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France France: RENOVATION OF THE STONE CHURCH (CONCF-244-ESC)

Dates

02/09/2022   -   24/09/2022

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Renovation

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
4
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Paris (CDG)
Nearest bus/train station
NOYON train station

Work

Come and participate in the renovation of the small church of Avricourt, one of the few churches in the area that overcame the First World War.
In the continuity of the masonry work of the previous workcamps you will participate in the renovation of this small church. You will carry out traditional masonry work on the large facade of the church: repairing the joints of the walls, staking, repointing and even laying new bricks and stones. Part of the work may be at height and require climbing on scaffolding.

Accomodation and food

You will have the reception hall of the village at your disposal as a place to live, which includes a well-equipped kitchen (community oven, dishwasher, big fridge etc.). Individual tents will be provided as well as a fallback solution in the reception hall in case of bad weather. Please note that there is only one shower and one toilet to share. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the grocery shopping and in the preparation of meals, prioritising products from the market and local producers.

Location and leisure

Avricourt is located 15 km from Noyon, in the North of Oise. In a central location in Picardie, you can visit Amiens, its cathedral and its “hortillonnages” (floating gardens), Compiegne and its imperial palace, Noyon and its historical centre. You can also hike in the surrounding countryside between cereal fields and small pasture valleys. If you are a nature lover, you would even discover the educational beehive with the school children and the beekepers of a small local producer. A concert given by the local band in the church is planned the day before the departure of the volunteers.

Project hosted by

The commune of Avricourt is a historical partner of our office. Last years’ health crisis forced us to take a break in the partnership that has lasted for over 20 years! This small commune of barely 200 inhabitants does everything possible to give the best welcome to the volunteers: village meals, invitations to eat, donations of jams and other vegetables from the garden are a classic in Avricourt. In short, many exchanges are in prospect, especially since with the help of the animation team you will organize meetings and animations in the village and at the school.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is scheduled at NOYON train station at the end of the afternoon on the 02/09. The exact meeting time will be given with the infosheet which will be sent at the latest 4 weeks before the start of the workcamp.

From PARIS, you can take a train from PARIS - Gare Du Nord train station, regular departures are scheduled throughout the day (one train every hour). The trip lasts for about 1 hour.

The trains are open to booking about 4 months before the departure dates, accessible on the following website: https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/

If you are coming first by plane, remember that you will need some time to commute from the airport to the train station, therefore we recommend that you arrive early enough for you not to rush and have a stress free travel.

Additional comments

Please bring work clothes for the site and closed shoes. For the accommodation under tent, think of your sleeping bag as well as a sleeping mat for more comfort.
You can also bring back specialties from your country, photos, musical instruments, in short what you like and want to share on this site, either with the local population or with the group!
This project is supported by the program European Solidarity Corps (ESC) for young people between 18 and 30 years. It is open to all volunteers that fit the ESC criteria.
The participation to the ESC volunteering teams is subjects to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en
- volunteers do not have to pay any fee (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project and will receive a financial support for their travel, according to a maximum amount established in accordance with their travel distance and upon the presentation of original tickets;
- volunteers need to enrol in the PASS, the ESC Portal; then Concordia France will organise their matching, on the online system, with the volunteering project;
- volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of 6€/day, once they arrive on the project in France;
- volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the portal.

Requirements

Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues arise on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

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France France: PROTECTING HERITAGE 3 (CONCF-311-ESC)

Dates

02/09/2022   -   16/09/2022

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Renovation
Environmental
3
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Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
3
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Montpellier (MPL)
Nearest bus/train station
CLERMONT L’HERAULT bus station

Work

Do you love heritage and nature and want to be part in a project with positive impact? Come and contribute to the development of the heritage trails in Clermont L'Herault!
The municipality wishes to maintain these paths for the pleasure of hikers. Discover the rich heritage of the commune, with its archaeological oppidum, its castle, its capitelles, its small dry-stone walls, and its calades in an exceptional natural environment near the Salagou lake. Your work will consist of enhancing the Clermont-Herault heritage by carrying out small-scale landscaping work, clearing undergrowth or even making the accesses and paths leading to these different sites safe.
This work is essential to maintain these paths while allowing visitors, walkers and the curious of all horizons to come and discover this rich heritage!

Accomodation and food

At the campsite at Lac du Salagou. You will sleep in individual tents (bring your own sleeping bag and duvet) and live together in a municipal room provided for the group. You will share the various collective tasks and prepare meals together. A budget will be allocated to the leaders and you will participate in the shopping and preparation of the meals, favouring healthy and local products.

