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Slowakei ISL 02 BANSKA STIAVNICA 24.06.-08.07.2017 ENVI/MANU 10vols (no more male)
PROJECT: The workcamp will be organized in an old mining town in the middle of Slovakia together with the local scout group in Banska Stiavnica. The town is under UNESCO protection, which attracts a large amount of tourists during the summer. The project is dedicated to the renovation of the historical Calvary of Banska Stiavnica and environmental activities. The project is run together with Kalvarsky fond and local scout group. Workcamps have been organized on the Calvary since 1999. The workcamp will also be visited by INEX Messenger who will organize a workshop focused on current issues in Europe. The volunteers will prepare the "Feast of cultures" - an international food festival for the local community, and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop.
WORK: The work will be done at the Calvary – mostly environmental and manual activities – picking the stones, cleaning the place, cutting the grass, digging the ground, cleaning the interior of the churches and chapels, cleaning the drains, repairing the paths leading to the Calvary.
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will be accommodated in the Scout House in the centre of Banska Stiavnica, 2.5 km away from the Calvary. The volunteers will sleep in the place called “attic”. Mattresses will be provided. The Scout house has a very nice garden right under the Old Castle. The volunteers are going to prepare food by themselves. A different team will be in charge of cooking breakfast and dinner each day and the lunch will be served at the worksite, provided by a local restaurant. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
LOCATION: There are a lot of interesting places to visit and the area is surrounded by nature. Banska Stiavnica is famous for its old mining history; therefore, various lakes and mines are open for the public and several touristic routes offer a pathway into the nature surrounding the area. There are also several festivals and cultural events organized in the town during the summer. Volunteers will visit historical places in the city that are linked with its mining history.
TERMINAL: Banska Stiavnica bus station. Next airport and train station: Bratislava, then. Please keep in mind that the journey from Bratislava to Banska Stiavnica takes app. 4 hours. So please plan your journey to Bratislava with arrival in the morning.
Slowakei ISL 05 PRESPORKOVO FAMILY CENTRE 01.07.-16.07.2017 KIDS 6vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Presporkovo family centre is a non-profit organisation established by mothers on a maternity leave from the city part Bratislava – Old Town. The aim of the centre is to provide meaningful program for families with children from 0 months to 6 years. Presporkovo organizes cultural, sport and educational activities and events for children and their parents. All the activities are organized directly by the mothers free of charge and on a voluntary basis. App. 40 families visit the centre each day. The workcamps have been organized together with Presporkovo since 2014.
WORK: The work of the first days will be focused on preparation for the kids camp. The kids are 3-8 years old. The volunteers will help with organising activities, games, creative workshops and intercultural program for children at the centre during the “Kids summer international camp” 3rd to 14nd July. The workday lasts from 8.30 till 15.30, lunch included.
ACCOMMODATION: Lodging will be provided in a dormitory. The volunteers can use the kitchen and toilets. Volunteers will be in charge of preparing breakfast themselves, dinners will be provided by families of Prešporkovo. The lunch is provided in the canteen where you will have lunch together with the kids. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
LOCATION: The capital of Slovakia – Bratislava is situated in south-western part of Slovakia next to the border with Austria and Hungary. It has a fascinating history and culture, magnificent Old Town, picturesque castle on a hill just above the city, and – last but not least – the night life has a lot to offer too ;)
TERMINAL: Presporkovo Family centre, Grosslingova 48, Bratislava. Next Airport, bus and train station: Bratislava.
SPECIAL REMARKS: MOTIVATION LETTER IS NEEDED. As the volunteers are staying in the family centre and will work with children, alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs are not allowed in the centre.
Slowakei ISL 06 SALT CASTLE 09.07.-22.07.2017 RENO/ARCH 10vols
PROJECT: The Civil Association Rakociho cesta carries the idea of a touristic path that would connect places related to the history of the Rakoci’s family tree. The aim of the movement is to preserve and renovate historical monuments and traditions. They would like to continue with the original “Rakoci’s path” goal which was to contribute to the development of the region. Rakociho cesta is currently involved in the renovation of the following castles: Saris, Kapusany, Sebes, Solnohrad (Salt Castle), Lipovce and Obisovce. The workcamps are organized with the association since 2008.
WORK: Revitalizing the old ruins of the Salt Castle in Slovak Carpathians: renovation works, cleaning the area, helping with masonry work by using traditional techniques, transport of the materials such as sand, rocks, and water. The volunteers will help with archeological activities and they will learn about castles in Eastern Slovakia.
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will stay in the village Ruska Nova Ves (7 km from Presov) in the eastern part of Slovakia. Lodging will be provided in the area of the local football club. The food will be prepared by the volunteers themselves. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
LOCATION: Ruska Nova Ves is 7km far from the the city of Presov – the 3rd biggest city in Slovakia. There is a playground near the school, swimming possibilities in the city of Presov, visiting historical monuments and historical centre, the Salt Museum, trip to other castles and mountains in the surroundings.
TERMINAL: Ruska Nova Ves near Presov. Next Airport: Bratislava, Next train station: Presov. Please keep in mind that the journey from Bratislava to Presov takes for app. 6 hours. So please plan your journey to Bratislava with arrival in the morning.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Hard physical Work!
Slowakei ISL 08 CABRAD CASTLE 17.07.-30.07.2017 RENO/ARCH 8vols (no more male)
PROJECT: The association RONDEL was established in the year 2000 and since then their main goal is the reparation of the ruins and promoting the Cabrad Castle and the area where it is located for local tourism. Cabrad is one of the least-known castles in Slovakia and was built to protect the surrounding mining towns in the area from the south during the time of the Ottoman invasion. Workcamps have been organized there since 2012.
