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France France: A ROOF FOR THE ICE HOUSE (SJ/ESC70)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   28/08/2022

Commentaires de 232 bénévoles

Sujets

Rénovation
2
Place(s) à
disponible

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Pologne Russie

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0
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 30
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
12
Encore de la place pour
2
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Accès avec handicap
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Basel/Mulhouse (EAP)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Moulins-sur-Allier (03000)

Travail

This project is a continuation of the first one carried out in July and is in advance of another one. It will consist of protecting the structure from bad weather and laying a temporary floor in preparation for the final restoration of the roof using the methods of the time.
In detail, this work, centered around carpentry, will consist of
- the installation of a floor structure based on the existing low wall
- laying a temporary floor on this structure
- the construction of a framework to protect the structure
- the installation of a temporary roof over this structure
- the construction of a protective barrier around the ice house
The work will take place between 8:30AM and 1PM and between 2:30PM and 4:30PM, with a break of 30 minutes around 11AM.

Logement et nourriture

Participants will be hosted on Le Créneau’s camping, in collective tents with wooden floors and beds. WiFi is not available on site. Food will be provided and prepared by the participants in groups, with the support of the cooking staff.

Situation, loisirs

The workcamp is located in Montcombroux les Mines, 45 kms away from Moulins. Weekends are planned collectively with the group leaders. If you want to discover the cities around, Vichy and Moulins are 45 kms away. If you’d rather have a nice walk in nature, the surroundings are perfect for hiking, landscape seeing, discovering local markets, swimming, and enjoying sports activities and games.

Partenaire

What’s the common point between a castle, winter and a giant hole in the floor ? The answer is in Le Créneau ! During this project, you will help us renovate the fixed ice house on the castle grounds. The ice collected from the water in winter was stored there to ensure the preservation of foodstuffs throughout the year.
Help us enhance this small heritage, to give it acknowledgment and to highlight the skills acquired over the years!
Currently without any roof protection, the ice house must be waterproofed to protect it from bad weather. Your actions will be in accordance with the objectives 5 and 8 of sustainable development (UN) in favor of gender equality and decent work and economic growth.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

Let’s meet at Moulins-sur-Allier train station, at 5PM !

Commentaires additionnels

This project is a volunteering team supported by the European Solidarity Corps. You will receive pocket money (6€ per day) and a travel reimbursement with an upper limit based on the ESC distance calculator.

Sustainable Development Goals

Gender Equality Decent Work and Economic Growth
Allemagne Allemagne: City Forest Nature Protection (ijgd 02214)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   27/08/2022

Commentaires de 214 bénévoles

Sujets

Environnement
2
Place(s) à
disponible

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Pologne Allemagne Belgique Espagne Turquie France

Frais

EUR 150
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
16 - 26
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
10
Encore de la place pour
2
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Hannover (HAJ)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Hamburg or Hannover, next train station: Wolfsburg Bus station: Detmeroder Markt (Bus 202). We would like to invite you to travel as environmentally friendly as possible. If you have the option to go by train, bus or carsharing. That can be a great first step for you to become a climate steward.

Travail

Your place of work will be in the Wolfsburg Urban Forest. The forest is very popular amongst the local population of Wolfsburg, who like to jog, cycle, walk, or simply enjoy the nature there. Besides this, the forest is a habitat for various (rare) species of plants and animals, such as orchids, wildcats, and kingfishers. You will be supporting the state forest with several different activities in various departments:
• Nature conservation: constructing a breeding ground for stag beetles, maintaining orchid meadows, removing alien plants, waste collection campaign
• Forest maintenance: removal of fences, maintenance of young trees, clearing of water
• Relaxation for forest visitors: cutting free forest paths, possibly building a viewing platform
• Working in the workshop: building nesting boxes for songbirds or bats; cleaning and painting work in bad weather.
Besides all of this, you will also get in an insight into the diverse tasks of a state forestry office as well as into the ecosystem of the forest.

Logement et nourriture

The group will be staying in the youth accommodation in the St. Stephen’s parish hall. There are two large rooms available to you as sleeping space, a large common room and a kitchen. You will be sleeping on air beds (thick air mattresses). The parish hall is located by the marketplace in the Detmerode district. You can reach any shops you might on foot. You cook together. Money for the food shopping is provided to you. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please indicate any allergies when registering.

Situation, loisirs

The best known attractions in Wolfsburg are the castle, the art museum, the “Autostadt” (car city) and the Volkswagen Musem, the VfL Wolfsburg football team and the “Phaeno” experiment landscape (science museum). The VW-Pool is the most beautiful outdoor swimming pool in the region. The Allerpark is a big recreation area with a bathing lake, beach and high rope course.
You can find more information about the town of Wolfsburg and its diverse leisure activities here:
https://www.wolfsburg.de/tourismus/wolfsburg-erleben/sehenswuerdigkeiten-a-z
https://living-in-wolfsburg.de/en/

Partenaire

The ijgd has been organising volunteer service programmes since 1949. We are an independent, non-profit association for international youth work, a recognised independent youth welfare organisation, and one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany. Each year, we assist around 5,000 young people into volunteer work in Germany and abroad. We give them the opportunity to be creative, act in solidarity, take responsibility for themselves, and discover their own true potential and strengths. Our principles: Ecological learning, voluntary contribution, self-organisation, social development, intercultural learning, gender equality, anti-racism/anti-discrimination and political education
Follow us on
Instagram ijgd_workcamps
Facebook @ijgd.workcamps

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

The group will meet inside the accommodation, the local parish hall. Please try to arrive by 18:00.
Directions to Meeting Point: Take the number 202 bus (in the direction of Detmerode), which leaves from stand 3, until you reach the “Detmeroder Markt” stop. From here you need to walk back a little bit and then go up the steps. At the top of the steps, continue straight ahead and you should see the church and the parish hall on your right.

Commentaires additionnels

You will need to be physically fit to for the sometimes demanding work in the forest. You will be working for 7.5 hours per day, 4 days per week. Fridays will be free.
Please note: There is a special Teenage Fee of 150€ for international volunteers who applied under 18 in this camp.

Remarques

Covid Rules (may change depending on the course of the pandemic): 3G+: Participation possible for vaccinated, or recovered or fresh tested persons. ALL participants must arrive with an official negative rapid test (not older than 24 hours) or PCR test (not older than 48 hours). On arrival we will ask again to do a self-rapid test. Thereafter, the entire group must perform a rapid self-test at least every 72 hours. We will provide self-rapid tests for the arrival and the whole camp period! Subject to changes! You will receive more detailed information after confirming your registration and at least 3 weeks before the start of the camp with the specific info sheet for your camp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Climate Action
Hongrie Hongrie: Shelters of Solidarity (EGY-22-04-ESC)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   28/08/2022

Commentaires de 16 bénévoles

Sujets

Réfugiés
Enfants
Social
1
Place(s) à
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Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Géorgie Croatie Pays-Bas Italie Ukraine Espagne

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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 30
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
12
Encore de la place pour
1
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Budapest (BUD)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
 

Travail

The aim of the volunteering is to create and hold meaningful summer programmes for the children living the shelters, "laugh, run and move". Volunteers will organise and animate games and sports activities for the children, which will serve a wide range of psychosocial needs and skills such as joy, affection, trust, empathy, respect, contact. Volunteers may organise sessions together with the parents to bring the shared experience of play or teach English for the kids and their families. Activities will be from 9 am till 5.30 pm or afternoon shift with parents.

