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Spain Spain: Casa Jazmín V (ESDA-3922)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   23/08/2022

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Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
5 Male + -2 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

The work has environmental and constructional tasks. The idea is to help renovate a house which will serve as a volunteering center in the future and to establish environmental-friendly and sustainable agriculture in the gardens of the center.
The Casa Jazmín is recently renovated but there are still some pending tasks to complete it. Volunteers will carry out some basic tasks like painting, throwing out extra materials and organise spaces. But the main focus will be creating an ecological garden that will be a start of a new ecological project. This might include planting new plants, harvesting mandarins or other fruits and processing them to a jam and distributing to the local community.

There may be some other similar tasks which will require creativity and hand crafts.

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will stay in a volunteer house, with three rooms with several bunkbeds and bathrooms. They will share rooms with four to six other volunteers. The house includes a nice kitchen in which the volunteers will cook for themselves in the guidance of the camp leaders.
Sheets need to be brought by the volunteer, sleeping bags are not necessary.

Location and leisure

Sanet is a small town in the southwest of Spain close to Dénia (communidad de Valencia). It lays in the beautiful countryside, surrounded by hills which are great for hiking - there are a lot of hiking trails to discover. There is a local swimming pool available and Dénia is only 5 minutes by cars.
The house is located right in the middle of town, so there are great opportunities to interact and socialize with the locals and to truly experience the Spanish countryside.
Furthermore, the volunteers can make excursions to Ondara and El Vergel, local towns close to Sanet. The surrounding villages like Benimelli and Ràfol d'Almunia can also be visited. There will also be day trips to the beach which is about 15 minutes by car from Sanet.

Project hosted by

This project is organizedand hosted by De Amicitia. De Amicitia is an environmental non governmental organisation that is funded in 1998 and actively working in the youth field and volunteering for 12 years. The main activity of the organisations is organising workcamps and local/ international youth projects in collaboration with the town halls and local associations.

Directions to meeting point

Meeting Point: ALICANTE AIRPORT (ALC) from 17:00 to 18:00

The camp leaders will pick up the volunteers from the airport. Our team will be at the airport after 17:00 so it's not possible to meet the participants before 17:00.



DEPARTURE: Please organise your departure after 11 am. Our team will take all the volunteers to the ALICANTE Airport at 09:00 am.

Requirements

The extra fee has be paid by card ( in the exceptional cases we can accept bank transfer as well) 3 weeks before the camp as a confirmation of participation.

If we don't recieve the fee and the flight/bus tickets of the volunteer, we will consider that she/he will not attending to project and we will give opportunity to other volunteers that are on the waiting list.

Spain Spain: St. Iscle's Castle: looking for a past (CAT09)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   28/08/2022

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Age
18 - 29
Max number of volunteers
24
Still room for
2
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Barcelona (BCN)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus station in Barcelona: - "Estació del Nord" - "Estació de Sants" Train station in Barcelona: -"Estació de Sants" Other airport: "Aeroport de Girona"

Work

The work camp will take place in the St. Iscle Castle, in Vidreres. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and share an experience in a multicultural environment for two weeks while acquiring archaeological and cultural knowledge and at the meantime enjoying the wildlife of the surrounding area in the respect of the nature.

The main task for the participants of this work camp consists in putting in place some excavation and restoring activities in the remaining areas around the St. Iscle Castle. The technical work of the project will be in a full archaeological excavation that aims to restore and rehabilitate the chosen area.
The work will be organized as follows: small groups of young people will be made, part of which, on a rotating basis, will do tasks of cleaning and classification of the archaeological material, while the rest will dig each of the sectors described.
Participants will be provided with the necessary tools and the archeologists that will support them and will teach them the necessary methodology for excavating and restoring the ruins, and the participants also will make drawings and photographs of the different structures.

Accomodation and food

The accommodation is in the ''Escola Salvador Espriu'', that is the Primary School in Vidreres (located about 15 minutes walk from the village center)
The place where participants will sleep is the pavilion of the school and they’ll use other facilities: kitchen, dining room, toilets, showers.

All the participants will sleep in the same space, and there will be separate toilets and showers according to gender (with hot water). The hosting organization will have individual mattresses for each participant, but you must bring a sleeping bag.

All the meals provided will be prepared by an external catering and served in the school's dining hall (vegan or vegetarian menu available).
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are warm meals. The second breakfast is fruit, and is distributed during the break from volunteer work in the castle. They also provide a snack in the mid-afternoon, at the school.

