Where:Telavi, Kakheti Region of Georgia
Number of volunteers:12
The hosting organization of the project is the Kakheti Regional Development Agency (KRDA) together with the Telavi municipality. 7 of November is a birthday of king Erekle 2, who was born and raised in Telavi, Georgia. King Erekla was ruling Kartli and Kakheti regions from 1744 to 1762. Every year Telavi municipality and KRDA are organizing a big event dedicated to the memory of the king Erekle 2 and turning this important day to the public celebration. The event takes place in the castle “Batoni Tsikhe”, which was a residence for Kakhetian Kings between 17th and 18th century. Local artists, folk dancer, and singers are participating in the event. There will be several picture exhibitions.
Volunteers will help organizers to implement the event. they will participate in pre-event planning, promote the event and spread the info materials, make sure the event area is clean and tidy, welcome visitors, assist staff if necessary, etc.. 4-5 hours per day, Monday to Friday. Weekends are for excursions.
Colorful House is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization established in 2012, in the Kakheti region of Georgia and works to develop and improve social life in rural areas. The organization aims to bring about change in rural society by providing in/after-school educational activities such as training courses, youth exchanges, work camps, language camps in Georgia and different countries in Europe. The main goal of Colorful House is to reverse social and geographical isolation for the youth from a rural area, raise awareness of young people for the topics like gender, equality, entrepreneurship, multiculturalism and to promote activities through volunteering possibility. Organization Colorful House recently joined the Alliance, but it has a big experience in sending and receiving international volunteers for work camps, training courses, and youth exchanges. In 2018 Colorful House hosted 2 work camp, and 218 training course and youth exchange participants. The organization received a great evaluation in organizing the projects.
Telavi is the main city and administrative center of Eastern province of Georgia, Kakheti. It is 90 km away from the capital, Tbilisi. Closest airport is Tbilisi International Airport.
The participant will live in a guest house in Telavi. There will be a budget for shopping, and participant will cook their own meals.
Participation Fee : 40 euro
Number of volunteers:10
We will help the organizers of the festival to carry out many tasks, such as preparing the venues before and after the concerts, helping with festival security etc Every year WF Iceland hosts hundreds of international volunteers participating in projects all around the island. WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the organisation.In the beginning of the project, volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks - afterwards we will choose a topic for the magazine. This is a great opportunity to get to know Reykjavik and the area around it in a different way. The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the UNA WF magazine.The volunteers will also document the work of the association in all the camps running throughout the same period with a photo-reportage and they will publish it on WF social media such as Facebook and Instagram. The volunteers will also participate in different activities related to the festival. At the end of the project, we will prepare the final version of the magazine and publish it online.
Reykjavik is a city full of energy, just waiting for you to experience it. Powered by heat from the earth below, with ever-changing weather sweeping across the landscape, its natural features are matched by the energy of its residents. Think of the denominators of a great city - fun, culture, nature, clean air - Reykjavik has them in spades. All the advantages of a modern, forward-looking society are complemented by the beautiful natural setting. In a country of only just over 330,000 people, the Reykjavik Capital Area has a population of about 200,000. However, since it s the only major city in the country, Reykjavik has a lot of the amenities that you would only expect to find in a much larger center elsewhere in the world.Reykjavik is the world s northernmost capital city and is centred on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula. Reykjavik is framed by the majestic Mt. Esja and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay to the north, while rugged lava-fields spread to the southeast. On a clear sunny day, the Snaefellsjokull glacier glitters on the western horizon like a crystal. Iceland Airwaves is an annual music event that started out in 1999 as a talent show for foreign record executives. Since then, Airwaves has grown and blossomed and is now an integral part of the cultural life in Reykjavik. The fruits of the festival s labour have been ripening and today many Icelandic artists such as Quarashi, Minus, Sigur Ros, Apparat Organ Quartet, Trabant, Leaves and others have made their way to the International music scene.Airwaves festival attracts approximately 2.000 people annually from abroad (more than half from the music industry). Visitors come to sample the fresh sounds, or in search of new talents, others seeking inspiration or simply on a quest for adventure on the Arctic Circle. Further information on: www.icelandairwaves.com.Additional information: There is an extra participation fee of 350 euros for this workcamp. The fee includes a minibus trip from the meeting point of the camp to the accommodation and the Golden Circle South Iceland excursion.
