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 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
12
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lyon (LYS)
Nearest bus/train station
CLERMONT-FERRAND train station

Work

You won't be bored on this workcamp, where we offer you to participate in different construction and manual workshops!
We invite you to participate in two different projects in the Gauthiere district. First, your objective will be to make large wooden world games that you will test during a neighbourhood party on the 11th of July. Then the games will be given to the social centre's animators, to be used with the children and young people of the neighbourhood.
The second workshop will be organised by the organisation Nogozone, which has been organising participatory workcamp for several years with the inhabitants. Their 2023 project aims to create a sheltered space for sharing and conviviality. You will participate in the construction of a large wooden hut with a bread oven. Several tasks will be proposed: the making of the mud bricks for the oven, the assembly and lifting of the structure of the hut as well as small complementary DIY workshops. Working alongside a technical leader, you will learn to use hand and power tools and to do DIY.

Accomodation and food

You will be accompanied by two camp leaders throughout your stay.
You will be accommodated at the two-star campsite “Les Sablons” in Pont-du-Chateau (with a swimming pool and activities), in one-person tent and with a marquee tent for socializing. 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, prioritizing products from the market and local producers. Free WIFI is available at the campsite and you will be able to wash your clothes by hand or in the machine at the campsite (extra fee).

Location and leisure

The urban area of Clermont-Ferrand is Auvergne's lively capital. It is located in an exceptional volcanic area, at the foot of the Puy de Dome volcano which summit can be accessed with a panoramic train. During your stay, you will be able to enjoy the town's summery energy and the countryside which is located right on its doorstep (hiking over the volcanoes, swimming in the lakes, etc.). It will be a rich and diverse experience.

Project hosted by

Since 1993, Concordia has been organizing international workcamps with the city of Clermont-Ferrand, which shows how well this partnership works. The city has elaborated participative projects in cooperation with the local population. Every year, we come back to active neighbourhoods, where inhabitants created familial gardens and non-profit organizations develop their activities.
This workcamp offers you the opportunity to participate in the life of the La Gauthiere district, where several Concordia workcamps have already been hosted to build wooden street furniture. This neighbourhood is undergoing a major urban transformation. You will be welcomed in the Nelson Mandela Space, which is located in a wooded park. This local structure is a place of cultural diffusion and popular education. Its organisation is based on three areas of activity: socio-cultural activities, accommodation for associations and a concert hall. You are expected by the team of animation of the local space that will provide a room for your bag and meals. Local young people will be able to take part in the workcamp alongside and help you discover their area.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is at the train station of CLERMONT-FERRAND at the end of the afternoon on the 30th of June. The exact time of the meeting will be communicated with the Info Sheet, sent one month before the beginning of the workcamp.
From PARIS, you can take the train from PARIS – Bercy train station to CLERMONT-FERRAND. Regular departures are scheduled throughout the day, about every two hours and the rides lasts for about 3 hours and half.
From LYON, you can take the train from LYON - La Part-Dieu train station to CLERMONT-FERRAND. Regular departures are scheduled throughout the day, and it takes about 2 hours and half.
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.
If possible, please consider using low-carbon transportation (train and bus rather than aeroplane) 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/

Additional comments

The accommodation is located outside of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, in a little town in the countryside.
Bring work clothes, walking boots and a backpack. Nights can be chilly, so bring warm clothes and a good sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games.
For more information visit: https://www.clermontauvergnetourisme.com

Requirements

Please note that it is recommended to know how to swim.

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 arise on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships to achieve the Goal Sustainable Cities and Communities
Italy Italy: TORO and COLLE D ANCHISE TEEN (IBOIT16TEEN)

Dates

30/06/2023   -   09/07/2023

Feedback from 37 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Manual Work
Agricultural
2
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

France Spain + more

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 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
14 - 17
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Roma (Rome) (FCO)
Nearest bus/train station
Campobasso

Work

The planned work is based on derived resources, i.e. waste and reused materials such as demolition and scrap stone. Volunteers, guided by community mentors , will select the material and partly realise the walls and micro architecture/design. - Selection of stones and traditional masonry equipment - Meeting with stonemasons and stone artists to try out simple manual work. - Harvesting of agricultural products in orchards with master agronomists .- Experience the LAVENDER FACTORY for the Colle d Anchise Community Festival.SINGLE SHIFT per day 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM alternating, depending on the detailed programme we will share with the group the organisation and harmonise ideas so as not to disappoint expectations), with days when we will do e.g. 7-12AM and then 5-7:30PM.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom facility. There is a kitchen to share breakfast, lunch and dinner. Volunteers will take turns in preparing meals.

