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country Czech Republic: HeartBeats for Historical Brewery SDA 201
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28/06/2021 - 4/07/2021
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The work will be manual and some can be more physically demanding (depending on your possibilities). You will work to drain the western side of the brewery so that water does not seep into the foundations; to clear and start renovating sunken ceilings in several parts of the brewery after water seepage; to make accessible, clear and repair some former industrial premises; to cultivate part of the castle garden and to renovate some original elements (windows, doors, stairs). Bring working clothes which can get dirty). Study part: Presentation and excursion around the brewery with a historical interpretation, excursion to Janovický Chateau, excursion to Tourist Stamps and maybe some more activities (music, beekeeping).

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodation is set up directly in the brewery building, in its living area in the volunteer clubhouse and there is an emphasis on comfortable living for up to about 10 people, including two toilets, large kitchen, spacious table, room for managers (team room) and extra special entrance directly to inside the brewery. For sleeping there is a sleeping space for 6 people, two sofa beds, a bed in the main bedroom and two beds in the team room. Please bring your own sleeping bags and mats. The brewery includes a part of the castle garden, where you can spend great time in the evening by the fire. The volunteers will cook all the meals together as a group.

Lage und Freizeit

The workcamp will take place directly in the historic Janovice Brewery near Rymarov, which is located in the Jeseniky Protected Landscape Area, next to the trout stream and is part of the Janovice Chateau complex. Janovice is a small village with 670 inhabitants. The brewery is located in the foothills of Praded Mountain and there are opportunities for fantastic trips. Leisure time: There are many beautiful places for trips. In the immediate vicinity and also in the wider vicinity (approx. 20km) of the surroundings there are mountains, lakes, waterfalls, meadows, nature reserves as well as castles, churches, historical monuments.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Spolek pro Obnovu pivovaru v Janovicích is an association that in 2018 took over the more than 200-year-old and neglected former Harrach's brewery in Janovice near Rymarov in the protected landscape area Jeseniky into their hands. The goal is to bring the famous and beautiful brewery near Janovicky chateau to life again. They are united by a love of history and culture, their roots at the border and a desire to leave the world in a better state than they met. The long-term goal is to resume brewing beer, which ceased here in 1946. At the same time, they want to turn the brewery into a cultural center, which will encourage active living with its program. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).

Treffpunkt

Janovice near Rymarov. 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.

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Workcamp is especially suitable for lovers of history and beautiful nature. Allergy notice: Dust, mold, dandelions in summer.

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 17 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Janovice Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Centre for All I SDA 300
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1/07/2021 - 14/07/2021
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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

1st week 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. 2nd week 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. 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

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 16 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).

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.

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to enter Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets. 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: Organic Farming in the Social Centr SDA 301
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2/07/2021 - 17/07/2021
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The work in agriculture is done outdoors and is physically demanding for beginners but is beautiful, makes you stronger and healthier. Some jobs will be also less demanding. The tasks will include: cleansing of a bio potato field (weeding, removing potato beetles); making hay; cutting wood from the forest, collecting herbs in meadows; painting and building fences in the garden, removing muck from stables; repairing fences and shelters for animals. It is necessary to bring sun protection (light clothing, a hat) as well as waterproof, fully enclosed shoes and a raincoat. Study part: Workshops on biodynamic agriculture and crafts (working with wool and wood, baking bread and traditional Czech cakes, production of homemade jams); excursion to a geologist – workshop on the processing of gems. It will be also possible to organize an international afternoon for local children and an evening with Czech folk music and dancing together with the neighbours. If you play any instrument, bring it with you!

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In a historical wooden cottage in several rooms with beds (bed linen provided). There are 3 bathrooms, washing machine, kitchen with an oven, common room, outdoor fireplace. You will have an opportunity to cook for yourselves or you can only help with the cooking. Food comes from our own farm (bio) or other local farms. Meals are always cooked for everyone in the house, mainly vegetarian.

