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Portugal: ECOMEZIO 31/08/2020 – 11/09/2020

Work

  • Ecological training
  • River restoration activities
  • Control of alien invasive species
  • Restoration of riparian forest with litter cleaning and trees plantation
  • Beneficiation of local fauna, flora, and landscape
  • Creation of a wildlife pond
  • Cleaning of pathways; waste removal
  • Valorization of local cultural heritage (embellishment of two chapels and surrounding area)
  • Encouragement of international exchange and exchange of experience
  • Presentation and discussion of the natural and social reality of the regions of origin of the participants
  • Promotion of environmentally and socially responsible attitudes and values
  • Development of action-training actions focused on individual and collective learning.

Accommodation and food

Participants will sleep in a sports complex in Lousada, in shared rooms with sleeping mattresses. There will be separated rooms for boys and for girls. The complex has locker room with hot water showers also separated by gender. Participants have to bring their own towels and hygiene products. The organization will provide breakfasts, lunches, break snacks, and dinners. Lunches and dinners are prepared/cooked by the municipality staff and served at the sports complex canteen, but some lunches will be served outdoor(sandwiches, fruits, etc.). All meals are vegetarian.

Location and leisure

Lousada in North of Portugal

Project hosted by

This camp integrates the Municipality of Lousadas sustainability agenda, which includes many environmental projects, always in cooperation with local communities. This camp will be organized by a team of biologists experienced in both science and animation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about environmental management and nature conservation and engage in conservation-training activities in the rivers Sousa and Mezio, which need cleaning and ecological restoration in some parts. Volunteers will also get to see and learn about our flora and fauna, local culture, food, rural landscape, etc

Requirements

  • High sense of citizenship and environmental protection.
  • Will to work for nature protection and improvement.
  • Will to learn and share nature protection techniques and good practice
  • Language skills (English preferable, but also Portuguese and Spanish)
  • Always be punctual
  • Always respect others opinions
  • Will to interact with local community and culture

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FULL – Nepal: Stop Global Warming 17/09/2020 – 29/09/2020

Work

To conduct rally to inspire the surrounding about global warming effects. Conducting discussion for different age groups to collect their understanding about global warming and look for realistic solution.

Accommodation and food

Volunteers stay with the host family/hostel identified by VIN. The living conditions at the host family/ hostel are simple and basic. Male and female volunteers will share the same living area but have separate sleeping rooms. The volunteers sleep on simple beds / mattress. Please bring your sleeping bag.

Location and leisure

There are lots of sightseeing options in and around Kathmandu. If you arrive early or if you are planning on staying in Nepal after your work camp finished, VIN also organises weekends travel tours to Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara, Nagarkot at an additional cost if you are interested.

Project hosted by

Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) is a NGO with the mission to empower marginalized communities through inclusive and holistic development programmes. This is done through the following project areas: Education, Health and Environment, Economy, Basic Infrastructure. Within the above project areas we conduct the following programmes: Women’s Empowerment, Children’s Development, Youth Empowerment, Disaster Risk, Reduction, Environment and Conservation, Public Health and Medical Care: https://www.volunteersinitiativenepal.org

Meeting point

VIN staff will pick each volunteer from the airport. The volunteers are requested to send their flight details to VIN on time so that we can send our staff with your name card and VIN’s Logo.

Additional comments

The participation fee 200 Euros (30 Euro for transportation) is to be paid on your arrivals at VIN Office or upon booking the placement by Paypal or bank transfer.

Requirements

Basic English, Interested in working in group and with Children, Easily adaptable in local Environment, Flexible.

Hier bewerben!

Bist du Flüchtling? Wir unterstützen dich

Als Anlaufstelle für Flüchtlinge, deren Bezugspersonen und Fachleute vermitteln wir Freiwilligeneinsätze in der Nachbarschaftshilfe oder Praktika in verschiedenen Branchen. Wir unterstützen dich bei der (Lehr-) Stellensuche und bieten neben hilfreichen Informationen einen PC-Arbeitsplatz in unseren Büroräumlichkeiten mitten in der Stadt Zürich an.

