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Drapeau de JapanJapan: HIROSHIMA PEACE PROGRAM AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH
Date: 2019-07-25 To 2019-08-07
Project Code: JP-CIEEJ-CIEEJ1903
Project Type: Kids project,Culture project
Project Fees: 8000 EUR
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This is a joint project hosted by two organisations.[Kouchi IVP Committee Kouchi International Volunteer Project Committee is a volunteer group which provides opportunities for local children to communicate with people from foreign countries and expe .... Info

About the local hosting organizationThis is a joint project hosted by two organisations.[Kouchi IVP Committee Kouchi International Volunteer Project Committee is a volunteer group which provides opportunities for local children to communicate with people from foreign countries and experience cultural activities. This group takes over a project Riverside Festival in Kouchi town organized by other NPO. In summer of 2018, a heavy rain storm hit the town and they had serious damages that that need a few years to recover. A doctor and a nurse in Kouchi Clinic took care of children to cure their mental health after the natural disaster by providing a place to play for children. This year they newly established Kouchi IVP Committee and keep the project gs on.[KUSUNOKI Childcare CenterKUSUNOKI childcare center is an authorized childcare center by Hiroshima city. They hold up the children-centered policy which emphasizes play and dialogue, fostering the curiosity of children. CIEE Japan has partnership with them since 2008. Special opportunityThis year is 74th memorial year after the nuclear bombing were thrown in the city of Hiroshima in 1945. It is still recorded as first and remains the only time nuclear weapons were ever used in a war. On 6 August, the day of bombing, Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in Hiroshima and it has many visitors to memorialize the victims of the war and pray for peace.euroVolunteers will also attend the ceremony, which will be an opportunity to think of world peace.

About the volunteer work[WEEK 1 (25 July ( 31 July): Volunteers join cultural activities planned by Kouchi IVP Committee with children (mainly children of 6-12 years old).[WEEK 2 (31 July ( 7 August): Volunteers help childcare work at KUSUNOKI childcare center (have children, under 5 years old, take a shower and a nap, prepare snacks, read them a book, help summer festival, take children to the park) [6th August Participate and offer a silent prayer to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

Local accommodationVolunteer will stay at 2 different places[WEEK 1 Japanese style house (25 July - 30 July) Facilities: Bedding is provided (futon mattress), kitchen, toilet, bathroom with a bathtub, laundry machine, wi-fi. Volunteers take turns or work together to prepare meals using provided ingredients or budget for food.[WEEK 2 KUSUNOKI Childcare center (31 July ( 7 August)Facilities: Bedding is provided (futon mattress), kitchen, toilet, shower room, wi-fi. Laundromat nearby.Volunteers prepare for breakfast and dinner. Lunch is provided at childcare center.

About the project locationHiroshima city which has overcome and recovered from the tragedy of atomic bombing in WWa-U is now the biggest city in Chugoku-Shikoku Region. Plenty of tourist visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, that you will never forget what you see. Hiroshima also has other historical spots such as Hiroshima castle and Itsukushima Shrine at beautiful MIYAJIMA of Seto Island Sea.http://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=enghttp://visit-miyajima-japan.com/en/ If you would like to visit Osaka/Kyoto/Nara/Kobe area, plan your trip after the project, you will not be able to go sightseeing those tourist spots during workcamp. A volunteer needs at least 10,000 JPY in cash if she/he wants to go sightseeing on free-day.

Extra info about the project- Prepare for presentation on your home country and the situation of childcare in your country- Should bring: Sleeping bag, long sleeve shirts and long pants, cotton gloves, a hat or a cap, water bottle, sports shs, sunscreen, bath towels, facial towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, detergent for your laundry, anti-mosquito bites spray, medicine you need.- Please pay attention on what you wear in from of children. Clothes which are too tight, transparent, too short, showing your underwear or private body are NOT ALLOWED.

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Drapeau de TogoTogo: Chantier artistique (initiation aux activités artistiques)
Date: 2019-07-25 To 2019-08-14
Project Code: TG-FAGAD-FAGAD09-STV
Project Type: Culture project
Project Fees: 230 EUR
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Frères Agriculteurs et Artisans pour le Développement (FAGAD) est une organisation non gouvernementale créée en 1990 et régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901. FAGAD œuvre pour un développement local et des échanges culturels à travers le v .... Info

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Frères Agriculteurs et Artisans pour le Développement (FAGAD) est une organisation non gouvernementale créée en 1990 et régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901. FAGAD œuvre pour un développement local et des échanges culturels à travers le volontariat entre les pays du Nord et le Togo.

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L’objectif de ce chantier est d’initier et de renforcer les capacités des volontaires désireux de se faire former dans le domaine de l’art. En effet, ils travailleront ensemble avec des formateurs, artistes et autres volontaires locaux dans les différentes activités prévues. C’est aussi une opportunité pour aider ces femmes à avoir un esprit entrepreneuriat en le soutenant.

Activités à faire tout au long du chantier :
• Apprendre les techniques de poterie traditionnelle ;
• Recherche des matériaux (argile, bois, herbes et autres ) ;
• Piler et rendre utilisable l’argile ;
• Faire les marmites, jarres, assiettes et autres ;
• Fabriquer avec des enfants des petits objets de cadeaux à vendre ;
• Fabrication de colliers en perles traditionnelles et en terre cuite.
• D’autres artistes travaillant dans d’autres domaines peuvent être visités aussi
• Journée ou séjours dans le village des potières (cela dépendra du nombre des volontaires)

A la fin du chantier, tous les objets seront exposés et revendus aux désireux. Les fonds collectés serviront à supporter des projets des enfants du groupe de FAGAD, des projets environnementaux et d’assainissement.

