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Spain Spain: Youth of Biar (ESDA-1924)

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27/07/2024   -   05/08/2024

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Age
13 - 17
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
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The main aim of the “Urban Summer Camp” in Biar for children of Villena is to provide intensive experience of enjoying free time and English experience language for kids and teenagers during two weeks in summer. There fore we are asking with this project that some international teens are able to participate in such experience as normal participants but taking some kind of initiative to encourage the mix of youngsters.

The camp program includes games, activities, workshops, sports, excursions, swimming pool, etc. Simultaneously, the workshops will try to teach other values such as intercultural, tolerance, the respect for the environment and promote the culture of peace. The language of the camp is English. Volunteers will help to participate an be active in workshops in English and Spanish for local children and teenagers. Activating kids and teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as English language environment. It will be done through the games, workshops, sport activities, excursions, discussions, etc. Age of kids is 8-16 y/o. There will be local monitors from Carcajada Association who are responsible to propose and organize activities. Each day, approx. four to six hours workshop/activities will be given in the mornings. The aim is that volunteers communicate with children in English, to encourage them to overcome the fear of speaking in a foreign language through non-formal educational methods and setting. In first two days of the workcamp participants will spend time together to know the program and prepared and propose some owns workshops in relation with your capacity, interest or ability. We want that the volunteers can be involved and take part of the all project. If you like dance, you can propose teach a dance; if you practice handball, organize a competition, etc.

Accomodation and food

Local hostel. Volunteers will be sharing the hostel with the local kids that will be joining to the Urban Summer Camp. They will have a separate room from the other kids which is equipped with bunk beds. A summer sleeping bag and lower sheets will be needed. The food will be provided by the hostel.

Location and leisure

Biar lies 39 km from Alicante in the mountain range called Sierra Mariola, Biar was once called Apiarium which comes from the Roman word for beehive because this area was rich in aromatic herbs which made for a very prosperous production of honey.

It is a small and nice town which has its places of historical interest, beautiful natural sites and landscapes.

From the Ogival Aqueduct we can contemplate one of the most characteristic and beautiful landscapes of Biar, to which is added the majestic presence of the Biar castle. The Ogival Aqueduct is about 70 meters long. Its antiquity is documented in 1490.

The Muslim Castle, which presides over Biar old centre, dates back to the 12th century and is one of the main attractions of the village. It was declared a National Monument in 1931 and it preserves the most ancient Almohad Vault from the 12th century. Today, the Castle has interpretive panels and sound systems for a better understanding of its history.

Biar preserves one of the most important monumental ensembles in the Valencia Region. If you walk around its historic centre, you may discover a labyrinth of narrow and steep passages that spread from the Castle in all directions.

Due to its location, the Biar mountain offers the possibility of practicing all kinds of outdoor sports, observing and enjoying the landscape. For lovers of hiking, the areas of Fontanella, Reconco and Penya Tallá are highly appreciated. All of them can be easily accessed from the town center. Most of the paths spread from the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Gracia, a well maintained recreational area. From the “Paseo del Plátano” (The Plane-Tree Walk), you can take a leisurely stroll up to the Sanctuary.

Project hosted by

Asociación Carcajada de Villena. This association tries to promote summer educational camps for kids with less opportunities of Villena. Villena is a medium size town hall located 50 km away from Alicante. It basically lives on agriculture and it is far away from the influence of tourism, so economical level is quite low. The city hall of Biar, that is a very close town with similar characteristics is also supporting with the lodging of the volunteers.

Directions to meeting point

Our camp leaders will be picking up the volunteers from Alicante Airport.

Meeting Point: ALICANTE-ELCHE AIRPORT (ALC) on 27/07 from 16:00 to 18:00

Please organise your departure after 11 am on the 05/08. Our camp leaders will be taking the volunteers to the airport at 09:00 am. Please note that it is not possible to help for the check in.

