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Czech Republic Czech Republic: Build an Eco-centre in the Jizera Mountains (SDA404)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   21/08/2022

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Janov n.Nisou, Hrabetice, Kaplicka

Work

Making a stage (cutting, grinding, hammering, drilling and laying of wooden boards), preparing an obstacle course in the "forest playground" (designing the route, making wooden and rope obstacles), mowing meadows (using a brush cutter, raking, removal of woody plants). (overalls, gloves, sturdy shoes). Since most of the work will be outdoors, we recommend volunteers bring suitable clothes that can get dirty or damaged, proper shoes and a raincoat.

Study part: A lecture on the local history of the tramp settlements, and a workshop on environmental activities using the J. Cornell methodology.

Accomodation and food

You will stay in a cottage that serves as the association's eco-centre. There are smaller rooms with showers and toilets in each room. Blankets and sheets are provided. The building has a kitchen, a common room and a dining room. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the local host. You will cook dinners together as a group.

Location and leisure

Location: The eco-centre is located in Hrabetice, which is part of the village called Janov nad Nisou. The village is located on the edge of the Jizera Mountains. Address of the accommodation: Janov nad Nisou ev.č. 1017, 46811 Janov nad Nisou, Česko
GPS: 50.78577936702738, 15.179461248528696

Leisure time: Hiking trips to the Jizera Mountains (Hrabětice is considered one of the entry points to the mountains), scooter rental (there is a sports equipment rental nearby, where you can rent bikes/scooters for the whole day), board games, table tennis.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Association for the Jizera Mountains operating in the Jizera Mountains since 1999. The association runs an eco-centre in the middle of the forest where they plant trees, restore tourist infrastructure and offer educational programs drawing children and adults into the adventure of exploring nature. Currently, they are setting up a new eco-centre in Hrabetice, part of the village of Janov nad Nisou. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the establishment of the new eco-centre and create better facilities for outdoor activities, to mow meadows and cut out woody plants around the eco-centre. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities and UN SDG15 Life on Land.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is the accommodation, you can arrive any time between 3 PM and 6 PM. Please note that it takes around two hours to get there from Prague. The easiest way to reach the accommodation is to take the bus to the station “Janov n.Nisou, Hrabetice, Kaplicka”. It takes 10 minutes to reach the accommodation on foot from the bus station. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

You will spend a lot of time outdoors so you can get into contact with different kinds of plants, herbs, pollen, and insects. Please, bring clothes and shoes that are suitable for work.
Have a look at the photos from last year: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/prepare-an-eco-centre-skalka-2021

Requirements

Due to the limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of the general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Life on Land
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Back to Nature for Families (SDA402)

Dates

20/08/2022   -   27/08/2022

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Age
5 - 99
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
7 Male + 8 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop Stara Knizeci Hut

Work

Children and parents will work together when possible (e.g. helping with cooking, collecting wood, harvesting vegetables and gardening). Work will be organised in two groups. The first one will be working in a nature reserve located 3km away from the campsite, their work will consist of mowing grass, raking and collecting grass. Please note that the meadows can be very wet; bring waterproof working shoes (or rubber boots), a raincoat and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. The second group will be working on the campsite preparing food, collecting wood, doing maintenance tasks or working in the nearby forest.

Study part: Evening discussions about climate, environment, sustainability or recycling. You will have the unique opportunity to try archery, play games and learn how to recognize stars. Also, as you will be living in close contact with nature, you will improve your camping skills and learn a lot about local fauna and flora. Every evening, there will be a group meditation and stick talking in a special sacred tee-pee.

Accomodation and food

In tee-pees with a fireplace in the centre. Large families will have their own tee-pees; smaller families will share tee-pees with each other. You will sleep on wooden pads and mattresses stuffed with hay. The nights in the forest might be very cold, bring a very warm sleeping bag, camping mat and some warm clothes. You will bathe in a small river with cold water next to the campsite, the toilets are dry and outdoor. Everyone will cook together as a group on a fireplace. The food is only vegetarian. You can charge your cell phone with a small solar-electricity generator. There is limited phone coverage and no WIFI.

