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Italy Italy: THEATRE FOR INCLUSION (IG24-HPAESC017)

Dates

07/05/2024   -   22/05/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Palermo (PMO)
Nearest bus/train station
Palermo
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This volunteer activity is organised in cooperation with the Institute for blind people in Palermo and with a drama teacher, whose role will be to facilitate the activities. The volunteers, together with young people suffering total or partial blindness, who attend the institute where the activities will take place, will participate in theatre workshops aimed to prepare the entire group to a final performance, which will take place at the end of the two weeks. The activities will be implemented through the use of non-formal education and will be aimed at understanding and overcoming the obstacles posed by blindness and language barriers, within a multilingual and multicultural environment.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in shared rooms like dormitory style, 4 people per rooms. Grocery is provided by the host and prepared by volunteers.

Location and leisure

Activities will take place in Palermo, main city of Sicily. During free time, volunteers will have the possibility to enjoy the historical city (part of Unesco heritage), go to seaside and live the city with local volunteers.

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The project is implemented with the Regional Centre for blind people

Directions to meeting point

To be agreed

Additional comments

European Solidarity Corps Programme Countries only. Motivation Letter demonstrating interest in art and theatre, disability. This project is in partnership with NGO s from CZ, ES, FR

Requirements

Interest in theatre, for which previous experiences, also as volunteers or as participants in theatre workshops, will be taken into consideration during the selection process; sensitivity towards people with fewer opportunities and disabilities is required. Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

France France: Infiltre les coulisses d'un festival de musique solidaire ! Infiltrate the backstage of a solidarity music festival ! (ANEC01ESC)

Dates

11/05/2024   -   25/05/2024

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CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
11
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Strasbourg (SXB)
Nearest bus/train station
Strasbourg railway station
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Fest'Ylla propose une programmation riche : une scène ouverte, un village solidaire, un village littéraire, une Journée Portes Ouvertes, un Diner-gala. Sur ce projet, tu pourras participer à la préparation, l'organisation logistique, l'animation et la mise en valeur du festival.
Concrètement, tu pourras participer à l'aménagement des villages, accueillir les artistes, accomagner l'installation des exposants, créer et conduire des animations lors du Gala, participer à l'espace restauration du festival, drainer du monde, guider le public, etc.
Par ailleurs, les organisateurs te proposent de réaliser un reporting sur toute la durée de ta mission, sous la forme qu'il te plaira (reportage, témoignages, vidéo, réalisation artistique...), seul.e ou à plusieurs !
Pour chaque mission, vous serez accompagné·e·s par des bénévoles du Festival.


Fest'Ylla offers a rich program: an open stage, a solidarity village, a literary village, an Open Day, a Gala Dinner. On this project, you will be able to participate in the preparation, logistical organization, animation and enhancement of the festival.
Concretely, you can participate in the villages' layout, welcome the artists, accommodate the installation of the exhibitors, create and conduct animations during the Gala, participate in the restaurant area of the festival, drain people, guide the public, etc.
In addition, the organizers offer to report on the duration of your mission, in the form you like (report, testimonials, video, artistic achievement...), alone or with others!
For each mission, you will be accompanied by Festival volunteers.

Accomodation and food

Tu seras hébergé·e en tentes à quelques pas du festival, dans un espace sécurisé. N'oublie pas ton sac de couchage et matelas ! Des toilettes et des douches seront à disposition à proximité, et les repas seront pris avec les bénévoles du festival.
Les bénévoles, qui seront acteurs et actrices de leur séjour, participeront chacun·e·s aux tâches 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 du chantier. 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.


You will be accommodated in tents a few steps from the festival, in a secure space. Do not forget your sleeping bag and mattress! Toilets and showers will be available nearby, and meals will be taken with the festival volunteers.
The volunteers, who will be actors and actresses of their stay, will each participate in the daily tasks (shopping, cooking, storage and cleaning ...), the organization of the rotation will be done with the animation team, which is there to ensure the smooth running. 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, eat, have fun, get around, visit the region in the most respectful way for the environment and for each other.

Location and leisure

Fest'Ylla est situé à quelques arrêts de tram de la superbe cathédrale de Strasbourg. Ce projet est l'occasion pour toi de visiter cette métropole européenne et multiculturelle à l'histoire millénaire et sa région proche. Située à deux pas de la frontière allemande, les possibilités de balades, visites et animations culturelles sont très nombreuses... Les bénévoles du Festival se feront un plaisir de faire découvrir aux volontaires leurs lieux préférés aux alentours !
Bretzels, Flammenküches, Kougelhofs, et bien évidemment la fameuse choucroute... la gastronomie alsacienne est pleine de trésors à découvrir ou redécouvrir.


Fest'Ylla is located a few tramway stops from the stunning Strasbourg Cathedral. This project is an opportunity for you to visit this European and multicultural metropolis with millennial history and its nearby region. Located close to the German border, the possibilities of walks, visits and cultural activities are very numerous... The Festival volunteers will be happy to introduce the volunteers to their favorite places around!
Pretzels, Flammenküches, Kougelhofs, and of course the famous sauerkraut... Alsatian gastronomy is full of treasures to discover or rediscover.

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Tu as toujours voulu participer à la mise en place d'un festival de musique ? La culture, la solidarité et la lutte contre les discriminations sont des sujets qui te tiennent à coeur ? Découvre Fest'Ylla, le Festival Afro de Strasbourg !
Fest’Ylla est une histoire d’amour, de reconnaissance de valorisation de l’autre dans un environnement de vivre ensemble sans distinction de race, de religion et d’appartenance sexuelle. Crée en 2022, le festival a pour but de mettre en lumière le talent d'artistes locaux, de faire connaître la culture Afro au plus grand nombre et encourager le rapprochement entre les peuples.
L'année dernière, Fest'Ylla a rassemblé pas moins de 3 000 personnes... Et si tu venais nous prêter main-forte ?
https://festylla.com/


Have you always wanted to be part of a music festival? Are culture, solidarity and the fight against discrimination important to you? Discover Fest'Ylla, the Afro Festival of Strasbourg!
Fest'Ylla is a story of love, of recognition of everyone's value in an environment of living-together without distinction of race, religion and sexual orientation. Created in 2022, the festival aims to highlight the talent of local artists, to make Afro culture known to the general public and encourage the rapprochement between nations.
Last year, Fest'Ylla gathered no less than 3,000 people... What if you came to lend a hand?
https://festylla.com/

Directions to meeting point

Strasbourg railway station, 5 p.m.