Location and leisure

Nature, archaeology and history excursions of cultural sites and/or museums are planned.

Project hosted by

The camp stems from IBO Italy s collaboration with the Association Liberi di essere , which deals with the promotion and development of the territory in the province of Campobasso.The camp includes activities to support local communities, in particular the municipalities of Toro and Colle d Anchise for Living with Care towards a Solidary Molise and Shared Good Practices .- The objective of the activity in the Municipality of Toro is to enhance a rural trail Il Sentiero di_Vino and traditional artefacts such as dry-stone walls and small shelter artefacts (formerly used by shepherds: e.g. cleaning a snowbox or working on a fountain).Agriculture and breeding and/or milk processing activities are also planned. All this is aimed at regenerating the fabric of the local and resident community of all ages. Thus being actors in a local folk/material culture, if only for a limited time. The aim of the camp is also to leave room for relations with locals and share common moments to acquire or experience knowledge from the elders in order to raise awareness of the value of the heritage of community knowledge . - In Colle d Anchise they will work directly in support of the Fondazione Anchise onlus, an association that supports the elderly and has as its mission the construction of a house as a day centre for activities.

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers will be expected at the central train station in Campobasso.

Requirements

What to bring: Torch, sturdy hiking-type shoes, work gloves, sleeping bag or sheets and pillowcase, personal medication, mosquito repellent. If you can play a musical instrument, bring it with you.Documents: Identity Card, European Health Card

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Estonia Estonia: TEEN DOWN TOWN 12A (EST TDT 12A)

Dates

02/07/2023   -   09/07/2023

Feedback from 90 volunteers

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Language

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 320 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 - 16
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
3 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn

Work

ProgramCamp program includes teamwork on mini- projects, discussions at the round table, social and sport games, performances in the open air, actions for peace and nature protection, meetings with people, visits to museums and sightseeing as well as presentations of the countries that camp participants and volunteers represent, etc. Every day the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity. Teenagers will stay in the camp activities zone from 10:00 to 17:00. There will be one day off in the camp and at least one day of travel outside Tallinn. The day off is spent either under the leadership of a member of the school staff or in the host family. Camp activities will take place in the premises of the language school that is situated in the very centre of the city of Tallinn. To activate teenagers and run the program, there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff.

Accomodation and food

There are 2 options which are the subject to availability:1) In the host families of some of the local participants who will join this camp. The apartments of the host families may be located in Tallinn or its suburbs. Participants will stay in a separate or shared room. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners in their host families, lunches i together with other camp participants in the city. Travel cards will be provided, pick up service at arrival is provided upon request.2) In the premises of The Language School In Down-Town located on the 4th and 5th floors of a business building in the city centre. In summer time, a part of the school is reserved for the camp participants accommodation that includes several separate dormitory bedrooms, a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a large shower area and two separate toilet cabins. Apart from bedrooms, the tea-room for rest will be also organized where teenagers might watch films, read and play board games enjoying soft sofas. Bed linen, pillows and blankets will be provided, so you do NOT need to bring a sleeping bag unless you want so. For the reasons of security, one school staff member and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain domestic life, catering and general order on the site. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners at school, lunches i together with other camp participants.Please note: it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation before or after the camp. If you need a place to stay before or after the camp dates, we can help you to book a hostel in Tallinn.

Location and leisure

LocationTallinn is the capital of Estonia, country s largest city with 450 000 inhabitants and nearly as many tourists during summer. You can get a lot of information on Tallinn on www.visittallinn.ee/engTerminalAirport, bus station, harbor in Tallinn. Pick up by families or school staff at the point of arrival is possible upon request.Leisure timeThere are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities since camp will take place in the Estonian capital Tallinn where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing, museums, festivals, concerts, etc.

