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Unsere langjährigen Partnerorganisationen UNA-Exchange (Wales) und Concordia UK (England) bieten seit vielen Jahren hervorragend organisierte Workcamps an.  Seit 2009 arbeiten wir auch mit der schottischen Organisation Xchange Scotland zusammen.   Ein kleines Programm präsentiert unsere neue Partnerorganisation Volunteer Action for Peace (VAP).

Leider sind mittlerweile alle britischen Organisationen, wegen der schlechten Förderbedingungen für Workcamps in Großbritannien darauf angewiesen, ein Extra Fee zu erheben, das in die Entwicklung und Erhalt ihres Workcampprogramms fließt.


Wird mit Menschen zusammengearbeitet, ist in Großbritannien von allen Freiwilligen ein gesetzlich vorgeschriebenes polizeiliches Führungszeugnis (Certificate of Good Conduct) verlangt. Es ist erhältlich bei der Stadt-/Gemeindeverwaltung und kostet ca. 15 Euro. 

Hilf mit bei einem grossen Sozialfestival - gestalte ein traumhaftes Wochenende fuer junge Menschen, die zuhause Pflegeaufgaben uebernehmen
Großbritannien    CONCUK04-17    YMCA Carers Festival (Botley)    26.06.-03.07.2017    FEST   4vols
PROJECT: YMCA Fairthorne Group is a fast growing charity. Their mission is to champion and add value to young lives by providing experiences that challenge, enable and develop the individual. Fairthorne Manor, part of the Fairthorne Group, delivers outdoor education and environmental programmes to over 20,000 children and young people each year on both a residential and day basis.
The Young Carers Festival (YCF) is an exclusive event for young people who have a caring responsibility at home. Run in partnership with The Children’s Society, YCF was created in 2000 to give young carers the chance to have fun away from their caring role, raise awareness of this often hidden group of young people and allow young carers to share experiences with others in a similar situation. 2016 was the 17th annual festival with over 1,600 young people from across the UK attending.
WORK: The work involves helping with the preparation of the festival, including changing an area of the grounds into a huge campsite with accommodation for the young people in around 600 tents (many are pop-up tents). You’ll also be organising workshop areas, marking out activity areas, preparing the grounds (cutting back trees, litter picking etc.), as well as helping the organisers with paperwork, i.e. stapling the information packs and putting all paperwork in and labelling bags. There may be some lifting and carrying as the food for the weekend will arrive and need to be stored. Volunteers will also be involved in some food preparation to make sure that young people have packed lunches.
Then during the festival weekend itself, you will be needed to help keep the dining room flowing and clean, assist with children’s’ harnesses and helmets on activities, take drinks and food round to the staff, as well as directing car parking and general marshalling of the event.
The YMCA hold a fireworks display, have a disco, fairground rides as well as our own activities, and the young people get a chance to just be themselves, without having to explain what they do, they can just be children again for the weekend.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be camping in yurts and sleeping on camp beds. There is some bedding provided but please bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth. Three meals a day will be will be provided in the canteen and there are toilet and shower facilities and a washing machine.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Fairthorne Manor is located in a village called Curdridge which is near the city of Southampton on the South Coast of England. It is about 15 minutes’ walk from Fairthorne Manor into the village where there are shops and pubs. The nearest train station is Botley which is about half an hour’s journey into Southampton.
REQUIREMENTS: • Volunteers will need to provide a CV, certificate of good conduct /police check from home country, motivational letter, and provide two references, including one from their most recent school/ college or employer.
ACCESSABILITY: Volunteers need to be able to be physically active, and able to walk on uneven ground.
NEAREST AIRPORT: SOU
EXTRA FEE: 30€

