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country Czech Republic: English Summer Camps for Kids SDA 303
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19/07/2020 - 1/08/2020
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Work: During the 1st week, you will work at the suburban camp in the premises of RADKA. Children stay at the camp from 8am to 4pm but they sleep at home. You will mainly work with children (preparing games, arts, dancing activities and interactive English lessons). During the outdoor camp (2nd week) you will help with the all-day program managed by RADKA’s organizers. The program will include trips, swimming, sports competitions, campfire, night games, etc. You will get involved in the sports games and other activities (including daily routine tasks such as cleaning, etc.). In both camps, you will be asked to present your countries and to prepare playful English lessons for kids. Please bring your favourite games, music and other ideas and most of all - lots of energy. Study part: You will learn to prepare a program for children and see an example of how children camps are organized in the Czech Republic. You will meet the local community from Kadan, especially during the final international party for children and their parents. You will have an opportunity to present your home towns/countries in an interactive way. On regular basis, you will meet ESC and FSJ international volunteers hosted by RADKA.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

1st week: in RADKA’s local youth club: 2 rooms with sleeper sofas, a kitchen and a bathroom. There is also wi-fi. You will cook together as a group. Lunch can also be provided in a local restaurant. 2nd week: in a campsite with tents, no electricity, no internet, limited access to hot water, dry toilets. Prepare yourself for a real outdoor adventure! Bring a sleeping bag, a mat and some warm clothes! You will be provided full board by the camp cooks (vegetarian meals are possible).

Lage und Freizeit

First, the historical town of Kadan (20,000 inhabitants), in Northwest Bohemia, not far from the Ore Mountains; then the campsite near the village of Marsovice (about 120 km from Kadan). There is a beautiful countryside around Kadan and Marsovice. Leisure time: During your stay in Kadan, you will have many possibilities to spend your free time: visiting the town of Kadan and its monuments, visiting cultural events, trips to the countryside, swimming, doing sports. During the outdoor camp, you will have 1 day off when you can organize an excursion to Karlovy Vary or Loket Castle. Apart from that you will be able to spend your free time at the campsite and in the surrounding (relaxing, swimming, walks, visit of nearby sights).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is organized by the NGO Parents and Children of Kadan (RADKA) which provides a variety of services for families with children (maternal, swimming, volunteer, social and educational centres, more info at: www.radka.kadan.cz). During summer holidays RADKA organizes suburban and outdoor camps for children of different ages. There will be 2 such camps during the workcamp – the urban one in the 1st week in Kadan, and the outdoor one in the 2nd week near a small village of Marsovice. RADKA wants to bring international dimension to the camps and enable children to practice English. That‘s why international volunteers are invited for 7th time. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the preparation and running of an interesting intercultural program in both camps. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG10).

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Kadan. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes 2-3 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Anforderungen

During the workcamp, you will spend a lot of time with children aged 9-16. This is why we require a short motivation letter, a certificate of good conduct and a medical form. We look for communicative and creative volunteers. Please note that children have different levels of English, so you will have to use non-verbal communication too. The workcamp is suitable for non-smokers. Smoking is not allowed on the premises. No alcohol allowed near children. Please note you will also work during weekends but you will get some days off during the week instead.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Kadan Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Organic Farming at Camphill Communi SDA 307
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23/07/2020 - 6/08/2020
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Work: Manual work is highly appreciated at the Free Farm. Its agricultural project couldn’t be maintained without volunteers. Most common tasks on an organic farm are: weeding, planting, hoeing, harvesting, cleaning, storing, watering, collecting herbs, etc. The work is usually physically demanding, but it is manageable if we all work together. You can also enjoy fresh air, while working outside. In the autumn, you will help mainly with the harvest, cleaning and storing vegetables, or gardening (e.g. planting trees or bushes). You can also help with preparing herb mixtures. The house and its surroundings are being renovated on regular basis, so some minor construction and renovation works can also be done depending on current needs. Bring good working clothes, solid shoes, and a raincoat. The fields are located within walking distance (app. 500m) from the accommodation. Study part: Learning about the Camphill movement, Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy, living in a community, and biodynamic agriculture. Learning about Czech Republic, each other’s cultures and other related topics. It will also be possible to organize workshops on e.g. bee wax candle making, eurythmy and intuitive pedagogy. If you are interested in organizing an international evening for everyone to present their national cuisine and culture, there will be space for it. It’s up to your initiative. Bring your favourite recipes and some specific ingredients if needed.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In 1 attic room on mattresses. Bring a sleeping bag! A common room, 2 showers with hot water and 2 toilets are available. Local partner will provide food and vegetables from the farm for cooking (vegetarian diet is possible). You will prepare breakfasts and dinners on your own as a group, lunches will be prepared by all the members of the community with help of volunteers.