Logement et nourriture

All volunteers will be accommodated in a hostel in Budapest and we will provide a 2 weeks public transportation ticket. Lunch will be provided in the shelters, breakfast and dinner is self-organised, but covered by the project cost.

Situation, loisirs

The shelters are based in Budapest, what volunteers will be able to access easily by public transportation. The evenings and the second weekend will be free to explore the city centre of Budapest.

Partenaire

Egyesek Youth Association organise this summer camp together with Terre des hommes (Tdh), a leading Swiss child relief organisation, who has the mission to help children in need and it does this in two main areas, health and child protection. Since April 2022, Tdh, in cooperation with the Budapest Municipality and Budapest Methodological Centre of Social Policy and Its Institutions (BMSZKI), has been assisting Ukrainian refugees in the municipality's accommodations. They set up child-friendly corners and provide daily support to families, help with schooling, obtaining the right papers, child-rearing counselling and psycho-social support.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

From Budapest Airport volunteers will take the 100E bus to the Deák Ferenc square, where the meeting point take place.

Remarques

We are looking for motivated volunteers, who have a sense of empathy and who are patient. Who are good at (nonverbal) communication and are not afraid of the circumstances in the shelters. This workcamp is especially suitable for volunteers who have an experience or are interested in working with children and refugees.
For the motivation letter please fill out this application form: https://form.jotform.com/221581233540346

Turquie Turquie: Mediterrenian Development Goals - 3 (GSM03)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   27/08/2022

Commentaires de 7 bénévoles

Sujets

Enfants
Education
Langue
3
Place(s) à
disponible

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Allemagne Russie Espagne

Frais

EUR 150
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 30
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
12
Encore de la place pour
2 Male + 1 Female
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Adana (ADA)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Mersin Train Station

Travail

This short term camp will be held in coordination with the Mediterrenian MTV (GSMTV01) project. STV volunteers will organize workshops for children between the ages of 10-18 about the Sustainable Development Goals, and they will have variable duties according to the needs of the short-term camps. In addition, they will work to construct and pursue different workshops such as soil workshop, wood workshop, creative poster, recycling plastic arts workshop. Our volunteers, who will work with MTV volunteers, should have fluent/advanced English language and be able to teach language to children in basic English. Volunteers who are interested and experienced in digital design, creative handmade posters, social media and promotion, photography and video shooting, video editing, visual arts, English teaching, workshop trainer and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be preferred. English speaking clubs can also be organized.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will be stay in the modern and comfortable bungalow houses of MUTLU YAŞAM KÖYÜ (Happy Life Village), which is a year-round youth and volunteer center. Air conditioning, shower, toilet and outdoor garden are available for volunteers use. Mutlu Yaşam Village is located in a green and wooded area and is a 15-minute drive to the Mediterranean Sea. Our volunteers will have their meals at the Down Cafe which is a sustainable development project that provides employment and internship opportunities for individuals who have Down Syndrome. The Income from the meals that the volunteers eat here supports individuals with Down Syndrome. Accommodation and meal expenses of our volunteers are covered by Mezitli Municipality.

Situation, loisirs

Mezitli is the most modern district of Mersin. It is centrally located, easy to reach; near to the sea, working areas and activity centers. After arrive the Adana (neighboring city) by plane, you can easily reach Mersin by taking a train. There are pools and public beaches belong to the Mezitli Municipality. The natural and historical areas you can visit are unlimited. In addition, there will be excursions and activities organized by Mezitli Municipality for you. The "Women Producer Markets" project won the first prize at the "International Guangzhou Urban Innovation Awards" held in China. Mersin-Mezitli Municipality, which is the most successful municipalities in Turkey with it's efforts on social innovation and urban studies, hosts this camp.

Partenaire

We will organize this camp in cooperation with Mezitli Municipality and this year
It will be the fourth year of our cooperation. Mezitli Municipality has proven its understanding of democratic, social, fair and transparent municipalism with the international awards that they have received, and they have become one of the most influential municipalities in terms of social innovation in Turkey and in the world. Click here for detailed information. https://mezitli.bel.tr

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Mersin Forum AVM

Pays-Bas Pays-Bas: Refugee Centre Emmen (SIW-22-04)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   27/08/2022

Commentaires de 32 bénévoles

Sujets

Réfugiés
Enfants
Social
1
Place(s) à
disponible

Frais

EUR 200 i Les frais sont à régler en deux fois:

EUR 150 à payer maintenant.
EUR 50 à payer après confirmation.

Remarque : les frais totaux peuvent varier en fonction des taux bancaires.
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 60
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
8
Encore de la place pour
1
Langues parlées
Anglais
Aéroport le plus proche
Amsterdam (AMS)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
 

Travail

The project takes place in the refugee centre in Emmen which is a location for families with children. The children you will be working with are between 4 and 12 years. These children participate in a school program, but during the months of July and August, there is the summer holiday break. The volunteers organise activities for and with the children. This type of work calls for creative people who can make up all sorts of games from scratch to play with the children: music, sports, arts, language sessions, creativity, etc. Therefore the content of this project is up to you and the other participants. The games are scheduled throughout the week.

Logement et nourriture

Volunteers will stay at a campsite. You will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag and matrass. There are cooking facilities in a cooking tent and the group will cook for themselves. The centre will provide bikes for every volunteer to ride between the campsite and the Refugee Centre (including bike ride lessons). Volunteers will bring a packed lunch to the worksite.

Situation, loisirs

Of course there will be sufficient free time. Together with your camp leaders you will discuss the recreational program. Emmen is an attractive city with lots of activities in the summertime. You can visit places nearby and explore the surroundings. The area is declared a UNESCO-Geopark by the United Nations. Emmen is very well accessible by train and bus. Biggest attraction is the new theme park Wildlands Adventure Zoo (opened in 2016). Leisure time will also be spent on the general theme Connecting with the Sustainable Development Goals and means to foster peace.

Partenaire

The location of the project is the Refugee Centre Emmen. Emmen is a city of about 60.000 inhabitants in the province of Drenthe in the northern part of the Netherlands. This refugee centre (in Dutch: ‘AZC Emmen’) has a capacity for about 400 refugees. This particular place is a location for families with under age children whose application for asylum has been denied by the Dutch government. These families will in time return to their homeland.

