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Drapeau de IcelandIceland: THE HOT SPRING CAPITAL OF ICELAND (1:3)
Date: 2019-05-27 To 2019-06-06
Project Code: IS-SEEDS-SEEDS 037.
Project Type: Environemental project,Construction project
Project Fees: 300 EUR
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SEEDS volunteers will have the unique opportunity to work in the hot spring capital of the world, Hverageroi, volunteering for the municipality. The town is built above a hot-spring field, and derives its name from the Icelandic word for hot spring: .... Info

About the local hosting organizationSEEDS volunteers will have the unique opportunity to work in the hot spring capital of the world, Hverageroi, volunteering for the municipality. The town is built above a hot-spring field, and derives its name from the Icelandic word for hot spring: hver.

About the volunteer workVolunteers will mainly be working in the town of Hverageroi and the neighbouring surroundings. The main tasks include pulling and removing weeds and applying preservation on wood. Volunteers will also do some work in a forested area in the municipality, such as making and maintaining walking paths. Other tasks might be cleaning up and light maintenance in the public recreational areas of the township.No previous experience is necessary but the work is demanding and requires a good physical condition. The work can be repetitive as general gardening and maintenance tasks tend to be. Most of the work is outdoors, so volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible with the working and free-time schedule, as depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of the tasks or activities planned.Volunteers need to be prepared for working outdoors, be prepared to experience all kinds of weather and bring warm winter clothes as the tasks take place outside and it can get rather cold. Bring warm under-layers, waterproofs, walking shoes/boots, a good sleeping bag, hat scarves and gloves. The camp happens around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The bright nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the beautiful surroundings is unique.

Local accommodationSEEDS volunteers will be staying in a small local house with access to kitchen and bathrooms and will sleep on mattresses on the floor. Shower facilities in the building are basic but the participants will have access to the local swimming pool. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Volunteers will receive food supplies and be in charge of cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening.

About the project locationHverageroi is a South-Iceland town renowned for greenhouse gardening and its geothermal springs. It is located 45 km from Reykjavik, and may be seen from the vantage point of the Kambar mountain slope, as it spreads out across a 5,000 year-old lava field. Pillars of steam from the numerous hot springs in the town may be seen rising up out of the ground. In summer the town is a green community, abounding in trees. A green revolution is taking place as areas of woodland expand in and around Hverageroi, with the locals working together in order to further develop their blossoming town. The surroundings are a paradise for outdoor activities. To the north of town is one of the country s largest geothermal areas, Hengill, where plumes of steam can be seen from far. Hiking trails stretch from town through Elfusdalur valley, into the Hengill volcanic area, all the way to Nesjavellir and Singvellir National Park. Along the way are warm springs where bathing is possible.

RequirementsSEEDS volunteers will have access to the local swimming pool. There are also innumerable walking trails in the area that SEEDS volunteers will be able to explore in their free time. Other excursions can be arranged in the free days for SEEDS volunteers at discount fares (for example South Shore, Reykjanes or Snaefellsnes Peninsula).

Extra info about the projectParticipation fee EUR 300 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The fee includes the transportation from Reykjavik to the camp and back (on the first and last day of the camp) and includes the Golden circle excursion, which includes the magnificent Gullfoss -Iceland s most famous waterfall, Geysir ithe first geyser known to modern Europeans, and Singvellir National Park ia rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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Drapeau de IcelandIceland: HVERAGERÐI HEALTH and ENVIRONMENT
Date: 2019-05-27 To 2019-06-10
Project Code: IS-WF-WF11
Project Type: Agriculture project,Environemental project,Manual project
Project Fees: 350 EUR
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L’hôte sur place est la Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, qui fait partie de la Natural Health Association of Iceland. Chaque année, environ 2 000 patients bénéficient des programmes de réadaptation de la clinique qui visent à restaurer la .... Info

About the local hosting organization

L’hôte sur place est la Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, qui fait partie de la Natural Health Association of Iceland. Chaque année, environ 2 000 patients bénéficient des programmes de réadaptation de la clinique qui visent à restaurer la confiance en soi et la responsabilité personnelle du patient. Depuis sa fondation en 1955, la clinique jouit d’une solide réputation à l’échelle tant nationale qu’internationale. Il s’agit de l’une des deux plus importantes cliniques de réadaptation d’Islande.


About the volunteer work

La Natural Health Association possède un département d’horticulture et d’environnement qui comprend de la sylviculture, du jardinage et des serres : c’est là que prennent généralement place les activités des volontaires. Les activités consistent à cultiver des tomates, des concombres et préparer du thé à base d’herbes d’Islande. Tu fournis de l’aide dans la cuisine et, si besoin est, dans d’autres parties de l’association. Les activités dépendent fortement des conditions climatiques très variables. Apporte donc des vêtements adaptés aux activités en extérieur, mais aussi à celles dans les serres chauffées. La journée commence à 9h et se termine à 15h, et tu as droit à une heure de pause à midi pour manger.

Local accommodation

Tu loges dans un bungalow équipé avec plusieurs chambres pour deux personnes et un salon. Avec les autres volontaires, tu t’occupes du nettoyage. Le lit est fourni, mais tu dois apporter ton sac de couchage. Le wifi est disponible le soir, mais tu dois apporter ton ordinateur portable pour pouvoir t’y connecter.