WORK: Work will be specifically aimed at preservation of the badly damaged ruins of the Cabrad castle. There are static defects (gaps and holes) in the masonry and volunteers will work on repairing them - preparing the stone, sand, mortar and materials that will be transported to the castle. The volunteers will help with cleaning the area of the castle, renovating the paths in the ruins. No specific skills required.
ACCOMMODATION: The Cabrad Castle is situated on the west slopes of Krupina Mountains. It is 4 km far from the civilization so there is no electricity and no public transport. The only water supply available is in the valley and has to be carried up. Accommodation is in the attic of the castle gate. There is a dry, wooden floor and mattresses are available. There is no heating and the nights are cold. The building has 2 floors; you need to climb upstairs using a wooden ladder. There is no electricity in the castle - only candles and torches (it is highly recommended to bring your own). If you have your own tent, you can build it in the courtyard of the castle. A kitchen on solid fuel furnace, open fire, or a small camping gas cooker will be used for preparing meals. The volunteers will help with cooking. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
LOCATION: The castle is located near the villages Cabradsky Vrbovok and Konske. They are villages near Krupina (16 km far away) located in the Central part of Slovakia. From the village Konske (4 km) you can get by walking to the ruins of the Cabrad Castle – the place of the workcamp. The meeting point will be in the village Cabradsky Vrbovok.
The castle is surrounded by beautiful nature and with several possibilities for hiking. There are interesting historical towns in the surrounding area and the region itself is interesting for historians, geologists and biologists alike.
TERMINAL: Cabradsky Vrbovok. Next Airport: Bratislava; Next train station: Zvolen. From there are buses to Krupina and again to Cabradsky Vrbovok.
SPECIAL REMARKS: Hard living conditions.
Slowakei ISL 03 ECO-SLATINKA 22.07.-06.08.2017 ENVI 10vols (no more male)
PROJECT: The Slatinka Association was established in 1993 as a reaction to the construction of the Slatinka water dam on the Slatina River. The association’s mission is to work at the basin of the Slatina River, to protect the environment and preserve natural areas while spreading consciousness of the project’s effects on nature. One of their main aims is to bring life back to the village of Slatinka, since many people had to leave due to the dam construction. Workcamps like this one have been organized in Slatinka since 2011. The workcamp will also have a rich environmental study part as the local partner is an ecologically-focused organization. Volunteers will learn about environmental protection efforts in Slovakia and all the issues related to the dam construction. Participants will also learn about the history of Slatinka and Zvolen. The workcamp will be visited by INEX Messenger who will organize a workshop focused on current issues in Europe. The volunteers will prepare the "Feast of cultures" - an international food festival for the local community, and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop
WORK: The work will be done around and in the village of Slatinka. The volunteers will help with reparation of the old small belfry, protecting the wood by impregnating it, painting and cleaning the area. They will take care of old trees – original kinds of apple trees in Slatinka – cleaning the area below the trees from bushes, grass cutting. Cleaning the area in Slatinka, grass cutting, land-art along the riverside, planting flowers and bushes, helping at the park of Lanice, close to the town of Zvolen. Cleaning the educational path in the Slatina valley, cutting the branches, fixing the educational/information boards. Helping in the garden behind the Eco Center, cutting the grass, mending the fences. The working hours are divided as follows: 4 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay at a local school called the Eco Center. The center has an outdoor shower that requires participants to manually heat water before each shower, and the toilets are dry (outhouses). There will not be access to running water, so water will be delivered or taken from a well pump for showers. On-site access to electricity is available.Meals will be prepared by the volunteers themselves. The food will be mostly vegetarian.
LOCATION: Slatinka is a little village near Zvolen located in the Central part of Slovakia. The village is surrounded by beautiful nature with many touristic routes and hiking opportunities. The volunteers may visit Zvolen, where they will find a castle, a historical center and other interesting sites.
TERMINAL: There will be a meeting point at the Bus station in Zvolen. Zvolen is also the next train station. The next Airport is Bratislava; Please keep in mind that the journey from Bratislava to Zvolan takes app. 4 hours. So please plan your journey to Bratislava with arrival in the morning.
Slowakei ISL 11 BARLICKA 13.08.-26.08.2017 DISA 12vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Association Barlicka (Little crutch) has been working with young people with physical disabilities since 1999 by establishing a centre to help them live independently. The association has been offering: activities in a social centre on a daily basis; practical school; courses (theatre, dance, music, PC, etc.). Later they also built a centre for mothers and services for elderly people. The workcamps have been organized in Barlicka centre since 2013.
WORK: The volunteers will organize free time activities for young people with disabilities from the NGO Barlicka. The centre has been working with people with disabilities for 16 years, trying to help them to live independently. The activities for young people with physical disabilities will be organized during the daily summer camp – summer activities, trips, competitions, and games. The volunteers will use non-formal education activities to encourage recycling and energy saving.
ACCOMMODATION: Lodging will be provided in the centre of the NGO Barlicka, on beds. Sleeping bag is needed. Volunteers will be in charge of preparing the food. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
LOCATION: The camp will be organized in the city of Presov – the 3rd biggest city in Slovakia located in the estern part of the country. The volunteers can enjoy the old historical centre, the castles around Presov and the cultural life in the city.
TERMINAL: Matice slovenskej 13, 08001 Presov. Next Airport: Vienna, Bratislava, or Kosice; Next train station: Presov.
SPECIAL REMARKS: MOTIVATION LETTER IS NEEDED