Hilf in einer freien Schule in der Naehe von Brighton
Großbritannien    CONCUK05-17    Moulsecoomb Primary School (Brighton)    30.06.-15.07.2017    ENVI/KIDS   8vols
PROJECT: Moulsecoomb Primary School teaches around 400 3-11 year olds and has a strong ethos of working in partnership with the local and wider community. The school believes that one of the best ways for children to learn is through practical activities and the school grounds are full of artefacts such as a totem pole, Mesolithic hut and an iron age round house.
The school works closely with The Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project, which has a collection of allotments which have been converted into an environmental project for the benefit of the local community. The Forest Garden and Wildlife Project began in 1994 and is now a magical place hidden away behind the railway station.
WORK: International volunteers will be joining the family of the school and need to be flexible to the daily tasks. Three days a week you’re likely to be helping out with the children in the classrooms in the mornings, then in the afternoons be out in the school grounds working on tasks like painting, gardening and maintenance. Two days a week volunteers will visit the outdoor education gardens at Moulsecoomb Forest Garden Project and help with watering, planting, digging and learning about their work with the local community.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The accommodation is basic but adequate; volunteers will sleep on the floor in the community room at the school. There are showers and cooking facilities at the school. Please bring a sleeping bag and roll mat. The community room is used at 8am for breakfast club so volunteers must be prepared to tidy their things away in the morning and have breakfast with the children. It is really important that volunteers respect that they are in a school and act as role models for the children. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes from home!
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Moulsecoomb is situated to the north of Brighton, a vibrant seaside town famous for its open mindedness and relaxed attitude. It is only 1 hour by train from London.
REQUIREMENTS: • Volunteers to have an interest in working alongside children.
• A Certificate of Good Conduct must be sent to Concordia at least three weeks before the project takes place.
• At times this project can be physically demanding and the volunteers need to be prepared to work outside in all weathers.
NEAREST AIRPORT: LGW
EXTRA FEE: 30€

Du liebst Musik und spielst vielleicht sogar selbst ein Instrument? Dann ab ins Music Camp
Großbritannien    VAP UK-01     PIGOTTS MUSIC CAMP     03.07.-14.07.2017    ART/MANU   15vols
PROJECT: Pigotts Music Camp is a community of like-minded classical musicians who come together each weekend to enjoy music making to a high standard. Volunteers will join music camp volunteers working on refurbishing communal rooms, tending the half-acre small-holding and looking after the surrounding woodland. Particular suitable (but not restricted) to classical musicians keen to join in with a weekend of Bach cantatas.
WORK: The range of tasks could include any of the following:
- Clearing ground and digging in the half acre small-holding and more widely around Pigotts including hedge trimming, mowing, clearing paths, etc.
- Painting external windows and doors, and internal emulsioning of walls, etc.
- Working in the woods clearing and burning holly, which is crowding out the beech trees.
- Retrieving fallen trees, logging and stacking logs. We will provide an appropriately trained and equipped person for any chainsaw work required.
- Sorting and cataloguing music.
- Clearing out junk from some unloved corners and doing trips to the tip.
MUSICAL WEEKEND: Over the middle weekend – 8/9 July there will be a musical weekend – possibly Bach Cantatas, which international volunteers would be welcome to join in as singers or instrumentalists - we would need to know in advance who might play/sing and what, so that we could plan around that.
FOOD and ACCOMMODATION: During that musical weekend, there will be a team of volunteers cooking, so the group could be included for meals and would be expected to join in with the washing up etc. along with everyone else. Outside of the weekend, the group will work together to use our facilities to self-cater and look after themselves.
Accommodation will be in tents which will be provided by the project. Volunteers should bring sleeping bags and clothes as if for camping. There are basic campsite style showers, toilets and washing facilities used by all of the music camp community.
LEISURE TIME: On weekends we recommend self organised trips to explore London or one of the excellent and local long distance walks. Oxford is also easily reachable by train now that Oxford Parkway station is open. In the evenings, we can organise a bonfire, a film night, a games night, etc.
LOCATION: High Wycombe. The train journey takes 25 minutes out of Marylebone Station in London.
NEAREST AIRPORT: London
VAP HOSTING FEE: £80 to be paid upon arrival. VAP charges this fee as without it we would be virtually unable to organise any projects in the UK.