Lage und Freizeit

Nova Ves nad Popelkou (650 inhabitants) – Social Therapeutic Centre Tabor. It is located on the edge of Nature Protected area Bohemian Paradise. A nearby town of Lomnice nad Popelkou is about 4km far away. The historical town of Jicin is 20km away. Leisure time: It will be up to you – there are many options: e.g. trips around - both on foot and by train (Tabor observation tower, ruins of Kumburk and Bradlec, Bohemian Paradise rock town - all-day trip), swimming, playing games, having a campfire, visiting local beekeeper and other craftsmen (wooden toys and musical instruments, home-made cosmetics).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is held in the little village Nova Ves nad Popelkou in Eastern Bohemia in collaboration with the local Social Therapeutic Centre Tabor. The mission of the centre is to integrate people with various disabilities into the society, by means of living in a community and working in biodynamic agriculture and craft workshops. They are inspired by Camphill communities. Besides, the centre supports a community life in the village by maintaining folk traditions and customs. The centre is also a training space for educational programs focused on Waldorf pedagogy; various educational events for schools and public take place here. The aim of the workcamp is to help with different construction, renovation and agricultural tasks. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Responsible Production and Consumption (UN SDG12).

Treffpunkt

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

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets. The workcamp is especially suitable for those who are interested in ecological agriculture and crafts. The premises of the Centre Tabor (both house and garden) are non-smoking, we also do not drink alcohol here. Three people are permanently living in the house. Information for allergic persons: you can meet cats, pollen and hay.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Nova Ves nad Popelkou Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Get Involved in Odolena Voda SDA 101
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3/07/2021 - 16/07/2021
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The work will be manual and mostly outdoors, so get ready to use your muscles. You will work in the local green areas to make the places available and attractive for locals by creating paths (e.g. by cutting grass or branches), by marking paths and collecting garbage. A lot of work will be done outside in all kinds of weather, please bring solid shoes. Study part: Meeting with the local community (e.g. local firemen), a lecture on the cultural monuments of the city and their history, a concert, a visit to the capital city of Prague, a visit to cultural and natural monuments in the area.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In the local primary school. A kitchen, a bathroom and the gym will be available. You will sleep on gym mats in classrooms or the gym. Please, bring your own sleeping bag and a light mat! You will cook your own meals as a group.

Lage und Freizeit

A small town of Odolena Voda (population of 6,000 inhabitants), located approximately a half an hour drive from the outskirts of Prague. Leisure time: You can visit the local baroque church, fortress and museum; go on a hiking trip to close-by volcanoes, a trip to Prague, to the Veltrusy castle or a cycling trip to the town of Melnik. There is a possibility to use the community sports facilities for playing football, basketball, volleyball and beach volleyball and tennis. A BBQ party with locals will be organized during the workcamp. There is also a natural swimming pool in Odolena Voda. Please bring a swimming suit.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp takes place in a small town of Odolena Voda in cooperation with the local municipality. The town hall aims at creating good conditions for living, working, spending free time and enjoying the environment for its inhabitants. The main focus is on landscape regeneration and leisure time activities, such as social and cultural events or sports facilities. The aim of the workcamp is to help with renovation of the public space in the town, to create new play structures for children and maintain local green areas. This year, the workcamp will be organized for the 5th time. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).

Treffpunkt

Odolena Voda. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes around 30 min to get there from Prague (there are many buses going every day). The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

This workcamp needs volunteers who aren’t afraid of physically demanding work and who enjoy working outdoor in all kinds of weather (it can get quite hot in summer). You can learn to work with different tools under supervision. Some work tasks will involve minor construction so you can use your skills or learn new ones. See photos from the previous workcamp: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/get-involved-in-odolena-voda-2019/

