Number of volunteers:10
The work will take place mainly outside within the walking distance and will consist of the preparation of the village's public spaces for celebrations of the significant anniversary of the municipal chapel of St. George (landscaping, cleaning, relocation of the furniture, preparation of programs for children (games and activities for children and families). You will also assist during the weekend's celebrations (June 24-26) and clean the area afterward. You will also be meeting with students and young people to present volunteering projects and volunteer workcamps abroad - sharing experiences and motivation to become a volunteer.
This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the village of Hlásnice, a small municipality with 230 inhabitants in the Moravian region. In addition to the development of the municipality's infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, utilities, etc.), the municipality and its citizens are trying to revitalize places for recreation and leisure. The workcamp aims to help with the preparation of the anniversary of the municipal chapel, present the idea of volunteering to the young people and enrich the cultural outlook of the local community and participants through a joint international evening. At this workcamp, you are actively contributing to the achievement of UN SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Hlásnice (230 inhabitants) in the Olomouc region, Moravia, the Czech Republic. It is located 20 km to the west of the city of Olomouc, at the foothills of the Low Jeseniky Mountains. For 1 or 2 days you may work in one of the surrounding villages (according to their interest and needs).
Community center of Hlasnice village – sleeping on mattresses in 1 room with a carpet. You need to bring your own sleeping bag! Multiple sanitary facilities are available in the center or in another building next to the house. Wifi is available. You will cook your own meals in a fully equipped kitchen in the community center from provided food supplies.
This workcamp is wheelchair accessible. It is also suitable for volunteers with lighter type of disadvantage such as social, economic or geographical.
Hlásnice 43, Hlásnice, 785 01, Czechia between 14 PM and 18 PM. Please note it takes at least 3 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.
Prohibition of alcohol consumption while working. Please, bring clothes and shoes suitable for work and a raincoat in case of rainy weather. You need to bring your own sleeping bag! Workcamp is suitable for volunteers who want to volunteer outside in nature, are interested in participating in the celebrations of the village, want to get to know rural life in the Czech Republic, and want to actively participate in presenting the idea of volunteering to young people. Information for allergic people – you can get in touch with blossoming flowers and grasses. The community house is equipped with a barrier-free entrance and toilet, it is possible to provide adjusted sleeping and supplement the shower with handles and a seat for a person with reduced mobility.
Number of volunteers:16
The work will be mostly outside and manual. It includes cleaning and maintaining of the garden - removing branches, raking grass and leaves, removing debris, setting up a compost, cleaning a fountain and possibly other similar work. The garden is within walkable distance from the accommodation. Please, bring clothes and shoes that are suitable for work.
The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Local Action Group Podlipansko in the small village of Dobrichov. This Local Action Group (LAG) focuses on the development of all parts of the region and helps to distribute European and state subsidies in order to improve the quality of life in the entire Podlipansko region. Podlipansko is a typical rural and agricultural area located in the Central Bohemian Region in the very heart of the Czech Republic. One of the LAG’s projects is the reconstruction of the rectory in Dobrichov. The aim of this workcamp is to restore its neglected garden, so that cultural or environmental events can be held there. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of the UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Location: The village Dobrichov is located in the district of Kolín in the Central Bohemian Region, about 14 km northwest from the nearest big town Kolin. It is surrounded by large towns such as Kolin, Sadska, Cesky Brod and Pecky. Dobrichov lies in the Elbe lowlands, which contributes to the fertility of the surrounding fields. In the village there is a grocery store, a pub, a football field, tennis courts, archeological park Pichora and a church. Leisure: You can get to know the local community through football and volleyball tournaments or visit the nearby Radim Castle. Also just in the accommodation area there is table tennis, table football and a piano. You can play lacrosse, basketball, and badminton, try archery, and do many other sport activities.
Accommodation is provided in the fully renovated premises of the former rectory. You will be sleeping on mats. Please bring a sleeping bag. You can also bring an inflatable mat for better comfort. There are three toilets, a shower, and a small kitchen available. Lunch will be provided by a local partner, but breakfast and dinners will volunteers prepare on their own using provided supplies. WIFI is available. The address of the location is Dobrichov 24, 289 11.
