Where:Zemun Polje, Belgrade
Number of volunteers:10
Volunteers will be engaged in several different tasks: - Facilitation of workshops for children during the day – 4 days a week (participants are invited to share a topic of their interest and prepare some workshop accordingly – sport or music skills are more than welcome); - Field work – 2 days a week (picking tomatoes and peppers, production of “ajvar”, a traditional Serbian side-dish -twice during the camp); 2-days a week -renovating local sport courts for soccer and basketball. - Assistance in preparing meals for children and cleaning-up of the center; - Organization of a public event (with a topic to be agreed upon). Considering that “Evo Ruka” is in close cooperation with the organization “Permaculture of Serbia” and the Foundation “Intergenerational Volunteer Center”, there is a possibility to organize thematic workshops in this field (healthy food production, composting and recycling, making homemade cakes, fractals). We will agree on these activities and topics at the first meeting with volunteers.
“Evo ruka” is an organization founded by parents of children with disabilities, who fosters social activism and a proactive approach to solving problems in the local community, especially in relation to the target group. The organization developed sustainable agricultural production in Belgrade in order to provide financing for the work of the association and the Inclusive Center, launched in 2013. “Evo ruka” has a great experience in organizing summer program, various volunteer actions and corporate volunteering, good cooperation with socially responsible companies and visibility in the media and on social networks: http://evoruka.org/
Workcamp will be situated in Zemun polje, in suburbs of Belgrade, away from the center of 16 Km, and from the centre of Zemun 9 km. Zemun is a particularly interesting municipality with a great tradition and touristic aspect. It is very interesting to tourists. An excursion to Zemun - tour of Gardos Gardens and the island of Lido is planned. Within their free time, volunteers can visit Kalemegdan fortress, Ada Ciganlija lake and the Belgrade city center (since it is easily reachable by public busses)
“Evo ruka” has accommodation capacities for 8-10 volunteers. The accommodation will be organized in their Inclusive Center. Volunteers will prepare meals on their own, with ingredients provided.
Volunteers should have a high motivation to work with groups and want to work and help. Desirable experience. A motivational letter is required.
Where:Ruski Krstur, Kula
Number of volunteers:10
The work will be held in different locations in the village. In cooperation with the sports association “Rusin” and with the help of the locals, the volunteers will set up and renovate old basketball, handball and soccer courts. Also we will set up the benches, tables, sports equipment… The volunteers will take part in organizing different sports tournaments and activities for the local youth and work on promoting healthy and active lifestyle.
The Tourist Association “Ruski Krstur” was founded in 2013 in order to promote the touristic potential of the village. Seven associations joined their work and activities in order to represent, enable and create the touristic profile of the village Ruski Krstur.
Ruski Krstur is a village in the municipality of Kula. The village is mostly inhabited by Ruthenians who in this region have a centuries-old tradition and the cultural centre of the Ruthenian nationality in Serbia, in Ruski Krstur. The workcamp will take place on two locations. The first one is in the centre of the village (kids’ amusement park) and the other is at the end of the village by a small lake. The volunteers will meet the activists from youth association “PACT RUTENORUM” Touristic sightseeing of Ruski Krstur will be organized (museum, Vodica, pool, a tour of the village in a carriage...) A workshop with women's association „Bajka“(making homemade pasta, traditional Ruthenian dishes). A field trip with bicycles. An excursion is going to be organized in consultation with the volunteers, creative and educational workshops as well.
The volunteers will be accommodated in a sports hall in the centre of Ruski Krstur. Sleeping is on the mattresses, so you need to bring your sleeping bags. There are two bathrooms available. Volunteers will prepare their own meals from the ingredients provided by the organizer.
Number of volunteers:10
The main point of the sounding workshop is to combine the songs and sounds from all over the world (mostly from home countries of the workshop participants) using different instruments and connect them all into one compound performance in accordance with the theme of the camp. Also, the idea for the this workshop is based on picture and sound interaction and wider communication as well as possible collaboration with other workshops that take place in Kosjeric camps (STREET GALLERIES and KIDS WORKSHOP). The work process will be separated into three phases: Sound and spaces – participants would carry out music for the video material that will be recorder in various localities; Sound and colour – in cooperation with mural workshop, participants will produce several compositions connected with mural and graffiti that will be produced during the camp.
The idea of the Kosjeric Art Camp originated from The Club of Friendship based at The Centre for Anti-War Action in Belgrade. The first camp in 2001 was deliberately set outside the city of Belgrade in order to make a smaller local community benefit from international inputs, but also to give a chance to international participants to explore the capacities of a Serbian inner city and its surrounding natural beauties. This will be the 15th year of art workcamp in Kosjeric. http://artcamp.ktowngroup.org.rs
Kosjeric is a small town in the western part of Serbia (120 km south from Belgrade), well known for its beautiful nature. Thanks to its natural features and well organized authentic rural tourist households, Kosjeric is one the leading destinations of rural tourism in Serbia. Main agricultural activities of Kosjeric are cattle-breeding and fruit production, so the whole area is abundant in fruit orchards of extraordinary quality, around which livestock enjoy the freedom to roam in the pastures.