Wi Fi: Yes if you really need.

Location and leisure

The work camp will take place in the St. Iscle Castle, in Vidreres, that is a town of the XII Century, so a municipality of Girona province where the castle is an important symbol of historical heritage in Catalonia.
There will be various free time activities offered to the participants, such as: visits to "Lloret", "Estanys de Sils" or "Montseny" area.

Project hosted by

The organization in charge of the work camp is the "Grup d'Esplai Vidrerenc": a group of volunteers of the same village - Vildres - who organize different leisure activities throughout the year for kids and youth.
The work camp is part of their summer programme and Its main objectives correspond to supporting the growth of kids and young people by contributing to their development as human beings.
Being fully able and actively integrated with the civic society in a creative way offering them the correct tools for realizing themselves in whatever field that they wish to.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point will be the 14th of August at 4.00pm in the local school of Vidreres called "Escola Salvador Espriu".
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/ggcaVCrK46xF3Wgr8

By public transportation:
By train:
- From "Estació de Sants" train station in Barcelona, take the train R11 (line Barcelona to Portbou) and stop in Sils.
Check times here: http://rodalies.gencat.cat/web/.content/02_Horaris/horaris/R11.pdf
- Once in Sils, the hosting organization will organize some van trips between Sils train station and the meeting point in Vidreres.

By bus:
- From "Estació del Nord" bus station in Barcelona, take the bus with the company "Sarfa" straight to Vidreres.
Check times here: https://compras.moventis.es/online/
However we do not recommend to reach Vidreres by bus. Use the train instead, and wait for us in Sils (village next to Vidreres).

- LAST DAY OF THE CAMP:
The camp ends in the morning of August 28th, at 10am. We will take you by van again to Sils, and from there, you can take the train to Barcelona or Girona.

Spain Spain: Recovery of ancient paths in the Pyrenees (CAT11TEENS)

Dates

15/08/2022   -   26/08/2022

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Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

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EUR 320 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Age
14 - 17
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
1 Male + 2 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Barcelona (BCN)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus station in Barcelona: - "Estació del Nord" - "Estació de Sants" Train station in Barcelona: - "Estació de Sants" Nearest bus station to the camp is in Sort, where we’ll meet on the first day. Nearest train station to the camp is in Pobla de Segur. Other airport: "Aeroport de Girona"

Work

The purpose of this work camp is to participate into recover, learn and participate. Recover old paths and the history of the Pyrenees, learn about culture and nature, and participate in both with different activities of preservation and conservation.

The technical work that will be carried out in the field of work consists, in general, in different tasks related to the recovery of the old roads of the valley.
The followings are the main ones:
- Road clearing: mowing grass, bushes, etc., which grow in the spring to leave the roads
comfortably passable on foot.
- Remove stones from the road: pick up stones that have fallen on the road and set them aside in
an orderly manner at the edges to make the passage passable.
- Rebuild the simplest sections of dry stone wall: rebuild those walls that have fallen and are easily
rebuildable.
- Improved signage with paint: review the tracking marks of the paths with paint according to the
instructions given to us by the "Alt Pirineu" Natural Park.
- Improved paved sections: some trails have cobbled sections that have worn out, redo these
sections in order to maintain the cobbled areas.

Accomodation and food

The accommodation is a terrain called "Llavaners", the campsite is at 1000m altitude near a small river and very isolated in the middle of nature. You should definitely be eager to have a (somehow) wild experience!
You’ll be spending your days in a campsite and you’ll be camping and sleeping in a tent, usually there’s 3-4 participants per tent and no separation gender.
Tents are basic, mainly there’s only space for sleeping or laying down. Tents will be provided by the organization and you’ll be sleeping on a mattress on the floor. You must bring your own sleeping bag (it’s highly recommended a good one as in the Pyrenees it can be cold at nights even in summer time) and mattress.

There are 2 dry toilets near the campsite. There’s no showers available in the camp. Mainly we have some quick-baths at the river with cold water or in the campsite, also cold water.
We strongly recommend bringing eco and biodegradable shower gel or shampoo.
No gender separation for showers, previous agreements will be done with the group. If needed, once or twice during the workcamp you’ll be able to go to Llagunes village (by foot, about 2h walking) and take a shower there in the shelter.