La vie sur les différents camps chantier est organisée par les volontaires eux-mêmes avec à leur tête l’animateur qui doit amener le groupe à atteindre ses objectifs assignés. Il assure la cohésion du groupe et permet la bonne marche des activités. Mais n’est pas le magicien de la réussite. C’est l’affaire de tous. L’apport effectif de chaque volontaire selon sa capacité est nécessaire pour l’atteinte des objectifs fixés.
Les matinées sont habituellement consacrées aux travaux communautaires ou à la réalisation du projet relatif au camp chantier.
Les après-midi peuvent être libres et peuvent être mises à profit par les volontaires individuellement ou en groupe.

Local accommodation

Les volontaires sont logés dans des chambres en commun sur le lieu du chantier sur la plupart de nos chantiers.


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La nourriture est faite par les volontaires eux-mêmes et tout le monde est impliqué aux différentes tâches communautaires (cuisine, vaisselles, entretien des dortoirs et autres). Des groupes de trois ou quatre seront formés à cet effet dépendamment du nombre des volontaires.

About the project location

Kpélé-Adéta est une ville d’environ 15 000 habitants. Elle est le chef-lieu de la préfecture de Kpélé et abrite le siège de FAGAD. Elle est située sur le carrefour Kpalimé-Atakpamé, Notsè-Danyi. On y trouve la poste, un commissariat de police et un centre médico-social. L’hôpital le plus proche est l’hôpital baptiste américain, à 4km d’Adéta.

About the leisure activities possible

Des soirées d’échanges et débats sont organisés autour de divers thèmes et sur les enjeux mondiaux actuels tels que : le choc culturel, l’immigration, le réchauffement climatique, le genre et développement… Ces soirées sont animées par les volontaires et modérées par l’animateur du chantier.

- Sites touristiques à visiter : la cascade de Dzanipé avec de belles chutes, la cascade de Kpimé, les plateaux de Danyi (visite au monastère de Dzogbegan et la chapelle circulaire en bois), le mont Kloto (d’où on peut apercevoir le lac Volta au Ghana), le village Kuma Konda et le château Viale, le mont Agou (le plus haut sommet du Togo).
Possibilité de découvrir aussi le nord du Togo (les grandes villes comme Atakpamé, Sokodé et Kara, la faille d’Alédjo, les pays Tamberma, la cascade de Niamtougou…) et le Barrage de Nangbéto avec la mare aux hippopotames.
- Activités artistiques : apprendre les techniques du batik, sculpture
- Activités culturelles : percussion (Djembé) et danse autour du feu
- Journée en famille : journée d’immersion dans une famille africaine organisée autour des thèmes suivants : l’animisme, l’intronisation d’un chef, le mariage traditionnel, journée au champ.

Requirements

Les volontaires qui n’ont pas suivi le week-end de préparation doivent impérativement nous le signaler à leur arrivée. Cela permettra de prendre en compte les différents sujets au cours de la réunion d’orientation à l’arrivée.

About the meeting point

Nous assurons l’accueil des volontaires à l’aéroport international général Gnassingbé Eyadéma à Lomé.
Tout volontaire inscrit sur un de nos chantiers doit nous faire part, bien avant le début du chantier, des détails de son arrivée (le jour, l’heure et le n° du vol). Il trouvera à son arrivée un des agents de FAGAD chargé de l’accueil.

Extra info about the project

Les frais de participation, d’accueil et de transports vers les chantiers s’élèvent à 230 euros par volontaire et par chantier.
Les frais couvrent la restauration et l’hébergement sur le chantier. Il permet d’assurer la présence du chargé d’accueil à l’aéroport pour aider le volontaire et les frais concernant le transport de l’aéroport jusqu’au chantier. Par contre, les chantiers au nord sont majorés de 50 euros de plus à cause de la distance. FAGAD ne prendra pas en charge les retours. Chaque volontaire prendra en charge son retour. Une nuit avant et une nuit après les chantiers sont également pris en charge. Les volontaires dormiront au lieu réservé par FAGAD. Les frais de participation couvrent également certains frais administratifs de l’ONG FAGAD et l’achat de certains matériels pour les chantiers. Les frais seront payés en euro ou en franc CFA (monnaie locale)

Attention: il peut arriver que nous regroupions deux ou trois chantiers dont les périodes sont proches les unes des autres pour insuffisance de volontaires. L’idée est de permettre aux volontaires de pouvoir vivre l’expérience d’un camp chantier dans un groupe assez diversifié pour des échanges plus animés et intéressants. Seuls les lieux peuvent changer, mais nous ferons tout pour que chacun soit satisfait en ce qui concerne le thème choisi au préalable.

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Drapeau de ChinaChina: Unesco Project emple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
Date: 2019-07-25 To 2019-08-03
Project Code: CN-GCE-GCE-UNESCO-1
Project Type: Culture project,Unesco
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The project, organized for the seventh time at this site, aims to raise awareness about the preservation of Confucius’ birthplace and the importance of the Chinese traditional culture it symbolizes. The activities target in particular local resi .... Info

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The project, organized for the seventh time at this site, aims to raise awareness about the preservation of Confucius’ birthplace and the importance of the Chinese traditional culture it symbolizes. The activities target in particular local residents, national volunteers and the numerous tourists visiting the property.

