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In Tschechien arbeiten wir mit unserer Partnerorganisation INEX-SDA zusammen. Die Workcamps von INEX-SDA sind in vier unterschiedlichen Programmbereichen angesiedelt und werden häufig durch einen Studienteil ergänzt.
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SDA1xx :"Meetings in the Countryside" – involving into the daily life and work of an individual village, including local and country life problems
SDA2xx :"Hands and History" - help with the renovation and care of castles, chateaux or small monuments in the landscape, help with building up experimental medieval village
SDA3xx :"One to Another" – co-operation with communities and associations working in the field of people with special needs, people with drug problems, children from socially handicapped families
SDA4xx :"Bridges to Nature" – help in the field of taking care of landscape, protected areas, environment and public spaces, work in eco-centres.

Gestalte einen traumhaften Sommer fuer Kinder mit Behinderung
Tschechien    SDA 301    CHILDREN SUMMER CAMP (NYMBURK)    28.06.-11.07.2017    KIDS/DISA   8vols
PROJECT: The workcamp takes place in the town of Nymburk and in a small village of Jizbice (both in Central Bohemia region) in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for all. Centre for all organizes free time activities and summer camps for children and youth with and without disabilities. The activities take place in a reconstructed barn with a pretty garden in Jizbice and in the centre of the organization in Nymburk. The aim of the workcamp is to help Centre for all with the preparations and running of a children summer camp (attended mainly by children with autism).
WORK: You will do both manual tasks and work with children. 1st week: helping with tasks indoors and outdoors: gardening, preparing the barn for the arrival of the children (moving furniture, cleaning, decorating and preparing material, games and activities). 2nd week: you will work with children with autism and other disabilities who spend their vacation at the camp in Jizbice (general assistance, organization of activities, going on walks, helping in the kitchen, etc.). During the children s camp, you will work longer hours but it will be compensated for during the first part of the workcamp when you will have more free-time. All the time, you will cooperate with Czech assistants i every child will be taken care of by 1 Czech and 1 foreign volunteer. Bring games and ideas for activities.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In Jizbice: in big tents in the garden. Please bring a sleeping bag and a torch. There is a bathroom with toilets and showers at the campsite. You will have meals together with the children and organizers. In Nymburk: in international scouts centre i in rooms on mattresses in sleeping bags. There are 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and a big garden. You will prepare your own meals.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Nymburk and the village of Jizbice (8 kilometres from the town Nymburk). The campsite in Jizbice is located in a garden with a big barn. Nearby, there is a playground, forests and an outdoor swimming pool.Study part: In the first week, you will get a lecture on autism and a workshop on methods how to work with children and youth affected by autism. Some materials will be already provided to all participants before the workcamp. Please be ready to read them in advance There will be some teambuilding activities together with the Czech assistants. You will have the chance to learn some basic Czech phrases i it will be helpful during the children s camp. You will also learn about the famous Czech author Bohumil Hrabal who was born in Nymburk i you can visit his birth house or see a film based on his novels.Leisure time: Tour around the spa town Pod283;brady, excursions to the complex of labyrinths and the castle of Loucen, to a local brewery and to the surrounding countryside are planned. We will also organize an intercultural day/evening in Nymburk and play bowling.
REQUIREMENTS: A motivation letter sent with the application form is strictly required. We are especially looking for outgoing and creative volunteers with good communication skills. Also we will ask you to cooperate before the workcamp and read the materials that will be sent to you. Smoking is forbidden while working with the children. Bring working clothes with you that can get dirty You will need clothes for all kind of weather (swimsuit, warm clothes, raingear and waterproof working boots).
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Pflege die Anlage der Burgruine Hartenberg und gestalte erlebnisreiche Tage fuer Kinder
Tschechien    SDA 201    CASTLE HARTENBERG (JOSEFOV)    02.07.-16.07.2017    KIDS/RENO   11vols
PROJECT: The workcamp is held on the ruin of a castle in Western Bohemia called Hartenberg. It is organized by the local NGO Hartenberg that protects and renovates heritage, supports volunteering, runs cultural and educational activities and works with children and youth. With the help of workcamps, the ruin has been renovated since 1999. For the last 4 years, the castle has been part of the educational program Football for development that involves disadvantaged youth from Kenya and the Czech Republic. The aim of the workcamp is, firstly, to help with the organization of free-time activities for children that will come to Hartenberg for 5 days and, secondly, to manually help at the castle. Children will be mainly from unfavourable social backgrounds and will be sent by regional youth clubs.
WORK: The work will be both manual and with kids. The first week you will help with renovation and maintenance tasks at the castle and in the surroundings. The second week will be focused on the preparation and running of activities for children. Groups of 10-20 children/youth will be coming to the castle from 10th to 14th July together with their youth leaders (children will not sleep at the castle and every day there can be different groups coming). When planning the program for kids, you will be encouraged to use the methodology of Football for development. On Saturday 15th July, a festival with football tournament will take place as a closing event of the Football for development tour 2017. You will help with the logistics - e.g. preparation of the football pitch, building tents, etc.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In a cottage near the castle. There is a bigger room for sleeping upstairs and a common room with a fireplace downstairs. The accommodation is very basic Take a sleeping bag. The toilet and showers are in a container that is located in the courtyard. You can cook some meals for yourselves in a small kitchen and some meals (lunches) can be prepared by a cook. Bring your local recipes.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: The castle ruin is situated in the tiny village of Hrebeny (79 inhabitants) in Western Bohemia. Hrebeny is part of the village Josefov (358 people). The closest bigger towns are Sokolov or Karlovy Vary. The castle ruin is from 12th century and the area has beautiful nature.Study part: You will have the opportunity to meet local community, mainly at the festival. During the second week, there will be the international team of Football for development ambassadors present at the castle. The ambassadors are young people from Kenya and different parts of the Czech Republic. In the informal part of the program, you can get in touch with all those people. Last but not least you will explore the non-formal education methodology of Football for development that is popular all over the world. More info http://www.fotbalprorozvoj.org/?lang=en.Leisure time: You can go hiking in the mountainous countryside, visit some of the famous spa-towns in the region, go canoeing or swimming, etc.
REQUIREMENTS: The workcamp is especially suitable for volunteers who are interested in education, working with children and renovation of cultural heritage. If you like sports it is also an advantage.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Biolandwirtschaft in einer Camphill-Dorfgemeinschaft
Tschechien    SDA 302    ORGANIC FARMING AT CAMPHILL COMMUNITY I (TEREZIN)    02.07.-15.07.2017    RENO/AGRI   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp takes place in the village of Ceske Kopisty in cooperation with the local Free Farm which is part of the Camphill Community. This family-like community provides space both for people with special needs and for those without disability to work and live together. The inhabitants can develop their skills in agriculture, textile and beeswax candles making. The farm grows mainly vegetables and herbs in ecological way. They promote the importance of biodynamic agriculture and the role of a farmer in today s world. They take care of the countryside as a whole i together with the farm, it s a living organism. The farm is an NGO but while selling the products they try to develop relations with other farmers and with individual customers using the concept of community based agriculture .