Spain Spain: Casa Jazmín III (YE-3724)

Dates

29/07/2024   -   08/08/2024

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Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
16
Still room for
3 Male + -1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
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This Youth Exchange program aims to bring together young people aged 15 to 17 to explore personal development, relationships, non-verbal communication, and assertiveness in the context of volunteer opportunities. Through workshops, discussions, and interactive activities, participants will enhance their understanding of themselves, their peers, and their community, while also learning valuable skills for effective communication and personal growth.

Objectives:

1. Personal Development: Participants will engage in activities designed to boost self-awareness, confidence, and resilience, fostering personal growth and self-improvement.

2. Relationship Building: Through team-building exercises and group discussions, participants will learn about the importance of healthy relationships, mutual respect, and cooperation.

3. Non-Verbal Communication: Workshops will focus on interpreting body language, facial expressions, and gestures, helping participants understand the subtle cues of communication.

4. Assertiveness Training: Participants will learn assertive communication techniques, enabling them to express their needs, opinions, and boundaries effectively, while also respecting those of others
5. Volunteering Opportunities: The program will introduce various volunteer opportunities, emphasizing the benefits of community engagement and social responsibility.

Activities:

1. Icebreaker Games: To facilitate introductions and create a comfortable atmosphere.

2. Workshops on Personal Development: Including goal setting, self-reflection, and resilience-building exercises.

3. Group Discussions: Exploring topics such as peer pressure, conflict resolution, and empathy.

4. Role-Playing Exercises: Practicing assertive communication in different scenarios.

5. Community Service Project: Engaging participants in a hands-on volunteering activity to apply their newfound skills and contribute to the community.

Expected Outcomes:

1. Enhanced self-awareness and personal growth among participants.
2. Improved interpersonal skills, including effective communication and conflict resolution.
3. Increased awareness of volunteer opportunities and community engagement.
4. Strengthened sense of social responsibility and empathy towards others.
5. Development of a network of young people interested in making a positive impact in their communities.

By combining personal development with a focus on volunteering, this Youth Exchange aims to empower young people to become active citizens, capable of making meaningful contributions to their communities while also nurturing their own growth and potential.

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.
You can either bring your own sheets or a sleeping bag. There are beds and pillows but no sheets or pillow covers.

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

ARRIVAL: 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.

The exact meeting point will be the exit gate of the airport. The location will be explained by our camp leaders somedays before the camp.

DEPARTURE: Please organise your departure after 11 am. Our team will take all the volunteers to the ALICANTE Airport at 09:00 am, before it is not possible.

Additional comments

Priority will be given to SPW, Concordia and De Amicitia volunteers.

Requirements

Youth Exchange project, no fees

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Spain Spain: Kids in Action II (ESDA-0924)

Dates

29/07/2024   -   09/08/2024

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Age
17 - 40
Max number of volunteers
5
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Oviedo/Aviles (OVD)
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Kids in Action is an English teaching workcamp.

The task of the volunteers will be help to co-create the workshops in English for local children and teenagers. There will be around 30 kids and volunteers will be creating games, workshops and activities for them in English so they can practice and learn the language in an informal way instead of school teaching.

Activating kids and teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as English language environment. It will be done through the games, workshops, sport
activities, excursions, discussions, etc.

It would be a bonus if volunteers could speak a little Spanish but it’s is not essential.

The volunteers will work approximately 6 hours a day from Monday to Friday. In the morning from 09:00 to 13:00 aprox. the volunteers will be spending time with kids and in the afternoon hours, they will be preparing the activities all together in group.

Accomodation and food

The accommodation will be done in the public school with several rooms. There will be bathrooms facilities and a kitchen where the volunteers can cook in team. The accommodation will be very basic. Sleeping bag is required.

Location and leisure

Crémenes is a Spanish municipality and town in the province of León, in the autonomous region of Castilla y León. It has a population of 530 inhabitants (INE 2023).

The largest portion of the township belongs to the Picos de Europa Regional Park, where the largest number of Vadinian tombstones have been found (eleven in total). Some authors believe that Vadinia, an important Celtic city frequently mentioned by historians and geographers during the Cantabrian-Roman wars, may have been located here. La Corona, a hilltop next to the village, indicates a possible settlement of Roman origin.