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Odolena Voda Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: International Workcamp in Mountain SDA 102
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6/07/2021 - 19/07/2021
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The work will take place in different villages in the Ore Mountains region. Work will include activities, such as whitewashing walls, painting and cutting boards, landscaping, cleaning the garden or adjacent areas, creating texts for the association, preparation of cultural meeting for the public. The work will usually take place near the place of accommodation or within walking distance. The transfer between the individual host organizations is included in the workcamp schedule and it is possible to walk or cycle to the next location (approx. 12 km away). You can come to the workcamp on your own (mountain) bike, or use bicycle transport in combination with a train or bus connection (trains operate only on weekends and public holidays). We will provide several mountain bikes for the needs of the workcamp. We recommend participants to take older clothes to work and be equipped for colder, mountain weather, including sturdy shoes and raincoats. Study part: You can participate in an upcycling workshop, an expert lecture on local and regional history, a meeting with the community for a barbecue, etc. In case of interest, we welcome the initiative of volunteers to organize an international evening or a cultural festival for the public, for which we will provide them with support and facilities. Participants are welcome to bring their recipes or food to share.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodation will be in 3 different locations in brick buildings, you need your own sleeping bag and a mat. There will be separate showers and toilets, a shared kitchen and a meeting room. It is also possible to camp in all places, if the participants would prefer this accommodation option and are more comfortable on their own. You can bring your own tent or let us know and we will organise one for you (no need to travel with the tent the whole way). You will cook all the meals together as a group. The nearest restaurant is approx. 2 km away. Accomodation location dates are: Prisecnice zije - Preßnitz lebt (Vysluni 198, Czech Republic), 6.-10.7.2021; Naturherberge Hammerwerk e. V. (Johstadt, Germany), 10.-14.7.2021; Cottage Krusnohorka (Kovarska, Czech Republic), 14.-19.7.2021.

Lage und Freizeit

The workcamp will take place in three places, in the localities of Vysluni, Schmalzgrube and Kovarska, where the participants will gradually move (on foot, by bike). All the villages are located on the ridge of the Ore Mountains (Krušné hory, Erzgebirge) at an altitude of about 800 m above sea level. The area is a Czech-German periphery from which many people move to larger cities and it is largely used for recreation. The population that lives permanently there belongs more to the older generation (with lower education), but recently, for example, young families with children have been moving there. In recent decades, however, the trend of emigration has prevailed on both sides of the border. Leisure time: Sightseeing in the region, hiking in the Ore Mountains, swimming, an excursion to a nearby tourist attractions (museum of the Air Battle 1944), a steam train ride, a guided walk to explore the region and its traditions.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This workcamp is organized by NGO Anitkomplex in cooperation with NGO Prisecnice zije - Preßnitz lebt, NGO Naturherberge Hammerwerk and NGO Nadrazi Kovarska. Antikomplex seeks to prevent resurfacing historical traumas, which can be a source of populist manipulation that abuses historical traumas and baptisms to achieve political goals. In their activities, they focus mainly on the coexistence of Czech and German culture in the Czech lands and on critical knowledge and reflection on this coexistence. The aim of the workcamp is to support local actors in their environmental sustainable activities in the region and thus to strengthen democratic structures and active citizenship on the periphery (with the active participation of workcamp participants). The workcamp will take place in the Ore Mountains region at Czech-German borders in different locations of all three hosting NGOs. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11) and Partnership for the Goals (UN SDG17).

Treffpunkt

Vysluni Nr. 198 (in Chomutov region). The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes about 2,5 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

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The workcamp is especially suitable for participants who are interested in Czech-German topics or want to practice the language of their neighbours (Czech, German). We welcome the proactive approach of the participants and the sharing of their own skills or interests (like playing a musical instrument, sharing their talents). We can have a good time even without an excess of alcohol and drug use, and we expect a similar approach from the participants.

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Vysluni Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Renovate Art Centre in Prague SDA A01ESC
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10/07/2021 - 24/07/2021
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You will help with a festival Nulty bod (Point Zero) with organization at the festival, production work consisting of guiding visitors, cultivation of indoor and outdoor spaces, physical work: renovation of garden furniture, work in the garden, moving items, help in a cafe or its beautification, help with cleaning the premises. Work gloves and tools will be provided. Transport to the place of work will be by public transport or on bikes. Bring some comfortable working clothes which can get dirty or damaged. The work is not physically demanding or complicated, but any DIY skills are welcome. Study part: Look behind the scenes and learn what is necessary to run a theatre, studios and the entire community center. You will have an excursion of the historical Invalidovna building. You can join the program of Nulty bod festival. In case of interest a movement lesson with an ALTA member. A guided tour around Prague can be arranged as well.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In Prague-Holesovice, accommodation will be arranged in the rehearsal place of Studio ALTA (in the old premises) – please, bring your own mat, a sleeping bag and a pillow. 1-2 showers and 2 toilets are available. In Invalidovna (in Prague-Karlin where you will work), there will be an improvised kitchen where you can cook. You will prepare meals together as a group. There will be also be one common dinner prepared by the local partner to get to know each other.