About the volunteer work

The volunteers will carry out manual work at the site to improve its conditions, cutting the grass and trimming the tree branches around the inscribed monuments, and cleaning and painting some of the damaged parts. They will also survey and sensitize tourists about Confucius’ philosophy and the site's importance. Furthermore, volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and share with tourists traditional sculpture and rubbing arts skills.

Local accommodation

Live in standard hotel, double room, independent restroom and shower room.

Special info about the food

Food, three meals per day, round table style with 6-8 dishes.

About the project location

Qufu city

Requirements

1. Interest in World Heritage conservation.
2. Willing to do hands on work and practical works at site.
3. Good team work skill, easily communication with others.
4. Positive attitude in challenge working environment.
5. Age 18- 28 years-old.

Extra info about the project

There’s no participation fee and any cost for international volunteers, they will only responsible for their international airfare and transfer from the airport to the site. Our program will offer them food, accommodation, and transportation during the program. Traffic, bus transfer free of charge for volunteers.

English is priority one during the camp, Chinese will be good too.

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Drapeau de TurkeyTurkey: BUTTONED HOUSES
Date: 2019-07-25 To 2019-08-09
Project Code: TR-GEN-GHD-11
Project Type: Renovation project,Environemental project
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A unique construction technic of the area makes Akseki world famous. Long timbers among dry stones make the houses stronger. Villages around Akseki town are full of such houses.An old caravan road ties up the villages. Joining in this camp will make .... Info

About the local hosting organizationA unique construction technic of the area makes Akseki world famous. Long timbers among dry stones make the houses stronger. Villages around Akseki town are full of such houses.An old caravan road ties up the villages. Joining in this camp will make you feel living in the old times.As the altitude of the location is quite high you will also watch a clear sky almost every night.

About the volunteer workVolunteers will clear the scrub and bushes on paths. Waymarking, route-clearing, garbage-collection along the walking route.

Local accommodationA: In a school dormitory in the town. F: Will be supplied at the site.

About the project locationAkseki is a small and historical town on the Southwest of Turkey. The camp site is safe and secure.

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Drapeau de IndonesiaIndonesia: Heritage Soci Camp - Cheng Ho Festival
Date: 2019-07-25 To 2019-08-06
Project Code: ID-GREAT-GREAT-STV1913
Project Type: Festival project,Culture project
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Sampokong also known as Gedung Batu Temple, is the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. Originally established by the Chinese Muslim explorer Zheng He (also known as Sanbao) _ later is called as Cheng Ho. The temple is now shar .... Info

About the local hosting organizationSampokong also known as Gedung Batu Temple, is the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. Originally established by the Chinese Muslim explorer Zheng He (also known as Sanbao) _ later is called as Cheng Ho. The temple is now shared by Indonesians of multiple religious and ethinisties including Muslims and Buddhists, Chinese and Javanese. A full-scale restoration held in January 2002 by the Sam Poo Kong Foundation to prevent flood and other problems may occur. Restoration completed in August 2005, along with the 600 years Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho)’s arrival in Semarang celebration. More about Sampookong temple here Sam Po Kong Temple recently has developed their heritage conservation program that is also aimed to be educative and enjoyable for locals and visitors in Semarang. In the mast 3 years, Sam Po Kong foundation try to engagae more elemements of locals to participate in the festival. This has been significantly bringing more positive and peaceful energy in the diversity lives of Semarang people. 2019 will be the mark for the festival to bring even broaden participants/ supports from other countries through the international workcamp Heritage Soci Camp – Cheng Ho Festival in cooperation with GREAT.

About the volunteer work• Volunteers will learn about history of Sampokong temple and the legendary Cheng Ho from the founders of the temple. • Volunteer will participate in the manual preparation of festival to make the offerings and other materials with local community • Volunteer will participate in the festival as supports for the carnival groups • Volunteers who are interested in participating the practice of local dances and to perform dances are more than welcome to join this festival.

Local accommodationHouse of local people. Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. No bed. Need sleeping bag. Sharing bathroom. Self cooking by the volunteers. Volunteers will make common rules, daily cooking team, cleaning team and washing team and any additional needs together for their collective living group.

About the project locationSemarang, urban area. https://goo.gl/maps/UhjR3G7epLv

Requirements• Strong motivation and with social skill living with local host families. • Interested in heritage issues especially traditional culture, mix culture, arts, dances. • Agree to update the actiivities in their personal social media to promote peace and diversity.

Extra info about the projectWeather can be up to 40 degree Celsius with 80% humidity. Less hygiene condition.

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Drapeau de JapanJapan: Erabu 2 (Kagoshima)
Date: 2019-07-25 To 2019-08-08
Project Code: JP-NICE-NICE-19-0725A
Project Type: Agriculture project
Description:

"This workcamp has been organized with a group of farmers since 1995. The project has been held mostly in March, but stopped in 2011-17 due to the local circumstances and revived in 2018. Since the workcamp in 2018 was successful, they have decided t .... Info

About the local hosting organization"This workcamp has been organized with a group of farmers since 1995. The project has been held mostly in March, but stopped in 2011-17 due to the local circumstances and revived in 2018. Since the workcamp in 2018 was successful, they have decided to do twice in March and this one for 2019. The project started by the links with the President of NICE who had a farm stay here in his student days. The island has rich, beautiful sub tropical nature with corral leaf on the beach without being polluted by the tourism. As the location is isolated and very far from the cities, they can hardly get the paid workers to help their farm work, so vols. help it to protect their industry and life!"