Special info about the food

La Rehabilitation and Health Clinic se charge des repas : le menu est principalement végétarien, mais il inclut deux fois par semaine du poisson local fraichement pêché. La cuisine de la clinique est réputée à travers l’Islande pour sa haute qualité. Tu ne peux trouver mieux en matière de cuisine et de logement.


About the project location

Hveragerđi, qui signifie « jardin de sources chaudes », est un petit village d’environ 1 700 habitants situé à 45 kilomètres à l’Est de Reykjavík. Ce petit coin accueillant se trouve au sommet d’un champ géothermique très actif qui fournit du chauffage à des centaines de serres où poussent toutes sortes de fruits, fleurs et légumes. Même les bananes y sont cultivées ! L’énergie géothermique est l’élément vital de Hveragerđi, et tu ne trouveras probablement nulle part ailleurs dans le monde une telle merveille naturelle au milieu d’une région habitée. Près du village, il y a encore un autre site géothermique encore plus actif : Gufudalur, la « vallée de vapeur ». La vallée regorge de sources chaudes, de geysers, de puits de boue, de fumeroles et de trous de vapeur.


About the leisure activities possible

En tant que volontaire, tu as accès aux piscines locales chauffées par géothermie. Coutumes islandaises, les piscines naturelles ont toujours joué un rôle social clé dans la culture du pays. La plupart des piscines permettent de nager à l’intérieur comme en plein air et disposent de jacuzzis et saunas ou hammams. Hveragerđi est réputé pour ses beaux paysages pour les randonnées, dont une rivière chauffée par des sources chaudes. Notre partenaire organise aussi des weekends d’excursion à prix raisonnable vers les plus belles régions et merveilles naturelles que l’Islande a à offrir. L’excursion t’emmène voir des phénomènes et paysages propres à l’Islande : lagunes, chutes d’eau, régions volcaniques et géothermiques, glaciers, geysers, champs de lave, sources chaudes, chaînes de montagnes en rhyolite, trous de vapeur et même icebergs.


Requirements

une connaissance élémentaire de l’anglais est requise pour ce chantier

About the meeting point

Les vols internationaux arrivent à l’aéroport de Keflavík (KEF). WF propose une option minibus entre Reykjavík et Hveragerđi pour 60 euros et inclut une excursion Golden Circle et le trajet de retour vers Reykjavík après le chantier.

Extra info about the project

Les frais de participation s'élèvent à 350 euros et incluent une excursion au "golden circle"

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Drapeau de Russian FederationRussian Federation: LIFE IN COLOR: face-painting in Siberia -1
Date: Permanent
Project Code: RU-PZ-PZ-MTV-01
Project Type: Kids project
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The host organization is a young creative community, whose main interest is body- and face-painting. The initiative group participates in different social projects in Krasnoyarsk. Members of the community stand on development of their horizons and al .... Info

About the local hosting organizationThe host organization is a young creative community, whose main interest is body- and face-painting. The initiative group participates in different social projects in Krasnoyarsk. Members of the community stand on development of their horizons and always learning something new. The hosts invite international participants interested in face-painting art and in language exchange. There are two locations and two parts of the program respectively: from 28 may to 20 June in Krasnoyarsk, from 20 June to 1 July in St. Petersburg. If you prefer, it's possible to participate in the first part of the program in Krasnoyarsk only. It's not possible to take part just in St. Petersburg.

About the volunteer workVolunteers will conduct art classes, cultural evenings, children's workshops for members and guests of the organization. In addition, after the finishing a training, they will be involved in the organization of events with children. All materials and tools will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your ideas!

Local accommodationMembers of the organization will be glad to host volunteers in their families. It's possible place of residence may change during the project. Food will be provided in families. Also volunteers will have a dinner at the city restaurants and cafes.

About the project locationThe project will be held in Krasnoyarsk and St. Petersburg. All participants of the project will be met at the airport and delivered to the place of residence. Participants will exchange experience and learn about new trends in art and creative projects. It’s also a great opportunity for cultural exchange and language practice. Volunteers can visit some local see sights, such as National Reserve "Stolby" and cultural places of the Krasnoyarsk city and locality. And of course a broad leisure program wait for participants in St. Petersburg, the capital of culture in Russia!

RequirementsCreative, open-minded and active volunteers are warmly welcome!

Extra info about the projectPlease note that volunteers will pay for their transport in city (around 20 euros for month in Krasnoyarsk) and flight from Krasnoyarsk to St. Petersburg. It's highly recommended to buy those plane tickets in advance.

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Drapeau de IcelandIceland: COAST CLEANING and ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE
Date: 2019-05-29 To 2019-06-06
Project Code: IS-SEEDS-SEEDS 035.
Project Type: Environemental project
Project Fees: 350 EUR
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The Coast Cleaning and Environmentally Aware project is part of a series of camps organised by SEEDS in cooperation with different partners in the capital area of Iceland. SEEDS works with The blue army, an organisation dedicated to the cause of co .... Info

About the local hosting organizationThe Coast Cleaning and Environmentally Aware project is part of a series of camps organised by SEEDS in cooperation with different partners in the capital area of Iceland. SEEDS works with The blue army, an organisation dedicated to the cause of coast cleaning; with Whales of Iceland, an exhibition of life size models of whales and porpoises aiming at educating about the lives of these animals and human impact on their existence, and SORPA the organisation in charge of waste collection and management in the Reykjavik area.

