You will be required to sort the fallen stones, and to clean the area. You will then participate in restoring the wall responsibly using noble and natural materials. Supervised by a technical camp leader, you will learn traditional masonry techniques. A first project will take place in July, to start up the retaining wall, and your goal will be to continue and finish it. You may have to use scaffolding at times.
You will sleep in a tent, with access to toilets, shower facilities and kitchen. Alternatively you will take part in the preparation of meals and the management of the place of life (organization of schedules, households, shopping, etc.). We will promote as much as possible the purchase of local and seasonal products.
Pamiers is a charming city of Ariege. Located on the outskirts of the regional nature park of the Ariegeois Pyrenees, located an hour drive from Toulouse, you will have the opportunity to discover a welcoming population. You will find there two great historical buildings that are the Cathedral of Saint-Antonin de Pamiers, as well as the church Notre-Dame-du-camp. These two authentic buildings will delight lovers of history and architecture.
You will participate in an international volunteer yard organized by the association Concordia on the commune of Pamiers, in the Ariege. In August 2019, the municipality of Pamiers wishes to proceed with the restoration of a retaining wall that collapsed following heavy rains.
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.
Consider taking clothes and footwear for work (including rain). Bring a warm sleeping bag and a sleeping-mat, the nights are sometimes cool and humid. If you want, you can bring your own tent. And remember to take a bathing suit in case of a possible swim. Don’t hesitate to bring home specialties, photos, games, musical instruments, etc.