Requirements

The accommodation and works sites are not accessible to wheelchairs.

Germany Germany: German-Swiss sculpture trail Hohentengen (IBG 04)

Dates

19/05/2024   -   01/06/2024

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Age
18 - 40
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
3 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Zurich (ZRH)
Nearest bus/train station
Waldshut
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Work

Over water - over land: this is the name of Europe's first cross-border sculpture trail. You will take care of several sculptures on the German-Swiss sculpture trail and restore them to their original state. Weather and people have left their mark: The stone of the sculptures needs to be brushed to remove moss and lichen, and some sculptures are also sprayed with graffiti. For others, the subsurface needs to be renewed or maintained. The explanatory plates for the objects will also be replaced. In addition, you will completely renew the barbecue area, which is part of the 9km long trail. This area is intended to invite people to combine arts, nature and community.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in the local multipurpose hall in the centre of the village which is otherwise used for sports and events. This offers plenty of space, a small kitchen and enough sanitary facilities for everyone. Camp beds are provided. Please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow (if required).

Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. The food will be bought with the camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking, washing the dishes and cleaning. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Location and leisure

Hohentengen am Hochrhein lies in the south of Germany, in a kind of bubble surrounded on three sides by Switzerland. Only the Rhine separates the village from Switzerland. The village offers unspoilt nature, numerous sports and leisure facilities (beach volleyball, swimming pools, water sports ...).

Mountain ranges on the northern edge of the municipality, the Rhine Valley opens up to the south, the Rhine glistens in the plain and the Alps in Switzerland greet you on the horizon when visibility is good. With its 3,600 inhabitants, Hohentengen offers the entire infrastructure you could wish for: supermarkets, shops, pubs and much more.

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In 2000, 12 internationally renowned artists realised ideas and thoughts on the theme of borders - dividing and uniting - in sculptures. Embedded in the marvellous landscape of the High Rhine, this path is a cultural symbol of friendship and connects the places on both sides of the river and the German-Swiss border. https://skulpturenweg.de/

Now, almost 25 years after its construction, the sculpture trail needs some maintenance. The citizens of Hohentengen would be delighted if this is done with the help of international volunteers completely in the spirit of the path's artistic message.

Directions to meeting point

First you have to travel to Waldshut. Please check www.bahn.com for a connection from anywhere in Germany or Switzerland. In Waldshut, you will find bus #7340 to Hohentengen. There is a bus every two hours on Sundays. The last bus leaves Waldshut on Sundays at 7.30 pm, so please arrange your travel in a way to be on time for this connection at the latest. Get off at the bus stop "Kath. Pfarramt, Hohentengen".

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Good Health and Well-being
Germany Germany: "The Dream Bird" - Discovering the world with children's theatre (ijgd 14009)

Dates

22/06/2024   -   06/07/2024

Feedback from 351 volunteers

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Mexico Ukraine Germany Spain Italy France Turkey

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CZK 2500
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Age
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
1 Male + 5 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Hannover (HAJ)
Nearest bus/train station
Hanover, Nearest train or bus station: Ochtmersleben
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Work

The municipality of Hohe Börde, with 14 different districts, is located in a rural region 15 kilometres from Magdeburg. The work camp is designed to give young people the opportunity to make new international friends, practise their English and enjoy working creatively. Together with 15 young people from the community, you will spend the first week rehearsing the children's play "The Dream Bird", in which a little hedgehog meets a beautiful colourful bird, which he later can't find again and searches for all over the world. This story also introduces younger children to the cultural diversity of the world and the English language in a playful way. Your tasks are acting, making costumes and painting stage sets. The focus is on creativity, fun and socialising with others. In the second week, the play will be performed several times for pre-school children and the public. At the end of the project, a joint international closing party is organised.

Accomodation and food

The accommodation will be in the Kindergarden in Eichenbarlen. In a part of the building with its own entrance, you have a large, well-equipped kitchen and the assembly hall as a common room. Shared dormitory in the sports hall. There are shared showers and toilets separated by gender. You will sleep on air beds. Outdoor area with sports facilities and barbecue area.
A shared hot meal is provided at lunchtime. You prepare breakfast and dinner yourself and will be provided with money for shopping. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please indicate any intolerances when registering.

Location and leisure

Project Location City: Hohe Boerde, Saxony-Anhalt; Magdeburg 20 km, Göttingen 65 km, Hannover 80 km, Potsdam 130 km, Berlin 160 km
You can barbecue on the outdoor area and there is a football pitch. Footballs, volleyballs, badminton, darts and other items for leisure activities are provided. The supermarket is just around the corner and the Eichenbarleben castle park is just a few minutes' walk away. The surrounding area with its many fields, farms and nature is easy to explore on foot or by bike. Outdoor pool in Niederndodeleben, shopping centre with shopping facilities and restaurants in Hermsdorf. Bus and train connections to Magdeburg. A trip to Leipzig, Potsdam or Berlin is worthwhile at the weekend.

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

Meeting point and time: transfer from the railway station in Ochtmersleben to the accommodation at 16:15 and 18:15.

Additional comments

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

Requirements

German and English language skills for childcare. You must be able to ride a bike.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Italy Italy: TENDA PROJECT - SUPPORTING INTERCULTURAL ACTIVITY (IG24-HPAESC-006)

Dates

28/06/2024   -   13/07/2024

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Turkey Czech Republic Serbia + more

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
11
Still room for
1 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
Torino (Turin) (TRN)
Nearest bus/train station
Turin Railway Station
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Work

Together with local volunteers and staff members, volunteers will implement different intercultural activities such as music workshops, especially using percussion instruments, and workshops in which films about migratory routes will be commented on. There could also be opportunities for sports activities with local volunteers for the centre s users, as well as maintenance and beautification activities for the children s indoor and outdoor areas. The aim is to reduce the marginalisation of migrants through the promotion of intercultural exchange where everyone is the protagonist. Activities may change according to needs and periods.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be in an apartment located in the city center, near to the headquarter of the NGO, in three-bed or four-bed rooms to share. The apartment is located near to the place of the activities. Volunteers will have the possibility of preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner, using the kitchen inside the apartment. The Organization will provide food and everything necessary.