Our partner is the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (in Dutch: COA). The COA provides accommodation during the asylum procedure and prepares asylum seekers for staying in the Netherlands, returning to their country of origin or transmigration. At the moment COA manages about 100 centres in the Netherlands. COA is an independent administrative body funded by the Dutch Ministry of Justice.

The COA works together with a partner named ‘De Vrolijkheid’: the National Foundation for the Promotion of Happiness. The Happiness is a multicultural, not-for-profit network of artists, play writers, actors, musicians and volunteers who invest in children and teenagers in asylum-seeking centres. The Happiness organises creative activities on a regular basis in 30 asylum-seeking centres in the Netherlands. Please note that it is not allowed to take pictures and/or make videos in the refugee centre.

Sustainable Development Goals

Reduced Inequalities Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Islande Islande: SEEDS 042. Photography & Culture Night in Reykjavík (SEEDS 042.)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   21/08/2022

Commentaires de 93 bénévoles

Sujets

Art
Animaux
2
Place(s) à
disponible

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Allemagne Espagne République tchèque + more

Frais

EUR 700 i Les frais sont à régler en deux fois:

EUR 150 à payer maintenant.
EUR 550 à payer après confirmation.

Remarque : les frais totaux peuvent varier en fonction des taux bancaires.
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
16 - 20
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
12
Encore de la place pour
2
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Reykjavik (KEF)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ)

Travail

This is the fifteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organises a series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps open for teenagers in the year 2010.

Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as to create conceptual frameworks highlighting the participants’ individual style.

Participants will have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS' social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible.

While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camp. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw attention through pictures taken in the camp.
Participants should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions.

This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20. During their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland and its culture, and having fun while exploring the city and some of the most stunning natural attractions in the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions.

Note that this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular workcamp; it has a smaller work part and puts more emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. We may be able to organise some outdoor voluntary work, but it depends on our partners and the weather conditions.

Logement et nourriture

SEEDS’ participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms. They need to bring their own sleeping bags. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house.

Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Participants should bring food, music, games or films and such from their own culture to share at the international evening.

Situation, loisirs

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of August 13 at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp location.

Additional excursions (eg. Hot River Hike, Snæfellsnes or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp.

It may be cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) and good walking shoes, as some of the activities take place outdoors.

Commentaires additionnels

Participation fee EUR 550 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s.

The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day trip each). We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and much more.

Remarques

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.

Islande Islande: SEEDS 041. Environmentally Aware & Trash Hunting (SEEDS 041.)

Dates

13/08/2022   -   21/08/2022

Commentaires de 93 bénévoles

Sujets

Environnement
Etude
2
Place(s) à
disponible

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

République tchèque Allemagne Espagne + more

Frais

EUR 450 i Les frais sont à régler en deux fois:

EUR 150 à payer maintenant.
EUR 300 à payer après confirmation.

Remarque : les frais totaux peuvent varier en fonction des taux bancaires.
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 99
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
12
Encore de la place pour
2
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Reykjavik (KEF)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ)

Travail

The Environmentally Aware & Trash Hunting project is part of a series of camps organised by SEEDS in cooperation with different partners. SEEDS works with and supports the Icelandic ministry for Environment and Natural Resources on a project to clean up the Icelandic coastline; the Blue Army, an organisation dedicated to the cause of coast cleaning; Whales of Iceland, an exhibition of life size models of whales and porpoises aiming at educating about their lives and human impact on their existence; SORPA, the organisation in charge of waste collection & management in the Reykjavík area and other local stakeholders.

This camp allows volunteers to learn about global and local environmental issues through non-formal activities such as workshops, discussions, presentations and visits, as well as to contribute directly to environment protection by joining outdoor cleanup tasks.

These cleanup tasks may be arranged in partnership with the abovementioned organisations or organised solely by SEEDS. We aim to also involve the local community, so some of our events may be open to the public. We hope participants will learn how to plan and do their own trash hunting projects back at home. This project is based on similar activities around the world, where outstanding results have been achieved with volunteers. One of the two options below is also included in this camp as a hands-on volunteering activity day:

A day trip combining a visit to the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant, a trash hunt in the area; and the Hot River Hike, a hike up a valley filled with hot springs where one can bathe.
A day trip to the Reykjanes peninsula, combined with a coastal cleanup in the area.

We may also visit the SORPA facilities and attend a lecture on waste management in Reykjavik. All the activities are dependent on conditions such as weather, pandemic-related restrictions and availability of our partners.

This camp combines learning, sharing, hands-on work and fun. No previous experience is needed. Volunteers should prepare to share environmental issues from their countries and be ready to spend time outdoors, walk medium distances during the cleanups, as during other activities and sightseeing. As a part of the project happens outdoors, volunteers should be ready to adapt and be flexible with the work and free-time schedule, as depending on the changeable weather, we may not be able to perform some of the activities (as) planned.

Logement et nourriture

SEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms or dormitories. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Please note the food SEEDS provides will be vegetarian. Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the intercultural evening. Please be aware some items or ingredients may be expensive in Iceland and you will need to buy them yourselves or bring them from your country.

Situation, loisirs

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) on August 13 at SEEDS Office in Reykjavik. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later or delayed flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp on their own.

Other excursions (e.g. Golden Circle, the South Shore and/or Snæfellsnes) can be arranged at discount fares if there is additional free time after the camp workshops/sessions.

It may be cold and/or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) and good walking shoes, as some of the activities take place outdoors.

Commentaires additionnels

Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros). The fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival. It includes transport from the meeting point to the camp (on the first day), other activities available; and one trip combined with the trash collection activity (Hot River or Reykjanes).

Remarques

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed.

Serbie Serbie: BIRDS’ ELDORADO (VSS03)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   27/08/2022

Commentaires de 51 bénévoles

Sujets

Environnement

Frais

EUR 150
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 99
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
10
Encore de la place pour
5 Male + 5 Female
Langues parlées
Anglais
Aéroport le plus proche
Belgrade (Beograd) (BEG)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
 

Travail

During the workcamp the main working activity will be carried out in the northern and eastern part of the “Horseshoe”. A large depression situated in that part of the Pond has been filled up by thick vegetation of white willow, silver-leaf poplar and ash combined with large quantities of dry leaves, dead branches and trunks, seriously decreasing floodwaters flow. The work will consist of clearing the depression, cutting the bushes, removal of the tree trunks and burning the smaller branches. The best period for this sort of activity is August, because the access to the depression, which dries out during the summer, is easier. Also, we will do some cleaning work – collecting garbage which stayed in the area after the floods. The work is physically demanding but not too hard.

Logement et nourriture

Accommodation will be in two renovated houses in Ethno park. Food will be provided and prepared by local cook. Some meals will be prepared by volunteers. The accommodation is in the end of the village Kupinovo (about 2500 inhabitants) and 7 km away from the village Obrez (2000 inhabitants), where will also be our working site. The houses are from 19th century, meaning that one of them is completely preserved as it was in those times – without electricity and running water. You’ll sleep on the floor, mattresses will be provided but you need to bring sleeping bag! If you prefer sleeping in tent you can bring one as there is a large yard where you can put it.

