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Hongrie Hongrie: Build up Alpakaland, an animal-assisted healing space for Ukrainian refugee children (EGY-24-10-ESCVTHPA)


26/04/2024   -   11/05/2024

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Espagne Grèce France Finlande Italie Pologne Géorgie Hongrie Palestine



Détails sur le projet

18 - 30
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
Encore de la place pour
La nourriture végétarienne
Aéroport le plus proche
Budapest (BUD)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Keszthely train and bus station


Alpakaland will be an animal-assisted healing space where Ukrainian refugee children can be psychologically rehabilitated in a smaller community. It will officially open its doors on 11th May 2024, with the first children's camp starting in early June. Our task is to complete all the work needed to get the environment ready for camping by the time it opens. These are:
- simple construction of slats and metal fences and their painting,
- interior works: assistance with plastering and tiling, wall painting,
- erection of large tents according to assembly instructions,
- landscaping (spade, shovel, wheelbarrow),
- gardening (flower planting, plant care, mowing),
- simple assembly of animal runs,
- assembling wooden playgrounds and painting wood,
- decorating for the opening.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will live in the community centre of the village. There will be space inside the centre for half of the group (around 6 volunteers) and the other half (6 volunteers) will sleep in tents. MigAid will provide tents and sleeping bags. Camp leaders and volunteers will self-organise the breakfast and dinner, food will be provided. We will order lunch from the next village for each day.

Situation, loisirs

The camp will take place right next to the "small Balaton" with an amazing landscape. Balaton is close to enjoying the lake, and Hévíz and Zalaegerszeg are the nearest cities with options for gastronomy and cultural programs. Although be prepared Esztergályoshorváti is a very tiny village with 414 residents.


Migration Aid on top of running a refugee transit hostel and Ukrainian school in Budapest, Hungary aim to create a space where children can be psychologically rehabilitated. In this regard, they
devote a special role to animal-assisted healing spaces. As the first test Migration Aid bought in Esztergályhorváti (countryside of Hungary) an empty, but utility-filled plot, on which there are currently only many trees. In an area of about 3 thousand square meters on the outskirts of the village, they plan to build 4-5 Green Shelter homes (suitable for 16-20 people), so the animal-assisted therapy space can help 300-500 affected children and their parents annually, counting on 2-week cycles.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

Keszthely train and bus station (it is the same) at 7 pm and 9 pm on the 26th of April, from where the host will bring with a minibus the team in two turns to Esztergályoshorváti.
If you arrive by plane in Budapest you have to go to the Déli train station (ca. 1 hour with 100E airport bus and M2 metro), where we suggest reaching a train to Keszthely at 4.35 pm or 6.35 pm. The train from Budapest to Keszthely takes 2,5 hours.

Commentaires additionnels

No specific experience is required for this work. The volunteer work will be both lighter and heavier physical work, so feasible for girls and boys equally. There will be an initial discussion to decide which activities will be carried out by the different groups.


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