Location and leisure

Torino is an important center of European and Italian culture, with monuments, royal palaces, churches and numerous art galleries. It is a city of squares, both large and small and intimate. Volunteers can enjoy walk around and discover some amazing places.

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Progetto Tenda is a social NGO, born in 1999 to provide assistance to people with different social and economical difficulties and backgrounds, and who live in the metropolitan city of Torino, in the North of Italy. It is based on the idea of supporting the integration of asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection on the territory preventing marginalisation and conflict.

Directions to meeting point

To be fixed

Additional comments

European Solidarity Corps Programme Countries only. Motivation Letter demonstrating interest in solidarity, migration, sport, interculturalism. This project is in partership with NGO s from CZ, ES, FR

Requirements

European Solidarity Corps Programme Countries only. Motivation Letter demonstrating interest in solidarity, migration, sport, interculturalism. This project is in partership with NGO s from CZ, ES, FR.European Youth Portal Registration needed - https://youth.europa.eu/solidarity/young-people/about_en

Finland Finland: FOXHILL (ALLI04)

Dates

30/06/2024   -   10/07/2024

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Fee

CZK 5023 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 100 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
20 - 35
Max number of volunteers
5
Still room for
2 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Helsinki (HEL)
Nearest bus/train station
Kouvola
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Work

Volunteers will assist in different tasks according to their skills and interests. They will organize international summer activities for elementary school children such as taking care of animals, exploring the forest, and doing arts and crafts. Another activity involves running a summer cafe, along with maintaining a vegetable garden and reed model environment. The camp also intends to host international evenings for local residents, allowing volunteers to share about their culture. Volunteers may also join activities with elderly people and help them with household chores.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be shared accommodation in basic conditions in a small wooden building. The volunteers will prepare their meals together.

Location and leisure

Kuusankoski is a small town next to Kouvola about 130 km north-east from Helsinki. The camp is in a forest on top of the hill in the middle of Kuusankoski town. During free time, volunteers can take part in selfguided bike tours and organized excursions. The hosting association runs in sumemr time a cafe and a small petting zoo for children so there are many visitors in the area.

Project hosted by

Foxhill Association maintains old industrial heritage of Kuusankoski and works to increase community spirit and wellbeing of people by common action. It is a voluntary association preserving the are of wooden buildings where factory workers used to live. The aim is to keep the cultural and natural heritage alive.

Directions to meeting point

Kuusankoski

Additional comments

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Extra fee 100 euros.

Requirements

The volunteers need travel insurance for the duration of their stay. Extra fee 100 euros.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Good Health and Well-being
Spain Spain: HUESCA IS LEGEND (SVI-AR05)

Dates

01/07/2024   -   15/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
3 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Zaragoza (ZAZ)
Nearest bus/train station
By train, AVE high-speed train connects Madrid with Huesca in just two and a half hours. To reach other cities is necessary to change in Zaragoza either through the AVE high speed train or conventional train or bus service. You can check www.renfe.com Trains: Renfe: +34 902 240 202 www.renfe.com Buses: Alosa: +34 974 210 700 http://alosa.avanzabus.com/es/ Bus and train Station Huesca +34 974 23 99 45 Central Bus Station Zaragoza +34 976 700 599
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Work

This camp is divided into two parts:

Part 1, Study and knowledge of the legends and tales of the city of Huesca during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We will make this work by visiting archives, museums, historical buildings in which the events took place.

Part 2, Creation, design and implementation of dramatized street theatre plays.
Volunteers will write scripts, design props, choose costumes... Everyone will have a role in the play. The play will be held in Spanish, but don’t worry if you don’t know a word, it is no necessary. We will rehearse the show to be presented to the audience. Partici-pants will be accompanied by History and Drama experts during the whole process.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be held in shared rooms with beds at the Students Residence “Santo Domingo” in Huesca which is in the central district. The residence has common areas and dining room with TV. The residence also offers free WiFi access. Participants may help in the general cleaning of common areas.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be normally served at the residence.
The meals are home made by the residence cook. If you have any allergy or food intolerance, please let us know to warn the cook in advance. Some days if we are in a journey or if we have a very tight schedule, we can have a “package lunch” with sand-wich and some fruit.

It is possible to request a vegetarian diet in advance

Location and leisure

Huesca is a small city of 50,000 inhabitants. It is located in the north of Spain, at the foot of the first foothills of the Pyrenees mountain range.

A city with more than 2,000 years of history. Iberians, Romans, Muslims, Jews have walked its streets.

Its pedestrian center, its medieval monuments, its university spirit, its effervescent cul-tural life and the safety of its streets make it a perfect place to carry out activities with young people.

Huesca is also the nerve center of a privileged province: in less than an hour we can find landscapes as different as the desert areas of Los Monegros or the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees.

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Since 2015 we have verified in "Huesca is Legend" that the combination of volun-teering, performing arts and intangible heritage is an unbeatable starting point for wor-king with young people on concepts such as solidarity, cooperation and integration.

After the years that have passed since then, we continue to be unique, an activity diffe-rent from those generally carried out in the Aragonese territory. Its main characteristics make it an exceptional field, since it tries to recover intangible heritage and disseminate it to enhance its value. And all this through the performing arts. Without a doubt a diffe-rent project.

ITHEC has been working on youth, free time and performing arts issues for more than twenty years. In all this time we have held workshops for young people, theater and dance festivals. But among all these activities that we have carried out with young peo-ple, the camps that took place between 1995 and 2011 in Albarracín (Teatro en Alba-rracín, IAJ) and the Youth Initiative “La Campana de Huesca” financed by the Youth in Action program in the years stand out. 2012 and 2013.

These activities have shown us that the performing arts can be part of young people's leisure, but also their training, in addition to promoting their personal development and even their employability.

Directions to meeting point

Students Residence “Santo Domingo”
Coso Bajo, 87 – 22001 Huesca (España)

Requirements

It will be enough to bring comfortable clothing to carry out regular activities (tracksuits, shorts, tights, t-shirts can work), a swimsuit, and sneakers for walking. Health card and Identity Document.
For the residence you must bring sheets or a sleeping bag and a towel, the blankets are provided by the accommodation.