Situation, loisirs

The experts from the Institute for Protection of Nature of Serbia and Enterprise “Vojvodina sume” will visit the camp and provide you with the information on the natural history of the Obedska bara and its contemporary environmental problems. You will also have the opportunities to visit ruins of medieval fortress and churches located in the vicinity of the Pond. You can row a boat across the Pond, swim in the Sava River (swim at your own risk!), do a bit of bird watching or maybe do the research of your own interest concerning the beautiful nature of the area.

Partenaire

About Young Researches of Serbia – Voluntary Service of Serbia:
YRS was founded in 1976. Our main aims are environmental protection and education, promotion of sustainable development, work with young people in an international context, promotion of scientific creativity and voluntarism and its values. Voluntary Service of Serbia is a volunteer exchange service center founded in 1990 as one of the sectors of YRS. It is a volunteer exchange reference point for this part of Europe. Through VSS passed more than 5000 Serbian volunteers who participated in international voluntary workcamps all around the world and 2500 of foreign ones at more than 250 workcamps in Serbia and about 40 long-term volunteers.
YRS is a member of: the Coordinating Committee of International Voluntary Service, Youth and Environment Europe, Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations, and a partner of Service Civil International in Serbia. YRS is one of the founding members of the networks: South East European Youth Network and Youth Culture in Action Network.
The Area:
Obedska Pond is a vast swamp-forest area stretching along the river Sava in Southern Srem (Vojvodina). It is an authentic complex of stagnant tributaries, marshes, pits, marsh vegetation, damp meadows and forests with an exceptionally rich diversity of the ecosystems and recent species. The pond is an oxbow lake a remnant of the old Sava river meanders of which the main stream flows nowadays more southward. Due to its shape, the swampy bed of the Pond, situated between the villages of Obrez and Kupinovo is called “The Horse-shoe”. Higher grounds with cut-in depressions and old oak forest habitats are called “The Hoof”. Obedska bara, well known for its variety of swamp and forest habitats is actually famous for its bird fauna (more than 220 bird species) as a swamp bird’s sanctuary. It is one of the oldest protected areas in the world. The first administrative protective measures were introduced as early as in 1874 protecting Obedska bara as a hunting ground. It was reserved only for the members of the Austrian royal family, as at that time it belonged to the Habsburg monarchy. According to the present status of the legal protection regime it belongs to the first category, which means that it is a natural asset of exceptional value. Its status has been verified by the international community i.e. ratified by the Convention on Swamps (Ramsar site since 1977) and included in the List of Areas of Special Significance for Birds of Europe.
The project:
In 1992 students from the Belgrade University members of the Students Biological Research Society “Josif Pancic” started scientific research project symbolically called “The Return of the Ibis” (“Povratak Ibisa”). It has been a successful project becoming the main support to the struggle for the protection and preservation of this beautiful wildlife reserve. Numerous negative processes have been detected so far, conditioned by human impact and natural succession, which pose the greatest danger to the nature of Obedska pond. These processes include natural overgrowing, decreasing of free water surfaces and forest dying due to the decline of flood and underground water levels. The next step of the project is “swamp healing”. Together with the public enterprise “Vojvodina sume”, which governs this special nature reserve, the experts from the Institute for Protection of Nature of Serbia, Regional Secretariat for Environment and Sustainable Development and Municipality of Pecinci, the sponsor of this workcamp, The Young Researches of Serbia – Voluntary Service of Serbia is organizing the twenty-third (23rd) international workcamp at Obedska Bara whose volunteers will help to decrease the negative effects of overgrowing the “Horseshoe”. Our work has given very good and visible results: so far because of our activities several bird species have returned and the bird colony is now bigger with a stable number of nesting species.

Commentaires additionnels

The health insurance is not provided for you! You must arrange it before your departure from home. The camp leaders will deal first aid and minor medical problems.

Remarques

The health insurance is not provided for you! You must arrange it before your departure from home. The camp leaders will deal first aid and minor medical problems. And you must bring a sleeping bag with you!

République tchèque République tchèque: Build an Eco-centre in the Jizera Mountains (SDA404)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   21/08/2022

Commentaires de 91 bénévoles

Sujets

Construction
Environnement
1
Place(s) à
disponible

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Mexique République tchèque Turquie Italie

Frais

EUR 160 i Les frais sont à régler en deux fois:

EUR 150 à payer maintenant.
EUR 10 à payer après confirmation.

Remarque : les frais totaux peuvent varier en fonction des taux bancaires.
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 99
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
8
Encore de la place pour
1
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Janov n.Nisou, Hrabetice, Kaplicka

Travail

Making a stage (cutting, grinding, hammering, drilling and laying of wooden boards), preparing an obstacle course in the "forest playground" (designing the route, making wooden and rope obstacles), mowing meadows (using a brush cutter, raking, removal of woody plants). (overalls, gloves, sturdy shoes). Since most of the work will be outdoors, we recommend volunteers bring suitable clothes that can get dirty or damaged, proper shoes and a raincoat.

Study part: A lecture on the local history of the tramp settlements, and a workshop on environmental activities using the J. Cornell methodology.

Logement et nourriture

You will stay in a cottage that serves as the association's eco-centre. There are smaller rooms with showers and toilets in each room. Blankets and sheets are provided. The building has a kitchen, a common room and a dining room. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the local host. You will cook dinners together as a group.

Situation, loisirs

Location: The eco-centre is located in Hrabetice, which is part of the village called Janov nad Nisou. The village is located on the edge of the Jizera Mountains. Address of the accommodation: Janov nad Nisou ev.č. 1017, 46811 Janov nad Nisou, Česko
GPS: 50.78577936702738, 15.179461248528696

Leisure time: Hiking trips to the Jizera Mountains (Hrabětice is considered one of the entry points to the mountains), scooter rental (there is a sports equipment rental nearby, where you can rent bikes/scooters for the whole day), board games, table tennis.

Partenaire

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Association for the Jizera Mountains operating in the Jizera Mountains since 1999. The association runs an eco-centre in the middle of the forest where they plant trees, restore tourist infrastructure and offer educational programs drawing children and adults into the adventure of exploring nature. Currently, they are setting up a new eco-centre in Hrabetice, part of the village of Janov nad Nisou. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the establishment of the new eco-centre and create better facilities for outdoor activities, to mow meadows and cut out woody plants around the eco-centre. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities and UN SDG15 Life on Land.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

The meeting point is the accommodation, you can arrive any time between 3 PM and 6 PM. Please note that it takes around two hours to get there from Prague. The easiest way to reach the accommodation is to take the bus to the station “Janov n.Nisou, Hrabetice, Kaplicka”. It takes 10 minutes to reach the accommodation on foot from the bus station. The exact information will be provided in the infosheet.

