Number of volunteers:10
This is the first year of the partnership between Concordia and the Linière(s) Association. Linière(s) is an association based at the Linières Castle in Ballée, Mayenne. It has as its goal to set up cultural projects in rural areas, to develop an access to culture in a rural environment for all and by all, based on volunteering. This association has been created at the initiative of an artist couple: Julien and Veronique OSTINI, who are living on site. Both have studied music (violin, piano, viola de gamba), singing, dramatic arts, and have established themselves as stage managers and directors. It’s their passion for performing arts, and especially for music and Opera, that led them to settle in the Linières Castle and allow people to develop interest in classical music. They created the Linière(s) Association and are supported by almost 150 volunteers per year for the development of cultural activities in the Mayenne area. Since 2016, Linière(s) has made the classical musical culture more accessible by producing an Opera on the countryside. This unique project mobilizes volunteers, professionals, and volunteers artists from everywhere by producing a professional Opera together. This is the opportunity, for the citizens of Ballée and the surrounding area to get involved in this 20 days journey on a voluntary basis. In 2019, on its third version, a Verdi Opera will be performed: Le Trouvère. It’s in this unusual environment of cultural openness and collective spirits, that we offer you to live an incredible adventure during 3 weeks, side to side with association volunteers, citizens, musicians…
In collaboration with local volunteers (between 150 and 300 people), you will have the opportunity to participate in every step of this collective and cultural project: creating sets, looking for accessories, discovering the works of a lighting engineer and a dressmaker, assistance in preparing meals for the company and the volunteers, help with logistic, and maybe even taking a small part during the show. There could be a lot more added to this list of activities. Schedules will be planned in advance and you’ll be able to register for the activities that interest you. You will also have to participate in the daily tasks of community life: preparing meals, washing the dishes, cleaning. There’s no need to have knowledge about music, or theater to be a part of the project, still, by committing to this project you will need to have the will to discover a new environment, and a taste for the unexpected. You must also be independent and work autonomously, and know to handle stress at least.
Concordia, a popular education association, is promoting access to culture and education, for all, by all, and with all. It’s naturally that they found themselves in the Liniere(s) values and their managers. We therefore wanted to offer a unique opportunity for the international volunteers to get involved with us in this project. It’s in this unusual environment of cultural openness and collective spirits, that we offer you to live an incredible adventure during 3 weeks, side to side with association volunteers, citizens, musicians…
The Château de Linières (project site), is located a few kilometers outside of Ballée. Ballée is a village of 700 inhabitants, located in the south-east of the Mayenne, 30 kilometers south-east of Laval, and 15 kilometers away from Sablé sur Sarthe. Leisure activities will be planned during the project, with the other volunteers. Do not hesitate to visit the website of Linière(s): https://www.linieres.fr/ Meeting point: Sable sur Sarthe Train Station (72) Closest airport: Nantes or Paris
You will be accommodated in local inhabitants’ houses in the neighboring villages, by 2 or 3 depending on availability (no possibility of collective hosting). You would have to bring a sleeping bag and a towel (those are not provided). Meals will be shared with the entire project team: international volunteers, local volunteers, musicians, singers, technicians… Food preparation, wash of the dishes, cleaning, as a collective. Transportation between your accommodation and the project site will be by foot, by bike, or by car.
For this project we will ask you for a letter of motivation, in English or in French for the purpose of your welcoming. Feel free to indicate if you want to discover a certain type of work or profession, or a special part of the project in particular (for example:” I would like to discover the work of a lighting engineer”, “I would like to participate in the decoration workshop because I have good skills in drawing and painting”, “I would like to do a photo report of the entire setting up of the Opera”, “I would like to know more about stage direction”). This is a unique opportunity to discover new things, to deepen your skills, or discover new professions. The project will take place in the countryside; remember to take good shoes and working clothes. Don’t forget to bring clothes against the cold, the rain and a sleeping bag. Do not forget your toiletries (shampoo etc.). You can also bring musical instruments, juggling accessories or other games to make us discover your skills. The participation to the ESC volunteering teams is subjects to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en volunteers do not have to pay any fee (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project; volunteers need to enrol in the PASS, the European Solidarity Corps Portal ; Concordia France will organize their matching, on the online system, with the volunteering project; volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of 6€/day, once they arrive on the project in France; volunteers will receive a financial support for their travel, according to a maximum amount established in accordance with their travel distance and upon the presentation of original tickets; volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the portal.