Lage und Freizeit

Address: Ceske Kopisty 5, 412 01 Terezín. Ceske Kopisty – a small village near the historical town of Litomerice. The farm uses 11 hectars of fields; there is a garden and a yard with a couple of animals (a cow, a horse, chicken, ducks, 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 the local pub, swimming in the river, visiting the nearby Terezin Memorial at the location of the former concentration camp for Jews – the Terezin Ghetto, going for trips to the nature protected area of Ceske Stredohori (historical cities of Litomerice, Usti nad Labem, castles, beautiful countryside) etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Free Farm, an NGO which is part of the Camphill Community movement. This family-like community provides space both for people with special needs and for those without disability to work and live together. The community members can develop their skills in agriculture, bee wax candle making and cooking. The farm grows organic vegetables and herbs. It promotes the importance of biodynamic agriculture and the role of farmers in today’s world. The host organization considers the farm and the countryside to be one living organism which needs to be taken care of responsibly with human touch and heart. The Free Farm sells vegetables that it produces, but making profit is not its main goal. It strives to develop cooperation with other farmers and to create direct relationship with individual consumers using the concept of community-based agriculture. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Responsible Production and Consumption (UN SDG12).

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Bus station Terezin u Pamatniku (1,6 km walk to Ceske Kopisty). The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes 1 hour to get there from Prague - Nadrazi Holesovice station. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

You can learn more about the Free Farm on: www.svobodny-statek.cz. See photos from the previous workcamp: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/organic-farming-at-camphill-community-ii-2019/

Anforderungen

The workcamp is suitable for people who are interested in farming and learning about the community. Please bring enthusiasm and good mood. As you will stay in the place for people with mental disabilities, 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 inhabitants. Be aware that some members of the community don’t speak English.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Terezin u Pamatniku Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Grabstejn Castle II ESC SDA H03ESC
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5/08/2020 - 19/08/2020
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Work: Volunteers will work mainly in the castle park: maintaining paths and roads, removing invasive plants (e.g. nettles), cutting grass and branches, collecting garbage, removing wood or stones and gardening. The work is manual, physically demanding and sometimes you will need to work in a very steep slope because the castle is located on top of a hill! You will also help in the castle area (basic renovation and maintenance tasks – cleaning, painting). Bring working clothes that can get dirty or damaged and good solid shoes. It’s also good to have long pants to protect you from nettles. Study part: Learning more about the castle and its park (a guided tour around the castle). There will be an opportunity to organize a community dinner with local guides. Please bring recipes for your favourite meals and some pictures or music from your country/region of origin.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will sleep directly in the castle in one big room with bunk beds. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. There is a toilet and a shower with hot water. Next to the bedroom, there is a small kitchen where you will prepare your meals together as a group. A common room is also available. There is a fireplace outside in the backyard of the castle where you can have barbecue.

Lage und Freizeit

Grabstejn castle. It is in the village of Chotyne (860 inhabitants) in Northern Bohemia. The nearest town is Hradek nad Nisou (about 7,500 inhabitants) which is connected to Chotyne by public transport. The castle is located in a beautiful mountainous countryside which is perfect for hiking. Leisure time: You can go hiking in the beautiful hilly countryside surrounding the castle and climb the famous mountain Jested (1012 m) with a unique mountain hotel on the top. The nearest city is Liberec (ZOO, botanical garden and much more). It is possible to visit a regional brewery and many other interesting sights, go swimming or boating, and/or visit a neighbouring dog-training army unit. Please bring some games and musical instruments.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Grabstejn is a former medieval castle which was later rebuilt as a renaissance chateau. It was severely damaged under the communist regime but has gone through reconstruction since. Now it is an example of care for historical heritage presenting the life of high society through centuries to the wide public. The castle visitors are offered classical guided tours but also different cultural and educational activities. The castle is state-owned and is run by National Heritage Institute under the Ministry of Culture. The aim of the ESC project is to help local staff to maintain the castle park and its surroundings.

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Chotyne train station. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes at least 2 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual workcamps; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en. Visit the website of the castle: https://www.hrad-grabstejn.cz/en.

Anforderungen

This project is especially suitable for volunteers who like gardening and want to explore the history of the castle. Please note that work will be physically demanding, so it’s perfect for hardworking individuals. Smoking is limited to designated areas. Allergies notice: pollen, bees, and wasps.

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Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 30 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Chotyne train station Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Discover Orchards and History of So SDA 202
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6/08/2020 - 12/08/2020
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Work: Together with the hosting organization, you will continue the renovation works on the farm buildings, especially the cultural centre. The tasks can include cleaning the rubble, the floors or walls, masonry, installing wooden floors etc. The work can be physically demanding. Depending on the current needs, you will also help with maintenance of old local orchards that are an important part of the landscape. You might also clean the abandoned part of the local cemetery where there are graves of ancestors of German-speaking inhabitants displaced after WWII. Please bring clothes that get dirty or damaged and solid shoes. Study part: Meeting locals and learning more about a complicated history of a region on the border. Learning about organic farming with the possibility to gain a practical experience too (drying fruits, cooking jam etc.).

