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Großbritannien Großbritannien: BUDDHAFIELD FESTIVAL 2022 (VAP UK-05)

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04/07/2022   -   21/07/2022

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EUR 255 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
GBP 90 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
12
Immer noch Platz für
2
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
London (LHR)
Anreise über
Taunton. Somerset

Arbeit

THE FESTIVAL:
The Buddhafield Festival is held over a period of five days, on a beautiful site in the Blackdown Hills, in Somerset, England. The event brings together around three thousand people for a sharing and celebration of alternative social, cultural, political and spiritual values. The mix of activities around Buddhist, environmental, healing and social change themes together with general festival attractions such as singing, dance, yoga, drumming, live music, comedy, craftwork, chai cafes, saunas, hot tubs and a huge range of activities for children, attracts a wide range of festival goers. The feedback we get is that for many the event is a reminder that a more positive and kind alternative to conventional competitive and environmentally damaging ways of living is possible. In keeping with the Festival's Buddhist ethos the event is a drug and alcohol-free zone.

WORK:
Needless to say, in order for the Festival to be a life-enhancing and indeed for some a life-transforming experience, much hard work is required. From the day we arrive in an empty field with a small vanguard, our numbers gradually swell until we have around eight hundred volunteers welcoming the three thousand visitors. The set-up crew erect the structures that will act as kitchens and venues. They establish the infrastructure such as plumbing, compost toilets, showers and saunas. They make the site beautiful and safe with flags, bunting, paths, fences and lighting. Then during the Festival we have stewards to welcome and guide festival goers, to manage parking and traffic and to attend to people's well-being. Toilet wizards maintain the compost toilets. A team of recyclers sorts materials so as to minimize landfill. The café crew feed volunteers and festival goers alike. The site crew look after the infrastructure, tents, water etc. During the set-up phase volunteers will get one day off and during the festival two days either as full days or half days, depending on the needs of the particular teams.

VAP volunteers will be invited to work in a number of areas before and during the festival for example: the Healing area, the Buddhafield cafe, site crew, recycling and ‘toilet wizards’ décor, welcome and departure teams.

During the Festival the volunteers will have work shifts, but will also have time to enjoy the huge variety of events taking place and facilities available as outlined above. Volunteers are asked to attend daily morning meetings, the exact time depending on what area of work they choose to join. The work is very team-based. The whole enterprise runs on goodwill, awareness of each others’ needs, good communication and mutual support. During set-up and take-down there will be organised events around Buddhist themes, attendance at which is completely voluntary. There are generally also alternatives such as spontaneous musical gatherings, often around a fire. They will also have someone onsite who is their direct contact for support and pastoral care. They will meet as a group together each day.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers should bring their own tents, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and everything you would need for a camping trip. Buddhafield will provide vegan food and hot drinks and snacks are available throughout the day.
Showers and toilet facilities are outdoors and though cleaner and better cared for than other festivals they are outdoors and basic.

Lage und Freizeit

See description of the Festival above.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Buddhafield (www.buddhafield.com) is an English Buddhist collective that is part of the international Buddhist movement, the Triratna Buddhist Community (http://thebuddhistcentre.com). Buddhafield emerged out of the coming together of Buddhism and ecological awareness in the 1990s. Buddhafield is inspired by the ideal of living and working more simply and kindly in a community informed by awareness of our interconnections with each other and with nature. We run a programme of camping activities in the South West of England and own two beautiful pieces of land, which we are committed to managing sustainably and which we use for several events each year (not the Festival itself). We are perhaps best known for organising the much-loved Buddhafield Festival, now in its 20th year, and for the Buddhafield Café, which provides vegan food at festivals like the Glastonbury Festival.

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TRAVEL TO BUDDHAFIELD:
The Festival site is in remote countryside, with only two buses per day going near the site.
A member of the Buddhafield team will meet people at the train station and help them get to the site. If you want to travel with a team member it is important that you arrive at Taunton train station by 16:45 on July 4th where we will meet you at the upper exit by platform 2!

Trains:
The nearest station is Taunton. Journeys take about 2 hours from London or Birmingham, 1 hour from Bristol and 30 minutes from Exeter.

Coaches:
Taunton is about 4 hours from London and 1 hour from Bristol. National Express run regular services to Taunton. See www.nationalexpress.com. If you come by coach you will need to allow 15 minutes to walk to the train station exit by platform 2.

Local transport:
Once in Taunton there are two buses per day which can drop you within 10 minutes walk of the Festival site. The bus stops are about 15 minutes walk from Taunton station and five minutes from the coach station.

Departure:
The leaving day for International Volunteers will be Thursday 21 July. If you could try and arrange your travel from Taunton after 11am that would enable us to take you to the bus or train station.

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VAP HOSTING FEE:
Volunteers will be asked to pay a fee of £90 GBP upon arrival. VAP charges this fee as without it we would be virtually unable to organise any projects in the UK.

Anforderungen

VAP HOSTING FEE:
Volunteers will be asked to pay a fee of £90 GBP upon arrival. VAP charges this fee as without it we would be virtually unable to organise any projects in the UK.