About the volunteer workThis camp allows participants to learn about global and local environmental issues, especially regarding ocean plastic pollution, as well as to contribute directly to environmental protection by cleaning the coastline. This project is based on similar projects around the world, where outstanding results have been made with volunteers. We aim to also host a public beach cleaning to get locals to join us. We hope participants will also learn how to plan their own coast cleaning projects and that they will create such events back home. Virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form as plastic takes 500 to 1,000 years to degrade in nature. Plastic is approximately 90 of all the trash in the ocean and about 80 of that plastic comes from coastal dispersal by people. The best way to help fight this is to clean the coastlines, to avoid trash coming from the land entering the sea and to pick up trash from the sea that has washed up on shore. Participants will visit local projects focused on the environment, such as a Geothermal power plant and have a guided tour of the facilities via multimedia installations and presentations to learn about Iceland s geothermal energy utilization; and also a recycling centre where a tour of the plant is given and the activities are explained. This camp combines learning, sharing, cleaning some of the Reykjavik shores, and having fun. Participants should also use this opportunity to share something abou

Local accommodationSEEDS participants will stay in a house in Reykjavik. The facilities are basic with a shower, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. We will sleep in shared rooms in a sleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

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Volunteers will receive food supplies and you will be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food, drinks, recipes, music, games or movies from your country for the international evening

About the project locationReykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal- and hydropower. The world s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides.

RequirementsOther excursions (eg. Golden Circle, South shore, Reykjanes and/or Snaefellsnes) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops or sessions of the camp.Weather may be very cold and/or rainy, so we recommend to bring winter warm and/or waterproof clothes (overcoats, scarves, gloves and hats) as part of the project takes place outside.

Extra info about the projectParticipation fee EUR 300 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp and back into SEEDS office (on the first and last day), as well as the visits to the Geothermal power plant, the recycling centre and the Hot river Hike excursion.

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Drapeau de TaiwanTaiwan: URBAN FARMER IN HOULI-VOLUNTEER HOLIDAY
Date: 2019-05-30 To 2019-06-02
Project Code: TW-VYA-VYA-IHV076
Project Type: Environemental project
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Since 2009, Meishan Christian Church has taken care of kids from underprivileged families free of charge. Now there are 30 kids in total from elementary school to high school. In 2016, HYDROVEGE, a new social enterprise, with an economic point of vie .... Info

About the local hosting organizationSince 2009, Meishan Christian Church has taken care of kids from underprivileged families free of charge. Now there are 30 kids in total from elementary school to high school. In 2016, HYDROVEGE, a new social enterprise, with an economic point of view, got involved. With new farming ideas and techniques, HYDROVEGE was established a social purposes towards a financially sustainable way. In each project, there will be some high school students take the leadership for helping and leading the group. The profits from the project will be used part as their part-time allowances and support their families. Part of the profits will be used for supporting Meishan Christian Church organizing the after school project for local kids. Join us and take a look at how we share these values to our kids and see how these values influence their future.

About the volunteer work1. Traditional agriculture work such as planting, weeding, harvesting, watering and etc. 2. Hydroponic agriculture area maintenance such as planting and harvesting and etc. 3. Carpentry Workshop, DIY Key chain for yourself. 4. Constructing new devices in farm. 5. Eco enzyme composting 6. After school, cultural and educational activity for children (Remind: Every team will have different types of voluntary works based on local/season status.)

Local accommodation1.At HYDROVEGE center.( a small farm in Houli, Taichung City where located in the middle of Taiwan. Google Map: https://goo.gl/ZI5Els )Sleep in shared room with wooden bed and mattress, no need to bring your own blanket and pillow, unless you have personal needs. Showers and toilets are available. 2.Paid Telephone for international call is available in 7-11 where is just nearby the accommodation in 5 minutes by walk. 3.First Aid: Local Hospital is nearby accommodation in 10 minutes by walk. 4.Accommodation is about 10 minutes drive distance from Houli Train Station. 5. Emergency local call for 24 hours: Manwife, +886-975-668365 or Klaus Ding, +886-935-461760.

About the project locationGoogle Map: https://goo.gl/ZI5Els Leisure Activities: 1. Excursion, culture exchange events with local people, etc. 2. Volunteers should cover all the expenses by themselves of their free time/free day.

Extra info about the project1. Strong motivation for learning and respects to local culture. 2. HYDROVEGE keeps the right to refuse late application. 3. Number of Volunteer: 10 foreign volunteers with and 10-14 local participants. 4. Things to Bring: towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, tissue, slippers, clothes, working clothes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, umbrella, pens or notebook and etc.

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Drapeau de Sri LankaSri Lanka: Higu 2
Date: 2019-05-31 To 2019-06-13
Project Code: LK-GV4GF-NICE-19-05311 A
Project Type: Environemental project,Agriculture project
Project Fees: 255 USD
Description:

This workcamp has been organized with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2017 with this community). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. Forests occupied 50% of the nat .... Info

About the local hosting organizationThis workcamp has been organized with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2017 with this community). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. Forests occupied 50% of the national land 20 years ago, but now only 30%. Sri Lanka is colonized by Portuguese, Dutch and British that left lots of social unrests and destroyed tradition. Strange plans were introduced incl. agricultural and educational systems called as development, but we are now suffered by these effects. We need human, sustainable and participative development to change the lives into positive and productive way. We are trying to do this with volunteers without destroying our tradition, culture and environment.