Location and leisure

Clermont L'Herault is a charming little town located north of Montpellier in the South of France. Benefiting from a Mediterranean climate and a remarkable natural environment (Lac du Salagou, rivers of the Gorges de l'Herault nearby), it also has a rich cultural heritage with its castle and its cathedral.
In the heart of a preserved setting, you can enjoy outdoor activities and make cultural and festive discoveries

Project hosted by

Since 2015, Concordia has a very strong partnership with the town of Clermont l'Herault and local associations that promote the discovery of local heritage.
The offices of our regional delegation are located in the town. We carry out several volunteer projects for young people in the area. We work together with volunteers from local heritage associations. The enhancement of the calade on the communal path contributes to the enrichment of the commune's heritage.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is set at CLERMONT L’HERAULT bus station, on 02/09 in the late afternoon. The exact time of the meeting will be communicated with the infosheet, sent at the latest 4 weeks before the beginning of the work.

To reach CLERMONT L’HERAULT, you will have to go to MONTPELLIER. From MONTPELLIER Saint-Roch train station, you will have to take the tramway line 3, direction Juvignac, to the MOSSON tramway stop (about 30 minutes’ journey).

Then from the MOSSON tramway stop, you can take a bus to the CLERMONT L’HERAULT “Gare routiere” bus station (about 40 minutes’ journey). There are different buses passing by CLERMONT-L’HERAULT like buses n° 661, 681, 662, 663, 666, or 668.

More information about the tramway: https://www.tam-voyages.com/index.asp
More info for the buses: https://www.herault-transport.fr/

The trains are open to booking about 4 months before the departure dates, accessible on the following website: https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/

Additional comments

Remember to bring gloves, clothes and shoes for work. Nights can be chilly, so bring a good warm duvet. It is strongly recommended that you can swim if you want to enjoy the river. Feel free to bring something you would like to share with others (a speciality from your country, a musical instrument, an object from your culture etc.)
This project is supported by the program European Solidarity Corps (ESC) for young people between 18 and 30 years. It is open to all volunteers that fit the ESC criteria.
The participation to the ESC volunteering teams is subjects to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en
- volunteers do not have to pay any fee (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project and will receive a financial support for their travel, according to a maximum amount established in accordance with their travel distance and upon the presentation of original tickets;
- volunteers need to enrol in the PASS, the ESC Portal; then Concordia France will organise their matching, on the online system, with the volunteering project;
- volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of 6€/day, once they arrive on the project in France;
- volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the portal.

Requirements

Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships to achieve the Goal Good Health and Well-being
France France: BY THE OCEAN, A PLACE FOR CHILDREN IN NEED (CONCF-006)

Dates

02/09/2022   -   16/09/2022

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Renovation
3
Place(s)
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Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
17 - 99
Max number of volunteers
14
Still room for
3 Male + 0 Female
Languages spoken
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bordeaux (BOD)
Nearest bus/train station
BIGANOS FACTURE train station

Work

In Andernos, the NGO PEP33 has a vast area hosting different structures, for the organisation itself or for others like an ITEP (school for children with special needs) or the hosting of “unaccompanied young minors” (under 18 youngsters separated from their legal tutors and benefiting from special help from the state). It is an ideal place to promote social, cultural and generational diversity.
The PEP 33 and Concordia offer a project related to the renovation of the "Neo-Basque" house which will accommodate classrooms and assist unaccompanied young minors. You will help the rehabilitation of this house, valuing the exterior facade. This work involves working on scaffolding. The volunteers will help clean the facade (remove the ivy), repaint it fully and redo the window frames.

Accomodation and food

You will be staying in dorms (indoor) in the heart of the city with all the necessary amenities. A collective place for cooking, meals and activities will be at your disposal. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the grocery shopping and in the preparation of meals, prioritising products from the market and local producers.

Location and leisure

High place of tourism because of its geographical position on the banks of the basin of Arcachon in Gironde, Andernos is a commune of the South-West of France, rich of its oyster farming activity, its beaches and its entertaining animations. 40 minutes from Bordeaux and 15 minutes from the Dune du Pila, this place will allow you to discover the different landscapes and emblematic natural heritage of the Landes coast with the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful pine trees forests.

Project hosted by

The Departmental Association of Pupils of Public Education (PEP) is defined around three main pillars, solidarity, education and health. The PEP, funded during the first world war, had for goal to give education and schooling to the orphans, nowadays it aims to provide schooling to any children and teens with difficulties and not having a family background to support them, but also offers access to health, leisure and culture.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point will be at BIGANOS FACTURE train station, on the 02/09 at 18.02 (6.02 pm).

Regular trains leave from PARIS - Montparnasse train station to BORDEAUX - Saint-Jean. The journey lasts from 2 to 3 hours. Then from BORDEAUX you can take a train to BIGANOS FACTURE that takes about 30 minutes long.

The trains are open to booking about 4 months before the departure dates, accessible on the following website: https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/

If you are coming first by plane to PARIS, remember that you will need some time to commute from the airport to the train station, therefore we recommend that you arrive early enough for you not to rush and have a stress free travel.