On weekends, the central location of the accommodations is ideal for enjoying Reykjavik s amazing nightlife, which is world-renowned for its wide array of bars, clubs, and concerts. WF Iceland will also organise reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland has to offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as glacial lagoons, waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, geysers, lava forests, hot-springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam-vents or even icebergs. Take a look at http://wf.is/excursions/ We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre i the form of introduction is up to you Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.
Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in our house in Sveinsstadir, which is located on the outskirts of Reykjavik. This place is like a farm in the city, so you can enjoy pure nature and the city life of the capital at the same time. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, but beds/mattresses and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes (and spices) from home
There are no requirements
Number of volunteers:25
CYA has an honor to be part of a great event “Arts for Peace” festival which will hosted by Cambodian Living Arts (CLA). This event marks the dual occasion of the 20th anniversary of CLA and the 40th anniversary of the end of Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Cambodian Youth Action (CYA) is happy to call for volunteers those who are interested in amazing learning about culture and arts of Cambodia. The festival will bring local and international aMentin to the impact of arts in Cambodia over the last 40 years, by celebrating work by 3 generations of artists and organizations to preserve, revive, and develop arts in Cambodia. A public program of exhibitions, talks and screenings will give people the opportunity to engage with the work of the many artists and organizations involved in the Cambodian cultural sector. A performing arts program will draw from CLA’s work past and present, from revivals of early commissions in traditional forms, to new writing for theatre and innovative contemporary dance. An online program – including exhibitions and a “virtual festival” will extend the reach of the festival to people unable to physically be present in Phnom Penh, both in Cambodia and overseas, as well as creating a legacy from the festival. Over 10 days, we plan to aMract at least 5000 people to the festival programs in Phnom Penh, and achieve an online reach of over 200K. We aim for 70% of the festival audience in Phnom Penh to be Cambodians youth.
volunteers will help to assist in organizing events, preparing stages, taking care of the booth during exhibition, have the place of event organized, selling the event tickets and more...
Cambodian Youth Action Organization (CYA) founded in October 2010 as a non - governmental and not for profit organization aims at providing opportunity of youth to explore themselves and the world through International Voluntary Service (IVS). CYA registered legally with Ministry of Interior of Royal government of Cambodia in November 2014. CYA vision is to be the trusted and reliable International Voluntary Service organization in Cambodia offering diverse programs to inspire, engage, and empower people in taking action toward peace and sustainable development. CYA believes that through cooperationg our local and international partners in organizing different IVS programs, CYA brings people from around the world to meet, share, discuss, and learn from each other for personal development while supporting local community and providing opportunity for teenagers and children to see the world outside.
TERMINAL The project will take place in Phnom Penh capital so volunteers are suggested to flight to Phnom Penh Interna0onal airport as it’s the only airport in Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh is a historical, economical, and political city of Cambodia so volunteers will fine it easy to spend their free time during the evening or free day. There are several tourist aMractin sites that you can visit during your stay beside participating in the project. The project itself is about culture and arts so you can also enjoy the exclusive performance arts by many professional artists as well.
3 meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) per day will be provided for volunteers. Volunteers will have lunch at the event site therefore, lunch box will be served. Breakfast and dinner will be in Cambodian dishes and various from 0me to 0me. Volunteers will stay at Prasat Rath guesthouse. Volunteers will stay in the share rooms where there are pillow, blanket, and bathroom inside each room.
Number of volunteers:10
Thai New Year season called “Songkran” will be held on 13- 15 April. Songkran is an important custom for Thai families, community and religion. It is also very popular with visitors. Thai people will prepare themselves for the beginning of the New Year by cleaning their houses and prepare celebration the festival in the local temples and communities. There are many activities during the festival including the water splashing, the bathing rite for Buddha images and the monks, and the performances for all 3 days. Moreover, local foods that it is not easy to find in the normal day will be provided by the local people. Everyone can get join in the celebration and festival. VSA has organized this workcamp for 8th times to support the festival and celebrating Thai traditional New Year with the international participants by collaboration with the local temple and community. This year, VSA hope that we can continue to help the local preparing the festival, and exchange the culture.