About the volunteer workThe volunteers will be spilt into 3 farms (without change in the whole period) and mainly help to harvest the flowers, then do the selection. You don't need much power, but patience to keep the same work for a long time in 08:00-18:00 (sometimes, even longer) with some tea and lunch breaks. There will be pocket money to be used for meals (besides the lunch on the working days) and a part of the travel cost to the island.

Local accommodationLocal house with 3 sleeping rooms and one living room. Meals will be cooked by the volunteers themselves besides the lunch on the working days that will be provided by each farm.

About the project locationOkino erabu island. It originally belonged to Ryukyu kingdom of Okinawa islands which deeply effects the culture. It had been once occupied by the USA after the World War II, but returned back to Japan in 1953.

RequirementsVery good Japanese (no problem for the daily and work conversation). Respect to the culture and farm life and high motivation to work hard.

Extra info about the projectOther activities: Excursion on the island (limestone cave, etc.) on the free days (Jul. 31 and Aug. 07), welcome/ farewell parties, etc.

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Drapeau de IcelandIceland: THE VILLAGES OF THE EASTERN FJORDS
Date: 2019-07-25 To 2019-08-04
Project Code: IS-WF-WF132
Project Type: Environemental project,Group project,Manual project,Renovation project,Study theme
Project Fees: 450 EUR
Description:

Notre partenaire WF en Islande, qui a vu le jour en 2001, est une ONG sans but lucratif qui promeut des activités nature et pacifiques pour les personnes qui cherchent à devenir volontaires en Islande. WF envoie aussi à l’étranger des Island .... Info

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Notre partenaire WF en Islande, qui a vu le jour en 2001, est une ONG sans but lucratif qui promeut des activités nature et pacifiques pour les personnes qui cherchent à devenir volontaires en Islande. WF envoie aussi à l’étranger des Islandais qui souhaitent faire du volontariat. Les principales activités offertes par notre partenaire local sont des chantiers, des programmes d’échange et des séminaires. Ces activités s’adressent aux majeurs d’âge.


De nos jours, la tentative d’atteindre une paix au niveau international est devenue une possibilité tangible et le développement et le renforcement de liens de coopération et d’amitié à travers le contact avec des personnes de pays et de cultures différents ont prouvé leur efficacité dans la compréhension et l’unité entre les nations. Le but de notre partenaire est d’améliorer la compréhension interculturelle en offrant aux volontaires étrangers l’opportunité de prendre part à des activités nature et pacifiques.

Les projets permettent aux volontaires non seulement d’explorer les paysages et d’interagir avec la culture islandaise, mais aussi de participer à des activités avec d’autres volontaires et des habitants locaux dans un contexte peu familier et difficile. Le contact direct avec une nature préservée et des individus d’origines différentes offre aux participants l’opportunité d’en apprendre plus sur eux-mêmes, les volontaires, les autres cultures et la richesse naturelle et humaine de notre planète. Toutes ces choses permettent de créer des liens entre les sociétés à travers le monde.

About the volunteer work

Ce chantier comprend deux sortes de tâches : environnementales et de rénovation. Tu effectues des tâches environnementales dans différents villages de la municipalité de Fjarðabyggð, comme nettoyer le littoral, planter des arbres, démonter de vieilles clôtures ou encore retracer des chemins de randonnée. Tu collabores aussi avec les habitants afin d’embellir les villages après l’hiver. En plus de cela, tu rénoves, peins, nettoies et répares des choses présentes dans les maisons de l’organisation partenaire et dans la périphérie d’Eskifjördur. La maison principale d’Eskifjördur, ancienne école du village, a été construite il y a plus de cent ans. Ces dernières années, des centaines de volontaires venus des quatre coins du monde ont passé du temps dans cette maison. Située à côté du port, la deuxième maison d’Eskifjördur servait, auparavant, de poste de travail pour les pêcheurs. Cet hiver, elle a été récemment endommagée par des vents violents : une rénovation s’impose. L’objectif est de reconstruire la maison afin qu’elle puisse être utile à l’organisation Worldwide Friends.


Ce chantier te permet de passer un séjour incroyable en Islande aux côtés de volontaires issus d’autres pays et de vivre une expérience hors du commun où vous allez tous ensemble partager vos connaissances tout en développant leur créativité et en abordant problèmes environnementaux et apprentissage interculturel.


Les tâches effectuées dépendent également des conditions climatiques, ce qui explique pourquoi l’organisation WF est si flexible. Même s’il y fait souvent bon, attends-toi à une météo parfois peu clémente. Ce chantier est idéal pour ceux qui raffolent des activités en extérieur et des défis physiques. Tu participes aux activités 5 jours par semaine, et ce à raison d’environ 6 heures par jour.

Local accommodation

Tu loges dans le bâtiment communautaire d’Eskifjördur. Le lit est fourni, mais tu dois apporter ton sac de couchage ; une connexion internet est disponible.

Special info about the food

La nourriture est comprise durant toute la durée du chantier. Toutefois, chacun doit participer aux tâches comme la cuisine et le nettoyage. Comme il est toujours agréable de découvrir de nouvelles saveurs, tu es encouragé(e) à amener des recettes de chez toi.

About the project location

Parcourue de glaciers datant de l’ère glaciaire, la côte Est arbore de longs fjords étroits aux rives escarpées et aux pics dentelés qui contrastent avec les terres cultivables de l’arrière-pays. Les ports naturels, aux allures de villages de pêcheurs pittoresques et aux routes interminables, offrent une vue magnifique sur le paysage.


