About the local hosting organizationTown hall of Villanueva de Algaidas a town of 4000 inhabitants located on the North of the province of Malaga, 60 km away from the coast. Town hall is interested to support volunteering and to offer different tasks to internationla volunteers in order to create a policy in this direction
About the volunteer workThe work deals about environment but in three completly different aspects or tasks. Firstly volunteers will organise a summer camp for local children. The idea is to teach them environmental and other principles in English so that they practise the basic English they learn at school. Secondly they will help in the irrigation and maintannance of the local parks, as there is a deficit of keepers and the Town Hall needs support. Thirdly they will help in a campaign against dog excrements which seems to be a bad habit of locals in Algaidas and gives a poor image to this lovely town.
Local accommodationAt a hostal to be ocassionally shared with piligrims on the way to Santiago.The hostal is simple . Has a single room, a kitchen a nice living room and two showers. However volunteers will have free entrance to the swimming pool so they can also use these facilities.Volunteers will cook for themseleves.
About the project locationVillanueva de Algaidas is located in the Famous Costa del Sol, 60 km away from MalagaStroll amongst ancient stone, enjoy the greenery of the olive groves and the brilliant white of the farmhouses, or go for a bike ride in the country; these are just some of the options waiting for you in Villanueva de Algaidas. This district, in the northwest of the Malaga region, and offers multiple options for combining activities, flavours and experiences as you wish.Villanueva de Algaidas is reach in archeologigal and patrimonial sites such as a complex of tombs, almost 3500 years old, the los Alcaides Necropolis. The archaeological remains are evidence of the presence of man in the area since the Copper Age. Two 9th century cave chapels move us forward through the centuries until 1566, date on which the Franciscan convent was founded, marking the birth of what is today known as Villanueva de Algaidas known as the Convent of Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion.There are two Mozarabic chapels lie very close to the ruins of the convent and will transport you even further back in time and other old sites.
RequirementsMotivated volunteers with good English Level . Basic Spanish will be valued