The volunteers are in charge to cook and to keep the area clean and safe: they will be split in groups, each group will prepare the food for one day, and they will be rotating everyday, so camping in the field and cooking by their own.
In general, lunch and dinner will be warm meals, but exceptions can be done in case of a trekking route or spending the whole day out of the campsite.
But the camp is isolated and there is no possibility to buy food in the area.

There’s no WiFi at the campsite. However, there's mobile phone signal in the area so you should be able to connect to 3G or 4G almost everywhere.

"Llavaners terrain is located near Sort, about 5 km away. It is accessed by asphalted road up to 1 km and the last one stretch, is a track that maintains the Natural Park of the High Pyrenees.

Location and leisure

The work camp is done in a calm and peaceful area of the Catalan Pyrenees called “Vall de Siarb”.
This place is located inside one of the natural Park in Catalonia (Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu) and the village belongs to Soriguera municipality.
For more information about this part of the Pyrenees you can visit the web site: http://parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/en/alt-pirineu/index.html

There are different possibilities of leisure activities the group can do in the area: cultural excursions, circuit of Geocaching and visits to the nearby villages.
Other options of activities that the group can do in the area are the following examples:
- Visit to a medieval town.
- Visit to bunkers and trenches from Spanish Civil War.
- Rafting activity (40€/pax)
- Hiking/trekking routes.

Project hosted by

The organization in charge of the work camp is "Balmes Blancs", a non-profit association created in 2010 with the aim of offering unique activities in nature with the aim of presenting new places, new people and deepen, thus, the knowledge of the Catalan territory.
Since its inception, it has organized various activities such as snowshoe outings with animal footprints, astronomical discoveries, kayak outings to discover marine fauna, rafting drops, hiking in the mountains or leveling and safety workshops, among others.

In 2013 the association began working in the Siarb Valley. From that moment on, Balmes Blancs began to focus its activities around this valley and, among other things, guided visits to the "Despoblat de Santa Creu" de Llagunes, visits to the trenches on the Pallars front and to the Vilamur bunkers, discoveries of geology, activities of flora and fauna in the environment.
At the same time, the refuge promotes hiking with the creation of signposted routes around Llagunes, as well as a series of actions aimed at recovering the heritage of the Siarb Valley, to discover life rural in Pallars Sobirà, and in the rest of the Pyrenees.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point will be on August 15th in Pobla de Segur at 19h, in the FGC train station.

Public transportation
By train:
. From Barcelona’s Airport, you have to go to the train station in Barcelona called "Estació de Sants":
You can go by train (go to Terminal 2 and take the RENFE train R2) or by metro (from terminal 1 or 2 take metro L9 to Collblanc, and there tranbord to L5 and stop in "Estació de Sants").
. From “Estació de Sants” you have to go to Lleida by RENFE train R14 at 12.03h-14.03h.
. Once in Lleida, walk to FGC train station and take the FGC train to La Pobla de Segur at 17.05h.

IMPORTANT: make sure you get in Lleida on time! The last train to La Pobla de Segur is at 17.05h, and is the only choice to get on time in the meeting point.

By bus:
. From Barcelona’s Airport, you have to go to the bus station in Barcelona called “Estació del Nord”. You can go by train (go to Terminal 2 and take the RENFE train R2) or by metro (from terminal 1 or 2 take metro L9 to "Torrassa", and there transbord to L1 and stop in "Arc de Triomf". From metro exit "Arc de Triomf" walk 200m to the bus station.
. From “Estació del Nord” take the ASLA bus to La Pobla de Segur at 9:00h or 14.30h (bus takes 4h).
(IMPORTANT: there are ONLY this 2 BUSES!!). Information here.
. Once you arrive in La Pobla de Segur, walk to the FGC train station and there, the hosting organization will pick you up and bring to the work camp terrain.

Private transportation
By car:
The meeting point will be directly in the terrain at 20h.
The terrain is called “Mas de Llavaners”, between “Malmercat” and “Puigforniu” and near “Tornafort” villages.
Check the location here. For more directions, contact directly the hosting organization Balmes Blancs.

- Last day of the camp: the camp will finish around 11am, after having everything packed and cleaned up the whole camp area. From there, we’ll bring you back to Sort, where you can pick public transport back to the airport or train station you need.

Spain Spain: Go Rescue Team (ESDA-4722)

Dates

18/08/2022   -   29/08/2022

Feedback from 164 volunteers

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Environmental
Renovation

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 250 is to be paid after acceptance.

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

Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Oviedo/Aviles (OVD)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Candamo/Grullos town hall needs the help of the young volunteers.

In this workcamp the volunteers will have two main task which are very different one from the other.

