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STREET CHILDREN MUSIC CAMP Country: Indonesia
Date: 2017-02-01 - 2017-02-14 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Work with kids, Educational
Code: IIWC1702 Languages: English, English Organization: INDONESIA INTERN. WORKCAMPS
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 6 Volunteers female count: 6 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 2 Volunteers count per country: 2
Location: SEMARANG Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description:
Partner description: The workcamp will take place in Bangun Harjo village, which is located in Semarang City. This village is very close with Johar Market, the biggest traditional market in Semarang. Most of the local people there live in low economic standard. The condition of houses area is dirty and due to (penurunan tanah) issue in Semarang it can be flooded by sea water in daily basis even thou it is not regularly. In this less advantage condition the children living in this area make money in the street even some of them do not go to school. In cooperation with one local NGO name ASA Rumah Pintar Bangjo which has one shelter for the street children around Johar market IIWC would like to support the NGO s activity through an international workcamp.
Work description: The main activities in Semarang Street Children Camp will deal with manual activities of teaching and playing with children such as making handicraft, necklace, or small something easy to get and possibly arts or music as well as collaborating with local people like sharing the culture. As a part of this project, school visit and university visit, we will visit some schools/university to campaign the street children project and cultural exchange. These activities really need strong motivation and physic. The detailed activities are broken down into the tentative schedule which will be sent together with welcoming email from the work camp leaders directly.
Accomodation and food description: The volunteers will stay in IIWC Volunteer house Semarang with shared toilet and bathroom, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking. IIWC volunteers house Semarang is located more or less 6 km away from the workcamp project site. The group of the volunteers will take public car together to reach the workcamp site almost every day.
Location and leisure description: Semarang City, Central Java Indonesia.
Requirements description: Participation fee of STV and VSTV Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader
Notes: target groups are the children. Be ready with lots of ideas and loves for children.
TEGALREJO INT. CAMP I Country: Indonesia
Date: 2017-02-06 - 2017-02-19 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Work with kids, Educational
Code: IIWC1703 Languages: English, English Organization: INDONESIA INTERN. WORKCAMPS
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 6 Volunteers female count: 6 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 2 Volunteers count per country: 2
Location: TEGALREJO SUB-VILLAGE Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description:
Partner description: Background: This project was Initiated since 2006 by cooperation with NOVIB IDO whichconcerned in the prevention of STI and HIV/AIDS in Tegalrejo and Sukosari the twoprostitution areas in Semarang uptown. After this pilot project, this project turns to focusmore on the education especially highlighting the mental side of the children in theprostitution. This is due to the lack of concern on this issue from all stakeholders inTegalrejo prostitution area while IIWC found out that there is big chance for IIWC to addressthe children issue.Project: Tegalrejo project at moment is the follow up of workcamps that regularly organizedbetween IIWC and NICE Japan by setting up a shelter. This shelter is used for children tolearn their school subject and to gain soft skills such as handicraft, dance, singing, etcassisted by volunteers. This year we start to set up international group to support thisproject and make it better in the future.Aims:1. To promote or introduce the shelter among the local youth or students nearby2. To motivate the children about the importance of education3. To organize activities for the children in prostitution area4. To exchange culture between participants, local people, and local students
Work description: Work: main work is running daily teaching activities in shelter (language classes, handicraft,arts, dance, etc) , promote shelter to be recognized by local youth ( youth club, highschools, or university) in order to get local volunteer that could help for daily teaching inshelter and activity with local people.
Accomodation and food description: Tegalrejo Shelter/Rumah Belajar IIWC (minimum standard Javanese renthouse); sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking
Location and leisure description: Tegalrejo sub-village, Jatijajar village, Semarang, Central Java Indonesia
Requirements description: Special remarks: be ready with many ideas for games and competition for children. Be openminded, and need to have lots love and cares to children , be ready as well that somechildren might be hyperactive.
