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country Switzerland: VALLE BAVONA/For Schengen states WS20VB
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2/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
Frais de participation additionnel CHF 30
Construction
Rénovation
4 volontaires (2Male / 1female places libres)
Bénévoles présent·e·s: Spain-flag
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Travail

Volunteers are in charge of the maintenance of the park. They contribute to preserving the traditional rural heritage mowing fields and traditional gardens, cutting grass and plants from stones, stone walls and houses, repairing and building dry stonewalls.

Logement et nourriture

The volunteers will stay in a small hostel in the village of Cavergno. In the hostel there is a very functional kitchen suitable for the preparation of meals for groups of people.

Situation, loisirs

Cavergno (TI) is a small village situated in the southern alps of Switzerland 450m above sea level and surrounded by mountain-peaks natures impresses in many respects. Beautiful hikes take you to other picturesque villages and refreshing rivers just a stone-throw away. Lake Maggiore is about 30 km away. Catching a train from Locarno it’s just about an hour to Lugano connected with Milano. You can reach Luzern and Zürich within approximately four hours. This region is famous for hiking tourists. It’s also possible to visit the surroundings of Locarno on the weekend.

Partenaire

Volunteers live and work for a foundation that manages a nature reserve. The valley has been under protection for more than a century. Particularities of the Bavona valley are so called «hanging gardens» which are situated on large rocks. In terraced fields former settlers have been cultivating potatoes and other vegetables to survive in a harsh environment. Nowadays many of the villages still don’t have electricity.

Commentaires additionnels

Due to the entry restrictions to Switzerland because of coronavirus, the workcamp is open only for participants from Schengen states and to persons with rights of free movement from non-Schengen states, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus.

Remarques

Volunteers are working outdoors what can be physically demanding. They should bring along warm, robust working clothes, sun and rain protection and hiking shoes. You need to be really tolerant and open-minded towards other nationalities. The half of the group supposed to be refugees.
Organization Workcamp Switzerland Âge 18 - 35 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Locarno Langues parlées English
country Switzerland: BIVIO/ For Schengen states WS20BV
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16/08/2020 - 29/08/2020
Frais de participation additionnel CHF 30
Rénovation
Construction
4 volontaires (2Male / 1female places libres)
Bénévoles présent·e·s: Spain-flag
Rénovation
Construction
Description complète
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Travail

The voluntary work includes the reparation and construction of drystone walls. This environmental commitment offers you the opportunity to get to know the art of drystone walling from scratch. Please be aware that the work is physically demanding and that you will be working out-side all day. Drystone walls do not only shape the landscape, they also provide valuable habitats for animals and plants.

Logement et nourriture

We will spend the nights in the holiday house Motta near the village of Bivio (GR) in Parc Ela. The holiday house is very simple and comfortably furnished. The volunteers have to prepare their own meals.

Situation, loisirs

The volunteers live and work in a beautiful region of Parc Ela. The village of Bivio is located at about 1'800 m above sea level. The workplace is close to the accommodation. Transport to the workplace is provided by a minibus. You can reach the Bivio site by bus from Chur, Tiefencastel or St. Moritz (to Bivio or Sur). In their leisure time volunteers can go for a hike in the nearby region. The region is famous for hiking tourists. It’s also possible to visit the surroundings or small cities like St. Moritz or Chur.

Partenaire

The extensive use of the terraces around Bivio for centuries has created a unique moor and cultural landscape with moors, hayfields and alpine meadows. The nature park "Parc Ela" is leading a project for the reconstruction of traditional drystone walls. The village of Bivio is also called “The Pearl of Julier" and is the last village on the Julier Pass before entering the Engadin.

Commentaires additionnels

Due to the entry restrictions because of the coronavirus, the workcamp is open only for participants from Schengen states and to persons with rights of free movement from non-Schengen states, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus.

Remarques

The volunteers in this project must be fit and have certain skills for physical work. Normally the weather is hot in summer, but there can be rainy and cold days at almost 2'000 m above sea level. The working time is 8 hours. Because of this long working time, there is an additional day off per week. It is the perfect place for hikers and people who want to lead a simple life in the wilderness of the Swiss Alps. The workcamp is also open for refugees!
Organization Workcamp Switzerland Âge 18 - 35 Âge
Aéroport/gare internationale le/la plus proche Chur Langues parlées English
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