Commentaires additionnels

You will spend a lot of time outdoors so you can get into contact with different kinds of plants, herbs, pollen, and insects. Please, bring clothes and shoes that are suitable for work.
Have a look at the photos from last year: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/prepare-an-eco-centre-skalka-2021

Remarques

Due to the limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of the general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities Life on Land
Allemagne Allemagne: Support for habitats in the nature park (ijgd 72120)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   02/09/2022

Commentaires de 214 bénévoles

Sujets

Environnement
Travail Manuel
Agriculture
2
Place(s) à
disponible

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Mexique Italie Turquie Algeria Espagne

Frais

EUR 150
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
16 - 26
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
13
Encore de la place pour
2
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Berlin (BER)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Berlin, Next Trainstation: DB Müncheberg (Dahmsdorf), Buckow, Markt (bus station) We would like to invite you to travel as environmentally friendly as possible. If you have the option to go by train, bus, or car share that can be a great first step for you to become a climate steward.
Wi-Fi
Oui

Travail

The nature park Märkische Schweiz is 40 km east of Berlin and offers its unique natural and cultural landscape as well as the backdrop for our project in and around the environmental education center "Drei Eichen". (“three oaks”) Through the cooperation with the nature park administration, we will not only get to know the nature park and its surroundings together, but also actively help to shape it. Young people from the surrounding area are also invited to help.
We offer this work camp because it is fun to have young people from all over the world with us and because for some work we simply need many hands!
On the grounds of the environmental education center ”Drei Eichen” people and pets live together – and we often have many guests: children, families, seminar groups.
Currently, we also want to reintroduce wild honey bees, which originally lived in caves in old trees, to our nature park. We will show you how to build caves in tree trunks for this purpose.
In order to be able to store material for this old form of beekeeping (called Zeidlerei in German) in a dry place, we have started to build a shelter - we will continue to work on this with you.
For activities in between, “Drei Eichen” with its grounds offers many opportunities to learn about plants and animals, nature conservation and alternative ways of life and to actively participate.
At different locations in the nature park Märkische Schweiz, we will work together on several days to carry out various landscape conservation activities in different natural areas. The goal is to protect or promote either dry or wet sites, their soil and the native plants that grow there. Historically, these sites were created and maintained through a lot of manual labor - mowing adapted to the season and grazing by sheep and goats. Today, we help with that. We also help resurface sections of trails.
All work, whether in landscape maintenance, handicraft or creative-design, takes place outdoors.

Logement et nourriture

You cook together. Money for the food shopping is provided to you. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please indicate any allergies when registering.
You will sleep in simple shared bedrooms in the environmental education center “Drei Eichen” (Three Oaks), located in the middle of the forest, 4km from Buckow.

Situation, loisirs

Educational Activities: You can do GPS tour(s)inf the nature park, go on a guided walking tour on the topic of “biological diversity”, visit the local bat museum, go swimming in the various nearby lakes, visit local cinemas and the local pub "lokal". In Buckow, there is a campfire place where you can sit around at night, a climbing wall and also a canoe hire in the nearby area.

Partenaire

The ijgd has been organising volunteer service programmes since 1949. We are an independent, non-profit association for international youth work, a recognised independent youth welfare organisation, and one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany. Each year, we assist around 5,000 young people into volunteer work in Germany and abroad. We give them the opportunity to be creative, act in solidarity, take responsibility for themselves, and discover their own true potential and strengths. Our principles: Ecological learning, voluntary contribution, self-organisation, social development, intercultural learning, gender equality, anti-racism/anti-discrimination and political education.
Follow us on
Instagram ijgd_workcamps
Facebook @ijgd.workcamps

Project Partner: www.dreichen.de

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

On site in Drei Eichen or bus stop Buckow "Markt".
From there we organize a shuttle, probably at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm.
Take the train to Müncheberg (Mark); continue by bus to the stop Buckow, "Markt"

Commentaires additionnels

Work can be physically demanding. Please bring weatherproof working clothes (with long sleeves and full-length trousers) with you, since you’ll be working outdoors.
Please note: There is a special Teenage Fee of 150€ for international volunteers who applied under 18 in this camp.

Remarques

Covid Rules (may change depending on the course of the pandemic): 3G+: Participation possible for vaccinated, or recovered or fresh tested persons. ALL participants must arrive with an official negative rapid test (not older than 24 hours) or PCR test (not older than 48 hours). On arrival we will ask again to do a self-rapid test. Thereafter, the entire group must perform a rapid self-test at least every 72 hours. We will provide self-rapid tests for the arrival and the whole camp period! Subject to changes! You will receive more detailed information after confirming your registration and at least 3 weeks before the start of the camp with the specific info sheet for your camp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action
Espagne Espagne: St. Iscle's Castle: looking for a past (CAT09)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   28/08/2022

Commentaires de 196 bénévoles

Sujets

Archéologie
Rénovation
Environnement
2
Place(s) à
disponible

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Japon Italie Mexique Espagne Grèce Serbie Allemagne Turquie Sénégal France

Frais

EUR 150
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 29
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
24
Encore de la place pour
2
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Accès avec handicap
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Barcelona (BCN)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Bus station in Barcelona: - "Estació del Nord" - "Estació de Sants" Train station in Barcelona: -"Estació de Sants" Other airport: "Aeroport de Girona"

Travail

The work camp will take place in the St. Iscle Castle, in Vidreres. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and share an experience in a multicultural environment for two weeks while acquiring archaeological and cultural knowledge and at the meantime enjoying the wildlife of the surrounding area in the respect of the nature.

The main task for the participants of this work camp consists in putting in place some excavation and restoring activities in the remaining areas around the St. Iscle Castle. The technical work of the project will be in a full archaeological excavation that aims to restore and rehabilitate the chosen area.
The work will be organized as follows: small groups of young people will be made, part of which, on a rotating basis, will do tasks of cleaning and classification of the archaeological material, while the rest will dig each of the sectors described.
Participants will be provided with the necessary tools and the archeologists that will support them and will teach them the necessary methodology for excavating and restoring the ruins, and the participants also will make drawings and photographs of the different structures.

Logement et nourriture

The accommodation is in the ''Escola Salvador Espriu'', that is the Primary School in Vidreres (located about 15 minutes walk from the village center)
The place where participants will sleep is the pavilion of the school and they’ll use other facilities: kitchen, dining room, toilets, showers.

All the participants will sleep in the same space, and there will be separate toilets and showers according to gender (with hot water). The hosting organization will have individual mattresses for each participant, but you must bring a sleeping bag.

All the meals provided will be prepared by an external catering and served in the school's dining hall (vegan or vegetarian menu available).
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are warm meals. The second breakfast is fruit, and is distributed during the break from volunteer work in the castle. They also provide a snack in the mid-afternoon, at the school.

Wi Fi: Yes if you really need.

Situation, loisirs

The work camp will take place in the St. Iscle Castle, in Vidreres, that is a town of the XII Century, so a municipality of Girona province where the castle is an important symbol of historical heritage in Catalonia.
There will be various free time activities offered to the participants, such as: visits to "Lloret", "Estanys de Sils" or "Montseny" area.