About the volunteer workIn the 1st week, we will establish a plant nursery by filling soil in to the bags, mixing composts and soil, planting seedlings and branches, etc. In the 2nd week, we will visit around and do 1. Cultural exchange with villagers and youth, 2. Activities with children and 3. Work and assist to the self-help group members' activities.

Local accommodationVillage house at nice location, close to the main road. There is electricity, so we can charge our mobile and cameras, but internet is weak and let's enjoy simple life without internet in the indigenous community. Host family will cook different kinds of local foods with fruits and we should wash our dishes and clothes by hand.

About the project locationSubrub of Higurakgoda, located at 231km from Colombo, with a lot of legendary stories. It is a rural area with low facilities, but lot of kind and friendly people. Surrounding are lakes and paddy fields with fresh breeze, you can feel.

RequirementsHigh motivation to work while experiencing different type of life style, accept challenges, adopt to local environment, respect and accept local life and culture. ] 255 USD to be paid on your arrivals. 7/10 days participants should pay 185/215 USD. 20 USD less for Repeaters of GV4GF workcamps and those from less expensive countries. There is optional service of 40 USD to pick up at the airport and one night stay in the guest house. 7/10 days participation is possible only in 05/31-06/06 and 05/31-06/09. Please write this period on the application form if you want to join only for 7/10 days.

Extra info about the projectother activities:We can learn about environment, culture, livelihood, traditional agriculture and industries as well as history, old more than 2,500 years.

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Drapeau de Sri LankaSri Lanka: Higu 2 (7days)
Date: 2019-05-31 To 2019-06-06
Project Code: LK-GV4GF-NICE-19-05311 B
Project Type: Agriculture project,Environemental project
Project Fees: 185 USD
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This workcamp has been organized with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2017 with this community). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. Forests occupied 50% of the nat .... Info

About the local hosting organizationThis workcamp has been organized with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2017 with this community). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. Forests occupied 50% of the national land 20 years ago, but now only 30%. Sri Lanka is colonized by Portuguese, Dutch and British that left lots of social unrests and destroyed tradition. Strange plans were introduced incl. agricultural and educational systems called as development, but we are now suffered by these effects. We need human, sustainable and participative development to change the lives into positive and productive way. We are trying to do this with volunteers without destroying our tradition, culture and environment.

About the volunteer workIn the 1st week, we will establish a plant nursery by filling soil in to the bags, mixing composts and soil, planting seedlings and branches, etc. In the 2nd week, we will visit around and do 1. Cultural exchange with villagers and youth, 2. Activities with children and 3. Work and assist to the self-help group members' activities.

Local accommodationVillage house at nice location, close to the main road. There is electricity, so we can charge our mobile and cameras, but internet is weak and let's enjoy simple life without internet in the indigenous community. Host family will cook different kinds of local foods with fruits and we should wash our dishes and clothes by hand.

About the project locationSubrub of Higurakgoda, located at 231km from Colombo, with a lot of legendary stories. It is a rural area with low facilities, but lot of kind and friendly people. Surrounding are lakes and paddy fields with fresh breeze, you can feel.

About the leisure activities possible

other activities: We can visit nearby temple, historical sites, some other attractive points located around the area.

RequirementsHigh motivation to work while experiencing different type of life style, accept challenges, adopt to local environment, respect and accept local life and culture. 255 USD to be paid on your arrivals. 7/10 days participants should pay 185/215 USD. 20 USD less for Repeaters of GV4GF workcamps and those from less expensive countries. There is optional service of 40 USD to pick up at the airport and one night stay in the guest house. 7/10 days participation is possible only in 05/31-06/06 and 05/31-06/09. Please write this period on the application form if you want to join only for 7/10 days.

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Drapeau de Sri LankaSri Lanka: Higu 2 (10 days)
Date: 2019-05-31 To 2019-06-09
Project Code: LK-GV4GF-NICE-19-05311 C
Project Type: Agriculture project,Environemental project
Project Fees: 215 USD
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This workcamp has been organized with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2017 with this community). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. Forests occupied 50% of the nat .... Info

About the local hosting organizationThis workcamp has been organized with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2017 with this community). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. Forests occupied 50% of the national land 20 years ago, but now only 30%. Sri Lanka is colonized by Portuguese, Dutch and British that left lots of social unrests and destroyed tradition. Strange plans were introduced incl. agricultural and educational systems called as development, but we are now suffered by these effects. We need human, sustainable and participative development to change the lives into positive and productive way. We are trying to do this with volunteers without destroying our tradition, culture and environment.

About the volunteer workIn the 1st week, we will establish a plant nursery by filling soil in to the bags, mixing composts and soil, planting seedlings and branches, etc. In the 2nd week, we will visit around and do 1. Cultural exchange with villagers and youth, 2. Activities with children and 3. Work and assist to the self-help group members' activities.

Local accommodationVillage house at nice location, close to the main road. There is electricity, so we can charge our mobile and cameras, but internet is weak and let's enjoy simple life without internet in the indigenous community. Host family will cook different kinds of local foods with fruits and we should wash our dishes and clothes by hand.

About the project locationSubrub of Higurakgoda, located at 231km from Colombo, with a lot of legendary stories. It is a rural area with low facilities, but lot of kind and friendly people. Surrounding are lakes and paddy fields with fresh breeze, you can feel.

