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country Czech Republic: Children Summer Camp SDA 302
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4/07/2019 - 17/07/2019
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10 Freiwillige
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You will do both manual tasks and work with autistic children. 1st week: getting the campsite and the barn ready for the arrival of the children. 2nd week: you will work with children with autism and other 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 during the first part of 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. Study part: You will get a lecture on autism and a workshop on methods how to work with autistic children and youth. 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. You will prepare your own meals as a group.

Lage und Freizeit

Location: 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, excursions to the complex of labyrinths and the castle of Loucen, to a local brewery and to the surrounding countryside are planned. An international evening can be organized.

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 organizes 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 autistic children. It is not a problem at all if you do not have any previous experience working with children with autism or disabilities. You will receive a training course as well as you will always work together with Czech assistants who have years of experience.

Treffpunkt

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.

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We will also ask you to cooperate before the workcamp and read the materials that will be sent to you. Bring working clothes with you that can get dirty! You will need clothes for all kind of weather (swimsuit, warm clothes, raingear and waterproof working shoes). See photos from the 2018 workcamp: goo.gl/ig8vFu

Anforderungen

We ask you to send a short motivation letter together with the application form. We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills who enjoy working with children. 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: Grabstejn Castle I SDA 202
Bewertungen
8/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
Extra-Gebühr EUR 20
10 Freiwillige
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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 is 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 workcamp is to help local staff to maintain the castle park and its surroundings.

Treffpunkt

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

Visit the website of the castle: https://www.hrad-grabstejn.cz/en. See photos from the 2018 workcamp: goo.gl/yCwv2Q

Anforderungen

This camp 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 is perfect for hardworking individuals. Smoking is limited to designated areas. Allergies notice: pollen, bees, and wasps. Participation fee: 20 EUR. Due to limited access to public resources INEX-SDA has this year, we kindly ask participants to contribute 20 EUR towards the costs of general administration. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp s budget.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Chotyne Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Friendly Hospitality House SDA 203
Bewertungen
14/07/2019 - 28/07/2019
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10 Freiwillige
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The work will be manual and sometimes demanding, it will take place at several locations. In Skalka u Doks, the tasks can include renovation and cleaning of the house, working in a permacultural garden, and renovation of the municipal fire station. In the nearby village of Borejov, you will clean interior of a church and prepare it for a special St. Jacob s pilgrim mass, clean the cemetery surrounding the church and renovate its wall and tiles under the church s tower. In Bezdez, you will treat the wooden interior of St. Giles church against woodworm. Finally, you will help to renovate a historic log building in a heritage protected area of Zdar. Bring solid work shoes, clothes that can get dirty and a raincoat. All the tasks will depend on the current needs and weather. Study part: Getting to know the history of the region from old photos, film screenings and lectures, an organ recital in the Bela church, attending a special Roman Catholic Pilgrim Mass on Sunday 20th July in Borejov, meeting the local permaculture community, learning about farming in harmony with nature - it will be possible to spend one day with the community and take part in their daily program (work activities, discovering their lifestyle). It is possible to organize an international evening with presentations about different countries.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In the main building of the traditional house that is under reconstruction, so the conditions are basic. You will sleep on mattresses, but you need to bring your own sleeping bag. There are 2 showers, a washbasin, toilets and an equipped kitchen. You will prepare your own meals as a group; you are invited to prepare a traditional dish from your country when it s your turn in the kitchen. Bring simple recipes from home. For cooking, it is also possible to use the outdoor fireplace.

Lage und Freizeit

A small village of Skalka u Doks (170 inhabitants) and its neighbourhood. The village is located in a Protected Landscape Area near the Macha Lake which is a popular tourist attraction. When we work at more distant places, transport by car will be arranged. Leisure time: Visiting beaches of the Macha Lake, evening activities on the beaches and in the town of Doksy, visiting the Houska and Bezdez castles, hiking in the countryside, mushroom and blueberry picking, a barbecue, a party at a fisherman s cottage on the banks of the Macha Lake with a steamboat cruise at sunset. There will be 2 free days (21st, 27th July) available for one-day trips.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is held for 4th time in a little village of Skalka u Doks in Northern Bohemia in cooperation with a local NGO The Friendly Hospitality House. Its name refers to the ancient tradition of mutual help of pilgrims. They focus on revival of natural, cultural and spiritual heritage and on personal and community development. They own and renovate a traditional rural house which will one day become a facility for pilgrims, neighbours and volunteers. The intention is to create a welcoming cultural and crafts centre. This workcamp aims to restore relations between the place and its inhabitants, both of today and the past, mutual understanding and respect. You have an opportunity to learn about each other s perspectives and to help renovate several culturally significant buildings.

