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Iceland Iceland: SEEDS 031. Summer Solstice & Photography in Reykjavík (SEEDS 031.)

Dates

21/06/2024   -   29/06/2024

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Art
Study
2
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy Turkey Spain

Fee

CZK 18634 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 650 is to be paid after acceptance.

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

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

Work

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

Accomodation and food

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

Location and leisure

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

Project hosted by

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

Directions to meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 21 at the SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp location. Those arriving earlier the same day are welcome from 10:00 am to the office to drop their bags/luggage and wait for the meeting time.

Additional comments

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

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 650 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement. It includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the Golden Circle and Reykjanes excursions. We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and much more.
Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 21 at the SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp location. Those arriving earlier the same day are welcome from 10:00 am to the office to drop their bags/luggage and wait for the meeting time.
Additional excursions (eg. Hot River Hike, the South Shore or Snæfellsnes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp.
Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and/or waterproof clothes.

Estonia Estonia: TEEN DOWN TOWN 11 (EST TDT11)

Dates

24/06/2024   -   30/06/2024

Feedback from 125 volunteers

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Study

Fee

CZK 10443 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
2 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn
Map

Work

ProgramCamp program includes team 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. To activate teenagers and run the program, there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff. Special features of this summer:1) All camp shifts with arrivals on 12.06, 24.06, 21.0 and 04.08 include one trip outside Tallinn.2) Participants are welcome to extend their stay for one or two weeks within the camp dates.

Accomodation and food

AccommodationThere are 2 options possible (which is subject to availability):1) 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, fully equipped 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, minimum one school staff member and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain life, catering and general order on the site. To facilitate a smooth and safe environment at school during the off-hours, the main entrance to the school must be kept closed at all times. The access to the school and accommodation areas will be managed by long-term volunteers or school staff. Please be aware that you must be inside by 22:00 the latest unless supervised outside by a school staff member. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners at school, lunches i together with other camp participants.2) In the host families of some of 10 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. You do NOT need a sleeping bag. 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.NB it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation options before or after the camp arrival and departure days. 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 arranged by the school staff or families at the point of arrival is possible upon parents requests.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 (ALP S) 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 and direct contacts to young people from abroad. The project gets teens of 14 to 16 years old familiar with national traditions of the countries 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. This summer we offer you to participate in our new project called MATRIX . Camp participants will learn about different meanings of this word. Together, we will identify the ways how to improve the matrix of the modern world, how to become a better version of ourselves and how to develop our emotional intelligence. Camp participants will acquire life skills that they will need to create their own codes for personal matrices that will have power to change their life for the better. They are the smart matrices of our personalities, souls, love and success, well-being and happy life. 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. Pick up on arrival is possible upon request.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. IMPORTANT: Unless there are any special anti-COVID measures for minors announced by the Estonian Government on the date of your arrival, no medical or green-pass certificates are required. Before travelling please do check information on the website https://www.kriis.ee/en/covid-crisis-management-qa/crisis-management/levels-risk or https://reopen.europa.eu or https://kriis.ee/en/travelling-crossing-state-border/travelling-estonia/travelling-estonia

Requirements

Special requirementsThe age of international camp participants is 14 i 16. English is the camp language. Please be aware that during the day program of the camp the participants will be asked to leave their cell phones at their accommodation site to ensure safety of the participants and their engagement with the camp activities. We will welcome any ideas to improve the program and your active participation in it.Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp, there will be 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 happen we have to charge a participation fee from 320 to 590 Euro depending on the duration of the camp shift. This is a hosting fee that is different from your country sending organization s fee 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. If you cannot make it, please contact your sending organization for a solution. NB Participants coming from outside Europe are asked to consult with EstYES before paying fee by bank transfer to reduce high banking charges.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Estonia Estonia: TEEN DOWN TOWN 22 (EST TDT22)

Dates

24/06/2024   -   06/07/2024

Feedback from 125 volunteers

Tags

Study

Already accepted volunteers from

Turkey Poland Italy + more

Fee

CZK 16400 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 560 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
5 Male + 0 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn
Map

Work

ProgramCamp program includes team 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. To activate teenagers and run the program, there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff. Special features of this summer:1) All camp shifts with arrivals on 12.06, 24.06, 21.0 and 04.08 include one trip outside Tallinn.2) Participants are welcome to extend their stay for one or two weeks within the camp dates.

