About the local hosting organizationSince 1992, the Social Centre Magazzino 47 organizes a summer festival of Radio Onda d Urto in Brescia. The Festival aims to finance the independent radio station RADIO ONDA D URTO and its activities. The radio station was established in the 70 s, and since then provides social, political and cultural information out of the mainstream media. The aim of the workcamp is to support an independent voice and, through it, the freedom of speech.
About the volunteer workInternational volunteers will make up a bigger team of volunteers helping SET UP and run the festival. Before the beginning of the festival the group of the international volunteers will help to construct the marquees, decorate the area, put up signage etc. During the festival the volunteers will help maintaining site infrastructure e.g. cleaning the area and waste sorting (for later recycling), helping at food stands and restaurants to prepare, sell and serve the food, clean the kitchen and other spaces, arrange the area for the performances, etc. However the volunteers may be asked to do other jobs according to the festival needs. The international volunteers will work for around 7/8 hours per day/night. The work will be done in pairs or small groups in different shifts (to be arranged together with the campleader) in the morning, afternoon and mostly late in the evening. During the free time the volunteers will have the opportunity to join concerts, performances, DJ-sets, etc. in the festival area. Please note that flexibility and adaptability are required, and there might be some physically demanding work from time to time (under the sun or rain sometimes). Be ready to work in a big team of national volunteers and hopefully become wonderful members of this great family International volunteers will have 2 free days, to be arranged with the festival organizers.
Local accommodationVolunteers will be hosted in a local social centre, called Magazzino 47 , a self-managed place for youth where social, cultural, and political activities are organized. For the whole duration of the festival the social centre is closed for visitors and reserved for the accommodation of the volunteers. There are several toilets and a shower. The accommodation is not well-connected with the festival area by public transport so different pick up shifts will be arranged with the organisers to go to work and to come back to the accommodation. Sleeping bags, goodwill and open-mindedness are required.
About the project locationThe festival takes place in Brescia, a city in Lombardy region in the north of Italy
RequirementsYAP project-related motivation form is required. Volunteers must be motivated to work hard to make the festival a success, be enthusiastic and open-minded.
Extra info about the projectYAP project-related motivation form is required. Volunteers must be motivated to work hard to make the festival a success, be enthusiastic and open-minded.