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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

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Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
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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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Renovation
Social
Manual Work
2
Place(s)
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Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
2
Languages
English
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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
Portugal Portugal: GIVING NATURE A HAND 2.0 (PT-IPJ 10.7)

Dates

02/08/2024   -   11/08/2024

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Renovation
Archeology
3
Place(s)
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Fee

CZK 2500
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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
3 Male + 0 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, a non-native tree that occupies and degrades local ecosystems, competing with native species (control is carried out by pulling small trees and ring barking medium and large trees, using a pocketknife); camera trapping: consists of installing and collecting photo

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be camping. 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 camping site has internet available, as well as outdoors barbecue and eating tables. There is no kitchen or laundry.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.

Location and leisure

The location of the workcamp is in a remote rural area, with almost no population. Volunteers will camp in bioparque de Carvalhais (https://bioparque.org). The closest village is 2 km from the camping. MONTIS will have a van available to support the needed transportation. The intervention area distances from the campsite about 20 minutes walking. The van will be used to transport volunteers when needed, but walking is the main transportation. MONTIS will transport all tools, water and food needed for the volunteering period to the volunteering site.

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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 an area managed by MONTIS in the interior of Portugal, in Carvalhais, SEpoundo Pedro do Sul. The area where the tasks will be carried out, is an ecologically degraded and sensitive area. More info about the area can be found at https://montisacn.com/en/managed-properties/baldio-de-carvalhais/.

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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), leisure items (bathing suit, towel, book, games, etc) and a traditional food or drink.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: GETTING CLAYFUL (PT-IPJ 11.5)

Dates

19/09/2024   -   30/09/2024

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Environmental
Construction
Manual Work

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Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
5 Male + 0 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
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Work

Creating and Maintaining Educational Spaces and Materials: We will care and improve the associations pedagogical spaces ; create and improve educational activity materials and prepare resources for ongoing education purposes.Awareness raising event: We will cocreate, organize and present a public event (open day) that joins together the local community for a day of cultural, traditional and creative exchange.

Accomodation and food

Our venues facilities include prepared and amp; shaded camping areas, hot showers, indoor bathrooms and dining hall, as well as WiFi,charging stations, small library, tools and didactic materials.Accommodation is made in individual tents; please bring your own if you can, if you cant the project will provide one.The project will provide 5 meals per day (breakfast; Lunch; snack; dinner; supper). We serve a mediterranean diet, mainly vegetarianbased as much as possible on the following ethical sequence: seasonal, local and organic.

Location and leisure

Quinta do Vale da Lama, OdiEUxere, Lagos, Faro, Algarve, Portugal

Project hosted by

Get to know and experience the creative art of working with clay and other natural materials while integrated in a living community that practices regenerative lifestyles and techniques - Together we can reshape the way we think and care for our resources by engaging in regenerative design and practices. We aim to transform materials and learning spaces by having fun, improving our personal wellbeing, help counteract climate change, and bring back more balance into our ecosystems.

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Requirements

Please bring with you: Practical working clothes and warm jumper for evenings; Outdoor shs and shower flip flops; sun cream; insect repellant; torch; sleeping bag and small blanket; personal tent (is preferred); sun hat; small backpack and personal water bottle and drinking cup; beach and shower towel; personal hygiene products; swimming gear; musical instruments.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Portugal Portugal: ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE (PT-IPJ 11.7)

Dates

19/09/2024   -   30/09/2024

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Environmental
Manual Work
Agricultural

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Fee

CZK 2500
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 30
Max number of volunteers
17
Still room for
5 Male + 0 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
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Work

Volunteers will be involved in the following work/tasks:- Agriculture in different local/organic farms;- Gardening at the local Urban Garden (Horta Urbana de Amarante);- Cleaning the river sides;- Organize climate actions/challenges;- Promoting local, organic and fair trade products.

Accomodation and food

Participants will be accommodated in shared rooms (4 participants each) of Casa da Juventude de Amarante (even so participants should bring sleeping bag). Casa da Juventude de Amarante is in the city center of Amarante (just 10m walking distance from the bus station) and 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). This 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 and has a good public transport system (bus station).

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Support to local/regional organic farmers to raise awareness among the participants and the population on organic farms, organic food and fair trade; to develop skills related to agriculture work in organic farms and environment preservation; to run activities in order to increase the level of commitment at local level (Amarante) for organic and Fair-Trade products

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Requirements

-Sleeping bag;-Hygiene products and sun protector;-Swimming suits;-Working and sports clothes and shs.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production