Accomodation and food

AccommodationThere are 2 options possible (which is subject to availability):1) 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, fully equipped 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, minimum one school staff member and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain life, catering and general order on the site. To facilitate a smooth and safe environment at school during the off-hours, the main entrance to the school must be kept closed at all times. The access to the school and accommodation areas will be managed by long-term volunteers or school staff. Please be aware that you must be inside by 22:00 the latest unless supervised outside by a school staff member. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners at school, lunches i together with other camp participants.2) In the host families of some of 10 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. You do NOT need a sleeping bag. 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.NB it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation options before or after the camp arrival and departure days. 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 arranged by the school staff or families at the point of arrival is possible upon parents requests.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 (ALP S) 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 and direct contacts to young people from abroad. The project gets teens of 14 to 16 years old familiar with national traditions of the countries 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. This summer we offer you to participate in our new project called MATRIX . Camp participants will learn about different meanings of this word. Together, we will identify the ways how to improve the matrix of the modern world, how to become a better version of ourselves and how to develop our emotional intelligence. Camp participants will acquire life skills that they will need to create their own codes for personal matrices that will have power to change their life for the better. They are the smart matrices of our personalities, souls, love and success, well-being and happy life. 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. Pick up on arrival is possible upon request.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. IMPORTANT: Unless there are any special anti-COVID measures for minors announced by the Estonian Government on the date of your arrival, no medical or green-pass certificates are required. Before travelling please do check information on the website https://www.kriis.ee/en/covid-crisis-management-qa/crisis-management/levels-risk or https://reopen.europa.eu or https://kriis.ee/en/travelling-crossing-state-border/travelling-estonia/travelling-estonia

Requirements

Special requirementsThe age of international camp participants is 14 i 16. English is the camp language. Please be aware that during the day program of the camp the participants will be asked to leave their cell phones at their accommodation site to ensure safety of the participants and their engagement with the camp activities. We will welcome any ideas to improve the program and your active participation in it.Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp, there will be 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 happen we have to charge a participation fee from 320 to 590 Euro depending on the duration of the camp shift. This is a hosting fee that is different from your country sending organization s fee 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. If you cannot make it, please contact your sending organization for a solution. NB Participants coming from outside Europe are asked to consult with EstYES before paying fee by bank transfer to reduce high banking charges.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Germany Germany: Let´s beautify the city! With construction and art. (ijgd 24313)

Dates

26/06/2024   -   17/07/2024

Feedback from 363 volunteers

Tags

Construction
Art
Environmental
1
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

Already accepted volunteers from

Turkey Taiwan Bulgaria Mexico Germany France Spain

Fee

CZK 2500
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
14
Still room for
1 ( full for < 18)
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Stuttgart (STR)
Nearest bus/train station
Train: Nürtingen Bus: Neckarhausen Rathaus We would like to invite you to travel as environmentally friendly as possible. If you have the option to go by train, bus, or carshare that can be a great first step for you to become a climate steward.
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Work

You support the youth department of the city of Nürtingen with several projects in different parts of the city. Creativity and manual skills are required. A few more projects are still being planned, so stay tuned!

Construction of a graffiti wall:
For 10 years, there has been a much-used, 23-meter-long wooden wall on which graffiti can be sprayed legally. This is now weathered. You dismantle the old one and erect a new one.

Refurbishment of a construction trailer:
There is a construction trailer at an elementary school in a suburb. This is used for childcare. You sand down the old paint and apply a new one.

Designing a corridor:
In the building of a social institution, you design a hallway under the guidance of an artist.

Designing a lizard mound:
On the grounds of your accommodation, you create a hill that serves as a habitat for lizards and other animals.

Accomodation and food

The Swabian Alb Association is nice enough to let you use its building on a hill in the Neckarhausen district. From the spacious grounds with an open-air stage, you have a wonderful panoramic view of the Swabian Alb.On the first floor you can use the large, light-flooded dining room. Behind it is a professional kitchen with a catering dishwasher. In the basement is the room where around ten people in your group can sleep on 10 cm thick insulating mats. If you wish, you can also lay out your mats in the garden in tents, in the shed or under the canopy. Please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.We will set up an outdoor shower for you in a shower tent. Of course with hot water.

Location and leisure

Nürtingen has about 41,000 inhabitants and is located on the river Neckar near the Swabian Alb. You will be provided with well-maintained bicycles. Ride through the beautiful landscape, to nearby lakes, along the Neckar or explore the biosphere area at the foot of the Alb. You can reach the outdoor pool in eleven minutes, the city center in eight.

There is a direct train connection to the nearby student city of Tübingen with its numerous half-timbered houses. The train takes half an hour to the state capital Stuttgart. Many possibilities await you there: Museums, galleries, shopping, big zoo, planetarium, theater, clubs, vaudeville, etc.