Fjardabyggd est une association de villages des fjords de l’Est de l’Islande. Elle comprend les villages d’Eskifjördur, Fáskrúdsfjördur, Mjóifjördur, Neskaupstadur, Reydarfjördur et Stödvarfjördur. Dans cette région, tu peux observer les caractéristiques qui font de l’Islande un endroit unique au monde : des fjords spectaculaires à la faune aquatique riche, une grande variété d’oiseaux et un nombre incalculable de chemins de randonnée, tous aussi stupéfiants les uns que les autres. Tu auras l’occasion d’explorer la région durant ton séjour.

About the leisure activities possible

Hveragerđi est réputé pour ses beaux paysages pour les randonnées, dont une rivière chauffée par des sources chaudes. Notre partenaire organise aussi des weekends d’excursion à prix raisonnable vers les plus belles régions et merveilles naturelles que l’Islande a à offrir. L’excursion t’emmène voir des phénomènes et paysages propres à l’Islande : lagunes, chutes d’eau, régions volcaniques et géothermiques, glaciers, geysers, champs de lave, sources chaudes, chaînes de montagnes en rhyolite, trous de vapeur et même icebergs.


L’Est de l’Islande est aussi parfait pour la randonnée. N’oublie pas de prendre de bonnes chaussures de marche.

En tant que volontaire, tu as accès aux piscines locales chauffées par géothermie. Coutumes islandaises, les piscines naturelles ont toujours joué un rôle social clé dans la culture du pays. La plupart des piscines permettent de nager à l’intérieur comme en plein air et disposent de jacuzzis et saunas ou hammams.


About the meeting point

Les vols internationaux arrivent à l’aéroport de Keflavík (KEF). WF propose une option minibus entre Reykjavík et l’Est de l’Islande pour un prix raisonnable (160 euros pour le voyage complet de 1 400 km). Le trajet vers le chantier passe par le sud du pays tandis que le trajet de retour passe par le nord et l’ouest vers Reykjavík si les conditions sont assez bonnes. Le voyage te permet de voir des phénomènes et paysages propres à l’Islande : lagunes, chutes d’eau, régions volcaniques et géothermiques, glaciers, geysers, champs de lave, sources chaudes, chaînes de montagnes en rhyolite, trous de vapeur et même icebergs.

Extra info about the project

L'anglais est la langue parlée sur ce chantier.

Pour les groupes, contacter [email protected] pour obtenir les informations adequates

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Drapeau de GREAT BRITAINGREAT BRITAIN: GREEN & AWAY TAKE DOWN
Date: 2019-07-26 To 2019-08-09
Project Code: GB-CONC-CONCUK06-19
Project Type: Festival project,Environemental project
Description:

Green & Away are a registered educational charity, that organise, build and run Europe's only tented, sustainable conference centre - a temporary eco-village, situated on a farm in the west of England. Each summer they bring a community of around 100 .... Info

About the local hosting organizationGreen & Away are a registered educational charity, that organise, build and run Europe's only tented, sustainable conference centre - a temporary eco-village, situated on a farm in the west of England. Each summer they bring a community of around 100 volunteers from across the world together to create the site, facilitate events, and take down this beautiful and unique project.

About the volunteer workVolunteers will be an integral part of the team helping to run some of the final events of the summer, before working on the take down of the Green & Away site. Work will include – de-constructing and packing away tents, marquees, yurts, domes and other structures; decommissioning compost toilets; maintaining and packing site infrastructure e.g. plumbing & electricity - solar energy; managing the transport & logistics of equipment; keeping our wood-powered showers hot; maintaining our organically grown kitchen garden; baking bread and cooking wholesome, vegetarian, organic, and locally sourced food in our kitchen; 'housekeeping' of the rental accommodation for our participants; cleaning the showers and compost toilets, foraging for plants and flowers; enjoying music and laughter in the Honking Goose, our fully licensed, volunteer-built bar. Volunteers work in teams within a group of approx. 35-50 people. When we host an event, up to 200 people can be on site. During the take down phase our working days usually start at 9am with a short meeting to discuss the tasks for the day, and finish around 5-6pm, with lunch and regular tea and cake breaks. During conferences the tasks have very different working hours. For example some people will be up early every day to light fires for the showers, the kitchen has 2 different shift times - whereas the bar workers usually finish late at night, so will start much later in the day too!

Local accommodationVolunteers live in tents on site, and toilet and shower facilities are provided. IT RAINS IN ENGLAND IN THE SUMMER – Be prepared! Volunteers MUST bring: Waterproof coat and trousers, strong boots, warm clothing, sleeping bag, camping mattress. We also ask volunteers to bring their own tent if possible. Extra blankets are available. Three healthy meals a day will be provided which will be mostly organic, vegetarian, and made using locally sourced produce where possible. Special dietary requirements can be provided for.

About the project locationThe site is based at New House Farm in the small village of Bransford. It is surrounded by stunning countryside, close to the Malvern Hills. Bransford is in the county of Worcestershire, in the west of England, approximately 35 miles/56 km from Birmingham.

RequirementsSPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must enjoy being outside, be motivated to work hard to create a beautiful and functional site, have an interest in community life, and a desire to learn about living in an environmentally sustainable way. A certificate of good conduct and a motivation letter is required. Volunteers must also speak a good level of English, all applicants will receive a Skype call to check their English level is high enough; the hosts need to check that you can understand health and safety instructions etc.