RequirementsHigh motivation to work while experiencing different type of life style, accept challenges, adopt to local environment, respect and accept local life and culture. 255 USD to be paid on your arrivals. 7/10 days participants should pay 185/215 USD. 20 USD less for Repeaters of GV4GF workcamps and those from less expensive countries. There is optional service of 40 USD to pick up at the airport and one night stay in the guest house. 7/10 days participation is possible only in 05/31-06/06 and 05/31-06/09. Please write this period on the application form if you want to join only for 7/10 days.

Extra info about the projectother activities: We can visit nearby temple, historical sites, some other attractive points located around the area.

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Drapeau de United StatesUnited States: Explore New York
Date: Permanent
Project Code: US-VFP-VFP-MTV05-17
Project Type: Culture project,Disable project
Description:

Sprout is dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities grow through challenging, creative and fun experiences that enhance socialization, self-confidence and inclusion. Since its founding in 1979, Sprout has provided a year-round trav .... Info

About the local hosting organizationSprout is dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities grow through challenging, creative and fun experiences that enhance socialization, self-confidence and inclusion. Since its founding in 1979, Sprout has provided a year-round travel program of vacations as well as a year-round program of day and evening cultural, social and art-related activities in New York City for people with developmental disabilities. Since 1995, Sprout has run an annual weekend-long music and arts festival for an average of 225 people with developmental disabilities complete with live bands, video screenings, interactive art projects, carnival games, and other entertainment. In 1994 we created our Make-A-Movie Program which uses people with developmental disabilities in all the major acting roles. In 2003 we founded the annual Sprout Film Festival to showcase film and video related to the field of developmental disabilities, made in the United States and abroad.

About the volunteer workVolunteers who take part in the workcamp will assist Sprout Programs in a variety of ways. The main duty is working as a Trip Leader providing supervision, support and companionship to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities on overnight vacations. The vacations are 3 to 8 days long and take you to various popular tourist destinations throughout the United States. You are required to participate in our training class during the first few days of your workcamp. Leaders work with different co-leaders for each trip. The leader teams consist of 3 volunteers with groups of 8-11 participants. Within the co-leading team there will be at least one leader who has experience working with Sprout. This leader is known as the Primary leader. The co-leading team will have access to the Leadership staff 24 hours a day to answer any questions during the trip. Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring safety for the participants at all times, planning and participating in activities, overseeing the group budget, helping with hygiene needs (e.g. separating dirty and clean clothes, applying deodorant, assisting with showers, etc), driving/navigating, carrying luggage, providing general emotional and physical support, and ensuring everybody has a fun time. While on trips, leaders are responsible for their group 24-hours a day and therefore cannot leave the group for any reason or consume alcohol/narcotics (Please refer to Leadership Guidelines, below). Although the work is not physically strenuous, it can be exhausting as you are likely to work long days, have little privacy and are always responsible for your group. That said, you will probably find it to be one of the most fun and rewarding experiences you will ever have.

Local accommodationWhile on trips, leaders will stay in hotels and eat all meals in restaurants as a group. All 3 leaders (male and female) will share one room at the hotel. Between trips, when the volunteers are in New York City, they will stay at the American Youth Hostel. Volunteers will be responsible for their own meals, transportation and activities when not on a trip. The hostel offers shared accommodations (dormitory style) with shared shower, cooking and laundry facilities. The hostel does not allow sleeping bags or bed sheets since they provide sheets and blankets. Sprout will pay for your accommodation on trips and in New York City for the entire duration of your workcamp based on the agreed dates.

About the project locationBetween trips, leaders will receive some free time to explore New York City, which is easily accessible via public transportation. Local leaders will be able to help volunteers find the best places to relax and enjoy their time. Volunteers can visit the many tourist attractions such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square or the many Broadway shows, sporting events, museums or dance performances available in New York City.

Extra info about the projectLooking for volunteers for the following time frames: -March 30th- May 3rd: 3 volunteers -April 27th-June 13th: 6 volunteers -June 8th- July 24th: 6 volunteers

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Drapeau de IcelandIceland: JOURNALISM & PHOTOGRAPHING IN REYKJAVIK
Date: 2019-05-31 To 2019-06-10
Project Code: IS-WF-WF309
Project Type: Study theme
Project Fees: 350 EUR
Description:

Notre partenaire WF en Islande est une ONG sans but lucratif créée en 2001. Elle promeut des activités autour de la nature et de l’environnement. WF envoie aussi à l’étranger des Islandais qui souhaitent faire du volonta .... Info

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Notre partenaire WF en Islande est une ONG sans but lucratif créée en 2001. Elle promeut des activités autour de la nature et de l’environnement. WF envoie aussi à l’étranger des Islandais qui souhaitent faire du volontariat. Les chantiers s’adressent aux personnes âgées de 18 ans ou plus. 

Le but de notre partenaire est d’encourager les relations pacifiques entre les sociétés à travers le monde grâce à l’échange culturel. Les projets permettent aux volontaires non seulement d’explorer les paysages et d’interagir avec la culture islandaise, mais aussi de participer à des activités avec d’autres volontaires et des locaux. Le contact direct avec une nature préservée et des individus d’origines différentes offre aux participants l’opportunité d’en apprendre plus sur eux-mêmes, les volontaires, les autres cultures et la richesse naturelle et humaine de notre planète. 

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Chaque année, WF Iceland accueille des centaines de volontaires sur de nombreux projets partout en Islande. L’association publie également son propre magazine, « UNA », dans lequel sont répertoriées les activités de WF Iceland. À leur arrivée, les tâches seront expliquées aux volontaires, puis un thème sera choisi pour la newsletter. Ensemble, le groupe de volontaires prendra des photos et rassemblera des témoignages pour les publier, à l’issue du projet, dans le magazine UNA.