Don’t forget to bring clothes and shoes that are suitable for work, and a sleeping bag. Smoking is restricted in the whole area. This workcamp is suited for volunteers with hearing impairments/deafness and people with other type of lighter disadvantages such as economic, social or health related. Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.
The meeting point is the accommodation and is at any time between 16 - 17 o’clock. The easiest way to reach the meeting point is to take the train to Pecky train station. The accommodation is located at a 15 minutes walk from there. There is a good train connection between Prague and Pecky. Note that it takes around 1 hour to get there. There is a train departing every 30 minutes.
Because the work will take place outside in the garden, beware of allergies to grass, pollen, insects, etc. Don’t forget to bring clothes and shoes that are suitable for work, and a sleeping bag. Smoking is restricted in the whole area. Study part: Explore and learn about the two local towns of Kolin and Pecky or go on a train trip to the town of Kourim and see its historic center. You can also visit the archeological park and ancient burial ground dated back to 1-4 century AD and learn more about the Marcomanni’s tribe which used to inhabit the place. You can check or local partner’s website (Czech only but you can use Google translate): www.podlipansko.cz
Code:ESC EACEA 1
Where:International scout center Tortuga in Nymburk - before and after the camp. (50.18244379914904, 15.043216949141328) A campsite in the village of Jizbice (8 kms from the town of Nymburk).
Number of volunteers:5
The aim of the workcamp is to bring together the Czech and international volunteers, people with or without disabilities, kids, youth or adults - just all! This workcamp is primarily for people with autism to whom you will assist. Volunteers will cooperate with Czech assistants and help their fellow campers with daily tasks and participation in the camp program. During the camp (10.-17.7.2022), volunteers might work longer hours, nevertheless, there will be enough time for rest and trips before and after the camp. Study part: Volunteers will learn about different types of disabilities. Through their trained campleaders, they will get to know how to assist the people in their daily life. Volunteers will have a chance to learn some basic Czech phrases – which will be helpful during the camp.
This workcamp takes place in the town of Nymburk and in a small village of Jizbice (Central Bohemia region) in cooperation with the local NGO Center for All. Center for All celebrates 17 years of organizing free-time activities and summer camps for children and youth with and without disabilities this year. The activities take place in a reconstructed barn with a beautiful garden in Jizbice and in the headquarters of the organization in Nymburk. The aim of the workcamp is to help the Center for All to prepare and run a summer camp for people with or without disabilities. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.
International scout centre Tortuga in Nymburk - before and after the camp. (50.18244379914904, 15.043216949141328) A campsite in the village of Jizbice (8 km from the town of Nymburk). The campsite in Jizbice is located in a garden with a big barn. There is a playground, forests and an outdoor swimming pool.
Before and after the camp In Nymburk you will stay in an international scouts’ centre Tortuga (Center for All headquarters) – in rooms on mattresses in your own sleeping bag. There are 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a big garden. You will prepare your own meals as a group. During the camp in Jizbice, you will sleep on the mattresses in big tents in the garden. There is a bathroom with toilets and showers at the campsite. You will eat together with the participants and the organizers, all meals will be provided by the local partner. Please bring a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat and a torch. WiFi is available.
This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual workcamps; detailed info will be provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.
Nymburk train station at 1 P.M on the 10th of July 2022. Please note it takes around 1 hour to get there from Prague. There is a good connection between Nymburk and Prague by train. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.
A short motivation letter sent with the application form is required. All the volunteers will be asked to send a medical certificate stating that they are fit to work with children and a sworn declaration of the nonexistence of any criminal record. We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills who enjoy working with children and youth. Bring games and ideas for activities. Alcohol consumption and smoking are allowed for 18+ volunteers only under specific conditions and after the agreement with the local partner.
