About the local hosting organizationThe Othona Community in Bradwell-on-Sea was founded in 1946. It is a residential centre for people of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds to seek a common understanding in the cause of peace. Othona has welcomed VAP volunteers since the early 1970's. Othona is a multi-faith non-dogmatic Christian Community founded next to one of the oldest churches in the UK (654AD). It fully involves non-Christians. It is an experimental community where work, play, drama, art and study are combined. Volunteers will be fully integrated in the life of the community.
About the volunteer workDuring the summer we will be helping with the day to day running of the community, and interacting with our guests and members, ongoing work to the grounds and gardens, ditches to be cleared and fencing to be repaired and painted.
Local accommodationIn tents (Please bring your own) close to the community centre. Food will be healthy and home-made. Vegetarian diets can be catered for.
About the project locationLOCATION: The Othona Community is situated on the east coast of Essex, next to a nature reserve. It is 5 Km from the nearest village. LEISURE: During the volunteers time there, there will be themed study weeks. Details of these events can be viewed on Othona's website http://www.othona-bradwell.org.uk/Events Outside their work duties volunteers are encouraged to join in these activities.
Extra info about the projectVAP HOSTING FEE: Volunteers will be asked to pay a fee of £80 GBP upon arrival. VAP charges this fee as without it we would be virtually unable to organise any projects in the UK.