The city of Nürtingen invites you to various activities. Among them is an excursion with minibuses. You will visit a castle on the Swabian Alb and make a cave crossing.
You will also meet young people from Nürtingen. The members of the youth council are eager to meet you. One evening you are invited to a barbecue in the youth center Roßdorf.

Project hosted by

Social Media Project Partner : https://www.instagram.com/nuertingen.de/?hl=de
https://de-de.facebook.com/Nuertingen.de/

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

Directions to meeting point

Meeting point and time: In the accomodation. We ask for an arrival until 6pm.
From the Stuttgart airport you can take the local train (S-Bahn) S 2, heading in the direction of Filderstadt and get off at Filderstadt. From here you change into the bus X4 or 74 heading in the direction of Nürtingen Bahnhof and get off at Nürtingen Bahnhof. Change here to bus 189 (headed to Altdorf) or 188 (headed to Schlaitdorf) and get off at Neckarhausen Rathaus, Nürtingen. From here you will be able to walk.

Additional comments

Please note: There is a special Teenage Fee of 150€ for international volunteers who applied under 18 in this camp.
You will receive more information after your confirming registration with the specigic infosheet for your project.

Requirements

You need to be able to ride a bicycle.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Life on Land
Spain Spain: Urbact Callosa I (ESDA-0124)

Dates

28/06/2024   -   08/07/2024

Feedback from 225 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Educational

Already accepted volunteers from

Germany Poland Italy Serbia

Fee

CZK 8705 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
10
Still room for
3 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

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

Accomodation and food

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

The food is provided by our camp leaders and the volunteers will be cooking in groups by the guidance of our camp leader.

Location and leisure

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

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

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

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

Project hosted by

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

Directions to meeting point

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

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

Requirements

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

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

Spain Spain: Casa Jazmín I (ESDA-3524)

Dates

29/06/2024   -   13/07/2024

Feedback from 225 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Construction

Already accepted volunteers from

France Taiwan

Fee

CZK 8705 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
14
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

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.
This project is reserved for the Belgian association Boworde, the remaining places will be offered to the rest.

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
Spain Spain: Santa Bábara Bendita I (ESDA-2024)

Dates

30/06/2024   -   13/07/2024

Feedback from 225 volunteers

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Educational
Archeology
Children

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy Finland Spain Greece Czech Republic Germany France

Fee

CZK 8705 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
16 - 17
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

We are looking for young volunteers (between 16 and 17) that are willing to help our trained campleaders in the development of our first summer camp in Finca Santa Bárbara intended for young people (between 10 and 17 years old) in this region so they can learn by playing while learning the local and universal history of human beings, our culture with which we have lived and shared a large part of our history. Volunteers will participate in relaxion workshops, excursions, activities in the rural world and natural sciencies, manual and creative activities.

A space free of screens, warm, for learning and fun among all young people anf focused on nature will be created. The participant will be instructed and will instruct to become familiar with the true protagonists of the camps, nature and coexistence. They will learn to know, respect and value the land and the inhabitants who populate it.

Knowledge of English is mandatory and Spanish or Valencian is valued.

Accomodation and food

The facilities of Finca Santa Bárbara have the optimal requirements for carrying out this project, since they are located in a rural enclave, with toilets, showers, children's games area, a picnic area, camping areas for tents and a swimming pool. Summer sleeping bag is necessary.

The food is provided by our campleaders and the volunteers will be cooking in groups by the guidance of our campleader. Tents will be provided by theorganization yet you can bring your own tent if you wish

Location and leisure

Altea La Vella is a district of Altea, a municipality in the province of Alicante (Spain). It has 583 inhabitants (INE 2012). This place of the Marina Baja is located between the sea and the mouintains and was the origin of the current Altea. Its white houses stand out. It is located 3.5km south north of the urban center of Altea, 3 km south of the Sierra de Bernia, 2 km west of the Mediterranean Sea and 9 km from Callosa de Ensarriá.

Project hosted by

First collaboration of De Amicitia with Pedra Tallada, company dedicated to the disclosure of prehistoric archeology through didactic and practical activities like workshops or excursions that pretends to open a window to the past to show how they lived in prehistory. A collabolation agreement has been drawn up between the Altaia Higher Education Center and De Amicitia where the students of said institute will participate in this summer camp promoted by De Amicitia association within the framework of international volunteering.

Directions to meeting point

Alicante (ALC) Airport, 30/06 in the afternoon (around 17-18 pm). Please take into consideration before booking your plane that If the volunteers arrive in the morning, they' ll have to wait till afternoon.
On the departure day volunteers will be helped to travel to the airport at 10:00 am but we cannot guarantee to help the check in. More details will be given soon.

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.