Treffpunkt

Duba. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes at least 1 hour to get there from Praha-Holesovice station. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

There is friendly, but big old dog living in the house (it is strictly forbidden to feed it!). See photos from the 2018 workcamp: goo.gl/1WNqxB

Anforderungen

This workcamp is perfect for curious, open-minded and hard-working people or those who are motivated to be. Please get ready to share your experience and opinions.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Prague Holesovice Station Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: English Summer Camps for Kids SDA 305
Bewertungen
21/07/2019 - 4/08/2019
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5 Freiwillige
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During 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. 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.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

1st week: in a 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 not always possible).

Lage und Freizeit

First, the historical town of Kadan (20,000 inhabitants), in West Bohemia, not far from the Ore Mountains; then the campsite near the village of Kotvina (about 15 km from Kadan). There is a beautiful countryside around Kadan and Kotvina. 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 on: 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 Kotvina. RADKA wants to bring international dimension to the camps and enable children to practise English. That is why international volunteers are invited for 6th time. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the preparation and running of an interesting intercultural program in both camps.

Treffpunkt

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

Weitere Infos

On regular basis, you will meet EVS and FSJ international volunteers hosted by RADKA. See photos from last year s workcamp: goo.gl/vvX6i2

Anforderungen

During the workcamp, you will spend a lot of time with children aged 9-14. 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: Eco Centre Horni Marsov SDA 403
Bewertungen
28/07/2019 - 8/08/2019
Extra-Gebühr EUR 20
12 Freiwillige
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You will mainly help with the renovation of the residential centre. This will involve tasks such as painting walls, brushing and painting furniture, window ledges, handrails, etc. All the necessary work tools, including gloves, will be provided. Please bring old clothes that can get dirty with paint. You will also work in the premises of an eco-centre run by SEVER. Some tasks can be physically demanding, such as working with wood (cutting and storing). Other tasks will be less demanding, such as working in the natural garden (weeding, mulching, creating garden beds and maintenance of walking paths, painting fences etc.). Study part: Presentation of the organization SEVER (what they do to be sustainable), possibility to try environmental education programs for students and tourists, cooking evenings (local and international meals), trip to the Krkonose National Park etc.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In the residential centre. There will be 2 rooms with beds available, WC, bathroom, a common room and a small kitchen. Please bring your own sleeping bags! You can see photos of the residential centre here: http://sever.ekologickavychova.cz/ubytovani-na-severu/. You will prepare your own meals as a group in the kitchen of the residential centre. Sometimes lunch will be provided in the canteen of the TOUCH eco-centre. The canteen operates for all the staff of the eco-centre. Please bring your own national recipes to share with others.

Lage und Freizeit

Horni Marsov. North-eastern part of Bohemia, near the border with Poland. The town of Horni Marsov has around 1,000 inhabitants and it is located near the Krkonose National Park. Krkonose are the highest mountains in the Czech Republic and very attractive for hiking. Volunteers will work in two places - the eco-centre TOUCH (seat of the organization) and the residential centre (in the local school). Both places are within walking distance. The area has a bit colder climate even in summer and a beautiful countryside. Leisure time: Hiking in the beautiful Krkonose National Par and visiting other interesting sights (a town of Trutnov, the Arspach-Teplice rocks, etc.), using outdoor fireplace, borrowing materials for creative workshops, organizing film screenings etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp takes place in a small town of Horni Marsov situated in the Krkonose (Giant) Mountains in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for Environmental Education and Ethics - SEVER. SEVER focusses on environmental education and the promotion of responsible behavior towards nature and among people themselves. It cooperates with schools and it organizes environmental programs for students and teachers. It also organizes educational and cultural events for the public. The aim of the workcamp is to renovate facilities of the residential centre which is used as accommodation for students and volunteers. You will also have a chance to discover a sustainable way of living and the beauty of Czech mountains.

