Workcamps in China (Hong Kong)

Vermittlungsgebühren 150€

 VolTra ist eine gemeinützige Nicht-Regierungs-Organisation in Hong Kong/ China und wurde 2009 gegründet. Sie organisieren Freiwilligendienste für lokale wie auch für internationale Teilnehmer.
IBG kooperiert seit 2011 mit VolTra.

Für China ist ein Visum erforderlich. Die Beantragung und Abholung muss persönlich erfolgen und es ist ein mindestens 6 Monate gültiger Reisepass erforderlich. Die Bearbeitungszeit beträgt etwa 14 Tage.

Lerne die Geschichte des Bergbaus in Ma On Shan kennen
China (Hong Kong)    VTMV17-02    MA ON SHAN i LIVING IN A MINING VILLAGE    27.05.-30.05.2017    ENVI/SOCI/RENO   15vols
PROJECT: The project is co-organized by VolTra and Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong (ELCHK). ELCHK is the non-government organization with more than 40 service units across the territory. This renovation project has been launched since 2012, which aims to energize the historical buildings and bring out the precious spirit of hardship and perseverance demonstrated by the Ma On Shan miners in the past. Volunteers will explore Hong Kong's industrial, religious and country heritage as well as natural experiences. It will be a unique gateway to learn more about the mining history and exploring the unique natural resources of Ma On Shan.
WORK: 1.Participating in guided tours: Walking in the mountains, to explore the story of the mining village and the church 2.Model making: Hand making model of the mining site and landmarks nearby 3.Site maintenance: Weeding, cleaning the floor or walls and learn how to plate in a creative way
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Workcampers will stay in a dormitory in the project site. The living environment is very basic and simplistic but in a peaceful rural living style. Sleeping bags are required.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Ma On Shan is located at the eastern urban edge of Hong Kong. Ma On Shan was once a mining area, operated for 70 years from 1906 to 1976. The Grace Youth Camp is situated just next to the old mines. The camp was a church in the past, offering help and assistance to the miners and the villagers. It is constructed with five buildings, included camping area and a chapel.
REQUIREMENTS: Basic living condition in the nature.
LANGUAGES: eng,chn
NEAREST AIRPORT: Hong Kong International Airport

Hilf mit bei einem Projekt zur Erhaltung der Natur
China (Hong Kong)    HKVT17-01    LONG VALLEY RICE HARVESTING    12.07.-23.07.2017    ENVI/RENO/AGRI   10vols
PROJECT: The Conservancy Association (CA) is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. CA's mission is to enhance the quality of life of both this and future generations, and to ensure that Hong Kong shoulders its regional and global environmental responsibilities. We achieve this by advocating appropriate policies, monitoring government action, promoting environmental education and taking a lead in community participation. [Official Website: http://www.cahk.org.hk The project is co-organized by VolTra and The Conservancy Association (CA). CA, founded in 1968, is the non-government environmental organization with the longest history in Hong Kong. This nature conservation management project has been in place since 2005, with the aim to conserve Hong Kong's historical site of paddy rice produce - Long Valley. The site composes of 400+ linking farmlands as well as accommodates 200+ bird species, including a range of international conserved species. Through participating in harvesting and ecological monitoring work, we hope to alleviate Long Valley's landscape and biodiversity situation. Other than a series of active habitat and species management measures, volunteers will also have the precious chance to interact with Hong Kong's indigenous villagers, who are descendants of local residents during 1890s. It will be a unique gateway to learn more about the indigenous culture in the concrete jungle.
WORK: 1.Rice and crop harvesting 2.Farmland maintenance (construct footpath bridge, paint interior washroom) 3.Wildlife monitoring work 4.Ecological tours 5.Interact with local Hong Kong indigenous residents
ACCOMODATION: Workcampers will stay in a dormitory at Sheungshui near Long Valley. The living environment is very basic and simplistic but in a peaceful rural living style. Sleeping bags are required.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Long Valley is located at the northern urban edge of Hong Kong. With a total area of 150 hectares, it is the largest agricultural freshwater wetland in Hong Kong.
REQUIREMENTS: Basic living condition in the nature. Workcamp activities involve largely outdoor physical work.
LANGUAGES: eng,chn
NEAREST AIRPORT: Hong Kong International Airport

