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Czech Republic Czech Republic: Weekend of Open Gardens at Veseli Castle (SDAW1)

Dates

07/06/2024   -   09/06/2024

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Czech Republic

Fee

CZK 1500
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Train station: Pocinovice.
Map

Work

Work will include planting flowers and bushes, incorporating natural elements into the garden, cutting overgrown trees, repairing the stone wall and cleaning the castle. Bring suitable clothes and shoes for work that can get dirty or damaged. The castle where you will work is a 10-minute train ride away. As most of the work will be done outdoors, please, bring a waterproof jacket or a raincoat and a hat to protect you from the sun. No previous experience with this kind of work is required.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is provided in a family house in the village of Pocinovice. You will sleep in two large rooms on mattresses. Please, bring your sleeping bag! WIFI and a washing machine are available. There is also a bathroom (2 toilets and 1 shower) and a kitchen available. Breakfast, dinner, and snacks will be provided by the campleaders and the local partner. Lunch will be delivered to the work site.

Location and leisure

The Veseli Castle is located in the foothills of the Sumava Mountains in the small village of Veseli nad Uhlavou. The nearest bigger cities are Klatovy and Domazlice. Pilsen, the Czech capital of beer, is 50 km away from the site. The castle is surrounded by the picturesque South Bohemian countryside and the Sumava National Park is very close by. Everywhere is good phone reception. There is also an ATM in the village where you will be accommodated.

After work, you can visit some interesting places in the vicinity such as the lookout tower of Saint Marketa or Klenova Castle.

Project hosted by

Although the database shows a different amount, the participation fee for this work camp is only 500 CZK!

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the association Tvrz Veseli („Fortress Veseli “) in the small village of Veseli nad Uhlavou near the Sumava National Park. Veseli Castle was built on the site of an older fortress in the second half of the 19th century, and previous regimes left the castle in very poor condition. The mission of the association is to renovate the castle to its original form and reopen its gates to the public again - mainly for cultural and educational purposes. The goal of this workcamp is to maintain and restore the castle park, build a fence, repair a stone wall and clean the cellar of the castle. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport take the the trolleybus line number 59 to the final stop “Nadrazi Veleslavin”. Change to the green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at the “Muzeum” stop and change to the red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, and go to the “Hlavni Nadrazi” stop. This is the main train station in Prague. From the main station take the train R 766 Berounka at 12:53 to Klatovy and then change to the train Os17562 at 15:40 from Klatovy to Pocinovice, where you will arrive at 15:58. The accommodation is located at a walking distance of 500 meters from the train station of Pocinovice. The meeting point is the accommodation. Please note it takes over 3 hours to get there from Prague. Detailed information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

You will be introduced to the history of the castle and meet the local community.

Requirements

Although the database shows a different amount, the participation fee for this work camp is only 500 CZK!

Please, bring suitable work clothes and shoes, a raincoat and a sleeping bag.

The workcamp is suitable for fans of history, and culture and for those seeking insights into the Czech countryside.

Czech Republic Czech Republic: Ghosts of the Ore Mountains (SDA100)

Dates

28/06/2024   -   04/07/2024

Feedback from 193 volunteers

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Renovation
Manual Work
1
Place(s)
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Already accepted volunteers from

Finland Germany Spain

Fee

CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 1500 to be paid now.
EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop : Hroznetin, nam.
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Work

The work will be mainly manual and outdoors in all kinds of weather. It consists of grass cutting, raking, removal of trees, restoration of abandoned grave sites, and sweeping of roads. Planting of fruit avenues - digging holes, tree handling, planting, watering. Volunteers will be equipped with work gloves, shovels, picks, rakes and other necessary tools or equipment. Please bring some old clothes that may get dirty or even damaged, a raincoat in case of rainy weather and a hat in case of sunny weather.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in the town community centre. Volunteers will have the whole floor for themselves. There is an equipped kitchen with a cooker, a fridge and a microwave. Wifi is available. Please bring a sleeping bag and a pillow (and bed sheets if you need them). Showers will be available at the local school, about 300m away.

Lunch will be provided by the partner, vegetarian meals will be available, and the participants will be able to choose from the menu. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the volunteers themselves.

Location and leisure

The workcamp takes place in Hroznetin, a small town in western Bohemia with about 2,000 inhabitants. There is a small grocery store, a school, and a post office. There is good phone reception. The closest cities are Ostrov (5 km) and Karlovy Vary (12 km) where you can find doctors, pharmacies and ATMS. The region is popular among tourists for its beautiful countryside near the Ore Mountains.

There is a possibility to arrange a trip to Karlovy Vary - a city famous not only for its world-famous spa but also for the Film Festival that will take place at that time. You can visit the town of Ostrov and its sights - the castle garden, also known as the 8th wonder of the world, the local monument zone in the city centre, the Prince's Palace, Ostrov Castle, beautiful churches and monasteries. A campfire with the local community will be arranged and if interested some local associations can present their activities.

Project hosted by

This workcamp will take place in the small town of Hroznetin, at the foot of the picturesque Ore Mountains in cooperation with the Local Action Group Krusne Hory (Ore Mountains). The LAG focuses on the support and development of the region through organizing and funding educational and cultural projects, connecting various stakeholders, preparing tourist brochures or co-organizing volunteer activities. The main aim of the workcamp is to introduce the volunteers to the cultural heritage (UNESCO) and natural beauty of the Krusne Hory and to present the local history and the importance of the work concerning the significance of the place. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

Directly from the Prague airport, take the Regiojet bus at noon to the Karlovy Vary bus terminal. Get off at the bus stop “Karlovy Vary Terminal”. Then change to bus 420310 17 in the direction of “Hroznetin, nam.” leaving at 14:55. get off at the last stop “Hroznetin, nam.”, your campleader will be waiting there for you and take you to the accommodation. Please be aware that the journey will take you approximately 3 hours. Detailed travel information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

You will learn about the history and a vision of the future development of the town Hroznetin, and learn about Czech culture and the beautiful nature surrounding the place.