Treffpunkt

Horni Marsov. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes at least 3 hours to get there from Prague. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

We are looking for volunteers who like nature and are eager to learn how to be more sustainable. The local partner would like to show volunteers how to be more sustainable in everyday life (sorting out waste, cooking with local and organic products - no palm oil or fried food). Please note that there are cats in the area. You can see photos from the last year workcamp here: goo.gl/Z536dJ

Anforderungen

Participation fee: 20 EUR. Due to limited access to public resources, INEX-SDA kindly asks participants to contribute 20 EUR towards the costs of workcamp coordination and administration. The fee will be collected in cash upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the budget of the workcamp itself.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Horni Marsov Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Renovate a Historical Brewery SDA 208
Bewertungen
28/07/2019 - 9/08/2019
Extra-Gebühr EUR 20
8 Freiwillige
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Under the supervision of the hosting organization, you will start removing concrete floor in an old granary in order to recover the original wooden floor. You will also help to clean different areas in the site and prepare them for reconstruction. The activities might include masonry, painting, renovating floors, or taking down walls. The work will be specified based on the current needs but also abilities and interests of the volunteers. The work might be physically demanding. Apart from this, you will have a chance to help with cataloguing showpieces in the museum of wedding dresses, finalize its concept or design the museum labels and signs. Study part: A guided tour of the historical brewery, meeting locals and members of the association, a lecture on the history of wedding dresses, possibility of organizing a fashion show in historical costumes.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In the building of the historical brewery. You will sleep in beds or on mattresses in rooms for 2-3 people. Bring your own sleeping bags. There are toilets and a shower. Please note that accommodation is located in the building which is currently under reconstruction. It is not suitable for people with dust allergies. Home-made meals will be provided by the hosting organization (3 times a day). You will help with cooking. During the international evening, you will have a chance to present you national cuisine. Bring your favourite recipes.

Lage und Freizeit

Cechtin (300 inhabitants). The village is situated in the Vysocina Region, 30 km from Jihlava and 12 km from Trebic (UNESCO). In the village, there is a public swimming pool, a shop, a pub and a post office. Leisure time: Swimming in a local swimming pool (200 metres from the accommodation), a trip to the historical town of Trebic (UNESCO), a trip to the Stranecka Zhor Castle, making campfire or an international evening. You can also play ping-pong, darts, or badminton etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This workcamp is held in cooperation with a non-profit organization Association of Semik from Cechtin in a small village. The association is focusses on supporting culture, social and craft events in the region, aiming at connecting people. It also renovates a cultural monument - a site of an old brewery in Cechtin that is currently in a bad state. The association organizes historical fashion shows and craft workshops, and manages a museum of wedding dresses. The aim of this workcamp is to contribute to the renovation of the brewery, reviving the site and making it accessible for public. This year volunteers will help to remove concrete from the granary floor and return it to its original state.

Treffpunkt

Meeting point: Jihlava. The meeting time will be in the evening. The hosting organization will pick up the volunteers with car and take them to the workcamp site. Please note it takes at least 1,5 hours to get there from Prague. More information will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

We welcome skilled and passionate volunteers, especially with interest in historical buildings.

Anforderungen

The workcamp is not suitable for people with allergies to dust. You will live in the same building as a family with kids so it is necessary to behave respectfully. Participation fee: 20 EUR. Due to limited access to public resources, INEX-SDA kindly asks participants to contribute 20 EUR towards the costs of workcamp coordination and administration. The fee will be collected in cash upon arrival. Please note that this fee doesn’t directly contribute to the budget of the workcamp itself.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Jihlava Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Veseli Castle SDA 205
Bewertungen
4/08/2019 - 17/08/2019
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8 Freiwillige
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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 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 kitchenette. 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. Leisure time: Trip to Chodsko region and participation in a local festival in Domazlice. Volleyball tournament with local players, trip to a pilgrimage place of Dobra Voda (5km by forest road), trip to Klenova Castle and Kanice, swimming, making a campfire with locals, excursion to the local brewery, organizing a fun afternoon for local children etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp 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 maintenance and fundraising to renovate the castle. The castle has a disturbed past and is now in a very bad state. Past three workcamps helped to clean an overgrown castle park and supported the renovation activities. This year, the workcamp will focus on removing rubble from the part of the castle which is being renovated and on maintenance of the park.