Spain Spain: CELTIBERIA CAMP (SVI-AR02)

Dates

01/07/2024   -   15/07/2024

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Age
18 - 29
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Zaragoza (ZAZ)
Nearest bus/train station
One of the advantages of the municipality is its good location and accessibility. We are going to List the different transportation alternatives to get to the municipality. Taking as its starting point the Intermodal bus and train station of Saragossa. - Bus: o JIMENEZ: the ZARAGOZA- - MOLINA DE ARAGÓN line. stop in Daroca. Consult website: https://www.autobusesjimenez.com/comprarbilletes/ - Train: o RENFE: we can meet the volunteers at the train station in Villarreal de Huerva. Consult website: http://www.renfe.com/ - Plane: o Zaragoza International Airport http://www.aena.es/es/aeropuerto-zaragoza/zaragoza.html
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Work

The volunteer field would be divided into three types of activity: Cultural awareness and dissemination, recreational activities and a recovery workshop.
• Cultural awareness and dissemination:
o Participation in the Celtiberian days.
o Get to know companies in the area linked to the territory (mead factory)
o Participate in events in the territory.
o Focus Group with young people from the territory to learn about their reality

• Leisure-recreational activities
o Excursion to Anento and learn about your experience with a previous volunteer camp.
o Visit to Daroca, dinner and walk at night to cross the Mina, a tunnel that crosses a mountain and that from the 19th century onwards. XV served as a drain for the city of Daro-ca, avoiding many floods. The City Council has illuminated it, turning it into a very attractive night route
o Afternoon of traditional games
o At night, after the evening, we will create a space in the garden of the Hostel where you will stay, which we call “Chill Out”. An environment conducive to relaxing after an intense day, getting to know each other, talking, exchanging impressions and experiences as an evaluation of the work done.

• Work on the recovery of natural paths.
o Clear weeds from the path.
o Recovery with cleaning of the spring.
o Pave the area with beaten sand
o Learning skills through unions

Accomodation and food

It will take place in the hostel itself and also in the social bar of Villarroya del Campo, which is managed by the City Council. Meals will be adapted to the cultural menu of the par-ticipants.
ACCOMMODATION: Albergue Municipal de Daroca Cortes de Aragón 13 Tel. 976 800 129
Daroca youth hostel is located on the outskirts of the town of Daroca (Zaragoza), of Muslim foundation and declared a Historical-Artistic Site, located in the Iberian System.
It offers 100 accommodation places in rooms with 1 to 18 beds with heating, showers and toilets with hot water, dining room, kitchen and multipurpose room.

Location and leisure

The municipal sports facilities include a basketball court, swimming pool, table tennis, climbing wall, equipped climbing area, zip line, Tibetan bridge, rafting, canoeing, paragliding, canyoning, via ferrata, nautical activities and paintball.

In the city there are two marked routes:
Monumental Route, which can be done with a guided tour or on your own
Route of the Castle and the Walls to do it on your own following the signs
The walled enclosure, fortifications and gates of Daroca are part of the Historical-Artistic Complex of the city, the result of the coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures.

In the surroundings you can do outdoor activities and visit the Gallocanta Lagoon, the Sierra de Santa Cruz and the plains of Campo de Romanos.
(It is possible that for the comfort of the participants the sleeping place in Villarroya will be changed, in that case it would be in the multipurpose pavilion)

Project hosted by

The Botear is a cultural association that is responsible for socio-culturally energizing the municipality of VIllarroya del Campo. This association is supported by the Municipality of Vil-larroya del Campo

Directions to meeting point

• Villarreal de Huerva train station: Plaza de la Estación s/n
http://www.adif.es/es_ES/infraestructuras/estaciones/70600/informacion_00009
3.shtml
Train Gate of Villarreal de Huerva: Plaza de la Estación s/n
http://www.adif.es/es_ES/infraestructuras/estaciones/70600/informacion_000093.shtml
• TRAVEL BY BUS: Public Bulding- Comarca Campo de Daroca, calle mayor 60 62

Additional comments

Mobile phones can be used. In Villarroya there are Wi-Fi connection problems.

Requirements

  • Passaport or Nacional Identity Card
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable shoes for work and excursions
  • Shower and pool towel
  • Flip flops
  • If you have or play an instrument, go ahead and bring it for our Chill Out nights!
France France: World Cultures Festival (ANEC09)

Dates

08/07/2024   -   22/07/2024

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lyon (LYS)
Nearest bus/train station
Gannat (zip code 03800) train station
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Work

You will be fully integrated in the team of local volunteers. Before the festival, you will participate to create the decorations and set up the place. During the festival, you will join the teams in charge of welcoming the audience and hosting the artists. You will also oversee catering and refreshment stalls, cleaning, ... You will discover all the background of a festival and actively participate to its success ! Important: during the festival, work is very intense, days are long, and nights are short... but you will have a warm welcome, the atmosphere is very friendly.

Tu seras intégré·e dans les équipes de bénévoles locaux·ales. Avant le festival, tu prendras part à la création des décorations et à l'installation du festival. Pendant le festival, tu rejoindras les équipes en charge de l'accueil du public, de l'hébergement des artistes, de la restauration, du nettoyage. Bref, tu verras tout l'envers du décors d'un festival et participeras activement à son succès ! Important : durant le festival, le travail est intense, les journées sont longues et les nuits courtes... mais l'atmosphère est vraiment chaleureuse et propice à plein de belles rencontres !

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is under tents (1 person per tent) on the town's open air sport stadium. Volunteers will manage the tasks of daily life in teams (shopping, cooking, cleaning). A bigger tent will be set up and host the "living room". Showers and toilets are in a building just nearby the tents on the stadium, which is close to the festival location ( about ten minutes walking). During the festival, you will eat with the organisers and the artists of the festival.

L'hébergement se fait en tente (1 personne par tente) sur le stade de la municipalité, à une dizaine de minutes à pied du lieu du festival. Les bénévoles prendront en charge les tâches quotidiennes (courses, cuisine, nettoyage). Une plus grande tente sera installée, faisant office d'espace commun. Les douches et les toilettes sont dans un bâtiment très proche des tentes. Pendant le festival, tu mangeras avec les organisateur·ice·s et les artistes du festival.

