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Portugal Portugal: BLUE PLANET (PT-IPJ 10.9)

Dates

01/07/2024   -   10/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
10
Still room for
5 Male + 5 Female
Languages
English
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Work

The main tasks are: Pruning and training of oaks and pines, formation pruning and vegetation removal, in order to accelerate the creation of native forests and increase their resilience to fire. Control of invasive exotic species ( actions to control invasive species of native habitats, with a view to reducing their occupancy. Access management ( actions that allow opening and maintaining access to the interior of managed areas, We want to carry out awareness campaigns among adjacent populations around the mountains, for greater care and defense of the forest. Going to meet people and demonstrate techniques for caring for the forest. We will also renew and clean existing trails recognized for their beauty and observation of the fauna and flora of our region;

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be in rooms of the Lamego sport complex . There is a central facility with showers, and WC for women and man, with all basic hygiene facilities. There is another central facility for socializing, with board and card games, and a small bar/shop. The local has internet available, as well as outdoors barbecue and eating tables. Have kitchen and laundry.ADA will provide regular meals, with the possibility of vegetarian by request. These include breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. Lunch will be served on the field as packed lunch.

Location and leisure

AvEes is a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Lamego , with an area of 4.87 kmI [and 502 habitants.An ancient document, which is now missing, shows the passage and stay of Templars in the village of AvEes, more or less between the 12th and 14th centuries.

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Nature restoration actionsVolunteer activities will take place in areas where AssociaEEpoundo Desportiva de AVE-ES, that presents greater fragility in ecosystems and a greater threat to existing fauna and flora. During the camp many different moments will be provided: Walks in nature, close to the area surrounding the mountains; An activity of discovery from the city s monuments, its parishes, and its cultures and customs; Open gatherings, after dinner, without a closed program, dedicated to joint games, exchange and sharing of cultures and ideas through the city s monuments; Time at the city swimming pool, for rest and refreshment from the summer heat and physical work;

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Requirements

Volunteers should bring their own sleeping bags, confortable clothes and footwear suitable for mountain and nature working, several changes of clothes (there is no laundry), personal hygiene items, flip flops for bathing, reusable water bottle, towel, sunscreen and working hat (sun and heat are expected), and a traditional food or drink from their original country to share.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: REQUALIFY TO PRESERVE (PT-IPJ 11.6)

Dates

01/07/2024   -   12/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
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Work

After visiting the facilities, the volunteers will carry out their tasks in groups. The tasks will begin with painting railings surrounding the association giving a new image with the new painting; the volunteers will also have to repair walls through painting and small repairs when necessary; cleaning and beautifying gardens replacing dead plants with new plants and put new substrate and finally organizing outdoor spaces by creating divisions for materials to be separated into sections to be stored.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation at Bungalows with 5 or 6 volunteers ( with internet and bed/bath linen, Kitchenette;The food is prepared by the volunteers, who will have everything available in their bungalows. Take a look ate the bungalows in our website - https://www.adcsaldeia.com

Location and leisure

The Association is based in a small village called Aldeia de S. SebastiEpoundo, with 80 inhabitants near the border between Portugal and Spain, about 5km. This village is located in the central region of Portugal, near the border to Spain, in the district of Guarda and the municipality of Almeida.The village has no shopping, restaurants or cafes, the closest is in Vilar Formoso (5km).

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Make our local reality known, which will serve as a basis for exchanging experiences between participants;Preserve the Associations assets and infrastructures, through their maintenance;Show participants the interior of the country through interaction with the local community;Provide moments of culture through visits to historical and symbolic places in our region (museums, monuments, points of interest);Promote activities that allow participants to exchange experiences and knowledge of new sociocultural realities

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Requirements

Sportswear, workwear, swimwear (swimming pool), personal hygiene products, country flag, gastronomic products typical of each country. All working tools will be supplied by the association.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Life on Land
Portugal Portugal: DIGNITATE (PT-IPJ 5.1)

Dates

01/07/2024   -   12/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
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Work