Komm zum Buddhafiel Festival nach England – helfe bei den Arbeiten hinter den Kulissen und nehme selbst an verschiedenen Veranstaltungen teil
Großbritannien    VAP UK-02     BUDDHAFIELD FESTIVAL 2017    05.07.-20.07.2017    FEST   12vols
BACKGROUND: Buddhafield (www.buddhafield.com ) is an English Buddhist collective that is part of the international Buddhist movement, the Triratna Buddhist Community (http://thebuddhistcentre.com). Buddhafield emerged out of the coming together of Buddhism and ecological awareness in the 1990s. Buddhafield is inspired by the ideal of living and working more simply and kindly in a community informed by awareness of our interconnections with each other and with nature. We run a programme of camping activities in the South West of England and own two beautiful pieces of land, which we are committed to managing sustainably and which we use for several events each year (not the Festival itself). We are perhaps best known for organising the much-loved Buddhafield Festival , now in its 17th year, and for the Buddhafield Café, which provides vegan food at festivals like the Glastonbury Festival.
THE FESTIVAL: The Buddhafield Festival is held over a period of five days, on a beautiful site in the Blackdown Hills, in Somerset, England. The event brings together around three thousand people for a sharing and celebration of alternative social, cultural, political and spiritual values. The mix of activities around Buddhist, environmental, healing and social change themes together with general festival attractions such as singing, dance, yoga, drumming, live music, comedy, craftwork, chai cafes, saunas, hot tubs and a huge range of activities for children, attracts a wide range of festival goers. The feedback we get is that for many the event is a reminder that a more positive and kind alternative to conventional competitive and environmentally damaging ways of living is possible. In keeping with the Festival's Buddhist ethos the event is a drug and alcohol-free zone.
Here is a brief youtube clip of the festival - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjusbjWLWq8
WORK: Needless to say, in order for the Festival to be a life-enhancing and indeed for some a life-transforming experience, much hard work is required. From the day we arrive in an empty field with a small vanguard, our numbers gradually swell until we have around eight hundred volunteers welcoming the two thousand visitors. The set-up crew erect the structures that will act as kitchens and venues. They establish the infrastructure such as plumbing, compost toilets, showers and saunas. They make the site beautiful and safe with flags, bunting, paths, fences and lighting. Then during the Festival we have stewards to welcome and guide festival goers, to manage parking and traffic and to attend to people's well-being. Toilet wizards maintain the compost toilets. A team of recyclers sorts materials so as to minimize landfill. The café crew feed volunteers and festival goers alike. The site crew looks after the infrastructure, tents, water etc. During the setup phase volunteers will get one day off and during the festival two or three days either as full days or half days, depending on the needs of the particular area.
VAP volunteers can choose from a number of areas where they want to work in during the five days of the Festival itself (July 12th - Sunday July 16th) for example: the Dharma Parlour, the Buddhafield cafe, site crew, recycling and ‘toilet wizards’. In addition we have an ambitious ‘barefoot journalism’ project we’d like to invite the VAP volunteers to take part in - see below for more details. The Dharma Parlour is the area of the Festival where there is a daily programme of Buddhist talks and discussions - the work here will be keeping the area beautiful and welcoming.
In the ‘barefoot journalism’ project we will ask those volunteers who want to (and we hope it will be most of them!) , to go out into the festival and find people to interview about specific questions eg “what is Buddhafield?”, “what is meditation?” “what is Buddhism”, etc and then ‘report back’ by speaking live to camera for one or two minutes in their native language – we’d record them on video and that way quickly produce a series of short informal multi-language videos. If people are happy with them we’d post them on YouTube and add them to our multi-language ‘Anybody Anywhere’ internet project.
During the Festival the volunteers will have work shifts, but will also have time to enjoy the huge variety of events taking place and facilities available as outlined above. Volunteers are asked to attend daily morning meetings, the exact time depending on what area of work they choose to join. The work is very team-based. The whole enterprise runs on goodwill, awareness of each other’s needs, good communication and mutual support. During set-up and take-down there will be organised events around Buddhist themes, attendance at which is completely voluntary. There are generally also alternatives such as spontaneous musical gatherings, often around a fire.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: If possible volunteers should provide their own tents, however if necessary Buddhafield should be able to provide a shared canvas structure (e.g. a geodesic dome) as an on-site communal camping accommodation. However this may be needed for workshops during the day, especially during the Festival itself. Volunteers should bring their own sleeping gear such as sleeping bag and sleeping mat. Buddhafield will provide food (mainly vegan) and hot drinks are available throughout the day.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers applying should write a motivation letter explaining their reasons to apply to this specific project.
VAP 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.
LOCATION: The Festival site is in remote countryside, with only two buses per day going near the site. The nearest town is Taunton in Somerset which has good trains to London. Once on site it take a long time to leave and go shopping etc. We are therefore asking all VAP volunteers to arrive in time to travel up to the site together on July 5th. A member of the Buddhafield team will meet people at the train station and help them get to the site. We recommend arriving in Taunton by about 4.30pm to make sure you meet the Buddhafield crew member and to catch the bus in good time!
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Taunton. Journeys take about 2 hours from London or Birmingham, 1 hour from Bristol and 30 minutes from Exeter. Book via http://www.thetrainline.com/