WORK: The organic farm is very dependent on manual work and it would be impossible to maintain the agricultural project without the voluntary work. Firstly, you will be helping on the organic farm - weeding, planting, digging up, harvesting, cleaning, storing, watering, treating of herbs, etc. The work is done outdoors and is usually physically demanding. Secondly, the house and its surroundings are still being renovated so some minor construction and renovation works can be done depending on current needs. Bring good working clothes, solid shoes, a hat and a raincoat.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In 1 attic room on mattresses. Bring a sleeping bag. A common room, 2 showers with hot water and 2 toilets are available. Products for cooking will be provided and will include bio vegetables from the farm (vegetarian diet is possible). You will prepare breakfasts and dinners on your own, lunches will be shared with all the members of the community.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Ceske Kopisty i a small village near the historical town of Litomerice. The farm is working on 11 ha of fields; there is a garden and a yard with a couple of animals (cow, horse, hens, ducks, pigs). The area is quite vast i there are 3 houses for living, workshops and a common hall. There are 6 adults, 6 children and 8 people with special needs living there. You might meet around 20 other external co-workers. Study part: Lectures about the Camphill movement, Steiners anthroposophy, living in a community, biodynamic agriculture, about Czech and other cultures. It will be also possible to organize workshops such as making beeswax candles, eurythmy and intuitive pedagogy. If you are interested in organizing international evening to exchange about each other s cuisines and nationalities, there will be space for it. Bring your favourite recipes and some specific ingredients.Leisure time: Barbecue with the members of the community, playing football and visiting the local pub, swimming in the river, visiting the nearby Terezin Memorial at the location of the former concentration camp for Jews i the Terezin Ghetto, going for trips to the nature protected area of Ceske Stredohori (cities of Litomerice, Usti nad Labem, castles, nature).
REQUIREMENTS: The workcamp is suitable for people who are interested in farming and learning about the community. As you will stay in the place for people with mental disabilities, there are certain rules: smoking and consumption of alcohol within the community area are restricted and it is necessary to respect the privacy and night rest of the inhabitants. Be aware that some inhabitants don t speak English.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Umwelt- und Jugendbildung der tschechischen Imkervereinigung - Aktivitaeten fuer Jugendliche und Renovierung
Tschechien    SDA 401    BEES EDUCATION CENTRE CHLEBOVICE (CHLEBOVICE)    02.07.-18.07.2017    KIDS/RENO   8vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp takes place in a small village of Chlebovice in cooperation with a local branch of the Czech Association of Beekeepers which is focused on beekeeping and is also very active in organizing public events and environmental education activities for youth. They also host summer camps for children, take care of a unique museum of beekeeping and offer excursions to tourists. The Association runs The Bees Education Centre (a renovated historical building with a nice project garden and apiary). This year s workcamp will be the 3rd one. The goal will be to help with the organization of a Youth Summer School of Beekeepers and with the renovation of the Bees Education Centre. This project is realized with the support of Johnson Controls.
WORK: Volunteers will take part in two types of activities: maintenance and educational. Maintenance activities at the Bees Education Centre include cleaning and maintenance of exhibits in the museum, painting of rooms or fences, reparations, gardening. The biggest part will be the educational activities. Volunteers will help with the preparation and organization of the Youth Summer School of Beekeepers. They will teach English, organize competitions, and in general communicate with around 30 children aged 7-15 who are interested in the beekeeping topic.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In 2 rooms (on beds or mattresses) at the firefighter s station (200 m away) with bathroom. Showers are in the sport area (5 min walking). Beds with mattresses will be provided. Bring a sleeping bag. Lunch will be provided but you will prepare your own breakfast and dinner. A kitchen is available at the Bees Centre. During the summer camp for kids, all the meals will be provided.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Chlebovice (800 inhabitants), Northern Moravia. The village itself is located 3km away from the city of Fridek-Mistek (60 000 inhabitants) and 25km from Ostrava (3rd biggest city in the country) which is known for its museums of hard industry and mining industry. The region is also famous for the Beskydy Mountains.Study part: Presentation of the activities of the Bees education centre, getting to know beekeeper s work (introduction to the acquisition of bee products and their impact on human health, work in colonies), excursion to the beekeeper s farm, excursion to the brewery, participation in the culture event in the village.Leisure time: Diverse free-time activities are planned that include trips, workshops and others. Volunteers can make a trip to Pustevny (mountains), observation tower Panorama, Hukvaldy Castle, go to the Tarzanie outdoor centre. There is a possibility to use the local sport area.
REQUIREMENTS: The project is suitable for people who are interested in the topic of bees and who enjoy activities with children. In the project ground there are beehives located so the workcamp is not suitable for volunteers that are allergic to a bee sting.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Pflege das Areal der Schloss Grabstejn in Nordboehmen
Tschechien    SDA 202    CASTLE GRABSTEJN (HRADEK NAD NISOU)    10.07.-22.07.2017    RENO   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Grabstejn is a former medieval castle which was later rebuilt as a renaissance chateau. It was severely damaged under the communist regime but has gone through reconstruction since. Now it is an example of care for historical heritage presenting the life of high society through centuries to the wide public. The castle visitors are offered classical guided tours but also different cultural and educational activities. The castle is state-owned and is run by National Heritage Institute under the Ministry of Culture. The aim of the workcamp is to help local staff with the maintenance of the castle and its surroundings (the park, paths, etc.).
WORK: The nature of your work depends on what is actually needed to do according to castle revitalisation plan. This includes cutting grass and wood, removing of invasive vegetation such as nettles surrounding the castle (sometimes on a very steep slope), some basic renovation and maintenance tasks (painting, cleaning inside the castle, etc.) The work is manual and physically demanding. Volunteers will need working clothes that can get dirty or damaged and good solid shoes. It s also good to have long pants since nettles sting.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: You will sleep directly at the castle in one big room in bunk beds. Therefore you need to bring your own sleeping bag. There is a toilet and a shower with hot water. Next to the bedroom there is a small kitchen where you will prepare the meals by yourselves. A common room is also available. There is a fireplace outside in the backyard of the castle where you can have barbecue.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Castle Grabstejn in the village of Chotyne (860 people) in Northern Bohemia. The nearest town is Hradek nad Nisou (about 7500 people) which is connected with Chotyne by public transport. The area is has a beautiful mountainous countryside which is perfect for hiking.Study part: Learn more about the castle, the park and meet local castle staff. You will have a chance to take part in an evening culture program organized for visitors (such as Night guided tour with historical characters). There will be an opportunity to organize a community dinner. Please bring recipes for your favourite meals and some pictures, music or clothes from your country/region of origin.Leisure time: You can go hiking in the beautiful hilly countryside surrounding the castle and climb a famous mountain Jested (1012 m) with a hotel on the top representing typical socialist architecture. The nearest city is Liberec with a zoo and a botanical garden. It is possible to visit a regional brewery and many other interesting sights, go swimming, visit a Cynology centre. Please bring some games and musical instruments.
REQUIREMENTS: This camp is especially suitable for volunteers who like gardening and want to discover closely the castle.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Begegnung und Landschaftpflege in Nordboehmen - mit Tschechen, Franzosen und dir?
Tschechien    SDA 402    PROTECTING WETLANDS IN JABLONNE - TEEN (JABLONNE V PODJESTEDI)    10.07.-23.07.2017    ENVI/TEEN   14vols (no more female)
AGE: 15 to 17.
PROJECT: The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the local NGO Cmelak - Friends of Nature Society whose activities are focused on the support of a sustainable way of life, practical nature protection and environmental education. They restore the natural woods on specific pieces of land and try to save endangered tree species. They also maintain wetlands. The goal of the workcamp is to help with practical nature protection in several different locations that Cmelak is in charge of i mainly wetlands in the area aroung the town Jablonne v Podjestedi. Cmelak has organized so far 13 adult workcamps and 1 teenage workcamp.Note: The group will consist of 6 French and 8 international volunteers, 2 Czech leaders and 1 French leader.