Wir unterstützen dich….

Bei der (Lehr-) Stellensuche oder bei der beruflichen (Neu-) Orientierung und zeigen dir mögliche Anschluss- und Übergangslösungen auf. Damit du einen Weg in die Arbeitswelt finden kannst.

Bei uns kannst du…

Freiwilligeneinsätze in der Nachbarschaftshilfe, Praktika in verschiedenen Branchen oder einen Platz in einem Freiwilligen-Camp in eindrucksvoller Natur finden. Seit 2018 öffnet unser Verein mit dem Projekt «Einstiegshilfe Workcamps für Asylsuchende» bestehende Freiwilligeneinsätze für Menschen aus dem Asylbereich.

Beratung

Wir bieten Hilfe im ganzen Bewerbungsprozess – vom Schreiben von Bewerbungen bis zum Vorbereiten auf Vorstellungsgespräche.

Die Voraussetzungen…

…du wohnst in der Stadt oder im Kanton Zürich. Du bist motiviert zu arbeiten und deine berufliche Zukunft anzugehen.

Virtual Workcamps – Volunteer from home!!

At this moment due to the spread of the new coronavirus, many borders are still closed, flights are suspended and some countries are still in lockdown. That means, of course, that it is impossible for many volunteers to travel. But let’s look on the bright side – it is still possible to meet people from all over the world online! And the most important to support and encourage people who might be affected the most!

Workcamp Switzerland has organised four virtual workcamps in May 2020 under the motto „Boots your resilience“. Around 100 participants from almost 30 countries took part in our virtual workcamps. Enthusiastic professionals hosted the workshops on a voluntary basis to encourage people from all over the world during the challenging corona crisis. Participants were able to plunge into series of workshops to stay mentally fit, find new inspiration and feel the collective energy. Despite contact and travel restrictions, we succeeded to promote international exchange through art, music, improvisation, mindfulness, dance, yoga, etc.

Work

Our international partners are still inviting you to take part in many interesting virtual workcamps. Here you can find ONLINE BOARD with other recent projects and activities and new ones will be added.

Join the virtual workcamp and volunteer in a different way! What will we be working on together? Many workcamp organisations started finding meaningful tasks that can be done together online: speaking clubs, discussions on environmental problems, „Do it youself“ camps, workcamps dedicated to moral and physical health, self-improvement and much more.

And of course, you can exchange ideas, experiences, language, music, recipes and much more with the other online volunteers, just as in a real workcamp. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together!

Location

This workcamp will be taking place entirely online. It is accessible to everybody with a working internet connection. No borders, no visa, no need to travel, so you are saving CO2-emissions which is really nice for our beautiful planet! While it is important to keep physical distance at the moment, we can create social proximity in the digital world.

Project hosted by

Virtual Workcamp is a joint project of many workcamps organisations worldwide. Our partner organization IBG in Germany came up with this idea after the beginning of the spread of coronavirus worldwide and they are rightfully pioneers of the international volunteering movement online.

„We believe that especially in times as challenging as these, it is important to raise our voices for solidarity and international friendship. International workcamps were created 100 years ago to work towards mutual understanding, peace and solidarity beyond borders. Let’s keep this spirit and find new ways to get to know and support each other.“

FULL – Tanzania: Kilimanjaro-Easter Childrens‘ Camp 12/04/2020 – 25/04/2020

Work

We are expecting to work with 30-60 children from the community, between 5- and 13-year-olds, mostly pre-school and primary school students. Volunteers’ tasks will include: Games: indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Gardening: ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour etc. Nature activities: bird watching, tree planting, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms and insects which are found in the area. Academic development: Holiday’s homework, various competitions aiming to motivate children’s academic development and getting ready for the new academic semester. Painting: painting class rooms at the local school.

Accomodation and food

Local residential house in the village. Mattresses will be provided in shared rooms, water and electricity will be available. Our kitchen-volunteer staff will be available to prepare meals however, volunteers are expected to help in dish washing, kitchen cleaning and food preparation. Vegetarian meals will be available for the entire period of the project.