The village has several hiking trails leading to neighbouring municipalities of great scenic value. Also of note is the Sabinar de Crémenes, one of the most westerly in Europe. Other mountain activities such as canoeing, cycling, hunting and fishing are also available in the area. In recent years, some special spots have been set up for observing and photographing wild animals.

Crémenes is a destination that promises total immersion in the culture, history and nature of the mountains of León. Located in a privileged setting, this municipality offers a perfect combination of heritage, breathtaking landscapes and traditions that have endured for centuries. If you are looking for an escape from routine and direct contact with nature and history, Crémenes is undoubtedly the ideal place.

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Town hall of Crémenes

Directions to meeting point

Meeting Point: León Train Station (Estación de León-ADIF) at 16:00

The closest airport is Oviedo (OVD) Airport. Volunteers have to take a train from Oviedo to León. OVD airport is not well connected. There is also options to arrive to Madrid Barajas Airport and take a train or bus to León or arrive to Bilbao airport and again take a bus to Léon.

Requirements

Criminal Record is required and knowledge of Spanish language is valuable.

Spain Spain: Urbact Callosa IV (ESDA-0424)

Dates

31/07/2024   -   10/08/2024

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Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
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The aim of this workcamp is to preserve the natural reserve area surrounding called "Fonts del Río 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. 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.
There will be other additional tasks to change the daily routine of the volunteers. In each camp, the volunteers will work on a mosaic wall composed of old tiles and pebbles to decorate the area and the volunteer house. Aslo there will one day of social work with the youngsters of thown in the local youth center.

Accomodation and food

In a small rural house, some kilometres away from the village centre, with 2 different rooms, one for boys and one for girls. 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. The beach is not far from the house and somedays, the volunteers can take a trip to the beach of Altea.

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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

ARRIVAL DAY: 5:15 PM AT ALICANTE (ALC) AIRPORT. Campleaders will help the volunteers to be taken to the campsite by public bus (Volunteers will have to paid it). Arrival to Alicante should be done before 5PM.

DEPARTURE DAY: 10:00 AM AT ALICANTE (ALC) AIRPORT (Campleaders will start with the travels from the house to the airport at 8-9AM, not earlier). Please do not book the flight ticket before 9AM. We cannot garantee to help with 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.

Spain Spain: No Hell Bellow Us (ESDA-1424)

Dates

02/08/2024   -   17/08/2024

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Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 0 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Malaga (AGP)
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The volunteers will prepare and finalize the programme in the first days. Each day, a four hours workshop/activities will be given and organized for kids in the morning. The volunteers will have many facilities and a park to do the activities with children.

It is well known that people in Spain don´t have a good level of English, even though it is studied at school for more than 9 years. That´s why the participants are really asked to try their best if they speak Spanish to communicate with locals.

Simultaneously, the workshops will try to teach other values such as the respect for the environment and promote the culture of peace. A good atmosphere will be the key for workcamps in future! Volunteers will be asked to take initiative, to “create” the workcamp, to leave a memory in Jodar.

Accomodation and food

At local high school. The living conditions are basic, please bring a sleeping bag. Mats will be available but please check with us first! The center is equipped with showers and toilets. The volunteers are meant to prepare their breakfast, lunch and dinner, although last year we got a professional cook and we hope this year we will have the same “luxury”.
This project will include a one day only vegan food day agreed by volunteers for the promotion of environmental sustainable lifestyle.

Location and leisure

Jodar is a village located close to Jaen. The main economic activity is agriculture and it is surrounded by the Natural Park of Sierra Magina which is a natural area with the high-quality landscape, pure and nearly virgin. Volunteers will have excellent possibilities to visit Cordoba/Granada or Seville and other spots like Jaén (Arabic baths and cathedral), Ubeda and Baeza. There is also a chance of doing a hiking route through the Serrezuela and the Sierra Magina and even to have a parapente experience in Pegalajar.