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In a former granary. You will sleep on a carpet placed on a wooden floor. Please bring your own sleeping bag and a camping mat. The accommodation is very basic, but you can make it cozy with old furniture that is at disposal. The toilets and showers are located in the building next door. You will prepare your own meals together as a group in an equipped kitchen. You will cook mostly from organic ingredients from the farm. You will be in every day contact with animals which live on the farm such as chicken, goats or cats.

Lage und Freizeit

Location: Pravice (300 inhabitants). It is a small village in South Moravia, about 30 km from Znojmo. There is a small shop and a pub in the village. Leisure time: Many opportunities to explore the region - visiting historical towns of Znojmo, Mikulov or Brno, visiting wine cellars or hiking in the nearby national park and nature protected areas with beautiful sceneries. You can also play table tennis, do BBQ or go swimming (3 km from accommodation).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This workcamp takes place in cooperation with a NGO called Pravice Beautifying Association and an eco-agricultural cooperative Ochsen in a small village of Pravice, in the wine region of South Moravia. The association organizes cultural and community events in the village, such as: feasts, film screenings, exhibitions, repairing historical sites. The cooperative strives to farm in a nature-friendly way; it takes care of the landscape and renovates a local landmark - a classicistic manor house. It also organizes cross-border activities focused on displaced inhabitants. The aim of the workcamp is to contribute to renovation of a classicistic building which will serve as a cultural centre. You will also be engaged in maintenance of the local countryside.

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Pravice. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes at least 4,5h from Prague and 1,5h from Brno. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Anforderungen

Requirements: We are looking forward to volunteers interested in organic farming, regional development and the history of Central Europe. This workcamp is not suitable for volunteers with allergies to dust and animals.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Pravice Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Teens at Hauenstejn Castle SDA 207
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9/08/2020 - 22/08/2020
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Work: The main aim of the workcamp is to help to revive the castle and to enable youth from foster care institutions, who will be your fellow volunteers, to meet people from different parts of the world, to practice English and to break stereotypes. Your tasks will be mainly manual and carried out outdoor. You will be engaged in cutting and preparing wood for winter, cleaning the castle and its surroundings (e.g. the arboretum), basic landscaping and renovations (digging, preparing paths etc.), painting, everyday tasks at the castle (helping at the refreshment stall, tidying guest rooms, washing windows etc.) and other tasks related to the general maintenance and reconstruction of the castle. Study part: Guided tour of the castle and learning about its complicated history; lectures on various environmental topics; meeting people from different countries and cultures; discovering local countryside.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers will be accommodated in the castle hostel, you will sleep on beds. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. There are toilets and showers (indoor and outdoor) available. Lunch and dinner will be prepared by the castle cook, breakfast and snacks will be prepared by the local partner. Volunteers will have an opportunity to prepare national dishes. Bring your favourite recipes!

Lage und Freizeit

GPS coordinates: 50.3474305 - 13.0164542. Address: Horni Hrad 1, Krasny Les, 363 01 Ostrov. Hrad Hauenstejn, a 13th century castle. It is situated in settlement of Horni Hrad, not far from Straz nad Ohri in The Ore Mountains, Karlovy Vary region. Leisure time: Trip to Karlovy Vary and nearby castles (e.g. Loket, Becov nad Teplou), hiking trips in the surrounding of the castle, rock climbing etc. Playing sports and games in the area of the castle, playing board games, making a campfire and getting to know each other.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is organized in cooperation with organization Opri se at Hauenstejn Castle. The castle was founded in 13th century. After World War II, the whole castle slowly fell into ruins. The castle has been under reconstruction since 2000 thanks to the NGO who owns the castle, Opri se and other volunteers. Thanks to volunteers the castle can be open to public all year round. The aim of this workcamp is help with reconstruction of the castle and everyday tasks and maintenance. Volunteers will also get to know about history of the castle and its nearby surroundings. This is the 3rd teenage workcamp organized at the castle. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11) and Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG10).

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Karlovy Vary. It takes approximately 2 hours to get there from Prague. In Karlovy Vary, there will be a minibus which takes volunteers to the castle. More info will be in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

See photos from the previous workcamp: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/teens-at-hauenstejn-castle-2019/ . The group will consist of 10 international volunteers, 3 Czech campleaders and about 10 Czech volunteers from Opri se organization, aged 13 – 18 years old (youth from foster care institutions) and their team leaders. Czech and international volunteers will spend time together during work and free-time activities. Allergies notice: volunteers will work a lot outside (allergies to hay, pollen etc.), there are cats and peacocks in the castle.

