You will restore a wash-house within a park, according to traditional masonry techniques. The intervention will mainly consist in building a wall on the sides of the wash-house in order to secure it and redo the joints. If there is any time left, other projects can be tackled, such as restoring the wall of a greenhouse or building wooden benches.
You will sleep in two-person tents (please bring your sleeping mat) near the sports field and the group activities and meals will take place in a room made available to the group. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader, shopping will be done with him/her and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with products from the market and local producers (if possible).
Argentré-du-Plessis (about 4 300 inhabitants) is a small town located in Ille-et-Vilaine (35), about 40 minutes from Rennes, the capital of Brittany, and 15 minutes from Vitré, City of Art and History. You will be able to stroll in its parks, on the hiking trails installed within the agglomeration or carry out activities with the local youth. You will also be able to visit Rennes and Vitré.
Engage in restoring a wash-house in a charming little Breton town!
Located right in the heart of a park it is the perfect place to come bond with young locals, who will work with you side by side and the inhabitants, with whom you will share friendly moments!
Each year Vitré Communauté organizes an international workcamp on its territory and it is the second one in collaboration with Concordia. The municipality of Argentré du Plessis will welcome you for its first workcamp!
Exceptionally on this project, our partner Vitré Communauté offers a 160 euros contribution to the international volunteer’s costs.
You will have to bring warm clothes (trousers, sweater; socks, closed shoes, rain clothes) and light ones (skirt or shorts, t-shirt, open shoes) because weather can change very suddenly in Brittany. You can literally experience all four seasons in one day! Please also take with you working clothes, gloves and shoes in addition to your best swimsuit. Bring a warm sleeping bag and an insulated camping mat as nights are sometimes fresh and wet.
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.