Großbritannien Großbritannien: Doune The Rabbit Hole Music Festival 2022 (VAP UK-04)

Dauer

09/07/2022   -   20/07/2022

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Tschechien Belgien + more

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EUR 255 i Die Gebühr wird in zwei Raten gezahlt:

EUR 150 ist die Vermittlungsgebühr, die du an deine Organisation zahlst.
GBP 90 ist die Extra Fee, die du an die Organisation vor Ort zahlst.

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Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
20
Immer noch Platz für
9 Male + 5 Female
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Edinburgh (EDI)
Anreise über
Stirling train and bus station

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The tasks will involve working on the actual physical construction and deconstruction of the event – this could be painting signs, constructing stages, marking campsites, building roads, erecting marquees, creating car parks, catering and much more. Induction and training will be provided on site. This induction will include an introduction about the ethics of the organisation and an overview of the plan for the event. Health and safety induction will also be provided.

Volunteering is throughout the whole day on site with good breaks for lunch etc. Volunteers will not be working throughout the festival so this is a time to enjoy the music and community at the festival, making the most of the beautiful event!

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Volunteers will be camping onsite - the whole team camps! Volunteers must provide their own tents. Laundry will not be available but toilets and showers are provided for all volunteers. Three meals per day will be provided by the Festival, tea, coffee, juice and, of course, drinking water will be readily available at all times. There are no landlines on site and the mobile phone signal is unreliable. There is no Wifi on site or computer access. Volunteers can speak to to their area supervisor if they need urgent access to a computer.

Lage und Freizeit

See above.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Doune the Rabbit Hole is a music festival in the glorious ancient oak trees of the Stirlingshire countryside in Scotland. It returns this summer with an impressive line-up of global acts, national treasures and emerging local talent.
The intimate and independent music and arts festival sees the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Belle and Sebastian, Amy McDonald, Patti Smith and Band, John Cale, 808 State, Sleaford Mods, Hurray for the Riff Raff and many many others take to the stage.
There will be fun workshops for everyone, a huge children’s area, arts, crafts and delicious local food and drinks.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

They will be provided with the Info Sheet

Weitere Infos

Volunteers will be asked to pay a fee of £90 GBP upon arrival. VAP charges this fee as without it we would be virtually unable to organise any projects in the UK.

Anforderungen

Preferred Interests: Music events, music, culture, outdoors, camping, cooking, environmental awareness, appreciation of community.

Preferred Skills: Physical labour (especially in the areas of décor, construction, joinery & carpentry), team-work, communication.

Großbritannien Großbritannien: Grayhill Farm (WCIA22-03)

Dauer

12/07/2022   -   27/07/2022

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Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
12
Immer noch Platz für
5
Projekt-Sprache(n)
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Bristol (BRS)
Anreise über
Chepstow Bus Station Severn Tunnel Junction Train Station

Arbeit

Renovation of the entire 15.5 acre site to its late 16th early 17th century condition began in 1987. There are 30 fields in the 15 acres which have been returned to their historical land uses, hay meadows, pasture, woodland, arable, gardens and orchards.

The camp WCIA22-03 Grayhill Farm covers just about 16 days and involves Hay making and building work on site. The group will also be invited to join a battle re-enactment at Chippenham towards the end of the workcamp.

The international volunteers will be joined by local volunteers that have been active and engaged with the site for many years.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Facilities are very basic - there are no showers on site, you will be living in the stone buildings sleeping on basic mats and cooking will be done over open fires. Composting toilets are on site. Visits will be organized to the local swimming pool where there is a shower option. There is no piped water or modern facilities on the site. Hot water is limited.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The Grayhill project is based in a re-created 16th century landscape near Chepstow in Monmouthshire.
The village has been in the process of being restored and re-built by the host organisation (Grayhill Conservation and Interpretation Group) since the mid-1980s.

Grayhill Historical Farm was bought by the Historical Land Group Trust. A full landscape restoration to its probable condition around 1580-1660 was started in 1987 and to date 2 and a half sets of farm buildings have been restored in stone with thatch or Stone tile roofs. There are 30 fields averaging half an acre each surrounded by 3 miles of dry stone wall or hedge. The land use comprises hay meadows, pasture, coppice woodland, orchards, gardens and arable. Over 220 fruit trees of varieties pre dating 1660 are now well established.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

We expect volunteers to arrive on 12th April. Please try to get as close as possible, for example the Severn Tunnel Junction Train Station or Chepstow Bus Station. We will be able to pick up volunteers from there. We are flexible and will confirm pick up with the volunteer directly.

There is the option to be picked up at Bristol airport on the 11th April (day before the project starts) and stay at the hosting organisations member for one night and get a lift to the project site the next day.

Anforderungen

ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be living in the reconstructed stone buildings and cooking will be done on wood fires.

THE WEATHER:
British weather is unpredictable. Be prepared for warm and cold weather. Sometimes on the same day! Considering that this workcamp is in April please be prepared to get wet.

COVID
Due to Covid – 19 and its uncertainties please be aware that this project might need to be cancelled or face last minute changes. We advise all volunteers to book travel within 2 – 3 weeks before the project and not earlier.
We aim to confirm all projects 2 weeks before the project start.