Gartengestaltung und Landschaftspflege bei einer freien Schule
Großbritannien    CONCUK09-17    Trythall School (Penzance)    15.07.-29.07.2017    ENVI/KIDS/MANU   8vols
PROJECT: Trythall Primary School is a community based school serving children from a rural area aged 4 – 11. The school is well known for its outstanding use of the outdoors in their education and have a garden area with a pond, animals to look after and huge polytunnel. The children are actively encouraged to learn about the natural world with visits to the beach, interaction with local community projects and days out to the woods for storytelling and outdoor activities.
Concordia are excited to be continuing our work in this unique area of the UK, working alongside the school providing international volunteers to help create a beautiful environment for the children.
WORK: Trythall School are continuing to develop their outdoor space for the children and in the last few years the group of international volunteers have helped to create an outside maze, growing areas and theatre area. The volunteers will work on gardening, horticulture, hard landscaping, and creative tasks. The work may change depending on the weather and the children who are assisting each day; we ask that volunteers are ready to work hard, be flexible and willing to help with any of the tasks which are practical in nature. In week 1 the children will spend some time working with the volunteers and then in the second week the school will be closed and only accessible to the volunteers who will continue work in the garden areas.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The accommodation is basic but adequate; volunteers will sleep on the floor in the community room at the school. There are toilets and cooking facilities at the school. There is no shower at the school so volunteers will be using showers with host families and will be able to access them every 2 – 3 days. Please bring a sleeping bag and roll mat. The community room is used at 9am for the school so volunteers must be prepared to tidy their things away in the morning. However in the second week the volunteers will be able to access the appropriate rooms they need due to the school being closed.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Trythall School, Newmill lies in the centre of Penwith where a land of rocks and moorland stretches itself out into a blue-green sea. Near Land’s End, the Western tip of England, this is the most remote and beautiful part of an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Penwith contains a great concentration of Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Romano-British archaeological remains. This is a remote rural location, with no-wifi signal.
Activities: Previous groups have enjoyed trips to: sandy beaches, deserted coves, quiet farms stunning moorland walks, historical sites, surfing sessions, St Michael’s Mount, beach barbecues, and visits to nearby towns (Penzance and St Ives).
REQUIREMENTS: • Volunteers must be aged 21 or over, have a good level of English and be very motivated to get involved.
• A certificate of good conduct/police check is required.
ACCESSABILITY: Volunteers need to be able to sleep on the floor, walk up to 6km and participate in gardening work often working at a low level.
Essential Equipment: Sleeping Bags, water-proof coats and stout footwear in addition to what is normally required for a 2 week stay.
NEAREST AIRPORT: BRS
EXTRA FEE: 30€

Lerne ueber die Bedeutung von Foodsharing und lerne den Alltag einer transkulturellen Gesellschaft kennen
Großbritannien    VAP UK-03     OTHONA COMMUNITY I     24.07.-06.08.2017    ENVI/MANU   8vols
PROJECT: The 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 1970s. 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.
WORK: During 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.
STUDY THEME: From 24 July to 5 August volunteers will participate in a Cross-Cultural Week which will place an emphasis on the role of food sharing in peace making and of intercultural understanding in learning about traditions concerning the preparation and consumption of food. This event is part of the Raising Peace campaign, an initiative of the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) of which VAP is a full member.
ACCOMMODATION: In tents (Please bring your own) close to the community centre. Food will be healthy and home-made. Vegetarian diets can be catered for.
LOCATION: The Othona Community is situated on the east coast of Essex, next to a nature reserve. It is 5 Km from the nearest village.
NEAREST AIRPORT: London and Stansted airports
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Southminster train station
VAP 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.

