You will start the restoration of the old bread oven of the village. The municipality will have cleared the oven and sorted stones beforehand. With the assistance of a technical leader, you will start rebuilding the walls and make sure the vault of the oven is preserved.
Saint-Vincent’s school, located in the village, will be made available to the group. You will sleep on camp-beds on the floor, in two rooms on the first floor (girls and boys will be separated). Showers and toilets are also on the site. 100 meters from the school, you will have the fully-equipped kitchen and a large activity room for socializing, in the house of associations. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers.
Saint-Vincent is a small town located on the way to Santiago de Compostela, in the department of Haute-Loire, in the region of Auvergne, 17 km north from the city Le-Puy-en-Velay. Saint-Vincent is located close to Loire, in the Velay County, a territory comprising natural spaces and unique heritage. You will have the chance to go swimming in lakes, hike up to beautiful viewpoints, make barbecues on the island of Cheyrac and visit the city of Puy-en-Velay (UNESCO world heritage). The summer festivals will also bring special energy to your camp.
For more information visit: http://www.cc-emblavez.fr/stvincent and https://www.lepuyenvelay-tourisme.fr/
Three bread ovens have already been renovated in Saint-Vincent. Work together with the inhabitants on the restoration of the fourth one, located in the center of the village. The municipality would like to develop the lower part of its main village and enhance its small heritage. The remarkable feature of this square is an old bread oven, currently in a state of complete degradation. Restoring this oven will bring international volunteer’s and local inhabitant’s energies together. The city’s objective is to organize a big « Round of Bread Ovens». Local celebrations, meals with the inhabitants and the discovery of the region will be on your schedule as well.
Bring work clothes, walking boots and a backpack. Bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Saint-Vincent by foot, by car or by minibus.
Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.