Location and leisure

Stará Knížecí Huť (Bohemian Forest): Latitude: 49.72222 / Longitude: 12.468973
The campsite is in a remote part of the village of Lesna in the Bohemian Forest near the German border. The nearest bus stop is Stara Knizeci Hut and the nearest bigger town is Tachov. The campsite is located about 30 minutes walk from the nearest bus station.

Leisure time: Hiking in the surrounding countryside. You can visit the ruins of the Zahájí castle or go on trips to the Czech towns in the neighbourhood (e.g. Marianske Lazne). The project is situated on the border with Germany thus a trip to Germany could be an option. Besides, you can try archery, play games, handcraft or experience an Indian sauna. If you have any games, musical instruments or any other activity you could share or teach the group in the campsite conditions, you are welcome to bring them.

Project hosted by

The workcamp is organised in cooperation with EUROSOLAR. EUROSOLAR promotes renewable energies, a sustainable lifestyle; it engages in youth environmental education and organises environmental summer camps for children, youth and families. The workcamp takes place in a remote but exceptionally beautiful, hilly area of Bohemian Forest, near the western border of the Czech Republic. The campsite is isolated from civilization and we welcome volunteers that are fond of trying out a basic lifestyle in the forest and do not mind longer walks. This year the workcamp will be organised for the 22nd time. The goal is to help maintain meadows in a nature protected area, maintain the campsite and enjoy nature. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG15 Life on Land.

Directions to meeting point

Bus stop Stará Knížecí Huť (49.721447086410464, 12.469541148142687), part of the village Lesná, Saturday August 20th. Bus 440251 will arrive at the meeting point at 15:53. Watch out, there is only one connection from Prague this afternoon. Detailed travel advice will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

This workcamp is for families with 5+ years old children or individuals. We expect participants to be nature lovers, open-minded, flexible and interested in living in an eco-friendly and community way. Every year, there are several children and family-friendly camps organised, so even if the accommodation and facilities are basic, they are suitable for children.

On departure day, there are only 1-2 connections from Stara Knizeci Hut to take you back to Prague with arrival in the afternoon/evening, so consider that when planning the trip. Have a look at the photos from previous years: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/back-to-nature-2021/

Requirements

Study part: Evening discussions about climate, environment, sustainability or recycling. You will have the unique opportunity to try archery, play games and learn how to recognize stars. Also, as you will be living in close contact with nature, you will improve your camping skills and learn a lot about local fauna and flora. Every evening, there will be a group meditation and stick talking in a special sacred tee-pee.

EUROSOLAR is an NGO with limited resources, therefore, we kindly ask participants to contribute to the budget of the workcamp. The fees are 35 EUR/adult and 20 EUR/child. The fee serves as contributions for meals and administration costs of INEX-SDA. The fee must be covered in advance by a bank transfer to the account of INEX-SDA.

Sustainable Development Goals

Life on Land
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Create a Place of Reconciliation at Rabstejn (SDA104)

Dates

21/08/2022   -   04/09/2022

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Train station Vesele p. Rabstejnem

Work

The work will be carried out in the area of ​​Rabstejn Valley and it will be accessible from the camp on foot. The work will include removing woody plants, digging the soil, cleaning, installing educational signs, and marking and creating hiking trails (e.g. installing wooden stairs). The physical demands will correspond to the capabilities of the individual participants. An employee of the technical services of the town will supervise the work. All the work described above should take place outside. In case of rainy weather; the participants will work in the roofed building of the former textile factory or the town.
Study part: There will be a meeting with witnesses (displaced Sudeten Germans, some of them lived directly in the Rabstejn concentration camp after the war before they were relocated). Volunteers might meet more local people at the traditional funfair and will have an opportunity to present their countries.

Accomodation and food

There will be a camp built for the purpose of the workcamp. You will be accommodated in tents for 2 people, you will need to bring a mat and a sleeping bag. Facilities (such as kitchen or dining room) will be in the central tent. Volunteers cook for themselves on a mobile stove. In case of rainy weather, it is possible to use the premises of the former textile factory just next to the camp. Showers, toilets and the kitchen will be available in the form of a mobile unit. Please be aware, that there will be no electricity in the camp and no WIFI. There is not a strong signal in the camp area.

