Your main mission is to build the stage, 4 meters deep and 6 meters wide, as well as its wooden floor. You will also build the frame and the roof, so that the scene is sheltered. Finally, you will construct a ramp to make it wheelchair accessible. If there will be still some time left, you will make elevated planted boxes. Under the instructions of a technical leader, these tasks will help you gaining more experience in using tools and in participating in all stages of wooden construction.
You will be accommodated in the residence located nearby the work camp place, in a space reserved only for your group. Accommodation will be in individual rooms. The kitchen will be available for you, as well as a big hall for common activities. Toilets and shower are in the same building. 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. You will get around by foot or by minibus.
Bellerive-sur-Allier is a beautiful little city located by the river Allier. The shores of Allier have been rearranged to offer a pleasant space for walking to locals and visitors. Here you may discover a strange natural phenomenon, the intermittent spring of Vesse, whose geyser springs out almost every hour. Vichy, located several kilometers away, is a lively town and during the summer you will enjoy discovering its historic center and traditional alleyways, relaxing on the shady terraces of the town center’s bars and going to concerts and shows organized by the Tourist Office.
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Located on the heights of the city of Bellerive-sur-Allier, the residence was opened in 2017 and it hosts adults with mental disabilities. The educational team offers theater classes, music and small events to residents, but there is no stage for their shows: and building one will be your mission!
The garden has not been arranged yet either; the educators have many ideas but they do not have enough time to realize them! You will be there to revitalize this green area and in this way, contribute directly to the improvement of the residents living environment. This is the first project that will take place in this residence and the people living there are looking forward to meeting you! All of this will take place during the pleasant summer time, perfect for living and spending time in Bellerive-sur-Allier and Vichy!
During this work camp you will be working with mentally disabled adults. We expect you to be responsible and respectful, and adapt to the needs of residents and employees of Monzière residence.
Bring work clothes, walking boots and a backpack. Nights can be chilly, so bring warm clothes and a good sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. 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 them, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.