Komm zum One World Festival nach England – helfe bei den Arbeiten hinter den Kulissen und nehme selbst an verschiedenen Veranstaltungen teil
Großbritannien    VAP UK-07     ONE WORLD SUMMER FESTIVAL    29.07.-07.08.2017    FEST   30vols
PROJECT: The One World Festival is a truly magical mid-summer event. Individuals and families come together from all over the world to share in a unique atmosphere of rest and activity, fun and freedom, challenge and adventure. The One World Festival presents over 200 workshops and lectures throughout the week, with separate activity programs for teens and children of all age groups. All teachers are dedicated and experienced in a range of therapies, natural movement and dance forms, exercise for physical and spiritual development, holistic health, arts, crafts and sports, as well as in specialist areas such as Natural Cookery.
For more information on the festival please check https://oneworldcamp.com/
WORK: You will be helping out One World with providing 3 meals a day for guests and staff. It is a macrobiotic menu with alternative servings available for children. The catering team lovingly prepares the food, carefully serves the guests and diligently resets the dining area. Angela and Venu, our resident Italian Chefs, have a combined 40 years’ experience providing nutritious meat free dishes. Catering experience isn’t necessary as training will be provided on the job, and teams will be supervised by one of our head chefs at all times.
NB: Volunteers will be expected to work 6 hours a day in a shift pattern.
LEISURE: The catering team has a flexible shift pattern that allows volunteers to participate in the festival's workshops and activates. We appreciate that some people will prefer early morning yoga to late night bands and we try to accommodate all requests for working times in order to allow the volunteers to experience as much of the festival as possible.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Camping. One World does supply tents however we strongly encourage volunteers to bring their own. Our tents are for 2 or more people and volunteers are expected to share. Please bring warm sleeping bags and a sleeping mat. There are toilets, hot showers and hand basins. Food is vegetarian and is supplied free of charge x 3 meals a day.
LOCATION: Brymore academy, Cannington, Somerset.
NEAREST AIRPORTS: Bristol, London
TERMINAL: From Bristol airport you should take the train to Bridgwater and a bus to Cannington. If you travel from London you should take the train to Bridgwater from Paddington station and afterwards the bus to Cannington.
HOSTING FEE: £80 GBP to be paid upon arrival. VAP charges this fee as without it we would be virtually unable to organise any projects in the UK.

Workcamp im Country Park eines alten schottischen Schlosses
Großbritannien    XS03    Dean Castle 2 (Kilmarnock)    13.08.-27.08.2017    ENVI   10vols
PROJECT: Dean Castle Country Park covers over 200 acres, and is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock. The Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, an adventure playground, urban farm, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments. You can explore the park using scenic paths and trails - each season brings with it ever changing plants and wildlife that you might spy along the way. With over 80 hectares of countryside within a very urban area, the park is a great place to get away from the stresses of everyday life and see some fantastic wildlife. Volunteers will take part in environmental and conservation activities throughout the park, depending on the needs of the park at that time.
WORK: Practical conservation tasks around the country park focusing on improving our rare breed urban farm for wildlife as part of our Wild About The Farm project. We’ll be removing a fence line, ready for it to be replaced with a native wildlife hedge in winter. We’ll also be creating a wildflower meadow on a steep livestock pasture to benefit bees, butterflies and birds and maintaining wildlife hedges and woodland around the park.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will be housed at a new residential centre in the country park just along the main drive for the castle. There will be four to a room in bunk beds. There is sufficient space that men and women can sleep in different rooms. There is a kitchen with cooking equipment available for the volunteers to use at the centre as well as a recreational space.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Dean Castle Country Park is in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. There are places to visit within a short distances, Troon is easily accessible by train (15 mins) with beach and views to Arran and Glasgow is 40 mins away by train.
TERMINAL: Glasgow, and then train to Kilmarnock.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: all volunteers should be over 18, and bring motivation and enthusiasm with them :)
EXTRA FEE: We will charge £70 per volunteer in incoming fees, and ask for this to be paid into our bank account when reserving a space. This will go towards food and administration for the project.