Lage und Freizeit

Prague-Karlin is an attractive part of Prague situated on the bank of the river Vltava which flows through the whole city. Karlin is a developing (and, unfortunately, also a gentrified) metropolitan area, where there are many cultural organizations, cafes and bars. Near ALTA there are also many places suitable for nice walks. Located close to the main train station, Studio ALTA offers a train trip. Leisure time: In Stromovka Park, close to the accommodation, you can walk on a slackline, do different sports, go jogging, take a sunbath or play board games. In the Karlin district you can also go to a theatre, cinema or visit a concert in Kasarna Karlin (former barracks close to the Invalidovna). It is also possible to go for a trip (by a train) outside Prague (have a barbecue or bath in a lake). Right next to ALTA (accommodation), there are two climbing walls (rope and boulder).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Studio ALTA is a multicultural space and a creative hub focused on contemporary dance. ALTA recently moved to a new building, Invalidovna a baroque building close to the city center, in Karlin district. The newly moved studio runs an ALTA ROOM (performance venue), rehearsal rooms for artistic research and creative workshops, community space, ateliers, a café and shared offices. The artistic program of Studio ALTA emphasizes courageous and innovative pieces that encourage engagement, creativity, sharing, and an open minded and constructive dialogue. The theatre is closed during summer, so can have a look behind the curtain and see what ordinary visitors cannot. The aim of the workcamp is to participate in the operation of the centre. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).

Treffpunkt

Studio Alta, Prague-Holesovice (U Vystaviste 21, 170 00 Prague 7). The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

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There is a cat called Cica living in the Studio ALTA (in case you are allergic). This workcamp is mainly for people who are interested in culture and arts. We welcome responsible, skillful and independent people, who can sensitively combine work and fun. We prefer communicative and courageous people who can easily fit into new environments and collectives. People only interested in visiting Prague are advised to choose another type of program.

Anforderungen

Please send a short motivation letter with your application with your motivation for joining the project in Studio ALTA. 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.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 30 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Urxova / Invalidovna Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Free Farm SDA A02ESC
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11/07/2021 - 25/07/2021
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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 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. 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

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

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. You can learn more about the Free Farm on: www.svobodny-statek.cz.

Anforderungen

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.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 30 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Terezin u Pamatniku Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: BumbleBEe Summer Camp SDA 302
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11/07/2021 - 24/07/2021
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You will take part in organizing a day camp for children. Children stay at the camp during the day but they sleep at home. You will actively participate in all the camp activities and you will help create the program and the activities during the week. You have the opportunity to discover different places of the Liberec region, working in the valuable areas the hosting organization takes care of.  Be ready to work outdoors, in wet areas, under all types of weather (rain, wind). Waterproof clothes with long sleeves, long trousers, and a raincoat are necessary. These clothes will protect you against insects and plants. Study part: There are some interactive field excursions planned for volunteers to get to know the locations where they are going to work, to understand why their work is needed and beneficial.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will stay at the organization’s headquarters in Liberec. You will share a common sleeping room with all the volunteers. There are 2 kitchens, a bathroom, 3 toilets and a common room. Bring your own sleeping bag. You will prepare your meals together with children during the camp and you will bring them to the workplace. You will prepare dinner together as a group. Bring a lunchbox with you.

Lage und Freizeit

Liberec and its surrounding areas; organization’s locations- Jablonne, Novy Bor and Padouchov - areas of the Jizera Mountains in the north of Bohemia. The area is known for its surrounding mountains that are easily accessible. Leisure time: You can go hiking in the beautiful surrounding landscape, visit nearby castles and climb the Jested Mountain - the highest peak in the region. The city of Liberec offers many possibilities to enjoy culture, visit the local zoo, botanical garden go-carts, etc. Trips outside Liberec will also be organized, volunteers can visit for example Sloup rock castle, Lemberk castle, go canoeing or hiking in the Jizera Mountains.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the local NGO Cmelak - Friends of Nature Society whose activities are focused on the support of a sustainable way of life, practical nature protection, and environmental education. They transform environmentally damaged and abandoned areas into locations that are attractive for both people and nature. In one area of the Jizera Mountains, they create a New Virgin Forest - a location where unnatural spruce tree monoculture is being replaced by seedlings of original trees. In another area, they maintain wetlands. The aim of this workcamp is to help at a summer camp for children that focuses on practical nature protection in several different locations that Cmelak takes care of (both forests and wetlands). Volunteers will learn about the local region and its flora and will spread the idea of volunteering among locals. Cmelak has organized 18 workcamps so far. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Life on Land (UN SDG15).