Local accommodation

Les volontaires seront logés dans le bâtiment de Worldwide Friends, à Sveinsstadir, en périphérie de Reykjavik. Conçu comme une ferme, il est l’endroit idéal pour apprécier à la fois le grand air et la capitale. Les volontaires devront apporter leur sac de couchage et leurs serviettes de toilette. Les matelas et les draps sont fournis. Les volontaires disposeront d’une connexion Wi-Fi gratuite.

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La nourriture est incluse pour toute la durée du séjour, bien que tout le monde doit de participer à la préparation des repas et aux tâches ménagères. Les volontaires peuvent ramener des recettes typiques de leur pays pour les faire découvrir aux autres.

About the project location

Reykjavik est une ville débordante d’énergie qui n’attend que d’être découverte. Puisant son énergie dans la terre et changeant au gré de la météo, ses caractéristiques naturelles n’ont d’égal que le dynamisme de ses habitants. Reykjavik, capitale la plus septentrionale du monde, a beaucoup à offrir, tant au niveau des divertissements, que de la culture, de la nature et des activités de plein air. Sur les 300 000 habitants que compte l’Islande, 200 000 vivent à Reykjavik. À l’époque propice, il est possible d’admirer les aurores boréales depuis la ville.

About the leisure activities possible

Le week-end, les volontaires pourront profiter de la vie nocturne de Reykjavik dans ses nombreux bars, boîtes de nuit et autres salles de concert. WF Iceland organise des excursions à des prix raisonnables dans les lieux mythiques et incontournables du pays (cascades, zones volcaniques et géothermiques, anciennes coulées de lave, sources chaudes, rhyolites, trous de vapeur, icebergs, etc.).

Requirements

Connaissances de base en anglais. 
Les volontaires devront avoir de bonnes connaissances en informatique et s’intéresser au journalisme et/ou à la photographie.

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Les frais de participation s’élèvent à 350 € et inclus une excursion d'une journée au "golden circle" en car privé.

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Drapeau de BelgiumBelgium: Accueil et Vie - Day Center
Date: Permanent
Project Code: BE-SVI-B-A&V2019
Project Type: Disable project,Social project,Sport camp
Project Document :SVI_ACCUEILVIE_EN.pdf ; SVI_ACCUEILVIE_Organisation projet permanent_FR.pdf ;
Description:

L’association Accueil & Vie propose deux maisons communautaires, 20 studios supervisés et un accueil de jour à des personnes adultes présentant une déficience intellectuelle (légère, modérée ou sévère).
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L’association Accueil & Vie propose deux maisons communautaires, 20 studios supervisés et un accueil de jour à des personnes adultes présentant une déficience intellectuelle (légère, modérée ou sévère).
Ces lieux de vie et d’accueil de jour prônent une ambiance familiale, communautaire, où la personnalité de chacun est reconnue et acceptée. Dans cette optique, nous favorisons l’écoute et l’accompagnement individuels.
Les valeurs fondamentales telles que le droit à une vie digne, au dialogue spontané, à la solidarité, à l’hospitalité, à la non-violence et au respect des différences y sont vécues.
A la base de cette communauté de vie se trouve un regard porté sur la personne avec une déficience intellectuelle. Nous reconnaissons sa valeur unique, sa dignité, ses qualités de cœur et ses capacités relationnelles et d’autonomie.
Afin que chacun puisse vivre et s’épanouir, Accueil & Vie propose de répondre aux besoins tant physiologiques que sécuritaires (logement, santé, nutrition…). Quant aux besoins de reconnaissance, de spiritualité, d’appartenance sociale et d’ouverture, ils sont rencontrés selon les potentialités de chacun dans les limites des ressources disponibles.
Ces lieux de vie et d’activités contribuent à favoriser un mode de vie épanouissant, où l’on se sent chez soi.
Accueil & Vie souhaite créer un climat de confiance réciproque et de communication active avec les résidents, les familles, les volontaires et l’ensemble de ses partenaires. Au-delà de son réseau local, l’association porte une attention particulière à l’inclusion active de ses résidents au sein de la société.



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Accueil&Vie est riche d’une expérience de près de neuf ans dans l’accueil de volontaires internationaux.
"La diversité des contacts sociaux nous semble être une richesse pour les résidents accueillis dans nos foyers. C’est pourquoi nous souhaitons enrichir la vie des foyers et renforcer l’esprit communautaire des maisons en accueillant un volontaire, pour une durée de 3 à 12 mois, ayant l’envie de vivre au quotidien avec des personnes ayant un handicap dans un esprit familial, convivial et solidaire.
Nous voyons le volontariat comme l’opportunité d’accueillir un jeune dynamique et volontaire, venant d’une autre région, pour poursuivre notre engagement de faire communauté autour du projet d’accueil de personnes plus démunies dans notre société.
Vivre avec des personnes ayant un handicap est une expérience de vie humainement riche et intense, les accompagner au quotidien nous invite à la simplicité et l’authenticité, les côtoyer nous apprend à accepter tout un chacun comme un individu unique et riche de ses différences. Permettre à un volontaire de côtoyer des personnes porteuses d’un handicap est une ouverture au travail social et à l’engagement citoyen.
La population accueillie présente une déficience mentale légère à sévère et ne présente pas de comportements violents pouvant porter atteinte au volontaire. "
Les horaires possibles de prestations sont les suivants :
• du lundi au vendredi de 16h à 22h
• le samedi de 10h à 22h
• le dimanche de 10h à 22h
• du lundi au vendredi de 6h à 9h30

Local accommodation

L'association met à disposition des chambres individuelles très confortables pour que les volontaires puissent loger sur place. Le but de l'association est un accueil familial. l'ASBL considère le volontariat comme un échange. Accueil&Vie propose des chambres individuelles avec chacune un point d’eau. Les sanitaires, douche et w-c sont communs avec les résidents, de même que la cuisine. Un frigo est à disposition du volontaire.