Lerne den Alltag einer transkulturellen Gesellschaft kennen und nehme an spannenden Workshops teil
Großbritannien    VAP UK-05     OTHONA COMMUNITY III     19.08.-01.09.2017    ENVI/MANU   8vols
PROJECT: The 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 1970s. 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.
WORK: During 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.
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.
ACCOMMODATION: In tents (Please bring your own) close to the community centre. Food will be healthy and home-made. Vegetarian diets can be catered for.
LOCATION: The Othona Community is situated on the east coast of Essex, next to a nature reserve. It is 5 Km from the nearest village.
NEAREST AIRPORT: London and Stansted airports
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Southminster train station
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.

Friedensprojekt im Rahmen der Raising Peace Campaign 2017
Großbritannien    UNA08    Sharing the Peace and Goodwill Message    25.08.-08.09.2017    ART/STUDY   8vols
PROJECT: UNA Exchange is an international volunteering not-for-profit organisation which aims to engage young people in volunteering and learning opportunities and to deliver inclusive volunteering experiences to young people for the benefit of Wales. For this project, we have partnered with the national organisation, the Urdd (http://www.urdd.cymru/en/). Urdd Gobaith Cymru, often referred to as the Urdd, is a youth movement based in Wales. The organisation's aim is to give children and young people the chance to learn and socialise in the Welsh language and it has played a significant role over the past 90 years in promoting a Welsh and Welsh-speaking citizenship amongst Welsh youth. It is the largest organisation for children and young people in Wales, with over 55,000 members.
The aim of the project is to bring the history of the Peace and Good Will message alive. Volunteers will be researching peace messages from their countries of original as well as around the world. They will also be reflecting on the peace and goodwill message of today and how that resonates with them and how they identify with the messages they find. The 8 international volunteers will be matched with 8 Welsh volunteers.
The Sharing the Peace and Good Will Message project be included in the Raising Peace Campaign 2017.
WORK: The camp covers two weeks and will involve researching the peace and good will message through different media. Volunteers’ work will be part of the larger Wales for Peace Project (http://www.walesforpeace.org/wfp/index.html) which aims to inspire a new generation of internationalists through learning from Wales' peace heritage. The project involves the individuals, communities and movements who have championed Wales' peacebuilding role in the world, from the First World War to today. In 1922, the very first Message of Peace and Goodwill was broadcast by the children of Wales to the rest of the world. It contained a straightforward wish – a world where there is: "no need for any of us, as we grow older, to show our pride for the country in which we were born by going out to hate and to kill one another”.
Volunteers will contribute to a project that helps support local communities to explore their heritage. The work will include researching peace through studying archive materials at the National Library in Aberystwyth as well as primary sources, digitalising stories and creating videos. Volunteers will also work on environmental projects within the local welsh community. During this time they will discuss and capture the views of the local people about their links to peace and heritage.
The findings of the project will be published by Wales for Peace in various places online, through blogs, on YouTube, SoundCloud and across social media.
If anyone has any equipment that may enhance the project, they are encouraged to bring it with them (smart phones, tablets video cameras etc.) but it is not an obligation.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will have to camp on a camping site in West Wales as part of the project. The campsite will have access to a kitchen and shower facilities. Volunteers will not need to bring their own tents but will need to bring sleeping bags and warm clothes with them. Even though the project is in summer, the Welsh weather can be very unpredictable. The group will work together to organise the cooking and other domestic responsibilities so volunteers should bring some recipes from home to share.
LOCATION: The project will be located near Llangrannog, a seaside village in West Wales. Llangrannog is well known to thousands of visitors as a tranquil, safe, seaside holiday village, with two public houses, Pentre Arms and The Ship, two cafe/restaurants, Patio Cafe and The Beach Hut (formerly Y Gegin Fach). It also has a general store, Glynafon . The nearest Post Office is at Blaencelyn, which is located on the Llangrannog to Cwmtydu road. Llangrannog is not far from Newquay, a town with picturesque houses, pubs and restaurants in Cardigan Bay on the coast of West Wales. During the summer, New Quay becomes a bustling and vibrant holiday resort where sailing, fishing, water sports and relaxation, are among the main attractions.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: An interest in research and history is desirable. Motivation letter.
EXTRA FEE: €50.00 This fee goes to UNA Exchange, not directly to the project.