Treffpunkt

Liberec. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes 1,5 hours to get there from Prague. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

You will spend a lot of time outdoors so you can get into contact with different kinds of plants, herbs, pollen, and insects. Please bring a sleeping bag, lunchbox, waterproof clothes, and shoes.

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets. During the workcamp, you will spend a lot of time with children. This is why we require a certificate of good conduct and a medical form. We are looking for volunteers who like working with children, nature, being outside and are eager to learn new things about nature protection.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Liberec Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Grabstejn Castle I SDA H01ESC
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12/07/2021 - 26/07/2021
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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’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. In this project, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).

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

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. Visit the website of the castle: https://www.hrad-grabstejn.cz/en.

Anforderungen

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.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 30 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Chotyne Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Farmstudio - Art, History and Natur SDA 203
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25/07/2021 - 2/08/2021
Extra-Gebühr EUR 25
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Work will be diverse and manual, you will be able to choose according to your interest and physical abilities. The tasks include preservation and preservation of historically valuable wooden beams, landscaping (digging, soil distribution) for outdoor art installations, restoration of windows and doors, moving and repairing material, construction of stone beds, grinding, painting, cleaning of attic space etc. For those interested, there is a possibility of more professional classical construction work (masonry, plastering). Please bring clothes that can get dirty and/or damaged, a cap and sturdy shoes. Study part: Farmstudio presentation, its history, development, vision; photography workshops; wood and metal restoration workshop, a lecture on contemporary art and a guided walk in protected landscape area Kokorinsko.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In Farmstudio- sleeping in 2 bedrooms with beds and sheets. There is a common room, three toilets, a shower and a kitchen. You will cook all your meals together as a group.

Lage und Freizeit

Vysoka is located 8 km from Melnik, on the edge of the protected landscape area Kokorinsko. The village has a shop, two churches and a pastry shop with a gallery. Leisure time: Swimming in a nearby natural lake, having a campfire. If interested trips to the protected landscape area Kokorinsko; a tour of the historic center of Melnik, including an underground tour; a guided tour of the chateau and historical mill in Libechov; a visit to the First Republic swimming pool in Mseno combined with a tourist trip; overnight stay in the wild (own sleeping bag required).

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is organized in cooperation with a NGO Farmstudio, which is an association that creates space for contemporary art and participates in saving and restoring cultural heritage. Farmstudio is located in a protected ladnscape area Kokorinsko, in a village Vysoka, and it resides in unique premises of a former farmhouse from the beginning of the 19th century. It provides facilities In addition to organizing its own exhibition program and events, it offers its premises to other cultural entities for creative residencies, workshops, festivals, concerts, theatre and other activities (photography, painting, spatial creation, performance, site-specific, occupational therapy, alternative lifestyle, etc.). The complex is undergoing a gradual reconstruction of the building of cultural and historical significance without subsidies or other support from public sources, which is why there is always needed volunteer work and the aim of this workcamp. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).

Treffpunkt

Vysoka. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note that it takes around 1 hour to get there from Prague. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

Food will be vegetarian, but meat can be prepared individually. Please bring a sleeping bag in case of an overnight trip.