Location and leisure

Gannat is a small town 45km North from Clermont-Ferrand. The region is rich with historical villages, and beautiful natural areas to visit! Your campleaders will prepare games and activities but you will be invited to propose and create your own activities! Be creative! The heart of the project remains the organisation of the festival and a lot of activities will be linked to the meeting of local volunteers.

Gannat est une petite ville à 45 km au nord de Clermont-Ferrand. La région est riche de son patrimoine historique, et de ses magnifiques espaces naturels. Les animateur·ice·s prépareront des jeux et activités, mais tu seras invité·e à créer et proposer tes propres animations ! Fais appel à ta créativité ! L'organisation du festival reste le coeur du projet, et beaucoup d'activités seront liées à la rencontre des bénévoles locaux·ales.

Project hosted by

Dive into world cultures! The festival Cultures du Monde is a unique place to meet more than 100 folk dancers and singers, with different cultures and nationalities and get involved in the organisation of a great festival in close cooperation with the local volunteers. We have successfully been cooperating with the association for several years now! This year the festival will last 6 days, full of dance workshops, shows and balls. The artists are gathering from all over the world to share their diversity of culture and folklore ! For more info: http://www.lesculturesdumonde.org/

Immerge-toi dans les cultures du monde ! Le festival Cultures du Monde est un endroit unique pour rencontrer des centaines de danseur·euse·s et chanteur·euse·s folkloriques de cultures variées, et s'engager dans l'organisation d'un grand festival en coopération avec des bénévoles du monde entier. Nous coopérons avec l'organisation en charge du festival depuis plusieurs années, et chaque année c'est une réussite ! Cette année le festival dure 6 jours, durant lesquels s'enchaînent ateliers de danse, concerts, bals, soirées cabarets... Les artistes viennent de différents continents, de nationalités et de cultures variés ! Plus d'infos sur : http://www.lesculturesdumonde.org/

Directions to meeting point

Gannat train station - 5 pm on 8-7-2024

Additional comments

Pay attention that you will use bikes for moving between the camping site and the place of the festival. During the 6 days of the festival, days will be long and intense. Evenings can end quite late at night in company of the festival's artists and fellow volunteers ! You will need to be reactive and autonomous to achieve your mission... always in a good mood! There is a Wi-Fi access at the local library. Please note that the telephone network is quite low.

Ce chantier est francophone ! Fais-nous parvenir une lettre de motivation en français qui explique pourquoi tu t'intéresses particulièrement à ce projet. Attention : les déplacements entre le camping et le festival se feront en vélo ou à pieds ! Pendant les 6 jours du festival, les journées seront longues et intenses. Les soirées se finissent souvent tard en compagnie des artistes et bénévoles sur place ! Il faudra que tu sois réactif·ve et autonome pour assurer cette mission. Un accès wifi est possible à la médiathèque de la ville.

France France: CATHAR COUNTRY MEDIEVAL HERITAGE I (CONCF-3103)

Dates

10/07/2024   -   31/07/2024

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Toulouse (TLS)
Nearest bus/train station
Albi Train Station
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Work

Come to discover the rural South of France throughout the ages at Cadalen! It will take you back a thousand years to the Middle Ages, times of templars, cathars, knights and legends. Located in the center of Tarn County, the Heart of Occitanie, you will be at the crossroads of several natural and cultural regions, all with their own history and legends.

Cadalen’s medieval church – a historical monument - is nowadays in ruins. You will be the fourth generation of volunteers to start its renovation.
You will learn traditional masonry techniques. Accompanied by a technical facilitator you will rebuild a wall that used to be part of the town’s church. Attention: part of the work will be carried out at height on scaffoldings.

In the rural Tarn you will discover the deep Douce France.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in an individual tent, with access to toilets, shower and kitchen. 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 grocery shopping and in the preparation of meals, prioritizing products from the market and local producers.

Please bring your sleeping bag and mat. You will wash your clothes and other items manually. Wifi is not available, French volunteers can share their internet connections via a hotspot.

Location and leisure

You will be located at the center of Tarn County, in the Southwest of France, with remarkable natural and man-made heritage. The Tarn is a very rural area, made of sunbathed hills and valleys covered by small fields and forests. The beauty and diversity of this countryside presents a great historical, architectural and environmental interest. Outdoors activities such as hiking, archeology visits are possible.

Not far from Cadalen is the UNESCO Heritage city of Albi, where life goes on pretty much as it has since centuries ago, with one of the world’s most impressive cathedrals.

You will be able to visit several castles and medieval landmarks, such as nearby Cordes Sur Ciel town, where international volunteers have also worked.

Project hosted by

The municipality is committed to restoring its local heritage through international workcamps. You will be the fourth generation of international volunteers to come to Cadalen. The dwellers of the Tarn are attached to its history and culture. After your involvement on this camp and for many years to camp, several workcamps will be taking place in Cadalen. The local people will be happy to share the local tales and legends of the land throughout the centuries.

Come back again in a few years to see how much your work has impacted the local community!

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is ALBI Train Station on the 10th of July at 6 PM. There are regular trains to ALBI from TOULOUSE Matabiau station.

From PARIS, you can take the train from Montparnasse train station to TOULOUSE Matabiau train station, regular departures are scheduled throughout the day (about every hour). The trip last for about 4.5 hours, once in TOULOUSE Matabiau train station.Trains are open to booking about 4 months before the departure dates, available on the following website: https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/

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

If possible, please consider using low-carbon transportation (train and bus rather than aeroplane) for a sustainable international workcamp.

Additional comments

Consider taking clothes and footwear for work and hiking (including rain clothes). Bring a warm sleeping bag and a good mattress (you will be sleeping in tents), the nights are sometimes cool and humid but if you want, you can bring your own tent. And remember to take a bathing suit in case of a possible swim. Don’t hesitate to bring home specialties, photos, games, musical instruments, etc.

Work will be on scaffoldings, which can be difficult for someone who suffers from vertigo.

The departure date is set on the last day (31/07) usually 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 arise on the project, volunteers will have to pay for them, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

France France: THE VILLIERS FOUNTAIN WASHHOUSE (SJ27)

Dates

10/07/2024   -   30/07/2024

Feedback from 392 volunteers

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1
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Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bordeaux (BOD)
Nearest bus/train station
Niort train station (79000)
Map

Work

You will have several tasks on this site. You will help to organise local events, in particular by helping to organise the "Tous S'En Mêlent" festivities on July 14th. Finally, with the help of a technical supervisor, you will renovate the dry stone walls lining the Villiers meadow. You'll be offering workshops to raise awareness of interculturality among the general public, showcasing your theatrical skills and commitment. You will work an average of 5 to 6 hours a day in the morning.