Where:The village of Vysoká
Number of volunteers:8
Work will be diverse and manual, you will be able to choose according to your interest and physical abilities. The tasks will include plastering, wood working, renovation of wooden and metal elements, painting, mowing the grass, landscaping etc. Please bring clothes that can get dirty and/or damaged, good shoes, a cap to protect yourself from the sun and raincoat for rainy days. The work takes place at the same area where you will be accomodated.
The workcamp is organized in cooperation with a NGO Farmstudio, an independent cultural center located in an historic agricultural farm in the village of Vysoká in the Kokorin region. Farmstudio focuses on contemporary live art and culture in connection to cultural and natural heritage. They organize international art residencies, contemporary art exhibitions, creative workshops and multi-genre cultural events. The area is undergoing a gradual reconstruction of the cultural and historical building without any subsidies or other support from public sources. The goal of the workcamp is to help with this reconstruction. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Location: Farmstudio is a former farm in the village of Vysoká located 8 km from Melnik, close to the protected landscape area Kokorinsko. The village is a place with a population of about 1000 inhabitants, there is a grocery store, pastry shop, two churches, post office and a pub near the football pitch. The telephone signal of the main operators is available. Leisure: Swimming in a nearby natural lake, improvised summer cinema, a campfire, hiking in the protected landscape area Kokorinsko
The complex includes a residential building, a gallery building (former granary), a studio building (former stables and barns) and two uncovered buildings of former barns. You will sleep in the residential building in two big rooms with 14 beds, blankets and sheets are available. There is also a kitchen, 3 toilets and 2 showers. You will cook all your meals together as a group, preferably vegetarian. Wifi is available, but the connection might be weak.
This workcamp is suitable for volunteers with hearing impairments/deafness, mental health issues, with restricted movements - in a wheelchair (only active and otherwise physically fit person) and with other ligther types of disadvantages such as economical, social or health related. The parenthal authorization is only required for vounteers that are less than 18 years old at the beginning of the workcamp. Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.
Farmstudio, Vysoka 26, 277 24 Vysoka between 4 and 7 pm. Please note that it takes around 1 hour to get there from Prague by public transport. There is a bus from Prague to Vysoka every two hours. It takes just 2 minutes walking from the bus station to the Farmstudio. The exact travel information will be provided in the infosheet.
The workcamp is suitable for volunteers interested in contemporary art, cultural heritage, nature and manual work. Allergies notice - cats are moving freely around the area, some places might be dusty. Study part: Farmstudio presentation of its own history, development and vision; a photography workshop; a lecture on contemporary art and a lecture on sustainable construction. Have a look at the photos from the previous year: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/farmstudio-art-history-and-nature-2021 and/or the local host website: http://www.farmstudio.cz
Code:SDA ESC ALL 2
Number of volunteers:10
Your work will mainly consist of manual work of all kinds. These include weeding, planting, hoeing, harvesting, watering, storing, watering etc. In addition to vegetables, there are grown medical herbs, which you can also help to collect and process. You might also do gardening work and help out with maintenance of the farm and its premises. You will mostly work outside in the farm area or on the fields which are located within walking distance (500m) from the farm. Bring suitable work clothes and shoes, a hat, and raincoat to protect yourself from sun and rain.
This ESC project is organised in cooperation with the NGO Free Farm in Ceske Kopisty, which is part of the Camphill Community movement. It is a family-like community that welcomes people with and without disabilities and creates a pleasant environment for everyone to live and work together. Vegetables, herbs, and fruits are grown and processed organically. Free Farm aims to raise awareness on biodynamic farming and the role of a farmer nowadays. The goal of the workcamp is to connect people from different countries and experience the operation of a Czech organic farm, develop a tolerant open society and acquire a responsible approach to the world. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.
Location : Ceske Kopisty – a small village near the historical town of Litomerice. The farm uses 11 hectares of fields; there is a garden and a yard with a couple of animals (a cow, a horse, chicken, ducks, pigs). The area is quite vast – there are 3 residential houses, a candle workshop, and a common hall. There are 8 adults, 4 children and 7 people with special needs living there. You might meet around 10 other external co-workers. Leisure: Barbecue with the members of the community, playing football, visiting the local pub, swimming in the river, visiting the nearby Terezin Memorial at the location of the former concentration camp for Jews and the Terezin Ghetto Museum. You can also go on trips to the nature protected area of Ceske Stredohori and/or visit historical cities of Litomerice, Usti nad Labem.