Extra info about the projectACCESSIBILITY: Volunteers need to have a good level of physical fitness and be confident walking on uneven ground outside. EXTRA FEE: £40 (GBP) - a small contribution to Concordia’s administration fees. If the volunteer needs a VISA to enter the UK, an additional £21 needs to be paid to Concordia to cover the cost of the VISA sponsorship certificate.

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Drapeau de ChinaChina: Fujian Tulou - World Heritage Preservation and Revitalization
Date: 2019-07-26 To 2019-08-06
Project Code: CN-DWC-DWC-02-19
Project Type: Culture project
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Zinong, a sharing platform of natural and cultural living, enables participants to experience the culture, food and handicraft in different regions. Their main destinations are rural villages. Through deep excavation of village’s culture, history, .... Info

About the local hosting organizationZinong, a sharing platform of natural and cultural living, enables participants to experience the culture, food and handicraft in different regions. Their main destinations are rural villages. Through deep excavation of village’s culture, history, handicraft and nature elements, Zinong combines education with tourism to develop various in-depth experiential learning programmes. Zinong’s vision: - Guide the city to know the village again; Help the villagers build the village together Zinong’s mission: - Discover, share, and build together the beautiful village together Zinong was awarded the First Prize in the Social Enterprise Venture Capital Competition organized by the British Embassy in 2015. In September 2016, Zinong has received the social enterprise certification in the 5th China Charity Fair organized by the Ministry of Civil Affairs in China, and has become the only organization in Fujian to be recognized as the “Good Social Enterprise in China” for their contribution to the poverty alleviation and development in rural areas. At the same time, Zinong’s projects have also been reported multiple times by the media including China Central Television (CCTV) and Fujian Daily. Their works are also highly valued by the government in Fujian Province.

About the volunteer work-Learn about Tulou (how they are constructed, their history, the local situation and challenges, etc.) -Marketing/promotional activities such as creating tools to promote/share/raise awareness about Tulous -Share the World/Cultural Heritage of your country with the local people -Interact with local villagers through cultural activities -Participate in discussion on changemaking stories or ideas on world heritage preservation, conservation, and sustainable building structures whether they are from your country or from others

Local accommodationWorkcampers will be staying in an old village school dormitory with simple beddings. Workcampers who are not used to hard mattresses may bring their own sleeping bag. A cooking and cleaning schedule will be arranged at the beginning of the workcamp, and workcampers will take turns with cooking and cleaning chores. There will be a day where volunteers may cook and share their own country’s food.

About the project locationLongyan is seated in western Fujian Province. General terrain of Longyan descends from east and north to west and south. Mountains and hills zigzag northeast-southwest parallelly, occupying nearly eighty percent of the city's land area. This city belongs to the subtropical zone, enjoying an oceanic monsoon climate. Its weather is moderate all the year round. Without chilly winter and torrid summer, the annual average temperature falls between 18°C and 20°C. Special Local Products include Chanting dried bean curd, Liancheng dried sweet potato, Zhangping dried bamboo shoot, Xinluo rice noodle and peanut, Wanying tea, Xuan paper (Chinese calligraphic paper), Shuixian Cha Bing (cake-shaped compressed tea), Yongding persimmon.

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Drapeau de PortugalPortugal: TRAVELMATE
Date: 2019-07-26 To 2019-08-06
Project Code: PT-IPDJ-PT-IPJ 10.8
Project Type: Agriculture project,Environemental project,Manual project
Description:

Le projet Travelmate de l’association INOVTERRA se déroule dans le jardin monastique du monastère de São João de Tarouca et sur le circuit de Douro Cister. Avec ce projet, les jeunes auront l’occasion de vivre une nouvelle expérience, de .... Info

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Le projet Travelmate de l’association INOVTERRA se déroule dans le jardin monastique du monastère de São João de Tarouca et sur le circuit de Douro Cister. Avec ce projet, les jeunes auront l’occasion de vivre une nouvelle expérience, de découvrir de nouvelles voies de développement et une nouvelle culture. Ils pourront voir de manière concrète la vie des agriculteurs, tout en découvrant l’histoire du Portugal.

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Les volontaires participeront aux activités suivantes :
- Promotion du développement local à travers l’agriculture et le commerce biologiques et durables ;
- Formation en agriculture et ateliers de plantation ;
- Promotion du circuit à l’international ;
- Nettoyage et entretien du circuit et des panneaux.
L’association souhaite établir une atmosphère de partage et d’esprit d’équipe en organisant des spectacles, des formations et des activités culturelles et ludiques axées sur le social et l’échange. L’association a pour but de :
- Présenter le projet du jardin monastique et le circuit Douro Cister ;
- Promouvoir et sensibiliser à l’agriculture biologique et durable ;
- Promouvoir le patrimoine historique (entretien du jardin et respect des zones environnantes) ;
- Accompagner l’échange interculturel.

Local accommodation

Les volontaires seront logés dans des conditions simples (électricité, eau chaude, douche, toilettes, cuisine et chambre équipée de lits superposés).

Special info about the food

Les volontaires auront droit à trois repas par jour (matin, midi, soir) qui seront préparés par les volontaires eux-mêmes, à tour de rôle.

About the project location

Le projet se déroule à São João de Tarouca.