Requirements

We are looking for volunteers eager to get to know Czech culture and life in a small village.

Bring clothes and shoes suitable for work, a raincoat, a towel, a sleeping bag and a pillow. It is necessary to respect the quiet hours from 22:00 - 06:00, smoking is prohibited in the building. Work is outdoors in nature, dusty environment must be taken into account : the risk of allergic reactions.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: HeartBeats for Historical Brewery (SDA200)

Dates

28/06/2024   -   11/07/2024

Feedback from 193 volunteers

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Renovation
Manual Work

Already accepted volunteers from

Spain France Italy

Fee

CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 1500 to be paid now.
EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Rymarov Janovice Zamek
Map

Work

The main task of this workcamp is the reconstruction of the historic wall that was once the edge of the horse stable on our property. The work of reconstructing a wall is not too exhausting and is suitable for all genders and ages; patience and determination are key qualities. In addition to this, smaller tasks such as removing the woody plants around the building, collecting rubbish, cleaning the cellars etc., are also on the agenda. Working boots are essential, and we recommend taking a headlamp or other flashlight.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in an apartment directly in the brewery. The apartment consists of a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, a bathroom with a shower and 2 toilets. Volunteers can sleep in the living room or there is also another smaller bedroom on matrasses in the sleeping bags. Bring your sleeping bag and a mat (and a small pillow if you need). The washing machine, dryer, hairdryer, shower gels and shampoos are available. Wifi is also available. The volunteers will cook the meals together in the fully equipped kitchen from the provided ingredients. Vegan and vegetarian meals are possible.

Location and leisure

The workcamp takes place in Janovice near Rymarov in a protected landscape area of the Jeseniky mountains. Janovice is a small village with 670 inhabitants located in the foothills of Praded Mountain (the highest peak of Jeseniky Mountains), therefore offering many fantastic trips. There is a grocery store in the village and a good phone reception everywhere. The closest ATMs and pharmacies are located in the nearby town of Rymarov.

Trip to Karlova Studanka (a unique mountain spa with preserved buildings from the late eighteenth century), Sovinec Castle, the highest mountain in Moravia Praded or the largest waterfalls in northern Moravia. In addition, there are plenty of locations within walking distance that provide spectacular views of the mountain panoramas. On the grounds of the chateau, you can visit the exhibition of the National Heritage Institute in the chateau building.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Association for the Renovation of the Brewery in Janovice which in 2018 took over the more than 200-year-old and neglected brewery in the village of Janovice in northern Moravia. This workcamp aims to reconstruct, revitalize and clean up the old brewery to fulfil the long-term goal of the association – to turn the brewery into a local cultural centre for residents of Janovice. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take the the trolleybus line number 59 to Nadrazi Veleslavin stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Muzeum” and change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, go 1 stop and get off at “Hlavni Nadrazi” stop (main railway station). Take Regiojet train RJ 1007 towards Havirov at 11:50 and get off at 13:40 in Zabreh nad Morave. Change to train Os3724 towards Kouty n. Desnou at 14:08, and get off in Sumperk at 14:26. Then walk 5min to catch a bus 920 towards Ostrava from Sumperk bus station at 14:35. Get off the bus on the stop Rymarov Janovice Zamek at 15:26. Please note that it takes close to 4 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

Volunteers will start the workcamp with the workshop "Reconstruction of Historical Stone Walls". There will be a possibility to have a guided tour of the castle including a tour around the brewery, visit the local museum, the brocade production exhibition, or the region's outstanding Baroque sacred monument.

Requirements

Bring a sleeping bag and mat. We also recommend to pack a water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

Beware of allergies: dust. The workcamp is open to everyone, the work can be adjusted to accommodate everyone’s physical ability.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Summer in the Elbe Lowlands (SDA101)

Dates

30/06/2024   -   12/07/2024

Feedback from 193 volunteers

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Manual Work
Environmental

Already accepted volunteers from

South Korea Mexico France Spain

Fee

CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 1500 to be paid now.
EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
14
Still room for
7 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Train station : Pecky.
Map

Work

The rectory garden was full of woody plants, dry trees and things that time has brought and is surrounded by ruins of buildings without much historical value. The long-term goal is to restore the garden and instead build an open, living community garden that will be used year-round by the local community as a space for relaxation, community meetings and cultural events, especially with environmental content. Volunteers will help with the landscaping of the garden, construction of a fire pit, establishment of garden elements, removal of woody plants in the area of the future sports field, and sorting of construction materials. In case of heavy rain, volunteers will clean the unused part of the rectory. Most of the work will be outside and manual, so bring suitable clothes and shoes appropriate for work, long sleeves and pants are recommended.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will sleep directly in the rectory in two renovated rooms on sleeping mats. There are 4 toilets, 2 showers, a small but well-equipped kitchen and a washing machine. WIFI is available. You will need to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow. You can also bring an inflatable mat for better comfort. Lunch will be provided by a local partner. Volunteers will be responsible for preparing their breakfasts and dinners from provided ingredients. Bring your favourite recipes and any special ingredients you might need for that. Vegetarian and vegan diets can be accommodated.

Location and leisure

The project will take place in Dobrichov, which is a village of over 700 residents located 1 hour from Prague. Bigger towns, such as Kolin or Cesky Brod surround it. In the village, you can find a supermarket, a local pub, a soccer field, tennis courts, playgrounds, a church and more. An ATM and a pharmacy are both right in the city centre, not far away from the accommodation.