In a workcamp we also dedicate some time to a study part. It is an activity of non-formal learning, where you can gain new knowledge or form new opinions on different problems; all this is done in a relaxed and entertaining way.
The intercultural evening is a good way of intercultural learning. In every camp there is one evening, when all participants present their country in a relaxed way – making presentation, watching photos, telling stories, tasting typical dishes, drinks and sweets, dances etc. Please, have this evening in your mind while preparing your luggage to share a piece of your culture with the rest of volunteers.
The volunteers will have access to the local swimming pool of the town and will be able to enjoy their free times in the poolside.
As the local transportation is not very well connected, it is not easy to organize some trips to the big cities but depending on the volunteers, it could be possible to organize some trips to Malaga, Sevilla or Granada in the weekends. Keep in mind that De Amicitia is not financing your leisure time activities.

Project hosted by

Guardabosques and De Amicitia works in collaboration in order to support Summer Camps with various English workshops. English language is the pending subject of Spain.

Directions to meeting point

Nearest airports: Málaga, Granada or Madrid
01/08/2022 at 7 pm on Plaza Fatima in Jodar

Spain Spain: Estany de Sils: Management and restoration of a protected Catalan wetlands (CAT0824)

Dates

03/08/2024   -   17/08/2024

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Age
18 - 29
Max number of volunteers
24
Still room for
4 Male + -3 Female
Languages
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"
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The general objective of the work camp is to show the environmental reality of a territory and how to intervene in it by:
1. Contributing to the improvement and conservation of the Natural Area of Sils wetlands.
2. Knowing the biodiversity and the characteristic habitats of these humid zones
3. Knowing the land stewardship, the actors in the territory that participate and good practices.
4. Transmitting values of cooperation and respect towards the environment and its inhabitants.
5. Offering a space for exchange and discovery of the different realities of the participants, mainly in environmental issues and for the conservation and management of natural spaces.
6. Encouraging responsible consumption in every way. On the one hand, as an important measure for our environment; on the other hand, in the use of new technologies and other aspects related to the care of oneself and the community.
7. Promoting participants to become diffusers.
8. Showing Catalan culture through vividness and networking.

The technical work that will be done:
Sils Lake is a protected natural area included in the Plan of Spaces of Natural Interest (PEIN) of Catalonia. It is part of the European Network of Natural Spaces Natura 2000, which is at the core of European biodiversity policies.
In recent centuries, areas of natural flooding have receded and today they are scarce in Catalonia. In our Mediterranean context, the conservation of spaces such as the Sils Lake has become of the highest interest. Due to its special humidity and flood conditions, several species of flora and fauna characteristic of wetlands are still preserved in this area.
That is why the restoration of this area has been carried out since last year, to make it a biodiversity reserve of both fauna and flora and an important point of rest, food and shelter for a large variety of birds and other animals.
During the summer of last year, the third international field of work was carried out at Sils Lake in order to recover the sheet of water and restore the adjacent areas and infrastructure.
However, there were many tasks left to do due to the situation in the pond. That is why this year we want to continue with the work begun and focus on all the things that were left to us.
The spaces where volunteers will work are:
- Permanent lagoon.
- Old viewpoint.
- Water canal.
- Infraestructures.

Each space has associated tasks to be performed this year, of which a detailed technical sheet has been prepared for the work to be done, indicating the spaces where they will be performed.
These tasks are:
- Elimination of invasive flora.
- Make deeper two ponds.
- Nest box tracking.
- Maintenance and restoration of infrastructure.
- Fixation of points of insolation on the shores and garbage collection.

Accomodation and food

The accommodation is located in the "Sala Cultural" of La Laguna (the local cultural center).
La Laguna is a space of about 800m2, with different rooms. On the one hand, at the bottom there is a very large entrance that is used as an entrance but also as a room for activities due to its capacity. And right next door it has a kitchen. On the other hand, there are separate boys and girls toilets, between this room and the large room. The large hall is about 510 m2, where all kinds of activities take place (plays, dances, etc.). This would be the sleeping and resting area for the participants.
At the top there are two more spaces, which would be "el galliner" and a very large corridor that is also used as a room for some activities. In addition, it has two offices and a material and cleaning room. The equipment has a kitchen with the basics and the food as much as possible will be organic.