WORK: The work to be done is mainly the maintenance of the wetlands (cutting grass, cutting reed followed by raking, removing reed and other plants from water pools, cutting out wood, and garbage collection as needed). The work will be manual and physically demanding. Be ready to work outdoors, in wet areas, under all types of weather (rain, wind). Waterproof clothes with long sleeves and long trousers, a raincoat and rubber boots are necessary.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Foster care home in the castle Novy Falkenburk in Jablonne v Podjestedi. There are 2 bedrooms, a common room, bathroom with showers, kitchen, dining room. Be prepared for basic conditions (no washing mashine). Bring a sleeping bag and a mat You will prepare meals on your own. You can prepare traditional meals from your country. Bring special ingredients that may be hard to get.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Jablonne v Podjestedi and the surroundings, Jizerske Mountains in the north of Bohemia.Study part: Educational aspects of the camp will focus on forms of forest management, development of forests after the arrival of men, current problems in the management of nature protection areas or the topic of water containment in nature and the prevention of floods. Guided excursions to the wetlands are also planned.Leisure time: You can go hiking in the beautiful surrounding landscape, visit castles and climb the Jested i the highest peak in the region.
REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for volunteers who like nature and are eager to learn new thing about nature protection. Extra Participation fee: 185 EUR/per participant is to cover the costs of accommodation, food, some free time activities and costs of local leader.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Biolandwirtschaft in anthroposophischer Lebensgemeinschaft
Tschechien    SDA 303    ORGANIC FARMING IN THE CENTRE TABOR (NOVA VES NAD POPELKOU)    14.07.-28.07.2017    RENO/AGRI   15vols
PROJECT: The workcamp is held in the little village Nova Ves nad Popelkou in Eastern Bohemia in collaboration with the local Social Therapeutic Centre Tabor. The mission of the centre is to integrate people with various disabilities into the society, by means of living in a community and working in biodynamic agriculture and craft workshops. They are inspired by Camphill communities. Besides, the centre supports a community life in the village by maintaining folk traditions and customs. The centre is also a training space for educational programs focused on Waldorf pedagogy; various educational events for schools and public take place here. The aim of the workcamp is to help with different construction, renovation and agricultural tasks.
WORK: The work in agriculture is done outdoors and is physically demanding for beginners but is beautiful, makes you stronger and healthier. Some jobs will be also less demanding. The tasks will include: cleansing of a bio potato field (weeding, removing potato beetles); making hay; cutting wood from the forest, collecting herbs in meadows; painting and building fences in the garden, removing muck from stables; repairing fences and shelters for animals. It is necessary to bring sun protection (light clothing, a hat) as well as waterproof, fully enclosed shoes and a raincoat.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: The work in agriculture is done outdoors and is physically demanding for beginners but is beautiful, makes you stronger and healthier. Some jobs will be also less demanding. The tasks will include: cleansing of a bio potato field (weeding, removing potato beetles); making hay; cutting wood from the forest, collecting herbs in meadows; painting and building fences in the garden, removing muck from stables; repairing fences and shelters for animals. It is necessary to bring sun protection (light clothing, a hat) as well as waterproof, fully enclosed shoes and a raincoat.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Nova Ves nad Popelkou (650 inhabitants) - Social Therapeutic Centre Tabor. It is located on the edge of Nature Protected area Bohemian Paradise. A nearby town of Lomnice nad Popelkou is about 4km far away. The historical town of Jicin is 20km away. Study part: Workshops on biodynamic agriculture and crafts (working with wool and wood, baking bread and traditional Czech cakes, production of homemade jams); excursion to a geologist i workshop on the processing of gems. It will be also possible to organize an international afternoon for local children and an evening with Czech folk music and dancing together with the neighbours. If you play any instrument, bring it with youLeisure time: It will be up to you i there are many options: e.g. visit to the music festival Cultural Summer of Lomnice; trips around - both on foot and by train (Tabor observation tower, ruins of Kumburk and Bradlec, Bohemian Paradise rock town - all-day trip), swimming, playing games, having a campfire, visiting local beekeeper and other craftsmen (wooden toys and musical instruments, home-made cosmetics).
REQUIREMENTS: The workcamp is especially suitable for those who are interested in ecological agriculture and crafts. The premises of the Centre Tabor (both house and garden) are non-smoking, we also do not drink alcohol here. Three people are permanently living in the house. Information for allergic persons: you can meet cats, pollen and hay.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Pflege das Dorf Skalka in Nordboehmen: Wanderwege, Kirche, Friedhof, Kulturzentrum...
Tschechien    SDA 102    FRIENDLY HOSPITALITY HOUSE (SKALKA U DOKS)    16.07.-30.07.2017    ENVI/RENO   8vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp is held for 2nd time in a little village Skalka u Doks in Northern Bohemia in cooperation with the local nonprofit organisation The Friendly Hospitality House. Its name refers to the ancient tradition of mutual help of pilgrims. They focus on revival of natural, cultural and spiritual heritage and on personal and community development. They own and renovate a rural homestead to become a facility for pilgrims, neighbours and volunteers. Part of the house is already renovated using natural techniques; it became a home of young family. The intention is to create a hospitable cultural and crafts centre. The aim of the workcamp is to help with restoration of relations between the place and its inhabitants, both contemporary and past, mutual understanding and recognition of differences.
WORK: The work will be manual and sometimes demanding, it will take place at several locations. In Skalka u Doks you will for example: help with the reconstruction of the house and cleaning, take care of permaculture garden and maintain public areas (cleaning of a path and other tasks given by municipality). In the nearby village Borejov you will: clean the church, help with preparation of Sunday pilgrim mass, clean the cemetery surrounding the church, esp. the abandoned graves of the ancestors of the inhabitants displaced after WWII and renovate a wall. In the meadows with protected flora you will rake grass to keep biodiversity. Bring solid work shoes, clothes that can get dirty and a raincoat. Different work tasks will depend on current needs and weather.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the main building of the homestead that is under reconstruction so the conditions are basic. Sleeping on mattresses, you must bring your own sleeping bag. There is a shower with hot water, washbasin, toilet and an equipped kitchen. You will prepare your own meals; you are invited to share your national cuisine. Bring simple recipes from home. It s also possible to use outdoor fireplace.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Little village Skalka u Doks (170 inhabitants) and neighbourhood. The village is located in a Protected Landscape Area near the Macha Lake which is a popular tourist attraction. If we work at more distant places, we will take you there by car. Study part: Getting to know the history of the region via old photos, movie night ( outdoor cinema ), Pilgrim Roman Catholic Mass on Sunday 23/7 in the Church of Borejov (which we will have been cleaning the week before), meeting local permaculture community farming in harmony with nature i it will be possible to spend one day with them and take part in their daily program (work activities, discovering their lifestyle).Leisure time: Bathing on the beaches of Macha Lake, evening activities on the beaches and in the town Doksy, visiting castle Houska and Bezdez, meditative walks in nature, mushroom and blueberry picking, barbecue, closing event at a fisherman s hut on the banks of the Macha Lake with a steamboat sunset cruise. There will be 2 free Saturdays for a one-day trip.
