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About the volunteer workProject summary: The hermitage of Monte Barro Park is palced in a hilly area between Milan and Lecco, in the north of Italy. Thanks to its natural park that faces Lake Como and the medioeval archaeological site, the area is known at international level as a SIC (Site of Community Interest). Legambiente has always been involved in taking care and maintaining this natural area. Volunteers will help Legambiente local group to conserve and endorse this breathtaking natural habitat. Description: Project: Since it is a very important area also environmentally speaking, the more people are willing to help us take care of it, the better. Anyone represent a precious help for this magnificent natural area in the North of Italy. In fact, Legambiente have been in charge of taking care of this beautiful area for a long time now. Volunteers will be asked to help organising the San Michele festival by cleaning pathways, and preparing stands. Work: Volunteers will be asked to help organising the San Michele festival by cleaning pathways, removing weeds making sure that they are well-walkable. All this tasks will be fundamental to obtain a cleaner and even more beautiful park, which is what we expect from all this interventions. For what concern the San Michele festival, volunteers will have to mow the grass, position bins and chairs, and generally make sure that everything is in place in order to make the festival a pleasant experience for everybody. Study part: At the beginning of the camp there will be a meeting in order to show the volunteers the details regarding their work in the park.
Local accommodationAccommodation and food: The volunteers will be hosted in an hostel run by Legambiente itself inside the park, on the top of monte Barro. There, they will find a comforting dormitory, a kitchen, a dining room, bathrooms and so on... Wi-fi access is also provided. Volunteers will be taking turns cleaning all the rooms they will have access to and also cooking for all the group members. Volunteers might be hosted for the night in a single dormitory without separation of gender, unless it will be possible for the hostel to sort them in different smaller rooms. In that case, men and women will be probably separated.
About the project locationLocation and leisure: In such a small area (665 ha), volunteers will find a high variety of landscapes and biodiversity, matching with history and culture. Monte Barro is the only mountain in a hilly area between Milan and Lecco, close to Como Lake. From their accommodation on the top of the mountain, volunteers will have the chance to admire the beautiful landscapes. Volunteers will have the possibility to visit the archaeological site, the bird-watching point and the ethnographic museum located inside the Monte Barro Park while having relaxing walks.
RequirementsSpecific Requirements: The volunteers will work in a mountainous environment, therefore it will be necessary for them to be in a good health condition. A project-related motivation letter is required and if necessary a skype interview. Terminal: nearest airports: Orio al serio, Milano Malpensa; nearest train station: Lecco train station Language: English