The menu is balanced with fresh products every day so that it provides all the necessary nutrients with the environment in mind, but since they consume practically no fish and little meat, it means no meat is eaten daily. The participants will be organized in groups and will have to cook the food in rotation. There is a basic kitchen to be able to cook and also a microwave. It is not recommended that participants can eat and use the kitchen outside the established hours.
No problem if you are vegetarian, vegan and/or with allergies and/or intolerance; If there are vegetarian participants, they must say so at the time of registration because the organization will consider an alternative menu.
There will be a total of 5 meals throughout the day, breakfast early in the morning, a mid-morning break to eat fruit or snacks, lunch, afternoon snack and finally dinner.

The dining room is equipped with tables and benches, and there will be an area of toilets and showers. In addition, we hope to be able to go to the pool and, in our case, exceptionally, use the showers of that equipment.

Location and leisure

Sils will be your accommodation town in your stage in Catalunya. Sils is a municipality and town of the “comarca de la Selva”. It is located at the bottom of the “comarca” plain and its southern third was occupied until the mid-nineteenth century by the lake of Sils, which we will restore. The town has 6.093 citizens and it’s located near Girona, Lloret de Mar or Sta. Coloma de Farners.
Lake Sils is a protected natural area in accordance with the legislation of the Generalitat de Catalunya, and has been proposed to be included in the European Natura 2000 network. It is the remains of a lagoon that was drained in the past in order to obtain new farmland and fight malaria. However, thanks to the conditions of special humidity and the annual floods, species of flora and fauna characteristic of the humid zones are still conserved. In recent centuries, areas of natural flooding in Catalonia have suffered a major recession and are currently scarce in Catalonia. On the other hand, in a predominantly Mediterranean context, the conservation of natural spaces such as the Sils lake is one of the most interesting.

There will be leisure activities every day, and some days some excursions, here attached a list of the main activities that will be done:
- Knowledge activities
- Group cohesion dynamics
- Self management activities "Do it together"
- Bats observation
- Dynamic on gender
- Excursion to Can Moragues, headquarters of Fundació Emys. A country house, situated in Riudarenes, next to Sils.
- Excursion to Girona
- Excursion to Costa Brava town
- Excursion to Farners Castle
- Experience how we do human castles

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Emys Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of nature, specially 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. Emys orbicularis is the native terrapin of Catalunya, north Africa and most parts of Europe. In 1987 a group of young people discovered through a talk that in his region there was an endangered terrapin, the Emys orbicularis. They decided to do something to help that species. Those people started doing custody agreements with local territory owners to protect ponds, streams and lakes. And this is how Emys Foundation starts.
Actually Emys orbicularis is still endangered because of the destruction of the habitat, exotic species and water contamination. In the Selva region we found the best preserved population in Catalonia with more than 500 animals..
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.
The organization has been ground-breaking in the field of amphibian and reptiles and has been awarded on different occasions. The research projects made by Emys Foundation receive advice from investigation groups of different Universities (University of Barcelona, University Autonoma of Barcelona, University of Girona and also the Aranzadi Science Society). The technicians of Emys Foundation are also university investigators and take part actively in the writing and publication of scientist articles, congress executions and technical conferences. All the information collected in the research projects of the Foundation is used to evaluate and improve our methods of natural environmental management.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point will be on Saturday, 3th of August at 16h, at the train station of Sils (https://goo.gl/maps/2UNJVdJVqTk)
The work camp camp leaders will be waiting forthe volunteers there.The train station is 100m from the accommodation.

By public transportation:

By train: in order to reach the Sils train station, you must take the R11 line that connects Barcelona, Granollers, Girona, Figueres and Portbou.
Train hours can be found at the following link: https://rodalies.gencat.cat/web/.content/02_Horaris/horaris/R11.pdf

By car: From Girona: Take the N-II. Once you see the directions, take the exit towards G-155, until the Mallorquines. Once there, take the C-63. 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.

