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E.g., 2016-09-30
HELPING, ASSISTING, SUPPORTING - EDEWECHT Country: Germany
Date: 2016-10-01 - 2016-10-15 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Work with kids
Code: IJGD 16229 Languages: English, English Organization: IJGD
Min age: 18 Max age: 26 Extra fee: 0.00 EUR
Volunteers male count: 8 Volunteers female count: 8 Volunteers total count: 16
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 3 Volunteers count per country: 3
Location: EDEWECHT Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Work description: If you re interested in giving children an unforgettable experience in a holiday camp during their autumn holidays, and can imagine yourself working with refugees, then this project in the Edewecht community is exactly right for you During the holiday camp, your group will paint, play, sing (and more) with children from 6 years old. Alongside this, you can work with refugees by repairing bicycles and making them fit for the road again, painting the rooms of your accommodation and making them more cosy, playing board games and cooking together etc.
Accomodation and food description: You ll be staying in a school in Edewecht (on camp beds). You ll cook your own meals together.
Location and leisure description: Edewecht is a small town in the rural area of Ammerland. You can explore the local surroundings by bike using the excellent cycle paths around. The university town of Oldenburg is 20km away and easily reachable with public transport. At the weekends you could organise a trip to Bremen, Hamburg, or to the Nordsee lake.
Requirements description: You must be able to ride a bike.
Notes: For this project, you should be interested in manual work and enjoy working with children. More information at www.edewecht.de; www.ammerland.de; www.oldenburg.de
AUTUMN CAMP Country: Switzerland
Date: 2016-10-02 - 2016-10-22 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Work with kids, Manual work
Code: WS16CU03 Languages: English, French Organization: Workcamp Switzerland
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 2 Volunteers female count: 2 Volunteers total count: 4
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 1
Location: CUDREFIN Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description:
Partner description: The goal of the group fRilingue is to offer teenagers (age: 10 -18 years) language camps. The aim of fRilingue is the combination of language courses (French and English) in the morning with free time activities such as sport, music, dance, theatre and cinema in the afternoons. The youngsters will learn outside or in tents if the weather is bad.During the Workcamp you have also the time for trips or workshops in the afternoon and discovering the region on the weekends.
Work description: The main work of the volunteers will be the preparation of the daily meals (breakfasts, lunches, dinners). Together with a cook they organise the menu schedule, do the shopping and wash the dishes afterwards. Volunteers will also do housekeeping and cleaning rooms, showers and toilets. It would be helpful if volunteers know how to prepare a meal for a bigger group.
Accomodation and food description: In the summer camps Volunteers will sleep in tents or dormitories. During autumn and spring camps, Volunteers will sleep in dormitories. It is very simple, but there is a kitchen, toilets and showers.
Location and leisure description: The village Cudrefin is a getaway and holiday resort on the boarder of the lake of Neuchatel.There is an infrastructure for tourists with holiday houses, camping ground, a swimming beach and two big sailing harbours.Volunteers will get to know the magic region of Cudrefin. Twice a week, they will accompanythe adolescents on an afternoon journey to the close by region. On the weekends longer excursions are planned. The evenings will involve social events where the volunteers can participate and enjoy.
Requirements description: Volunteers should have interest in leading a group of young people. We are looking for mature persons. The group fRilingue is looking for people who like sport and creative activities and who like to support youngsters in their own talents. Volunteers should be able to prepare a meal. The international Workcamps consist of small groups of four Volunteers, additionally they will work together with Swiss Volunteers from fRilingue. If you are interested to be a part of this workcamp please send a short motivation letter.
Notes: 3 weeks
Tibetan & Local Culture Country: India
Date: 2016-10-03 - 2016-10-16 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Cultural, Work with kids, Restoration
Code: RC-31/16 Languages: English Organization: Ruchi
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 5 Volunteers female count: 5 Volunteers total count: 10
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 2
Location: Dharamshala - McLeodganj Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 1 Vegetarian: 1 Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: Local Partner
Work description: This camp will provide an exposure to local as well as Tibetan culture. The volunteers will come to know of the history of Tibet and how the Tibetans fled Tibet to live in exile at this place. Inter-cultural learning will broaden horizons of volunteers on issues concerning environment and livelihood. Volunteers will also work on facelift of local school, create learning opportunities for children and teach children.
Accomodation and food description: Volunteers will live in guest house with simple conditions and share accommodation with other volunteers. All meals will be cooked and served in guest house. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Self-management is required. Sleeping bag is required, especially, if you are looking or interested in trekking.
