With the help of a technical coordinator from Concordia, who will share with you his passion and his knowledge, you will build a dry-stone wall (without mortar) that is typical for local heritage. This work doesn’t require any specific skills. However, some effort, especially to carry the stones may be needed.
You will be accommodated in tents in the camping area. Don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag and a floor mat. There will be an equipped kitchen. You will prepare meals in turns using the products bought nearby. We will favour local products and short supply chains. Tastings of local specialties may also be organised with local producers. Toilets and showers will be in the building nearby.
Sablières is a little village (160 inhabitants) and it is located in the department Ardèche in the Rhône-Alpes region. It is part of the Regional National park of Ardèche Mountains. There is a fast-flowing clear river running through it where you will be able to swim. It is possible to go on a lot of different hikes in the area. If you like nature, you will discover sites which are remarkable for their biodiversity.
Come and discover France and its heritage through this workcamp which will immerse you in the culture and nature of Ardèche.
Ardèche is a department in the south of France. Most parts of its territory consist of medium-altitude mountains. In summer this place is visited by many tourists. Hiking, outdoor and white-water sports are highly developed. There are a lot of traditions to explore, particularly on the heritage level with dry-stone constructions. The village of Sablières needs your help to build a dry-stone wall along the municipal road. You will be immersed in the culture of Ardèche together with the local community, in the heart of the village that offers you a magnificent environment for discoveries.
This project is supported by the European Solidarity Corps programme and is only open to volunteers living within a 2000km radius to the workcamp site.
The participation to the ESC volunteering teams is subjects to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en
• volunteers do not have to pay any fee (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project;
• volunteers need to enrol in the PASS, the European Solidarity Corps Portal ; Concordia France will organize their matching, on the online system, with the volunteering project;
• volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of 6€/day, once they arrive on the project in France;
• volunteers will receive a financial support for their travel, according to a maximum amount established in accordance with their travel distance and upon the presentation of original tickets;
• volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the portal.
Remember to bring gloves as well as working clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. In the mountains, nights may be chilly even in summer. Remember to bring a warm sleeping bag and warm clothes. Hiking shoes will be useful to explore the region. Do not forget sun protection as well (hat, sunglasses and sunscreen) and a swimming suit. The common living activities will be programmed together with your animators and according to your suggestions! If you would like to share a bit of your culture (cooking recipes, traditional stories), do not hesitate to bring a 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 on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.
European Solidarity Corps project