Young people will participate in social volunteering actions, namely the preparation and monitoring of actions aimed at children, young people and the elderly and also in the organization and distribution of clothes and toys through the social store in the municipality of Belmonte specifically:- collection of used clothing.- laundry treatment (cleaning and small adjustments)- storage of clothes and toys in the Social store.- distribution of clothing on a circular economy basis.- organization of a model walk-through and a promotional campaign to promote the use of clothing in a circular economy

Accomodation and food

The accommodation will be provided in an local housing or similar, equipped with bathroom, and daily meals will be provided with mediterranian food, and diet food will be also available. Internet avaialable

Location and leisure

Belmonte is one of the most fascinating villages of Portugal.Nestled in the interior of the country, close by the mountains of Serra da Estrela, this small village has hundreds of history and heritage to show.The camp is placed in Belmonte Village. Belmonte is located in the center of portugal in a rural area close to the cities of CovilhEpound and Guarda, the population of Belmonte is 3000 inhabitants. Exact geographical coordinates, latitude and longitude )40.3598503, -7.348178600000001

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Social fashion has a deeper definition of beauty than the latest vogue: Beauty is something that restores, hopes and reciprocates itself tomorrow. Blind consumerism tells you to buy and define yourself through your looks, or whver is associated with it. However, deep down we are all looking for more than just a quick shopping fix . We want to make a difference, leave a legacy and give from what we ve been given. With Social Fashion we want to create the passion for aesthetics and taste with true values and marry consumerism with care. We want to make it easy to help.We hope more and more ventures are inspired by this hopeful, highly pragmatic and sustainable approach for a better tomorrow

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Requirements

Personal use equipment: Comfortable clothes and shs. Sun hat. Beach slippers. Swim suit. Beach towel. Sunglasses. Sunscreen cream.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production
Portugal Portugal: STAGE ON THE STREET: ALL INCLUDED (PT-IPJ 9.1)

Dates

02/07/2024   -   13/07/2024

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Age
18 - 20
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
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Work

Activities: group dynamics; presentation to the city and region; discussion on the workcamp theme (objectives, tasks division); visit to the most important places of the city; training on theatre performance and workshop on how to deal with the difference; direct contact and work with local NGO (Cercimarante) responsible for activities with local handicapped young people; organize an event (theatre performance) involving both groups (workcamp participants and local handicapped young people) to be presented to the local community (street performance ( expected more than 500 persons to attend);

Accomodation and food

Participants will be accommodated in shared rooms (4 participants each) of Casa da Juventude de Amarante. Casa da Juventude de Amarante has its own kitchen, WC, and showers. In terms of food, our youth centre has a bar\restaurant proposal for the volunteers (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) always taking into consideration our aims (healthy food with organic and vegetarian ingredients). Laundry available (self-service). Our youth centre has free wireless.

Location and leisure

Amarante is a small town in the North of Portugal, part of Porto district (60km far from Porto to the interior) with 12 thousand inhabitants (in the city center). It is a quite famous city for tourism, culture, and wine production. Indeed, is quite near (18km) the Oporto wine region. Is crossed by TEmega River (one of the rivers ending at Douro River that crosses Porto till the Atlantic Ocean) and it is on the valley of one of the most important Portuguese mountains, MarEpoundo (1450m). Amarante is well located

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  • To support the local community, namely the Cooperative Cercimarante, an institution linked to young people with disabilities, in the preparation of the Street Theatre;- Developing the autonomy and self-esteem of young people with disabilities;- Stimulating the contact of young people with fewer opportunities with other young people from different cultures;- Fostering the personal and social development of young volunteers through non-formal education activities;- Providing young volunteers with knowledge of a new social and cultural reality enabling them to combat any kind of prejudice and stereotypes;- Promoting human rights and values of tolerance and respect.

