To ensure the safety of children, your first mission will be to build a wooden fence around the pond, secured with a gate. You can also build a small wooden sorting table, for educational work with kids and the garden squares. Accompanied by two camp leaders, including a technical instructor, you will learn basic carpentry skills and how to handle tools.
You will sleep at the local site in two-person tents (boys and girls separated). You will have your meals and showers in the nearby stadium, which offers a large and quiet living space. 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.
The town of Gannat is a small town, located in Auvergne, 50 km away from Clermont-Ferrand and 20 km from Vichy. During your stay, you will enjoy the town’s summery energy and the countryside right on its doorstep (hiking, swimming in the lakes, etc.). You will meet volunteers from another international work camp, situated in Chouvigny and may organize some activities together. During your stay, you will be able to discover the area and take part in local celebrations!
For more information have a look at: http://www.tourisme-bassin-gannat.com
This workcamp will give you the chance to work in a little school where children (between 3 and 6 years old) construct an educational pond.
The team of teachers is very dynamic and wants to make ecological improvements in the school: pond, compost, vegetable gardens, etc. The educational pond was dug last autumn and is now filling up slowly. It is the first time the school welcomes a teenager’s work camp. The city council develops a lot of civic actions for youth and has a keen interest in inviting young people from France and all over the world. The young people and children of Gannat may work with you and show you around.
Please bring sporty/hiking shoes, working clothes and a swimsuit. As the nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Gannat on foot, by car and 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.
Trinational (French, German, Italian)
Open to German (IBG) and Italian (LUN) volunteers only. This project is supported by the OFAJ, the French-German Youth Office. Some volunteers from France, Germany and Italy may be eligible for reimbursement of their travel costs upon the presentation of original tickets.