Football or volleyball tournaments with the local community, visit the nearby towns Pecky, Kolin and Kourim, table tennis, table football, piano, lacrosse, basketball, archery, badminton and more sports activities. Musical instruments are welcome.

Project hosted by

The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Local Action Group (LAG) Podlipansko in the small village of Dobrichov. The LAG focuses on the development of all parts of the region and helps to distribute European and state subsidies to improve the quality of life in the entire region. One of the projects is the reconstruction of the rectory with a neglected garden, which is in an unusable condition after years of no maintenance. Many ruins of old buildings of no historical value forbid a safe environment for the locals´ visit. The goal of this project is to renovate the garden to make it accessible to the public for cultural or environmental events. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of the UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport, take the trolleybus line number 59 to the “Nadrazi Veleslavin'' station. From here, take train Os 9827 to “Masarykovo Nadrazi” at 15:01 where you need to change to train Os 9341 to “Pecky” at 15:58. Lastly, you will walk from Pecky to Dobrichov (approx. 17 mins), your campleader will guide you. Detailed information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

Volunteers will visit the nearby Radim castle and participate in a workshop about the history of the rectory and the added value of their work.

Requirements

Please bring a sleeping bag, a pillow, a mat, shoes and clothes for outdoor work that can get dirty or even damaged.

Beware of allergies: pollen, insects.

Volunteers are not allowed to smoke on the premises of the town´s rectory.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Farmstudio - A Centre of Contemporary Art (SDA ESC H1)

Dates

04/07/2024   -   18/07/2024

Feedback from 193 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Cultural
2
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

Germany Spain France

Fee

CZK 1500
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Vysoka.
Map

Work

Work will be diverse and manual, you will be able to choose according to your interests and physical abilities. The tasks will include plastering, woodworking, renovation of wooden and metal elements, painting, mowing the grass, landscaping etc. No previous experience is required. Bring work clothes that can get dirty and/or damaged, good shoes, a cap to protect yourself from the sun and a raincoat in case of rainy days. The work takes place in the same area where you will be accommodated.

Accomodation and food

The complex includes a residential building, a gallery building (former granary), a studio building (former stables and barns) and two uncovered buildings of former barns. You will sleep in the residential building in two big rooms with 13 beds, and blankets and sheets will be provided for you. Wifi is available. There is also a kitchen, 3 toilets and 2 showers. You can also use a washing machine. You will cook all your meals together as a group, preferably vegetarian.

Location and leisure

Farmstudio is a former farm in the village of Vysoka located close to the protected natural area of Kokorinsko. The village of Vysoka is a place with a population of about 1,000 inhabitants, there is a grocery store, pastry shop, two churches, a post office and a pub near the football pitch. The telephone signal of the main operators is available. The closest big city is Melnik, located 8 km away, where you can also find doctors, pharmacies and ATMs.

In your free time you can go swimming in a nearby natural lake or hiking in the protected landscape area Kokorinsko, make a campfire or visit the city of Melnik or Prague. It is possible to watch a movie in an improvised summer cinema.

Project hosted by

This project is organized in cooperation with an NGO Farmstudio, an independent cultural centre located on a historic agricultural farm in the village of Vysoka. Farmstudio focuses on contemporary live art and culture in connection to cultural and natural heritage and organizes international art residencies, contemporary art exhibitions, creative workshops and multi-genre cultural events. The area is undergoing a gradual reconstruction and the goal of the project is to help with this reconstruction. At this project, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport, take the trolleybus line number 59 to “Nadrazi Veleslavin” station. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar. At the “Muzeum” stop, change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany. Get off at the stop “Ladvi”. Take bus 349 in the direction of Melnik leaving at 14:40. Get off at “Melnik, aut.nadr.” stop and change to bus 474 leaving at 15:28. Get off at “Vysoka” stop at 15:51, where your campleader will be waiting for you. Detailed travel information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

Presentation of an independent art centre Farmstudio - history, development and vision, photography workshop and guided tour of a contemporary art exhibition. During the project, a Volunteering Day will be organised with a cultural programme consisting of a music, theatre or dance performance.

Requirements

The project is suitable for volunteers interested in contemporary art, cultural heritage and nature who are not afraid of manual work.

Allergies notice: cats are moving freely around the area, and some places might be dusty.

Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Dive into the history of Terezin (SDA ESC H2)

Dates

06/07/2024   -   20/07/2024

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France Slovakia Spain

Fee

CZK 1500
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
4 Male + 1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Terezin aut. nadr.
Map

Work

Volunteers will clean and restore the water system of the 18th-century fortress, clean and maintain the mini-zoo-military yard, clean the fortifications and underground passages of the fortress and maintain the green vegetation. Most of the work will be outside, please, bring suitable clothes that can get dirty or damaged, rubber boots or sandals to enter the water.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation is provided near the historical fortress. There are two rooms for 6 people each. Both rooms have bathroom facilities (shower and toilet). Bring your towel. In the accommodation, there is also basic kitchen equipment (microwave, fridge, dishes). WIFI is available, and you can also use a washing machine. Accommodation is 5 minutes from the city centre and 5 minutes from the fortress where you will be working. You will prepare breakfasts and dinners together as a group from the provided ingredients. Lunch will be provided in the local restaurant.

Location and leisure

Terezin is a small historical town located approximately one hour away from Prague in the north of the Czech Republic. The nearest bigger city is Usti nad Labem. In Terezin, the phone coverage is good, and ATMs, pharmacies and grocery stores are in the town.

You can visit nearby cities Litomerice or Usti nad Labem where you can find a swimming pool, parks, and a cinema. Or you can go on a hike to the nature-protected area of Ceske Stredohori. You will also meet the town’s representatives, have a barbecue and do other community activities.