The first task is about the. recovery, improvement and signalling of Senda de Los Molinos del Dele: It is about recovering as a tourist path the old path that runs along the River Dele, where several privately owned mills were located, many of them now in ruins.

Also, some of the young people might help with another task which is more social:
Helping the organisation of some summer actitivities with a local organisation. The volunteers are asked to participate as collaborators/organizatiors in the urban camp for the local kids and youngsters with activities aimed at promoting the use of English among the local area.

The tasks will be shared among the group and each volunteer will have chance to work in both.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be in the Municipal Multipurpose Center. This center is not a hostal but a building with several rooms to run social activities. During the workcamp this center which has several rooms will be will be equipped with mats on the floor. Volunteers should bring sleeping bags. It also has a kitchen for the use of the volunteers, a common room, bathrooms and a shower.

Location and leisure

Grullos is the capital of the Council of Candamo (Candamo Town Hall) located in the central area of Asturias, lying on both banks of the Nalón river.

Without a completely defined urban structure, Grullos mixes a set of buildings that respond to different periods and styles: centuries-old mansions, old hórreos and paneras, Indian houses and modern constructions blend into an environment that still preserves the rural essence.

The relief is undulating, alternating peaks with small valleys through which the Nalón and its tributaries flow, highlighting the Dele and the Candamín.

Candamo is the oldest town in Asturias. This is evidenced by the famous cave of San Román de Candamo, where the Paleolithic man left beautiful samples of his extraordinary art.

In the surroundings, there are several archaeological sites of interest to visitors and scholars.

Project hosted by

The local partner is the Concejo de Candamo (Candamo Town Hall)

Directions to meeting point

In front of the Town Hall of Candamo/Grullos at 18:30 on the arrival day.


We recommend the volunteers to arrive to Oviedo airport. Unfortunately this airport is now very well connected. If you can not find suitable flights to Oviedo, you can also search Bilbao and Santander airports where you can find buses to Oviedo easily.

In ordert to arrive to Grullos on time, we recommend volunteers to arrive Spain in the morning hours. If you arrive to the town later than 18:30, please inform our camp leader before hand.

How to arrive to Candamo from Oviedo will be explained in the infosheet.


Please organise your departure after 14:00 from Oviedo.

Spain Spain: Estany de Sils: management and restoration of a protected Catalan wetlands (CAT10)

Dates

20/08/2022   -   03/09/2022

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Agricultural

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Details on the project

Age
18 - 29
Max number of volunteers
24
Still room for
1 Male + 5 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Barcelona (BCN)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus station in Barcelona: - "Estació del Nord" - "Estació de Sants" Train station in Barcelona: -"Estació de Sants"

Work

The main objective of this work camp is to show the environmental reality and learn how to intervene in it by contributing to the conservation of the Natural Area of Sils wetlands.
The participant will learn about the biodiversity and characteristic habitats of these wetlands and methods for the conservation and management of natural areas.

The tasks are strictly linked with the preservation of its natural heritage, and the spaces they will work will be:
- Standing lagoon.
- Old viewpoint.
- Water canal.
- Infrastructures.
- Awareness.

The technical assignment will be:
- Eradication and elimination of invasive flora and fauna.
- Creation of a pond.
- Creating and recovering connectivity spaces.
- Maintenance and restoration of infrastructure.
- Recovery of the central island and creation of points of insolation on the shores.
- Garbage collection.

Accomodation and food

The accommodation is located in the "Sala Cultural" of La Laguna (the local cultural center).
It's an indoor space with a large entrance that is used as a hall where to do some leisure activities and also with a private kitchen.
There is a large room where the participants will sleep and rest. Between these two areas there are separate restrooms and showers for boys and girls.

With respect to food details, participants will eat organic, local and custodial products as much as possible. The organization consumes practically no fish and little meat, meaning no meat is eaten daily but the menu is balanced so that it provides all the necessary nutrients with the environment in mind.

Location and leisure

La Laguna, Sils is a location of the La Selva region, it is a protected natural place characterized by wetlands, in fact, this place is rich of typical flora and fauna of this kind of these humid areas.
Recreational activities will be held daily, and some days there will be scheduled excursions; participants may take part in the following activities:
- Awareness activities.
- Group cohesion dynamics.
- Self management activities.
- Bats observation.
-Table games.
- Dynamics of gender.
- Excursion to "Can Moragues", the headquarters of Fundació Emys. A country house, situated in Riudarenes, next to Sils.
- Excursion to Girona.
- Excursion to Marimurtra Botanic Garden and Blanes town.
- Excursion to Argimon.
- Traditional dance with a Riudarenes town organization.