Renoviere Haeuser und Strassen und hilf beim Erhalten von Kultur und Umwelt
China (Hong Kong)    HKVT17-03     SAVING OUR HOMES IN PING CHE    18.08.-28.08.2017    ENVI/SOCI/AGRI   14vols
PROJECT: Founded in 2012, Ta Kwu Ling/Ping Che Alliance for "Saving Our Home" is a self-initiated alliance by Ping Che villagers in Hong Kong. The visitor's centre is set up to let the public know more about the lives and works of villages in Ta Kwu Ling/Ping Che. In June 2013, Ping Che Village School Art Festival was co-organized by the alliance.[Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pingchehomeland
The project is co-organized by VolTra and Ta Kwu Ling/Ping Che Alliance for "Saving Our Home". The aims of Ta Kwu Ling/Ping Che Alliance for "Saving Our Home" are to protect villagers home and culture and to conserve the environment. Currently, the government and the villages are in discussion on the North East New Territories New Development Areas Planning.
WORK: 1.Beautify and renovate village roads or houses 2.Rehabilitate agricultural land 3.Assist in community liaison
ACCOMODATION: Workcampers are accommodated in the village house of visitors centre. Sleeping bags and mats are needed.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: In contrast to the densely populated areas of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, Ping Che is a sub-urban area characterized by natural scenery, charming small villages and stunning sunset. The place is also situated just next to Shenzhen, China. There are a few pet dogs living in the visitor's centre.
LANGUAGES: eng,chn
NEAREST AIRPORT: Hong Kong International Airport

Hilf dabei koerperlich eingeschraenkte Menschen besser mit einzubeziehen
China (Hong Kong)    HKVT17-04    WHEEL-POWER WINTER WORKCAMP    23.12.2017-01.01.2018    SOCI/DISA   14vols
PROJECT: Wheel Power Challenge is founded based on the inspiration from a barrier free workcamp in Switzerland. A young physiotherapist, Ms Sarah Chu along with other friends founded this organization with the aim to promote a barrier free community in Hong Kong. Wheel Power Challenge embraces the values for diversity, and promote community works for social enhancement.[Official Website: https://wheelpowerchallenge.blogspot.hk/
This is a new project initiated by Hong Kong volunteers, who is inspired by the Switzerland barrier free workcamp. While Hong Kong has one of the most developed transportation system in the world, its barrier-free facility across the city still has room for improvement. This project thus aims to promote the concept of an inclusive community that accommodates the needs of people with disabilities. Part of the project also allows workcampers to experience the daily difficulties faced by physically challenged individuals. This serves as a learning opportunity for workcampers to truly understand that our physical differences do not limit our potential or ability to involve in activities.
WORK: 1. Collect data about barrier-free facilities in local community 2. Prepare for and participate in social inclusion activities 3. Assistance to campsite activities 4. Carry out community research on people with disabilities in Hong Kong 5. Participate in community activities
ACCOMODATION: PHAB campsite (for more details, please visit http://www.hkphab.org.hk/en/)
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Campsite is located at Pok Fu Lam. The workcamp will take place around different locations in Hong Kong in order to provide a holistic and comprehensive experience to workcampers.
REQUIREMENTS: We hope to recruit volunteers who -are interested in working with people with different disabilities -have disabilities and have independent daily life skills -are interested in barrier-free concept and willing to share and learn more
LANGUAGES: eng,chn
NEAREST AIRPORT: Hong Kong International Airport

Hilf bei der Organisation des Long Valley Harvest Fests
China (Hong Kong)    HKVT17-05    LONG VALLEY RICE HARVEST FESTIVAL    03.01.-14.01.2018    ENVI/RENO/AGRI   10vols
PROJECT: The Conservancy Association (CA) is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. CA s mission is to enhance the quality of life of both this and future generations, and to ensure that Hong Kong shoulders her regional and global environmental responsibilities. We achieve this by advocating appropriate policies, monitoring government action, promoting environmental education and taking a lead in community participation. [Official Website: http://www.cahk.org.hk
WORK: The project is co-organized by VolTra and The Conservancy Association (CA). CA, founded in 1968, is the non-government environmental organization with the longest history in Hong Kong. This nature conservation management project has been in place since 2005, with the aim to conserve Hong Kong historical site of paddy rice produce - Long Valley. The site composes of 400+ linking farmlands as well as accommodates 200+ bird species, including a range of international conserved species. Through participating in harvesting and ecological monitoring work, we hope to alleviate Long Valley's landscape and biodiversity situation. Other than a series of active habitat and species management measures, volunteers will also organize the Long Valley Harvest Festival as well as have the precious chance to interact with Hong Kong's indigenous villagers, who are descendants of local residents during 1890s. It will be a unique gateway to learn more about the indigenous culture in the concrete jungle.
WORK: 1.Set up, decorate and operate the booths for traditional kiln, straw art, food making in the Long Valley Harvest Fest 2.Prepare, build and transport the facilities and materials for the Long Valley Harvest Fest 3.Eco-crop packaging work 4.Interact with local Hong Kong indigenous residents 5.Clear and repair trails which have been invaded by vegetation
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Workcampers will stay in a dormitory at Sheungshui near Long Valley. The living environment is very basic and simplistic but in a peaceful rural living style. Sleeping bags are required.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Long Valley is located at the northern urban edge of Hong Kong. With a total area of 150 hectares, it is the largest agricultural freshwater wetland in Hong Kong.
LANGUAGES: eng,chn
NEAREST AIRPORT: Hong Kong International Airport