Treffpunkt

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

See photos from the previous workcamp: goo.gl/HMc3sr

Anforderungen

Workcamp 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.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Pocinovice Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Grabstejn Castle II SDA 206
Bewertungen
5/08/2019 - 17/08/2019
Extra-Gebühr EUR 20
10 Freiwillige
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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 is 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. 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 workcamp is to help local staff to maintain the castle park and its surroundings.

Treffpunkt

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

Visit the website of the castle: https://www.hrad-grabstejn.cz/en. See photos from the 2018 workcamp: goo.gl/kMNbqY

Anforderungen

This camp 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 is perfect for hardworking individuals. Smoking is limited to designated areas. Allergies notice: pollen, bees, wasps. Participation fee: 20 EUR. Due to limited access to public resources, INEX-SDA kindly asks participants to contribute 20 EUR towards the costs of workcamp coordination and administration. The fee will be collected in cash upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the budget of the workcamp itself.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Chotyne Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Old Brewery Chric SDA 109
Bewertungen
14/08/2019 - 25/08/2019
Extra-Gebühr 0
12 Freiwillige
2 Male / 2 female noch gesucht
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You will work in the garden next to the brewery. You will learn to use a traditional technique of building dry stone walls. The work itself can be physically demanding. These traditional stone walls are an important feature in the garden amphitheatre where open-air events are hosted. You will choose and transport the right stones to fit the wall. On 24th August, the 10th edition of the Kric Festival (www.kricfest.cz) will take place there and you will partly participate in preparation of the festival (e.g arranging benches etc.). Please note that preparing festival will take about 10% of working time, 90% will be working on the wall. Bring working clothes that can get dirty or damaged and solid working shoes. Study part: Learning some traditional masonry. Learning about the history of the place, the history and the future of the brewery and the way beer used to be and is now produced here. Learning about traditional rural life from the local Museum of Daily Life run by Propolis. There is also a possibility to visit the Museum of Beer in Pilsen.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In the brewery building, in four rooms on mattresses or beds. There are toilets and showers in the building. Last two days you will sleep in a school on camping mats because the rooms in the brewery will be dedicated to the artists coming for the festival. Please bring your own sleeping bag and a camping mat. There is a pub with a garden which you can use for meet-ups. The hosting organisation will prepare all the meals. You will eat in the brewery’s bistro. Vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free food is unfortunately not possible to prepare.

Lage und Freizeit

The village of Chric (about 200 inhabitants) in the Western Bohemia. It is very isolated and the connection by public transport is poor. In the village, you can find a shop, a post office and a church. The locality is not very populated, but there is a beautiful countryside. Leisure time: In the afternoons after work or during the free days, you can visit one of the surrounding castles, a nature reserve or go swimming in a nearby river. You can borrow a car or a van from the hosting organization for trips. You can also play table tennis, football or foot volleyball.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp takes place in a 16th century brewery situated in the small village of Chric in cooperation with the local NGO Propolis. The brewery was a ruin until 2009 when Propolis started to renovate it with the help of volunteers. The brewery is an educational centre focused on history and local handicrafts as well as a social and cultural centre organising various workshops and festivals. There is a Museum of Daily Life hosting interactive exhibitions on traditional rural life. Propolis also runs a social enterprise producing beer and employing people with mental and physical disabilities. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the ongoing renovation of the area around the brewery where open-air events take place, such as the Kric music and theatre festival which you will also help to organise.

Treffpunkt

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

Weitere Infos

You can learn more about the social brewery and its history here: www.pivovarchric.cz/en. You can see some photos from the previous workcamps here: http://bit.ly/chric-2019. Please note that it is possible to stay at the workcamp site until Monday in case you want to relax after the festival and explore the surroundings.

Anforderungen

Unfortunately, no vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free diet is possible.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Chric Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Centre for All SDA 307
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15/08/2019 - 28/08/2019
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10 Freiwillige
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You will do both manual tasks and work with children. You will get the campsite and the barn ready for the arrival of the children. Then 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 etc.). During the children camp, you will work longer hours but you can enjoy more free time before or after the camp. 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. The theme of the camp is Games without Borders. Study part: 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. You will prepare your own meals as a group.