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Drapeau de United StatesUnited States: Bringing the World to Newport
Date: 2019-07-26 To 2019-08-10
Project Code: US-VFP-VFP-STV02-19
Project Type: Kids project,Manual project
Description:

The NEWPORT Workcamp Collaborative hosts this project jointly with several community nonprofit organizations including the Newport Opera House Association (Fiscal Sponsor), the Newport School District (Housing), the Newport Recreation Department, New .... Info

About the local hosting organizationThe NEWPORT Workcamp Collaborative hosts this project jointly with several community nonprofit organizations including the Newport Opera House Association (Fiscal Sponsor), the Newport School District (Housing), the Newport Recreation Department, Newport Historical Society, Richards Free Library and Library Arts Center.

About the volunteer workYou will live in a beautiful rural area of woods and lakes. Work will consist of rotating through camps with children and several non-profit organizations where you will be helping with facility maintenance, like painting a studio for the local Arts Center, plus meeting with community organizations like Rotary International (bring a flag to swap if you know a Rotarian in your country). Your flexibility will be much appreciated and you will meet many different elements of our community. Volunteers must speak English. Must enjoy working with children and youth and be able to maintain appropriate adult-student boundaries.

Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in the local high school. Beds and linens provided. Because the accommodations are at a school there can be no tobacco or alcohol on site, even if you are of legal age

About the project locationAddress: PO Box 351 20 Main St Newport, NH 03733 Location: The organizers are experienced workcamp hosts in rural western New Hampshire, town population 6000. Leisure: There will be several opportunities to experience the beauty of New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains plus one all-day field trip with the students. In addition Volunteers will meet with the local, Rotary Club and other elements of the Newport community. Newport is a small community without clubs or a nightlife so plan to spend evenings with your international group and various community hosts.

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Drapeau de JapanJapan: MEISEI SUMMER SCHOOL PROJECT
Date: 2019-07-27 To 2019-08-11
Project Code: JP-CIEEJ-CIEEJ1911
Project Type: Language camp
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Meisei University’s Summer School Project offers free English lessons to elementary and junior high school students (aged from 6 to 15) in the local community. Meisei University students who are majoring in teaching license course run this project. .... Info

About the local hosting organizationMeisei University’s Summer School Project offers free English lessons to elementary and junior high school students (aged from 6 to 15) in the local community. Meisei University students who are majoring in teaching license course run this project. Based on the theoretical assumption, students try to put a priority on activity-based teaching rather than the traditional cramming style teaching. A philosophy is that English teaching and learning are purely fun and their goal is to develop communication skill in English. CIEE Japan has started this IVS since 2005 and it has always been the most popular program which all positions become full soon after the application starts. We carefully select candidates according to their motivations and experiences. Meisei Summer School Project https://kenkyu.hino.meisei-u.ac.jp/meiseisummerschoolproject/

About the volunteer work- Teaching English to elementary school and jr high school students in Hino city. Each volunteer is assigned to a class (between 6 to 15 years old) as a teacher assistant. Working with Meisei University students, international volunteers prepare lessons and teaching materials - Helping open house of Meisei University.

Local accommodationVolunteers stay at a shared house (Social Residence Akishima). It takes 1 hour from the university using a public transportation. The fare to commute to university is paid by the university. Facilities: Bedding is provided, kitchen, toilet, laundry machine, wi-fi. Volunteers cooperate to prepare for breakfast and dinner. Take lunch at a cafeteria of the university.

About the project locationHino city is located in the western part of Tokyo. It will take less than one hour to get to the central Tokyo. Meisei University is surrounded with woods in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere making you feel like taking a deep breath. You can hear cicadas singing in summer. In addition to the great nature, Hino has shrines and temples. You can enjoy there too. Volunteers are recommended to prepare at least 5,000 JPY for leisure. An average allowance a volunteer prepares on their own are about 30,000 JPY because everything is expensive in Tokyo.

Requirements- Active attitude to interaction with children. - Interests and understanding of Japanese culture and social manner. - Must submit a motivation letter or description of motivation in the application form. Please include your self-introduction, interests on the project, experience, motivation in English or Japanese (if possible). - Submit a confirmation slip (Travel information) online after your application is accepted by CIEE Japan.

Extra info about the project-Smoking and drinking are NOT ALLOWED during the workcamp. Even if you are old enough, smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited in the facility of university. -Prepare a presentation of your home country to introduce your home country and meal. -Should bring: Sports shoes, indoor shoes, swim wear, beach sandals, a hat or a cap, medicine you need. - Please pay attention on what you wear when you work as a volunteer. Short skirt, shirt pants, sleeveless shirt, and other clothes which are too tight, transparent, too short, showing your underwear or private body are NOT ALLOWED.

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Drapeau de UgandaUganda: Unesco Project Obuwangwa Bwafe Munfuna Project
Date: 2019-07-27 To 2019-08-15
Project Code: UG-FAF-FAF-UNESCO-1
Project Type: Animal project,Environemental project,Unesco
Project Fees: 135 EUR
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The project aims to initiate community actions that preserve natural heritage with a focus on animal protection and afforestation, as well as to raise awareness of the indigenous Batwa community in Kasese district, and create synergies between Bat .... Info

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The project aims to initiate community actions that preserve natural heritage with a focus on animal protection and afforestation, as well as to raise awareness of the indigenous Batwa community in Kasese district, and create synergies between Batwa’s culture and other communities in Uganda.

About the volunteer work

The volunteers will learn more about the site and its development through guided tours and interaction with local communities who will share insight and social entrepreneurship experiences. They will also participate in training that focus on various themes, such as social entrepreneurship and communication skills with a special look at social media. Volunteers will be involved in other hands-on activities on the site’s conservation, including tree planting, rehabilitating injured animals, cleaning up and reconstruction, documenting gorillas, etc.