Location and leisure

The word „Marangu“ means a place with too many water streams. It is one of the most popular places in Tanzania. Located at the foot of Africa’s tallest mountain, the quaint village of Marangu offers fascinating insight into both modern Tanzanian life and into the lives of the Chagga people who once withstood vicious Maasai raids through the ingenious use of tunnels. Many Marangu residents are farmers growing bananas, vegetables and coffee. However, the biggest source of income is tourism. The Marangu route is the most popular hiking route in Africa. The facts and reality of Marangu makes this place to be accessible with all social, economic and security facilities. You will not regret to be in Marangu, Kilimanjaro. Being in Northern Tanzania known as the capital of cultural, natural and tourist attraction you will have a good number of options: Cultural & Eco tourism around Chagga communities in Kilimanjaro, Masai in Arusha and the neighboring regions. Hiking – there is a possibility of Hiking in Kilimanjaro mountain nature forest. Wild-life safari – Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks. Mountain Climbing – Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru and others. Water side relaxation – Lake Chala, water falls etc.

Project hosted by

Most schools in Tanzania have vacation on the Easter season, and during this time kids are expected to join family members for extracurricular activities, educational tours and other studies outside class rooms. However, the experience has indicated that most students do not have any structured activities that are fully involving them for personal and academic development. As a result, bad influences in the society during holiday time have affected the kids significantly since they join different peer groups and have limited supervision of their parents or guardians. This project is aiming to fill in the gap through effectively utilizing the vacation time and to allow students/kids to join structured activities which will contribute to their growth. At the same time also allow parents to focus in productive economic activities.

Meeting point

Volunteers will be picked up at Umoja Lutheran Hostel, located along Liwali Street in Moshi town on the 12th April 2020 at 16:00 hrs. (You may wish to reserve your accommodation in this place if arriving before the date/time indicated.)

Additional comments

Non-Tanzanian volunteers are required to have business visa in order to join this project. Visa is available online and can be also obtained at the airport or other border of entry on arrival by presenting UVIKIUTA invitation letter.

Requirements

Potential volunteer on this project shall:- be interested to work with children and teenagers. be interest to work outdoors with sports and nature activities. be open-minded, open to learn and contribute. be able to work independently and be flexible.

Hier bewerben!

FULL – Philippines: First High School for Hearing Impaired 1/06/2020 – 31/03/2021

Work

• Develop/prepare learning materials and visual aids
• Assist the teachers in daily classes
• Facilitate sports activities/ events for the students and PWD
• Assist other relevant activities of the organization

Accomodation and food

Living with host family (expect to have a shared room with your host sister or brother)

Location and leisure

Macopa St. Basak. San Nicolas, Cebu City

Project hosted by

The First High School for Hearing Impaired (FHSHI) is a high school in Cebu City to serve persons with hearing disabilities since 1982. It offers relevant educational opportunities to persons with disabilities as hearing impaired, visually impaired those with learning disabilities, the physically handicapped. We have been aiming to win the learners back to school as place of fun, friendly and fostering atmosphere for learners to be functionally literate.

Project Activities

• Compile all the conducted activities especially in the speech/language sessions and classes
• Train at least 1 to 2 Special Education Teachers to continue its program implementation in speech/language
• Organize intercultural activities for the teacher and student

*This project is divided into two periods because of school holidays: from 1 June, 2020 to 30 November, 2020 and from 1 January, 2021 to 31 March 2021.

Requirements

• Sociable and can easily mingle with staff, volunteers without prejudice, etc.
• Independent and requires less supervision.
• Willing to learn sign language.
• Innovative, industrious, adventurous, creative and fun loving.

** MTV fee is Euro 400 for the first month. Additional Euro 300 per month from second up to fifth month.

Hier bewerben!