Local host families or rooms in a shared house.
Number of volunteers:10
Volunteers will be clearing the invasive vegetation and cleaning the riverside areas within the 'Kovilj-Petrovaradin Wetlands). Just 5 years ago, the area was inaccessible for local population and tourists and there were no activities implemented in the area. Nowadays the situation is better (certain parts are accessible, some wooden infrastructure has been set up, ecotourism programmes are being implemented), but there is still a lot of work ahead of us, thanks to previous work camps. Ultimately, the aim of the camp is to contribute to raising awareness on the importance of conservation of special nature reserves through implementing quality ecotourism programmes. The volunteers will get the chance to know more about the ‘Kovilj-Petrovaradin Wetlands’ through workshops about flora and fauna, bird watching trips and other specially designed activities. Additionally, there will be possibility to know more about the concept of volunteering.
Vojvodina Environmental Movement (VEM) is one of the contact points of YRS–VSS involved in sending and hosting volunteers for more than 8 years now, and has organized more than 50 educational and volunteering camps all across Vojvodina. VEM is a non–governmental organization that aims at the creation of sustainable communities, by working on development of environmental protection, ecotourism, youth and volunteer programmes. Educational camps have for their goal to improve Kovilj-Petrovaradin swamp. www.pgv.org.rs
Sremski Karlovci is situated on the slopes of the Fruska Gora Mountain, just by the river Danube, in the region of Vojvodina, North Serbia. It is a small, picturesque town with rich past and represents the centre of the Serbian culture and history. It is the place of the oldest Serbian high school and the oldest Serbian theological school, together with the Chappell of Peace (place of peace treaty between the Ottoman Empire and the Holy alliance, famous for the first usage of the “round table” in history). Besides natural richness (Danube and Fruska gora) there is Kovilj-Petrovaradin wetlands (international protected bird area), The Court’s garden and Strazilovo. During the leisure time we can offer guided tours around the town and Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia or Fruska Gora mountain, depending how we make an agreement with volunteers.
Ecological Center Radulovacki. The room is equipped with baths (towels provided), work rooms, beds (bedding and pillows provided), access to the and the Internet. The volunteers will be accommodated in rooms with four to six beds. The room is equipped with a kitchen for preparing meals.
Volunteers should be prepared for outdoor work, at possible high temperatures.
Number of volunteers:10
The volunteers will continue the work from the previous years in the area of the fortress Kupinik, destroyed in 1521 when Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent conquered this region. You’ll join the team of volunteers led by a local archaeologist in the continuance of the field works in the compound of the Kupinik fortress in Kupinovo. The workcamps of last years and this year are the first conservation works on the fortress probably since it was destroyed. The volunteers will clear the area under the vertical parts of the fortress walls and the paths towards the fortress connecting it with the village. The volunteers will also participate in organizing and help during the local manifestation - The days of the DRAGONS. This manifestation is being held in the honour of Serbian Despot Vuk Grgurevic Brankovic, remembered by people as The Dragon Fiery Vuk, who was a member of the Knight's Order of the Dragon, and he used to rule in Kupinik, where he died 533 years ago. The core of the program are knight games, an exhibition of medieval weapons, a medieval bazaar and table and a concert of spiritual music, and trying out medieval armour and weapons to illustrate knightly struggles. Also, organizing several workshops: calligraphy (art of fine writing) and forging, as well as archery workshops, in an attractive and interactive manner, visitors will conjure up the beauty of old crafts and skills.
The Srem Region has been permanently inhabited since the early Stone Age with many clear signs of life just below the ground surface. Thanks to those signs we are able to see activities, ways of life even the way of thinking of the inhabitants of past time. The overall excavations of all historical layers show that this part of the region has an extraordinary rich cultural background. The locality “Ethno house” in Kupinovo village should provide evidence on communities living here since the Iron Age. Many of the localities are endangered due to agriculture or construction, especially in industrial zones, but not this one. The first excavations started five years ago and after four workcamps the results were very positive.
Kupinovo is 50 km south-west of Belgrade in the Srem Region. It is well known by the famous special protected area “Obedska bara”, the oldest protected area in Europe. There are some very important cultural and historical monuments in this area which will be shown to the volunteers during leisure time.
in two renovated houses in the Ethno Park, sleeping on mattresses. Bring your sleeping bag! Food will be prepared by a local cook.
This is a perfect workcamp for students of archaeology/history or anyone especially interested in archaeology and history.
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