Location and leisure description: Dharamshala, is a small but internationally well known town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is 70 km north of Pathankot city and 15kms from Kangra town. Dharamshala offers a number of treks to tourists and a good majestic view of great Dhauladhar range of mountains. Dharamshala is a district head quarter for Kangra district and also happens to be the Secretariat of Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama. Dharamshala offers tourists culture of Tibet and a different experience. Like any other hilly area, the houses in the area are scattered. The economy of the Tibetans is on tourism whereas that of local villagers is purely dependent on agriculture. Project will be held in sub-urban area of Mcleodganj. The volunteers will have opportunity to visit the seat of spiritual leader, the Dalia Lama and other historical Hindu temples. Opportunities will be there for short and long treks in the mountains after the camp. During weekend visit to Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab can also be arranged.
Requirements description: Open to all without any specialised skills
Notes: This is a touristic area with predodminance of Tibetan culture.
Rural Utopia Country:
Date: 2016-10-03 - 2016-10-24 Type: Short term/workcamp Work:
Code: SJ/TRI83 Languages: Organization: Solidarites Jeunesses
Min age: 1 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 15
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: - Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Mozambique - AJOV Mozambique Country: Mozambique
Date: 2016-10-03 - 2016-10-17 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Environmental
Code: MZ-AJOV-15-6 Languages: English Organization: AJOV
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 250.00 EUR
Volunteers male count: 0 Volunteers female count: 0 Volunteers total count: 20
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: PONTA DE OURO, MAPUTO Province : :
Is disabled volunteers: 0 : Family: 0
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Work description: The volunteers will be carrying out various environmental tasks at ponta de ouro as well as take part in the community organized activities.
Accomodation and food description: Classroom or Tents, no Shower, Self-Catering.
Location and leisure description: Ponta de Ouro beach, at the southern most point of the country, 117 Km from Maputo can be reached traveling overland by jeep, or by road from South Africa.
Requirements description: Language: Portuguese and English are the Camp Languages. Extra info: The work camp participation fee is strictly € 250 and this covers simple accommodation, food and project expenses during the camp. Please note that this does not include travel expenses to and from the camp, so participants are asked to reserve a small amount of money for transport to the camp and vice-verse. We advise all volunteers to ask for advice from us when they are planning to book their ticket to Mozambique. Extra info: Weekends are meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by itself. It has now become a custom in all our work camps to have cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture. Contact Person: Geraldo Chilundo and Arone Soiane: +258 82 3597206, email: eltimim@yahoo.com.br or ajovmoz@yahoo.com.br and www.facebook/ajov.moçambique
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MUSABA OCTOBER Country: Italy
Date: 2016-10-05 - 2016-10-19 Type: Other Work: Art type, Manual work
Code: LUNAR SP03 Languages: English Organization: Lunaria
Min age: 21 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 2 Volunteers female count: 2 Volunteers total count: 4
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 3 Volunteers count per country: 3
Location: Mammola Airport: Region:
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: Family: 0
Description: The project: Since 1970, people from diverse backgrounds and art disciplines have participated in the MUSABA, a living museum and ongoing workshop. It’s an original global project which envisions the production of art within the unique confines of its historical and natural context. Spanning 70k square meters nestled within the heart of the Calabrian countryside, MUSABA attracts a medley of enthusiastic participants such as artists, architects, naturalists, students...The aim is the development of the sensitivity and creativity of the participants who are invited to live an original cultural experience in a very special place together with the artist Nik Spatari, an ideal synthesis of contemporary art, architecture and landscape. MUSABA was built in the years thanks to the contribution of volunteers. More info on www.musaba.org.
Partner description:
Work description: The work: the objective of is to restore, preserve, and further enhancing the ancient complex. The international volunteers will work on: - the opportunity to assist the resident artist in the realization of the monumental mosaic “in progress”, on the outside wall and cloister of the Art Residence (1000mq) and covering monumental works of art in mosaics; - the maintenance of the Park and kitchen gardens; - build fences, to work for the recovery of paths, paint signposts; - receive and guide visitors. MUSABA requires hard work and patience. Working hours will be early mornings and late afternoons, so to avoid the midday heat. Please keep in mind that this is a voluntary work experience, be prepared to get your hands dirty! The hands-on learning experience program involves a lot of physical labour outdoors. We take pride in our work and expect a high level of commitment and responsibility from volunteers. The rewards are many: the least of which being able to see the tangible results from your physical efforts. Previous construction or artistic-architectural knowledge is not a prerequisite for participation in our program. Possession or use of illegal substances and excessive use of alcohol is not permitted at MUSABA.