Requirements

It is not a work camp adapted for people with physical disabilities.

Spain Spain: Casa Jazmín IV (YE-3824)

Dates

09/08/2024   -   21/08/2024

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Age
15 - 17
Max number of volunteers
16
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Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
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Main theme of the project: Empowering Volunteerism through Content Creation
Type of project: YE

Our Youth Exchange project aims to bring together young people from diverse backgrounds to explore and promote volunteerism within the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) through content creation. Over the course of the project, participants will engage in workshops, discussions, and practical activities focused on creating digital content that highlights the impact and importance of volunteering.

Through this project, we emphasize the significance of exchanging ideas and perspectives from various cultural, social, and educational backgrounds. By fostering an inclusive environment where every participant's voice is valued, we aim to enrich the learning experience and encourage creativity and innovation in addressing volunteerism within the ESC.

The project will consist of several stages:
1. Preparatory Phase: Participants will familiarize themselves with the goals and objectives of the project, as well as engage in ice-breaking activities to build rapport and create a supportive atmosphere.
2. Workshops and Training Sessions: Participants will attend workshops and training sessions facilitated by experts in content creation, digital media, and volunteerism. These sessions will provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively create engaging and impactful content.
3. Content Creation Activities: Participants will work in teams to develop digital content, such as videos, blogs, social media campaigns, and visual graphics, that promote volunteerism within the ESC. They will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned during the workshops and training sessions.
4. Sharing and Feedback: Teams will present their created content to the group, followed by constructive feedback and discussions. This exchange of ideas will enable participants to learn from each other's perspectives and improve their content creation skills.
5. Evaluation and Reflection: At the end of the project, participants will reflect on their experiences, lessons learned, and personal growth. They will also evaluate the project's impact and identify areas for improvement.

Overall, our youth exchange project aims to empower young people to become active agents of change in their communities by harnessing the power of digital content creation to promote volunteerism. Through collaboration, creativity, and the exchange of diverse perspectives, we believe that we can make a meaningful difference in fostering a culture of volunteerism and solidarity across Europe.

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.
You can either bring your own sheets or a sleeping bag. There are beds and pillows but no sheets or pillow covers.

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 organised and 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

ARRIVAL: 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.

The exact meeting point will be the exit gate of the airport. The location will be explained by our camp leaders somedays before the camp.

DEPARTURE: Please organise your departure after 11 am. Our team will take all the volunteers to the ALICANTE Airport at 09:00 am, before it is not possible.

Additional comments

Priority will be given to IBO Italy and IJGD

Requirements

Youth Exchange, no fees. Travel costs will be reimbursed according E+ standards.

Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Spain Spain: Urbact Callosa V (ESDA-0524)

Dates

11/08/2024   -   21/08/2024

Feedback from 231 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Educational
1
Place(s)
left

Already accepted volunteers from

France Germany Poland

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
1
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

The aim of this workcamp is to preserve the natural reserve area surrounding called "Fonts del Río 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. 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.
There will be other additional tasks to change the daily routine of the volunteers. In each camp, the volunteers will work on a mosaic wall composed of old tiles and pebbles to decorate the area and the volunteer house. Aslo there will one day of social work with the youngsters of thown in the local youth center.

Accomodation and food

In a small rural house, some kilometres away from the village centre, with 2 different rooms. one for boys and one for girls. 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. The beach is not far from the house and somedays, the volunteers can take a trip to the beach of Altea.

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

ARRIVAL DAY: 5:15 PM AT ALICANTE (ALC) AIRPORT. Campleaders will help the volunteers to be taken to the campsite by public bus (Volunteers will have to paid it). Arrival to Alicante should be done before 5PM.

DEPARTURE DAY: 10:00 AM AT ALICANTE (ALC) AIRPORT (Campleaders will start with the travels from the house to the airport at 8-9AM, not earlier). Please do not book the flight ticket before 9AM. We cannot garantee to help with 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.