Accomodation and food

You will sleep in 2-person tents at the Melle municipal campsite. Mattresses will be provided. You must bring your own sleeping-bag and pillow. A tivoli (large arbour) will be at your disposal with all amenities (fridge, gas cooker, cooking utensils, etc.). You will have a vehicle at your disposal for any mobility in the region. Food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner (you will have a food budget which the leaders will manage and communicate with you throughout the workcamp). Meals will be prepared, in turn, by you, especially for lunch and dinner, while respecting environmental values and local resources, as well as everyone's culture (hot and cold dishes as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes will be prepared).

Location and leisure

Melle (79500), 60 km from the sea, between Poitiers and La Rochelle.

Leisure activites: At the crossroads of some pretty little villages in the Deux-Sèvres, you can take full advantage of the local heritage. Visits to the region will be organised collectively according to your wishes, for example the silver mines of the kings of France, the cinema, the municipal swimming pool, etc. You can also discover local towns such as Niort and Celles-sur-Belle. Leisure time and local activities will encourage you to meet the locals!

Project hosted by

For many years, the commune of Melle has been working hard to protect the environment. It is therefore committed to safeguarding and promoting biodiversity. This year, the commune has acquired a meadow bordering the Villiers fountain-lavatory and wishes to renovate the walls enclosing it. In this way, interculturality will be experienced closer to home, with awareness-raising events aimed at engaging the community in intercultural values and international solidarity.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is at Niort train-station on Wednesday 10th July 10, between 4 and 6 p.m. The organisers will provide a shuttle service between the station and the accommodation. All the information you need to get there will be in the project roadmap.

Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality Sustainable Cities and Communities
Spain Spain: DO AUDIOVISUAL GALEGO (SVI-GA-22-24)

Dates

12/07/2024   -   23/07/2024

Feedback from 12 volunteers

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Mexico

Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
5
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Santiago de Compostela (SCQ)
Nearest bus/train station
Ourense
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Work

In this edition the proposal revolves around the elaboration of different non-fiction pieces that reflect the patrimonial, cultural, artistic and literary wealth of the Celanova Council, involving the Celanova people in this project, through the realization of different interviews and collection of testimonies. The different pieces must meet a series of technical requirements (shots, sequences, angles...) as well as geographical ones (filming locations).

Together with the audiovisual team, the participants will go through the three stages of audiovisual creation: pre-production, production and subsequent assembly. At the same time, they must take advantage of the technical means (cameras, sound equipment, tripods, computers, drones...) to film small individual pieces that they will present at the final short film festival, thus ensuring active and participatory learning, in which All the participants approach audiovisual knowledge in a practical and playful way.

WORKS FROM OTHER EDICITONS:
2023: Romasanta: https://vimeo.com/avadatv
2023: El último aullido: https://vimeo.com/avadatv
2022: El Padrino: https://vimeo.com/732794835
2022: Voces de Celanova: https://vimeo.com/732820042
2022: Searching for a honey queen: https://vimeo.com/733273927
2021: https://vimeo.com/633936735
2021: Viaxe o Norte: https://vimeo.com/633883246

Accomodation and food

Participants will stay at the youth hostel in Celanova, where they will also have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Address: Estrada Celanova-Vilanova, 26, 32800 Celanova (Ourense)

Location and leisure

This work camp is located in Celanova (Ourense), 25 kilometers from the capital, very close to the border between Ourense and Portugal. It is a mid-mountain place, with gentle valleys and green hills, bathed by the Arnoia River, which is a tributary of the main river in Galicia, the Miño River.

The municipality of Celanova has an important historical heritage that has the singularity of being a reflection of time and a magnificent example of the historical evolution of Galicia.

From the archaeological site of Castromao, a reference point for Castro culture and Romanization, to the Casa de los Poetas, which serves as a foundation for the memory of two of the main writers in contemporary Galician literature, such as Curros Enríquez and Celso Emilio Ferreiro, both born in Celanova. Its architectural heritage is completed with the medieval village of Vilanova dos Infantes, the Mozarabic chapel of San Miguel and the imposing monastery that houses it, the monastery of San Rosendo, one of the most outstanding monastic buildings in Galicia. Likewise, it is noteworthy that the Parque Natural do Xurés is located very close to Celanova, as well as the Portuguese National Park of Peneda-Gerês, two spaces of great natural value and great geographical beauty.

Leisure activities:
- Discovery of the evocative spaces around Celanova, which inspired writers to compose poems or create literary stories, such as Penalta, Einibó, Vilanova dos Infantes, etc.
- Knowledge of the architectural and monumental heritage of Celanova and its surroundings.
- A route will be made through the Serra do Xurés-Gerés (Biosphere Reserve). We will visit Aquis Querquennis, a Roman archaeological complex formed by a Roman camp and a mansion-road, located in the municipality of Bande.
- Traditional music workshops, percussion, ...
- Organ concert at the Celanova Monastery.
- Scaperoom, baths, ...

Project hosted by

The General Directorate of Youth, Participation and Volunteering (www.xuventude.xunta.es) is a department of the Xunta de Galicia (www.xunta.gal) whose priority is to meet the needs and concerns of the young population living in Galicia, firmly believing that youth has much to contribute to society as a whole.

We work to improve the quality of life of young people in our autonomous community, developing actions and programs that benefit them, increase their well-being and allow them to improve their skill.

Directions to meeting point

The first day from 4:00 p.m. at the Celanova youth hostel (accommodation place).

Lavacolla Airport in Santiago de Compostela (130 km from Celanova). To make the connection with the bus or train station in Santiago: www.tussa.org. From the bus station in Santiago, you can take a bus from the Monbus company (www.monbus.es) or the Alsa company (www.alsa.com) to travel to Ourense. You also have the possibility of traveling by train from Santiago to Ourense (www.renfe.es).

Peinador Airport, in Vigo, (90 km from Celanova). To connect to the Vigo bus or train station: www.vitrasa.es. From the Vigo bus station, you can take a bus from the Monbus company (www.monbus.es) or the Alsa company (www.alsa.com) to travel to Ourense. You also have the possibility of traveling by train to Ourense (www.renfe.es).

