About the local hosting organizationThe town of Montendre wishes to renovate and maintain its castle, a symbol of its heritage. Each year, by welcoming volunteers and international workcamps, the town of 3,000 inhabitants works on the restoration of its heritage, and contributes to the increasing opportunities of cultural exchange. Indeed, Montendre also hosts one of the international hosting centers of Solidarités Jeunesses. The municipality has recently implemented a walking tour around the castle. This project will be a continuation of the work done in previous years.
About the volunteer workThis year, you will work on the ramparts of the castle. The aim will be to comlpete traditional masonry work: the remove and replacement of the chalk mortar joints found inbetween the stones. You will also repair the walls: replace the stone and rebuild other parts of the stone walls.
Local accommodationIn mixed groups, indoors, in the hosting center of La Maison des Bateleurs.
About the project locationMontendre, Charente Maritime, located 65 km from Bordeaux. The goal is to share your cultural wealth with the people and associations of Montendre. You will participate in national heritage days (when all the heritage buildings of France open). Visits to the region will also be organized, collectively, as you wish: city tours, ocean and museums visits. Activities such as pizza parties and game nights will be organized to encourage you to interact with the other volunteers staying at the center. This will also be an opportunity to discover the association of Solidarités Jeunesses.