Number of volunteers:18
You will arrive a few days before the festival in order to meet the local team and get a first impression of your new environment. During the event, you will be in charge of welcoming the public, tending a soft drinks stand and helping people with different activities such as a zip wire, trampoline and inflatable attractions. You will also run a pancake stand! Finally, you will help taking down the structures at the end of the festival. This work camp needs a great deal of commitment from the volunteers as the festival takes place during ten days. Your aim is to engage in all of these activities so that everyone can relax, have a good time together and meet new people! You will be accompanied by two camp leaders throughout your stay.
If you have what it takes to be a leader, if you like children and want to find out how a festival is organised, this workcamp is perfect for you! Each year, the town of Riom organises the festival “My summer in Cerey”. The main goal of this event is to offer free activities to those who cannot afford to go on holidays. The organisation is very family-friendly, in a spirit of meeting and sharing where everyone can forget about their differences. For ten days, sports, recreational and cultural activities will be offered by the town of Riom and local associations. For the sixth year in a row, an international work camp will contribute to the organization of this festival. It will be up to you to organize some of the activities that will take place every afternoon. You will be able to really enjoy this event, see shows in the evening and spend plenty of time with the local population.
Riom, an access point for Auvergnes volcanoes, is a close-knit community and a nice place to live in. Located only 7 minutes away by train from the regions capital, Clermont-Ferrand, Riom is a town that benefits from all the activities that are available during the summer: concerts, street shows, swimming in lakes and swimming pools, high-ropes challenge, hiking etc. Riom is a lively town that will make you love the Auvergne region! For more information have a look at: http://www.tourisme-riomlimagne.fr and http://www.ville-riom.fr.
You will be accommodated in the Pierre Robin stadium, which is only a 5 minute walk away from the festival and 10 minutes away from the town Centre. You will sleep in two-person tents and group life will take place under a marquee. A kitchen, changing rooms, showers and indoor toilets are available on the stadium premises. The stadium will be entirely reserved for the workcamp and closed to the public. You will participate in the preparation of meals. You will be able to have your own barbecues and invite young people from Riom to spend time with! People from Riom will lend you bikes for getting around the town.
In this workcamp, it is better if you have a basic knowledge of French. Please bring good shoes, working clothes and your swimsuit. As nights can be quite cold, remember to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Riom on foot, by bike and occasionally in minibus. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.
Number of volunteers:15
The aim of the workcamp is to help create the best possible building festival. Week 1: Setting up the festival: moving stuff around and making signs and decoration for the festival. Setting up: building area, bar, outdoors kitchen, dishwashing area, toilets sleeping area and the music stage. Week 2: Hosting the festival: Shifts include: ”logistics”, ”bar”, ”kitchen”, ”cleaning”, ”managing the building area” and ”managingthe festival guests”. Note that all festival guests are also assigned to a minimum of 1 volunteer shift, as the concept is a co-creating festival. Week 3: Taking the festival apart and save stuff for next years festival. Cleaning up the festival area. The work hours are between 10am and 18pm, with one hour lunch break. The working hours are flexible; we ask you what your working hour preferences are upon arrival. We believe in self- management.
We are creating a festival with 500+ festival guest per day, lasting six days and six nights. The festival concept is: Build your own festival, enhancing learning, craft skills, cultural exchange and co-creation. Guests can choose to build their own projects or join projects. We provide free tools and materials for everyone. The festival will also feature live bands, DJ ́s, workshops and much more. Read more about the festival here: www.byggefest.dk
Location:Kaarsbergvej 2, 8400 Ebeltoft, Denmark We are located by the sea (with our own sandy beach), in the countryside, but only five kilometres from Ebeltoft – a lovely small city known as a great tourist destination. In your spare time, we have many things to do or see, and you can borrow a bike or a boat to explore the surrounding area. We also have some cars, if you want to explore further, maybe to see Mols National Park or Denmarks second largest city, Aarhus (45 minutes away by car).