REQUIREMENTS: For curious people open to others or for those who want to be like this. Interest in traditional spirituality and history appreciated. Information for allergic people i there are 2 big dogs living in the house.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Entwickle oeffentliche Raeume in Pilsne weiter - Sanierung einer Parkanlage oder des Strandbades
Tschechien    SDA 103    FOSTER THE CITY (PLZEN)    16.07.-30.07.2017    CONS/CULT   8vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp is held in the city of Pilsen in cooperation with the local NGO Foster the City. It deals with contemporary state of the public space and its affordable enhancement. Local people have an opportunity to demonstrate their ideas i to show what they feel wrong, what they miss, what they would like to participate in. The most successful projects, to which workcamps have so far contributed, include restoring the former Municipal River Bath, reviving the Forgotten garden, transformation of Springs at Roudna, etc. The aim of the workcamp this year is to renovate an abandoned park that is to be open for public or to continue working in the area of Municipal Bath (the final decision will be taken depending on the outcomes of the public consultations).The project is sponsored by Johnson Controls.
WORK: The work will be manual and outdoor, physically demanding. The main work activities should happen in the Papirensky park that is now in a bad state and the NGO Foster the city is working towards making it publicly accessible once again. The tasks in the park can include collecting garbage, cutting branches, cleaning and consolidating paths, producing outdoor furniture (benches, bins) or creating a staircase. Another alternative is to help with the long-term project of the Municipal River Bath revival i tasks can include creating a mobile shelter for boats, material and firewood, maintaining the banks of the river, renovating a stage for outdoor culture events. We are going to celebrate the effort - by throwing a concert or a neighbours party. Photos from 2015 are on http://on.fb.me/1OJepKM.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Scout clubhouse (http://93delfini.skauting.cz/klubovna). The conditions are basic. There s a kitchen, hot and cold water, 3 toilets but only 1 shower for 10 people (you ll have to be fast :) Bring a warm sleeping bag, nights can be cold i you ll sleep on the floor on mattresses. Warm lunches (vegetarian meals possible) will be provided at the worksite. You ll prepare your own breakfast and dinner.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: City of Pilsen (www.pilsen.eu) is the capital of West Bohemia. With 170 000 inhabitants and 15 000 university students it is a significant cultural, business and industrial centre, internationally famous mostly due to the products of Pilsner Urquell and koda factory.Study part: Environmental excursion or a workshop together with some local Pilsen NGOs are possible. You will also help with the organization of an evening or afternoon event for the public at the work site and you can be actively involved in the program (these events are usually on weekends so please be ready to help a couple of hours, too i it will be great experience and fun).Leisure time: See some interesting Pilsen sights i Pilsen Brewery, medieval city centre, historical underground, Techmania Science Centre and do other activities such as visiting festivals, cinemas, sports facilities, restaurants, typical local pubs, cafes, tearooms and clubs, galleries, museums and ZOO, woods and lakes around the city.
REQUIREMENTS: Short motivation letter is required. We look for people who believe in improving the city by their own hands, who find fun and pleasure in doing so and who can also spice it up: if you cook, sing or can amuse others, it will be useful for the evenings-The work is hard but the results are also visible. We certainly do not want any moaners :)
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Pflege ein Jugendfreizeitzentrum in den Karpathen und hilf dort bei einem Kinderfestival
Tschechien    SDA 104    MORAVIAN COUNTRYSIDE (TVAROZNA LHOTA)    16.07.-31.07.2017    ENVI/RENO   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp will take place in the small Moravian village of Tvarozna Lhota, situated in the White Carpathian Mountains in cooperation with the local NGO INEX-SDA Bile Karpaty. This branch of INEX is active in sustainable rural development, environmental education and permaculture projects. In Tvarozna Lhota, they run a museum of oskeruse (a local unique fruit) and an open-air leisure and educational centre Cottage Travicna. The aim of the workcamp is to maintain the Cottage Travicna to be ready for annual event for children called Ethnosalas and to collect herbs for local herbal teas.This project is realized with the support of Johnson Controls, Inc.
WORK: The work will be manual and outdoor. The tasks will include reparation of fences for animals and gardens, maintenance of traditional houses and parts of play structures for children, general maintenance of the surrounding area, decorating. These tasks will vary according to the current needs. For the event Ethnosalas (the last Sunday of the camp), you will help with organization and will prepare activities for the local kids. If the weather conditions allow, you will also collect herbs in the surrounding meadows and in the nearby forest, herbs which will be used for the production of organic teas. Please note that the weather can be sometimes very hot and that you may have to work in the sun. Bring protective creams and a hat.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the attic of a house in the centre. Sleeping is on mattresses, there s a common room with a kitchen, 2 showers and toilets. Be prepared for basic living conditions as the house is very small. You will prepare your own meals, taking turns in the kitchen. The workplace is situated at 2 km from the accommodation so volunteers will bring food with them and have proper lunch/dinner after work.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Tvarozna Lhota (bus stop in the village, next train stop Straznice). The nearby bigger cities are Straznice (5 km distance) and Uherske Hradiste (30 km). The region is famous for its folk traditions and beautiful countryside.Study part: A guided tour along the nature-trail Oskeruse (traditional regional fruit), nature protection area Certoryje. Learn more about local products, organic farming, the history and natural potential of the region. Workshops on batik with traditional colours are planned. You can take part in some folkloric events that will be organized in the village and try on traditional folkloric dresses.Leisure time: Trips to various sights of the regional cities of Straznice, Skalice, trip to Bata canal, games and activities in the outdoor adventure park in the cottage Travicna and trips to the close-by countryside and sights; swimming in the lake.
REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for volunteers who like nature, are ready to spend a lot of time outdoors and don t mind walking (the accommodation is at 2 km from the work place). We also welcome people with good attitude to children as you will help to prepare activities for them.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Rekultiviere den alten Garten eines Gemeinschaftszentrums mit Kindergarten
Tschechien    SDA 105    PERMACULTURE GARDENING IN KADAN (KADAN)    16.07.-29.07.2017    RENO   5vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Workcamp takes place in the Western Bohemian town of Kadan. There is a non-profit organization Parents and children of Kadan (RADKA) active there which provides a variety of services for families with children (maternal, swimming, volunteer, social and educational centres). They are also focused on international collaboration. In the building opposite the seat of RADKA, there is a kindergarten and a maternity centre. The aim of the workcamp will be the revitalization of the adjacent garden and the installation of several places for outdoor education of children. When renovating the garden, methods and principles of permaculture should be used as much as possible.
WORK: The work will be manual and will be done in the garden. The tasks can include gardening, building small structures from wood and stone, planting flowers, small terrain modifications, etc. It is suitable to take working clothes and shoes.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Youth club that is in the same building as the kindergarten i 2 rooms with beds, kitchen corner, bathroom, 2 toilets and 2 showers, computer with internet are available. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. You will cook your own meals.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Historical town of Kadan (20.000 inhabitants), in West Bohemia, not far from the Ore Mountains. There is a beautiful nature around Kadan but also an industrial zone (coal mining, power plants).Study part: Getting to know the concept of permaculture both during a workshop/lecture and practically during the work. Permaculture is a system for designing sustainable, healthy and useful gardens. Some of the principles involve cultivation without the use of chemicals, collection of rainwater and reasonable use of water in general, polycultures, preferring perennial plants to annual ones, easy maintenance, use of renewable resources, composting, etc.Leisure time: Kadan is a beautiful historical city with many possibilities for recreation and sport. There is a museum, gallery, monastery with garden as well as sports ground and beautiful nature. Close to the city there are other interesting places cities such as atec, Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) etc.