Anforderungen

Parental authorization and medical form are required. The forms will be provided after the acceptance to the workcamp. In case of illness of a volunteer with a suspected COVID-19 infection, the volunteer will have to leave the workcamp at their own expense. No alcohol or smoking at the workcamp is allowed. Participation fee: There is a participation fee of 100 EUR. The fee covers the main leader’s salary, free-time and educational activities, and travels within the project. We require the volunteers to send it to us directly by a bank transfer before the workcamp starts. Bank details and deadline for payment will be provided in the acceptance email.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 15 - 17 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Karlovy Vary Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Veseli Castle ESC SDA H04ESC
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9/08/2020 - 23/08/2020
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Work: The work will be manual and it will be done at the castle and in the castle park. The tasks in the castle will include: separating construction material from the ruins (tiles, beams, boards etc.) which can be reused and removing rubble. The work can be physically demanding, but everyone will contribute only as much as they can. In the park, you will rake and collect grass, remove invasive plants and bushes. You will get protective gloves and appropriate tools from the local host. Bring working clothes which can get dirty, solid shoes and waterproof jacket or raincoat (in case of bad weather). Be prepared for all kinds of weather. Study part: Presentation of the castle and its troubled history, excursion to Klatovy underground, getting to know history of the region, meeting locals during a music evening at the castle etc.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will be hosted in the house of the local association’s member in the village of Pocinovice (about 6 km from the workplace). Sleeping on mattresses in your own sleeping bags. There are two big rooms, WC, a bathroom and a kitchen. If you need more privacy, you can sleep in a tent in the garden. Lunch will be provided at the workplace every day. You will prepare other meals on your own as a group. A washing machine is available.

Lage und Freizeit

Veseli nad Uhlavou - a small village (about 58 inhabitants), a part of the Janovice nad Uhlavou municipality. The village of Pocinovice (around 548 inhabitants). Both are located at the foothills of Sumava National Park, close to Klatovy. From the place of accommodation (Pocinovice) to the workplace (Veseli) you will go every morning by train (20 min), related travel costs are covered. The train station is near the castle. In Pocinovice, there is a bakery, pub, library, some small shops and sports grounds. Address: Pocinovice 71, 345 06 Pocinovice Leisure time: Trip to Chodsko region and participation in a local festival in Domazlice. volleyball match with local players, trip to a pilgrimage place of Dobra Voda (5km by forest road), trips to historical cities Klatovy a Plzeň, swimming, making a campfire with locals, excursion to the local brewery, organizing a fun afternoon for local children etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The ESC project takes place in the village of Veseli nad Uhlavou in Western Bohemia in cooperation with the local association Tvrz Veseli. This association was founded with the aim of restoring the ruin of a castle in Veseli nad Uhlavou, to make it open for the public and for cultural and educational purposes. Its activities involve saving the castle and fundraising to renovate the castle. The castle has a complicated past and now is in a very bad state. This project will focus on removing rubble from the part of the castle which is being renovated and on maintenance of the park.

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Pocinovice. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note that it takes at least 3-4 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual workcamps; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.

Anforderungen

The project is suitable for history lovers and people interested in living in the countryside. Due to living in a house with a host you will have a unique opportunity to experience local culture and customs, at the same time we ask you for respectful behavior.

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Sustainable Cities and Communities
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 30 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Pocinovice Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Volunteers for Porta Coeli Monaster SDA 208
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12/08/2020 - 24/08/2020
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Work: You will mainly do some smaller works in the area of the monastery and prepare some of its parts for reconstruction works. The task will include for example removing old plaster, cleaning bricks or pulling out old floors. You will also work in an old orchard: removing invasive plants, piling up hay, cleaning the millstream, doing some landscaping or gardening etc. You will also prepare an event called Feast of Cultures where you will introduce your countries, cultures and traditional cuisine. Some days you will also help on a local horse farm and also work for the municipality. The work will be varied and adjusted to physical abilities of the volunteers. Study part: You will have an opportunity to visit the monastery on a tour that goes across the most valuable Romanesque parts. You have an opportunity to see the parts of the monastery that are not open to public. You will learn about the history of the monastery connected to the history of Moravia and the Czech Republic.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In the former monastery school. You will sleep in three rooms with bunk beds. Every room has its own bathroom with a shower and a toilet. There is electricity and hot water available in the building. Please bring your own sleeping bag. You will prepare your meals together as a group in an equipped kitchen. A team of two volunteers will prepare each meal so that you can present your home cuisine. Please bring your favourite recipes. If you have a special diet, please let us know in advance. There is a washing machine and wi-fi in the building.

Lage und Freizeit

Predklasteri. A small village (1,400 inhabitants) about 30 km from Brno. It is situated in a picturesque landscape and it is considered to be the gateway of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. Leisure time: Sightseeing in the region (the Pernstejn Castle and religious sights in the valley of the Svratka River between the towns of Tisnov and Pernstejn). Hiking in the countryside or a guided tour in Brno city centre can be arranged. You can also visit local caves, a horse riding hall or 3D archery range. Fun games and activities will be prepared for you by the organizers.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp takes place in a former school in the Cistercian monastery Porta Coeli in Predklasteri near Tisnov (30 km from Brno). During the communist era, it was used by a collective farm and as a book storehouse. With the help of volunteers, some of its old classrooms were rebuilt in the late 90’s and then used as a base for volunteer events. The aim of the workcamp is to help restore the monastery as well as the surrounding gardens and orchards and make it open to public. You will work in the area of the monastery and prepare some of its parts for reconstruction works. This international workcamp is organized for the second time and the hosting organization has experience with organizing volunteer days.