Germany Germany: Helping to build and maintain climate-stable forests of the future (ijgd 24325)

Dates

30/06/2024   -   13/07/2024

Feedback from 363 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
1
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

Already accepted volunteers from

Turkey Germany Mexico France Spain Colombia Italy Bulgaria

Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
1 ( full for < 18)
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Frankfurt (FRA)
Nearest bus/train station
nearest station: Frankenberg We would like to invite you to travel as environmentally friendly as possible. If you have the option to go by train, bus, or carshare that can be a great first step for you to become a climate steward.
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Work

Your help is needed with various forest and nature conservation tasks: Firstly, you will be informed about the ecological relationships between forests, wildlife and climate change. Climate change has already had a dramatic impact on the forest in recent years. Many trees have died due to drought, bark beetles and storms. To preserve the forests, many hundreds of thousands of young trees are planted every year. You will help to protect and care for these young trees, e.g. by pruning them, but also by helping to create irrigation opportunities and set protective gates. A second focus is on nature conservation work, be it the maintenance of forest meadows, the selection of habitat trees or the maintenance of forest edges.
Important: During the workcamp, the work in the forest may change depending on the weather.

Accomodation and food

Accomodation: community centre in Allendorf
Food: You cook together. Money for the food shopping is provided to you. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please indicate any allergies when registering.

Location and leisure

There are numerous excursion possibilities: The university cities of Marburg and Kassel, as well as the half-timbered towns in the surrounding area are also attractive for day trips. The Edersee region offers various leisure activities such as swimming in the natural outdoor pool, hiking in the primeval forest trail, climbing and archery. The Kellerwald National Park, including a visitor centre, is also in the immediate vicinity.

Project hosted by

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

At the accomodation at the latest at 18 h. More details follow with the specific infosheet after your confirmed registration.

Additional comments

The camp is organised with the kind support of Fingerhaus company.

Requirements

The work is physically demanding. You must bring sturdy shoes and weatherproof work clothes for the activities in the forest! Safety instructions for working in the forest must be observed

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Italy Italy: Spilamberto (MO) TEEN (IBOIT04TEEN)

Dates

30/06/2024   -   07/07/2024

Feedback from 61 volunteers

Tags

Manual Work
Agricultural
2
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Turkey France Italy Spain

Fee

CZK 8705 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
12
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Bologna (BLQ)
Nearest bus/train station
Castelfranco Emilia (MO) train station
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Work

• Actions to prepare for reuse: selection and cleaning of objects, small manual repairs, decorations, transfer and placement of objects, small furniture, household goods, clothing and accessories, recuperated materials
• Actions for the maintenance of green areas: weeding, watering, harvesting of fruit from the arboretum and possible processing, compost feeding, reproduction by planting and cutting aromatic plants for a small biotope

Accomodation and food

At the association's headquarters ('Overseas House').
There are shared rooms with 2 beds with bed bases and mattresses and a big room with bunk beds. Volunteers are asked to collaborate in the preparation of meals, cleaning the kitchen and the rooms used.

Location and leisure

Visits to Modena and Bologna can be organised

Project hosted by

“Overseas” is a non-profit association and NGO established in Spilamberto (Modena, Italy) in 1971 to promote the global development of communities in non-European countries through volunteering and international cooperation, support of local organisations and groups, and solidarity for children and young people in need.
Over the years, the association has taken part in numerous initiatives to promote information and raise awareness on global citizenship issues and has always paid close attention to the issue of the imbalance between an abundance of resources and situations of need, considering the different contexts in which they occur, both internationally and locally.
The work camp takes place at the association's headquarter, which consists of a residential unit and a shed located in a large green area on the outskirts of the village. Participants will stay in the Overseas House and carry out their service in the facilities and spaces originally used as a community-school dedicated to training in agriculture, and now used to promote reuse and recycling.
The participants will stay in the Overseas House and will carry out the service partly in the premises and spaces used for the promotion of reuse recycling and in the surrounding green area.
The participants will have the opportunity to approach experiences that try to promote the culture of sustainability in the dimension of daily life: intercultural living together, moderation of consumption, taking care of the environment and of the community.

The participants will have the opportunity to approach experiences that try to promote the culture of sustainability in the dimension of daily life: intercultural living together, moderation of consumption, taking care of the environment and of the community.
At the start of the camp, possible activities will be presented and a work plan will be defined together with the participants according to their capacities, abilities and desire to learn new things. A collaboration of the participants also near the other locations in the area, in which social farming experiences are carried out in contact with overseas, are also planned.
An integral part of the camp is respect for the environment, values, traditions and ways of living in the Overseas House in which other people reside and the association's activities are carried out. An extra dose of empathy, understanding and adaptability is required of everyone in order to experience multicultural dialogue!