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Requirements

-Hygiene products and sun protector;-Swimming suits;-Working and sports clothes and shs;-One black t-shirt and one black trousers.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: A NEW LOOK AT ARROUQUELAS (PT-IPJ 10.6)

Dates

06/07/2024   -   17/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
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Work

  • Carrying out manual activities, painting, simple constructions;- Maintenance of the existing space and fauna, in order to create a pleasant space for our community;- Enhancement of our village, through attractive spaces for visitors;- Promotion of cultural visits around the region and the main points of interest;- Creation of a Facebook page, which will serve as a diary of the activities carried out and which will be promoted by the participants;- Creative and personalized decoration of the space with recycled garbage found in a recycling tour around the village;- Creation of a didactic game about forest and nature to the kids;- Painting of a needed house of Arrouquelas;- Making videos about the project, for dissemination and to promote the region and space;

Accomodation and food

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided to all participants during the project - but the dinner will be prepared each night by a group of participants, with the objective of creating intercultural night (the ingredients will be provided by H2O). Also, vegetarians and Vegans are welcome, we always guarantee balanced and adapted meals.About accommodation, the participants will be living in tents or in one big house for all, inside of the village.All participants should know that they will sleep in cantonment or tents. They should collaborate in the confection of food

Location and leisure

The Working Camp will take place in Arrouquelas, a small village with /- 800 inhabitants. Is located in a rural area in central Portugal, /- 90 km from Lisbon. All young people who are part of H2O are volunteers.Our Organization is in (39.2596756,-8.8984460).

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The main objective of this project is for the young participants to help build the Panoramic Garden for the village of Arrouquelas, which also includes the construction of a Swing. Also it has several other objectives such as promoting intercultural activities; involve the population of Arrouquelas in the project; create moments of sharing and knowledge about the different participating countries and cultures; make use of creativity and imagination to build this place; create a comfortable and interesting place for our young people to enjoy in the best way; promote our project on social networks and regional media; use, in construction and decoration, reused, recycled and environmentally friendly materials;

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Requirements

All the necessary material will be provided by the Association and the Partners in this project. Participants should only bring comfortable clothing for physical work, and since we intend to take them to Lisbon, to city pool and to the beach, in Peniche, participants should bring suitable clothing for these moments.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: SUPPORTING NATURE 2.0 (PT-IPJ 10.8)

Dates

08/07/2024   -   17/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
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Work

The volunteering tasks will all be directed or related to ecosystem restoration. The activities include pruning young trees and pruning and management of pine trees and other native species, to accelerate their growth (with pruning shears and other cutting tools); opening and maintenance of access paths for volunteers and visitors; restore riparian vegetation; construction of barriers to water runoff with local materials, to increase infiltration and improve the soil; control of invasive plant species, namely the Acacia dealbata,(control is carried out by pulling small trees and ring barking medium and large trees, using a pocketknife for Acacia sp. and pulling the roots to the others); camera trapping: consists of installing and collecting photo trapping cameras that react to movement,

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be camping. There is a central facility with showers, and WC for women and men, with all basic hygiene facilities. There is another central facility for socializing, for board and card games, and a small bar. The camping site has internet available, as well as outdoors barbecue and eating tables. There is no kitchen or laundry. The camping site is next to a fluvial beach.MONTIS will provide regular meals, with the possibility of vegetarian by request. These include breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. Lunch will be served on the field as packed lunch if needed

Location and leisure

Pampilhosa da Serra - The location of the workcamp is in a remote rural area, with almost no population. Volunteers will camp in Xisto Camping (https://xistocamping.com/portal/; coordinates: 40I( 02 48.6 N 7I( 48 05.8 W). MONTIS will have cars available to support the needed transportation. The intervention area distances from the campsite about 20 minutes driving.