From Ourense to Celanova, you must take a bus from the company www.anpian.com.

Additional comments

The incorporation to the work camp is in the afternoon of the first day and the departure the last day after breakfast.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT:
• Mountain shoes or boots.
• Warm clothing, raincoat.
• Work clothes, sports clothes, sports shoes.
• Flashlight and canteen.
• Solar protection.

So that you can extend and enjoy your stay in our country, we offer you several itineraries to do more than one work camp if you wish. This work camp can be linked to the camps:

SVI-GA-04-24 "Arboretum"
SVI-GA-30-24 "Illas Cies I"
SVI-GA-27-24 "Gándaras de Budiño"
SVI-GA-28-24 "Aldea Alfacuca"

(See more combinations in the pictures section)

Germany Germany: Moments of hope – Theaterworkshop (ijgd 14001)

Dates

13/07/2024   -   28/07/2024

Feedback from 351 volunteers

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Study

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Turkey Mexico France Italy Spain

Fee

CZK 12465 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 2500 to be paid now.
EUR 395 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
16 - 26
Max number of volunteers
11
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Hannover (HAJ)
Nearest bus/train station
Hamburg or Hannover, Train Station: Kreiensen 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.
Wi-Fi
Yes
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Work

In times of more and more wars, climate change and other disasters, many people find it increasingly difficult to be hopeful and confident. Hope is one of the strongest factors for our well-being. It is based on the belief that the future will be better than the present. And on the fact that we ourselves, together with other people, friends or in social networks, can do something to shape our future. Hope can help to make the world a better place.
Under the guidance of an experienced theatre teacher, you will develop scenes around the theme of "hope" using role play, character work, interaction and improvisation. What gives you hope? What has helped you or others to find a way and change situations? How do you stay hopeful? Does hope need big visions or do you find hope in small everyday moments? Let's find out together. Over the course of the two weeks, your own creative ideas will be turned into a theatre play, which you will perform in front of an audience as the grand finale of the work camp.

Accomodation and food

Sleeping rooms, kitchen and a common room in the cultural centre. You can use the big garden. There is a big theatre hall with a stage for rehearsals and your performance at the end of the project. You cook together. Money for the food shopping is provided to you. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please indicate any allergies when registering. Heckenbeck is in a very remote location.

Location and leisure

There will be bicycles available for trips (and for shopping). The town of Bad Gandersheim is 4km away. You can reach Alfeld (with its Faguswerk heritage site), Hildesheim, Hanover and Göttingen by train. We also recommend a trip to the Harz region, with the world heritage site Goslar Rammelsberg (a mining museum) and hiking paths.

Project hosted by

The "Weltbühne" (world stage) in Heckenbeck, a small place with only 450 inhabitants, is a cultural centre with a large theatre space in a former village hall. Every year, the local population look forward to an international theatre project and will happily host the international group if this workcamp for 2 weeks. www.weltbuehne.info
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

You should aim to be at the taxi rank next to the train station in Kreiensen at 17:18 or 19:18. There will be an organized transfer to the accommodation for you.

Additional comments

The total fee for international teenagers who apply for this project is 495€!!

Requirements

Extra Fee of 395 € for theater workshop, You should have a good knowledge of English for the theatre workshop and be able to ride a bike.
Please note: There is a special additional Teenage Fee of 100€ for international volunteers who applied under 18 in this camp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Spain Spain: Reading Life in the Rocks (10th edition) (CAT0324)

Dates

13/07/2024   -   27/07/2024

Feedback from 234 volunteers

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Kenya Mexico Spain

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Age
18 - 29
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Barcelona (BCN)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus station in Barcelona: - "Estació del Nord" - "Estació de Sants" Train station in Barcelona: - "Estació de Sants" Bus station in Tremp: participants can get a bus in the airport and arrive in Talarn directly, but this service has a cost for them.
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Work

This project contributes to the dissemination of the natural and cultural heritage with a community working approach to the territory.
The project proposes different actions, in the technical and work aspect, focused on heritage cultural and in the natural-landscape heritage of the counties of "Pallars Jussà" and "Pallars Sobirà".
The different tasks will be:
Municipality of Talarn
- Recovery of the dry-stone walls of the roads and clearing and cleaning of roads.
Municipality of Salàs (historical heritage)
- Shrub all the vegetation that has made the road completely impassable, recuperation of ancient path between Salàs and Rivert, recovery the dry-stone walls that followed much of the way, redoing them with the traditional methodology. Adapt areas close to the Romanesque hermitage to be able to carry out future actions aimed at carring out archaeological excavations and the restoration of existint architectural elements.
Municipality of Baix Pallars (historical and mining heritage)
- Construction of several dry-stone walls of the salt complexes and cleaning of the drain and around the salt mines.
Municipality of Gavet (historical heritage)
- Shrub all the vegetation and clean excavated areas and help the archaeologists to remove stones and land.

Accomodation and food

The volunteers are going to stay in one youth hostel called Alberg de Talarn: http://www.albergdetalarn.com/wp/
Participants will sleep in one room all together where there are 12 bunk beds with shelves to store personal staff. The toilets and showers are indoor (no gender separation), with hot water and private showers. There is one kitchen on the 3rd floor however participants will prepare for themselves the breakfast and the lodge will serve the other meals. Snacks will be provided during working breaks.
Please, if someone is vegetarian or have some allergies is important to notify on the application form.
Volunteers must be prepared for really high temperatures, for that, during a while the windows are open to refresh the room.

Location and leisure

The municipality of Talarn is located on the right bank of the Noguera Pallaresa and surrounds the town of Tremp. Mainly flat around the water of the Sant Antoni reservoir, this is an ideal spot for the
practice of water sports.
Several activities will be:
- Visit to Epicenter in Tremp. This visitor center of the Pallars Jussà region is the main tourist information in the area and a space that shows the values of the local cultural and natural heritage. An opportunity to live an attractive cultural experience, discover the charms of the region and feel motivated to find out about the landscapes, the historic heritage, the resources, the products, and
the services of the region.
- Visit to Salàs of Pallars shops- Museum: guided tour for different ancient stores.
- Day trip to Vall Fosca. By private bus participants will reach in la Vall Fosca Cable car. From Teleferic 2.200, people can start a wide range of treks to the 32 lakes that make up this spectacular site. La Vall Fosca Cable car gives you the opportunity to experience the adventure of getting to the only National park in Catalonia. (http://www.vallfosca.net/en/things-to-do-and-see/cablecar/)
- Visit to Montsec Astronomic Parc (COU). It is COU's observation site where visitors can learn about the different equipment. In addition to this, if the weather makes it possible, visitors can observe some of the most outstanding objects of the night, such as the Moon, the planets, nebulae...
(https://www.parcastronomic.cat/visita-nocturna?lang=en)
- Visit to other museums, swimming pool and others.

