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country Estonia: FAMILY CAMP AT KIIDI FARM EST F1
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21/08/2018 - 30/08/2018
Extra-Gebühr EUR 150
24 Freiwillige
8 Male / 6 female noch gesucht
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Various works in the forest: cutting unwanted trees and bushes, burning old tree brunches and brushwood, preparing firewood for heating the farm; also some odd jobs in the farm buildings as well as general household work. Most of the work will be outdoors. There can be also some light maintaining works indoors if weather is too rainy. The work will be usually 4-5 hours a day, the rest of the time will be spend to get acquainted with the area, its natural and historical sites as well as with local people. Local people will join the camp for work and leisure.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

In the farmhouse in 2-4-bedded rooms depending on the size of family. WC, shower, hot water, sauna are available. Hosts will prepare meals themselves, however, participants will be asked to help out in the kitchen.

Lage und Freizeit

LocationThe charm of Haanja Uplands in South Estonia lies in its lovely hilly landscape, winding roads and numerous lakes. Most of its ancient villages, special dialect, handicraft, and customs have been preserved until today. The whole area, called Vorumaa, is an area of outstanding beauty. It is famous for its diverse and very well preserved nature. Untouched forests with wildlife, deep valleys, hills, 170 small lakes with extremely clean water, numerous rivers with caves in the steep banks - you can find everything there. Kiidi Farm is situated 15 km south of Voru, capital of the County, which has a population of 15 000 people and lies about 250 km south-east of Tallinn, very close to the Latvian and Russian borders. The closest village to Kiidi Farm is Rouge (3km) with a population of less than 1000 people. More information about Estonia www.visitestonia.com; South-Estonia www.visitvoru.ee TerminalAirport, harbour, bus or train station in Tallinn; bus to Voru; transfer to Kiidi Farm. Bus from Tallinn to Voru takes about 4 hours, schedules are available on www.tpilet.ee LEISUREThere are many possibilities for leisure time, especially for those who love nature: acquaintance with nature of the area, hiking, swimming, etc. Excursions to the numerous places of interest of the County of Voru are planned as well. Volunteers will have a very good chance to get in close contact with the local people, experience local traditions and learn some customs i for instance like

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

EstYES promotes camps where parents and children can participate together. The idea is to create a sort of temporary community where adults and children can share the ideas of voluntary activity for the benefit of rural area. The schedule of the camp allows adults to act as volunteers like in any other voluntary camp working 4-5 hours a day for practical tasks. Meanwhile children work as well, in the sense that they take part in the activities helping parents and sharing easy tasks with them. Local organisers supported by parents care about the children during the working activities, providing snacks, proposing games and activities, etc. In the daily free time and during days off group excursions and other activities will be organised by the local hosts. Parents can join the camp in pair or alone with their children. Some English is necessary for parents in order to communicate among them and with the campleader. The camp follows very positive 9 years experience.It is a very long tradition for EstYES to organize international workcamps in co-operation with Kiidi Farm located in the Voru County in the South of Estonia. With the support of the state and local authorities the eco- and farm sustainable tourism has been developed in this area. Besides promoting the environmental tourism, this initiative supports rural development, which is an important issue for Estonia. Estonian Association of Farm Tourism has launched several projects, and Kiidi Farm, where the camp takes pl

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Special requirementsThe camp is open for families with their children generally aged 3 to 13, however the kids age is flexible. Parents can come in pairs or alone. English is the camp language.PARTICIPATION FEEAs EstYES does not receive funds to support your participation in this camp neither from the state nor from private sponsors, you are asked to contribute towards cost of board and lodging, local transport, leisure time program, etc. The fee has to be paid by volunteers upon arrival to the camp, and it is 150 Euro per every adult and 100 Euro for every child over 3 years old. This fee has to be paid upon arrival to the camp to the host.
Organisation ESTYES Alter 3 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Tallinn Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
country Estonia: ELF DUNLIN S HABITAT II EST 42
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23/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
Extra-Gebühr EUR 50
8 Freiwillige
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This project aims on enhancing the feeding and nesting grounds of the endangered Baltic dunlin in Silma Nature Reserve and the Kaina Bay Landscape Protection Area. In both regions the coastal meadows will be cleared from bushes and juniper trees. Typical working hours per day 6 hours per day (for example: 9 -12 and 13-16). The last day of the conservation holiday is reserved for exploring the local surroundings. In the evenings of the working days - sauna, camp fires, hiking, etc will be organized.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Simple shared accommodation in both places. Volunteers need their own sleeping bag. You may take a tent, if you wish to have more privacy. All food is included except lunch on day for travelling. You will cook your own food (ingredients are provided) most of the time, but some days the food will be cooked by locals.