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Predklasteri. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes about 3,5 hours to get there from Prague and about 40 minutes from Brno. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

Please bring working clothes, headwear, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. See photos from the previous workcamp: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/volunteers-for-porta-coeli-monastery-2019/

Anforderungen

The workcamp takes place in the area of the monastery with a community of three nuns still living there, so it is necessary to behave respectfully. The place where the nuns live is not in the same building as the accommodation for volunteers, but it is necessary to respect the quiet hours at night and not to consume hard alcohol. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the night life during your trip to Brno.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Predklasteri Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Centre for All I SDA 305
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13/08/2020 - 25/08/2020
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Work: You will do both manual tasks and work with children. 1st week: getting the campsite and the barn ready for the arrival of the children (moving furniture, cleaning, decorating and preparing material, games and activities). 2nd week: you will work with children with or without mental and/or physical disabilities who spend their vacation at the camp in Jizbice (personal assistance to children, organization of activities, going on walks, helping in the kitchen, washing dishes cleaning etc.). During the children camp, you will work longer hours but you can enjoy more free time before or after the camp. Throughout the workcamp, you will cooperate with Czech assistants – every child will be taken care of by 1 Czech and 1 international volunteer. Bring games and ideas for activities. This year’s theme is Games without Borders. Study part: During the first week, you will get a lecture on autism and a workshop on methods how to work with disabled children and youth. Some materials will be already provided to all participants before the workcamp. Please be ready to read them in advance! There will be some teambuilding activities together with the Czech assistants. You will have the chance to learn some basic Czech phrases – it will be helpful during the children’s camp. You will also learn about the famous Czech author Bohumil Hrabal who was born in Nymburk – you can visit his birth house or see films based on his novels.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In Jizbice: in big tents in the garden. Please bring a sleeping bag and a torch. There is a bathroom with toilets and showers at the campsite. You will have meals together with the children and organizers. In Nymburk: in an international scouts’ centre – in rooms on mattresses in own sleeping bags. There are 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a big garden. During the 1st week you will prepare your own meals as a group, during the 2nd week all meals will be provided by the local partner.

Lage und Freizeit

GPS coordinates: 50.1817982 - 15.0407496. Address: Kolinska 282, 288 02 Nymburk. Nymburk and the village of Jizbice (8 kilometres from the town of Nymburk). The campsite in Jizbice is located in a garden with a big barn. There is a playground, forests and an outdoor swimming pool. Leisure time: Tour around the spa town of Podebrady, trip to Prague, excursion to a local brewery and to the surrounding countryside can be planned. We will also organize an intercultural day/evening in Nymburk together with Czech volunteers.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This workcamp takes place in the town of Nymburk and in a small village of Jizbice (Central Bohemia region) in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for All. Centre for All celebrates this year 15 years of organizing free time activities and summer camps for children and youth with and without disabilities. The activities take place in a reconstructed barn with a pretty garden in Jizbice and in the centre of the organization in Nymburk. The aim of the workcamp is to help Centre for All to prepare and run a children summer camp for children (6-12y/o) with or without disability. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG10).

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Meeting point: Nymburk. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes at least 1 hour to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Anforderungen

A short motivation letter sent with the application form is strictly required. We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills who enjoy working with children. We will also ask you to cooperate before the workcamp and read the materials that will be sent to you. All the volunteers have to bring a doctor-approved certificate stating that they are fit to work with children. The form will be sent to you after acceptation. Smoking and drinking alcohol is forbidden while working with children.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Nymburk Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Centre for All II SDA 306
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20/08/2020 - 1/09/2020
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Work: You will do both manual tasks and work with youth and adults with disabilities. 1st week: getting the campsite and the barn ready for the arrival of the campers (moving furniture, cleaning, decorating and preparing material, games and activities). 2nd week: you will work with youth and adults (15-28y/o) with mental and/or physical disabilities who spend their vacation at the camp in Jizbice (personal assistance to campers, organization of activities, going on walks, helping in the kitchen, washing dishes cleaning etc.). The campers have been attending the camps with Centre for All for 10-15 years. During the camp, you will work longer hours but you can enjoy more free time before or after the camp. Throughout the workcamp, you will cooperate with Czech assistants – every camper will be taken care of by 1 Czech and 1 international volunteer. Bring games and ideas for activities as well as some musical instruments, as there will be a concert organized during the camp. Study part: During the first week, you will get a lecture on autism and a workshop on methods how to work with disabled youth. Some materials will be already provided to all participants before the workcamp. Please be ready to read them in advance! There will be some teambuilding activities together with the Czech assistants. You will have the chance to learn some basic Czech phrases – it will be helpful during the camp. You will also learn about the famous Czech author Bohumil Hrabal who was born in Nymburk – you can visit his birth house or see films based on his novels.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In Jizbice: in big tents in the garden. Please bring a sleeping bag and a torch. There is a bathroom with toilets and showers at the campsite. You will have meals together with the children and organizers. In Nymburk: in an international scouts’ centre – in rooms on mattresses in own sleeping bags. There are 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a big garden. During the 1st week you will prepare your own meals as a group, during the 2nd week all meals will be provided by the local partner.