Special info about the food

L’alimentation est fournie lors des prestations, dans les maisons et le centre de jour.

Requirements

Accueil & Vie souhaite accueillir des personnes majeures ayant la maturité nécessaire pour faire face aux difficultés de vivre au quotidien avec des personnes porteuses d’un handicap.
Une connaissance préalable du français est indispensable, nos personnes accueillies ne parlent que le français. De plus, certains de nos résidents ont besoin de consignes claires afin d’éviter des malentendus qui pourraient provoquer de la peur voire de la colère.
Les structures souhaitent des volontaires dynamiques, motivés, prêts à apprendre, prêts à prendre des initiatives, capables de se remettre en question, capables d’accepter les remarques éventuelles des éducateurs, conscients qu’ils vivront plusieurs mois avec des personnes différentes, qui ont un mode de vie et un fonctionnement parfois totalement opposé à notre quotidien, prêts, si cela s’avère nécessaire, à se documenter sur le handicap mental, l’autisme, les psychoses et autres syndromes.

About the meeting point

Nous vous demandons de venir jusqu’à la gare de Tubize, nous viendrons vous y chercher.

Extra info about the project

durée : de 3 mois à 1 an

Le volontaire reçoit un défraiement de 120€/mois et de 30€/semaine.
Il y a un accès à des lessiveuses.
Il y a le wi-fi sur tout le site.
Le volontaire peut suivre des cours de français si besoin.

Note : pour les personnes résidentes en France, il est possible de rejoindre ce projet dans le cadre d'une mission de service civique. Pour cela, il faut avoir moins de 25 ans. La durée du projet est d'une année. Le volontaire reçoit outre le logement et la nourriture, 500 euro / mois d'argent de poche.

Pour plus d'info sur le service civique : [email protected]

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Drapeau de BelgiumBelgium: ARCHE
Date: Permanent
Project Code: BE-SVI-B-Arche2019
Project Type: Disable project,Social project
Description:

L’Arche, ce sont des lieux où vivent et travaillent ensemble des personnes adultes en situation de handicap mental et ceux qui les accompagnent, les « assistants » salariés ou volontaires dans le cadre du service civique.

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L’Arche, ce sont des lieux où vivent et travaillent ensemble des personnes adultes en situation de handicap mental et ceux qui les accompagnent, les « assistants » salariés ou volontaires dans le cadre du service civique.

Ces communautés, qui relèvent du secteur médico-social, proposent d’associer tous leurs membres dans des relations interpersonnelles qui dépassent la seule relation d’aide. A L’Arche, on cherche à « vivre avec » les personnes ayant un handicap, plutôt qu’à « faire pour » elles.

Chaque communauté de L'Arche est fondée sur trois dimensions : la dimension communautaire, la dimension professionnelle et la dimension spirituelle.


About the volunteer work

Dans un foyer de L’Arche, chacun participe à la hauteur de ses capacités à la vie partagée : tâches ménagères, règles de vie, choix des sorties ou des lieux de vacances...Personnes handicapées et assistants, salariés ou volontaires, contribuent ainsi à faire du foyer un « chez-soi » pour chacun. Si l’accompagnement médico-social est naturellement au coeur de notre démarche, la vie de nos foyers est proche de celle d’une maison « ordinaire ».
Pourtant, les relations tissées au fil des jours, l’attention portée aux gestes de la vie quotidienne, la richesse des rencontres étonnantes, les multiples occasions de célébration et de fête…contribuent à créer un environnement « extraordinaire ».

Ainsi, à travers l’expérience d’une vie partagée, le projet de L'Arche est de permettre aux personnes avec un handicap mental de prendre leur juste place dans la société.



Local accommodation

Les volontaire logeront sur place dans des foyers à taille humaine où vivent entre 6 et 9 personnes handicapées et 3 à 4 membres de l’équipe d’accompagnement vivent ensemble un quotidien, simple et fraternel. Chacun participe à la hauteur de ses capacités : tâches ménagères, règles de vie, choix des sorties... et contribue à faire du foyer un « chez soi ». 

Special info about the food

Les repas sont des moments important de la journée où se retrouvent ensemble les volontaires, le personnes et les résidents ensemble autour de la même table.

Les repas sont préparés ensemble.

About the leisure activities possible

Le centre est fermé 3 semaines en juillet et une semaine à Noël. Il y a également des vacances qui sont organisées. Les volontaires peuvent y participer. Les travailleurs pourront accompagner le volontaire pendant les heures de travail. Hors des heures de travail, c'est plus difficile. Il est difficile de mobiliser un éducateur hors des heures de travail. Cependant, ils font des suggestions aux volontaires concernant les endroits à visiter, les choses à faire. Les centres sont en position centrale par rapport à toute la Belgique : il est possible de se rendre à tous les points d'intérêt touristique en quelques heures en transports en commun.

