About the local hosting organizationThe partner of the project is the Regional Association for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development (BROZ), established in 1997. The activities of BROZ are focused on practical nature conservation and supporting the sustainable development mostly in the region of southwestern Slovakia. The activities of BROZ focus on Danube river restoration projects and rehabilitation of adjacent waterways and wetlands.
About the volunteer workThe work will be done at the local Eco Farm and Eco Center, where the volunteers will spend time helping with the renovations. Participants will also help the organization with a kids horse race on July 2; install the race obstacles, build tents, distribute posters and clean, amongst other tasks. Besides the horse race, volunteers will take care of the animals (sheeps, horses, cows, goats) and will help with the environmental conservation efforts of the local nature protection areas. Volunteers will pick up trash and remove invasive plants.
Local accommodationThe volunteers will stay in the local farm house where beds for sleeping are provided. The accommodation in tents is possible. A sleeping bag is needed. The centre has fully equipped kitchen, toilets and showers. The volunteers will prepare food by themselves (breakfasts, dinners) and the lunch will be provided by the local partner. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
About the project locationThe workcamp place is on a 3km long Velkolelsky island near the village Zlatna na Ostrove. The Danube region offers many ways for volunteers to spend their free time. Volunteers can swim, do horseback riding, go birdwatching, fishing and kayaking. There are also thermal swimming pools in nearby Komarno, Velky Meder and Kolarovo.
RequirementsYou should bring a sleeping bag, warm clothes, raincoat, working clothes and gloves, swimming suit, repellent, pictures, recipes and songs from your home country. Any cultural items will be used at a multicultural evening event.
Extra info about the projectStudy Part: The workcamp will be visited by INEX Messenger who will organize a workshop focused on current issues in Europe. The volunteers will prepare the "Feast of cultures", an international food festival for the local community, and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps follow the rules of the Sustainability campaign. The camp is organized with the support of Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s 142,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Johnson Controls’ commitment to sustainability dates back to its roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through its growth strategies and by increasing market share, Johnson Controls is committed to delivering value to shareholders and making its customers successful. Summary: Come to a workcamp in Zlatná na ostrove and gain unique experiences and new skills while living at a beautiful eco-farm! “Put down your phones, enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Slovak nature”.