Sleeping facilities: Bring your own tent, to set up by the sea. If you have your own camping wagon or boat to sleep in, it is possible to bring. If we experience very bad weather, it is possible to sleep indoor. Please bring sleeping bags, tents and appropriate cloths for outdoor work and a jacket to protect against wind. We have washing machines, kitchen facilities and toilets are primitive festival toilets. We encourage everyone to swim in the sea but showers are possible. Food: Everyone will take part in cooking, according to a plan we decide on together, as part of the work you will do during your stay. We all clean together.
We are looking for people who are open-minded, social and self motivated. We expect that you threat both nature and others with respect. We do not require any previous experience, but value a wide range of competences. We hope that you are eager to work while you here, and that you are passionate about helping to create an amazing festival. Some of the work will be outside, some inside our factory. We ask you to bring appropriate working cloths. Nearest airport: Aalborg Airport Nearest train station: Alborg Central Train Stration. From Aarhus you can get bus 123 to Ebeltoft. You can search for train and bus time schedules here: www.journeyplanner.dk Meeting point and Time: Ebeltoft bus station (the last stop on bus linje 123) on Sunday the 7th of July at 16.00 noon. Please contact us, if you need help planning your arrival or you would like to arrive before or later. Tickets: You can search for train and bus time schedules here: www.rejseplanen.dk A motivational letter is required for this Work Camp. Please write 1/2 page about yourself, explaining why you are motivated for this camp.
Number of volunteers:12
Needless to say, in order for the Festival to be a life-enhancing and indeed for some a life-transforming experience, much hard work is required. From the day we arrive in an empty field with a small vanguard, our numbers gradually swell until we have around eight hundred volunteers welcoming the three thousand visitors. The set-up crew erect the structures that will act as kitchens and venues. They establish the infrastructure such as plumbing, compost toilets, showers and saunas. They make the site beautiful and safe with flags, bunting, paths, fences and lighting. Then during the Festival we have stewards to welcome and guide festival goers, to manage parking and traffic and to attend to people's well-being. Toilet wizards maintain the compost toilets. A team of recyclers sorts materials so as to minimize landfill. The café crew feed volunteers and festival goers alike. The site crew look after the infrastructure, tents, water etc. During the setup phase volunteers will get one day off and during the festival two days either as full days or half days, depending on the needs of the particular teams. Volunteers will be invited to work in a number of areas before and during the festival for example: the Healing area, the Buddhafield cafe, site crew, recycling and ‘toilet wizards’ décor, welcome and departure teams. During the Festival the volunteers will have work shifts, but will also have time to enjoy the huge variety of events taking place and facilities available as outlined above. Volunteers are asked to attend daily morning meetings, the exact time depending on what area of work they choose to join. The work is very team-based. The whole enterprise runs on goodwill, awareness of each others’ needs, good communication and mutual support. During set-up and take-down there will be organised events around Buddhist themes, attendance at which is completely voluntary. There are generally also alternatives such as spontaneous musical gatherings, often around a fire.