FULL – Belgium: Festival Jam’in Jette 18/05/2020 – 25/05/2020

Work

Volunteers will help on several aspects of the festival logistics, such as assembling and dismantling of tents, building and putting up the decorations, transporting and unloading of material, installation of the “NGO village”, waste management, … Therefore volunteers should be aware that work will be physically demanding. Volunteers will work with all people working on the festival (technicians, stage managers, facilitators, organizers…). During the festival, which will take place on May 22th (in the evening) and May 23th 2020 (all day long), volunteers will have the possibility, if they wish, to be integrated in the different teams (tickets, bar, catering…).

Accomodation and food

Volunteers might sleep in tents on the site of the festival. In this case the living conditions are very rudimentary similar to the set-up of a “scout camp”. Volunteers might be accommodated by a friendly neighbour but this option is still to be confirmed and will be communicated to the volunteers later on. Sanitary facilities will be accessible in a building nearby. Please bring your sleeping bag, a mattress and toiletries. If you have the possibility, you can also bring your own tent. Keep in mind that nights can be very cold in Belgium. Meals will be taken with the diverse teams of the festival.

Location and leisure

The workcamp will take place in Jette, one of the 19 municipalities of Brussels-Capital Region, located in the northern part. Volunteers will stay on the festival site, on “Parc de la Jeunesse”. The site is easily reachable by public transport.

Project hosted by

Installed since 2008 in the “Parc de la Jeunesse” in Jette, this free festival has developed a strong identity. Jam’in Jette is a world music festival with bands from across the world, playing various style of music, against a backdrop of artistic activity (open stages, creative workshops…) for all ages. This festival aims to promote sustainable economy, ecological and social development. The 2020 edition should gather about 16 000 festival-goers. This year, the festival is going to celebrate its 10 years ! So some surprises are in preparation for the anniversary of this decade. Jam’in Jette is:

• a world music festival
• accessible to all, especially given its FREE access and the diversity of the programme
• mixed, multicultural, multilingual, multigenerational
• warm, welcoming, family-friendly
• committed, entertaining, optimistic
• festive, creative, colourful
• local, giving the opportunity to the inhabitants of the area to present this unknown and charming part of Brussels

More information (FR)
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Meeting point

The meeting point will be in Brussels on 18/05

Additional comments

Please bring good working shoes and clothes that can get dirty, warm clothes as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather. If you have a music instrument or juggling material, feel free to bring it! A project-related motivation letter is required.

Hier bewerben!

FULL – Germany: Dance and help create a new art space! 4/04/2020 – 19/04/2020

Work

Do you want to spend two weeks getting creative in an artistic and international environment? Then come to Stolpe, where a former cement factory waits to be transformed by you into a new and exciting art space! Hosted by the artist community Ponderosa, in this work- and art-camp you will be able to create and explore on two levels: In the first part of the day, you will participate in dance workshops by professional international dance and performance teachers, exploring movement and finding your unique expression in dance. In the second part, you will help build a new cultural space out of a former factory by for example painting the ware houses, building simple platforms for sitting/chilling /tenting, creating new info signs for our visitors, helping local architects and set designers with basic construction work, creating/decorating the bar, & party spaces for festivities, gardening/planting in our new urban agro- forest plot… the tasks will be as diverse as your workcamp group!

Accomodation and food

You sleep in beds in shared rooms in a newly renovated building on the area of the cement factory. You cook together.

Location and leisure

Location: 90 km northeast of Berlin on the Polish border in the Odertal nature reserve. Activity: Dance workshops with our teachers* and assistance in beautifying the cultural park Free time: Bicycles are at your disposal with which you can move through the beautiful landscape of the Oder Valley nature reserve. In Brandenburg with its many lakes there are also many great swimming opportunities in natural surroundings. On weekends you can also plan a trip to the dazzling metropolis of Berlin or even to Poland.

Project hosted by

Kulturstolpe
Ponderosa-Dance

Additional comments

You don’t need any previous experience in dance, bring your curiosity for movement and design with you.

Requirements

You don’t need any previous experience in dance, bring your curiosity for movement and design with you.

Hier bewerben!