Notes: Extra Fee: 165 euro
Heart to Heart Country: Philippines
Date: 2017-02-08 - 2017-02-20 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Cultural, Restoration, Social project
Code: GIED 17.02 Languages: English Organization: Global Initiative for Exchange and Development Inc. (GIED)
Min age: 18 Max age: 65 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 6 Volunteers female count: 6 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 4
Location: Sirao, Cebu City, 6000 Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 1 Vegetarian: 1 Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: The Cebu City Local Government through the Barangay Sirao Government will co-organize this project to promote local youth empowerment. Barangay Sirao local youth leaders will take the lead in the organization of the Heart to Heart Program to promote love of local village life as well as experience rich inter-cultural understanding with international volunteers. The project also aims to assist the renovation of barangay community facility as part of the youth’s contribution to social service related endeavors.
Work description: With the support and assistance of Cebu City Local Government, local community and volunteers will have activities such as: 1. Organization of youth camp 2. Assist in the renovation of community center like refurbishment, repainting and beautification 3. Interact with the local children and youth through art, sports and team building activities 4. Exchange of culture through music, games, food, language, etc.
Accomodation and food description: The private residence of one of the local Barangay Sirao Officials will be used for the accommodation of volunteers. Personal sleeping bag is needed. Filipino food will be prepared by a local cook and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to know about Filipino way of preparing and cooking food.
Location and leisure description: Barangay Sirao is located in the northern mountainous interior part of Cebu City. It is one of the remote barangays of Cebu City and rural life is very evident. Cebu City is the second biggest city in the Philippines that is rich in cultural heritage sites. Cebu City is known as “The Queen City of the South” having a very rich cultural heritage. It is the center of Catholic Religion that draws millions of Filipinos flocking the City during the month of January to celebrate the Feast of Senior Sto. Nino as well as the most awaited world renowned SINULOG Festival. During leisure time, volunteers can choose to visit various cultural heritage sites, eco-tourism adventure activities or head to the nearest pristine white sandy beaches around the island of Cebu.
Requirements description: -
Notes: Participants may bring their local food (Snacks/drink), educational supplies and art materials and used educational books if possible to be used and distributed to local children/youth during camp.
Fire Artist’s Festival Country: Estonia
Date: 2017-02-20 - 2017-02-27 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Festival
Code: EST 01 Languages: English Organization: ESTYES
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 100.00 EUR
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 8
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: SAULA : :
Is disabled volunteers: 0 : Family: 0
Description: Fire Artist’s Association was founded to raise awareness of Fire Arts, to offer everyone a chance to learn and perform with any kind or type of Fire Art and to show that it can be much more than a primitive street arts. Association also promotes good standards of Fire Safety for fire artists cooperating closely with local rescue department. One of the largest projects is organizing Fire Artist’s competitions, which started off as a small event for local artists but quickly became the international one. Now every year the International Fire Artist’s Competition takes place in Estonia. This event is organized by a small community called Fire Artist’s Association and right now there are just not enough people to get everything done for the event. And international volunteers are invited to help it out. This year for the first time the event will be held at a magical place called the Vikings Village (www.viikingitekyla.ee) at the same time with the yearly Vikings winter camp. This year the topic of the competition is “Brave Heart” and we expect only the bravest and strongest artists to make it to the event, which will be held outdoors in the Vikings Village arena after the Vikings tournament.
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Work description: The event area is quite big, and there is a lot of preparation work to be done. You will also be involved in preparing technical and visual side of the event and making sure the event goes smoothly. So expect anything from decorating the rooms and especially areas outdoors, carrying the necessary equipment to the area to meeting, welcoming guests, showing directions and so on. You have to be creative, quick on your feet, able to find solutions on the spot, be flexible. And you have to be prepared to work outdoors at Estonian winter conditions.
Accomodation and food description: Volunteers will live in the Vikings Village in a common shared room with good heating. Please bring a sleeping bag. Toilet and shower is available. Volunteers will have at least one meal per day provided by the village, other times you will prepare food by yourselves, for example on a camp fire outdoors. The ingredients will be provided by organizers. Please be prepared for low temperatures outside and being outdoors a lot.