Joining the festival – During the Songkran festival, the participant will be a part of the festival as an international participant. The participant will help the local people to prepare the celebration of the festival. You can bring a performance from your own country to perform during the festival including a music instrument to show at the festival. The participant is also expected to create a performance in the festival with the villagers. Center renovation – As we have the center, VSA Learning Home, now we also need a participant to set up the center as when they have spare time from main work. We are going to clean the ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD and meeting area, and continue to build and paint the construction that the last participant did. There are villagers help and teach how to build. This is a good way to learn Thai way of the construct. Also, the participant can paint the wall of the house in this part. Relationship with the villagers – The rest of time form your main work, important thing is to learn and share with the villager by visiting, talking and do activities with them. You will get rich experience by learning and sharing from each other. Kitchen garden – The participant will work in the small farm as a kitchen garden. They can renovate and plant some vegetables for making the food in the future.
PROJECT SITE Learning home, Khlong La Sub-District, Khlong Hoi Khong District, Songkhla
MEETING POINT Learning Home at 2.00 p.m. on 06 April 2020 TERMINAL Hatyai Airport, Hatyai train station, Hatyai Bus station LEISURE ACTIVITY Pho Temple, Khok Ko Temple, Klongla Reservior
will stay at Learning Home (Homestay) in Thai style dormitory. Share one big room together, separate male and female. Basic and simple. Mattress, pillow, blanket and fan are provided. Washing clothes by hand. Internet can be used at the school. No internet at Leaarnign HOME will take turn cooking Thai ingredients with Thai coordinator.
PARTICIPANTION FEE 9,500 Baht including food, accommodation. Excluding travel cost, insurance and personal expense SPECIAL REMARK Respect culture, open mind, and love to learn and share
Number of volunteers:8
Come to Grimburg Castle, enjoy living on the castle and support the maintenance of the castles’ grounds. There will be two parts of work: 1. Maintenance of the castle’s grounds: Usually local volunteers care for the maintenance of the castle but due to the enormous workload; they really wait for your help. You will do various works: cut bushes and grass, protect the masonry, maintain the historic mediaeval herb garden and do some cleaning work in the castle’s and witches museum. The work will depend on the weather conditions. 2. Support the castle`s festival on May 21st: You will be involved in the local team of volunteers, help with the setting up, sell food and drinks and wash up dishes. Of course you will also celebrate together with the local volunteers A second huge topic is your support in the preparation and organisation of the castles’ festival. You will become a part of the local festival team and of course celebrate together with them.
It is already a good tradition that each year in spring a group of international volunteers meet in Grimburg castle to support the local heritage association. Built by the Trier archbishops around 1190, the castle has been destroyed and reconstructed several times. Awakened from its centuries-long sleep in 1978, a local group of volunteers started to reconstruct the castle again, including work on the very impressive castle keep. However, most parts are still a ruin and in the past years, efforts have been made to increase the castle’s accessibility and attractiveness of this unique site. Still today the castle is maintained by an association run by local volunteers. It has become a popular destination for hikers, as well as a site used for weddings, youth activities, historic markets and knights’ festivals. During the workcamp the local association will organise a small festival on the castle on May21st where they also need your help.
The castle Grimburg is overlooking the forests and valleys of the region called “Hochwald” (“high forest”). The castle is quite isolated; the next village (the name is also Grimburg) is in a 2km distance, the next shops are in Hermeskeil (10km). The castle is surrounded by nature and you will have the chance to enjoy it (just go for a walk, make a campfire...). Nevertheless you will also meet local people and share time with them or make an excursion to Trier, the oldest German city with 100,000 inhabitants. Here you can find many historical sights (from the Roman period), many clubs and events (as it is a university town) and all other facilities. Attention: This project is only for volunteers who like simple life and enjoy the nature!
The group will stay in one of the small towers of the castle – you will feel a bit like you are living as former inhabitants of the castle did. At night you will have the castle for your own; you can make a campfire and enjoy living in the nature. The conditions are basic; you will use the first floor for sleeping (bunk beds) and the ground floor for cooking and eating. There is electricity but no running water in the tower itself. Toilets and a shower are within 50m. Of course, there is also no internet available. Please bring a sleeping bag.
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