About the local hosting organizationMagnan, small and peaceful municipality in the Gers region, welcomes you and invite you to come to meet its inhabitants, very committed to the survival of their heritage and always cheerful at the idea of seeing new faces! They are very motivated to protect their historic heritage and to preserve their village. An association was created to restore the chapel of Daunian, an old pastoral chapel dating of at least the XIth century. It is the last cultural building in mud brick in Armagnac area.
About the volunteer workVolunteers in Civic Service from Concordia have already started the restoration of the chapel and additional help will be welcomed! The altar of the chapel in mud brick will be made using an ancestral technique. A part will be made up of rammed earth and for the finishing work we will use mud bricks made by the children of the school of Magnan.
Local accommodationYou will be accommodated under tents in the garden of the place of life, with access to toilets, shower and a kitchen. You will participate in the preparation of the meals and we will favor the use of local products.
About the project locationMagnan is a small municipality on the border of the Landes, you will have opportunities to enjoy and discover the region. You can visit the cities of Mont-de-Marsan, Pau, Eauze and Tarbes which are in the surroundings; and also the festive city of Vic-Fezensac, which will be preparing its festival Tempo Latino. And for some fresh air nothing better than the leisure center of Plaisance du Gers situated not far from there!
Extra info about the projectBring working clothes and shoes (waterproof if possible, in case of rain). Bring a warm sleeping bag and a good camping mat (sleeping under tents), nights are sometimes fresh and wet. Tents will be provided but you can also bring your own. Do not hesitate to bring specialties from home, photos, games, music instruments, etc. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring their personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.