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets. Workcamp is for those who are interested in cultural heritage, nature and manual work. The workcamp is not suitable for people with allergies to dust or cats (they are present on the property). 17 years old volunteers need parental authorisation.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 17 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Vysoka Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: BumbleBEe Part of Nature SDA 401
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1/08/2021 - 15/08/2021
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You will have the opportunity to discover different places of Liberec region, working in the valuable areas the hosting organization takes care of. The tasks will consist of 1) work in the forestlands: work in the tree nurseries including preparation and weeding of beds and repairing fences; cutting and collecting grass and branches, collecting garbage, etc. 2) maintenance in the wetlands (cutting grass, cutting reed; removing reed and other plants from water pools, deepening water pools, cutting out wood). Be ready to work manually and outdoors, in wet areas, under all types of weather (rain, wind). Waterproof clothes with long sleeves, long trousers, a raincoat, and rubber boots are necessary. These clothes will protect you against insects and plants. Study part: There are some interactive field excursions planned for volunteers to get to know the locations where they are going to work, to understand why their work is needed and beneficial.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will stay at 2 different places. The first week you will stay at a cottage in Padouchov area- common sleeping in the attic, 1 dry toilet, a bathroom, a common room with a kitchen. The second week you will sleep at the castle Novy Falkenburk- 4 bedrooms, 2 toilets, 2 showers, a kitchen with dining room, small swimming pool. You will sleep on beds or mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bag. You will prepare your meals together as a group and you will bring snacks and lunch to the workplace. Bring a lunchbox with you.

Lage und Freizeit

Jablonne v Podjestedi, Novy Bor and Padouchov - areas of the Jested mountain ridge in the north of Bohemia. The area is known for its surrounding mountains that are easily accessible. Leisure time: You can go hiking in the beautiful surrounding landscape, visit nearby castles and climb the Jested Mountain - the highest peak in the region. The city of Liberec offers many possibilities to enjoy culture, visit the local zoo, botanical garden go-carts, etc. Trips outside Liberec will also be organized, volunteers can visit for example Sloup rock castle, Lemberk castle, you can go canoeing or hiking to the Jizera Mountains.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the local NGO Cmelak - Friends of Nature Society whose activities are focused on the support of a sustainable way of life, practical nature protection, and environmental education. They transform environmentally damaged and abandoned areas into locations that are attractive for both people and nature. In one area of the Jested Mountain Ridge, they create a New Virgin Forest - a location where unnatural spruce tree monoculture is being replaced by seedlings of original trees. In another area, they maintain wetlands. The aim of this workcamp is to help with practical nature protection in several different locations that Cmelak takes care of (both forests and wetlands). Volunteers will learn about the local region and its flora and will spread the idea of volunteering among locals. Cmelak has organized 18 workcamps so far. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Life on Land (UN SDG15).

Treffpunkt

Jablonne v Podjestedi. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes 2,5 hours to get there from Prague. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

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 a sleeping bag, lunchbox, waterproof clothes, and shoes. See photos from the previous workcamp: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/bumblebee-part-of-nature-2019/ . We are looking for volunteers who like nature, being outside and are eager to learn new things about nature protection. Please bring a backpack instead of a suitcase as we will move a lot during the workcamp.

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Jablonne v Podjestedi Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Volunteers for Porta Coeli Monaster SDA 204
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2/08/2021 - 15/08/2021
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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. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).

Treffpunkt

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

Protective equipment (gloves, glasses, respirators) will be provided by the hosting organization. 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-2020/

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets. 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: Nature and Community Life in Jilemn SDA 104
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4/08/2021 - 13/08/2021
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The work will be diverse and it will take place both in Jilemnice and in the nearby national park. In Krkonose National Park the main task will be the maintenance of forests and meadows (mowing meadows, cleaning forests etc.). Volunteers will also help a pilgrim place in Jilemnice. Volunteers will have the opportunity to co-organize the screening of a human rights document. Most of the work will be outdoors, so we recommend volunteers to bring suitable clothes, shoes and a raincoat. Study part: An excursion will be organized to see the production of glass beads at a company Rautis, which is newly enlisted in UNESCO list of cultural heritage. There will be screening of a human rights movie, a visit to the museum of skiing history and to the biathlon area. There will also be a workshop on bird watching, catching and ringing.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will stay in the building of the local high school. You will sleep in classrooms. Please bring you own sleeping bags and mats! There are plenty of showers and toilets at the school. We will make a kitchen from a separate room and we will also equip it (cookers, utensils, electric kettle,...). You will prepare your meals together as a group. As part of reducing the ecological impact of the workcamp, we will prepare mostly meatless meals. There is a free playground next to the school.