FULL – Canada: Projet intergénérationnel 23/02/2020 – 8/03/2020

Work

Le Quartier des Générations wants to revitalize its site. Volunteers will do landscaping and build various equipment to improve the available services and activities. They will also participate in many social events alongside the elderly, where volunteers and participants can share life stories. TASKS :

  • Construction of a winter hiking trail
  • Holding SKI outdoor social activities (adapted for wheelchairs) with the elders of the Quartier des Générations
  • Preparation of seedlings for the garden
  • Indoor social activities with seniors
  • Preparation and participation in the 2020 winter wonderland
  • Provides computer support to seniors to break isolation

Accomodation and food

Volunteers will be sleeping in a brand new community room. They will have access to a cafeteria on week days but will have to cook their own meals on weekends. They will have access to Wi-Fi.

Location and leisure

The Ahuntsic neighbourhood in the north of Montreal is not only urban but also peaceful. Bordered by the Rivière des Prairies, it has many attractions such as the magnificent Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park and the Promenade Fleury, which attract outdoor enthusiasts as well as gourmets. Located about ten kilometres from downtown, Ahuntsic is one of Montreal’s hidden treasures. Quartier des Générations is located 10 km of the downtown.

Project hosted by

Le Quartier des Générations is an innovative and community-oriented seniors’ residence. It allows people from different generations to meet thanks to its collective spaces, unifying activities and different housing types. With its unique approach, the organization wants to inspire other senior living environments across Quebec.

Additional comments

*** PLEASE DON’T BUY YOUR FLIGHT TICKETS BEFORE GETTING YOUR VISA AND WORK PERMIT CONFIRMED ***

Hier bewerben!

FULL – Germany Lohra Castle 13/10-25/10/2019

Work

Because around the outer walls of the castle trees had been grown up during the last two decades, actually the castle is partly not seen from the valley. So, besides taking care of green areas the volunteers will help to cut the trees around the walls in order to expose the view to the castle and will transport the wood to the storage place as well as splitting and stacking the wood.

Accomodation and food

ACCOMMODATION: shared rooms with 2 – 5 beds in 3 guest houses, warm shower (limited hot water), 1 camp kitchen (cold water), coal-burning stoves

FOOD: The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

Location and leisure

Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of the castle Lohra begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1,000 years old. Today, it includes twenty buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a Romanesque chapel, a manor house from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th and the early 20th centuries. The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, exhibitions, concerts and other activities with international participants took place in the castle. LEISURE TIME The camp places are mostly situated in small villages in rural areas, so the participants should not expect busy places and normal city activities for the leisure time during the working days. Small trips in walking distance are possible in the afternoon. On the weekends it is possible to organise an excursion to nearby cities or to have other leisure activities.

Project hosted by

The history of Open Houses Network dates back to the mid-1980s, when a group of young people started to restore village churches in East Germany in voluntary work to protect them from decay. The engagement for these buildings united people who enjoyed the freedom these activities provided and who filled these rooms with life again in ways which by far exceed the craftsmen’s work done – through exhibitions, concerts, making music together or just sitting by the camp fire. Meanwhile, rooms free of political and ideological pressure are no longer urgently required; however, places have become rare where people can meet without commercial pressure, free of bureaucracy and institutionalism, free of nepotism and the exclusion which it produces. What should be easy – to go somewhere in order to meet people and to work together – has become difficult. The tightrope walk between, on the one hand, public activities in a monetary and functional sense, and the retreat into private life on the other, is very difficult, and it requires a lot of power and permanent efforts to tackle red tape and financial restrictions. Free spaces are less and less understood as common property, and are permanently being cut back. The idea of public property seems to have gone out of fashion, and places of common responsible work have become rare. Open Houses Network tries to create and protect such spaces. In this process, we do not want to be the do-ers, but be people who have a vision, who want to initiate something, but who also are aware of depending on the co-operation of others. We understand our projects and events as offers – as offers to create space for commitment, for changes, for meetings.

Meeting point

More detailed information will be sent later on the infosheet

Hier bewerben!