Lage und Freizeit

GPS coordinates: 50.1817982 - 15.0407496. Address: Kolinska 282, 288 02 Nymburk. Nymburk and the village of Jizbice (8 kilometres from the town of Nymburk). The campsite in Jizbice is located in a garden with a big barn. There is a playground, forests and an outdoor swimming pool. Leisure time: Tour around the spa town of Podebrady, trip to Prague, excursion to a local brewery and to the surrounding countryside can be planned. We will also organize an intercultural day/evening in Nymburk together with Czech volunteers.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This workcamp takes place in the town of Nymburk and in a small village of Jizbice (Central Bohemia region) in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for All. Centre for All celebrates this year 15 years of organizing free time activities and summer camps for children and youth with and without disabilities. The activities take place in a reconstructed barn with a pretty garden in Jizbice and in the centre of the organization in Nymburk. The aim of the workcamp is to help Centre for All to prepare and run a summer camp for youth and adults (15-28y/o) with disabilities. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG10).

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Nymburk. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes at least 1 hour to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Anforderungen

A short motivation letter sent with the application form is strictly required. We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills who enjoy working with youth and adults with disabilities. Please bear in mind that there will be 8 wheelchairs users at the camp, so strong hands are needed! We will also ask you to cooperate before the workcamp and read the materials that will be sent to you. All the volunteers have to bring a doctor-approved certificate stating that they are fit to work with youth. The form will be sent to you after acceptation. Smoking and drinking alcohol is forbidden while working with youth and adults with disabilities.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Nymburk Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Create a Place of Reconciliation at SDA 109
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23/08/2020 - 6/09/2020
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Work: The work will take place in the Rabstejn Valley area and it will be manual. The work will include cleaning clutter, digging soil, cleaning, installing informative signs and memorials, marking and creating hiking trails (e.g. installation of wooden stairs). All the works described above should take place outdoors, in case of bad weather, participants will work in a covered building - former textile factory or further away (where they will be transported). Study part: International evening (presentation of the cultures of individual participants) for the general public, discussions with the locals who lived through the Rabstejn’s history (relocated Sudeten Germans, some of whom were directly staying in the Rabstejn concentration camp), along with them installation of the memorial.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

There will be a camp built for the purpose of the workcamp. Accommodation in tents for 2 people, facilities (kitchen, dining room, etc.) in the central tent, possibility to use (in case of bad weather, or for storing things in a lockable space) the building of a former textile factory next to the campsite. Showers and toilets available in the form of a mobile unit. Volunteers cook meals together in the kitchen which will be built as part of the camp.

Lage und Freizeit

The Rabstejn Valley, the most important part of which is the ruins and monument of the former Rabstejn concentration camp (https://goo.gl/maps/UZev4KBK2pB68HHE7).Participants will be camping in a field located in the valley, in the near proximity of the former textile factory (https://goo.gl/maps/GiLzTkWS7ykrCt3K9). Leisure time: Trips to the surrounding areas (three protected landscape areas, Czech Swiss National Park, a number of cultural monuments – in Ceska Kamenice and in the nearby area e.g. chateau in nearby Decin), swimming pool, sports complex (hall games and outdoor tennis/badminton courts), water park in Decin, via ferrata, in case of interest, possibility of sports matches against local associations, clubs etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is organized in co-operation with the town of Ceska Kamenice (app. 5200 inhabitants). It is the only town in the Czech Republic located on the interface of three protected landscape areas. The nearest one is Czech Swiss National Park and it lies just on the outskirts of the town. The centre of the city consists of well-preserved urban heritage zone with a variety of cultural monuments. For these reasons, the city is a natural centre of tourism in the region. The workcamp will take place in the nearby valley where lay ruins of a former concentration camp Rabstejn. The aim of the workcamp is to clean the area and create a dignified memorial of the history with the locals that lived through it. It should be a reminder of the unfortunate post-war events - relocation of the Sudeten Germans (today the monument is only remembering the victims of the war; however, the camp was also used during the relocation just after the war). It also aims to create a better touristic infrastructure in the valley. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Ceska Kamenice. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note that it takes around 2,5 hours to get there from Prague. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

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The nights can be colder so please bring enough warm clothes and also clothes that can get dirty. Please bring your favorite national recipes to prepare for the international evening.