Project hosted by

The project is organized in cooperation with the association "Terezin - City of Change", which aims to renovate the historical buildings of the Terezin fortress, make them accessible to the public and organize educational and cultural activities. Thanks to its rich history and unique 18th-century monuments, Terezin is on the UNESCO indicative list (waiting list). The aim of the project is to help with the restoration and preservation of the fortress city and learn about the history of the city that goes far beyond the infamous WWII era. At this project, you will actively contribute to achieving UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport, take the trolleybus line number 59 to “Nadrazi Veleslavin” station. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar. At the “Muzeum” stop, change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, and stay until the final stop. Here, take bus 413 at 16:00 to your final destination “Terezin aut. nadr”. The campleader will be waiting for you there at 17:00 and take you to the accommodation.

Additional comments

Tour of the historic corridors - lecture in the English language on the origins of the fortress, museum exhibition of the La Grace sailors, art exhibition, workshop and demonstration of 18th-century crafts, an opportunity to visit the World War Memorial.

Requirements

Smoking in the accommodation and drinking alcohol during working hours are prohibited. Requested quiet hours in the accommodation start from 10 PM.

The project is especially suitable for lovers of history and nature, students of architecture, and anyone who can appreciate the beauty of a preserved 18th-century site and give us a helping hand with the work. There is a possible risk of allergies - animals’ fur or hay.

Czech Republic Czech Republic: Build a Community Café in the Heart of Europe (SDA102)

Dates

08/07/2024   -   17/07/2024

Feedback from 193 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Manual Work

Already accepted volunteers from

Spain

Fee

CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 1500 to be paid now.
EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop : "Kourim ZS".
Map

Work

Volunteers will be cleaning the old barn, restoring the original pavement in the front of the garden and thus creating a pathway leading to the cafe and the back of the garden, moving the stacked bricks from the front of the garden to the back, laying a new brick floor in the future café and building a new brick wall. The work is not suitable for everyone and is not too physically demanding. The main goal is to have a coffee together at the end of the workcamp in the newly built space. Bring suitable clothes and shoes that can get dirty or even damaged during the work.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the clubhouse of the association where beds and mattresses are available. There are 2 main living rooms with vaulted ceilings, a kitchen, a bathroom with washing machine and 2 toilets. The garden is divided into 2 parts - the first serves as a play area for children and a meeting place, and the second is a utilitarian community garden with a fireplace. Wifi is available. Volunteers will prepare food together in cooking teams from ingredients provided by the local farmers.

Location and leisure

Kourim is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of about 2,000 inhabitants. There is evidence of human settlement from the Early Stone Age, roughly 3000 years BC. The nearest bigger towns are Kolin, Kutna Hora and Podebrady. There is a church, several supermarkets, an ATM and a pharmacy. Phone coverage is good.

Volunteers can visit Regional Museum Kourim with its archaeological collection, Museum of Folk Buildings (open-air museum), St. Stephen's Church with St. Catherine's rotunda, a bell tower with bells hanging upwards, go on a trip to Kolin, Kutna Hora, Nymburk, Prague or Podebrady, visit a swimming pool or lake Podebrady. Directly at the rectory, there is also a possibility to play table tennis, pétanque or other sports.

Project hosted by

The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Local Action Group (LAG) Podlipansko and the Rozmaryna Association. The LAG is the umbrella organization of the Rosemary Association which is engaged in the promotion and organization of community, educational, cultural, charitable and environmental events and activities. The association is based in a picturesque town Kourim in a medieval rectory with a large parish garden which is gradually being rebuilt for community, social and cultural activities. The main objective of this workcamp is to prepare the space for a new café, enable the local community to meet new people and get to know other cultures, customs and traditions. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take the trolleybus line number 59 to Nadrazi Veleslavin stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Muzeum” and change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, go 1 stop and get off at “Hlavni Nadrazi” stop (main railway station). From there, take the train EC 129 Valassky Expres at 13:19 to the direction of “Puchov” and get off in Kolín at 13:58. Go in front of the train station and find bus 424 in the direction of „Zdanice“ leaving at 14: 32. Get off in 45 minutes at "Kourim ZS" stop where your campleader will be waiting for you.

Additional comments

Guided tours of the local museum, church, bell tower, open-air museum, fortification system of the town, visit to the astronomical centre of Europe, creative workshops (work with wool, clay, batik, production of homemade liqueur, blacksmith's shop).

Requirements

Bring a sleeping bag, a pillow and comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for work.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Rebuild the history of Sudeten school (SDA201)

Dates

08/07/2024   -   18/07/2024

Feedback from 193 volunteers

Tags

Renovation
Manual Work

Already accepted volunteers from

Spain

Fee

CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 1500 to be paid now.
EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Pisecne
Map

Work

The work will be mostly manual such as sanding old window frames, painting windows and doors, painting interior walls using traditional methods, restoring of garden gazebo, relocating construction debris and cleaning the tomb of the Collalto family. Please bring suitable shoes and clothes that can get dirty or damaged. No previous experience is required; the work will be adjusted to the individual abilities of each volunteer.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in shared rooms on bunk beds, sheets and blankets will be provided. There are 3 shared bathrooms and 4 toilets in the building. Please, bring your towel. There is no washing machine. WIFI is available. Volunteers will cook their meals together from provided ingredients. Vegetarian or vegan meals are preferred.

Location and leisure

Pisecne is a small village near the Austrian border with only 485 inhabitants. In the village, there is a shop, a post office, a sports centre, and a pub. ATM, pharmacy and other services and shops are available only in a nearby town Slavonice, approximately 10 km from Pisecne. The phone coverage in the village is good.

