Camping Monte Holiday who is responsible to lodge the volunteers and has donated the land where the project takes place, De Amicitia who is the NGO responsible of developing international volunteer workcamps. De Amicitia organises 8 projects in the Camping Monte Holiday every year.
The camp takes place is an empty land with some tents. The task of the volunteers will be creating and constructing a nice place for the teenagers that will be camp in the same place during the summer with some tools and materials using their creativity.
The tasks will be:
-Setting the kitchen facilities in the geodesic dome that is built by the previous volunteers
-Building some basic furnitures from the pallets
-Cleaning the area
-Setting the big meeting tent (haima) and others
Gargantilla del Lozoya is a natural town in the mountains of Madrid. The volunteers will have chance to connect with the nature .
Accommodation is provided in 1 or 2 person tents in the Camping Monte Holiday (http://www.monteholiday.com/en/home) that offers hot showers, toilet areas, washing machines and recreation areas, swimming pool and free Wi-Fi (not available all the time and not in the sleeping area). Boys and girls will sleep separately.
You need to bring a sleeping bag and a sheet.
Food will be prepared by volunteers. Volunteers are asked to help with preparation of their own breakfasts and they will be provided with fresh drinks. Lunch and dinner will be prepared by the volunteers. Campsite accommodation itself provides basic conditions and the quality of those depend also on cleanliness and contribution of all participants.
The workcamp takes place in Gargantilla del Lozoya, small village of Sierra Norte about 80km away from Madrid. Gargantilla is part of several municipalities of the Valley of Lozoya, most of these are little villages but you can find all you need to live. It’s near Buitrago del Lozoya or Rascafría, these are larger villages, and there you can find banks and bigger shops as well.
There are nice paths in the mountains and two lakes for the leisure time volunteers will have chance to make some excursions.
De Amicitia is an Environmental non-profit, non-governmental organization that is located in a rural mountainous area, Sierra Norte, 80 km away from Madrid.
De Amicitia is a member of The Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations is an International Non-Governmental Youth Organisation that represents national organisations which promote intercultural education, understanding and peace through voluntary service. The Alliance,
founded in 1982, is presently made up of full, associate and candidate members in 29 countries worldwide.
De Amicitia provides an opportunity for volunteers, both youngsters and adults, to take part in local and international volunteering activities, especially towards environmental protection and sustainable development. These mainly include international workcamps, but also activities in the local areas such as reforestations.
In addition, De Amicitia takes part in International youth exchanges and seminars, both as a host and sending organizations. These are focused primarily on social activities and promoting development, peace and human rights.
Due to our location in a rural area, one of De Amicitia priorities is to help improve local development.
Sleeping bag required.
Capacity to live in tents and in the countryside and manual work.