Project hosted by

International language camp is organized for teenagers by The Language School In Down Town and the non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite (ALPS) as part of their annual activities on multicultural issues for youth. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication by means of alternative English language practice which includes meetings, visits, direct contact to young people from abroad. The project gets 14 to 16 years old teens from all over the world, encourages them to develop their global thinking and individual initiative, tolerance and resistance to xenophobia and ethnic hatred. Camps give foreign participants a great chance to meet youngsters both from Estonia and other countries as well as to experience local life. The theme of summer 2023 is Skills for Life . The participants will discover why it is of a great value to be a skillful person either in the professional or emotional sphere, how the life skills are integrated in our everyday habits helping us to build up strong personal relationships and successful professional career, to support peaceful diplomacy and global sustainable development, and how to become one of those happy people. Meetings with local and/or international professionals in the field will take place. Thematic photo and video contests for camp participants will be organized.

Directions to meeting point

In the language school on arrival day

Requirements

Special requirementsEnglish is the camp language. The age of participants is 14 i 16. To assure a safe environment for all the campers, we expect all our camp participants will provide their parents letter of consent (Parental Authorization) and travel insurance certificate, and will have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease or declared recovered (a certificate is needed in both cases). Other necessary safety procedures and requirements must be undertaken and met in accordance with the Estonian national anti-COVID measures for minors that may apply at the moment of your arrival.Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp, there will be no work but mostly informal educational activities and guided language practice. Camp program implementation involves costs for boarding and lodging, domestic transport, materials, excursions, visits, cultural activities and general administration. Since neither EstYES, nor its partner ALPS receives any financial support for this camp from state or municipality, to make the camp happened we have to charge participation fee which is 320 Euro for 1 week long program or 550 Euro for 2 weeks long program. This is a separate fee different from your country sending organization s fee which you pay at home. It has to be paid by participants upon arrival to the camp or by bank transfer prior to the start of the camp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Gender Equality
Great Britain Great Britain: Rock Farm Conservation Project (CONCUKTEEN01-23)

Dates

03/07/2023   -   09/07/2023

Feedback from 18 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Social
Manual Work

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy France Philippines Spain Belgium Serbia

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
GBP 350 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 - 17
Max number of volunteers
14
Still room for
4 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
London (LGW)
Nearest bus/train station
Meet at Brighton Station for transports.

Work

Volunteers will carry out environmental and sustainable conservation volunteering while learning hands on practice in carbon-negative food production and sustainability. Volunteers tasks would range from tree work to planting and growing. There will be harvesting fruits and vegetables for market and some building work.

Accomodation and food

  • Volunteers will help erect and then sleep in large Canvas style tents.
    - There will be two outdoor showers for volunteers to use.
    - The host will provide a small furnished cabin in the camping area for use as a meeting/resting place.
    - Two other covered buildings for eating and cooking, one with a wood burning stove
    - Two more covered outdoor cooking spaces (just a canopy, no walls) with pizza oven
    - The site would provide food for self catering (dry goods and fresh produce) for two meals per day, plus one hot meal cooked together with farm staff.

    Please be aware this is sustainable style living and project! Make sure to bring warm clothes and warm items to sleep in.

Location and leisure

  • There are two farm shops within short walking distance for any food/snack needs, and two villages within an hour’s walk.
    - Public bus transport is quick and easy to the Worthing beach and other locations (but not so easy to Brighton).
    - Walking trails throughout the area.
    - The project Coordinator will help volunteers make plans for their free time - but volunteers will be expected to contribute ideas and suggestions for activities.

Project hosted by

Rock Farm is a therapeutic growing project open to everyone, restoring both the landscape and people through an innovative market garden model. We grow fruit and vegetables using regenerative, permaculture, and no dig principles, with absolutely zero pesticides or herbicides. We are at the cutting edge of embedding productive crops in a forest garden ecosystem, which sinks large amount of carbon into the soil instead of emitting it and provides the backbone of our sustainability and therapeutic curricula. Retreats, camping, workshops and horticulture courses are also available at Rock Farm, especially for marginalised people.

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers need to be at Brighton station at 4pm UK time the latest.

Requirements

All activities organised during free time are covered by the extra fee paid to Concordia. Volunteers should however bring some cash if they want to buy gifts or personal items during any visits. Leisure time spent with the other volunteers is central to the international volunteer experience. volunteers are expected to participated in groups based leisure activities.

Turkey Turkey: LETS SPEAK ENGLISH-1 (GHD-03)

Dates

03/07/2023   -   11/07/2023

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Tags

Social
Language

Already accepted volunteers from

Hungary France + more

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 260 is to be paid after acceptance.