Schafft Ueberwinterungsplaetze fuer Fledermaeuse im Country Park eines alten schottischen Schlosses
Großbritannien    XS04    Dean Castle 3 (Kilmarnock)    09.09.-23.09.2017    ENVI   10vols
PROJECT: Dean Castle Country Park covers over 200 acres, and is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock. The Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, an adventure playground, urban farm, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments. You can explore the park using scenic paths and trails - each season brings with it ever changing plants and wildlife that you might spy along the way. With over 80 hectares of countryside within a very urban area, the park is a great place to get away from the stresses of everyday life and see some fantastic wildlife. Volunteers will take part in environmental and conservation activities throughout the park, depending on the needs of the park at that time.
WORK: We’ll be working in the Lagoons area of the country park on the Bat Bothy project creating a safe place for bats to hibernate over the winter. This will involve digging, woodwork and other habitat management tasks. We’ll also get muddy clearing out a pond to improve for wildlife and provide an even better foraging habitat for the bats in spring and summer.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The volunteers will be housed at a new residential centre in the country park just along the main drive for the castle. There will be four to a room in bunk beds. There is sufficient space that men and women can sleep in different rooms. There is a kitchen with cooking equipment available for the volunteers to use at the centre as well as a recreational space.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Dean Castle Country Park is in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. There are places to visit within a short distances, Troon is easily accessible by train (15 mins) with beach and views to Arran and Glasgow is 40 mins away by train.
TERMINAL: Glasgow, and then train to Kilmarnock.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: all volunteers should be over 18, and bring motivation and enthusiasm with them :)
EXTRA FEE: We will charge £70 per volunteer in incoming fees, and ask for this to be paid into our bank account when reserving a space. This will go towards food and administration for the project.

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Großbritannien    VAP UK-08     DULWICH CHRISTMAS WORKCAMP, LONDON    09.12.-19.12.2017    ENVI   12vols
BACKGROUND: A group of 12 volunteers are invited to spend 10 days in south London. But it won’t feel as if you are in a city: volunteers will stay at a Scout Centre in the midst of woodland with no houses in sight! Dulwich is a pleasant, quiet corner of London.
WORK: Volunteers will work on different environmental projects: At the London Wildlife Trust completing practical conservation tasks in the beautiful Sydenham Hill Woods, working alongside local volunteers. Work will be physical and it will be cold and possibly wet so please come prepared with waterproof clothing a good boots. London Wildlife Trust is an urban nature conservation charity working to improve London's green spaces for people and wildlife. Volunteers will also be working in nearby Dulwich Park (a favourite of the late Queen Mary who visited it every year) and Belair Park with the local authority parks department.
ACCOMMODATION: South London Scout Centre has bunk beds and central heating but it may be cold and wet. Sleeping bags and working clothes and shoes will be needed. The group will cook meals at the centre.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: As this is a short camp volunteers will arrive on Saturday 9th and depart on Tuesday 19th. If you want to visit London or go shopping arrange to arrive earlier or stay after the camp.
LEISURE: Visits to local projects of interest will be organised. There will be a free weekend when there will be a chance to visit London.
HOSTING FEE: It is difficult and expensive to stay in London so we have to charge £130 GBP for the 10 days. This will pay for the accommodation and a basic budget for food. The fee should be paid upon arrival.