AVI invites you in International Workcamps

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AVI Moldova, local branch of SCI (Service Civil International) offers you a variety of volunteering opportunities such as short and long term projects. Short term projects are also called ”workcamps”. We encourage you to take part in such a project and live a unique experience.

What is a workcamp about? It is a unique form of volunteering, bringing together people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds to live and work together with local communities for a period of two to three weeks. Work during a workcamp will be non-profit and voluntary work will never be a replacement or alternative to paid professional work.

If you are interested to participate or if there are any questions about the projects, please send  a mail to [email protected] and ask about application procedure.

We invite you to see the short description of some projects bellow:

Moravian countryside Spring (Czech Republic, 24 Apr – 07 May, 2016)

Topic: Community life
Work Types:
Environment / Restoration, renovation
International age:
18 – 99
Description: This spring workcamp will take place in the small Moravian village of Tvarozna Lhota, situated in the White Carpathian Mountains, already for 12th time. The region is famous for its folk traditions and its beautiful countryside. In the outskirts of the village, the local NGO “INEX-SDA Bile Karpaty” runs a small centre for rural development and sustainability called Cottage Travicna.The aim of the workcamp is to maintain the area of Travicna after winter and collect herbs for herbal teas.
Type of Work: The work will be manual. Firstly, volunteers will work in the outdoor museum, mainly repairing fences, making hay, cleaning, planting and fencing trees, creating play structures for children and weeding the herb garden. Secondly, volunteers will collect herbs from the surrounding meadows, which will then be used for the production of local herbal teas.
Study Theme: Spring in Moravia is full of folkloric events such as erection of the maypole (central point of the village made of tall decorated wood). There will be many opportunities to learn about local products, local farming, the history, traditions and potential of the region.
Accommodation: In a building in the very centre of the village. Volunteers will need to bring their own sleeping bags and sleeping mats. Two small bathrooms are available. Please be prepared for basic living conditions as the house is very small. Volunteers will prepare their meals together. Bring your favourite recipes.

Wonder Mountains/Community Spirit (Russian Federation, 28 Apr – 10 May, 2016)

Topic: Art, culture and local history
Work Types:
Construction / Restoration, renovation
International age:
30 – 99


Description:
Russian NGO InterAction Club creates its residence next to a natural preserve Divnogorye. The voluntary residence intends to develop the little village by solving little local obstacles with the help of volunteers, by breaking isolation of rural remote territory and, at the same time, by protecting it from negative touristic influence.

Type of Work: The main tasks will be in the garden cutting weeds and deleting useless bushes on the territory of the voluntary residence. In case of rainy weather there will be indoor tasks such as repairing furniture etc. There will be opportunities to implement creative ideas of volunteers who work with metal or wood or outdoor design. 

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a village house, 3-4 participants per room, boys and girls will be settled in separate rooms. Water for shower will be heated from the sun. Volunteers will cook for themselves on the electrical oven. On weekends volunteers will go sightseeing. It is important that you bring warm clothes and a warm sleeping bag.

Requirements:Motivation letter. Volunteers with allergies have to be attentive - physical work, a lot of sun, a lot of plants and herbs. Please, bring a sleeping bag and a repellent.

Approximate Location: Divnogorye is a small but very famous place thanks to its touristic attractions: natural preserve, ancient monastery including churches made inside chalk hills and a beautiful river. In the village a lot of artistic events take place, such as modern arts installation and performances, concerts and seminars. There is a famous site for archeologists and soil scientists, as well as for zoologists, ecologists and just simply nature lovers. Volunteers can go fishing and hiking During the camp period Russia widely celebrates 2 great national events: 1st of May is the Day of Labour, 9th of May is the Day of the End of the 2nd World War. The volunteers can experience those events together with Russian people.

Manjushri Meditation Centre (United Kingdom, 15 – 27 May, 2016)

Topic: Peace and disarmament
Work Types:
Festival / Peace / Study, discussion, research
International age:
18 – 99
Description:
 Visitors to the Centre can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the romantic gothic house set in fine gardens and extensive woodlands that lead down to the shores of Morecambe Bay.
Type of Work:
 The work will include setting up for Spring International Festival of Modern Buddhism held in the Lake District.Volunteers will find themselves preparing the grounds for campers and visitors, preparing accommodation for those staying indoors, and getting the site ready for the festival, which includes helping with the marquee, setting up cafes, food preparation, cleaning and necessary maintenance for the festivals.
Study Theme:
 Buddhism
Accommodation:
 Volunteers will receive three vegetarian meals a day and dormitory accommodation is provided (please bring your own sleeping bag and towel). To maintain peace and tranquillity, smoking, alcohol and meat are prohibited at the festival site.
Approximate Location:
 Cumbria
Notes:
 VISAS: You will need to acquire a visa before you travel to Britain to volunteer, if you are not a British citizen or a citizen of one of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries.

Looking forward to see you in our projects!




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