You can go on a trip to see the nearby sites such as the historic towns of Slavonice, and Jemnice, the national park Czech Canada, Jewish monuments nearby, and the Iron Curtain Memorial. You can have a refreshing swim in the river Dyje, play ball games at the local sports centre, and make a campfire in the garden. In the school building, there is a yoga studio and a lounge with a library.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the association Skola na hranici (School on the border) which operates the former school in the village of Pisecne located on the southern border with Austria. Until WWII the village of Pisecne was inhabited by Jews, Germans and Czechs. The school was built 120 years ago by the local German community to teach children German. Nevertheless, in the last decades, the school was empty. The association aims to sensitively renovate the school building and organize cultural, sporting and other leisure events for adults and children regardless of nationality, mother language or age. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the renovation. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take the the trolleybus line number 59 to Nadrazi Veleslavin stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Mustek” and change to yellow metro line B in the direction of Cerny Most, go 2 stops and get off at “Florenc” stop. From here, at noon take the Regiojet bus 1831023 in the direction of Znojmo that leaves from platform 23. Get off at 14:31 on “Moravske Budejovice, aut.nadr.” stop. Go for coffee or ice cream while you wait on connecting bus 340376 18 which leaves at 16:20 and takes you to Pisecne. You should arrive around 17:25. Your campleader will pick you up and take you to the accommodation. Please be aware that the journey will take you approximately 5,5 hours. Detailed travel information will be provided in the Infosheet.

Additional comments

You will meet with representatives of the local community, take a tour of the village, tour of Jewish monuments, World War II fortifications and the remains of the Iron Curtain in the village and its surroundings. You will also get lectures on local history and architecture. An international evening will also be organised.

Requirements

Bring suitable clothes and shoes for work, typical games and ingredients from your country that you can share with others and a towel.

The workcamp is suitable for volunteers interested in history and architecture.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Centre for All (SDA ESC R1)

Dates

12/07/2024   -   26/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
11
Still room for
5 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Train station: Hlavni Nadrazi
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Work

The project aims to bring together Czech and international volunteers, people with or without disabilities, kids, youth or adults - just all! This project is primarily for people with autism to whom you will assist. Volunteers will cooperate with Czech assistants and help their fellow campers with daily tasks such as dressing, eating, personal hygiene and participation in the suburban camp program. During the camp (15.-19.7.2024), volunteers might work longer hours (from 7,30 AM to 5 PM), nevertheless, there will be enough time for rest and trips before and after the camp.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will sleep on matrasses or mats in the gymnastic hall. If you want to sleep on a mattress, please, bring your bed sheet. Everyone has to bring their sleeping bag. The shower and toilets are in the same building. A small kitchen will be available as well. Before the camp, volunteers will cook for themselves all the meals, during the camp lunch will be provided and volunteers will eat together with the children.

Location and leisure

The place of the project is in the small village of Velky Osek (approximately 2,600 inhabitants), the nearest bigger towns are Podebrady or Kolin. There are small shops in the village, an ATM, and phone coverage is good.

After the camp, volunteers will have enough free time to explore the surroundings or go on trips. Volunteers will have opportunities to hike in the beautiful countryside of the Czech Republic, as well as go on a trip to the marvellous city of Prague. An international evening will be organized, where each volunteer will have a chance to share the foods, culture, and traditions of their country and will learn about the countries from others.

Project hosted by

This project takes place in the small town of Velky Osek (Central Bohemia region) in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for All. Centre for All organises free-time activities and summer camps for children and youth with and without disabilities. The project aims to help the Centre for All to prepare and run a suburban summer camp for children with or without disabilities. At this project, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take the the trolleybus line number 59 to Nadrazi Veleslavin stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Muzeum” and change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, go 1 stop and get off at “Hlavni Nadrazi” stop (main railway station).

Additional comments

Volunteers will learn about different types of disabilities. Through their trained campleaders, they will get to know how to assist the people in their daily life. Volunteers will be able to learn some basic Czech phrases – which will be helpful during the camp.

Requirements

A motivation letter, a medical certificate stating that they are fit to work with children and a sworn declaration of the nonexistence of any criminal record sent with the application form are required.

Please bring a sleeping bag, bed sheets, and games and ideas for activities. Alcohol consumption and smoking are prohibited during the camp, during the free time it is allowed for 18+ volunteers only under specific conditions and after the agreement with the campleaders.

We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills who enjoy working with children and youth. This project could also be suitable for volunteers with fewer opportunities under the program Volunteering for All.
This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual projects; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en

Czech Republic Czech Republic: Treasures of Jewish culture in Holesov (SDA203)

Dates

16/07/2024   -   28/07/2024

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CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

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EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
0 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Wien (Vienna) (VIE)
Nearest bus/train station
Train station: Holesov
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Work

Most of the time you will work at the Jewish cemetery and in the Shakhs synagogue where you will help with the maintenance of outdoor areas (cleaning pavements, weeding, cutting and raking grass, maintaining graveyards, etc.) You will also help with the preparation of the Jewish Culture Festival which takes place in Holesov during the workcamp. Please, bring suitable shoes and working clothes. You will also work on the weekend (because of the festival) but you will get enough time off on other days.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in a house near the place of work, sleeping on matrasses. Please, bring a sleeping bag. There are 2 toilets, and showers are part of the castle complex approximately 500 meters from the accommodation. WIFI is not available in the building - only at the synagogue and the castle. Volunteers will cook meals together as a group.

Location and leisure

The project takes place in Holesov (12,000 inhabitants), a historical town located in the south-east of the Czech Republic. It is well known for its important Jewish heritage such as a rare synagogue from the 16th century or Holesov cemetery - an important place of pilgrimage for Jews. There is good phone coverage everywhere around the town, ATMs and pharmacies.

