About the local hosting organizationYou will participate in the construction of a welcome centre and exhibition space that will benefit the association’s educational events, and will offer a new cultural element to our current program which includes a centre of documentation for past historical and archaeological work, conferences, educational content for children and teenagers, scientific publications concerning geological and mining heritage.
About the volunteer workYou will restore this building’s facades using lime mortar. The work will include removing outer layers of plaster, recovering the boards of the framework, reworking the plaster joints, using repointing mortar to repair the stonework wall and brushing the mortar joints. This workcamp involves 4 days of work per week, from 08:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 17:30. A technical supervisor will accompany you during your working day.
Local accommodationYou will be sharing a room with 3-4 other volunteers. Bathrooms are also shared. Meals are prepared by our kitchen staff. You will be asked to lend a hand with the preparation of some food, tidying the dining area, and washing the dishes.
About the project locationTende (06430) - 2 hours from Nice by train. The organisation “Neige et Merveilles” is situated at 1.500 metres of altitude in an isolated mountainous area, 10 km from the nearest village of Tende, and 50 km from Vintimille (Italy). You will discover the regional mountainous environment and sporting activities: hiking/ guided tour in the “Vallée des Merveilles” in the Mercantour National Park, swimming in the Bendola river, visiting local villages (Tende, La Brigue, Saorge), trying the Via Feratta and in the evenings, enjoying dance, photo-video sessions, stargazing, board games, barbecue, international meals. One day per week in addition to the weekend will be dedicated to activities outside of the workcamp.
Extra info about the projectPossibility of working at a height on secured scaffolding.