Location and leisure description: Saula is a small village located 29 km to the south of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. More information about Vikings Village can be found on www.viikingitekyla.ee. And you can get a lot of information about Tallinn on www.tallinn.ee and www.visitestonia.com. Airport, bus or train station, harbor in Tallinn, special transport to Vikings Village. Volunteers are welcome to enjoy the beautiful area of the Vikings Village and forest around, to meet the Viking camp participants and artisans. During the camp there will be lectures about the history of Vikings and this region as a whole as well as hand crafting workshops. You will learn a lot about Fire and Fire safety and have a small Fire safety training as well. In the evenings expect cozy sitting around a camp fire. And there will be a good chance to try on famous Estonian sauna in winter conditions!
Requirements description: Please bring sleeping bag and your warmest clothes! It is not a must but desirable if you have some knowledge of fire safety, camping experience, good English. Please be prepared for low temperatures outside while staying outdoors a lot. Camp language is English.
Notes: Since EstYES neither its camp partner Fire Artist’s Association does not receive any financial support for this camp we have to charge participants an extra fee of 100 Euro. It has to be paid by volunteers upon arrival to the camp, and it is to cover accommodation, food and transportation costs.
MANGKANG CAMP 17-2 Country: Indonesia
Date: 2017-02-28 - 2017-03-13 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Environmental, Educational
Code: IIWC1704 Languages: English, English Organization: INDONESIA INTERN. WORKCAMPS
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 6 Volunteers female count: 6 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 2 Volunteers count per country: 2
Location: MANGUNHARJO VILLAGE Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description:
Partner description: ng the coastal side of North Java Sea in Mangkang. About 1,1 km costal line inMangkang area is now in danger due to the abrasion of the sea, cutting mangrove by localpeople and heavy force from the river flows. Before, many kinds of fish and shrimps areliving there, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quitedifficult to find the species anymore. Fisherman also needs to go further to the ocean to fishand it means much work they need to do to earn money. Mangkang is the project site forIIWCU?U?s World Tanabata Action of CCIVS UNESCO and Climate4Peace of SCI International.B. Project: Preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the abrasion because of no moremangrove and too strong waves from the ocean will be the main focus of the camp. Thisproject implemented by collaboration between IIWC Indonesia and local community namedBIOTA Foundation. http://biotafoundation.blogspot.com/.C. Aims: To initiate the project of protecting the sea shore by planting mangroves and, toincrease the awareness of the local people, the fisherman, and local students to protecttheir environment as well as their future.
Work description: Work: Planting mangrove and other trees in beach, environment education garbagemanagement discussion to local people and local children, some physical activity to supportgarbage management program in this are, school visits for environment education, greencampaign in city centre, and manage the mangrove fruits to be snacks or foods andpromote it. A testimony of previous volunteer from Lithuaniahttp://volunteersways.blogspot.ch/
Accomodation and food description: IIWC Volunteer house, sleeping bag is needed, self cooking, and selfmanagement.
Location and leisure description: Mangunharjo Village, Mangkang, Semarang Central Java Indonesia. Click here tosee the map.
Requirements description: Special remarks: Very hot and less hygiene condition of poor coastal area. Be ready withsun block and sun burnt. Bring some ideas for environment education (especially aboutmangrove and how to take care of it) and Olympic games for environment education forsmall children aged from 6-12 and adult.
Notes: Preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the abrasion because of no more mangrove and too strong waves from the ocean will be the main focus of the camp.
SEMARANG URBAN FARMING CAMP Country: Indonesia
Date: 2017-03-01 - 2017-03-14 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Environmental, Educational
Code: IIWC1705 Languages: English, English Organization: INDONESIA INTERN. WORKCAMPS
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 6 Volunteers female count: 6 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 2 Volunteers count per country: 2
Location: SEMARANG Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description:
Partner description: Semarang city is growing and becomes the 4th largest City in Indonesia. It has some slum area problem due the high of urbanization from sub urban city surround this city. GAMeS (Gerakan Ayo Menanam Sayur) ENG: Vegetable Planting Movement. Initiated a movement to optimize the usage of household waste and rising awareness toward society on environment protection in Semarang City. They face some problem o spread this spirit. For example lack of awareness on how important farming habit in urban live, and city live makes not so much time want to invest on participating the movement. But, for some couple years GAMeS engage cooperation with family empowerment program that most of the members are housewife in certain group. This group has the most possibility to join the movement.