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The work camp has the general objective of bringing together young people from different nationalities, cultures and contexts with the common objective of contributing to the increase of biodiversity, to the restoration of degraded ecosystems and the increase of the landscape s fire resilience. The conservation works will take place in areas managed by MONTIS in the interior of Portugal, in Pampilhosa da Serra. The areas where the tasks will be carried out, are ecologically degraded and sensitive areas. More info about the area can be found at https://montisacn.com/en/managed-properties/pampilhosa-da-serra-2/

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From Porto Airport: Travel by Metro, 45 minutes total trip time. Metro leaves from the airport every 30 minutes. From Lisbon Airport: 1. Take the metro (red line) at the airport - it s the only metro line; 2. You have to change lines, at the end of the red line ( in S. SebastiEpoundo - To the blue line towards the Zoo; 3. It s only 2 stops, when you get to the zoo stop, you leave and follow the signs to the bus station.Travel from Porto (Rede Expressos ( Terminal Intermodal da CampanhEpound, R. de BonjEia 691 4300, 4300-084 Porto) to Pampilhosa da Serra Travel from Lisboa (Rede Expressos ( Terminal de Sete Rios, PraEa Marechal Humberto Delgado, 1500-423 Lisboa) to Pampilhosa da Serra (R. Quinta 9, 3320-228 Pampilhosa da Serra), only schedule at 14:45

Requirements

Volunteers should bring their own sleeping bags, comfortable clothes and footwear suitable for mountain and nature working, several changes of clothes (there is no laundry), personal hygiene items, flip flops for bathing, reusable water bottle, towel, sunscreen and working hat (sun and heat are expected), leisure items (bathing suit, towel, book, games, etc) and a traditional food or drink

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: BEYOND THE GREEN (PT-IPJ 10.2)

Dates

09/07/2024   -   20/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
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Work

  • Ecological restoration work (control of invasive species and beneficiation of fauna and flora);- Recovery of burnt areas with high ecological potential that were affected by the fire of 2022;- Environmental improvement of water streams;- Recovery of traditional structures (small stone walls and dams; water channels and water tanks);- Litter gathering; cleaning walking trails; controlling invasive vegetation;- Participants will also contribute to prevent forest fires by controlling shrubs and invasive vegetation;- Build shelters and a pond for wildlife;- Vegetation trimming and removal;- Improvement of local fauna, flora, and landscape.

Accomodation and food

Participants will sleep in a shared sports complex in Estarreja with beds, separated by gender. The complex has a sports locker room with hot water showers also separated by gender. The organization will provide breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Lunches and dinners are prepared/cooked by the municipalitys staff and served in a canteen, but some lunches will be served in the field (sandwiches, fruit, etc.). Vegetarian/vegan meals are an option.

Location and leisure

Location: Canelas (https://goo.gl/maps/VZxXRCd3GwdwgmD7A )Canelas is also a rural area but easily accessible by train. It is also 15 minutes from Aveiro city by train.

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This camp will take place in Baixo Vouga Lagunar, in two areas of the Estarreja municipality, both of high ecological and social value. BioRia is a network of nature trails, a paradise for birdwatching, integrated in a Natura 2000 site. In Canelas, the LUSITANICA project has been running since 2016, aiming to convert a degraded area into a model forest for nature conservation and fire prevention, as well as to rebuild heritage buildings: an abandoned water mill and a historic fountain ( Fonte dos Namoricos ) which is very degraded. It is an area much cherished by the population, but it requires a major intervention to return to being the social dynamic pole it was in the past. This project integrates environmental and social interventions promoting sustainability as a whole.

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Requirements

Participants have to bring their own towels and hygiene products. Participants can also bring typical food items/beverages from their country for the international cultural dinner and a presentation about the nature of your region. It is also important to bring working clothes and shs, sunscreen and hat.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Climate Action
Portugal Portugal: VALUING WATER SINCE ROMAN TIMES (PT-IPJ 10.4)

Dates

15/07/2024   -   26/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
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Work

You will perform a set of tasks related to the preservation of biodiversity and heritage related to water, namely:- Cleaning the water spring of Arrifana and the bed and banks of the Rio dos Mouros, combating invasive species, and preserving native ones.- Cleaning the Rio dos Mouros pedestrian trail.- Cleaning and preserving the aqueduct and Roman wall of Alcabideque.- Cleaning and painting various water fountains for community use in the parish of Ega.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be in a community building from a local association. The building is equipped with mattresses, bathrooms, and a kitchen, as well as common places to spend your free time and play games. It works as a shelter for pilgrims in spring and autumn and is well-equipped for groups of young people as well. Internet access will be provided.The camp includes 5 meals: breakfast; morning snack; lunch; afternoon snack, dinner, and evening snack. All meals will be prepared by volunteers individually (breakfast and snacks) or in cooking teams (lunch and dinner).

