Dans chacun de nos camps en Suisse, il y a un responsable qui prend en charge des tâches spéciales au sein du groupe. Les conditions à remplir sont les suivantes :
- tu aimes prendre des responsabilités
- tu as déjà eu l’occasion de conduire un camp ou tu disposes d’expériences similaires
- tu as au moins 23 ans
- tu parles l’allemand (et/ou le suisse-allemand) et tu peux bien communiquer en anglais.
- tu es intéressé(e) par les tâches socio-éducatives
Une expérience précieuse
La mission d’animateur ou de responsable de camp te permet d’acquérir des expériences spéciales et de renforcer tes compétences sociales. Les mêmes conditions de participation s’appliquent à toi que celles appliquées aux autres volontaires, à l’exception des frais d’inscription qui ne sont pas perçus à ton endroit.
La tâche du responsable de camp
- coacher les bénévoles
- coordonner les divers travaux
- personne de contact de Workcamp Switzerland et les partenaires du projet
- travail dans les domaines humanitaire, environnemental et culturel.
- gîte et couvert
- certificat de gestion d’un camp (utile pour les postulations)
- petite cotisation (CHF 450.-)
- amélioration des compétences sociales
- échanges culturels, acquisition d’une langue étrangère
Cela t’intéresse ?
Envoie-nous alors avec ton inscription une courte lettre (environ une demi-page A4), dans laquelle tu décrits tes expériences et ta motivation. Prends note que nous ne pouvons t’engager qu’en tant que responsable dans un workcamp en Suisse. Les tâches concrètes seront discutées lors d’un entretien personnel.
Témoignages du campleader Manuela Christandl – reportage du camp «Valle Bavona» 8th July – 21st July 2018
Simon (Belgium), Uri (Catalonia), Bülent (Turkey), Ahmad & Mo. Ali (Germany), Aurélie (France), Angelina (Russia), Zuzia (Poland), Raluca (Catalonia) and me, Manuela (Switzerland) we all found our way to the workcamp in Valle Bavona. There we spent two weeks working and enjoying life together.
Our work was to cut fields and uncover stones, stonewalls as well as houses from grass and plants. Special for this valley are that they used to create gardens on big stones. So they transported earth on top of it and created a way up, most of the time inaccessible for animals. Our work included cutting those gardens on top of the stones.
Another example of work was cleaning a field from all the grass and camomile except the «sea buckthorn» and «barberry». The goal was to create a specific field just for those plants. On the pictures above you see the place before and after. It was nice that Delio and Davide, the workers, explained for what we do the work and why we cut some plants and others not.
After the sunny, sweaty, strong working days we were of course hungry. Cleto, the restaurant owner, created delicious food for us. Pizza, Lasagne, BBQ, Risotto… and always a salad, as well as desserts. He and his partner Lila were grateful, happy and open minded. Cleto even joined us on Sunday and drove us with the bus around Locarno, Ascona and Bellinzona.
In addition to food and work there was another important part from the workcamp; Activities. There the participants get to know each other and share their culture and personal stories. The volunteers decided what they wanted to do by themselves. So all the free time we did so many different things such as „BBQ, enjoying the beach, going to the magic Blues festival, going to a bar, swimming in the river or pool, playing beach volleyball and football, cooking together, playing icebreaker games, card games and lots of other games, enjoying the day in cities nearby, renting a pedal boat, giving each other massages, singing and playing instruments, having dinner with locals and lots more. You see every evening and weekend was long and different, as well as intense. Everybody had also their time for themselves. They enjoyed their time in the internet-zone with their family and friends, sometimes left for bed earlier or went for a walk. It was an open group. The idea was whenever the participants were in the group, all were welcomed, doesn`t matter about age, character, country and gender.
The best activity in my opinion was the international evening. There we invited locals and all people from the project host, as you can see in the picture on the left. The participants created starters, main plates and desserts from different countries. We had a really nice, relaxed evening. We sang together and played the guitar and drums and in general shared a lot with each other about our lives.
After work, dinner and activities we were tired. Everybody knew that we are going to sleep in an underground shelter which was not really a cosy place but acceptable. However, a few of us also slept some days outside which was a hotel with thousand stars :D.
To sum up: I met unforgettable people with big hearts. To all I wish they can continue being social, open minded and flexible. Thanks for making this camp so wonderful.
Special thanks also goes to Fondazione Valle Bavona, Mariella and Ariele. They put a lot of effort in the whole project and made everyone comfortable. It was nice that they even organised on Saturday a trip up to the mountain with the cable car.