Directions to meeting point

For those coming by train: 15:00 at Castelfranco Emilia (Modena) train station.
For those coming by car: 16:00 at Casa Overseas, Via Castelnuovo Rangone n.1190, Spilamberto (Modena).

Arrive at the Castelfranco Emilia (Modena) train station

Additional comments

Fee for Italian people: 300 euro
Extra fee for Foreign people: 250 euro

Estonia Estonia: TEEN DOWN TOWN 12 (EST TDT12)

Dates

30/06/2024   -   06/07/2024

Feedback from 125 volunteers

Tags

Study

Already accepted volunteers from

Spain Italy Turkey + more

Fee

CZK 10443 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
0 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Tallinn (TLL)
Nearest bus/train station
Tallinn
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Work

ProgramCamp program includes team 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. To activate teenagers and run the program, there will be a group of international volunteers and members of the local school staff. Special features of this summer:1) All camp shifts with arrivals on 12.06, 24.06, 21.0 and 04.08 include one trip outside Tallinn.2) Participants are welcome to extend their stay for one or two weeks within the camp dates.

Accomodation and food

AccommodationThere are 2 options possible (which is subject to availability):1) 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, fully equipped 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, minimum one school staff member and one volunteer will be staying with camp participants overnights to maintain life, catering and general order on the site. To facilitate a smooth and safe environment at school during the off-hours, the main entrance to the school must be kept closed at all times. The access to the school and accommodation areas will be managed by long-term volunteers or school staff. Please be aware that you must be inside by 22:00 the latest unless supervised outside by a school staff member. Participants will have breakfasts and dinners at school, lunches i together with other camp participants.2) In the host families of some of 10 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. You do NOT need a sleeping bag. 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.NB it is not possible to stay at any of the camp accommodation options before or after the camp arrival and departure days. 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 arranged by the school staff or families at the point of arrival is possible upon parents requests.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 (ALP S) 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 and direct contacts to young people from abroad. The project gets teens of 14 to 16 years old familiar with national traditions of the countries 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. This summer we offer you to participate in our new project called MATRIX . Camp participants will learn about different meanings of this word. Together, we will identify the ways how to improve the matrix of the modern world, how to become a better version of ourselves and how to develop our emotional intelligence. Camp participants will acquire life skills that they will need to create their own codes for personal matrices that will have power to change their life for the better. They are the smart matrices of our personalities, souls, love and success, well-being and happy life. 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. Pick up on arrival is possible upon request.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. IMPORTANT: Unless there are any special anti-COVID measures for minors announced by the Estonian Government on the date of your arrival, no medical or green-pass certificates are required. Before travelling please do check information on the website https://www.kriis.ee/en/covid-crisis-management-qa/crisis-management/levels-risk or https://reopen.europa.eu or https://kriis.ee/en/travelling-crossing-state-border/travelling-estonia/travelling-estonia

Requirements

Special requirementsThe age of international camp participants is 14 i 16. English is the camp language. Please be aware that during the day program of the camp the participants will be asked to leave their cell phones at their accommodation site to ensure safety of the participants and their engagement with the camp activities. We will welcome any ideas to improve the program and your active participation in it.Participation feeUnlike the traditional voluntary camp, there will be 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 happen we have to charge a participation fee from 320 to 590 Euro depending on the duration of the camp shift. This is a hosting fee that is different from your country sending organization s fee 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. If you cannot make it, please contact your sending organization for a solution. NB Participants coming from outside Europe are asked to consult with EstYES before paying fee by bank transfer to reduce high banking charges.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Iceland Iceland: SEEDS 035. Midnight Sun & Photography in Reykjavík (SEEDS 035.)

Dates

30/06/2024   -   08/07/2024

Feedback from 186 volunteers

Tags

Art
Study
2
Place(s)
left
full for < 18

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy Turkey Germany Spain France

Fee

CZK 18634 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 650 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
16 - 20
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
2 ( full for < 18)
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Reykjavik (KEF)
Nearest bus/train station
BSI Bus Station

Work

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

Accomodation and food

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

Location and leisure

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

Project hosted by

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

Directions to meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 30 at the SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp location. Those arriving earlier the same day are welcome from 10:00 am to the office to drop their bags/luggage and wait for the meeting time.

Additional comments

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

Requirements

Participation fee EUR 650 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement. It includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the Golden Circle and Reykjanes excursions. We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and much more.
Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of June 30 at the SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp location. Those arriving earlier the same day are welcome from 10:00 am to the office to drop their bags/luggage and wait for the meeting time.
Additional excursions (eg. Hot River Hike, the South Shore or Snæfellsnes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp.
Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and/or waterproof clothes.