Location and leisure

Condeixa is a town with 17.000 inhabitants, in the center of Portugal. It is very well-located, at a similar distance from Lisbon and Oporto airports and at 16 Km from the beautiful city of Coimbra. The accommodation will be in a small village called Arrifana and the work activities will take place there and in other villages nearby.Latitude: 40.09612901263878 Longitude: -8.51071118769465 Google maps: 3FWQFQ Arrifana

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This workcamp is a partnership with the parish of Ega, in Condeixa-a-Nova, and is focused on the preservation of the biodiversity of the river Rio dos Mouros, as well as Roman time infrastructures used to take water to the Conimbriga ruins.AIMS:- Clean the bed and banks of Rio dos Mouros, preserving biodiversity. - Clean and preserve Roman water supply structures in Alcabideque;- Clean and preserve community water fountains. - Promote the participants autonomy and personal and social development.- Promote diversity and intercultural relations between young volunteers and the local community.- Promote the region and its heritage and traditions. - Value volunteering as a tool for local development.

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Requirements

Please bring comfortable clothing and footwear, suitable for work; a sleeping bag and a pillow; your hygiene items (toiletries, towels, etc.); a hat or cap; sunscreen; swimsuit; a coat or sweater for the night; your ID and health insurance (European Health Card or personal health insurance); a flag, games, instruments, recipes or other typical items from your culture and/or country of origin

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Life Below Water
Portugal Portugal: FOR CLIMATE 4.0 (PT-IPJ 11.4)

Dates

16/07/2024   -   27/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
15
Still room for
7 Male + 8 Female
Languages
English
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Work

Collection and sorting of seeds of native plants. In these activities participants will be able to get to know the region s natural areas; Cleaning of watercourses, control of invasive species and habitat restoration- In order to ensure the normal hydrological and hydraulic functioning of the watercourses, the participants will proceed to clean, cut and remove the invasive vegetation present in the bed and margins of the temporary watercourses, and support biophysics technics implementation; Plant Nursery maintenance work. In this activity participants will be involved in daily plant nursery tasks, such as watering, transplanting, soil preparation, cleaning and organize the plant nursery space, etc.; Zero Waste Cleaning Activity in urban areas.

Accomodation and food

The participants will be accommodated in individual tents which is located 5 km from Montemor-o-Novo.There the participants will cook breakfast and snacks; Lunch and dinner will be provided, exception for weekends where participants have to cook lunch and dinner. Participants are responsible for cleaning the common kitchen and dishes.

Location and leisure

This camp takes place in a rural territory, close to a small city, Montemor-o-Novo in Alentejo region, Portugal. The camp will be at a 7 minutes distance by car from Montemor-o-Novo, transport for the activities will be assured.It is located at approximately at a 100 km distance from Lisbon, the Portuguese city capital and 35km from Evora.

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Following the work that Marca ADL has been developing over the past years on the themes of Climate Change, Sustainability, and Green Economy, this year we intend to work on these themes together, building a perspective on the issue of water resources management and biodiversity as a solution.1) Raise awareness about the importance of youth mobilization and participation in solving local and global problems;2) Promoting youth participation and involvement in environmental and social issues, in particular in the management of water resources and biodiversity;3) Reflect on the causes and consequences of climate change and ways to act as citizens, particularly in terms of managing water resources and biodiversity;4) Reflect on the importance of autochthonous flora species for biodiversity

