About the local hosting organizationThe workcamp takes place in a small town of Horni Marsov situated in the Krkonose (Giant) Mountains in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for environmental education and ethics i SEVER . SEVER is focused on environmental education and the promotion of responsible behavior towards nature and among people themselves. They cooperate with schools and organize programs for students and teachers. They organize educational and cultural events for the public. The aim of the workcamp is to renovate a residential centre in the local school used by SEVER for environmental programs and to get to know the sustainable way of living.This workcamp is sponsored by Johnson Controls.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will mainly help with the renovation of the residential centre. This will involve tasks such as painting walls, brushing and painting of furniture, window ledges, handrails, etc. All the necessary work tools including gloves will be provided. We recommend volunteers to bring old clothes that can get dirty by paint. Some work tasks will also include activities around the eco-centre TOUCH i physically demanding work with wood (cutting and moving) and less demanding work in the natural garden (weeding, mulching).
Local accommodationin the residential center at the school. There will be 2 rooms with beds available, WC, bathroom, common room and a small kitchen. Please bring your own sleeping bags You will prepare your own meals (mainly breakfasts and dinners) in the kitchen of the residential centre. Some lunches will be provided in the canteen of the eco-centre TOUCH. The canteen operates for all the staff of the eco-centre.
About the project locationNorth-eastern part of Bohemia, near the border on Poland. The town of Horni Marsov has around 1000 inhabitants and is located near the Krkonose National Park. Krkonose are the highest mountains in the Czech Republic and very attractive for hiking. Volunteers will work in two places i the eco-centre TOUCH (seat of the organization) and the residential centre (in the local school). Both places are within 5 minutes of walk. The area has a bit colder climate even in summer and a beautiful nature.Study part: Presentation of the organization SEVER (what they do to be sustainable), possibility to try environmental education programs for students, cooking evenings (local and international meals), excursion into the Krkonose National Park)Leisure time: Hiking in the beautiful Krkonose National Park, visiting other interesting sights (Trutnov, Arspach-Teplice rocks, etc.), using outdoor fireplace, borrowing materials for creative workshops.
RequirementsWe are looking for volunteers who like nature and are eager to learn how to be more sustainable. The local partner would like to show volunteers how to act sustainably (sorting out waste, cooking with local and bio products i no palm oil or fried food).