Accomodation and food description: Accommodation and Food: Accommodation in the Art Residence Foresteria (two beds per room with annex bath).Availability washing machine and wifi. Volunteers prepare their own meals.
Location and leisure description: Location and Leisure: MUSABA is located in the heart of Calabria and distances 1km from the village Mammola (Reggio Calabria) and 10km from the seaside (Ionian Sea). No extra activities are foreseen for leisure time: the place is isolated and the volunteers should be ready to live in such situation. Don’t expect the local host to organize your holidays. TERMINAL: Rosarno train station
Requirements description: Requirements: A project-related motivation letter is needed to take into account any applications. Those loving of art and nature are welcome, you should be also hard worker and adaptable to live in MUSABA. Volunteers are expected to be minimum 2 and maximum 4: the small group should be independent, no tutors or leaders are available.
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KiEZ Frauensee Country: Germany
Date: 2016-10-05 - 2016-10-22 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Restoration, Environmental
Code: VJF 2.6 Languages: English Organization: Vereinigung Junger Freiwilliger e.V.
Min age: 18 Max age: 26 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 5 Volunteers female count: 5 Volunteers total count: 12
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 2 Volunteers count per country: 1
Location: Weg zum Frauensee 1; 15754 Heidesee, OT Gräbendorf Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: 1 Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: The KiEZ Frauensee is situated not far from Berlin, in a fascinating landscape in the middle of forests, directly at the lake Frauensee. With its peaceful position and numerous hiking areas, it offers holiday guests the opportunity of an active getaway. The next big town is Königs Wusterhausen.
Work description: International volunteers are invited to help and improve the grounds of the centre. Tasks are likely to include painting, gardening, general maintenance and cleaning. There may also be the opportunity of different creative tasks. Volunteers should be prepared to be flexible and take part in any environmental and renovation work that will support the KiEZ Frauensee. Please be aware that you will not work with children!
Accomodation and food description: Volunteers will sleep in dormitory accommodation in separate male/female rooms with bunk-beds. All that you will need is there: showers, bed linen, etc. A washing machine and internet access will be available only during the office hours of the reception.
Location and leisure description: Please be aware that the last bus from Königs Wusterhausen leaves at 7.20 p.m. on working days and at 7:25 p.m. during the weekend. There will be no possibility to go to the workcamp afterwards. Even though Berlin is close, be prepared to spend your evenings in a quiet area without cinema or pubs!!! The centre is situated in the wood, 10 km from the next S-Bahn station. Of course you will have the chance to visit Berlin during your stay.
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Misato Country: Japan
Date: 2016-10-05 - 2016-10-18 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Festival, Environmental
Code: NICE-16-104 Languages: English Organization: NICE
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 5 Volunteers female count: 5 Volunteers total count: 10
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: Shimane Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: Organized together with the local group, “an executive committee of Light and Tradition festival” since 2011. Recently, aging and depopulation of the area is getting very serious as well as many other villages in Japan. So, they expect the workcamp to help and join one of the biggest traditional festivals in Shimane prefecture called “Bamboo Lantern Festival” to activate the event and the community. Local people want us to know their traditional cultures to be succeeded to the next generation.
Work description: We will cut bamboos for improving ecological situation and then, make the lanterns from those bamboos as well as other small stuffs to be used in the festival. We will also organize a program in the elementary school to promoting both inter-cultural learning and also the festival to the children.
Accomodation and food description: In the local exchange center. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
Location and leisure description: Misato-cho located in the middle of the Shimane prefecture, famous for Iwami silver mine as a world heritage. There is hot spa, beautiful nature. Osaka. From Osaka to the meeting point, it will take 9 hours by nightbus and train. You need to arrive at Kansai airport by 17:00 on 5th and can leave there after 15:00 on 19th. Other activities: Japanese Shinto music and dance, home stay, lecture about traditional cultures. Study theme: You can get the knowledge about Japanese traditional festivals and customs.