Work description: Farming activities with urban communities, Verticultur tools making in GAMeS activity center, Life-in with local communities, Distributing 1000 vegetable seeds in city center during CFD (car free day/weekend), Edu-Farming program in some schools.
Accomodation and food description: Volunteers will live with host family with shared toilet and bathroom, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking
Location and leisure description: Borobudur Timur Street RT 04 RW 08 Kelurahan Kembangarum Kecamatan Semarang Barat Kota Semarang
Requirements description: Participation fee of STV and VSTV Projects should be paid upon arrival. It is usually after orientation session from IIWC staff or Camp Leader.
Notes: You will participate in some local communities routines meeting or activities. There are living also many children surrounding your campsite, please be prepare some educative games, laugh and smiles.
In Her Shoes Country: Philippines
Date: 2017-03-01 - 2017-03-13 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Study theme project, Cultural, Social project
Code: GIED 17.03 Languages: English Organization: Global Initiative for Exchange and Development Inc. (GIED)
Min age: 18 Max age: 65 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 10 Volunteers female count: 10 Volunteers total count: 20
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 4
Location: Talisay City, Cebu 6045 Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 1 Vegetarian: 1 Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: The Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) composed of the out-of-school youth will take the lead in the organization of the 2017 International Women’s Day in collaboration with the National Youth Commission, Talisay City Local Government and the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The 2017 International Women’s Day hopes to showcase the Philippines' youth and women development efforts through exhibition, events and activities. The participation of international volunteers would highlight the celebration as well as provide a venue for a rich inter-cultural understanding and camaraderie.
Work description: With the support and assistance of government and non-government institutions/organizations, local community and volunteers will have the activities such as: 1. Assist in the organization of the 2017 International women’s Day 2. Interact with the local youth through art, sports and team building activities 3. Exchange of culture through music, games, food, language, etc. 4. IWD advocacy through dialogues, exhibitions, art and festival activities
Accomodation and food description: The international participants will be accommodated at a local community facility in the project site with basic facilities. Personal sleeping bag is needed. Filipino food will be prepared by a local cook and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to know about Filipino way of preparing and cooking food.
Location and leisure description: Talisay City is a coastal city, the third largest city in the province of Cebu, the Philippines. With the population exceeding 200,000 people it is a large residential area and a center of commerce. It is an important tourist spot famous with beautiful beaches, marine and sea lights, a few parks and historic monuments, etc. During leisure time, volunteers can choose to visit various cultural heritage sites, eco tourism adventure activities or head to the nearest pristine white sandy beaches around the island of Cebu and swim with our whale sharks and or snorkel and dive to experience the rich natural marine resources.
Requirements description: -
Notes: Participants may bring their local food (Snacks/drink), educational supplies and art materials and used educational books if possible to be used and distributed to local children/youth during camp.
GEDONGSONGO CAMP Country: Indonesia
Date: 2017-03-09 - 2017-03-22 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Educational, Cultural
Code: IIWC1706 Languages: English, English Organization: INDONESIA INTERN. WORKCAMPS
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 6 Volunteers female count: 6 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 2 Volunteers count per country: 2
Location: CANDI VILLAGE, CENTRAL JAVA Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description:
Partner description: Background: Gedongsongo is one of national heritage situated in Central Java. There are 5temples in the areas and the temples and became an attractive place for holiday, especiallyfor regional tourist. This temple also surrounding by many intangible heritage such asdance, music, and festival that should support on the temple preservation matters. But stillthe environment awareness, socio economic background, sanitation and hygiene of thelocal people need to be improved. Most of the locals are earning money from thevegetables garden. The limitation of environmental friendly awareness from the local visitoras well as the sellers, this situation left many garbage in the temple area. The increasingnumber of visitor each year also contributed vandalism at the temple become one of the bigproblem on the heritage preservation issues.Project: Volunteers will do the follow up of activities; education and sharing knowledge ongarbage recycle (School Visit), Managing Garbage Dumping, Cleaning Temple,environmental education for children, and campaign about environmental issue.Aims: To increase the awareness of the local people about garbage problem (especially nonorganic garbage), to support tangible and intangible heritage preservation program,cultural exchange with local people and educate student/local people to take care theirenvironment.