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

Age
14 - 17
Max number of volunteers
22
Still room for
9 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Izmir (ADB)
Nearest bus/train station
SEFERIHISAR

Work

This camp is a great chance for teenagers to improve English in an international group with fun. Apart from the light daily work, there will be 3 hours outdoor English lessons, afternoon language activities, night games, cultural 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. Besides English practices and activities, volunteers will be responsible for the daily cleaning of the site including the area, kitchen, bathrooms and tents. The work in this camp will be light as practicing English is the main aim of the camp. Volunteers and participants will clean the beach / campsite and do similar activities together.

Accomodation and food

Under tents. Sleeping bag and mat are necessary. Male and female participants will stay in separated tents. If you prefer privacy, you must bring your own tent. Food will be prepared and served by the host with the help of participants

Location and leisure

Seferihisar is Turkey s first slow city (Citta Slow) in the West of Turkey. The campground is located by the sea. It is about 10 km from the city center. You will swim in a crystal clear sea, awarded the blue flag.

Project hosted by

SEKADER is a local NGO aiming to socialize disabled people of the area through water sports. They hired a camping site where they teach swimming, canoeing and diving to disabled people. To raise a fund to cover the costs of the camping site they run a camp to practice English.

Directions to meeting point

Participants should fly to Izmir Airport on the first day of the camp, but must land before 20:00 as the camp leader will meet everyone and transfer them to the campsite at 20:00. Together with the camp leader, you will reach the camp area first by metro and then by public bus. 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.

Requirements

Participant must be able to communicate in English at least at basic level. Parents are requested to fill in Authorization and Confirmation forms after the placement. The forms will be sent with the info sheet.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Reduced Inequalities
France France: BE CREATIVE ! (CONCF-7208)

Dates

05/07/2023   -   25/07/2023

Feedback from 545 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Archeology
3
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

France Spain Italy Czech Republic

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 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
12
Still room for
3 Male + 0 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Paris (CDG)
Nearest bus/train station
AUBIGNE-RACAN train station

Work

Be creative and let your imagination loose to create a giant game and allow the tourists and passengers to discover the local archaeological heritage!
We have been working in partnership since 2013 with the Sarthe Departemental Council (owner of the site) and the commune of Aubigne-Racan for the restoration of the archaeological site.
The archaeological site of Cherre is particularly renowned for its built heritage as it is classified as a Historical Monument. This place is also a natural site classified since 1975, and is lesser known for its environmental value and its biodiversity.
Since last year, the archaeological site benefits from a conservation and preservation plan that can no longer be carried out within the framework of Concordia workcamps. This is why we have been thinking about the implementation of another project to promote the site.
The workcamp of the year 2022 concerned the realization of podcasts to boost the appreciation of the site of Cherre.
This year, we want to continue the project of enhancing the site, by creating a great game! This game could be a giant cluedo, or a treasure hunt!
You will be in charge of creating a great game with the objective of making tourists discover the site of Cherre in a playful and educational way. Between biodiversity and archaeology, it is up to you to find the best scenario to highlight this heritage! Take us on a journey!
This game will be available in French and English.

You will also participate in the implementation of activities and actions to create a link with the inhabitants of the town: holding a stand at the market on Saturday morning, organizing an international meal, proposing service exchanges...

Accomodation and food

All for the adventure! You will sleep in tents, in groups of 2 or 3 (bring your own sleeping bag and comforter), which will allow you to be in direct contact with nature. The sanitary facilities and the kitchen will be in a building made available to the group. You will share the various collective tasks and prepare meals together. A budget will be allocated to the leaders, you will participate in the shopping and in the preparation of the meals, by privileging healthy and local products. You will be able to exchange your recipes if you wish. Handwashing of laundry, no WIFI available but you should be able to use mobile data or the hotspots of French volunteers.

Location and leisure

Aubigne-Racan is located in the south of the Sarthe, 40 km south of Le Mans and 15 km west of Chateau du Loir. Meeting times with the inhabitants will be organized through the implementation of service exchanges. For more information on the archaeological site: https://www.vallee-du-loir.com/offres/site-archeologique-daubigne-racan-aubigne-racan-fr-585177/
On the commune of Aubigne-Racan: http://www.aubigne-racan.com/
You will be able to participate in local festivities in July: parade and fireworks on July 14, "Nuit des Chimeres" in Le Mans, discovery of local heritage, hiking.