Anforderungen

Please bring your own sleeping bag and a sleeping mat. Project is for volunteers who like to get to know the history of the region and who like to work outdoors.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Ceska Kamenice Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Back to Nature SDA 405
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30/08/2020 - 12/09/2020
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Work: You will work in a nature reserve about 3 km from the campsite (you will walk there on foot). The main work will consist of cutting grass on protected meadows and the campsite, raking and collecting grass. This work is physically demanding but on fresh air. As the meadows can be very wet, bring waterproof working shoes (or rubber boots), rain-gear and gloves. You will also work directly in the campsite on maintenance tasks which can include repairing fences, preparing garden beds for winter, working in the nearby forest and other manual work. 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, environmental and intercultural topics, learning to recognize stars, watching wild animals. A visit to nature reservations in the neighbourhood can be planned. As you will be living in close contact with the nature you will improve your camping skills as well. Every evening, there is going to be a group meditation and sticktalking in a teepee.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In tee-pees (Indian tents with a fireplace in the centre) on wooden pads. You will cook together as a group on a fireplace. The food is only vegetarian. Nights in the forest are very cold, even frosty, so bring a very warm sleeping bag, a camping mat, an extra blanket and/or sheet to cover a hay mattress. You will wash yourself in a small river with cold water next to the campsite, toilets are dry and outdoor. Please see photos of the place here: goo.gl/UDGSqc

Lage und Freizeit

GPS coordinates: 49°43'11" N, 12°26'19" E. The campsite 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. Trips to Czech towns in the neighbourhood (e.g. Marianske Lazne). In your free time, you can play games, do creative workshops or experience Indian sauna and try out archery.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is organized in co-operation with the Czech national section of EUROSOLAR and Nature Conservation Agency. EUROSOLAR promotes renewable energies, sustainable lifestyle; it engages in youth environmental education and organizes environmental summer camps for children and families. The workcamp takes place in an abandoned but exceptionally beautiful, hilly area of Bohemian Forest, near the western border of the Czech Republic. The campsite is totally isolated from civilization (the nearest Czech village is 11 km away) 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 21st time. The goal is to help maintain meadows in a nature protected area and maintain the campsite. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Life on Land (UN SDG15).

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Stara Knizeci Hut, part of the village Lesna. The public transport to Stara Knizeci Hut during summer holidays is very limited – there are usually just 1 or 2 connections from Prague and they are in the morning/noon. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to arrive to Prague one day before the workcamp starts to make it on time. Detailed travel advice will be provided in the infosheet.

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We expect volunteers to enjoy camping and being outdoors. Please note that last three days are dedicated to dismantling the campsite and transporting all the material to Prague. Volunteers will be divided in groups helping with different stages of moving (loading the camp and unloading it in Prague) – some will travel to Prague by bus and train on Thursday Sept. 10th, some by bus and train one day later. All the volunteers will meet again in Prague on Sept. 11th in the evening. Accommodation in Prague will be provided. The volunteers can stay in Prague until Sunday Sept. 13th if they want; please arrange your travel plans according to your preference. Please see the photos from previous years before you apply: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/back-to-nature-2019/

Anforderungen

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! This project is not suitable for people with hay allergies. There is a strict no alcohol and drugs policy in the campsite.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Stara Knizeci Hut Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Let's Cultivate Our Landscape in Ad SDA 406
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31/08/2020 - 13/09/2020
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Work: The work will mainly consist of manual activities in nature. You will manually dig holes to make water pools, work in the forest (cleaning paths and roads for better access), clean the surroundings of a pond or a riverbed. You will also help with some activities in of the Adrspach castle. The new school year will start at the beginning of September, so you will have a chance to meet local school children and prepare some presentations and activities about your country and culture. Bring something special from home which could be suitable for such an activity (games, music, pictures, etc.). Study part: There are some field trips planned for volunteers to get to know the protected landscape area Broumovsko, especially the rock towns but also some Baroque buildings. There will be a possibility to have a discussion with a local ecologist about water retention, with an ornithologist, with a historian or with organic farmers about various topics. There will also be an international food evening to enhance the interaction of the volunteers with the local community so please bring with you your favourite national recipes (and possibly some specific ingredients that might not be available locally).

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The volunteers will stay in a lodge in the centre of Adrspach with the beautiful view of the Adrspach-Teplice rocks. There are 4 bedrooms (2-4 people) with beds (bedsheets and blankets provided), a bathroom, 2 toilets, a common room, kitchen, terrace and a garden. You will prepare your own meals as a group, sometimes you will bring your lunch with you.Please bring a lunchbox. For more info about accommodation: http://accommodation.adrspach.org/