REQUIREMENTS: Workcamp is suitable mainly for people who like children, gardening and permaculture.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Landschaftpflege und Renovierungsarbeiten an historischen Monumenten
Tschechien    SDA 203    STERNBERK MANOR (NEPOMUK)    16.07.-29.07.2017    ENVI/RENO   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp takes place in the towns of Klaster and Nepomuk in collaboration with the local association Monastery. The association runs a leisure center in Nepomuk and organizes educational, social and culture events. It also strives for revitalization of two historic monuments i Zelena Hora castle and Sternberk manor. The castle and the manor are owned by the municipality of Klaster. The castle used to be under the military and had been neglected for a long time. Nowadays, it is rarely open for public. The manor is a national monument but is in a bad condition. Long term vision of the association is to rescue the area and create an international center for personal development, festivals and education. The aim of the workcamp is to clean a forest park in the area and do some renovation works.
WORK: You will remove invasive trees and bushes and thus contribute to the creation of a nature forest park where it will be possible to create benches, bins, land art pieces, signs, etc. Then it is needed to clean bricks from the demolition, clean historical buildings from old plaster and broken glass. We recommend you to bring older working clothes, water proof shoes. From the place of accommodation to the working place you will go everyday on foot around 1 km.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Leisure center FENIX in Nepomuk i sleeping in 1-2 classrooms on mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bag. Improvised kitchen, common room, several toilets and one shower will be available. In the work place there will be dry toilet and water in barrels for basic hygiene. You will cook your own meals in the center or we can organize a barbecue.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Two neighbouring villages Nepomuk (3 755 inhabitants) and Klaster (154 inhabitants) in the Pilsen region. The castle and manor are situated at the territory of Klaster. Accommodation will be provided in Nepomuk. Volunteers work place i Sternberk Manor (Sternbersky dvur) i is a very large complex of 10 buildings of different type, asphalted courtyard and adjacent forest park.Study part: Welcome evening with local band, music and local volunteers, movie night in the leisure time center or presentation of photos from your country. If you are interested, you can try a workshop on how to search for underground springs or a lecture by a historian about the whole area where you will work.Leisure time: Near the work place there is a big pond suitable for swimming, right in the area, it is possible to have a campfire and play the guitar or drums. It is possible to prepare some alternative activities such as firewalk or Indian sauna, organize a bike trip, visit Pilsen, etc. We welcome people who love photography and we also can prepare an exhibition of photos.
REQUIREMENTS: Workcamp is suitable for people who are interested in history and renovation of historic monuments.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Lebendige Denkmalpflege - erhalte das Leben von frueher, nutze alte Bautechniken und pflege alte Obstsorten
Tschechien    SDA 403    NATURE AND NATURAL ARCHITECTURE IN ZASTAVKA (UHELNA)    16.07.-30.07.2017    ENVI/RENO   12vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp is organized by the NGO Hnuti Brontosaurus Jeseniky which is active in a remote and unprivileged region of Jeseniky and Rychleby Mountains. Brontosaurus is focused on the environment and sustainability; they maintain abandoned sights with respect to traditional methods and materials. One of the main projects is the vanished village of Zastavka (Stillstand) in Rychleby Mountains where they cultivate old species of fruit trees and they experiment with the natural architecture. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the renovation of the village and the creation of a simple farm with respect to traditional methods and natural lifestyle.This project is realized with the support of Johnson Controls.
WORK: Volunteers will do mainly manual work that will be quite physically demanding. The tasks can include building wooden fence for sheep, creating shelters for visitors and tourists, collecting wood, gardening, maintenance of the campsite. One of the tasks can include renovation of the natural house (with natural techniques using materials such as clay, bits of straw and sand). You will also help to prepare the culture event Folkloric Scything . It will involve local community in scything together the meadows. Please bring a white plain shirt, trousers/long skirt and a hat for the event.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In tents and in a house made of clay and straw (for 6-7 people, the rest in tents.) Bring a warm sleeping bag Access to electricity is limited; water is delivered in barrels. Toilets are dry (outhouse). There is no indoor shower (there s a stream or improvised natural shower i water is heated by the sun). You will cook your own meals in improvised field kitchen, taking turns.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Vanished village of Zastavka (Stillstand), part of Uhelna in Rychleby Mountains, around 29 km from the town of Jesenik. The village is situated at the hilltop and is quite isolated (the last settlers left 70 years ago after WWII). The nearest village Uhelna is reachable on foot at the distance of 2 km. The surrounding countryside is mountainous and has a charming nature.Study part: Excursion around the vanished village of Zastavka (history and current development); presentation of the organization Brontosaurus; practical technical and crafts skills (work with natural clay plaster, carpentry) by a specialized lecturer. Leisure time: Discovering the beautiful mountainous countryside; visiting a local spa; protected area of Rejviz; towns of Mikulovice, Zlate Hory and Jesenik, etc.
REQUIREMENTS: We are especially looking for volunteers who are interested natural architecture, who are not afraid of manual work and of basic living conditions. It is not allowed to smoke and drink alcohol at the campsite.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Leiste deinen Beitrag gegen soziale Ausgrenzung - Angebote fuer Kinder und Jugendliche in sozialen Brennpunkten
Tschechien    SDA 304    FIGHT SOCIAL EXCLUSION (USTI NAD LABEM)    17.07.-30.07.2017    SOCI/RENO   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp is organized in co-operation with a local branch of the biggest Czech humanitarian NGO People in Need (PiN). The branch is active in Usti nad Labem, a North-Bohemian city where some areas have higher percentage of socially excluded people. There, PiN runs the Social integration program for people who are in difficult situations and cannot solve them on their own. The services provided range from advisory, leisure-time and educational activities for children and youth to the support at school. The workcamps in Usti nad Labem have a very long tradition. This year, the goal is firstly to prepare meaningful free-time activities for children and youth during their holidays, present different cultures to them and give them a chance to get new experience. Second goal is to help with renovation in and around the house belonging to PiN.
WORK: You will work in a several socially excluded neighbourhoods of Usti nad Labem. The main work will be the preparation and realization of creative leisure activities for children and teenagers from the area that have very limited opportunities during summer holidays. The program for children will include trips and outdoor games. Bring ideas or equipment for games and activities with you. Please note that most of the children speak only Czech so be ready for the language barrier and think of other means of communication. Apart from the activities mentioned, you will do some maintenance works in and around the premises of the PiN or in public space. Please bring also some working clothes and shoes that can get dirty.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the premises of PiN. You ll sleep in one room on the ground, (without beds) so bring a sleeping bag and a mat. For participants with children, we can arrange a separate room. You will have a bathroom (1 shower, 2 toilets) and a kitchen. During your stay the house will be running normally so you will share it with the employees of PiN. You will get money to buy food and cook meals on your own.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Usti nad Labem (city of 100 000 people), Northern Bohemia i in particular three locations of Predlice, Krasne Brezno and Mojzir (areas of the city that have high percentage of socially disadvantaged people)Study part: Lecture about social exclusion in the Czech Republic, the system of social care and the activities of the hosting NGO PiN. There will be a guided tour around different workplaces of PiN in Usti nad Labem organized for you at the beginning of the workcamp.Leisure time: Trips to the surrounding countryside (nature-parks, castles, close-by mountains and historical cities). It will be possible to go swimming or enjoy other activities, such as bowling, etc. In the middle of the workcamp a two-day trip will be organized for you. Bring good boots for hiking.