In the free time volunteers can go on a trip to the UNESCO site of Kromeriz, visit the pilgrimage hill of Hostyn or the open-air museum of folk architecture in Rymice. You will also have free entry to all cultural activities organized by the Cultural Center.

Project hosted by

The workcamp is organised in cooperation with Municipal Cultural Center Holesov, a non-profit organization that manages most of the Jewish monuments in the city and organizes the Festival of Jewish Culture. It takes place in Holesov, a small Moravian town, known for its large pre-war Jewish community. This community was almost exterminated during World War II and there are very few members left today. There is an important Jewish heritage in Holesov – an old synagogue and also a grave of one of the greatest Jewish scholars - Rabbi Shakh. The goal of this workcamp is to maintain the Jewish cemetery, help with the organization of the festival and learn about Jewish heritage. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take the the trolleybus line number 59 to Nadrazi Veleslavin stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Muzeum” and change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, go 1 stop and get off at “Hlavni Nadrazi” stop (main railway station). Take the train R 891 Slovacky Express towards Luhacovice at 13:03 to Hulin, and then change to the train Os 13914 towards Bystrice at 16:04, getting off in Holesov at 16:13.Detailed travel information will be provided in the Info sheet.

Additional comments

You will learn a lot about Jewish culture and its heritage through visiting local monuments and experiencing the Jewish Culture Festival (concerts, performances, films etc.). You will also have a chance to meet the local community during a barbecue or at a traditional lunch with the representatives of the town.

Requirements

Volunteers interested in the Jewish or Moravian culture are especially welcome and we happily learn something about their cultural background.

Please beware that the work will take place outdoors and suitable clothes and shoes are needed. We recommend a hat to protect from the sun and a raincoat in case of light rain. Please bring a sleeping bag.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Green Oasis in Odolena Voda (SDA103)

Dates

03/08/2024   -   17/08/2024

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CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 1500 to be paid now.
EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
7 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop : Odolena Voda, Komenskeho
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Work

Volunteers will work on a small urban intervention - the removal of fences and cleaning of former gardens for the needs of community meetings. Today, the gardens are fenced with an old fence and overgrown; the area should be cleaned and tidied, possibly supplemented with small game elements. Work tasks will include - the removal of old fences, bushes, waste and remnants of garden sheds. Production of simple furniture - benches, swings.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated with camp beds in a local elementary school, where you will be divided into three separate rooms. You will have access to three bathrooms and five toilets. Bring your sleeping bag. WiFi will be available. You will prepare meals together as a group in the school's well-equipped kitchen.

Location and leisure

Odolena Voda has a population of around 6,500 people and is located around 25 minutes by bus from Prague. There is a nice city centre where you can take a walk. It has a few restaurants and also a supermarket. Phone coverage is very good in the area, there is an ATM and a pharmacy in the town.

You will have access to facilities where you can play volleyball, soccer, basketball, or even try archery. There is also a skate park or a lake where you can swim. Otherwise, you can go for a walk around the city or visit a local restaurant.

Project hosted by

This project is organized in cooperation with the town of Odolena Voda, which is responsible for the management and development of the city. Its main duty is to provide a quality life for the local community, take care of public areas and the greenery surrounding them, and develop education and culture in the city. The goal of this workcamp is to transform the former gardening colony into a public park and so create a meeting place for the local community - a place where children can play and adults can relax. In this project, you are actively contributing to the achievement of the UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport, take the trolleybus line number 59 to the “Nadrazi Veleslavin'' stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Muzeum” and change to red metro line C in the direction of Letnany, go 1 stop and get off at “Hlavni Nadrazi” stop (main railway station). From there, you will move to a bus station (around 5 minutes from the train station) and take “Bus 373” at 13:10 and get off at “Odolena Voda, Komenskeho”, from where your campleaders will pick you up and walk you to the accommodation (3 mins).

Additional comments

Workshop on public space - lecture on the concept of public spaces in the city, followed by discussion and brainstorming on the topic. Excursion to the local baroque church, literary evening in the house of a local poet, meeting with the local community - visit to the local volunteer fire-fighters (fire attack, demonstration of techniques), visit of the archery club.

Requirements

Bring a sleeping bag and clothes and shoes suitable for work that can get dirty - sturdy shoes, long pants and a long shirt or T-shirt for protection when working on green removal.

The project is especially suitable for people who are not scared of manual work.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Assist the Elderly in Prague (SDA ESC R3)

Dates

04/08/2024   -   18/08/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Janovská (line 154, 175, 183)
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Work

Volunteers will work with the elderly and participate in occupational therapy. You will help to organize leisure time activities, garden parties, go for walks with the clients, assist the nurses with daily tasks, and potentially do some manual work (e.g. gardening, cleaning, helping in the kitchen, etc.). It is very much welcome if you come with your ideas and initiative on how to break the routine in the centre. Please bring your favourite music, pictures, or small games with you to share with the elderly.

Accomodation and food

You will stay in a hostel in rooms with beds. Sheets and blankets will be provided. Each room also has its bathroom and there is also possibility to use shared kitchen. Lunch and breakfast will be provided in the canteen of the nursing home and you will prepare dinner in place of your accommodation. The kitchen is capable of making vegetarian food, but vegan food is not available. Wifi is available. There is no washing machine.

Location and leisure

Prague 15 is a municipal district located on the southeastern outskirts of Prague. There is Kozinec Hill, where the existence of an old Slavic fortified settlement is documented, and Hostivar reservoir. There is also an ornithological ringing station and the Center for Ecological Education. All services you might need are accessible within walking distance.