Lage und Freizeit

Address: Dolni Adrspach 74, 549 57 Teplice nad Metuji. Adrspach and the surrounding, in the Northeast of Bohemia. The village has approx. 500 inhabitants, it is situated under the ruins of a castle and near the very famous rock area of Adrspach-Teplice rocks in the protected landscape area Broumovsko. The work will take place both in the village and in its surroundings. Leisure time: You will be able to explore the area through all kinds of activities such as rock climbing, cycling, walking, sightseeing, visiting robotic a cowshed, bathe in ponds/swimming pools. There are football and volleyball fields in the village. We can go to a concert, movies, debate with guests. We can organize a campfire with local firefighters.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Julinka is an association with more than 20 members who are actively working towards promotion of active citizenship, volunteering, ecology, tourism and the preservation of cultural heritage. Some of the association's activities include the organization of the One World Festival, craft day, prevention of erosion, etc. The aim of this workcamp is to draw attention to the problem of desiccation of landscape and to show a possible way how to promote water retention in the soil, inspire locals and motivate them to join voluntary ecological activities. It also aims to promote community life and to offer the local community of Adrspach to meet all the volunteers, learn about their cultures and practice other languages. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11) and Life on Land (UN SDG15).

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Adrspach. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes 3,5 hours to get there from Prague (via Hradec Kralove). Connections can be found at https://idos.idnes.cz/en/vlakyautobusymhdvse/spojeni/ and https://en.e-podroznik.pl/ . The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

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You will spend a lot of time outdoors so you can get into contact with different kinds of plants, herbs, pollen and insects. Work can be physically demanding. Please bring special ingredients to prepare the traditional national dishes and musical instruments if you can play them.

Anforderungen

This workcamp is suitable for those who are interested in nature and ecology, who like being outside and are eager to learn new things about nature protection. Please bring a hat, tick repellent, waterproof clothes and shoes (rubber boots), optionally a sleeping mat and sleeping bag (weekend trip) and lunchbox. Due to the workcamp topic, we prefer you do not take the plane in order to participate. We prefer a train, a bus or a bicycle.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Adrspach Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Free Farm ESC SDA A02ESC
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6/09/2020 - 20/09/2020
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Manual work is highly appreciated at the Free Farm. Its agricultural project couldn’t be maintained without volunteers. Firstly, you will be helping on the organic farm: weeding, planting, hoeing, harvesting, cleaning, storing, watering, collecting herbs, etc. The work is usually physically demanding, but it is manageable if we all work together. You can also enjoy fresh air, while working outside. Secondly, the house and its surroundings are being renovated on regular basis, so some minor construction and renovation works can be done depending on current needs. Bring good working clothes, solid shoes, a hat and a raincoat. The fields are located within walking distance (app. 500m) from the accommodation. Study part: Learning about the Camphill movement, Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy, living in a community, and biodynamic agriculture. Learning about Czech Republic, each other’s cultures and other related topics. It will also be possible to organize workshops on e.g. bee wax candle making, eurythmy and intuitive pedagogy. If you are interested in organizing an international evening for everyone to present their national cuisine and culture, there will be space for it. It’s up to your initiative. Bring your favourite recipes and some specific ingredients if needed.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In 1 attic room on mattresses. Bring a sleeping bag! A common room, 2 showers with hot water and 2 toilets are available. Local partner will provide food and vegetables from the farm for cooking (vegetarian/vegan diet is possible). You will prepare breakfasts and dinners on your own as a group, lunches will be prepared by all the members of the community with help of volunteers.

Lage und Freizeit

Ceske Kopisty – a small village near the historical town of Litomerice. The farm uses 11 hectars of fields; there is a garden and a yard with a couple of animals (a cow, a horse, chicken, ducks, 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. Address: Ceske Kopisty 5, 412 01 Terezin Leisure time: Barbecue with the members of the community, playing football, visiting the local pub, swimming in the river, visiting the nearby Terezin Memorial at the location of the former concentration camp for Jews – the Terezin Ghetto, going for trips to the nature protected area of Ceske Stredohori (historical cities of Litomerice, Usti nad Labem, castles, beautiful countryside) etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The ESC project is organized in cooperation with the Free Farm, an NGO which is part of the Camphill Community movement. This family-like community provides space both for people with special needs and for those without disability to work and live together. The community members can develop their skills in agriculture, bee wax candle making and cooking. The farm grows organic vegetables and herbs. It promotes the importance of biodynamic agriculture and the role of farmers in today’s world. The host organization considers the farm and the countryside to be one living organism which needs to be taken care of responsibly with human touch and heart. The Free Farm sells vegetables that it produces, but making profit is not its main goal. It strives to develop cooperation with other farmers and to create direct relationship with individual consumers using the concept of community-based agriculture.

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Bus station Terezin u Pamatniku (1,6 km walk to Ceske Kopisty). The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes 1 hour to get there from Prague - Nadrazi Holesovice station. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

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This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual workcamps; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.

Anforderungen

The workcamp is suitable for people who are interested in farming and learning about the community. Please bring enthusiasm and good mood. As you will stay in the place for people with mental disabilities, 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 inhabitants. Be aware that some members of the community don’t speak English.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Terezin u Pamatniku Projekt-Sprache(n) English
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