Partenaire

The organization in charge of the work camp is the "Grup d'Esplai Vidrerenc": a group of volunteers of the same village - Vildres - who organize different leisure activities throughout the year for kids and youth.
The work camp is part of their summer programme and Its main objectives correspond to supporting the growth of kids and young people by contributing to their development as human beings.
Being fully able and actively integrated with the civic society in a creative way offering them the correct tools for realizing themselves in whatever field that they wish to.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

The meeting point will be the 14th of August at 4.00pm in the local school of Vidreres called "Escola Salvador Espriu".
Link: https://goo.gl/maps/ggcaVCrK46xF3Wgr8

By public transportation:
By train:
- From "Estació de Sants" train station in Barcelona, take the train R11 (line Barcelona to Portbou) and stop in Sils.
Check times here: http://rodalies.gencat.cat/web/.content/02_Horaris/horaris/R11.pdf
- Once in Sils, the hosting organization will organize some van trips between Sils train station and the meeting point in Vidreres.

By bus:
- From "Estació del Nord" bus station in Barcelona, take the bus with the company "Sarfa" straight to Vidreres.
Check times here: https://compras.moventis.es/online/
However we do not recommend to reach Vidreres by bus. Use the train instead, and wait for us in Sils (village next to Vidreres).

- LAST DAY OF THE CAMP:
The camp ends in the morning of August 28th, at 10am. We will take you by van again to Sils, and from there, you can take the train to Barcelona or Girona.

Lettonie Lettonie: Junk yard playground (YS-2022-04)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   28/08/2022

Commentaires de 15 bénévoles

Sujets

Environnement
Travail Manuel

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Espagne Turquie Allemagne

Frais

EUR 150
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
16 - 30
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
10
Encore de la place pour
5
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Riga (RSC)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Riga international bus station.
Wi-Fi
Oui

Travail

This is a new initiative of our organization – a pilot project. The junkyard playground will be a place where kids could learn and create. Volunteers will help to prepare the territory for this playground and as well make some basic elements.

Logement et nourriture

Living conditions are very basic. Volunteers will be accommodated on a rural farm. Sleeping will be on the mattresses or beds. There will be two common rooms for sleeping. Toilets and washing facilities will be provided. Cooking will be done by volunteers themselves in the kitchen. Volunteers should bring their sleeping bags. Do not forget some traditional or typical food from your home country for the international evening. !!!There is no possibility of to separate sleeping places!!!

Situation, loisirs

A work camp will be organized in Bārbele village, Bauska municipality. The farm is located in a rural area around 6 km from the village. The nearest bus stop is 3 km away.
The administrative center of the municipality is Bauska located 60 km from Rīga (capital city of Latvia). More information about the region - https://www.tourism.bauska.lv/en/. More about Latvia - https://www.latvia.travel/en.
During a work camp, we will have possibilities to visit different cultural and historical places. Volunteers will have a possibility to organize intercultural events, etc.

Partenaire

The youth association Jaunatne smaidam / Youth for Smile is a non-profit non-governmental youth organization established in 2005.
Our Mission - We are a strong and values-based youth organization that gives opportunities to create, experience, and be together.
Our goals are:
Creating - enabling local communities to learn, participate, and self-realize;
Experience - to provide experience at the local and international level to promote the personal development of young people;
Being together - creating an environment where young people develop their competencies for the growth of the local community.
The tasks of the organization are:
1. To develop and promote youth initiatives, creating favorable 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 groups.
Our main target group is children and youth (age group 7-30) in the Bauska region. We are working for all communities as such.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

We will meet you at Gaisma bus stop. So, don’t worry! Please let us know about your departure time from Riga bus station as soon as you are on the bus (WhatsApp +37125754522).
From Riga international bus station (Rīgas Starptautiskā Autoosta) take a bus to GAISMA (Bus number 7490 Rīga - Baldone - Skaistkalne operated by Nordeka). There are buses at 7.45, 16.30, and 18.10. The ticket costs 3,15 EUR. If you do not manage to take those buses there is possible to take buses to VECUMNIEKI. There are buses at 18.25 (Bus number 7249 Rīga-Ķekava-Valle-Nereta operated by CATA, ticket costs 2,50 EUR), 18.55 (Bus number 7200 Rīga-Baldone-Valle-Kurmene operated by CATA, ticket costs 2,65 EUR), 20.00 and 22.15 (Bus number 7467 Rīga-Baldone-Vecumnieki operated by Nordeka, ticket costs 2,65 EUR).
For volunteers arriving after 21.00 o'clock will be organized free pick-up service from Riga airport.
By request, JAUNATNE SMAIDAM can organize a pick-up service at the arrival place –
costs 30,00 euro one way per person.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities
Estonie Estonie: PILISTVERE (EST 14)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   24/08/2022

Commentaires de 87 bénévoles

Sujets

Travail Manuel
3
Place(s) à
disponible

Volontaires déjà acceptés de

Espagne Turquie République tchèque + more

Frais

EUR 200 i Les frais sont à régler en deux fois:

EUR 150 à payer maintenant.
EUR 50 à payer après confirmation.

Remarque : les frais totaux peuvent varier en fonction des taux bancaires.
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Âge
17 - 58
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
16
Encore de la place pour
2 Male + 1 Female
Langues parlées
Anglais
Aéroport le plus proche
Tallinn (TLL)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Poltsamaa

Travail

Work will include landscaping, clearing and tidying up green areas and places/ objects of local importance in the village such as taking care of old historical cemetery, work around the local pastorate, etc. It is also possible to participate in local youngster s social-enterprise summer cafeteria. The working day will be 5-7 hours, 6 days. Work will be done under supervision of local technical leaders. Work is mainly physical and outdoors. Local young people will be joining international volunteers for work and leisure time.

Logement et nourriture

Work and accommodation will take place in Pilistvere Pastorate which also acts as camp and seminar centre. Volunteers will sleep in beds but please bring your sleeping bag or bed-sheets. Toilets and showers are available, as well as kitchen with necessary equipment for cooking. Volunteers will have to make breakfast on their own while the rest of the meals will be cooked and served by the local staff. We ask you to bring some snacks for the international evening if possible.