France France: Take care of the heritage of a French rural hamlet (ANEC29)

Dates

02/07/2024   -   16/07/2024

Feedback from 316 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Environmental

Already accepted volunteers from

Spain Italy

Fee

CZK 8705 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
10
Still room for
4
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Aurillac (AUR)
Nearest bus/train station
Aurillac train station : Pl. Pierre Semard, 15000 Aurillac
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Work

Your mission on the international volunteer workcamp: to take care of these two local heritage features. Accompanied by a professional in traditional masonry, you and your team will help the oven to get back to its former glory: cleaning the inside of the building, rebuilding pretty stone benches and re-pointing the walls. You'll soon get the hang of it! As for the spring, you'll be needed for a complete clean-up: emptying the bottom of the basin, cleaning the stones in the washhouse, disbursing and covering with pebbles the small square in front of the washhouse to make it pleasant and accessible to all. In addition to this work, you'll reflect together on sustainable development through the use of traditional techniques in the restoration of the oven and the basin, but also in the daily life of the group. You'll have the opportunity to present the progress you've made to the local population and tourists. It's a chance to meet young people your own age from all over the world, and to take part in a meaningful project!

Ta mission sur le chantier international de bénévoles : prendre soin de ces deux éléments du patrimoine local. Accompagné.e par un professionnel de la maçonnerie traditionnelle, il faudra avec ton équipe aider le four à se refaire une beauté : nettoyer l'intérieur du bâtiment, reconstruire de jolis bancs en pierre, refaire les joints des murs. Le coup de main se prend très vite, tu verras ! La source aura quant à elle besoin de toi pour un nettoyage complet : vider le fond du bassin, nettoyer les pierres du lavoir, décaisser et couvrir de galets la placette devant le lavoir pour la rendre agréable et praticable pour tous. 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 auras l’occasion de présenter à la population locale et aux touristes les avancées auxquelles tu auras participé. C'est l'occasion de rencontrer des jeunes de ton âge venus du monde entier et de participer à un projet qui a du sens !

Accomodation and food

You'll be staying in an individual tent on the village campground. The sanitary facilities and kitchen tent are nearby.The river runs right next to the camping area if you want to take a dip after the day's work. Everyone is expected to help out with the daily chores to make life easier for the group: cooking, washing up, tidying up...

Tu seras hébergé en tente individuelle sur le terrain de camping du village. Les sanitaires et la tente pour la cuisine sont tout proches. La rivière coule juste à côté de l'aire de camping si tu veux piquer une tête après la journée de chantier. Chacun devra aider à la réalisation des services quotidiens pour faciliter la vie du groupe : cuisine, vaisselle, rangement...

Location and leisure

Fontanges is a peaceful village offering a wide range of outdoor activities. Always cool in summer, the valley is the ideal place to discover the culture of the Cantal, its landscapes and its gastronomy. Museums on local history are open all summer in the surrounding villages, and the possibilities for hiking and swimming are endless!We're also partners with a nearby cultural association, which often organizes music, theater and other performing arts events during the summer.

Fontanges est un village tranquille qui propose plein d'activités de pleine nature. Toujours fraîche en été, la vallée est l'endroit idéal pour découvrir la culture du Cantal, ses paysages, sa gastronomie. Des musées sur l'histoire locale sont ouverts tout l'été dans les villages environnants et les possibilités de randonnée et de baignade sont infinies ! Nous sommes également partenaires d'une association culturelle toute proche du village qui propose souvent des évènements de musique, de théâtre et autres arts vivants durant l'été.

Project hosted by

The small village of Fontanges lies at the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Park. In this unspoilt valley, hikers come to explore the trails around Puy Mary, Europe's largest volcano, and to take part in the many events that the village offers in summer: local producers' markets, village balls, concerts, traditional dance demonstrations, bread festival.... The hamlet of Chastrade lies on the plateau above the village; along one of its streets, a traditional bread oven tells the story of a long tradition of festivities, evening gatherings and storytelling by the fireside, and good bread baked over a wood fire for locals and passing walkers. A little further on, the hamlet's spring provides water for hikers and refreshment for cattle.

