Where:Zlatna na Ostrove, Slovakia
Number of volunteers:10
The work will be done at the local Eco Farm and Eco Center, where the volunteers will spend time helping with the renovations. Participants will take care of the animals (sheep, horses, cows, goats), help with cleaning the stalls and will help with the environmental conservation efforts of the local nature protection areas. Volunteers will help with preparation of the event “horse day”.
The partner of the project is the Regional Association for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development (BROZ), established in 1997. The activities of BROZ are focused on practical nature conservation and supporting the sustainable development mostly in the region of southwestern Slovakia. The activities of BROZ focus on Danube river restoration projects and rehabilitation of adjacent waterways and wetlands.
The workcamp place is on a 3 km long Velkolelsky island near the village Zlatna na Ostrove. The Danube region offers many ways for volunteers to spend their free time. Volunteers can swim, do horseback riding, go birdwatching, fishing and kayaking. There are also thermal swimming pools in nearby Komarno, Velky Meder and Kolarovo.
The volunteers will stay in the local farm house where beds for sleeping are provided. A sleeping bag is needed. The house has fully equipped kitchen, toilets and showers. The volunteers will prepare food by themselves (breakfasts, dinners) and the lunch will be provided by the local partner. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
You should bring a sleeping bag, warm clothes, raincoat, working clothes and gloves, rubber shoes, swimming suit, repellent, pictures, recipes and songs from your home country. Any cultural items will be used at a multicultural evening event.
Number of volunteers:8
The work will be focused on preparation of free time activities for group of 40 children. The children will be divided into 2 groups of 20, first one aged 8 – 11 years and the second one aged 12 – 15 years. These groups will be running at the same time. The main purpose of the camp is to give an opportunity to local children aged 8 to 15 years to improve their English skills and create environment for communication in English. The volunteers will help with organising activities, games, creative workshops and intercultural program for children. The workday last 6 hours, lunch included. The material will be provided by local partner.
Zdruzenie rodicov pri ZS na ulici SNP is an NGO established in 2003. Aim of this NGO is to help primary school ZS SNP in Surany with providing educational, cultural and sport events. Members of this NGO are parents of kids attending school ZS SNP.
The camp will be organized in the town of Surany – a railroad hub in the Nove Zamky District, Nitra Region, southern Slovakia. There is a trip planned during the weekend to Banska Stiavnica – a beautiful mining city in the heart of Slovakia. Volunteers can learn to bake traditional Slovak baked goods with a local skilled grandma, or can go swimming into a lake or just walk around the town. In addition, during the stay in Surany there is a possibility to visit a former local sugar factory, which now hosts the biggest bike hall in central Europe and a private exposition of veterans.
Lodging will be provided in the classrooms of elementary school on mats, a sleeping bag is needed. Volunteers will be in charge of preparing the food – breakfast, dinner. Lunch will be provided in the restaurant. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
MOTIVATION LETTER IS NEEDED! Good level of English and previous experience with work with children are welcome. As volunteers are staying in the school and will work with children, alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs are not allowed. Bring a sleeping bag, a swimming suit, some info materials and pictures of your country, materials which could be used in your workshops and games with kids, musical instrument to play nice music, some ideas for games with the children, your enthusiasm and a smile on your lips :).
Where:Slatinka, Zvolen, Slovakia
Number of volunteers:10
The work will be done around and in the village of Slatinka. The volunteers will help in the garden behind the Eco Center and with reparation of the building of the Eco Center. Cleaning the area in Slatinka, grass cutting, land-art along the riverside, planting flowers and bushes, helping at the park of Lanice, close to the town of Zvolen. The working hours are divided as follows: 4 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.
The Slatinka Association was established in 1993 as a reaction to the construction of the Slatinka water dam on the Slatina River. The association’s mission is to work at the basin of the Slatina River, to protect the environment and preserve natural areas while spreading consciousness of the project’s effects on nature. One of their main aims is to bring life back to the village of Slatinka, since many people had to leave due to the dam construction. Workcamps like this one have been organized in Slatinka since 2011.