Situation, loisirs

LocationPilistvere, a village of Viljandi County, lies in central-Estonia, half way from Tallinn to Tartu, where the main road turns to Viljandi. Distance from Tallinn is 140km, from Tartu - 70km, from Viljandi - 40 km. More information: www.viljandimaa.ee , www.visitestonia.comTerminalAirport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn, bus to Poltsamaa, where locals will pick up the volunteers.Leisure timeSwimming in lakes and rivers, hiking to marshes, playing ball games with local youth, partying, joining local festivities and, of course, enjoying vivid international atmosphere of this large camp. It is planned to visit some Estonian towns and participate in local festivals. This camp is absolutely suitable for people who enjoy rural life and want to learn more about history and culture of Estonia staying right in the heart of it

Partenaire

Pilistvere is very small village in the center of Estonia. Although small it is full of life in summer: several activitites make local people busy, and all visitors are warmly welcome to participate Village is known for the rich history, beautiful landscape mixed pure nature: forests, springs, rivers and small riverlakes. The aim of the project is support life in a countryside through diversity of culture and experience. Also we hope to encourage understanding between different cultures and pass strong message about voluntary service around. Local community - young people and adults - of this rural area will be involved to the project for work, leisure and (inter)cultural activities.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

Bus station in Poltsamaa, pick up by the host

Remarques

Special requirementsVolunteers should be interested in rural life, be ready to participate in the discussions about rural development and to interact local young people. It will be appreciated if volunteers can tell about national voluntary practices and youth work for the benefit of the local development in their own countries. As the work can be quite physical sometimes, the volunteers should be in a good physical shape. Camp is organized by Estonian Luhteran Church Pilistvere congregation, so religious acceptance is appreciated. At the same time, this is NOT a religious camp by any mean. Participation feeWe ask participants to pay 50 Euro fee for the costs of general administration. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you cannot make bank transfer please contact your sending organization for solution.

Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-being
Allemagne Allemagne: OH-H03 Halberstadt "Conservation of historic mortars & surfaces" (OH-H03)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   27/08/2022

Commentaires de 38 bénévoles

Sujets

Rénovation
Culture

Frais

EUR 300 i Les frais sont à régler en deux fois:

EUR 150 à payer maintenant.
EUR 150 à payer après confirmation.

Remarque : les frais totaux peuvent varier en fonction des taux bancaires.
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 35
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
12
Encore de la place pour
5 Male + 7 Female
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Berlin (BER)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
Nearest train station is Hablerstadt Main Train Station

Travail

The European Heritage Training Course is the continuation of courses and projects following the theme of Jewish heritage in Halberstadt which had taken place in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. This engagement has been an important collaboration between European Heritage Volunteers and the Moses Mendelssohn Academy both to raise awareness about the importance of Jewish heritage in Halberstadt as well as to promote its documentation and conservation for posterity.

In this sense, the training course will be focusing on the protection of the remaining ruins of the Baroque synagogue which was destroyed in 1938/39, a task which had already begun with the training course that took place in 2021. During that previous European Heritage Training Course, the structures and damages of the remains of the former synagogue had been documented, thus laying the groundwork for the interventions that will take place in 2022.

The 2022 training course will focus on conservation and restoration interventions on the remaining wall of the former entrance hall. The participants will learn the complete process from the preparation of mortars, the manufacturing of the stone supplementary compounds and colour matching with pigments to the adjacent stone surfaces, up to mixing the glazes for retouching the various stone surfaces. Afterwards, they will develop a concept for securing the fragments of paintings on the walls and producing a sample pattern axis.

As a second activity, the participants will clear and clean the mikveh at Bakenstrasse 56. The work will require pumping out the basin to expose the bottom, and passing the mud through a sieve to ensure a thorough inspection of the residues for any potential finding of historical interest. Once the mikveh is cleared of debris, it will set it for a more wholesome interpretation of the mikveh as a historical relic from the Jewish life in Halberstadt.

In addition, during an earlier training course pieces of original plaster at a historic wall located in the garden of the former synagogue have been conserved. The participants of the 2022 training course will be tasked with continuing preventive protection measures by backfilling and filling the worn-out plaster pieces, and applying lime mortar to protect the flanks of the fragments, with the effect of stabilising them.

Finally, a research of the original colours in the passage in Bernd Lehmann Museum at Judenstrasse 26 will be undertaken to identify possible paint and colour layers present there.

The work will be coordinated by a certified restorer with a specialisation in the restoration of plaster, stucco and wall paintings.

In the frame of the educational part, various lectures and guided tours as well as an excursion will be organised so that the participants can gain comprehensive and detailed knowledge about the Jewish history and heritage in Germany and Europe. The visits will also contextualise the training course by providing an overview of the rich history and the high valuable heritage of Halberstadt in general.

Logement et nourriture

FINANCES
All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Travel costs to and from the camp place are not covered. Participants should organise their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore, participants should bring their own pocket money.

ACCOMMODATION
In most of Open Houses' camps the volunteers will live at the same places they also work on, what means that they live more or less on a building site. In most of the Heritage Volunteers Projects the accommodation is located in a certain distance to the working site. The accommodation is usually very simple; there are shared rooms with simple beds or mattresses at most of the places. Shower, toilet and kitchen are at the place, but sometimes not in the same building. The equipment is simple but fair. After work, when everybody wants to take a shower, there can be a limit of hot water.

FOOD
The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

Situation, loisirs

Situated at the foot of the Harz Mountains, Halberstadt is a town adorned by beautiful religious architecture and traditional timber constructions. It is also well known as being the seat of a historical Jewish community which became the epicentre for the development of Jewish Neo-Orthodoxy. These ideas enabled the preservation of Jewish laws and customs within communities that at the same time were keen to embrace modernity, secular society and the modern world.

Since at least the 13th century, a Jewish community has existed in Halberstadt. Around the year 1700 the famous royal resident of Poland and agent of the Saxon court, Berend Lehmann (1661 – 1730), established here a house of learning, the so called Klaussynagogue. The community grew in importance attracting learned scholars and those interested in learning from them. The Jewish community in Halberstadt became characterised by eruditeness and developed from the middle of the 19th century on into one of the centres of the Jewish Neo-Orthodoxy. Distinguished rabbis such as Eger, Auerbach, Hildesheimer and Hirsch are intrinsically connected with Halberstadt’s history, and transformed it into one of the most important Jewish communities in Middle Germany.

In 1712, a splendid Baroque synagogue, built by the Court Jew Berend Lehmann, was inaugurated. Hidden from view behind the buildings of the Bakenstrasse and Judenstrasse, the cupola of the synagogue surmounted the height of those buildings twice. The synagogue building was the first one in Germany built following a defined architectural concept. At the end of the 19th century, the entrepreneurial Hirsch family decided to invest in the modernisation of the building, extending it by erecting an entrance hall. During the “Night of Broken Glass” – the Progrom Night – on November, 9th, 1938, the synagogue was plundered, and all Tora scrolls were burnt in the street. On November, 18th the building inspection ordered the demolition of the synagogue, which was initiated the next day. The Jewish community of Halberstadt had to bear its costs. The remaining wall which still stands is the outer wall of the former entrance hall. Of the rest of the structure, only the foundations and the flouring have remained. Not a single object from the splendid interior is preserved.

The building complex enshrining the ruins also houses the Moses Mendelssohn Academy with the Berend Lehman Museum. In the vicinity, it can also be found the Klaussynagogue which was established around 1700. Following its traditional purpose, the house became in 1998 again a seat of study and science, a place of encounter and exchange for Judaic knowledge. The synagogue, enclosed by the houses of the Bakenstrasse and Judenstrasse, is now a place of remembrance, where a contemporary art installation stands as a reminder of the destroyed place of prayer.