Spain Spain: Animal Academy in Fuerteventura 2 (ESDA-2424)

Dates

19/08/2024   -   02/09/2024

Feedback from 231 volunteers

Tags

Animals
Manual Work

Already accepted volunteers from

Italy

Fee

Free
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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
Fuerteventura/Puerto del Rosario (FUE)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Wi-Fi
Yes

Work

Most of the tasks are manual and try to support the inhabitants of the shelter; so be prepared for cleaning, feeding, and especially loving the shelter's animals. Some construction or modification of the infrastructure might be needed. It will depend on the daily needs of the shelter and therefore you might need to support an event, support a presentation or simply participate in a festival. Flexibility and open mindedness is a MUST

Working hours are from 8.00 am to 12.00 plus 2 hours in the afternoon. Volunteers SHOULD BE READY to work actively and realize that the group dynamics and the necessities of the animals need mature and responsible volunteers. If you feel more as a tourist THIS IS NOT YOUR PLACE.
Remember that the island is dry and that you will get dirty every day working with animals

Please click this video to see a normal routine day for volunteers https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5N4Z0jqsSS/?igsh=ajJjejM2bTV3emx4

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will sleep at the shelter which is located way out wub-wub in a remote area. The place is a studio that will be shared with other volunteers, not necessarily coming for a work camp. Therefore, there might be some transit with the group. The accommodation has single beds, a bathroom, a kitchen and common areas within the refuge facilities. Volunteers will have the option to stay at the refuge facilities during the volunteer camp participation period. Volunteers work at least 6 hours a day for 5 days a week

Location and leisure

TAARAF is located in a remote area. No tourist resorts close. Temperature is very high (we are very close to the Sahara Desert). Dust is everywhere. Be ready to live a rural experience.
Still, we recommend you to stay some days after. Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, offers many alternative and lesser-known places to visit beyond the typical tourist hotspots. Here are some suggestions like Cofete Beach, Betancuria, Ajuy Caves, El Cotillo, La Oliva and Las Salinas del Carmen as alternative places that can provide a deeper understanding of Fuerteventura’s culture, history, and natural beauty, offering a more enriching experience beyond the usual tourist trail.

Project hosted by

The Animal Academy is a shelter for animals considered farm animals abused and abandoned on the island of Fuerteventura. We take care of giving them a second chance: here they become superheroes and give a voice to all those who, like them, have suffered at the hands of human beings!

These rescued animals have developmental diseases, psychological problems, and all kinds of ailments, but in the shelter, they find a place where they can live the life they deserve without fear.

The project is located in a REMOTE area of the island. Fuerteventura is ARID, DESERTED, AND HOT!!!

Learn more about the project by clicking here
https://www.instagram.com/theanimalacademy.refugio?igsh=MWtkMGpmdjg0OGY0OQ%3D%3D

Additional comments

Volunteers will be required to have a previous video interview with the host in order to guarantee a mutual understanding of the project and the volunteering spirit behind the project. Remember it is not a project for everyone but mostly hardworking motivated volunteers.

Requirements

Very motivated volunteers able to do physical demanding work and happy to work with animals

Spain Spain: Urbact Callosa VI (ESDA-0624)

Dates

22/08/2024   -   01/09/2024

Feedback from 231 volunteers

Tags

Environmental
Educational

Already accepted volunteers from

Turkey Italy Germany

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
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

The aim of this workcamp is to preserve the natural reserve area surrounding called "Fonts del Río 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. 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.
There will be other additional tasks to change the daily routine of the volunteers. In each camp, the volunteers will work on a mosaic wall composed of old tiles and pebbles to decorate the area and the volunteer house. Aslo there will one day of social work with the youngsters of thown in the local youth center.

Accomodation and food

In a small rural house, some kilometres away from the village centre, with 2 different rooms, one for boys and one for girls. 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. The beach is not far from the house and somedays, the volunteers can take a trip to the beach of Altea.

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

ARRIVAL DAY: 5:15 PM AT ALICANTE (ALC) AIRPORT. Campleaders will help the volunteers to be taken to the campsite by public bus (Volunteers will have to paid it). Arrival to Alicante should be done before 5PM.