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Requirements

Sleeping bag; Towels and toiletries (personal hygiene items); Clothes and shs appropriate for high temperatures and for work in the field; Warm clothes for the night (minimum temperature 12I C); Torch for night use; Insect repellent; Bathing suit, sun cream and towel (we have pool and we are going to the beach; Necessary documents; Motivation and positive energy to work as a team

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Climate Action
Portugal Portugal: AVANCA 2024 (PT-IPJ 12.1)

Dates

19/07/2024   -   30/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
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Work

Signposting setting for the different spaces in AVANCA 2024;Poster and pending poster distribution;Exposition setting and Organization;Adaptation of the Egas Moniz school classrooms for workshops attainment;Workshop related Video-Informatics equipment installation and testing;Cleaning and preparation of the Auditorium of Avanca for competitive sessions of Cinema and Video;Organization of the Egas Moniz Schools polyvalent;Airport reception and welcoming of the AVANCA 2024 international guests ( directors, actors, producers, technicians, etc...Cleaning and maintenance of spaces and sanitary installations used by the IWC.Maintenance of the Workshop rooms;Cantina support;Support during competitive sessions;Collecting and verifying workshops equipment;

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be accommodated in the school s classrooms. They will have access to mattresses. The school has bathrooms and changing rooms with hot water, open 24 hours/day.Regarding food, breakfast will be prepared in the school canteen, where volunteers will have at their disposal the most varied items for its preparation.Lunches and dinners will be either in the school canteen or in local restaurants, always accompanied by the monitors.

Location and leisure

Avanca is a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Estarreja, with an area of 21.07 kmI and 6 189 inhabitants. Avanca belongs to the municipality of Estarreja, District of Aveiro. It is limited by the municipalities of Murtosa, Ovar and Oliveira de AzemEis. It is served by Estrada Nacional 109, by A29, as well as by the North railway line.

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Being AVANCA an idea sharing favored space, creative fusion and cultural interchange between, professionals, students and cinema and multimedia lovers, IWC volunteers will naturally participate and dive in this international, culture and creative atmosphere.To moments dedicated to cultural animation and discovering of surroundings, Cine-Clube de Avanca offers a set of activities, which will give an insight of the social realities, cultural and gastronomical, between others, from the village of Avanca and the region that extends between the cities of Aveiro and Porto

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Requirements

Sleeping camping bag, pillow, items of personal hygiene, working clothes for some tasks and other goods that are deemednecessary.

Portugal Portugal: CLOSER ( MUSIC AND AMP; SOLIDARITY (PT-IPJ 5.2)

Dates

20/07/2024   -   31/07/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
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Work

Tasks to be performed by young participants:Several logistical supoort tasks of Popular games event and Musical EventsFood baskets ( Construction of cardboard boxes for collecting food; Support in the collection of food at various events throughout the Work Camp; Create baskets with photos depicting the team; Deliver baskets to designated families) Several logiatical support of the Plena Moon - Observation event and exhibition about the Full Moon and the Night Theater

Accomodation and food

-Kind of lodgement: A elementary school in Vila Marim. Has 2 rooms: one is bigger, the other one is smaller, 2 bathrooms, showers with hot water, and a large meeting room. -Number of meals: 4 (Breakfast, Lunch, break and dinner).

Location and leisure

The camp will take place in Vila Marim Village in Vila Real RegionThe participants will be hosted in an elementary school.Participants will be able to wash their clothes in industrial machines in the city.The small trips in the city and village will be made on foot. Bigger distances will be made by Van.

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The main goals for CLOSER Music and amp; Solidarity Camp are:1) Socio-community activities with the population of Vila Marim village, involving participants in the preparation of their Cultural Week event;2) Support families in this village with solidarity food baskets;Participants will be staying in a elementary school provided by the Parish Council of Vila Marim.