Buddhafield (www.buddhafield.com) is an English Buddhist collective that is part of the international Buddhist movement, the Triratna Buddhist Community (http://thebuddhistcentre.com). Buddhafield emerged out of the coming together of Buddhism and ecological awareness in the 1990s. Buddhafield is inspired by the ideal of living and working more simply and kindly in a community informed by awareness of our interconnections with each other and with nature. We run a programme of camping activities in the South West of England and own two beautiful pieces of land, which we are committed to managing sustainably and which we use for several events each year (not the Festival itself). We are perhaps best known for organising the much-loved Buddhafield Festival, now in its 18th year, and for the Buddhafield Café, which provides vegan food at festivals like the Glastonbury Festival. THE FESTIVAL: The Buddhafield Festival is held over a period of five days, on a beautiful site in the Blackdown Hills, in Somerset, England. The event brings together around three thousand people for a sharing and celebration of alternative social, cultural, political and spiritual values. The mix of activities around Buddhist, environmental, healing and social change themes together with general festival attractions such as singing, dance, yoga, drumming, live music, comedy, craftwork, chai cafes, saunas, hot tubs and a huge range of activities for children, attracts a wide range of festival goers. The feedback we get is that for many the event is a reminder that a more positive and kind alternative to conventional competitive and environmentally damaging ways of living is possible. In keeping with the Festival's Buddhist ethos the event is a drug and alcohol-free zone. Here is a brief vimeo clip of the festival – https://vimeo.com/251664932 enter the code Dharma2
TRAVEL TO BUDDHAFIELD: The Festival site is in remote countryside, with only two buses per day going near the site. A member of the Buddhafield team will meet people at the train station and help them get to the site. If you want to travel with a team member it is important that you arrive at Taunton train station by 4.45pm on the 9th where we will meet you at the upper exit by platform 2! Trains: The nearest station is Taunton. Journeys take about 2 hours from London or Birmingham, 1 hour from Bristol and 30 minutes from Exeter. Coaches: Taunton is about 4 hours from London and 1 hour from Bristol. National Express run regular services to Taunton. See www.nationalexpress.com. If you come by coach you will need to allow 15 minutes to walk to the train station exit by platform 2. Local transport: Once in Taunton there are two buses per day which can drop you within 10 minutes walk of the Festival site. The bus stops are about 15 minutes walk from Taunton station and five minutes from the coach station.
Volunteers should provide their own tents, however if necessary Buddhafield may be able to provide a shared canvas structure (e.g. a geodesic dome) as an on-site communal camping accommodation. However, this may be needed for workshops during the day, especially during the Festival itself. Volunteers should bring their own sleeping gear such as sleeping bag and sleeping mat. Buddhafield will provide vegan food and hot drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. Showers and toilet facilities are outdoors and though cleaner and better cared for than other festivals they are outdoors and basic.
VAP HOSTING FEE: Volunteers will be asked to pay a fee of £80 GBP upon arrival. VAP charges this fee as without it we would be virtually unable to organise any projects in the UK.
Number of volunteers:7
Volunteers are involved in helping to set up the festival site; this will include constructing marquees, staging, site decoration and signage. The community festival will be taking place on Saturday 13h July and volunteers are needed to help and supervise various activities eg. tea tent, stewarding the bouncy castle, youth music stage etc. as well as providing support and assisting whenever needed. Volunteers will also need to help with the clearing up and taking down of the site at the end of the festival.
The Friends of William Clarke Park is a not-for-profit community organisation with a mission to improve a small green space (also known as 'The Patch') situated in the east of Brighton. They are dedicated to making the space a cleaner and safer environment for all local people to enjoy and to create events to bring the community together. Every year the Friends of William Clarke Park put on a summer community festival and need teams of volunteers to help!
Brighton is a vibrant seaside town, famous for its open mindedness and relaxed attitude. It is only 1 hour from London.
The accommodation is basic, and volunteers will be sleeping on site in small tents. You may need to share a tent with another volunteer. There will be basic cooking facilities, a fridge, electricity, water, etc for preparing meals. There will be toilets on site, but showers will be taken every couple of days at local families, so please be prepared to ‘rough it’ a bit! If you want 5* facilities this project isn’t for you!
Volunteers need to enjoy being outside (in all weathers, it can rain in July!), and be motivated to work as part of a team to create a beautiful and functional community event. Volunteers need to be prepared for basic facilities and some prior experience of camping is ideal.
Number of volunteers:16
Your tasks will consist with different creation periods: building a bread oven, creating a plastic waste sculpture with a plastic artist, building seed libraries and insect hotels in order to encourage local biodiversity and finally participating to the festival.