REQUIREMENTS: A motivation letter sent with the application form is strictly required The workcamp is suitable for volunteers who are interested in the topic of social exclusion and are happy to spend time with children and teenagers. Creativity, organizational skills and good attitude to teamwork are an advantage.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Heumachen mit der Sense - Landschaftpflege in den Karpathen - leben in und mit der Natur
Tschechien    SDA 405    PROTECTED MEADOWS IN ZITKOVA (ZTKOVA)    05.08.-19.08.2017    ENVI   15vols
PROJECT: The workcamp takes place in the Nature reserve Hute, in the meadows of White Carpathian Mountains in cooperation with the environmental NGO Brontosaurus Maratice. The local meadows are unique by their biodiversity and their origin is related to man s activities. A regular cutting of the meadows enables even weaker plants to grow which means we can find up to 80 species in one square meter. Therefore, every summer in the last 25 years, volunteers from Brontosaurus Maratice have been coming for annual haymaking using the forgotten skills of our ancestors (manual scything). The process is supervised by botanists from the Masaryk University in Brno. The aim of the workcamp is to finish the haymaking, learn how to use scythe and connect young people interested in nature. This project is realized with the support of Johnson Controls.
WORK: Depends on the weather and preceding groups. The priority is to finish the haymaking in the meadows and in the rest of the time to maintain the reserve (cutting wood, protecting young trees, etc.) and the barn. During haymaking, those who cut the grass have to wake up very early and work until the dew gets dry. Then, the grass has to be returned with rakes, loaded on a car (using pitchfork) and transported to farmers. It is recommended to wear solid shoes, long sleeves and pants to avoid scratches from the hay. It is necessary to have a hat to be protected from sun. The meadows can be very wet so bring waterproof working shoes (or rubber boots) and rain-gear. Be aware that scythe is a dangerous tool and has to be handled cautiously (there will be a technical supervisor to teach you).
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In tents. At the campsite there is also on old barn that is used as a kitchen, dining and common room. The nights can be very cold so bring a warm sleeping bag, sleeping mat and warm clothes. You will wash yourself in a cold stream next to the campsite and you ll use dry toilets. You will prepare your own meals i taking turns in kitchen services, the barn.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Natural reserve Hute in White Carpathian Mountains close to itkova village (170 inhabitants), South-East Moravia. The campsite is remote, located 2 km from the village and bus station. There is no wi-fi and the mobile signal is scarce.Study part: Lecture by a scholar from Masaryk University in Brno on the location, reasons for its protection and species that can be found there is planned. We can also arrange a beekeeping or a herbal workshop since Zitkova is very rich for healing herbs and famous for their collection. It is planned to visit Trencin (city in Slovakia).Leisure time: Hiking in the surrounding hills, swimming in a nearby pond (2 km), playing badminton and volleyball, collecting mushrooms and herbs, singing or playing music (ukulele, guitar), etc. Bring your musical instrument if you have any
REQUIREMENTS: The camp is suitable for volunteers who are not afraid of living and working in rougher conditions in close contact with nature. It is not recommended to people allergic to grasses (hay fever), wasp or bee stings.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Pflege Parks, Spielplatze und Freizeitanlagen - Begegnung, Engagement und Literatur!
Tschechien    SDA 107    GET INVOLVED IN ODOLENA VODA (ODOLENA VODA)    06.08.-20.08.2017    RENO/CONS   15vols (no more male)
PROJECT: The workcamp takes place in a small town of Odolena Voda in cooperation with the local town hall. The town hall aims at creating good conditions for living, working, spending free time and enjoying the environment for its inhabitants. The main focus of the town hall is currently on landscape regeneration and leisure time activities, such as social and cultural events or sports facilities. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the renovation of the public space in the town, creating play structures for children and cooperation with the outdoor children camp. This year, the workcamp will be organized for the 3rd time.
WORK: The work will manual and can be physically demanding. The tasks can include creating simple play structures from natural materials (digging a hole, putting logs, branches, ropes), building an exercise area for dogs and a natural sauna, renovating flower beds in the town, planting bushes in case of good weather (digging holes, planting, watering), creating a ponton on a local lake, maintenance of other public areas (painting of fences, repairing benches, etc.). As a lot of work will be done outside, please bring solid shoes.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the local primary school. A kitchen, a bathroom and the gym will be available. You will sleep on mattresses in one or two classrooms. Please, bring your own sleeping bag and a light mat You will cook your own meals, some meals will be provided in the local restaurant.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: A small town of Odolena Voda (population of 6500), at approximately half an hour from the outskirts of Prague by bus. Study part: Meet the locals, get to know the local culture. During the workcamp, an international literary evening Meeting of Languages will be organized in a house where a significant Czech poet Vitzslav Halek was born. You can get involved in the program by reciting short extracts of your favourite book or poem to the other volunteers and the public (in English or even in your native language). Please bring your favourite novel or book of poems, preferably in hard copies, that you would like to present at the event. There will be some activities for and with local kids (workshop, trip). Leisure time: Visiting a local church and a fortress, hiking trip to close-by volcanoes, a trip to Prague, to the Veltrusy castle or a cycling trip to the town of Melnik. There is a possibility to use the community sports facilities i a hall for basketball, volleyball, tennis and beach volleyball courts.
REQUIREMENTS: The workcamp is suitable for volunteers who like working manually in the nature but also are creative and enjoy activities with children. Some work tasks will involve minor construction so you can use your skills or learn new ones. Moreover, if you like literature (prose or poetry reading), it is a perfect choice for you
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Pflege das Areal der Burgruine Veseli und lerne tschechische Kultur und tschechisches Leben kennen
Tschechien    SDA 205    CASTLE VESELI (POCINOVICE)    06.08.-19.08.2017    ENVI/RENO   8vols (no more male)
PROJECT: The workcamp takes place in the village Veseli nad Uhlavou in Western Bohemia in cooperation with the local association Tvrz Veseli. This association was founded with the aim to restore the ruin of a castle in Veseli nad Uhlavou, to open it for the public and to start using it for cultural and social purposes. Its activities involve preparatory maintaining works and fundraising to repair the castle. The castle has a disturbed past and is now in a very bad state. The aim of the workcamp is to clean an overgrown castle park from self-seeding plants and fallen trees, to cut the grass and clean parts of the castle that are being renovated. This workcamp will be the 2nd one there. Last year, volunteers discovered an old hidden staircase.
WORK: Work will be manual and will be done in an overgrown park. The tasks will include: removing self-seeding woody plants, shrubs and fallen trees (with scissors, a hatchet and a handsaw), raking and removing grass and cleaning construction material from one part of the castle that is under reconstruction. Bring working clothes which can get dirty, sturdy shoes and waterproof jacket or raincoat (in case of bad weather). There is not much work to be done indoors so be prepared for all kinds of weather.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In the privacy at one of the association s member in the village Pocinovice (about 10 km from the workplace). Sleeping on mattresses in your own sleeping bags. There are two big rooms, WC, a bathroom and a kitchenette with a cooker and jug kettle. Hot lunches will be brought to the work place every day. You will prepare other meals by yourselves.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Veseli - a small village (about 58 inhabitants) which is a part of the municipality Janovice nad Uhlavou, and a village of Pocinovice (around 548 inhabitants). Both are located at the foothills of umava National Park, close to Klatovy. From the place of accommodation (Pocinovice) to the workplace (Veseli) you will go every morning by train (20 min). The train station is near the castle. The village of Pocinovice has bakery, pub, library, some small shops and sports grounds.Study part: Presentation of the castle and its troubled history, excursion to Klatovy underground with a historian, meeting local youth associations in their centre or at the youth summer camp, meeting young volunteer firefighters, getting to know the history of the region.Leisure time: Trip to Chodsko region and participation in the local festival in Domazlice; volleyball tournament with local players, trip to Dobra Voda (5km by forest road), trip to Castle Klenova and Kanice, swimming, campfire with locals, etc.