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Requirements

Sleeping bag, sleeping blanket; Toiletries, bath towels. A typical food of the locality of each young person that awakens some senses to use in the intercultural night. Pocket Money for the needs of each young person.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE SPECIES (PT-IPJ 10.5)

Dates

22/07/2024   -   02/08/2024

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
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Work

Learn 6 methods/techniques to control invasive species (Strike/Herbicide injection, pulling, peeling, mowing, mowing application of herbicides and natural control);Apply the most appropriate control techniques to the 5 species selected in the municipality of Fornos de Algodres;Prepare publicity/awareness-raising materials about the advantages/importance of controlling and managing invasive species with a view to environmental sustainability;Raise awareness among the population of the importance of environmental sustainability;Remove rubbish improperly deposited in intervention spaces.

Accomodation and food

ACCOMODATION: The participants will stay at Hostel EntryFik.The participants will sleep in dormitories divided per gender. In the Hostel, we will have a team that clean the accommodation and cook the meals.MEALS: Meals will be served at the hostel. All special food requirements will be respected if theres prior information sent to the participants. We will have 5 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and supper).INTERNET: The hostel provides free Wi-Fi.

Location and leisure

The camp will be in Maceira. It is a rural portuguese parish in the municipality of Fornos de Algodres, in the province of Beira Alta, in the Center region and sub-region of Serra da Estrela, with an area of 8.06 kmI and 229 inhabitants.The address is: Rua do Vale da Vinha, 1, 6370-341 Maceira - Fornos de Algodres

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Control and management of invasive species aims to promote environmental education and reflect/raise awareness about the importance of preserving the environment, the impact of invasive species on ecosystems, the importance of controlling and managing invasive species and sustainable growth, through initiative to control and manage 5 invasive species in the municipality of Fornos de Algodres.As for leisure activities, we will have visits (to the museum, library, river beach, social solidarity institutions), intercultural evenings, sports activities, traditional games, parties, swimming pool, cultural activities, ect.

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Requirements

Participants should bring: the usual and necessary items for the duration of the Camp; practical and / or sporting clothing; comfortable shs (and socks); sunscreen, cap / hat; towels

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: UNITED BY DONKEYS II (PT-IPJ 11.1)

Dates

22/07/2024   -   02/08/2024

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Environmental
Manual Work

Fee

Free
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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
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Work

Promote the animal welfare of donkeys - feed the animals and help with their basic care tasks Maintenance and improvement of the infrastructure of the donkey shelter Dry stone wall rebuilding Support autochthonous biodiversity Building and placing nest boxes for birds Activities to support local community

Accomodation and food

Basic housing with electricity ( with one large room equipped with bunk beds, one living room, WC, and showers with hot water. There is no bar in the village neither a supermarket, but if something is needed, we can easily support the volunteers to get it. Volunteers who want extra privacy can bring camping tents. Theres good wifi in the proximity of the accommodation, more precisely at the CAB office, which is in the village.

Location and leisure

The accommodation is located in Pena Branca village, geographically included in the Natura 2000 network and Douro Internacional Natural Park, about 6 kms from Miranda do Douro city. Located in a rural area in the northeast of Portugal, very close to the border with Spain, its a village that suffers aging population problems, which makes these experiences very important for the rural development of this region.

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The main goals of this workcamp are the recovery of rural heritage, enhancing the biodiversity of our Center, and promoting the animal welfare of donkeys and their quality of life. We want to o enable the discovery of the Miranda Plateau, a unique rural region, rich in natural beauty, biodiversity, culture and traditions. With so aging population in these villages, one of the goals is bringing together the young participants and the local community, therefore promoting intercultural (urban/rural, international/national) and intergenerational (youngsters/ elderly) encounters and exchanges.

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Requirements

Sleeping bag; towels; comfortable work clothing (for cold and hot weather); waterproof hiking boots (or similar); sunscreen; waterproof coat.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: EKOA IT TAKES A FOREST TO RAISED A CHILD II (PT-IPJ 11.2)

Dates

27/07/2024   -   07/08/2024

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Renovation
Environmental
Manual Work

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
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Work

In Fafe, the tasks include: Creating an organic, pedagogical and community vegetable garden; Repairing garden spaces;Placing a floor for the circulation of articulated chairs (wheel chairs); Painting the exterior walls and repairing the existing one;Repairing playful-pedagogical stimuli, such as trunks, tyres, etc. We will also request the support of participant to recover of environmental heritage through collecting waste and removing invasive species; Creating an organic, educational and community vegetable garden making accessible and signposting the leisure areas to be created in the forest context and identifying and building an interpretative trail in the nature.