Work description: Work: Mainly will work in changing behavior activities of the local people toward theirenvironment such as recycle garbage, introducing personal hygiene related to theenvironment condition, organizing additional English lesson and school visit, and playinggames with children. There will be also possibilities on physical work such as cleaning thetemple, planting trees, gardening, or making sign board/garbage bin.
Accomodation and food description: Host family, sleeping bag or and mattress needed, self cooking, and selfmanaging.
Location and leisure description: Candi Village, Gedongsongo, Bandungan, Semarang Recency, Central JavaIndonesia. The volunteers can see the breath taken view from the top of the hill inGedongsongo. The air is so fresh and the nature is still so pure for a relaxing day. Click hereto see the map.
Requirements description: Special remarks: please bring any necessary information about garbage recycle/upcycle. Bevery creative for additional English lesson, games and other activities for the children.Usually on February should be already entering rainy season. But, the weather becomesunpredictable now. So, do remember to bring sun block, rain coat and warm clothes toprevent very hot in the day time, rain during work and very cold at night.
Notes: Extra Fee: 165 euro
YMCA FAIRTHORNE MANOR Country: United Kingdom
Date: 2017-03-10 - 2017-11-03 Type: Long Term Work: Work with kids, Sport project
Code: CONCUKLTV01-17 Languages: English Organization: Concordia UK
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 30.00 EUR
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: Close to Southampton : :
Is disabled volunteers: 0 : Family: 0
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Partner description: After several successful years running our LTV project with the YMCA Fairthorne Manor, the YMCA would love to give the opportunity to 12 volunteers to do an 8 month project starting in March 2017 that will provide experience and training, working and running activities with children. YMCA Fairthorne Group is a fast growing charity. Their mission is to champion and add value to young lives by providing experiences that challenge, enable and develop the individual. Fairthorne Manor is an Outdoor Activity Centre and Campsite that delivers activities and events to over 30,000 children and families each year on both a residential and day basis. As an Activity Centre they offer a wide range of activities including High Ropes, Water Activities, Bushcraft and Team Building activities. Year round they offer children’s birthday parties, large community events, family open days, public camping, family camping weekends and corporate team building days, they also host community groups such as youth bands, churches and counselling groups. During the school terms they deliver a diverse outdoor education programme to school and community groups, whilst during the holidays they deliver a successful daycamp programme for children aged 4 to 16 years, catering for up to 600 children per day. Fairthorne Manor delivers services and programmes 7 days of the week throughout most of the year.
Work description: Based at Fairthorne Manor, you will be part of the Programme Team and provide a range of activities and services to support the centre and their community, including members, schools, families, Daycamps, Campers, Nurseries and local groups. You will be trained in a variety of roles to ensure great customer service and a memorable experience for everyone that visits us. You will play a leading role in preparing for and hosting the various groups that use us, preparing accommodation, serving meals, marshalling events and maintaining the activities and centre as a whole. During your time you will also be trained to lead a wide range of outdoor activities which could include High Ropes, Water Activities, Bushcraft and Team Building activities to children and adults of all ages and abilities. Responsibilities: As an International Volunteer your main responsibilities will be: • Being a welcoming and caring individual and an inspirational role model • Actively engaging all customers, providing encouragement and support • Working with and respecting others in a large and diverse team • Being responsible for customers’ welfare and pastoral needs during their stay • Lead in the delivery of the varying activities/events hosted & run by Fairthorne Manor, to include activity leading, site maintenance, housekeeping, catering, marshalling and other tasks to ensure a high quality experience for the customers • Be a role model of good practice and behavior to other Volunteers and staff and support them where necessary • Have a working knowledge of Fairthorne Manor’s operational policies. • Ensure the correct and safe use of appropriate equipment. • Act in the interests of your own safety & the safety of others at all times • To follow YMCA Fairthorne Group’s Safe Guarding, Child Protection and Safer Working practice policies at all times. Taking any concerns regarding health and/or wellbeing to your line manager or senior management • Anything else reasonably requested by the management of the organisation Volunteer Specification/Experience: • Current and relevant skills and experience working with children, youth and/or adults in a community/sport/education environment • A caring and welcoming personality, able to communicate well and engage with a wide range of people, including children, staff, parents and group leaders. • To be active and have a general level of fitness as much of the role has a physical nature. • A genuine enthusiasm for working with children/families and members of the public. • A genuine enthusiasm for the work of the organisation. • Willingness to learn new skills and undergo training. • As this post involves working with children and living on site, all applicants must be aged 18 years or older. Training: You will be offered full and comprehensive training in all elements of working at a busy Centre and running outdoor activities. During your time you will be trained in Customer service, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene, and a range of National Governing Body Qualifications, which may include British Canoe Union level 1 or ERCA. You will normally volunteer five days per week, and a regular week will be around 50 hours including evenings and weekends. During peak times and when linking with a residential group, this could be closer to 70 hours; although long hours, this is also seen as the most rewarding time as you really get to build relationships and get to know the children. Holiday: During your volunteering period you will receive two days off in 7 (sometimes non-consecutive) and in addition you will accrue 1 additional free day per month which can be scheduled with your line supervisor.