The North of Amiens is lucky to be benefitting from areas of community gardens on its territory. The Community Garden Association of La Plaine de Debussy gathers almost 200 gardeners who cultivate their parcels of land every year. The main goal of this action is to introduce this area to a great number of people and to highlight it through pedagogical activities. As part of the festival “Un Jardin en Nord”, the Youth Activity Centre of the neighbourhood wishes to set up a workcamp on the community gardens area. It is the first work camp in this municipality, you will be awaited with great eagerness and a lot of meetings with the local inhabitants will be set. You’ll be participating at the music festival “Un Jardin en Nord.”
Lots of activities will be planned: visit of the Baie de Somme, of the historical centre of Amiens and its monuments as well as “les Bords de Somme”, along the Somme River. Between “Les Hortillonages”, exceptional natural area in the heart of the city and the huge cathedral, great bike rides will be organised.
You’ll be sleeping in tents at the municipal campsite of Amiens, near the park of the Grand Marais.
Please bring sporty shoes and working clothes. As the nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games.
Number of volunteers:8
PARTNER Huhtamo International Film Festival is organised by film enthusiasts´s association Elävien kuvien (Living Pictures Association) based in Huittinen. The aim of the association is to promote the film and media art in Huittinen, as well as to gather art enthusiasts and professionals for a cooperation. They want to provide a unique experience by combining country setting with interesting movies. Their theme is Slow living – Film loving. This is an unique festival of moving images, food and celebration of life. In this event people are invited to share their thoughts and stories. Huhtamo International Film Festival encourages us to stop and experience the life around you for a moment – to have a few laughs and enjoy a good movie in a great company. We are set to bring Huhtamo on the map, through the magic of movies. Welcome.
WORK There will be a lot of different tasks. Everything starts with building and decorating the festival areas, then it follows with sales tasks from coffee to other refreshments, tickets and whatnot. If you know how to cook or possess other special skills, you will be more likely to take advantage of them. Guest guidance should be done as well and everyone should feel that they are warmly welcome at our event. The goal is to organize a cozy village party.
Nearest terminal : Huittiinen Nearest Airport : Helsinki LOCATION & LEISURE ACTIVITY We are set to bring Huhtamo on the map, through the magic of movies. Welcome. Check our site at huhtamo.fi, and nice little after-movie of our festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2lO6UQE0cw
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD It’s Huhtamo, not a Hilton. But experience is surely like no other. We provide simple accommodation probably in mattresses in the village school gyms, but also in the houses where possible. Those interested may also choose to camp at the campsite if they wish. And we highly recommend to try that even just for one day only if you don’t feel like a true survivor. It sure is a magical experience. Campers usually make their own food. But let’s see what we can come up together! The main aim is to source raw materials from local farms and producers as the area is filled with delicious organic products!
REQUIREMENTS Extra fee of 50 euros, Volunteers have to have their own travel insurance
Number of volunteers:10
1.Teaching and preparing Talent Show with local children.2.Join farming service in the HYDROVEGE hydroponics farm.3.Carpentry construction with the other volunteers and local children.4.An International Talent Show held together with the other volunteers and local children.
Meishan Christian Church, HYDROVEGE
1.HYDROVEGE center, a small farm in Hou-li, Taichung City, located in middle Taiwan.2.Google Map: https://goo.gl/ZI5ElsLeisure activities:1.Excursion, culture exchange events with local people, etc. 2.Volunteers should cover all the expenses by themselves of their free time.
1.At HYDROVEGE center. Sleep in shared room with wooden bed and mattress, no need to bring your own blanket and pillow, unless you have your own preference. Shower and toilets are available.2.Laundry Machine is available, should share with the other participants consider to save energy and water.3.Paid Telephone for international call is available in 7-11 just nearby the accommodation 5 minutes on foot.4.First Aid: A local clinic near the accommodation is a 2-minute walk away.5.Accommodation is about a 10-minute drive away from Hou-li Train Station. 6.24-hour Emergency Local call: James, 0937-353038 or Klaus Ding, 0935-461760.