Location and leisure

Location: Participants will be camping in a field located in the valley, in the proximity of the former textile factory. There are ruins and monuments of the former Rabstejn concentration camp in the valley.
Our camp is 1.7 km far from the train station Veselé p. Rabštejnem. Therefore the best way to reach the workcamp is by train.
Leisure: Trips to the surrounding areas. There are three protected landscape areas, Czech Swiss National Park, several cultural monuments – in Česká Kamenice and the nearby area e.g. chateau in nearby Děčín. There is also a swimming pool, a sports complex (hall games and outdoor tennis/badminton courts), a water park in Děčín, Via Ferrata, slackline, and play musical instruments (feel free to bring yours!). There is a possibility to organise sports matches with locals.

Project hosted by

The workcamp is organised in cooperation with the town of Ceska Kamenice located on the borderline of three protected landscape areas. The nearest one is Bohemian Switzerland National Park just on the outskirts of the town. The city centre consists of a well-preserved urban heritage zone with several cultural monuments. For these reasons, the town is a natural centre of tourism. The workcamp will take place in the nearby valley, where ruins of the former concentration camp of Rabstejn lie. The goals of the workcamp are two: 1) to ensure the rehabilitation of the former Rabstejn concentration camp, and 2) to improve the tourist infrastructure in the entire valley. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of the UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

Train station Veselé p. Rabštejnem on Sunday 21 August 2022 at 3 pm.
50.7943917N, 14.3628311E
Our camp is 1.7 km far from the train station Veselé p. Rabštejnem. Please note that it takes around 2,5 hours to get there from Prague and that there is a train leaving every 2 hours. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

The nights can be colder so please bring enough warm clothes as well as working clothes and shoes. Please bring your favourite national recipes to prepare for the international evening. (If you need special ingredients from your country, take them along). Please bring your own sleeping bag and a sleeping mat. The project is suitable for volunteers who like to get to know the history of the region and who enjoy working outdoors.
Have a look at the photos from the previous year: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/create-a-place-of-reconciliation-at-rabstejn-2021

Requirements

Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Rock Summer in Kozolupy 2022 (SDA100)

Dates

24/08/2022   -   03/09/2022

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
The bus stop "Kozolupy"

Work

You will help to maintain the local church including cleaning statues, washing tiles, sanding benches or painting beams. You will also work in a municipal orchard where you will repair fences, cut old trees and bushes and clean the area. Depending on the current need, there will be other tasks in the village. At the end of the workcamp, the village hosts the traditional music festival Rock Summer on Mže. Workcamp participants will help with the preparation of this event and subsequent cleaning. All work activities will take place within walking distance.
Study part: Having discussions with local people and the members of the Local Action Group, organizing a sports tournament with the local community, an international evening focusing on gastronomy, and an excursion to the city of Pilsen and the most important monuments of the area.

Accomodation and food

In the local cultural centre. You will sleep in one of the halls of the centre on mattresses or gym mats. Please bring your own sleeping bag. There are toilets and showers in the building and also a small improvised kitchen. You will prepare breakfast together as a group, and lunch and dinner will be provided in a local restaurant, so you can taste traditional Czech cuisine.

Location and leisure

Location: Kozolupy (1,100 inhabitants) in the Pilsen Region. It is located near the Hracholusky Dam and about 10 km from Pilsen.

Leisure: You can go on a trip to Pilsen and visit the famous brewery, go on a hike and explore the region (e.g. Chotesov Monastery, a historical town of Dobrany, Krizovy Vrch observation tower), swim in the Hracholusky Dam, or do other sports activities etc.

Project hosted by

The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Local Action Group (MAS) Radbuza and the municipality of Kozolupy. MAS Radbuza aims to protect regional values such as well-preserved nature, aesthetic landscape, local culture and healthy environment; and to support citizen initiatives at the local and regional level, including support of small enterprises, housing, education, and use of leisure time, etc. The workcamp aims to help the municipality with the maintenance of a church and revitalization of orchards. You will also have an opportunity to experience life in the countryside. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities and UN SDG15 Life on Land.