Lage und Freizeit

Hiiumaa is Estonia s second largest island. Together with its 200 islets, Kassari being the largest, the area of Hiiumaa is 1,023 km2. The shape of Hiiumaa resembles a cross, with Tahkuna in the north, Kopu Peninsula and Ristna in the west, Soru in the south, and Sarve in the east. There are numerous peninsulas, with Kopu and Tahkuna being the largest. Due to plenty of indentations, the coastline is quite long i approximately 365 km. There are numerous bays between the peninsulas. Among the counties of Estonia, Hiiumaa boasts the biggest percentage of forests i 67 of its area is covered with woods. The highest point is Tornimagi (68m above sea level). Hiiumaa s landscapes are varied, because the surface has risen from the sea at different times and development stages. The varied topography, surface, soils and maritime climate have led to the diversified vegetation i approximately 1,000 species of vascular plants grow here. Kaina Bay i Kassari Landscape Protection Area covers 5,652 ha, 915 ha of which lies beneath Kaina Bay. The values of the area are its juniper stands, old deciduous forests, well-managed wooded meadows, coastal meadows, shingle beach ridges, and the cape of Saaretirp. Kaina Bay, with the average depth of 0.5 m, is well-known for its stock of medicinal mud. There are 15 islets, several reed beds, and Hiiumaa s most important breeding and stop-over sites of waterfowl. 192 species of birds stop or breed on the bay www.visitestonia.com/en/where-to-go/islands/

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The aim of this camp organised in cooperation with the Estonian Fund of Nature (ELF) is management of Baltic dunlin s habitats in coastal meadows of Silma Nature Reserve in West-Estonia and landscape reserve of Kaina Bay on the islands of Hiiumaa and Kassari. The Baltic dunlin (Calidris alpina schinzii) is a small wader whose numbers in Estonia have declined rapidly during the last decades. It is estimated that about 150 pairs of Baltic dunlins are still nesting in Estonia. One of the reasons behind the downfall of the local population is that coastal meadows that have been traditionally used for herding have fallen out of use in modern agriculture. Thus, the coastal meadows are full of bushes and reed or have high vegetation due to artificial drainages. The Baltic dunlins, however, require an open landscape with puddles and low vegetation for feeding and nesting. These birds and their nests are also hunted by predators such as foxes, raccoon dogs and hooded crows. In order to protect the Estonian population of Baltic dunlins, the management of coastal meadows is essential.ELF s conservation work camps project, which is carried out from 1998, has two main goals. One is to carry out conservation work in nature parks and protected areas and second is to bring people closer to nature, to promote environment-friendly and sustainable lifestyle. https://www.flickr.com/photos/134759698@N04/sets/72157657269621056/

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Special requirementsYou have to bring working clothes, warm clothes as nights can be rather chilly, wet weather clothing, closed boots or/and wellingtons, sleeping bag, swimwear, towel, inspect spray. Necessary tools and cloves provided by ELF.Participation fee You are kindly asked to contribute 50 Euro towards cost of board, lodging, programme and administration. The fee has to be paid by volunteers either by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp or to host upon arrival to the camp. This fee goes to the Estonian Nature Fund.
Organisation ESTYES Alter 17 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen HAAPSALU Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
country Estonia: ALLIKSAARE FARM VI EST 37
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24/09/2018 - 19/10/2018
Extra-Gebühr EUR 40
6 Freiwillige
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Alliksaare Farm main direction is cattle and milk farming. The main work will be to take care and maintain the pastures located by the sea (clearing around the pastures, building or removing fences, repairing fences). Another work is cleaning the coast nereby the farm from rubbish brought by storms. Occasionally there can be some work for preparing food for cows for winter time. Also there will be a need to help the host milking the cows as it has to be done two times per day. The work will be mainly outdoors, depending on the weather. The working time will be around 6-8 hours a day. Work will be done under the supervision of the local host.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The accommodation conditions are very simple in caravans, however beds are provided. Please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available on site. There is a kitchen with all necessary equipment for cooking. Ingredients for food will be provided. Volunteers will be served food cooked by locals for lunches during the week days otherwise it has to be cooked by the volunteers.

Lage und Freizeit

LocationAlliksaare farm is located in Nurste Kula, Emmaste parish, Hiiumaa island. Hiiumaa is situated in the western part of Estonia, approximately 130km from Tallinn. More information available on the following websites: www.emmaste.ee, www.hiiumaa.ee, www.visitestonia.com LEISUREThere are a lot of interesting natural picturesque sights on the island as well as good possibilities for swimming in the sea or hiking in the forest. It is possible to visit other parts of Hiiumaa island on the week-end, which is planned by the host. Hiiumaa offers a lot of various cultural events in summer time and volunteers will have the possiblity to join some of them. This camp is perfect for people who enjoy being close to the nature and are interested in traditional way of rural living.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Hiiumaa according to the Nordic sagas emerged from the Baltic Sea as a small islet more than 10 000 years ago. The island of Hiiumaa was first mentioned in historical documents as a deserted island called Dageida in 1228. The first inhabitants settled down at the end of the 13th century. Nowadays Hiiumaa is the second biggest island of Estonia with the area of 965 sq. km and the population around 10 000. It has many historical and nature sights, and there are kind people known for their hospitality and good sense of humor. The island is referred as a remote area of Europe, so EstYES feels particularly proud developing international voluntary projects for dozen of years there. Besides, for years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Alliksaare Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. See short movie of past year camp at http://vimeo.com/55764079

Anforderungen

Special requirementsYou have to be open-minded and be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the common life in the countryside of Estonia. Please consider that the work is mainly farm work which can be hard sometimes. Stay in this camp requires certain level on independency. It is very good if you have some technical skills. Having driving licence is an advantage. It would be good if you have some experience in horse riding and/or cows milking. Camp is not suitable for people with allergy, especially lactose allergy since the host offers a lot of milk products. Smoking is not permitted on the farm.PARTICIPATION FEEDue to lack of communal resources for this camp we ask participants to contribute 40 Euro towards the costs of the general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution.
Organisation ESTYES Alter 17 - 99 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Kardla Projekt-Sprache(n) English , English
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