With the support of technical staff, you will work on 3 projects appointed to you by the municipality:
• Preparation for re-plastering an indoor wall of the Tremblay church;
• Creation of 2 book-huts built from pine pallets;
• Construction of wooden gardening containers according to the project « Incroyables Comestibles » (French branch of the international network, Incredible Edible).
You will be accommodated in tents in front of the Halle des Sport Didier Parpillon at the Raoul Villot stadium just next to the city center. Bring a warm sleeping bag as nights can be chilly. The kitchen, toilets, showers and the living space are indoors at the Halle des Sports where you will also have indoor shelter in case of bad weather. You will participate in the preparation of meals using products that will be purchased on site. We will promote local products as well as short transportation routes. Tastings of local specialties may also be organized with local producers.
La Motte-Servolex (11,500 inhabitants) is a town located in the department of Savoie, in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. It is attached to the agglomeration of Chambery less than 10km away. Thanks to the motorway network, Lyon and Geneva are respectively 1h20 and 1h from La Motte-Servolex. You will have access to many leisure activities (outdoor cinema, swimming at Lake Bourget, bike ride …) in both urban and mountainous landscapes.
Seated in the heart of the Alps, Savoie invites you to come and discover through this new international project organized in partnership with the town of La Motte Servolex!
Over the years, La Motte Servolex workcamps have become a landmark of this charming town’s culture, located just a few kilometers away from Chambery, the capital of Savoie. You will be welcomed with a lot of generosity and friendliness thanks to the constant valuable support of the municipal services. Highly engaged in the protection of the environment and heritage, the town of La Motte Servolex proposes you a new workcamp which offers you the possibility to be involved in different tasks!
The municipality will provide you with gloves, reflective vests and safety goggles for work. Remember to take closed clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bicycles will also be available for daily trips. It is necessary to know how to ride to fully enjoy your stay. Nights can be cold, so remember to bring a warm sleeping bag and possibly an additional floor mat for your comfort. Social activities are already programmed! If you want to share your culture (recipes, traditional stories, unusual objects …), do not hesitate to take a small piece of your country in your backpack!
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 during the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.