Slatinka is a little village near Zvolen located in the Central part of Slovakia. The village is surrounded by beautiful nature with many touristic routes and hiking opportunities. The volunteers may visit Zvolen, where they will find a castle, a historical center and other interesting sites.
Volunteers will stay at a local school called the Eco Center. The center has an outdoor shower that requires participants to manually heat water before each shower, and the toilets are dry (outhouses). There will not be access to running water, so water will be delivered or taken from a well pump for showers. Drinkable water will be provided by local partner. On-site access to electricity is available. There are two bedrooms with mattresses, but a sleeping bag is required. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers themselves. The food will be mostly vegetarian.
Bring a sleeping bag and a mat, working clothes, warm clothes, raincoat, strong boots, swimming suit, headlamp and a smile on your lips :). You may also bring musical instruments and USB with your favourite songs from your country to share/play with the group.
Number of volunteers:10
The volunteers will organize free time activities for young people with disabilities from the NGO Barlicka. The centre has been working with people with disabilities for 16 years, trying to help them to live independently. The activities for young people with physical disabilities will be organized during the daily summer camp – summer activities, trips, competitions, and games. The volunteers will use non-formal education activities to encourage recycling and energy saving.
Association Barlicka (Little crutch) has been working with young people with physical disabilities since 1999 by establishing a centre to help them live independently. The association has been offering: activities in a social centre on a daily basis; practical school; courses (theatre, dance, music, PC, etc.). Later they also built a centre for mothers and services for elderly people. The workcamps have been organized in Barlicka centre since 2013.
The camp will be organized in the city of Presov – the 3rd biggest city in Slovakia located in the eastern part of the country. The volunteers can enjoy the old historical centre, the castles around Presov and the cultural life in the city.
Lodging will be provided in the centre of the NGO Barlicka, on beds. A sleeping bag is needed. Volunteers will be in charge of preparing the food – breakfast, dinner. Lunch will be provided. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
MOTIVATION LETTER IS NEEDED. Bring a sleeping bag, a swimming suit, some info materials and pictures of your country, materials which could be used in your workshop with people from Barlicka, a musical instrument to play nice music, some ideas for games with the children, your enthusiasm and a smile on your lips :).
Number of volunteers:6
The volunteers will organize free time activities (e.g. workshops, trips to the lake, games, sport activities, etc.) for people with mental and physical disabilities. The activities for them will be creative, musical, rhythmic, sport or other workshops. The ideas for the activities are invented and created by the volunteers who want to help with social integration. The camp is THE event of the year in the life of youngsters and adults with disabilities and the whole Integra centre.
Social centre Integra provides care for their clients – young people and adults with heavy mental and physical disabilities and in lots of cases also for people with inhibited senses. Most of the clients are on wheelchairs and are visiting the centre on daily, weekly or annual bases. The volunteers in the centre are breaking down the routine of the clients and employees. The workcamps have been organized together with Integra since 2005. The clients are looking forward to the workcamp and meeting the volunteers.
The capital of Slovakia – Bratislava is situated in the south-western part of Slovakia next to the border of Austria and Hungary. It has a fascinating history and culture, a magnificent Old Town, a picturesque castle on a hill just above the city, and – last but not least – the night life has a lot to offer, too ;). Terminal: Airport, bus and train station in Bratislava. Meeting point: Integra centre Tylova 21, Bratislava, around 5 pm.
Lodging will be provided directly in the building of the Integra centre. A sleeping bag is needed. Volunteers will be in charge of preparing breakfasts and dinners by themselves, lunch will be provided. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
MOTIVATION LETTER IS NEEDED. Bring a sleeping bag, a swimming suit, some info, materials and pictures of your country, materials which you could use in your workshops, games, activities for clients, a musical instrument to play nice music, some ideas for games with the youngsters and adults, your enthusiasm and a smile on your face :).
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