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About the project location

Forêt impénétrable de Bwindi

About the meeting point

Kampala

Extra info about the project

Transport from the capital city to the campsite will be provided and specified time of departure and return as well. We can also help the volunteers on airport pickups if they book in time but accommodation in Kampala will be at their cost, we can help them arrange it tho. wE will be cooking food at the camp for the 10 days so no need to spend on that, it’s covered. Tents will be provided but not sleeping bags.

Note: We shall be at the Bwindi site, and not head to the higher side of the mountain. Here is link of the previous camp.

 

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Drapeau de ItalyItaly: MADONIE ADVENTURE PARK I
Date: 2019-07-27 To 2019-08-06
Project Code: IT-IG-IG 19-07
Project Type: Manual project,Renovation project
Description:

Le parc aventure des Madonies propose des activités sportives récréatives dans le cadre du parc naturel régional des Madonies.
Premier parc du genre en Sicile, il a permis de renforcer la valeur naturelle du site en y apportant un nouveau .... Info

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Le parc aventure des Madonies propose des activités sportives récréatives dans le cadre du parc naturel régional des Madonies.
Premier parc du genre en Sicile, il a permis de renforcer la valeur naturelle du site en y apportant un nouveau concept et une nouvelle façon d’en profiter : des activités en plein air et des promenades en forêt.
Le parc propose des activités à la journée ou des séjours de 2 ou 3 jours avec la possibilité de dormir sur place. Il organise aussi des camps d’été pour des personnes de tout âge.
Pour en savoir plus : https://www.parcoavventuramadonie.it/

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Les tâches des volontaires seront principalement liées à la gestion du parc comme l’entretien, le nettoyage et la création d’activités divertissantes en anglais pour les jeunes.
Avant le début du chantier, les volontaires assisteront à une introduction pendant laquelle le territoire leur sera aussi présenté.
De plus, les volontaires pourront se joindre aux animateurs du camp d’été au cours duquel ces sujets seront également abordés.

Local accommodation

Les volontaires seront logés à proximité du parc, dans le village de Petralia Sottana, dans un dortoir.
Les volontaires doivent emporter leur propre sac de couchage. Un membre de l’équipe du parc les accompagnera pour les trajets.
Le village est situé à 1000 mètres d’altitude, des températures fraîches peuvent donc être ressenties, même en été.


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Les volontaires cuisineront sur un feu de camp.

About the leisure activities possible

Pendant leur temps libre, les volontaires peuvent faire de la randonnée ou visiter les villes voisines. Il faut absolument visiter Palerme. 
Il n’y a pas beaucoup de bus mais il est possible de faire appel à des services de transport privé à un prix raisonnable. 

Requirements

Les volontaires doivent apprécier la vie en pleine nature, interagir avec des enfants et des jeunes, faire de la randonnée.

Extra info about the project

Les grandes villes sont difficilement accessibles, les volontaires doivent donc s’attendre à passer une grande partie de leur temps libre dans les environs du parc.

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Drapeau de MexicoMexico: Summer camp Kuxul Lum 2
Date: 2019-07-27 To 2019-08-08
Project Code: MX-NAT-NAT-WC19-03
Project Type: Social project,Kids project
Description:

Like every year, Nataté International Volunteering calls everyone interested to participate in our summer camp aimed at children from a Tzotzil - Tzeltal community, which takes place within the center "Kuxul Lum" (a phrase that in the indigenous lan .... Info

About the local hosting organizationLike every year, Nataté International Volunteering calls everyone interested to participate in our summer camp aimed at children from a Tzotzil - Tzeltal community, which takes place within the center "Kuxul Lum" (a phrase that in the indigenous language Tseltal means living land), a self-sustaining community project of bio construction and permaculture development, which Nataté works throughout the year. Summer Camp offers a social twist to establish an educational and recreational dynamic, as most of the children do not have access to formal education, because in many cases they help their families with small commercial or domestic activities. The main objective of this camp is to give these children a chance to learn and have fun in a multicultural environment.

About the volunteer workVolunteers will work between 5 and 6 hours a day. Throughout the two weeks they can be involved in inviting the children to participate in the camp, making it more attractive for them and parents to attend. According to the number and ages of the participants, groups can be organized to better facilitate activities. Some of them may be related to the theme of the camp with artistic activities (workshops to make masks, painting, macramé, music); recycling; games (in teams, recreation, brain teasers); skills (construction, coordination), as well as teaching other languages (words, songs, games). The final program of activities will be defined by the volunteer group prior to the start of the camp. Project coordinators together with the volunteers, will create a structure for your daily project. Everyone is expected to participate in making group decisions and to assume some responsibilities.

Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in a space destined by the center Kuxul Lum. They will have access to all the basic services, including hot water. There is no Internet service but you can bring personal electronic devices. In some nearby places there is cell phone service, cash machines and supermarkets. Each volunteer will participate in cleaning in cleaning common areas. The project includes three standard quantity meals per day (300 grams per portion), any additional food must be paid for by the volunteer. Any dietary restrictions should be informed before the start of the camp.

About the project locationThe camp takes place in the community of San José Ocotal in the city of Teopisca, 40 minutes from the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, with an altitude of 1,780 meters above sea level. In Teopisca you can find supermarkets, pharmacies, health clinics, restaurants as well as tourist attractions. Within the community of San José Ocotal, there is a presence of indigenous Tzotzil and Tzeltal peoples, and we ask much respect for their customs.

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