REQUIREMENTS: Workcamp is suitable for history lovers and for people who want to discover life in a small Czech village. Due to living in a house with a host you will have a unique opportunity to experience local culture and customs, at the same time we ask you for respectful behavior
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Hilf bei Kinderferiencamps - gestalte interkulturelle Angebote und vermittle Englisch
Tschechien    SDA 306    CHILDREN S CAMPS WITH TEACHING ENGLISH (KADAN)    06.08.-20.08.2017    KIDS   5vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp is organized by the NGO Parents and Children of Kadan (RADKA) which provides a variety of services for families with children (maternal, swimming, volunteer, social and educational centres). During summer holidays RADKA organizes suburban and outdoor camps for children of different ages. There will be 2 such camps during the workcamp i the suburban one in the 1st week in Kadan and the outdoor one in the 2nd week near a small village of Lubenec. RADKA wants to bring international dimension to the camps and enable children to practise English. That s why foreign volunteers are invited for 3rd time. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the preparation and running of an interesting intercultural program in both camps and especially to help children practise English.
WORK: The 1st week, you will work at the suburban camp in the premises of RADKA. Children stay at the camp from 8am to 4pm but they sleep at home. You will mainly work with children (games, arts, dancing and interactive English lessons). During the outdoor camp (2nd week) you will help with the all-day program managed by RADKA s organizers (topic is Wild West). The program will include trips, swimming, sports competitions, campfire, night games, etc. You will get involved in the sports games and other activities (including daily routine tasks such as cleaning, etc.). In both camps you will be asked to present your countries and teach English in a playful way. Please bring your favourite games, music and other ideas and lots of energy.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: 1st week: youth club - 2 rooms with beds, kitchen corner, bathroom. You will prepare your own breakfasts and dinners; lunches will be provided in restaurant. 2nd week: campsite with tents, no electricity, no internet, limited access to hot water, dry toilets. Bring sleeping bag, mat and some warm clothes You will eat the same food as everyone in the camp (vegetarian meals not always possible).
LOCATION AND LEISURE: First, the historical town of Kadan (20.000 inhabitants), in West Bohemia, not far from the Ore Mountains and then the campsite near the village of Lubenec (about 40 km to the south of Kadan). There is a beautiful nature around Kadan but also an industrial zone (coal mining, power plants).Study part: You will learn to prepare a program for children and see an example of how children s camps are organized in the Czech Republic. You will meet the local community from Kadan, especially during an international party for children and their parents. You will have the chance to present your home towns/countries in an interactive way.Leisure time: During the stay in Kadan, you will have many possibilities how to spend your free time i visiting the town of Kadan and its monuments, visiting cultural events, trips to the countryside, swimming, doing sports. During the outdoor camp in Lubenec, you will have 1 day off when you can organize an excursion to Carlsbad or Zatec. Apart from that you will be able to spend your free time at the campsite and in the surrounding (relaxing, swimming, walks, visit of nearby sights-).
REQUIREMENTS: During the workcamp, you will spend a lot of time with children aged 10-13. This is why we require a motivation letter, a certificate of good conduct and a medical form. We look for communicative and creative volunteers. The workcamp is suitable for non-smokers. You will also work at the weekends but you will get some days off during the week instead.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Biolandwirtschaft und Renovierung in einer Camphill-Dorfgemeinschaft
Tschechien    SDA 307    ORGANIC FARMING AT CAMPHILL COMMUNITY II (TEREZIN)    06.08.-19.08.2017    RENO/AGRI   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The workcamp takes place in the village of Ceske Kopisty in cooperation with the local Free Farm which is part of the Camphill Community. This family-like community provides space both for people with special needs and for those without disability to work and live together. The inhabitants can develop their skills in agriculture, textile and beeswax candles making. The farm grows mainly vegetables and herbs in ecological way. They promote the importance of biodynamic agriculture and the role of a farmer in today s world. They take care of the countryside as a whole i together with the farm, it s a living organism. The farm is an NGO but while selling the products they try to develop relations with other farmers and with individual customers using the concept of community based agriculture .
WORK: The organic farm is very dependent on manual work and it would be impossible to maintain the agricultural project without the voluntary work. Firstly, you will be helping on the organic farm - weeding, planting, digging up, harvesting, cleaning, storing, watering, treating of herbs, etc. The work is done outdoors and is usually physically demanding. Secondly, the house and its surroundings are still being renovated so some minor construction and renovation works can be done depending on current needs. Bring good working clothes, solid shoes, a hat and a raincoat.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In 1 attic room on mattresses. Bring a sleeping bag A common room, 2 showers with hot water and 2 toilets are available. Products for cooking will be provided and will include bio vegetables from the farm (vegetarian diet is possible). You will prepare breakfasts and dinners on your own, lunches will be shared with all the members of the community.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Ceske Kopisty i a small village near the historical town of Litomerice. The farm is working on 11 ha of fields; there is a garden and a yard with a couple of animals (cow, horse, hens, ducks, pigs). The area is quite vast i there are 3 houses for living, workshops and a common hall. There are 6 adults, 6 children and 8 people with special needs living there. You might meet around 20 other external co-workers.Study part: Lectures about the Camphill movement, Steiners anthroposophy, living in a community, biodynamic agriculture, about Czech and other cultures. It will be also possible to organize workshops such as making beeswax candles, eurythmy and intuitive pedagogy. If you are interested in organizing international evening to exchange about each other s cuisines and nationalities, there will be space for it. Bring your favourite recipes and some specific ingredients.Leisure time: Barbecue with the members of the community, playing football and visiting the local pub, swimming in the river, visiting the nearby Terezin Memorial at the location of the former concentration camp for Jews i the Terezin Ghetto, going for trips to the nature protected area of Ceske Stredohori (cities of Litomerice, Usti nad Labem, castles, nature).
REQUIREMENTS: The workcamp is suitable for people who are interested in farming and learning about the community. As you will stay in the place for people with mental disabilities, there are certain rules: smoking and consumption of alcohol within the community area are restricted and it is necessary to respect the privacy and night rest of the inhabitants. Be aware that some inhabitants don t speak English.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Landschaftpflege und Begegnung in der Natur - Dreilaendereck Deutschland- Tschechien-Polen
Tschechien    SDA 407    TEENS IN GREEN WORLD (LIBEREC)    14.08.-27.08.2017    ENVI/TEEN   14vols (no more female)
AGE: 15 to 17
PROJECT: The workcamp is organized in cooperation with the local NGO Cmelak - Friends of Nature Society whose activities are focused on the support of a sustainable way of life, practical nature protection and environmental education. They transform environmentally damaged and abandoned areas into locations that are attractive for both people and the nature. In one area of the Jizera Mountains they create a New Virgin Forest - a location where unnatural spruce tree monoculture is being replaced by seedlings of original trees. In another area, they maintain wetlands. The goal of the workcamp is to help with practical nature protection in several different locations that Cmelak is in charge of (both forests and wetlands). Cmelak has organized so far 13 adult and 1 teenage workcamps. This project is realized with the support of Johnson Controls.