Requirements

À L'Arche nous savons bien que les jeunes qui souhaitent être volontaires ont peu ou pas du tout d'expérience professionnelle. Ce n'est pas un obstacle. Chacun a sa place au sein de la communauté et au sein du foyer en fonction de ses dons et de ses compétences : ce qui est valable pour les uns est valable pour tous. En fait, la mission du volontaire est très simple : c'est un accompagnateur, un assistant de vie et au fil des mois un ami pour les personnes avec un handicap qui vivent dans le même foyer... Son rôle est de participer à la vie du foyer : procéder au réveil des habitants, préparer les repas, participer aux déplacements et aux différentes activités.

Durée minimale : 6 mois

About the meeting point

Rendez vous à l'aéroport ou à la gare de la plus proche du centre

Extra info about the project

Les volontaires recevront 120 euro par mois comme argent de poche.

Des cours de français sont possibles pour les volontaires restant 6 mois.

6 mois minimum sauf pendant les périodes de vacances d'été

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Drapeau de NepalNepal: Banepa Work Camp
Date: 2019-06-01 To 2019-06-14
Project Code: NP-FFN-BNP 06-19
Project Type: Agriculture project,Manual project
Project Fees: 225 EUR
Description:

We are working for the forest community and for Senagal village of Kavre district, nearby Banepa. We are assisting in developing effective agricultural methods. We will develop environmental awareness and forest conservation work. We work togethe .... Info

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We are working for the forest community and for Senagal village of Kavre district, nearby Banepa. We are assisting in developing effective agricultural methods. We will develop environmental awareness and forest conservation work. We work together with locale people to build a community building with can be use for the community activities and shelter in the emergency situation. We will be involved in the construction work.

About the volunteer work

We will construct an area for seniors. We will construct a garden near the community house. We will construct a rooftop for the meeting room. The community house project is in urgent need of donations to address shortages in building materials. Any and all help is appreciated. We need to make a water tank for the locale village. The village needs to rebuild the Hindu temple. We will make a much-needed wall around the community school. We will repair wood shelters for local community. We will empower women in their daily work life in order to prepare them for the workforce. We are planning to write and perform plays that raise local people’s awareness on environmental issues, hygiene and emergency procedures during earthquakes. In the community forest, we will build a fire line (1500m) with the local population.

One part of the group wake up a 7am for cooking for every body. After eating, the group start the work. The cooking team go prepar again the meal. they eat always together. And when the work is finish, they will go visiting or free time in the house camp. The work for living in the voluntary house is to share between all voluntaries. Every evening, they will debate with each other about one or two topics.


Local accommodation

The accommodation is simple. 3 rooms for sleeping, one kitchen, for the bathroom is outside and toilet and shower is separate.

Special info about the food

The team will be separate for different work in the voluntary house. The kitchen team cook 3 meals per day for all the group. And each day, the kitchen team will change.

About the project location

This project is in Kathmandu Valley. Near a city (Banepa) with all facilities. The voluntary house is in a little village on a side of Banepa city. The community live in a poverty, but with a welcoming intention.

About the leisure activities possible

-visiting an older city

-seeing a temple in the Banepa city.

Extra info about the project

225 Euro for 2 weeks (to be paid on your arrival)

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Drapeau de PhilippinesPhilippines: LIVINGSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, INC. (LCA)
Date: Permanent
Project Code: PH-GIED-GIEDMTV04
Project Type:
Description:

The Livingstone Christian Academy is a non-stock, non-profit learning institution with students from Nursery, Kindergarten, Elementary and Junior High School. .... Info

About the local hosting organizationThe Livingstone Christian Academy is a non-stock, non-profit learning institution with students from Nursery, Kindergarten, Elementary and Junior High School.

About the volunteer work Teaching music, arts and/ or sports  Teaching foreign language  Assist/ facilitate training programs such as leadership, etc.

Local accommodationLiving with host family (expect to have a shared room with your host sister or brother)

About the project locationIt is situated in a peaceful community where public transportation is readily available. It is only about 10 minutes’ drive to the nearest mall and hospital facilities.

Extra info about the projectAdditional Euro 300 per month from the second up to 5 month

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Drapeau de PhilippinesPhilippines: PATUPAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: Permanent
Project Code: PH-GIED-GIEDMTV05
Project Type: Sport camp
Description:

Barili is a 2nd municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 73,862.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 42,831 registered voters.[4] .... Info

About the local hosting organizationBarili is a 2nd municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 73,862.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 42,831 registered voters.[4]

About the volunteer work Assist school teachers in teaching and organizing school activities.  Help the teachers and school nurse in health education and physical fitness of children  Plan , organize and roll out capacity building and leadership training seminars for children  Assist in school trainings and sport activities.  Mingle with the children/volunteers and other partners without prejudice and to share also his/her experiences from the country where she/he came from.

Local accommodationLiving with host family (expect to have a shared room with your host sister or brother)

About the project locationPatupat Elementary School is located in Brgy. Patupat which is one of the barangay of Barili and it is located 67 kilometers south from Cebu City. It is accessible to all kinds of land transportation. It has a tropical climate and seldom visited by typhoons. The barangay is one of the few barangays in Barili awarded for having constituents.

Extra info about the projectAdditional Euro 300 per month from the second up to 5 month

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