The main entrance to the remains of the former synagogue leads through the gateway of the Jewish community’s former cantor’s house in Bakenstrasse 56, where a traditional mikveh has been uncovered on its basement. During renovation works on the house, the mikveh, which had previously been filled with rubble and coal, was discovered unexpectedly.

Translated from the Hebrew, mikveh means "accumulation of water". A mikveh, or Jewish ritual bath, is a basin with accumulated water which cannot be filled artificially, but rather has to be filled by a natural flow or by ground water since the Torah says it does not have cleansing properties otherwise. It was used to purify people or religious objects through a ritual bath before partaking in religious activities such as the Sabbath, before important festivities or to prepare people before or after yearly cycles. Nowadays, mikvehs are rarely used by men. It is now mostly a ritual reserved for women in Jewish Orthodoxy, who are required to use a mikveh before their wedding, for the birth of a child and after every menstruation.

Partenaire

Open Houses – rooms open for those who come along.

Open Houses – not empty buildings, but places with visible and invisible traces of history, places which have grown and decayed over the centuries, places which were shaped by those people who lived there long ago as well those who left only yesterday – places which will be shaped by those who live there or who come as a guest.

Open Houses – rooms which want to be filled with dreams and ideas, with meetings and exchange, by people of different backgrounds, different cultures, different generations and different ideas and visions.

The history of Open Houses Network dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people started to restore village churches in East Germany in voluntary work to protect them from decay. The engagement for these buildings united people who enjoyed the freedom these activities provided and who filled these rooms with life again in ways which by far exceed the craftsmen's work done – through exhibitions, concerts, making music together or just sitting by the camp fire.

Meanwhile, rooms free of political and ideological pressure are no longer urgently required; however, places have become rare where people can meet without commercial pressure, free of bureaucracy and institutionalism, free of nepotism and the exclusion which it produces. What should be easy – to go somewhere in order to meet people and to work together – has become difficult. The tightrope walk between, on the one hand, public activities in a monetary and functional sense, and the retreat into private life on the other, is very difficult, and it requires a lot of power and permanent efforts to tackle red tape and financial restrictions.

Free spaces are less and less understood as common property, and are permanently being cut back. The idea of public property seems to have gone out of fashion, and places of common responsible work have become rare.

Open Houses Network tries to create and protect such spaces. In this process, we do not want to be the doers, but be people who have a vision, who want to initiate something, but who also are aware of depending on the co-operation of others. We understand our projects and events as offers – as offers to create space for commitment, for changes, for meetings.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

All details about how to arrive to the meeting point will be provided in the infosheet.

Commentaires additionnels

For application, complete CV + letter of interest on the topic of the project are required prior to being selected for an online interview to define if the candidate will be accepted to join the project.

Remarques

For application, complete CV + letter of interest on the topic of the project are required prior to being selected for an online interview to define if the candidate will be accepted to join the project.

Islande Islande: SEEDS 056. Hiking trails & Forestry - West Iceland (SEEDS 056.)

Dates

14/08/2022   -   27/08/2022

Commentaires de 93 bénévoles

Sujets

Construction
Environnement
2
Place(s) à
disponible

Frais

EUR 450 i Les frais sont à régler en deux fois:

EUR 150 à payer maintenant.
EUR 300 à payer après confirmation.

Remarque : les frais totaux peuvent varier en fonction des taux bancaires.
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Détails sur le projet

Âge
18 - 99
Nombre maximum de bénévoles
8
Encore de la place pour
2
Langues parlées
Anglais
La nourriture végétarienne
Oui
Aéroport le plus proche
Reykjavik (KEF)
Gare routière/ferroviaire la plus proche
BSÍ Bus station

Travail

The main tasks will be to maintain hiking paths, build stairs, make and put up signs. Volunteers will also put up benches and tables in the forest. Other tasks will be to trim branches and beautify groves that are located near hiking paths. Well maintained paths enable people to visit these amazing areas without damaging the surroundings and in addition our volunteers’ work helps to improve safety for visitors.

No previous experience is necessary, but the work is demanding and requires a good physical condition. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned.

Weather is unpredictable and it can be cold and/or rainy, be prepared to experience all kinds of weather. We recommend bringing good walking shoes/boots, warm and/or waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats), as most of the tasks and activities take place outside.

Logement et nourriture

SEEDS volunteers will sleep in beds in a house belonging to the Icelandic Forest Service. The house is fully equipped. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Do not forget to bring some traditional/typical food, drinks, music and recipes from your country for the intercultural evening.

Situation, loisirs

The project will take place in the West of Iceland countryside; in a district called Borgarbyggð, in a unique natural environment with breathtaking landscape, between glaciers and lava fields. The place is like an oasis in the desert, as the weather there is often better than in the surroundings.
The area's landscape, nature and culture reflect this heritage and bring history to life. There are many possibilities for outdoor recreation in a true natural paradise. The area is home to the most powerful hot spring in Europe, Deildartunguhver. Among the natural wonders nearby are the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, where water pours out of a lava field over a length of 1 km.
Additionally, the Hallmundarhraun lava field is among the deepest and best known in Iceland. Langjökull (Long Glacier), the second largest glacier in Iceland, expands over 950 km² and its highest point is 1355 m.
In addition to natural wonders this area is also famous for being one of the first settled locations in Iceland and featured in some of the oldest Icelandic sagas.Historically, its natural warmth made the location an early settlement adding even more depth to its incredible saga and Viking tales that surround the place. The region can be regarded as the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas.

Partenaire

SEEDS volunteers will be working in a beautiful forest located in the countryside district of Borgarbyggð, West Iceland, doing nature-conservation and environment-oriented tasks. SEEDS has been cooperating with the Icelandic Forest Service and our groups of volunteers have been helping out for 15 years in different locations all around the country; with very good results for the participants, the projects and the Icelandic nature conservation and reforestation efforts.

Itinéraire vers le point de rendez-vous

Closest international Airport: Keflavík/Reykjavík (KEF). SEEDS offers the minibus option, a shared transport from Reykjavík to the camp and back. Apart from being cheaper and convenient, it allows participants to meet and have a relaxed trip, while stopping on the way for interesting sites. Meeting point at SEEDS’ office at 9:00 am on August 14. Return to Reykjavík in the late evening of August 27. The minibus to this camp will cost EUR 25 each way, about 20% cheaper than public transport.

Commentaires additionnels

Participation fee EUR 300 (Euros). The fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid in cash on arrival. The participation fee does not include the transportation from Reykjavík to the camp and back, which will cost EUR 25 (Euros) one way or EUR 50 (Euros) both ways. The project takes place outside and it can get cold and rainy. We recommend bringing warm and waterproof clothes (underlayers, overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats), good working and walking shoes.