Requirements description: Interested in Japanese old culture, positive attitude to communication with local people
Notes: No fee Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!) Other remark: None
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Date: 2016-10-05 - 2016-10-18 Type: Work: Festival, Environmental
Code: NICE-16-104 Languages: English Organization: NICE
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: Shimane Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: Organized together with the local group, “an executive committee of Light and Tradition festival” since 2011. Recently, aging and depopulation of the area is getting very serious as well as many other villages in Japan. So, they expect the workcamp to help and join one of the biggest traditional festivals in Shimane prefecture called “Bamboo Lantern Festival” to activate the event and the community. Local people want us to know their traditional cultures to be succeeded to the next generation.
Work description: We will cut bamboos for improving ecological situation and then, make the lanterns from those bamboos as well as other small stuffs to be used in the festival. We will also organize a program in the elementary school to promoting both inter-cultural learning and also the festival to the children.
Accomodation and food description: In the local exchange center. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.
Location and leisure description: Misato-cho located in the middle of the Shimane prefecture, famous for Iwami silver mine as a world heritage. There is hot spa, beautiful nature. Osaka. From Osaka to the meeting point, it will take 9 hours by nightbus and train. You need to arrive at Kansai airport by 17:00 on 5th and can leave there after 15:00 on 19th. Other activities: Japanese Shinto music and dance, home stay, lecture about traditional cultures. Study theme: You can get the knowledge about Japanese traditional festivals and customs.
Requirements description: Interested in Japanese old culture, positive attitude to communication with local people
Notes: No fee Language: English (Japanese is also welcomed!) Other remark: None
RED CROSS CENTRE FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS - NONCEVEUX Country:
Date: 2016-10-07 - 2016-10-23 Type: Short term/workcamp Work:
Code: JAVVA1609 Languages: Organization: JAVVA
Min age: 1 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
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: - Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
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Ozuchi VS7 Country:
Date: 2016-10-07 - 2016-10-10 Type: Work: Agriculture, Manual work
Code: NICE-16-V32 Languages: English Organization: NICE
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: Ishikawa Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: Organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now no people live there! Still 10 houses are remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We will try to improve the situation of the village by young voluntary power. The workcamp last year did great job to revive the stone wall made about 100 years ago!
Work description: We will do various work to activate the area and success their culture. Main work may be one of (1) cultivation of abandoned land and bamboo forest (2) maintaining vegetables’ fields for sustainable life (3) school visiting and organizing events with local old people. And do some other work for the community.
Accomodation and food description: Renovated house (traditional house!). Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers.
Location and leisure description: The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry. Komatsu. From Osaka, It takes 3.5 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Narita/Haneda airport), 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (For Narita/Haneda airport. You need to arrive at Osaka by Friday noon and can leave there from Monday late afternoon. Other activities: Exchange parties with local people, trekking and hot spring etc. Study theme: Revival of the abandon villages. Bring some info.!
Requirements description: High motivation to work hard and simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! B3
Notes: 10,000 JPY to be paid on your arrivals. Language: English((Japanese is also welcomed!) Other remark: Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.
Ozuchi VS7 Country: Japan
Date: 2016-10-07 - 2016-10-10 Type: Short term/workcamp Work: Agriculture, Manual work
Code: NICE-16-V32 Languages: English Organization: NICE
Min age: 18 Max age: 99 Extra fee: 0.00 -
Volunteers male count: 5 Volunteers female count: 5 Volunteers total count: 10
Volunteers teenagers count: 0 Volunteers national count: 0 Volunteers count per country: 0
Location: Ishikawa Airport: Region: -
Is disabled volunteers: 0 Vegetarian: - Family: 0
Description: -
Partner description: Organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now no people live there! Still 10 houses are remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We will try to improve the situation of the village by young voluntary power. The workcamp last year did great job to revive the stone wall made about 100 years ago!
Work description: We will do various work to activate the area and success their culture. Main work may be one of (1) cultivation of abandoned land and bamboo forest (2) maintaining vegetables’ fields for sustainable life (3) school visiting and organizing events with local old people. And do some other work for the community.
Accomodation and food description: Renovated house (traditional house!). Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers.
Location and leisure description: The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry. Komatsu. From Osaka, It takes 3.5 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Narita/Haneda airport), 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (For Narita/Haneda airport. You need to arrive at Osaka by Friday noon and can leave there from Monday late afternoon. Other activities: Exchange parties with local people, trekking and hot spring etc. Study theme: Revival of the abandon villages. Bring some info.!
Requirements description: High motivation to work hard and simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! B3
Notes: 10,000 JPY to be paid on your arrivals. Language: English((Japanese is also welcomed!) Other remark: Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.

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