Additional comments

Bring a sleeping bag, work clothes, walking shoes, rain gear, a flashlight and do not forget your swimsuit and sunscreen! You can also bring traditional recipes from your home country/region, an instrument of music and games.
If you want to participate in the workcamp, remember that you will work on scaffolding and that it is strongly recommended to know how to swim to enjoy the free time activities!

Requirements

If you want to participate in the workcamp, remember that you will work on scaffolding and that it is strongly recommended to know how to swim to enjoy the free time activities!

Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Partnerships to achieve the Goal
France France: COLORS OF VERCORS (CONCF-280)

Dates

02/09/2022   -   16/09/2022

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Renovation
Environmental
2
Place(s)
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Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
2
Languages spoken
French
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Lyon (LYS)
Nearest bus/train station
DIE train station

Work

Come discover one of the most beautiful village of France, Chatillon-en-Dois, whose medieval architecture is soothed by the warm sun of the south Vercors.
Known for its vineyards, the town is also the keeper of many cultural and natural wealth that you will discover both during hikes or walks but also during the workcamp, which will be a mix of heritage preservation and enhancement of natural spaces. In the geographical site of the Col de Cote Chevre, remains at the same time natural landscapes, a strong biodiversity and also traces of human activities. Two main elements are there for you to witness; A stone cabin now in ruins tells the story of human activity such as livestock farming and haymaking, and an alcohol still from the 60’s, in an old shelter, being the testimony of the farming of lavender that stopped in the 80’s. These two spots have a strong patrimonial value and could become a perfect place for the many tourists and hikers to take a break and learn about this regional history, since they are on the way to the famous Rocher de Combeau.

Accomodation and food

You will be staying in individual tents on a grassy spot next to the city hall of Chatillon-en-Dois (Les Nonieres). You will have access to an indoor space whit toilets and showers and where you will be able to prepare and have meals. The space will also offer shelter in case of bad weather.
The group will be accompanied by camp leaders in charge of both group life and technical aspects of the workcamp, in exchange with our local partners, e.g. the eco-guards of the Natural Regional Parc (PNR) of Vercors. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the grocery shopping and in the preparation of meals, prioritising products from the market and local producers.

Location and leisure

Chatillon-en-Dois is a village (600 inhabitants) of the Drome region known for its medieval centre and its vineyards. Since 2019, chatillon-en-Dois is what we call a new town, being the result of the administrative fusion with the nearby village of Treschenu-Creyers. This new town gathers now Chatillon-en-Dois and 5 other villages: Mensac, Menee, Archiane, Les Nonieres and Benevise. Many touristic highlights are located there; small and charming original streets, vineyards with its specific cabins, valleys going through the south of the Vercors such as the Gorge du Gas and the Circus of Archiane, and the high plateau of Vercors easily reachable by foot from the valley of Combeau. You will have the opportunity to hike and discover this territory with the eco-guards of the park.

Project hosted by

For over 15 years, Concordia has been working with the PNR Vercors. Thanks to this strong partnership, Concordia is able to offer to volunteers coming every year to different parts of the park a discovery of this wonderful natural and cultural identity and heritage. On the hand, the PNR Vercors sees in this partnership a perfect way to partner up with volunteers and local municipalities in order to promote and work on the preservation of the natural spaces.

Directions to meeting point

Meeting point at DIE train station on the 2nd of September at the end of the afternoon.
The exact meeting time will be given with the infosheet which will be sent at the latest 4 weeks before the start of the workcamp.
DIE train station can be reached by train with connection from PARIS (last between 4 and 6 hours). More regular local trains leave from VALENCE train station.
If you are coming first by plane, remember that you will need some time to commute from the airport to the train station, therefore we recommend that you arrive early enough for you not to rush and have a stress free travel.
The trains are open to booking about 4 months before the departure dates, accessible on the following website:
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/

Additional comments

Take with you gloves and work clothes. Shoes with a high and notched upper are imperative. Temperatures can be really high during the day and cool at night, take clothes accordingly to this. Don't forget sun protection (a hat or cap is essential, sunglasses with a high protection factor because of the intense reverberation, sun cream with a high protection factor IP30-50...) and a swimsuit for swimming or for activities in fresh water.
Take a sleeping bag (10°C comfort level) and a pillow case, you will be able to put things in it and create a nice pillow. You will also need to bring a backpack (on top of your travelling bag), comfortable sneakers and flip-flops. It will be useful to have you the following items: phone charger, reusable water bottle, plaster set, head or portable light.
We will plan convivial times in collaboration with our leaders and according to your wishes. If you wish to share a bit of your culture (cooking recipes, traditional stories, unusual objects, music...), feel free to put a little piece of your country/region in your backpack.

Requirements

Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues arise on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

Sustainable Development Goals

Life on Land Partnerships to achieve the Goal