1.Strong motivation for learning and respects for local culture, as well as other international volunteersU cultures.2.Volunteers with special talents or skills with passion for his/her own culture and interested in out-door labor work are particularly needed. Applicants NEED to prepare one section or series of talent class to teach local kids, and having a show in a professional concert hall to share with local kids Please briefly mention about your talents or skills (with short video link will be perfect) when you apply for this program.3.Please let us know the equipment or instruments required. ItU s better if we can have a YouTube link/music file and a music score from you in advance. We STRONGLY encourage volunteers to bring along your own equipment or musical instruments.4.HYDROVEGE keeps the right to refuse overtime application.5.Number of Volunteer: 12-15 foreign volunteers with 5 local participants.6.Things to Bring: performance equipment, instruments or costumes you need, towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, tissue, slippers, clothes, working outfits, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, umbrella, pens, notebook, etc.
Number of volunteers:10
Heng-Shan Community has spent 5 years reviving the lost traditional toy culture on a historic trail. For more than 200 years, this path had been a transport corridor trading salt and rice, and Heng-Shan became a cultural town since various toys and stories left by travelers. Today, people get back the disappearing Taiwanese folk toys, even recalled childhood memories by one hundred story paintings. There are, furthermore, a series of innovative toys were created with cultural thinking which were awarded Taiwan Good Craft (C-Mark) certificate in 2016.This summer, as keeping building up a U(folk toys town,U Heng-Shan Community plans to make the historic trail an interactive gallery with not only Taiwanese but also international toys.Aimspound 1.International volunteersU visit would enable more toys from all over the world found in Heng-Shan, built up together as a 200-meter interactive toys gallery, and, in addition, encourage Taiwanese toy culture to be seen by the world.2.International volunteers are expected to be Taiwanese folk toys ambassadors, who have fun with the seniors and primary students with toys, as well promote Taiwanese toy culture to the world. 3.To share diverse folk toy cultures of new immigrants, then link up 400 years of Taiwanese folk toy culture on the historical trailU4.To innovate interactive toys and wall-paint the international toys image with local toy-making experts. Therefore, through the global toy cultures or Taiwanese peopleU s lives you learn, arrange a unique international folk toy festival.WORKpound 1. Assist the painting work of the large scale interactive toy.2. Color the wall along the river as an art gallery.3. To integrate into the community by interacting with local students and the elderly.
Heng-Shan Community Development Association
No.76-1, Yonghe Rd., Daya Dist., Taichung City 428, TaiwanGoogle Mappound https://goo.gl/sxyNKW
1.The toy cultural center of Heng-Shan occupies about 500 square meters, and the building area, including 3 houses, is about 200 square meters. It will be used for accommodation for volunteers.2.Local residents might host volunteers during holidays.
1) To be interested in painting or large scale installation art.2) For helping locals know your culture more, please bring 2-3 typical toys or related books from your country/hometown.3) The most special and interactive folk toys from international volunteers might be chosen to be the model of large scale interactive art installation.
Where:Guitiriz (Casco Urbano)
Number of volunteers:7
Municipality of Guitiriz and a local association, organize the "Feira de canteria, callos e artesania" and the "Festa da torta de millo". Two celebrations where can enjoy of the music and Galician traditional culture. The volunteers of the Work camp will collaborate with the voluntary of the organisation, and they will do voluntary action destined to environmental awareness of the assistants. The volunteers will take part actively and will enjoy of the activities planned by the organisations. Volunteers assessments and suggestions for improving next editions. We enjoy the volunteers cultural expression of their countries favouring and boosting the skills grupais and of each volunteer in particular. Previously to the celebration of the festivals will remove the exotic alien vegetal species at the places of celebration, to avoiding dispersion of seeds.
The General Direction for Youth, Participation and Volunteering has among its powers to promote work camps in the region of Galicia. This general direction belongs to the Ministry of Social Policy of the regional government of Galicia (www.xunta.gal).
Visit to places of interest at Guitiriz, Lugo, Ferrol, A Coruna... Local swimming pools. Environmental seminars. Hiking routes.
The participants will be lodged in the SENPA. Address: Ria Xermolos, s/n - 27300 Guitiriz (Lugo).
It is necessary to come with a sleeping bag and bathroom towels.
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