DEPARTURE DAY: 10:00 AM AT ALICANTE (ALC) AIRPORT (Campleaders will start with the travels from the house to the airport at 8-9AM, not earlier). Please do not book the flight ticket before 9AM. We cannot garantee to help with 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.

Spain Spain: Altea Volunteer Meeting De Amicitia (ESDA-2224)

Dates

05/09/2024   -   08/09/2024

Feedback from 231 volunteers

Tags

Social
Cultural
Festival

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 15 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
40
Still room for
20 Male + 20 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Alicante (ALC)
Nearest bus/train station
 
Map

Work

The re-founding event of the De Amicitia association promises to be an enriching and fun experience for all participants, friends of De Amicitia and vounteers all over the world. During this meeting, volunteers will have the opportunity to evaluate the volunteering camps previously carried out, sharing experiences and learnings. In addition, various skills workshops, games, film screenings and music sessions will be held to encourage fellowship and personal growth. Feel free to ask us if you want to lead a workshop!

The association will provide food and accommodation for all participants, creating a welcoming and supportive environment. However, participants are requested to bring their own tent and sleeping bag to ensure their comfort during their stay.This self-organised event aims to strengthen the bonds between De Amicitia members and reaffirm their commitment to volunteer work at the international level.

All in all, De Amicitia's re-founding event promises to be a unique experience, full of learning, fun and solidarity, and we are excited to share this special moment with all the volunteers committed to the cause.

Accomodation and food

The facilities of Finca Santa Bárbara have the optimal requirements for carrying out this project, since they are located in a rural enclave, with toilets, showers, children's games area, a picnic area, camping areas and a swimming pool. Summer sleeping bag is necessary.

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

Location and leisure

Altea La Vella is a district of Altea, a municipality in the province of Alicante (Spain). It has 583 inhabitants (INE 2012). This place of the Marina Baja is located between the sea and the mouintains and was the origin of the current Altea. Its white houses stand out. It is located 3.5km south north of the urban center of Altea, 3 km south of the Sierra de Bernia, 2 km west of the Mediterranean Sea and 9 km from Callosa de Ensarriá.

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

FINCA SANTA BÁRBARA, Altea La Vella, Alicante 05/09 in the afternoon (around 5pm).

DEPARTURE DAY: September 8 afternoon. More details will be given soon.

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: Big in Japan (ESDA-1724)

Dates

11/09/2024   -   21/09/2024

Feedback from 231 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Cultural
Social

Already accepted volunteers from

Vietnam

Fee

Free i Fee is paid in two installments:

0 to be paid now.
EUR 100 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 - 30
Max number of volunteers
16
Still room for
8 Male + 7 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

The project aims to foster cultural exchange through engaging workshops on Japanese culture with a group of young Japanese participants. These workshops will be held in schools, residential facilities, and various community spaces, providing an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in the rich heritage and traditions of Japan.

The initiative seeks to bridge cultural divides and promote mutual understanding by showcasing aspects of Japanese culture such as traditional arts, cuisine and language. Through
interactive sessions, participants will have the chance to learn even basic phrases in Japanese.

The workshops will not only serve as educational experiences but also as platforms for dialogue and cross-cultural interaction. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, share their own cultural perspectives, and engage in meaningful exchanges with the Japanese group. Moreover, the project will emphasize inclusivity and accessibility by targeting diverse audiences, including students of all ages, residents of care homes, and members of community organizations. The initiative aims to promote cultural appreciation and tolerance among people from different backgrounds.

Overall, the project objetive is to foster lasting connections and promote global citizenship by celebrating the diversity of human culture while highlighting the common threads that unite us all. Through the shared experience of learning about Japanese culture, participants will gain valuable insights into the importance of cultural diversity and the beauty of cross-cultural exchange.

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.
You can either bring your own sheets or a sleeping bag. There are beds and pillows but no sheets or pillow covers.

Project hosted by

This project is organised and hosted 100% 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.

Requirements

Priority will be given to NICE Japan volunteers. Knowledge of Japanese or its culture as well as Spanish language will be valuable.