Lage und Freizeit

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 organizes 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 teenage children with or without disability.

Treffpunkt

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.

Weitere Infos

You can see photos from last year workcamp here: goo.gl/z3UmVx

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: Support Local Community in Hlasnice SDA 106
Bewertungen
18/08/2019 - 1/09/2019
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10 Freiwillige
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You will mainly work manually and outdoor. The tasks will include: 1) getting the area of the community centre ready for a traditional cultural event for children Good-bye, Summer Holidays, helping during the event and cleaning the area afterwards; 2) maintaining public spaces, hiking and cycling trails, installing signs and benches, renovating rest areas, planting trees etc., depending on the current needs. In case of bad weather, you will clean up the attic of the community centre and/or paint walls inside the centre or other municipal building. Bring working clothes and waterproof shoes. Some activities will be physically demanding, some of them will be more relaxing. Study part: Excursion to the historical town of Sternberk (4 km) - castle, monastery, unique exposition of time. There will be at least one meeting with the local community - an international evening with presentations of various cultures and countries. Please bring something traditional from your country or prepare a presentation.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In the community centre. You will sleep on mattresses in 1 room with a carpet. Bring your own sleeping bag! Several toilets and showers are available, in the community centre and a building next door. There is a fully equipped kitchen in the centre. You will cook your own meals as a group from food supplies provided by the local partner.

Lage und Freizeit

Hlasnice (215 inhabitants) in the Olomouc region. It is located 20 km to the west from the city of Olomouc, at the foot of Low Jeseniky Mountains. It is possible that for 1 or 2 days you will 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), do a barbecue party, go swimming, try horse-riding, visit the nearby historical towns of Sternberk and Olomouc, go hiking to the Jeseniky Mountains and to the Sovinec Castle, etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This workcamp takes place in a small village of Hlasnice in the northern part of Moravia in cooperation with the local municipality. The village and its citizens try to revive public places for relaxing and leisure activities - the community centre with playground and sports equipment, and hiking and cycling trails in the surroundings of the village. Students of Mendel University in Brno created landscape proposals for opening these trails to the public. Since 2016 local volunteers have been preparing the first trail in order to create a connection with neighbouring villages. International workcamps have been organized in Hlasnice ever since 2017. The aim of this workcamps is to help with revitalization of the area around the community centre, making the trails accessible for public, and to create space for exchange of experience with the local community.

Treffpunkt

Hlasnice. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes at least 3 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

At the end of the workcamp, you can attend a traditional race of historical cars in Sternberk. The community house is equipped with barrier-free entrance and toilets - project is open to wheelchair users. See photos from the 2018 workcamp: goo.gl/Cy1w3H.

Anforderungen

This workcamp is perfect for everyone who wants to volunteer in the countryside, to take a part in renovation of public space and who is interested in discovering rural life in the Czech Republic. Volunteers interested in working with children during the traditional event are welcome. Allergies notice: pollen. No alcohol is allowed while working.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Hlasnice Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Rock Summer in Kozolupy SDA 107
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23/08/2019 - 2/09/2019
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15 Freiwillige
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You will help to maintain the local church which will include for example cleaning statues, washing tiles, sanding benches or painting beams. You will also work in an old municipal orchard where you will repair fences, cut old trees and bushes and clean the area. There will be other tasks in the village, depending on the current need. At the ending of the workcamp (31st Aug.), there will be a traditional one-day festival Rock Summer on the Mze River, where the volunteers will help mainly with preparations of the event (building stalls and fences) and with cleaning afterwards. You will not have to work a lot during the event, so you can enjoy yourselves during the festival. Study part: Meeting local children at a summer camp and getting to know each other through games, having discussions with local people and the members of the local action group, organizing a football match with the local team, having an international dinner or a barbecue.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

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, lunch and dinner will be provided in a local restaurant, so you can taste traditional Czech cuisine.