Directions to meeting point

Kozolupy cultural centre Kozolupy 146, 330 32 Kozolupy between 3 pm and 6pm. Please note it takes nearly 2 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

Notes: We are looking for responsible and passionate volunteers who are eager to get to know the local community. Bring suitable clothes and shoes for work. Bring your favourite recipes and any special ingredients you might need from your home country. Have a look at the photos from previous years: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/summer-in-kozolupy-2021

Requirements

This workcamp is suitable for people with hearing impairments/deafness, hearing impairments/deafness, lighter types of disadvantages such as economic, social or health.

Due to the limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of the general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Life on Land
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Back to Nature (SDA403)

Dates

27/08/2022   -   09/09/2022

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Age
17 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
0 Male + 3 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop Stara Knizeci Hut Bohemian Forest

Work

You will work in a nature reserve about 3 km from the campsite to where you will walk on foot. The main work will consist of mowing, raking and collecting grass on protected meadows. This work might be physically demanding. As the meadows can be very wet, make sure to bring waterproof working shoes (or rubber boots), a raincoat and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Work gloves will be provided for you. You will also work directly at the campsite on maintenance tasks and in the nearby forest by doing various manual jobs. At the end of the workcamp, you will help to dismantle the campsite and to transport all the material to Prague where it will be stored during winter.

Study part: Evening discussions about climate, environment, sustainability and sustainable camps by the fire. You will have the unique opportunity to try archery, participate in fun games and learn to recognize the stars. Also, as you will be living in close contact with nature, you will improve your camping skills and learn a lot about local fauna and flora. Every evening, there will be a group meditation and stick talking in a special sacred tee-pee.

Accomodation and food

In tee-pees with a fireplace in the centre. You will sleep on wooden pads and mattresses stuffed with hay. Nights in the forest might be very cold, even frosty, so bring a very warm sleeping bag, camping mat and some warm clothes. You will wash in a small river with cold water next to the campsite, the toilets are dry and outdoor. Everyone will cook together as a group on a fireplace. The food is only vegetarian. You can charge your cell phone with a small solar-electricity generator. There is limited phone coverage and no Wifi.

Location and leisure

Location: Stará Knížecí Huť (Bohemian Forest): Latitude: 49.72222 / Longitude: 12.468973
The campsite is located in the valley of the Celni stream, an isolated part of the village of Lesna in the Bohemian Forest near the German border. The nearest bus stop is Stara Knizeci Hut and the nearest bigger town is Tachov.

Leisure time: Hiking in the surrounding countryside. You can visit the ruins of the Zahájí castle or go on trips to the Czech towns in the neighbourhood (e.g. Marianske Lazne). The project is situated on the border with Germany; a trip to Germany could be an option. Besides, you can try archery, play games or experience an Indian sauna. If you have any games, musical instruments or any other activity you could share or teach the group in the campsite conditions, you are welcome to bring them.

Project hosted by

The workcamp is organised in cooperation with EUROSOLAR. EUROSOLAR promotes renewable energies, and a sustainable lifestyle; it engages in youth environmental education and organises environmental summer camps for children, youth and families. The workcamp takes place in a remote but exceptionally beautiful, hilly area of Bohemian Forest, near the western border of the Czech Republic. The campsite is isolated from civilization and we welcome volunteers that are fond of trying out a basic lifestyle in the forest and do not mind longer walks. This year the workcamp will be organised for the 22nd time. The main goal is to help maintain meadows in a nature protected area and maintain the campsite. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG15 Life on Land.