Lage und Freizeit

The workcamp will take place in Jilemnice, which is a small town in the Liberec Region, in the north of the Czech Republic. It has around 5400 inhabitants. The roots of the town go back to the 14th century with many historical monuments preserved in the centre of the town. Jilemnice is called the gateway to the Krkonose Mountains and it is surrounded by picturesque nature. Leisure time: Jilemnice has many possibilities for entertainment whether going on trips to nearby ponds or campfire evenings in the woods. Movie nights at the cinema can be arranged. There are many sports opportunities- there is a swimming pool, sports hall and outdoor pitch in Jilemnice. Also international evenings will be organized- please bring your favorite recipes (or special ingredients if needed) to share with other volunteers and locals.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The workcamp will take place in Jilemnice in cooperation with a scout centre and with an initiative MNOHO SVETU. MNOHO SVETU (MANY WORLDS) is a community of people in Jilemnice that is primarily linked by the interest in human rights. They have been organizing a film festival, charity fundraisers and discussions in Jilemnice (and its surroundings) for seven years. They help with charity projects or organize them ourselves. The aim of the workcamp is to acquaint volunteers with Jilemnice and vice versa, to show them the importance of promoting human rights and democracy through a community of active citizens and to learn how to build a community in their countries. It also aims to show the volunteers and the locals the importance of nature conservation. 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

Jilemnice. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note that it takes over 2 hours to get there from Prague - Cerny Most bus station. 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. Please bring some old clothes that can get dirty or damaged and sturdy shoes.

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Jilemnice Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Prepare an Eco-centre Skalka SDA 402
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7/08/2021 - 14/08/2021
Extra-Gebühr EUR 25
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The work will be physical and mainly outdoors. It will include creating a trail for bare feet - cutting, grinding and laying of wooden curbs for the trail; preparing fillings from various materials, creating low rope obstacles - tensioning and tying ropes; mowing meadows, raking, removal of grass and trees. Since most of the work will be outdoors, we recommend volunteers to bring suitable clothes that can get dirty or damaged, sturdy shoes and a raincoat. Study part: There will be different workshops, international evenings, or a lecture on local history, depending on volunteers’ interest.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

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

Lage und Freizeit

The eco-centre Skalka is located in Hrabetice, which is part of the village of Janov nad Nisou. The village is located on the edge of the Jizera Mountains. Leisure time: There are many possibilities for trips such as different hiking trips to the Jizera Mountains (Hrabetice is considered one of the entry points to the mountains), bike/scooter rental (there is a sports equipment rental nearby, where you can rent bikes or scooters for the whole day), board games.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This workcamp is organized with Association for Jizera Mountains. They have been operating in the Jizera Mountains since 1999. They run an eco-centre in the middle of the forests - here we offer quality educational programs that draw children and adults into the adventure of exploring nature. We provide practical measures - planting original trees, restoration of tourist infrastructure, the establishment of natural gardens. We strive to preserve the natural values of the Jizera Mountains for future generations. We are currently setting up a new eco-centre on the opposite side of the Jizera Mountains in Hrabetice, which is part of the village of Janov nad Nisou. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the new eco-centre and create a better background for outdoor activities. 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

Hrabetice (in Janov nad Nisou). The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note that it can take over 2,5 hours to get there from Prague. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

Weitere Infos

You will spend a lot of time outdoors so you can get into contact with different kinds of plants, herbs, pollen, and insects. Please bring some old clothes that can get dirty or damaged and sturdy shoes.

Anforderungen

Due to current travel restrictions we only accept volunteers from Europe, who do not need visa to travel to Czech Republic. Participation fee: Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 25 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Hrabetice (Janos nad Nisou) Projekt-Sprache(n) English
country Czech Republic: Veseli Castle SDA H02ESC
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8/08/2021 - 22/08/2021
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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: construction of a wooden plank fence - painting wood, working with a hammer, screwing and assembling the fence; work in the castle park - raking grass, transporting wood, transporting rake grass on a wheel, trimming small branches; work in the castle - clearing the remains of wooden elements that remained in the walls after the demolition of the beams. Transportation to the place of work is daily 10 mins by train. The work can be physically demanding, but everyone will contribute only as much as they can. 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. 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. In this project, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).

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

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.

Anforderungen

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.
Organisation INEX-SDA Alter 18 - 30 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Pocinovice Projekt-Sprache(n) English
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