Lage und Freizeit

Kozolupy (1,100 inhabitants) in the Pilsen Region. It is located near the Hrachalusky Dam and about 10 km from Pilsen. Leisure time: You can go on a trip to the city of Pilsen (guided tours, visiting the famous brewery etc.), do hiking trips in the countryside, explore the region (e.g. Chotesov Monastery, a historical town of Dobrany, Krizovy Vrch observation tower), swim in the Hracholusky Dam, or do other sport activities etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is held in cooperation with Local Action Group (MAS) Radbuza and the municipality Kozolupy. The aim of MAS Radbuza is the protection of regional values such as well-preserved nature, rich culture and healthy environment, and supporting citizen initiatives at a local and regional level. Kozolupy is a small but active village and the 2017 Village of the Year Award winner for their social life. The aim of the workcamp is to help the municipality with maintenance of a church, revitalization of orchards and preparations of a rock festival. You will also have an opportunity to experience life in the countryside.

Treffpunkt

Kozolupy. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes nearly 2 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Anforderungen

We are looking for responsible and passionate volunteers.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Kozolupy Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Back to Nature SDA 407
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25/08/2019 - 8/09/2019
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12 Freiwillige
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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 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) and as the project is situated directly at the border on Germany, a trip to Germany can be organized as well. In your free time, you can play games, 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 20th time! The goal is to help maintain meadows in a nature protected area and maintain the campsite.

Treffpunkt

Stara Knizeci Hut, part of the village Lesna. The public transport to Stara Knizeci Hut during summer holidays is very limited - there are only few connections from Prague on 25th August. The last train leaves Prague train station at 12:45 and arrives in Stara Knizeci Hut at 16:15 so it is strongly recommended to arrive in Prague one day before the workcamp starts to make it on time. Detailed travel advice will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

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 - some will travel to Prague by van and car on Thursday 5th, some by bus one day later. All the volunteers will meet again in Prague on 6th Sept. in the evening. Accommodation in Prague will be provided. The departure day is 8th September, please arrange your travel plans accordingly. Please see the photos from previous years before you apply: goo.gl/UDGSqc

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 17 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Stara Knizeci Hut Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Volunteering in Dysina SDA 108
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25/08/2019 - 14/09/2019
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The work will be mainly manual and outdoors. You will do different gardening works (cutting bushes and grass, raking etc.) and some other renovation and maintenance tasks (around the local kindergarten and primary school). You will also help to prepare a beer festival. Bring solid shoes and working clothes for different kinds of weather. 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: You can get familiar with the local history and culture by meeting local community. During the beer festival, you will get the opportunity to present your town or country to locals. You will have a chance to learn some basics of golf, there will be a two-hour lesson of golf provided for the volunteers in the golf terrain nearby. You will also visit the local horse stables.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In a local community centre on (gym) mattresses. There is 1 room for sleeping (women and men share the same room) and 1 common room with a kitchen corner. Please bring a sleeping bag and be ready for basic conditions - the showers are in cabins of the football pitch about 10 mins walk from the accommodation. There is a possibility to have your clothes washed. Most meals will be served in the local school canteen and some will be prepared by the group. Vegetarian diet is possible.

Lage und Freizeit

Dysina (about 1500 inhabitants) is located at about 10 km from Pilsen in the western part of Czech Republic. Leisure time: Excursion to Pilsen (European Cultural Capital 2015), trips to the surrounding countryside, visit of cultural and historical sights, campfire, going swimming, doing sports in the sports ground near the accommodation, playing board games, etc.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is organized in a small village of Dysina, Western Bohemia, in cooperation with the local municipality. The village has an industrial history and nowadays, there is a strong connection to the personality of the U.S. General Patton who freed Western part of Czechoslovakia at the end of WWII with the troops (there is even a statue of the general in the village). There are several active associations in the village. The aim of this workcamp is to help to maintain green areas and other public places in the village, to organize a traditional beer festival and to prepare local primary school and kindergarten for the beginning of new school year. Volunteers are invited to Dysina for 14th time this year.

Treffpunkt

Dysina. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note that it takes almost 2 hours to get there from Prague. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

See photos from the previous workcamp: goo.gl/mci6Dr.

Anforderungen

Project is suitable for volunteers who like gardening, are interested in getting to know the life of a small Czech village and who are ready to be in tight contact with the local community, especially children and youth.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Dysina Projekt-Sprache(n) English
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