Accomodation and food description: All volunteers receive food and on-site accommodation at Fairthorne Manor for free. You will be allocated a basic room, which may be shared with up to 4 other volunteers/instructors. Three meals a day will be will be provided in the dining room. There are shared toilet and shower facilities and a washing machine. Please note, Fairthorne Manor is not a 5* hotel. It is more like a youth hostel with dormitory-style accommodation and basic facilities.
Location and leisure description: Location: Fairthorne Manor is located in a village called Curdridge which is near the city of Southampton on the south coast of England. It is about 15 minutes’ walk from Fairthorne Manor into the village where there are shops and pubs. The nearest train station is Botley from where it is about half an hour’s journey into Southampton. Travel to the project: Fly to London airports or Southampton airport, then get a train to Botley train station.
Requirements description: Volunteers need to provide a certificate of good conduct /police check from their home country, application form including motivational letter (for this form please ask us by info@jaunatnesmaidam.lv), and provide two references, including one from their most recent school/ college or employer.
Notes: Volunteers will be provided with £70 per week ‘pocket money’ and food and accommodation. The full information pack is available from the UK Volunteer programme co-ordinator. Closing date for applications is 27th January 2017 for visa applicants or 17th February 2017 for non-visa applicants. However, please apply as soon as possible to give you the best chance of confirming a space.
IBG01 Country: Germany
Date: 2017-03-18 - 2017-04-01 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Restoration
Code: IBG01 Languages: English Organization: Internationale Begegnung in Gemeinschaftsdiensten
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 10
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: Aach (RHINELAND-PALATINATE) : :
Is disabled volunteers: 0 : Family: 0
Description: Aach is a small village not far from Trier. For the first time they ask IBG for the help of international volunteers to improve the infrastructure of the village. The village is situated in a deep valley, the different houses climb the up the steep hills. The main task will be a footpath leading from the upper village to the bus stop in the village centre. In the morning school children use the path to reach the school bus. At the moment this path is closed as it is not safe anymore, so the pupils have to walk on the street.
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Work description: The footpath descends from the upper village to the village centre in the valley. The volunteers will renew this path which is a technical quite demanding task. The work includes paving, stone stair steps, handrails... You will be supervised by a local retired craftsman. Other renovation tasks in the village might be added. Please be aware that the work is physically demanding and the weather conditions can be quite challenging as well. Volunteers with some experience in renovation work are especially welcome.
Accomodation and food description: in a community centre in rooms call "family barn". Usually these rooms are offered to people in the village to celebrate big birthday parties or similar events, or to local initiatives for trainings. There is also a small kitchen and you can use the bathrooms of the sportshall which is in the same building.