Accommodation is provided directly at the farm. You will sleep in the attic on mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bag! There are two showers with hot water, two toilets, a common room, and a kitchen available. You will prepare breakfast and dinner together as a group. Lunch will be prepared by the members of the community, you will eat all together with the community. Ingredients, including local organic vegetables, will be provided by the local project partner.
This workcamp is suitable for persons with visual impairments/blindness, hear impairments/deafness, mild mental health issues, lighter types of disadvantages - social, economic, health As you will stay in the place where people with various disabilities live, there are certain rules you are asked to respect: smoking and consumption of alcohol within the community area are restricted, and it is necessary to respect the privacy and night rest of the residents. Be aware that not all members of the community can speak English. Please, bring a sleeping bag, enthusiasm and good mood! This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual workcamps; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.
Ceske Kopisty 5, 412 01 Terezin between 2-5pm. Please note it takes 1 hour to get there from Prague - Nadrazi Holesovice station. The accommodation is located 200 metres from the bus station “Terezin, Ceske Kopisty”. Detailed information will be provided in the infosheet.
The workcamp is mainly suitable for people who are interested in farming and community life. You can learn more about the Free Farm on: www.svobodny-statek.cz. Study part: You will learn about the Camphill movement, Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy theory, living in a community, and biodynamic agriculture. Together you will talk about Czech, European and each other’s cultures and various related topics. There is also the possibility to organise workshops focused on eurythmy and intuitive pedagogy. The volunteers are encouraged to organise an international evening for community members on their own initiative and present their national cuisine and culture. Bring your favourite recipes and some specific ingredients if needed. Have a look at the photos from the previous year: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/esc-free-farm-2021.
Number of volunteers:10
The work will consist mainly of manual activities in the forest. Working with wood (chopping, cutting, hammering), digging ponds, building wooden barrages, cleaning the area around the stream. You will need waterproof shoes or rubber boots, clothes that can get dirty or damaged and a raincoat. The place of work is not far from the accommodation (2 km). Volunteers will go on foot by taking a paved road through the village.
This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the Local Action Group Mezi Hrady (“Between Castles”) that strives to improve the quality of the environment in the 20 cities between the castles Karlstejn, Krivoklat and Tocnik in Central Bohemia. Mezi Hrady unites schools, associations, entrepreneurs, firefighters, farmers, church representatives and citizens. The aims of the workcamp are to draw attention to the problem of drying up of the landscape, to support water retention in the soil and to involve locals in the environmental activities. The volunteers will clean a stream bed and restore ponds, which have a retention capacity and can improve the lives of amphibians, insects, and plants. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of the UN SDG15 Life on Land.
Location: The village of Hudlice is located in the district of Beroun, Central Bohemia, about 7 km west of Beroun and about 35 km from the capital Prague. 1,200 inhabitants live here and the village is located in the protected landscape of Křivoklátsko (https://www.regiontourist.cz/co-podniknout/lokalita/krivoklatsko). Transport connection to the village is good by bus about 12 minutes from Beroun (from Prague to Beroun about 35 minutes by train). The walking route from Beroun is 9 km long through the forest. Telephone connection in the village is good. 49.96240386380657, 13.954151070577732 Leisure: Hiking in Krivoklat region, visiting lookout towers, castles and chateaux (Nizbor, Krivoklat, Karlstejn, Tocnik), in the area of accommodation it is possible to play volleyball, football, badminton, or other ball games.
Accommodation is provided in a reconstructed building of the football club (https://www.skhudlice.cz/fotoalbum/areal/p5300987.html). It is located in a quiet location with beautiful views approximately 300 m from the village. Volunteers can use the entire 1st floor, including a kitchen, a meeting room and a bathroom (4 -6 showers). Volunteers will sleep in one room in their own mats. It is necessary to bring a sleeping bag and a good mat. There is a volleyball court, a grassy area for football or other ball games. There is also a place for barbecue. WIFI is not available. Volunteers will cook for themselves in an equipped kitchen in the place of their accomodation. There is a smaller shop in the village.
Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets. Bring clothes and shoes that are suitable for work, a raincoat, a hat to protect yourself from the sun. You will have an opportunity to introduce your country to the locals - bring a special item that represents your country.
In village Hudlice, near the town of Beroun. Exact address: Hořejší 411, 267 03 Hudlice, (GPS: 49.9635305545846, 13.953311259659408), anytime between 13 - 16 P.M. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.
The workcamp is suitable for volunteers interested in nature, knowing the locals, hiking and manual work. Study part: A lecture with an ecologist and a beekeeper, a visit to the local Matuska Brewery and a trip to the capital city of Prague.
Number of volunteers:5
Most of the time you will work at the Jewish cemetery and in the Shakhs synagogue (about 90% of working time) where you will help with maintenance of outdoor areas (cleaning pavements, weeding, cutting and raking grass, maintaining graveyards, etc.) You will also help with preparation of the Jewish Culture Festival which takes place in Holesov during the workcamp. Please, bring suitable shoes and working clothes. You will also work on the weekend (because of the festival) but you will get enough time off.
The workcamp takes place in Holesov, a small Moravian town, known for its large prewar Jewish community. This community was almost exterminated during World War II and there are very few members left today. There is an important Jewish heritage in Holesov – an old synagogue and also a grave of one of the greatest Jewish scholars - Rabbi Shabbatai HaKohen (also known as Shakh). The workcamp also supports the work of the Cultural Centre of Holesov which maintains the local cemetery and other Jewish monuments and organizes the annual Jewish Culture Festival. The goal of this workcamp is to maintain the Jewish cemetery, help with the organization of the festival and learn about Jewish heritage.
The project takes place in Holesov (12,000 inhabitants), a historical town located in the south-east of the Czech Republic. It is well known for its important Jewish heritage such as a rare synagogue from the 16th century or Holesov cemetery - an important place of pilgrimage for Jews. In your free time you can go on a trip to the UNESCO site of Kromeriz, visit the pilgrimage hill of Hostyn or the open-air museum of folk architecture in Rymice. You will also have free entry to all cultural activities organized by the Cultural Center and to the local swimming pool.
You will be accommodated in the building adjacent to the Holesov Castle in Holesov. There are beds, showers, and toilets available. Blankets will be provided. You will prepare your own meals together as a group or you can eat in local restaurants. You are also invited to an annual traditional lunch with city officials and the mayor. WIFI is not available in the building - only at the synagogue and the castle.
Please beware that the work will take place outdoors and suitable clothes and shoes are needed. Also, we recommend protection from the sun and ticks.
The meeting point is Zámecká 1279, 769 01 Holešov (place of accomodation), in the afternoon between 16 PM – 20PM. The easiest way to reach the meeting point from Prague is to take the train from Prague to Hulin and then to take another train from there to Holešov. The journey takes around 3 and half hours. Detailed travel information will be provided in the Info sheet.
Volunteers interested in the Jewish culture are especially welcome! International volunteers preferred, but czechs can still apply. You can check out photos from our last workcamp here: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/jewish-holesov-2020/
Where:In the village Janovice
Number of volunteers:12
The work will be manual and might be physically demanding (depends on your capabilities). You will be removing plaster, carrying loads of the site, mowing the grass, cleaning up the upper floors of the brewery, digging holes and working with a pickaxe. Easier work includes cutting tree branches and bushes, cleaning the area of a garbage, painting, sanding wooda and lacquering, raking grass and cleaning windows. It is necessary to bring clothes that can get dirty, suitable shoes and a headlamp.
In 2018, Association for the Renovation of the Brewery in Janovice took over the more than 200-year-old and neglected brewery in the village of Janovice near Rymarov. The brewery is located in the protected landscape area of the Jeseniky mountains. The aim of this workcamp is to reconstruct, revitalizace and clean up the old brewery in order to fulfill the long term goal of the association – to brew their beer again for the first time since 1946 and turn the brewery into a local cultural center for residents of Janovice.
