About the local hosting organizationTake part in an enriching experience that will teach you new skills in a communal environment. You will make a valuable contribution to the larger scale project of development and restauration of one of the Maritime Alps’ heritage sites - the medieval silver mine of Vallauria. The construction of this storage workshop dates back to the mining period at the end of the 19th century. After its restauration, this building will be used for storing maintenance equipment, as well as the materials and protective equipment necessary for visiting the mine. In addition, it will be used to house any material uncovered during archaeological digs within and around the mine.
About the volunteer workYou will work on the building’s exterior. Plastering and repointing each of the building’s facades using lime mortar. You will also build a structure which will reinforce the East façade of the building. This workcamp involves 4 days of work per week, from 08:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 17:30. A technical leader 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 on scaffolding; low height.