Le petit village de Fontanges se situe au cœur du parc naturel des volcans d'Auvergne. Dans cette vallée en pleine nature, les randonneurs viennent parcourir les chemins autour du Puy Mary, le plus grand volcan d'Europe,e t participer aux nombreuses animations que le village propose en été : marchés de producteurs locaux, bals de village, concerts, démonstrations de danses traditionnelles, fête du pain.... Le hameau de Chastrade se situe sur le plateau au-dessus du village ; le long d'une de ses rues, un four à pain traditionnel raconte l'histoire d'une longue tradition de fêtes, de veillées et de contes le soir au coin du feu, et d'un bon pain cuit au feu de bois pour les habitants et les marcheurs de passage. Un peu plus loin, la source du hameau permet aux randonneurs de se ravitailler en eau et aux troupeaux de se rafraîchir.

Directions to meeting point

Meeting point at Aurillac train station on 02/07/2024 at 4p.m

Requirements

no access for wheelchairs

Italy Italy: Toro (CB) TEEN (IBOIT06TEEN)

Dates

03/07/2024   -   10/07/2024

Feedback from 61 volunteers

Tags

Manual Work
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy Turkey France Spain

Fee

CZK 8705 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
12
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Napoli (Naples) (NAP)
Nearest bus/train station
Campobasso train and bus station

Work

The early morning hours will be dedicated to work, with community teachers who are volunteers too - there will be an interval (the hours between lunch break and afternoon until 16:30 will be passed in autonomy), then resumed until 20:00 at latest. Much will depend on the weather conditions.
The work intervention will take place in the Toro area, with some afternoons at the headquarters of APS LIBERI di ESSERE in Campobasso – where the Solidarity Shop and the permanent art laboratory are active. Therefore wasted resources or secondary materials that can be used as a fundraiser to support the APS itself and the social of inclusion of fragile and/or vulnerable subjects will be valorised.

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 with their camp leaders.

Location and leisure

Nature, archaeology and history excursions of cultural sites and/or museums are planned.
For all the activities that require it, there will be asked an additional cost during the camp.

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'.

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers will be expected at the central train station in Campobasso at 15,00 or directly to Toro Village at 16,00.

On 10/7 volunteeers will be accompanied to the train station of Campobasso with departure from Toro village before 10,00 o’clock.

TRAVEL:
- choose one of the arrival airports in Italy - Rome - Naples - Pescara
- then proceed by train AND/OR bus to Campobasso

Additional comments

Fee for Italian people: 300 euro
Extra fee for Foreign people: 250 euro

Requirements

Maximal flexibility and open mindness.
We will program the free time with particular attention to evetual budget that needs to be integrated. It is very important to be informed of eventual intolerances and allergies that have to do with food to organise more easily the meals.

Italy Italy: CASA IBO - CONA (FE) TEEN (IBOIT05TEEN)

Dates

03/07/2024   -   10/07/2024

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Manual Work
Animals

Already accepted volunteers from

France Italy Kyrgyzstan

Fee

CZK 8705 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
14 - 17
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + -1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Bologna (BLQ)
Nearest bus/train station
FERRARA
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Work

The activities will take place at the riding stables run by the Ali del vento Association in Cona (Ferrara) and will consist of collaboration in cleaning the stables and horses present at the stables, collaboration in horse care and general maintenance of the stables.

Accomodation and food

At Casa IBO in via Boschetto 1 - Ferrara about 8 km away. There are 2 dormitories with bunk beds, shared bathrooms, kitchen for independent meal preparation. Transportation from the accommodation to the riding stables guaranteed.

Location and leisure

Possibility of arranging visits to the cities of Ferrara, Bologna, Venice. An additional fee will be charged during the camp for all activities that involve it.

Project hosted by

This proposal results from the collaboration with the Ali del Vento association, which operates in the field of horseback riding both with lessons inside and with rides. The activity carried out also takes on strong social value in the exercise of Animal Assisted Interventions (IAA) in favor of the disabled and on the vision of an ethical human-horse perspective and ethological approach, not based on the exploitation of the animal but on its respect and well-being as fundamental elements.In fact, all of the school s horses have special histories and left bad experiences behind. The recovered well-being of these horses constitutes a wonderful combination with the happiness of children, disabled and non-disabled, who can enjoy the relationship with these beautiful animals. Among the goals is also the development of affordable horseback riding for everyone (including adults): horseback riding can be a sport within everyone s reach and not a luxury.

Directions to meeting point

At the Ferrara train station at 16:00. Or at the field office at Casa IBO in Via Boschetto, 1 Ferrara at 17:00.To organise your departure trip on the last day of the camp, we recommend to book a train or leave the camp until 12:00.

Additional comments

Fee for Italian people: 300 euro
Extra fee for Foreign people: 250 euro

Requirements

Desire to be around nature and animals.