Directions to meeting point

Bus stop Stará Knížecí Huť (49.721447086410464, 12.469541148142687), part of village Lesná (village district Lesná), Saturday, August 27th at 15:53 (bus arrival from Prague). Watch out, there is only one connection this afternoon and public transport is very limited. Detailed travel advice will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

We expect volunteers to enjoy camping and being outdoors. This camp is perfect for volunteers who want to enjoy living and working in basic conditions in close touch with nature. If you are ready for this, an amazing experience is waiting for you! The workcamp might be also suitable for people with social, economic and some health disadvantages. Please, let us know ahead of if you need any assistance. In order to reach the workcamp you will take forest paths, therefore it is better to pack your stuff in a backpack rather than in a suitcase.
Have a look at the photos from the previous years: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/back-to-nature-2018

Requirements

This workcamp is suitable for volunteers with lighter types of disadvantages such as economic, social or health-related.

The parental agreement is only for volunteers that are less than 18 years old

Sustainable Development Goals

Life on Land
Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Hlasnice (SDA ESC ACR 1)

Dates

28/08/2022   -   11/09/2022

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
5
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

The work will take place mainly outside within the walking distance and will consist of the alterations of the public spaces of the village (planting greenery around the cemetery on the outskirts of the village and installation of trail markings further on the nature trail north of the village). You will also prepare the community house area for the traditional event Farewell to the holidays, help with the organization of the event (Saturday 3.9.) and clean the area afterwards. In case of rainy weather, you will clean the attic and paint the interior of the local community house, or other municipal building.

Accomodation and food

The community centre of Hlasnice village – sleeping on mattresses in 1 room with a carpet. You need to bring your own sleeping bag! Multiple sanitary facilities are available in the centre or in another building next to the house. Wifi is available. You will cook your own meals in a fully equipped kitchen in the community centre from provided food supplies.

Location and leisure

Hlásnice (230 inhabitants) in the Olomouc region, Moravia, the Czech Republic. It is located 20 km to the west of the city of Olomouc, at the foothills of the Low Jeseniky Mountains. For 1 or 2 days you may work in one of the surrounding villages (according to their interest and needs).

Leisure time: You can use sports equipment in the area of the community centre (football, volleyball, tennis), have a barbecue, go swimming in the natural swimming pool Dolní Žleb or the indoor swimming pool Bohuňovice, try horse riding in the nearby ranch, visit the cities of Šternberk and Olomouc, go for a trip to the Jeseníky Mountains or the Sovinec castle, etc. At the end of the workcamp, participants can visit a traditional motoring event in the neighboring town of Šternberk, a race of historic vehicles to the Ecce Homo Historic hill.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the village of Hlásnice, a small municipality with 230 inhabitants in the Moravian region. The workcamp aims to develop the municipality's infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, hiking trails, etc.) and revitalize places for recreation and leisure. In 2019, in cooperation with students of Mendel University in Brno, landscape proposals were prepared for the village to make the trails to the surroundings of Hlásnice accessible. In addition, volunteers will participate in the traditional event for children Farewell to the holidays and enrich the cultural outlook of the local community through an international evening. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities and UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

The place of accommodation - Hlásnice 43, Hlásnice, 785 01, Czechia between 2 PM and 6 PM. Please note it takes at least 3 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

The project is currently closed for Czech volunteers.

Workcamp is suitable for volunteers who want to volunteer outside in nature, are interested in participating in improving the public spaces, want to get to know rural life in the Czech Republic, and want to actively participate in popular local events for children Farewell to the holidays. Information for allergic people – you can get in touch with blossoming flowers and grasses.
The community house is equipped with a barrier-free entrance and toilet, it is possible to provide adjusted sleeping and supplement the shower with handles and a seat for a person with reduced mobility.

Requirements

This workcamp is wheelchair accessible.
This workcamp is fine for volunteers with lighter types of disadvantages such as economic, social or geographical.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Weekend at the foothills of the Ore Mountains (SDA W01)

Dates

01/09/2022   -   04/09/2022

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
5
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus station "Hroznětín,,nám."

Work

The work will be mainly manual and outdoor in all kinds of weather. You will help to restore a part of the Christian cemetery (forgotten First Republic graves) - cleaning paths and areas of graves, relocating tombstones, removing branches and basic landscaping. Please bring suitable shoes and clothes you can work in.