Accomodation and food

Breakfast will be provided at the accommodation (school/gym) by the monitors and a rotating team among the participants. Since the work starts early (to avoid the hours of greatest heat), we intend to serve a midmorning snack to gain energy and delay lunchtime. The journey is continuous and at lunch, the food will be delivered by a catering restaurant at school/gym by 14pm. Dinner will be served at the accommodation at 8 pm (a warm meal to prepare for a comforting evening).Participants will sleep in classrooms of the school/gym divided by gender, with mattresses and access to common showers.

Location and leisure

Participants will be in Fornelos in the city of Fafe (rural, isolated area with an alternative school https://www.facebook.com/comunidadeekoa). Fornelos is the first eco-village of the district of Braga, in the city of Fafe which is known for its wild nature, mountains, river and dam with pedestrian routes. Fafe is located in the north of Portugal (1 hour distance by car from Porto and around 2h by public transportation). You can check the location of the workcamp and the alternative school here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2E7kRJVJTCKXGk8w8.

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The main objectives of this project are: to develop healthy habits and lifestyles in the participants; promote self-development, self-esteem, responsibility and autonomy, contributing to the acquisition of personal, social and professional skills; to sensitize youth to the importance of their participation in community development and preservation of natural resources; acquire and / or reinforce the language skills of the participants; European citizenship and sustainable growth to fight climate change.These objectives contribute to the priorities and goals of the Europe 2030 Strategy, as they will encourage

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Requirements

Bring personal hygiene Kit, beach and bath towel, swimsuit, sleeping bag, camping mattress, boots and casual footwear, slippers, work clothes, beat, warm clothing, waterproof, hat, sunscreen, personal documents (European health card, identification card, passport), drink and food for the night intercultural, traditional music and traditional instruments, personal medication.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: PAINTING SMILES (PT-IPJ 5.3)

Dates

01/08/2024   -   12/08/2024

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Tags

Renovation
Social
Manual Work

Fee

Free
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
8 Male + 9 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
-
Map

Work

In the homes that will be requalified with improvements, it will be indentify the ones who need to be improved an priority - Identify how much paint will be needed and what materials to purchase for repairs, taking into account the problems identified; Buy material necessary for the renovation of the house;After Rehabilitation of two houses selected by the parish council:In the rehabilitation of the two houses and taking into account the previous visit and consequent identification of the problems, we will have tasks such as:-Paint the rooms; Change curtains; Arrange blinds; Arrange garden; Sanding and composing iron gates.Final display of housing rehabilitation: -Place tables and chairs; Assemble projector; Assemble columns; Prepare symbolic souvenirs; Offer symbolic souvenir

Accomodation and food

-Kind of lodgement: A elementary school in Vila Marim. Has 2 rooms: one is bigger, the other one is smaller, 2 bathrooms, showers with hot water, and a large meeting room. -Number of meals: 4 (Breakfast, Lunch, break and dinner).

Location and leisure

The camp will take place in Vila Marim Village in Vila Real region.The participants will be hosted in an elementary school.Participants will be able to wash their clothes in industrial machines in the city.

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The main objectives for the project are:1.Socio-community activities with the population of Vila Marim village, involving young people in improving the quality of life of needy families;2.Support the highlighted families in this parish with the rehabilitation of their homes or small repairs, providing greater well-being in their homes to families with few resources;

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Requirements

Sleeping bag, sleeping blanket; Toiletries, bath towels. A typical food of the locality of each young person that awakens some senses to use in the intercultural night. Pocket Money for the needs of each young person.

Sustainable Development Goals

No Poverty Sustainable Cities and Communities