Prague 15 has a lot of green areas and good facilities for sport. There is a natural dam where you can swim on hot days. Besides, you can visit Prague city centre - Charles Bridge, Powder Tower, Old Town Square, Orloj or Prague Castle. You can also visit nearby castles or go hiking in the countryside. Also, the project is held during Prague Pride and other smaller free events.

Project hosted by

This project takes place in the outskirts of Prague 15 and is organized in cooperation with the Centre for Social Care and Nursing which provides support and assistance to users of the service who have found themselves due to their age, health, chronic illness, or crisis in their personal life in a situation where they are dependent on the help of another person. This project aims to support intercultural and intergenerational exchange, gain mutual understanding, and respect, and maybe even a new perspective on life. In this project, you will actively contribute to achieving UN SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and UN SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.

Directions to meeting point

From Prague airport take the trolleybus line number 59 to the final stop “Nadrazi Veleslavin”. Change to the green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar and go all the way to “Skalka” stop where you need to change to bus 125 and get off at “Nadrazi Hostivar” stop. From there it is a 2 min walk to the accommodation, the metro and buses leave every few minutes in Prague but try to arrive no later than at 17:00. Detailed information will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

Training on how to work with clients and occupational safety. You will learn about social care in the Czech Republic and an ethical approach to social services and communication in an environment with language barriers. Students can also obtain a certificate of practice in a social and healthcare facility.

Requirements

Bring your favourite music, pictures, or small games with you to share with the elderly. Also, bring comfortable clothes for your well-being. You don't need any special experiences. Important are personal qualities, such as respect for old age, creativity, patience and kindness.

The project is suitable for students of humanities, future teachers, health workers, social workers, psychologists, artists and other empathetic, creative and cheerful people who respect the elderly. You can get a certificate confirming your voluntary service in the Center for Social Care.
This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual projects; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being Reduced Inequalities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: ESC Centre for All : Superheroes without borders (SDA ESC R2)

Dates

14/08/2024   -   28/08/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
4 Male + -1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Vaclav Havel Airport (Prague)
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Work

The project aims to bring together Czech and international volunteers, people with or without disabilities, kids, youth or adults - just all! Volunteers will cooperate with Czech assistants and help their fellow campers with disabilities with daily tasks such as dressing, eating, personal hygiene and participation in the camp program. During the camp (18.-24.8.2024), volunteers might work longer hours, nevertheless, there will be enough time for rest and trips before and after the camp. Please bring your favourite superhero costume. You don't have to buy it, it can be handmade.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the main building of the complex, there are rooms for 6-7 people with beds and bedsheets. Bathrooms and toilets are common on each floor. There is also a washing machine. WiFi is available. Volunteers will eat together with assistants and clients – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided by the accommodation facility. The kitchen will not be available to the volunteers, inform us in advance about any special diet you might have so we can accommodate it.

Location and leisure

The location of the camp is in a recreation area near Mukarov. There are all amenities (rooms, dining room, swimming pool, outdoor sports field). Nevertheless, the area is located in nature and there are no public amenities in the immediate vicinity. In case of need, you can ask the campleaders and they will drive to a store or pharmacy in the closest town.

There are several possibilities for sports activities right in the complex - indoor swimming pool, football, playground, table tennis, beach volleyball court. Volunteers can go on a trip to the nearest bigger cities such as Mlada Boleslav or Liberec. We will also organize an intercultural evening and volunteers will have an opportunity to present their countries.

Project hosted by

This project takes place in the recreational area in the small village of Borovice 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 aim of the project is to help the Centre for All to prepare and run a summer camp for people with or without disabilities. At this project, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point will be directly at the Vaclav Havel Airport at 16,00 at the Airport Express bus stop. Volunteers will be picked up by car and taken to the accommodation.

Additional comments

Volunteers will learn about different types of disabilities (there will be clients with autism, Down syndrome, wheelchair users, etc). Through their trained campleaders, they will learn how to assist the people in their daily lives. Volunteers will have a chance to learn some basic Czech phrases – which will be helpful during the camp.

Requirements

A detailed motivation letter, a medical certificate stating that the volunteer is fit to work with children and a sworn declaration of the nonexistence of any criminal record sent with the application form are required. Alcohol consumption and smoking are prohibited during the camp, during the free time it is allowed for 18+ volunteers only under specific conditions and after the agreement with the campleaders.

We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills who enjoy working with youth. The camo theme is Back in Time. This project is also suitable for volunteers with fewer opportunities under the program Volunteering for All.
This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual projects; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.

Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Organize an adventure camp for children (SDA301)

Dates

14/08/2024   -   25/08/2024

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CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

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EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
2
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Hyskov, Na Krete
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Work

Volunteers will prepare and implement a program full of games and activities for the children’s camp which will be held from Monday to Friday (19-23.8.), from 8 AM to 4 PM. The camp is organized by Hyskov Municipal Office and intended for kids aged 7-14. Volunteers will spend the first days with preparation (games, sports or creative activities etc.) and organization under the guidance of an experienced campleader. During the implementation of the camp, the volunteers will take turns, according to a schedule. The language of the camp will be English and it is assumed that the children will be motivated to participate and learn about different cultures. One-day volunteering event will be organized. Children and volunteers will help the village with cleaning the public areas, raking the cut grass etc.

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the social and info centre, a two-floor building with a community garden and fireplace. On the ground floor, there are 2 toilets, a common room and a kitchen. You will sleep in a larger attic room. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow and a mat. WIFI is available. Upon agreement, you can use the washing machine at the municipal office. Showers are in the sports hall 1 km away. There is a well-equipped kitchen in the accommodation. You will cook your meals, except during the camp when you will eat with the children (typical Czech cuisine).