Study part: You will learn a lot about Czech culture and nature. You can also visit the town of Ostrov and its sights - the castle garden, also known as the 8th wonder of the world, the local monument zone in the city centre, the Prince's Palace, Ostrov Castle, beautiful churches and monasteries. Or make a trip to the biggest spa complex in Europe – Karlovy Vary – and visit its historical centre and hot springs.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in apartments in Mlýnský dům. There is a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator, a bathroom and a small lounge. WIFI is available. Volunteers will help with the preparation of breakfasts and dinners, lunches will be provided. Bedsheets will be provided but bring your own towel, please.

Location and leisure

Location: Hroznetin. The nearby towns are Ostrov (5 km distance) and Karlovy Vary (12 km). The region is popular among tourists for its beautiful countryside near the Ore Mountains.

Leisure time: You can visit the neighbouring town of Ostrov and go bowling there, go on a hike to the gazebo in Hroznetin and have a barbecue there.

Project hosted by

This weekend workcamp will take place in the small town of Hroznetin, at the foot of the picturesque Ore Mountains in cooperation with the Local Action Group Krušné Hory (Ore Mountains). This LAG focuses on the support and development of the region through organizing and funding educational and cultural projects, connecting various stakeholders, preparing tourist brochures or co-organizing volunteer activities such as cleaning the river Ohře. The aim of this workcamp is to restore the city's place of reverence – the forgotten Christian cemetery, activate the local community and introduce a piece of our land to foreigners.
At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is in Hroznetin between 3 PM and 6 PM. The easiest way to reach the meeting point from Prague is to take the bus from Prague's main bus terminal Florenc with a transfer to Karlovy Vary, which will take you again by bus to Hroznetin. Please note that the journey takes around 4 hours. Detailed travel information will be provided in the Infosheet.

Additional comments

Please keep in mind that the work will be outdoor and manual. Since this is a weekend workcamp, you will work in any weather, so bring a raincoat and rubber boots with you in case of rain.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Organic Farming in the Camphill Community (SDA302)

Dates

04/09/2022   -   17/09/2022

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
1
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
the bus station “Terezin, Ceske Kopisty”

Work

Your work will mainly consist of manual work of all kinds. These include weeding, planting, hoeing, harvesting, watering, storing, watering etc. In addition to vegetables, there are grown medical herbs, which you can also help to collect and process. You might also do gardening work and help out with the maintenance of the farm and its premises. You will mostly work outside in the fresh air on the fields which are located within walking distance (500m) from the farm or directly in the farm area. Bring suitable work clothes and shoes, a hat, and a raincoat to protect yourself from the sun and rain.

Study part: You will learn about the Camphill movement, Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy theory, living in a community, and biodynamic agriculture. Together you will talk about Czech, European and each other’s cultures and various related topics. There is also the possibility to organise workshops focused on eurythmy and intuitive pedagogy. The volunteers are encouraged to organise an international evening for community members on their own initiative and present their national cuisine and culture. Bring your favourite recipes and some specific ingredients if needed.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is provided directly at the farm. You will sleep in the attic on mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bag! There are two showers with hot water, two toilets, a common room, and a kitchen available. You will prepare breakfasts and dinners together as a group. Lunch will be prepared by the members of the community, you will eat all together. Ingredients, including local organic vegetables, will be provided by the local project partner.

Location and leisure

Location: Ceske Kopisty – a small village near the historical town of Litomerice. The farm uses 11 hectares of fields; there is a garden and a yard with a couple of animals (a cow, a horse, chickens, ducks, and pigs). The area is quite vast – there are 3 residential houses, a candle workshop, and a common hall. There are 8 adults, 4 children and 7 people with special needs living there. You might meet around 10 other external co-workers.

Leisure time: Barbecue with the members of the community, playing football, visiting a local pub, swimming in the river, visiting the nearby Terezin Memorial at the location of the former concentration camp for Jews and the Terezin Ghetto Museum. You can also go on trips to the nature protected area of Ceske Stredohori and/or visit the historical cities of Litomerice, Usti nad Labem and their historical sites.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organised in cooperation with the NGO Free Farm in Ceske Kopisty, which is part of the Camphill Community movement. It is a family-like community that welcomes people with and without disabilities and creates a pleasant environment for everyone to live and work together. Vegetables, herbs, and fruits are grown and processed organically. Free Farm aims to raise awareness of biodynamic farming and the role of a farmer nowadays. The goal of the workcamp is to connect people from different countries and experience the operation of a Czech organic farm, develop a tolerant open society and acquire a responsible approach to the world. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.

