About the local hosting organizationDour Festival is a four-day music festival. 200 artists perform on four stages. More than anything, it is a unique concept and a wonderful atmosphere.More than 1.000 journalists came to the festival. These professionals are generally from Europe. Last year we noted the presence of journalists from Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Luxemburg, Poland, Reunion Island and the USA. The line-up is more international than ever, however we dedicate a large part of our program to home-grown Belgian artists.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will be part of the Croix Verte (the green cross). Your job is to keep the area clean and tidy. The team will collect and recycle the waste to give the festival-goers a nice and safe ground. Volunteers will also have to do physical work. Your job will be the same throughout the wholefestival. It could be heavy and repetitive. You will have to work during 5 days (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The festival dates will be in-between. Volunteers will have to work around 6 hours a day, probably early in the morning. During their free time, you will be free to go to the festival and enjoy the concerts (concerts start at noon and end at 5.00 a.m.).
Local accommodationA camping site is reserved for the volunteers. It is well located. There is also a bar. There are showers and toilets in the camping. You need a flashlight, toilet paper, bath towel, basic pharmacy, ear plugs… You can expect not to have hot water to shower. You need to bring all the things that will be useful to their stay because you will not be able to buy anything during your stay over there!! You need a tent and a sleeping bag (+ camping mattress, pillow,…) and all you think you need to go camping (there is no kitchen). You need to bring their own material to fix their tent if you need to do so!!! There will not be any building where you can sleep. If you do not bring your own tent and camping material, you will have to sleep in the mud!!! The organisation will give volunteers sandwiches, drink tickets and food tickets during the festival. There are a lot of shops, small snacks (pizza, fries, sandwich, Chinese…) and bars in Dour. If possible, you need to take kitchen material like a camping stove, plates, cutlery... to cook for yourself in the camping. → YOU NEED TO HAVE A SMALL BUGDET FOR OTHERS MEALS (about 10€/day)
About the project locationAfter work, you will be able to enjoy the concerts. The entry will be offered as well as the meals and the camping pass. Between each festival, you will be able to visit other cities. Dour and Mons websites will provide further information on the cultural sites and events in the region (museum, Scientific Adventure Park, the Museum of Contemporary Arts, cinema…). There are several opportunities of sports and outdoor activities. Dour: www.communedour.be City of Mons: mons.be Province of Hainaut: hainaut.be The Tourism Promotion Office for Wallonia and Brussels: opt.be Please visit the Belgian Official Tourist Site: http://www.belgique-tourisme.net/ You can also find guide books about Belgium on our website (in English and French): You can find here the website of our festival : http://www.dourfestival.be/fr/
RequirementsVolunteers are young people (18-35 years old) who want to work OUTSIDE and live in a VERY BASIC CAMPING. You have to be flexible and enthusiastic. You CANNOT have any physical condition. And most importantly, you must love music! Knowing the basics of French is very necessary. If they do not speak French, it is mandatory to speak good English