Location: the workcamp takes place in the historic Brewery of Janovice near Rymarov, which is located in the Jeseniky Protected Landscape Area. The brewery is also part of the Janovice Chateau complex. Janovice is a small village with 670 inhabitants located in the foothills of Praded Mountain (the highest peak of Jseniky Mountains), therefore offers many fantastic trips. Leisure: there are so many beautiful places for trips! Nearby, there is the Janovice Castle, Church of St. Michael in Rýmařov, the lookout tower in Nova Ves, Franz-Franz Nature Reserve, village monument zone in Stará Ves, Nature Reserve Pstruzi potok, Oskavy waterfalls, Devil's Stone (Stone Sphinx), Baroque bridge in Dolní Moravice, the ruins of Strálek Castle or Mala Stahle Museum Further away there is the Praded mountain, Sovinec Castle, Slezka Harta Dam and Resov waterfalls.
You will be accommodated directly in the brewery building, in a newly reconstructed flat. There is a bathroom with shower and washing machine, two toilets and a kitchen. There is enough space for everyone to sleep comfortably (beds, sofa beds, sleeping mats). Remember to bring your own sleeping bag. The volunteers will cook all the meals together in the fully equipped kitchen. The local partner usually helps with cooking. There is a local grocery shop (1km away, car ride can be arranged).
Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets. This workcamp is suitable for volunteers with light mental disability and volunteers with other light type of disadvantage such as economic, social or health related. The parental organization is only required for volunteers that are less than 18 years old.
Janovice near Rymarov. The meeting time is . Please note that it takes at least 3-4 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.
Workcamp is especially suitable for lovers of history and beautiful nature. Please beware that you can work in enclosed spaces or at heights. Study part: You will go on a tour of the city Rymarov, learn about the brewery's history or get to know locals at a barbecue with the mayor of the town. You will have a unique opportunity to visit the Janovice chateau or the Rešov waterfalls. Allergy notice: dust, mold and dandelions in summer.
Number of volunteers:12
You will work mainly in the monastery complex and prepare some parts of it for reconstruction (for example removing old plaster or pulling out old floors). You will also help in the monastery orchards (removing invasive plants, piling up hay, landscaping, gardening, etc.). The work will be varied and adjusted to the physical abilities of the volunteers. The place of work will always be within 15 minutes walk from the accommodation. You will work about 6 hours a day, depending on the weather from 9 am to 4 pm, with an hour-long lunch break. If it gets too hot, a longer lunch break or the earlier start of the work might be arranged in agreement with other volunteers.
The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the association Hojnost strives for more affordable local, healthy food and supports local farmers and small producers in the area. From 2019, Hojnost cooperates with the Cistercian monastery Porta Coeli in Předklášteří where the workcamp takes place. You will work in the monastery complex and the monastery orchards, and help the village with some landscaping activities, you will also help the local farmers and florists. During communism, the building served as an agricultural cooperative and as a storehouse for books. In this workcamp, you are actively contributing toward the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).
Predklasteri. A small village (1,400 inhabitants) about 30 km from Brno. It is situated in a picturesque landscape and it is considered to be the gateway to the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. The monastery is located in the middle of the village of Předklášteří, there is also a shop, a post office, a bus stop, a 20-minute walk away is the Tišnov train station, where some express trains stop on the Prague-Brno line. GSM signal and Wifi available. Leisure : Village game - discovering the surroundings of the monastery, board games, themed games created for educational programs in the monastery, hiking in Loučka Valley. We will also organize a guided tour of Brno or a visit to Pernštějn Castle (you should be ready to pay a small entrance fee).
You will be accommodated in the monastery on mattresses but you can bring your own hammock/camping mat and sleep outside. Everyone is required to bring a sleeping bag! There is a shower and a toilet inside the building and two more showers and four dry toilets outside. Wifi is available. Because of environmental and ethical reasons this workcamp is vegetarian/vegan. Usually, two volunteers from the team cook a meal for others. Bring your favorite recipes.