Project hosted by

Emys Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of nature, especially wetlands and also the terrapin Emys orbicularis, that give the name to the Foundation.

Born in 2003, Emys foundation is located close to Riudarenes in a country farm called Can Moragues. It aims to help various territorial actors to manage the environmental and natural areas in a sustainable way by promoting Agroecology, a sustainable forest management approach, environmental education and eco-tourism.

The organization works with a conciliatory view, where the challenge is involving the owners, managers and users of the territory in the natural heritage values, its sustainable management and its long-term conservation.

All this is done by voluntary work, land stewardship, research, conservation, education and consciousness-raising.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point will be the 20st of August at 4 pm in the train station of Sils.

By public transportation:
By train:
- From "Estació de Sants" train station in Barcelona, take the train R11 (line Barcelona to Portbou) and stop in Sils.
Check times here: http://rodalies.gencat.cat/web/.content/02_Horaris/horaris/R11.pdf

By car:
- From Barcelona take the C-33 and then the AP7. Once in the AP7 continue until you find the departures 9A-9B direction Palamós. Continue on for C-35. Take N-II, C-63 and Carrer de l'Estany to “Plaça de l’Estació” to Sils.

Spain Spain: Urbact VI (ESDA-0622)

Dates

22/08/2022   -   01/09/2022

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Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

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EUR 250 is to be paid after acceptance.

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Details on the project

Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
2 Male + 1 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

The aim of this workcamp is to preserve the natural reserve area surrounding called "Fonts del rio Algar". More concretely, the work will be mainly dedicated to parks and gardens maintenance or “arboretum”: removing the over-grown grass, weeding some parts of the grasslands and the edge of the woods, maintaining footpaths,... but also the environment, cleaning the river bends, and maintaining the area. Volunteers will also take part in the clean-up of some areas of the reserve where building waste has been found and if time allows it, they will carry out some painting works around the centre. The work will be quite physical!

Accomodation and food

In a small rural house, some kilometres away from the village centre, with 2 different rooms. No need to bring a mattress but bring lower sheets and a summer sleeping bag is necessary. The centre is equipped with showers and WC.

The food is provided by our campleaders and the volunteers will be cooking in groups by the guidance of our campleader.

Location and leisure

The municipality is located in the province of Alicante, in the northern part of the Marina Baixa region, 10 km from the coast and 42 km from the city of Alicante.

Algar Waterfalls at only 15 km from Benidorm and 3 km from the center of Callosa. This area was declared a Wetland protected by the Valencian Government. It is a park about the importance of water as an environmental resource, economical and cultural. The visit is a route through a circuit of 1.5 km in length along, where you can walk through the bed of the river Algar, see the spectacular waterfalls and the numerous sources, the "tolls" (pools of water) where you can take refreshing swims in crystal clear water, the old dam, the imposing century-old canal and ditches still in use.

Apart from the Waterfalls, there are other interesting sites in Callosa like the cultural heritage of the town, old narrow streets in the center. Also, there are several beautiful hiking routes around Callosa. One of the most spectacular places is El Fort de Bèrnia.

Not far from Callosa, you can visit a town called Guadalest which has an ancient castle. Also, Altea, another beautiful town near the sea can be visited.

Project hosted by

Town hall of Callosa en Sarria. De Amicitia have been collaborating with this local partner for many years. Since the last two years the town hall is developing a policy of sustainable tourism which includes the recuperation of deprived environmental areas and cultural heritage.

Directions to meeting point

Alicante (ALC) Airport at 17:15

There will be a pick up service till 17.15 of every first day of each workcamp at Alicante el Altet Airport but volunteers are entitled to pay buses from Alicante to Altea and back. Therefore arrival to Alicante el Altet should be done before 17.00. Please take this into consideration before booking your plane. If the volunteers arrive before, they have to wait till 17:00.

On the departure day volunteers will be helped to travel to the airport at 10:00 am but we cannot guarantee to help the check in.

Requirements

The extra fee has be paid by card ( in the exceptional cases we can accept bank transfer as well) 3 weeks before the camp as a confirmation of participation.

If we don't recieve the fee and the flight/bus tickets of the volunteer, we will consider that she/he will not attending to project and we will give opportunity to other volunteers that are on the waiting list.