Project hosted by

Aubigne-Racan, a charming town near the Loir, proud of its archaeological heritage, covers 3203 hectares and has 2112 inhabitants. The jewel of Aubigne's heritage is undoubtedly the monumental archaeological complex composed of a theater, a temple, baths and markets built in the second half of the 1st century. This archaeological site, property of the Departmental Council of the Sarthe, is one of the most beautiful sites in the Pays de la Loire region. The site is in the heart of the Loir Valley region, rich in built heritage and natural areas (hiking).
We are working on this project with the agriculture and environment office of the Sarthe departmental council in charge of managing the biodiversity of the archaeological site. The site of Aubigne-Racan is a Sensitive Natural Area.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is at the end of the afternoon at the AUBIGNE-RACAN train station on the 5th of July in the end of the afternoon. The exact meeting time will be given with the infosheet which will be sent at the latest 4 weeks before the start of the workcamp.
From PARIS, several direct trains leave from Paris Montparnasse with a connection at LE MANS train station. The journey takes about 1.5 hour.
The exact time of the meeting will be communicated with the roadmap, sent at the latest 4 weeks before the beginning of the work.
Whenever possible, please consider using low-carbon transportation (train and bus rather than airplane) for a sustainable international construction site.
For more information about trains: 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

The work site will take place in a rural environment. Bicycle trips (4 km between the accommodation and the archaeological site) will take place daily, therefore it is important to know how to ride a bike!
Please remember to bring good shoes and clothes that are safe for the work site. Don't forget to bring clothes for the cold and rain and a good warm sleeping bag: the nights can be cold. You can also bring musical instruments, juggling instruments, disguises or other games to show us your talents as well as traditional things from your country/region, photos and so on!

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 then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships to achieve the Goal Quality Education
France France: A WASH HOUSE BY THE SEA (CONCF-3505)

Dates

05/07/2023   -   19/07/2023

Feedback from 545 volunteers

Tags

Renovation

Already accepted volunteers from

Spain Italy France Vietnam

Fee

CZK 2500 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 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
12
Still room for
2 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Brest (BES)
Nearest bus/train station
Brest

Work

Come and enjoy the warm welcome of the inhabitants of a small town at the seaside!
The town council of Plouguerneau welcomes you for its first international workcamp where you will help to restore its built heritage, in the heart of its countryside. An opportunity to experience the local culture and to make unforgettable inter-generational encounters.
Beyond the reconstruction, you will discover the history of the town!
The work will focus on the restoration of a washhouse, using traditional masonry techniques. Throughout the whole camp, you will be accompanied by a technical leader teaching you the masonry techniques.

Accomodation and food

You will sleep in tents (please bring your sleeping mat and a warm sleeping bag) near the sports field. The group activities and meals will take place in a room made available to the group, with access to showers and toilets. Wifi is available at the town hall and washing machines are availableThe group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the camp leaders and you will participate in the shopping and the preparation of meals with products from the market and local producers (if possible).

Location and leisure

Plouguerneau (around 6500 inhabitants) is located in the county of “Finistere” and in the region Brittany, which is a land with strong local history and traditions, regional languages yet always open to the world, thanks to its hundreds of kilometers of sea and Ocean shores. The region is also blessed with gentle weather thanks to the ocean breeze - making the nature very lumptious-, and its various landscapes and sea shores makes it a touristic destination. There are several hiking trails around the town. You will be able to go on a trip to the sea or to do leisure activities in the town of Brest (around 140 000 inhabitants), only 25 km from Plouguerneau. You will also be able to share convivial moments with the inhabitants and the young people of the town.

Project hosted by

Plouguerneau is a small rural town of about 6500 inhabitants located on the Brittany coast, one of the most western points of France. It is a charming village, with a few lighthouses near the sea. This first workcamp allows Plougerneau to restore and enhance its local heritage. The inhabitants are delighted to see people from all countries coming to help reconstruct their history.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is scheduled at BREST train station on the 5th of July at the end of the afternoon. The exact meeting time will be given with the infosheet which will be sent at the latest 4 weeks before the start of the workcamp.

From PARIS, you can take the train from Montparnasse train station, regular departures are scheduled throughout the day. The trip last about 3,5 hours.
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.
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 possible, please consider using low-carbon transportation (train and bus rather than airplane) for a sustainable international workcamp.

Additional comments

You have to bring warm clothes (trousers, sweater, socks, closed shoes, rain clothes) and light ones (skirts or shorts, t-shirts, open shoes) because the 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, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a warm sleeping bag and an insulated camping mat as nights are sometimes fresh and wet.

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.