Project hosted by

CRUC is an educative, social action, non-profit Organization which Works to develop projects and initiatives in the rural areas in Catalonia. Besides, it works with European and international projects. To achieve its goals, count with agreements from Generalitat de Catalunya. CRUC has a long experience organizing work camps.
It's member of:
- ENOS
- CNJC, National Youth Council of Catalonia.
- COCAT (Coordinadora d’organitzacions de camps de treball internacionals de Catalunya).

At the level of work camps it has a long history, and with this it will already be the 10th edition of Reading Life in the Rocks.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point will be at Parking G in the Barcelona Airport, at 15:00h.
A camp leader or other person from the group will wait the volunteers to get them to Talarn by private bus booked by the hosting organization.

By car: the meeting point will be at 18:30h in Talarn.

Spain Spain: Beyond the vineyard: the dry stone heritage (CAT0224)

Dates

13/07/2024   -   27/07/2024

Feedback from 234 volunteers

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Cultural
Manual Work

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South Korea Mexico

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CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 29
Max number of volunteers
24
Still room for
9 Male + 10 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Barcelona (BCN)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus station in Barcelona: - "Estació del Nord" - "Estació de Sants" Train station in Barcelona: - "Estació de Sants" In Ordal, there is a bus stop in the town with multiple options to arrive from Barcelona.
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Work

“Beyond the vineyard: the dry stone heritage” is a camp based on dry stone works, which were declared cultural heritage by UNESCO.
Participants are going to recover a huge stone wall in a vineyard area and also a shepherd's stone hut. They are also going to work in a Civil War trench area in order to make them more accessible to visitors.
The main work in the camp will be the recovery of different dry stone works (wall, huts and Civil War trenches).
To do this, participants will have the support of experts from CESUB, Subirats historical study group. So, the technical tasks are:
- Restoration and maintenance of the dry stone margins between the cores of Ordal and Saint Paul of Ordal. -Restoration and maintenance of the remnants of trenches from the Civil War that are in the same area.
- Restoration of a shepherd's hut located near the Archaeological Jaciment of Subirats.
- Location of dry stone constructions using the Wikipedra portal.
- Maintenance Tasks in Saint Paul's Ordal (maintenance of public banks and children's park)
- Build and place nest boxes.

The work is always outdoor, although there are other options in case of extreme climate conditions.

Accomodation and food

The participants of the work camp will be installed in “ZER Montcau”, a multifunctional space of a school in the center of town, and will have a large patio, toilets and showers (separated boys and girls, with hot water, indoor and shared), a kitchen and the pool by the school.
The participants will sleep in a large room all together in the same space without gender separation, on mattresses on the floor.
The area has high temperatures in summer, so bring cotton and fresh clothes. The hosting organization highly recommends long sleeve shirts and t-shirts for the working as hat to protect from the sun.
There will be a catering providing the food for the volunteers and snacks and fruit will be provided during breaks.
There are vegetarian/vegan options, also other cultural reasons and any al·lergy options.

Location and leisure

The privileged geographical situation, a plain protected by mountains by the sea, the mild climate of the Mediterranean coast and a permeable land, rich in phosphorus, make the region of El Penedès, the main producer of wines and cavas in Catalonia. This wine history goes back to at least the 4th century B.C.
The vineyard structures are thus a distinctive cultural feature of the area, and they have been refined over time. The Subirats area, halfway between the Vilafranca plain and the Ordal mountains, has steeper terrain than the rest of the region. That is why, in this area, the structure of dry stone walls and constructions, which are necessary for levelling the ground and plotting the vineyards, is quite important.

Leisure activities will be held every day.
A list of the main activities that are in the programme:
-Group games, workshops and cultural activities in order to learn more about Catalan culture and the vineyard tradition in the area.
-Participants will visit cultural and historical areas and museum in Subirats, a wine and champagne factory and also Vilafranca del Penedès, the Catalan's wine capital.
-They will also visit the city of Barcelona, which is only 45km from the accommodation area.
-You will participate in the rehearsals of a groups of “castellers”, learnig how catalan human towers are made.

Project hosted by

The organization in charge of the work camp is "Fundació Catalana de l'Esplai" well-known in the volunteering field of Catalonia as it has been educating children and youth, strengthening leisure organizations and the third sector, improving the environment and promoting social inclusion and citizenship, with a desire for change since over 30 years ago. The organization organizes a wide range of leisure time and education activities, such as school camps, training camps or training for trainers, In 2018 Fundesplai projects reached 258.656 people and every year more than 600 took part in work camps.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point will be in Ordal on July 13th, in front of the local school "El Montcau d’Ordal" (Del Pi street, 1, 08759, Ordal).
The meeting time is at 17:00h, but the camp leaders will be there waiting for the volunteers since 12:00h.

By public transportation:
. From Barcelona’s Airport, you have to go to the train station in Barcelona called "Estació de Sants": you can go by train (go to Terminal 2 and take the RENFE train R2) or by metro (from terminal 1 or 2 take metro L9 to Collblanc, and there tranbord to L5 and stop in "Estació de Sants").
. From Barcelona-Sants train station, take the train line R4, destination Sant Vicenç de Calders, and stop at Lavern-Subirats.
For information and schedules check: https://rodalies.gencat.cat/web/.content/02_Horaris/horaris/R4.pdf
. From Lavern-Subirats, take the bus up to Ordal. For information and schedules check here: https://subirats.cat/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/HorarisAutobusos2016_3.pdf

Volunteers will receive an email with detailed information before the camp.

By car: From Barcelona take A2 route to Lleida and take the way off at 559 to Vallirana. Then take B-24/N-340 up to Ordal.

Requirements

It is not accessible for wheelchairs and high reduced mobility.