Location and leisure description: Aach is a village with approx. 1.000 inhabitants not far from Trier in western Germany near the border to Luxemburg. It offers several pubs but no shops, friendly people and a beautiful landscape. You can go hiking, make barbecues, discover the nature, and have different activities together with locals (they are already very curiously waiting for you). The number of excursions will be very limited due to the poor local transport but for sure you will visit Trier, the oldest German city with many Roman sights (as Porta Nigra), a famous cathedral, many clubs and events... NEXT AIRPORT: LUX or HHN (alternatives: CGN or FRA) NEXT TRAIN STATION: Trier (bus to Aach at 16.30, 19.00 or 23.30 on March 18th) MEETING POINT: bus stop in Aach
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Experience English Country: Philippines
Date: 2017-03-22 - 2017-04-03 Type: Work: Language camps, Cultural, Social project
Code: GIED 17.04 Languages: English Organization: Global Initiative for Exchange and Development Inc. (GIED)
Min age: 15 Max age: 50 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 10 Volunteers female count: 10 Volunteers total count: 20
Volunteers teenagers count: 6 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 4
Location: Bais City 6206 Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 1 Vegetarian: 1 Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: The La Consolacion College (LCC) in partnership with the Bais City Local Government will co-host the English Language Camp. The project is inspired to promote learning English language in a fun and non-formal way as well as showcase the City’s to promote preservation of history and culture. Philippines is regarded as one of the English speaking countries in Asia. With a number of English language schools established in the country catered for mostly South Korean and Japan nationals, GIED see it fitting to introduce a language camp in a local community setting at the most practical way with the most friendly and hospitable Filipino people. LCC will take the lead in this project to promote the school’s social development effort through special English language sessions with the volunteers to hone their knowledge and skills in English language proficiency..
Work description: With the support and assistance of LCC and Bais City local government, community and international volunteers will have the chance to engage on the following activities: 1. Learn English language with the local community 2. Organization and participation of the festival 3. Exchange of culture through music, sports/games, food, language, etc 4. Interact with the local children and youth through art, sports and team building activities
Accomodation and food description: The volunteers will be accommodated at the dormitory facility of LCC in the project site with basic facilities. Personal sleeping bag is needed. Filipino food will be prepared by a local cook and International volunteers are encouraged to assist in the preparations to know about Filipino way of preparing and cooking food.
Location and leisure description: Bais City is one of the key cities of Negros Oriental province in the Negros Island Region. Bais is famous for its vast plantation of sugarcanes and home of the country’s biggest sugar manufacturing plant the Baiz Azucarera. It is also a famous place for dolphin watching having one of the rich and most beautiful marine natural parks in Negros Island. Negros Island is rich in natural sea and land natural resources. During leisure time, volunteers can choose to visit various cultural and heritage sites like Bais Azucarera and Silliman University in Dumaguete City the first Protestant American University in the Philippines. They are also famous for their unique and exciting eco-tourism adventure activities like mountain trekking, cave exploration, dolphin watching or heed to the famous Apo Island in Dauin with the most beautiful natural marine park.
Requirements description: 15 to below 18 participants are required to submit together with the other requirements a parental consent in order to guarantee participation.
Notes: Participants may bring their local food (Snacks/drink), educational supplies and art materials and used educational books if possible to be used and distributed to local children/youth during camp.
IBG02 Country: Germany
Date: 2017-04-01 - 2017-04-16 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Restoration, Construction
Code: IBG02 Languages: English Organization: Internationale Begegnung in Gemeinschaftsdiensten
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 14
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: Jugendsiedlung Hochland (BAVARIA) : :
Is disabled volunteers: 0 : Family: 0
Description: The Youth Educational Centre Hochland is an association that is located close to the village of Koenigsdorf. In 2017, it invites an international workcamp for the 1st time! The Centre aims to support young people in various ways: They offer trainings and seminars, and their large area includes not only seminar houses, but also a camping site and four log houses. The facility usually hosts school classes, holiday camps or families.
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Work description: The ground in front of the guest house needs to be re-done: You will help with creating a paved terrace, setting up a wooden separation (that divides the terrace and a near-by path), and planting the area in the end.
Accomodation and food description: You will be accommodated in one of the log cabins; it offers rooms for four people each, a well-equipped kitchen, sanitary facilities, and a community room of 36m². In front of the building, there is a lot of space to do sports or have a camp fire.
Location and leisure description: The Centre is located amidst nature; it belongs to the village Koenigsdorf, which is, however, about 4-5 km away. Although the area is rural, you will probably be able to do a trip to Munich (50km) and to the famous lake StarnbergerSee (30km distance). The place itself is great for hiking - it's the perfect project for nature lovers! NEXT AIRPORT: Munich (MUC) NEXT TRAIN STATION: Wolfratshausen
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