France France: FROM WALKING TO PUMP-TRACKING (CONCF-6903)

Dates

05/07/2024   -   19/07/2024

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Environmental

Already accepted volunteers from

Turkey France Denmark Italy Spain

Fee

CZK 8705 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
14
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Lyon (LYS)
Nearest bus/train station
 
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Work

Discover the Alps from Valloire this summer! Concordia and the town of Valloire are offering you the chance to participate in an international volunteer workcamp in one of Savoy's most beautiful resorts. Combine business with pleasure by getting involved in a project that highlights the local environment and Savoyard heritage.

You will be working on the creation of a path in an undergrowth area that will give locals and tourists access to Valloire's pump-track: a loop track made up of bumps and banked turns that can be used with a variety of sports equipment, including mountain bikes and BMX bikes.
You don't need any special skills to take part in this project. All you need is a good dose of motivation and a good mood !

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in individual tents at the Valloire campsite. There are toilets and showers on site. The municipality will provide a part of the village hall, which is less than 200 metres from the campsite. We will set up a kitchen and a living area for group time, which is also a shelter in case of bad weather. Together, you will help to organise group life (cleaning, activities, etc.) and take it in turns to prepare meals using locally sourced products. As far as possible, we will promote vegetarian meals using local, seasonal products, while ensuring that the diets of all participants are respected and that local gastronomy is discovered.

Wifi access points are available free of charge in certain areas of the resort, as they are at the campsite. There is also a washing machine.

Location and leisure

Situated in the Savoie department, in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, the commune of Valloire covers 17 hamlets in the heart of the Tarentaise massif and is located near the Italian border. In the centre of the village, the altitude is 1400 metres. But if you like a bit of height, the Col du Galibier rises to 2642 metres! It's the perfect place to discover some exceptional scenery.

Numerous hikes await you, including the one to Lac de Cerces. In the immediate vicinity, there are a number of lakes where you can take a refreshing swim. And if you're keen on heritage, you can discover the unusual Fort du Télégraphe. When it comes to gastronomy, be sure to (re)discover the Savoyard cheeses produced on site!

The resort offers a wide variety of sports and cultural facilities (swimming pool, cinema, media library, etc.) as well as convenience shops.

Project hosted by

Valloire is a tourist resort in both summer and winter. It is a welcoming resort that regularly organises numerous events to help visitors discover the richness of its territory and Savoyard culture. Throughout the year, locals and tourists come together in a friendly atmosphere that combines access to both leisure activities and traditions. It is with the desire to help you discover this resort in a different way that the commune is organising a third international volunteer work camp, following two very successful editions in 2022 and 2023.

If you are aged between 15 and 17 and would like to take part in this work camp, contact Concordia's international work camp officer in Rhône Alpes (chantiers.rhone-alpes@concordia.fr). Two places are reserved for local young people to encourage exchanges and encounters.

Directions to meeting point

Meet in the centre of Valloire in the late afternoon.
There is a regular shuttle bus service (booking recommended) from Saint-Michel-Valloire station 17 km away (access by train from Lyon Part-Dieu, Chambéry-Challes Les Eaux or Modane).
If you prefer to travel by car, Valloire is one of the few resorts to offer two main routes in summer: via the Col du Télégraphe (Maurienne Valley) and the Col du Galibier (Briançonnais).

Nearby airports: Lyon/St Exupéry (190 km) or Chambéry (100 km).

Train reservations can be made approximately 4 months before departure on the SNCF website, link below:
https://www.sncf-connect.com/

Additional comments

Don't forget to take protective clothing that won't get dirty when you're on site.
In the mountains, despite the sunshine, the weather is surprising and can change rapidly. For both leisure activities and working, you will need to pack clothes that are suited to the climate (warm fleece or pull-over, shorts and hiking trousers, windbreaker, down jacket, warm socks, etc.). High-cut, notched shoes are essential. Don't forget sun protection (a hat or cap is essential, sunglasses with a high level of protection because of the intense glare, sun cream with a high protection factor of IP30-50, etc.) and a swimming costume for swimming or activities in whitewater or at the pool (where swimming shorts are not permitted).

For sleeping, remember to take a warm sleeping bag (comfort 10°C) and a pillowcase (you can put things in it and easily make a pillow). You should also bring a backpack (in addition to your luggage), comfortable trainers and a pair of flip-flops. You'll also need to pack these essential accessories: a mobile phone charger, hiking poles (not compulsory, but recommended), a water bottle, a set of bandages and a headlamp or torch. Friendly activities will be organised in collaboration with our entertainers and according to your wishes. If you'd like to share a little of your culture (cooking recipes, traditional stories, unusual objects, music...), don't hesitate to take a little piece of your country or region in your backpack and a small Bluetooth speaker!

On the last day (19/07), the departure time is usually set in the morning.

Requirements

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