WORK: There are 2 different types of work to be done (both are quite physically demanding): 1) work in the forestlands (weeding small trees in the forest, planting of seedlings, work in the tree nurseries including preparation and weeding of beds) and cutting grass in Temna street; 2) maintenance in the wetlands (pulling up the typha, cutting grass, cutting reed followed by raking; removing of reed and other plants from water pools; cutting out of wood; possibly also collection of garbage). Be ready to work outdoors, in wet areas, under all types of weather (rain, wind). Waterproof clothes with long sleeves and long trousers, a raincoat and rubber boots are necessary. These clothes will protect you against insects or some plants.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: 1st week: basic accommodation in the Scouts base Hanychov, Liberec. It includes 3 bedrooms, common room, kitchen, bathroom. Bring your own sleeping bag 2nd week: Foster care home in the castle Novy Falkenburk, Jablonne v Podjestedi. There are 2 bedrooms, a common room, bathroom with showers, kitchen. You will prepare your meals and you will bring lunch to the workplace. Bring a lunchbox with you. For pictures of the accomodations see: http://hanychov.skautlib.cz/index.php?page=details and http://www.ddjablonnevp.cz/fotogalerie
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Liberec and other areas of the Jizera Mountains in the north of Bohemia. You will use mini-buses to get to the place of work in the surrounding forests. Liberec is a regional capital with a population over 100,000. It is famous for its surrounding mountains that are easily accessible.Study part: There are some field excursions planned for volunteers to get to know the locations where they are going to work, to understand why their work is needed and beneficial. There will also be an intercultural event organized together with the local community (as a gathering with some nice food). Bring some materials from your country (e.g. photos, music, recipes). Leisure time: You can go hiking in the beautiful surrounding landscape, visit castles and climb the Jested i the highest peak in the region. The city of Liberec, where you will be accommodated, offers many possibilities to enjoy culture. A weekend trip to Bohemian Paradise or Jizera Mountains is possible.
REQUIREMENTS: Parental authorization and medical form is strictly required. The forms will be provided after the acceptance to the workcamp. We are looking for volunteers who like nature and are eager to learn new thing about nature protection. Information for allergic people i a lot of time will be spent outdoors so you can get into contact with herbs, pollen, insects. In case of doubts, please contact us.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Lerne Tschechien auf dem Land kennen - pflege das Aussengelaende eines Gemeinschaftszentrums
Tschechien    SDA 109    SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY IN HLASNICE (HLASNICE)    20.08.-03.09.2017    ENVI/RENO   10vols
PROJECT: Workcamp takes place in a small village of Hlasnice in the northern Moravia together with the municipality. The village and its citizens are trying to revive places for relaxing and leisure activities i firstly, the community centre with playground and sports equipment and secondly, hiking and cycling paths in the surroundings of the village. Students of Mendel University in Brno created landscape proposals for opening these paths to the public. Since 2016 local volunteers have been preparing the first path in order to create a connection with neighbouring villages. The aim of this workcamp, which is held for the first time, is to help with revitalization of the area around community center, making the paths accessible and to contribute to mutual cultural exchange. Note: Community house is equipped with barrier-free entrance and toilets i project is open to wheelchair users.
WORK: You will renovate a leisure area around the community centre and the path that lies to the north of the village, around 1.5-3 km by walk. The tasks will be manual: renovation of the sports equipment and furniture near the community centre; maintenance of the paths and renovation of the relaxing zones (removing invasive plants, cutting them into smaller pieces and laying on the ground); installation of signs and benches. In case of bad weather you will be cleaning up the attic of the community centre, maintain outdoor furniture (removing of old paints and apply new ones). Bring working clothes and waterproof shoes. Some activities will be physically demanding, some of them less.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Community centre of Hlasnice village i sleeping on mattresses in 1 room with a carpet. Bring your own sleeping bag Several toilets are available, 2 showers are in another building next to the house. You will cook your own meals in a kitchen in the centre from food supplies provided by the organizer. It is forbidden to drink alcohol in the center.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Hlasnice (215 inhabitants) in the Olomouc region. It is located at 20 km to the west from the city of Olomouc, at the foot of Low Jeseniky Mountains. It is possible that for 1 or 2 days you will work in one of the surrounding villages (according to their interest and needs).Study part: Excursion to the historic town of Sternberk (4km) i castle, monastery, unique exposition of time. We will have at least one meeting with local community as an evening with presentation of various cultures and countries. It is suitable to bring something specific from your country. You will also participate in a discussion workshop with students on the topic of the public space around us, how it is perceived by the locals and by the volunteers.Leisure time: You can use sports equipment in the area of the community centre (football, volleyball, tennis), have a barbecue, go swimming, try horse riding, visit the cities of Sternberk and Olomouc, make a trip to the Jeseniky Mountains and to the Sovinec castle, etc.
REQUIREMENTS: This workcamp is suitable for people who like working in nature, want to take a part in improvement of public space and are interested in discovering rural life in the Czech Republic. Information for allergic people i you can get in touch with blossoming flowers and grasses.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG

Ein besodneres Erlebnis: Leben in der Natur - abseits der Zivilisation - kochen auf dem Feuer - waschen im Bach
Tschechien    SDA 408    BACK TO NATURE (STARA KNIZECI HUT)    20.08.-08.09.2017    ENVI   12vols
PROJECT: The workcamp is organized in co-operation with the Czech national section of EUROSOLAR. The NGO is dealing with the promotion of renewable energies, providing information on the costs and risks of nuclear energy and environmental education of youth. It takes place in an abandoned but exceptionally beautiful, hilly area of Bohemian Forest, near the western border of the Czech Republic. The campsite is totally isolated from civilization (the nearest Czech village is 11 km away) and we welcome volunteers that are fond of trying out a basic life within nature and do not mind longer walks. This year the workcamp will be organised for 18th time The goal is to help cutting meadows in the nature protected area and to support the organization of a forest festival for about 150 participants.
WORK: You will work in a nature reserve about 5 km from the campsite (you will have to walk there on foot or use bicycles - there will be 2 bikes available, if you can bring one, it will be very useful). The main work can consist of cutting grass on protected meadows, raking grass, collecting biomass and building of a protective fence. This work is physically demanding. As the meadows can be very wet, bring waterproof working shoes (or rubber boots), rain-gear and gloves. You will also work directly in the campsite on maintenance tasks which can include preparing wood, cleaning the surrounding area, liquidating invasive plants, packaging of a camp and similar manual work. For the festival (25.-27.8.) you will be asked to help with cooking, preparing wood, ongoing cleaning and supervising the rules.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: In tee-pees (Indian tents with a fireplace in the middle) on wooden pads. You will cook for yourself on fireplace. The food is ONLY vegetarian. Nights in the forest are very cold even frosty so bring a very warm sleeping bag, a sleeping mat and an extra blanket or a cover for a hey-mattress. You will wash yourself in a stream with cold water next to the camp, toilets are outdoor and dry.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Campsite at the valley of Celni stream, an isolated part of the village of Lesna in the Bohemian Forest. The nearest bus stop is Stara Knizeci Hut and the nearest bigger town is Tachov.Study part: Evening discussions about ecological topics, learning to recognize stars, watching wild animals. A visit of nature reservations in the neighbourhood can be planned. As you are living in close contact with the nature you will improve your camping skills as well.Leisure time: Hiking in the surrounding nature. Trips to Czech towns in the neighbourhood and as the project is situated directly at the border on Germany, a trip to Germany can be included as well. In the free afternoons, you can play games, have indian sauna, try out artistic work with wood and archery.
REQUIREMENTS: The camp is suitable for volunteers who are not afraid of living and working in harder conditions in close contact with nature. If you are ready for this, it can be an amazing experience. It is not a suitable project if you are allergic for hay. Be aware of the fact that consumption of meat and alcohol in the camp is forbidden.
LANGUAGES: eng,eng
NEAREST AIRPORT: PRG