The workcamp takes place in the area of the monastery with a community of nuns still living there, so it is obligatory to behave respectfully, respect the quiet hours at night, and not consume alcohol. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the nightlife during your trip to Brno. Only vegetarian/vegan cuisine. This workcamp is suitable, for volunteers with hearing impairments/deafness, mental health issues or other lighter type of disadvantage. See photos from the previous workcamp: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/volunteers-in-porta-coeli-monastery-2021/
Porta Coeli 1001, 666 02 Předklášteří. The meeting time is between 4 PM and 8 PM. The easiest way to reach the meeting point from Prague is to take a train or bus from Prague to Brno, where you have to change and take another train from Brno to Tišnov. In Tišnov you can take a local bus that takes you to Předkláštěří (in front of the monastery) or you can walk to Předklašteří (cca 25 min). Please, have in mind that the journey from Prague can take you around 4 hours. Detailed travel information will be provided in the infosheet.
The workcamp takes place in the area of the monastery with a community of nuns still living there, so it is obligatory to behave respectfully, respect the quiet hours at night, and not consume alcohol. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the nightlife during your trip to Brno. Only vegetarian/vegan cuisine. Study part : The Feast of Cultures will be organized during the second week of the workcamp. You will have an opportunity to present the culture and cuisine of your country. You will also go on a guided tour of the monastery and see parts of the monastery where the public is not allowed! You will learn a lot about the history of the monastery, which also represents the history of Moravia and the Czech Republic. Please bring clothes suitable for work, a hat, sunscreen, and suitable shoes.
Code:ESC EACEA 3
Number of volunteers:5
You will work with the elderly and participate in occupational therapy. You will help to organize leisure time activities, garden parties, go for walks with the residents, assist the nurses with daily tasks, and potentially do some manual work (e.g. gardening, cleaning, helping in the kitchen, etc.). It is very much welcome if you come with your own ideas and initiative on how to break the routine in the center. Please bring your favorite music, pictures, or small games with you to share with the elderly.
This workcamp takes place in the outskirts of Prague 15 and is organized in cooperation with the Centre for Social Care and Nursing which provides support and assistance to users of the service who have found themselves due to their age, health, chronic illness, or crisis in their personal life in a situation where they are dependent on the help of another person. This workcamp aims to support intercultural and intergenerational exchange, gain mutual understanding, respect, and maybe even a new perspective on life. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing and UN SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities.
Prague 15 is a municipal district located on the southeastern outskirts of Prague. There is Kozinec hill, where the existence of an old Slavic fortified settlement is documented, and Hostivař reservoir. There is also an ornithological ringing station and the Center for Ecological Education in the city district. Toulcův dvůr, Prague. Prague 15 has a lot of green areas and good facilities for sport. There is a swimming pool in the neighborhood. Besides, you can visit Prague city center, see exhibitions, visit nearby castles or go hiking in the countryside.
In a nearby hostel (Na Šancích - Turínská 1494/1, 109 00 Praha 15), in rooms with beds and linen. Each room also has its own bathroom. You can see the photos of the accommodation here: https://www.nasancich.cz/ubytovani. You will have breakfast in the place of your accommodation, lunch, and dinner will be provided in the canteen of the nursing home (Janovská 486, 109 00 Praha 15-Horní Měcholupy)
Please bring something traditional from your country which you can share with the residents. Workcamp is a pleasant refreshment for the center because the routine changes and there are young people among the residents. Workcamp is suitable for all empathetic, creative, and cheerful people who respect the elderly. You can get a certificate confirming your voluntary service in the Center for Social Care and Nursing.
Place of your accommodation Na Šancích - Turínská 1494/1, 109 00 Praha 15 between 1 pm and 5 pm. From the airport, you can reach the accommodation easily by taking public transport (a combination of bus and metro - leaves every few minutes). It takes approximately one and a half hours.
This project is supported by the EU program European Solidarity Corps. Some of the conditions differ from the usual workcamps; there will be detailed info provided after your acceptance. For more info about ESC visit https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en.
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