Directions to meeting point

Ceske Kopisty 5, 412 01 Terezin between 2 PM and 5 PM. Please note it takes 1 hour to get there from Prague - Nadrazi Holesovice station. The accommodation is located 200 metres from the bus station “Terezin, Ceske Kopisty”. Detailed information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

As you will stay in the place where people with various disabilities live, there are certain rules you are asked to respect: smoking and consumption of alcohol within the community area are restricted, and it is necessary to respect the privacy and night rest of the residents. Be aware that not all members of the community can speak English. Please, bring a sleeping bag, enthusiasm and a good mood!
The workcamp is mainly suitable for people who are interested in farming and community life. Have a look at the photos from the previous year: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/esc-free-farm-2021
You can learn more about the Free Farm on: www.svobodny-statek.cz.

Requirements

This workcamp is suitable for volunteers with visual impairments/blindness, hear impairments/deafness, mild mental health issues, and lighter types of disadvantages
Due to the limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of the general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.

Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Oskorusobraní - Oskoruse Festival (SDA W02)

Dates

23/09/2022   -   25/09/2022

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
bus stop in Tvarozna Lhota

Work

The work will be mainly manual and outdoor in all kinds of weather. You will prepare the site for the event (Friday and Saturday) and clean up afterwards. You will cut and rake grass, pick up branches and install wooden poles. You will also help with the transportation of material and installing an exhibition. Please bring suitable shoes and clothes you can work in.

Study part: You will organize and take part in the traditional event called “Oskorušobraní'' which celebrates the unique local tree. You will be able to get to know different kinds of local food and products (including traditional Oskoruse spirits) and learn more about local production, organic farming, herding sheep, and the history and natural potential of the region.

Accomodation and food

You will sleep in the log cabins on your own camping mats. Please don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag and a mat! You will prepare your own meals together as a group.

Location and leisure

location: Tvarozna Lhota (bus stop in the village, next to train stop Straznice). The nearby towns are Straznice (5 km distance) and Uherske Hradiste (30 km). The region is famous for its folk traditions and beautiful countryside.

Leisure time: On Sunday, you can go on a trip to various sites of interest in the region, such as the regional cities of Straznice or Skalice, Moravian wine cellars, the Bata canal, or you can go hiking in the local spectacular countryside.

Project hosted by

This weekend workcamp will take place in a small Moravian village of Tvarozna Lhota, situated in the White Carpathian Mountains in cooperation with the local NGO “INEX-SDA Bile Karpaty”. This branch of INEX is active in sustainable rural development, environmental education, and permaculture projects. In Tvarozna Lhota, they run a museum of “oskoruse” (a local unique fruit) and open-air leisure and educational centre Cottage Travicna. The aim of this workcamp is to get the site ready for a traditional event celebrating the oskoruse trees and fruits called “Oskorusobrani”. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is at the bus stop in Tvarozna Lhota, no later than 1 PM on Friday. The easiest way to reach the meeting point from Prague is to take the train from Prague with a transfer to Hodonín, which will take you to Strážnice. From here you can take a bus to Tvarozna Lhota. Please note that the journey takes around 5 hours. Detailed travel information will be provided in the Info sheet.

Additional comments

Since the Oskoruse Festival takes place on Saturday, we need to start getting the place ready already on Friday. Therefore, please note that you need to arrive at Tvarozna Lhota at 1 PM on Friday – not later!
This workcamp is also suitable for volunteers with visual impairments/blindness, hearing impairments/deafness, who have mild mental health issues, and who have lighter types of disadvantages - social, economic, and health.

Requirements

What to bring: a warm sleeping bag, a camping mat, warm working (outdoor) clothes, a good mood and a willingness to meet others.

Due to the limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 5 EUR towards the costs of the general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities