The volunteering work camp will take place in the Berbele parish of Vecumnieki district. 12 young people will participate. Within the framework, an international group of young people will improve the environment next to the Youth House, as well as the Youth House itself. As part of our volunteering camp, we want to raise the issue of environmental sustainability, so we will build our community garden on the principles of permaculture. Volunteers during the camp will create permaculture beds for herbs and teas, create greenery, make the surrounding area a recreational area, campfire sites and benches. The youth house will be equipped with a sustainable heating system - a rocet mass heater, which will be created by an experienced craftsman (works related to clay preparation, stone reading, masonry, etc.). Volunteers will work five days a week, 6-7hours each day. Organizing daily life - cooking, cleaning, leisure, socializing with the local community - is also an integral part of volunteering work camp. We also plan to involve the local community in volunteering work camp activities, from working together to cross-cultural activities.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
Living conditions are very basic. Volunteers will be accommodated in the building of the farm – in the attic under the roof. Sleeping will be on the mattresses or beds. There will be only one common room for sleeping. Sometimes it could be necessary to stay in tents if the work requires. Toilets and washing facilities will be provided. Cooking will be done by volunteers themselves in the kitchen or on a campfire. Volunteers should bring their sleeping bags. Do not forget some traditional or typical food from your home country for the international evening.
Lage und Freizeit
Work camp will be organized in Barbele village, Vecumnieki municipality. Farm is located in a rural area around 6 km from village. Nearest bus stop is 3 km away.
The administrative centre of the municipality is Vecumnieki located 50 km from Rīga (capital city of Latvia) and 30 km from Bauska. More information about region - https://www.tourism.bauska.lv/en/. More about Latvia - https://www.latvia.travel/en.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
The youth association Jaunatne smaidam / Youth for Smile is a non-profit non-governmental youth organization established in 2005. The mission of the organisation - strong and value-based children and youth non-governmental organization, which purposefully pursues its goals, tasks and basic principles of action, acts as an impetus for strengthening society s growth and civil society principles.The aims of the organisation are:1.To bring together children and young people with a view to promoting their involvement in non-formal learning processes in order to develop a comprehensive capacity and ability to actively participate in community processes at local, national and international level;2.To foster the development of non-formal education, volunteering and peer education as an integral part of it, and to enhance its importance in the development of the local community;3.Promoting a healthy lifestyle for young people.The tasks of the organisation are:1.To develop and promote youth initiatives, creating favourable conditions for their intellectual and creative development;2.To provide young people with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary for life through non-formal education;3.Provide young people with an opportunity to make good use of their leisure time;4.Provide young people with access to relevant information for their development needs.Our target group is children and youth in Bauska and Vecumnieki municipalities.
This is a European Solidarity corp voluntary team project. 24.04.2021. is an arrival day and 09.05.2021. is departure day.