Location and leisure

The village of Hyskov is located in the valley of the Berounka River, in the district of Beroun, Central Bohemia. Approximately 2100 inhabitants live in the village. Thanks to its location it is a popular area for tourism and recreation, especially as a starting point for the Krivoklatsko Natural Protected Area. The transport connection to the village is good by bus (16 min) or by train (7 min) from Beroun (from Prague to Beroun approx. 35 minutes by train). The telephone connection in the village is good and close to the workcamp site there is an ATM but no pharmacy.

Hiking in the Krivoklat region, visiting lookout towers, castles and chateaux (Nizbor, Krivoklat, Karlstejn, Tocnik), food festival or wine festival in Beroun, a trip to Prague, renting paddleboards, participating in a local football match.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Local Action Group Mezi Hrady (“Between Castles”) that strives to improve the quality of the environment in the 20 cities between the famous castles Karlstejn, Krivoklat and Tocnik in Central Bohemia. Mezi Hrady unites various regional stakeholders and implements activities to support community life. The aim of the workcamp is to help to prepare and implement an experiential program full of games and activities for the children's English camp. Intercultural education is important in today's world, as it helps children manage fears, prejudices and stereotypes and leads them to greater tolerance and respect for foreign cultures. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of the UN SDG4 Quality Education.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take bus number 100 to Zlicin. Change to bus 384 leaving at 13:50 in the direction of Zdice. Get off at the “Beroun, U Cerneho kone” stop at 14:16. Wait 15 minutes and from the same stop take bus 631 at 14:35 in the direction to Nizbor. Get off at “Hyskov, Na Krete” stop at 14:44 where your campleader will be waiting for you and take you to the accommodation (2 mins walk).

Additional comments

Workshop and training with a professional skipping rope coach. Visit the Rückl Glassworks – the tradition of Czech glassmaking.

Requirements

During the children's camp from 8 am to 4 pm, drinking alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited. Bring sports clothes and shoes, a backpack (not a suitcase), a raincoat, swimwear, a water bottle and a lunch box. You will have an opportunity to introduce your country to the locals - bring a special item that represents your country.

Workcamp is suitable for volunteers who like to work with children and want to get to know Czech culture. The physical load is low. The mental one is slightly larger depending on the activity of the children. :)

Czech volunteers are not accepted on this workcamp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Czech Republic Czech Republic: Get creative, paint cabins, drink Mattoni! (SDA104)

Dates

18/08/2024   -   27/08/2024

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Fee

CZK 1752 i Fee is paid in two installments:

CZK 1500 to be paid now.
EUR 10 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
4 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop : Kyselka.
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Work

The subject of the work activity is the repair of 2 larger cabins in the recreation area. Specifically, it will be surface modifications of the cabins (except for the roof) - sanding the exterior and interior walls of the cabins, new paint, and minor repairs. Furthermore, repair of the outdoor terrace in front of the cottage - removal of old floorboards and laying of new ones, including necessary coatings, minor interior repairs, and woodwork. The work is not physically demanding, but it is necessary to count work in the position of raised hands, work from the ladder, paint the upper part of the walls of the cabins, handle lumber material for the terrace, clean the material, etc. No previous experience is required, bring clothes and shoes that can get dirty or damaged and a raincoat.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in cabins directly on the premises of the Ontario Recreational Area. You will sleep on beds and blankets, pillows and bedsheets will be provided. The bathrooms are in another building. You can use a washing machine if you need to. There is no heating or air conditioning in the cabins. WiFi is available in the central building. Basic kitchen equipment - cooker, kettle, cups, glasses, casserole, etc. will be available in the hut. Lunches will be provided by the locals, and breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the volunteers.

Location and leisure

The Ontario Recreation Area is located in Kyselka near Karlovy Vary in the western part of the country. Kyselka means acidulous mineral water which is produced in the village. It is a very popular bottled water sold in the Czech Republic called Mattoni. In the Ontario Recreational Centre, there is a central building, wooden cabins, sanitary facilities, a pub, a playground, a fireplace, and a swimming pool. The phone coverage is good. The closest cities are Ostrov and Karlovy Vary, famous for the film festival, where you can find all the services such as ATMs, grocery stores and pharmacies.
You will have a chance to meet with the local community in a joint event, e.g. forest clearing or landscaping for the creation of a park, the possibility of joint sports activities or sitting around a campfire. In case of interest, it is possible to arrange boats for an afternoon ride down the Ohre River.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with Local Action Group Krusne hory (LAG Ore Mountains) and the municipality of Kyselka. This LAG focuses on the support and development of the region through organizing and funding educational and cultural projects, connecting various stakeholders, preparing tourist brochures or co-organizing volunteer activities. Kyselka is located 11 kilometres from Karlovy Vary in the forested valley of the Ohre River and its history is associated with Heinrich Matonni and the spa industry. The aim of this workcamp is to renovate cabins at Ontario Recreation Area. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

Directly from the Prague airport, take the Regiojet bus at 15:00 to Karlovy Vary Terminal bus station. Then change to bus 420313 23 at 17:15 and get off at the Kyselka stop where your campleader will pick you up at 17:40. Detailed travel information will be provided in the Infosheet.

Additional comments

Getting to know the local history connected with the name of Heinrich Mattoni and the spa in the village of Kyselka - a tour of the former spa area, Mattoni trail, Mattoni museum, Bučina lookout tower, visit to the reconstructed historical cinema, Radošov - historical wooden bridge, church.

Requirements

Bring suitable clothes and shoes for work, a raincoat and a towel. You need to respect the other people accommodated in the Ontario Recreational Area, especially the quiet night hours. It is prohibited to smoke inside the cabins. Workcamp is suitable for anyone who loves nature, is not looking for perfect comfort and is willing to explore the local beauty on their own.

Beware of allergies - dust, pollen etc.