Spanje | Restauratie en festival

Zet je in voor een groepsproject in Spanje. Dit project vindt plaats van 1 t/m 21 augustus en biedt ruimte aan 8 deelnemers in de leeftijd van 25 t/m 99 jaar. Als vrijwilliger zal je werkzaamheden gaan uitvoeren gericht op restauratie.

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Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 50.

Tasks supporting ongoing projects: land clearing, cropping, buildings renovation, fencing, water pipes.

– Refitting an old bullring (yes, a real bullring, and better see pics). This venue has been out of use for several years but is still a unique place surrounded by mountains and trees. Our challenge is to make this former bullring suitable for events, festivals or local activities. No need to mention any kind of festival involving animal abuse is left out. The so bad called “art” of bullfighting is often linked to Spanish culture and traditions but this practice has become less and less popular over the years. We are very far from rating bullfight as art. With all the respect due to our ancestors and neighbours who created this amazing open arena, we believe our best tribute to their work is rethinking the bullring to a ring, a place open to the imagination and ideas of locals and visitors, focused on children and their families.
-Organizing and playing a key role in the opening day activities and festival scheduled the third week of August.
-At this early stage of the project, volunteers will be asked to contribute in the remaking of the place both hand working and with prospective ideas. Skills such drawing, painting, measuring, tools handling, planning, events organization, musical and on stage ability are very welcome at La Covacha.
– We are team players and feedback from volunteers is key for all of us. We have a plan of works to be done but the workcamp schedule is still to be set, but around 6 hours a day of labour is a feasible goal.

In a six room’s house in a village named Talaveruela de la Vera, 15 minutes on foot to La Covacha workcamp. Facilities: three bathrooms, double rooms for volunteers, living room, kitchen. Please bring sleeping bags. Raices y Alas provides food from our kitchen garden or local suppliers. Volunteers must cook their meals and do the washing-up, keep the place tidy and organize daily housework. Two bars and two shops in the area, WI-FI available. Pharmacy, health community center.

La Vera belongs to a less favored region called Extremadura, one of the areas with the lowest income nationwide. The largest industry is a primary one based on tobacco, cayenne pepper, figs and olive oil trading. 19 villages are part of the historic and cultural region of La Vera. Climate is exceptional, located on the slopes of Sierra de Gredos, its south side position ensures mild winters. Apple, lemon, orange or olive trees are common. The county has witnessed a slow but constant depopulation since the 60`s. Lack of industry and few chances of labor push most of youths and skilled workers to Madrid or Caceres, the capital of the region. There are promising opportunities in eco-tourism, outdoor sports, organic agriculture, zero waste initiatives, and proximity businesses.

Raices y Alas is a very young organization founded by families and children, some of them are locals some come from abroad looking a better place to live in. Among our goals and vision are:
-Work together to turn the impossible into possible.
-Develop educational, cultural, craft, artistic and common fund activities.
-Encourage new ways of relation between generations.
-Support local state schools, business and traditional country jobs.
-Gender and youths empowering.
La Covacha was originally a family housing project which has been abandoned for several years. The area covers more than 30000 square meters of arable soil, six uncompleted buildings, a former bullring with stone-built seats and plenty of water from Gredos mountains.
An agreement has been made between Raices y Alas and the owners of La Covacha who collaborate in the association and are fully committed in local development. This long term deal has as main goal a complete renovation of the area, open it to the local community and visitors. A place able to host multi-activities, workshops, shared cropping plots, production and trade of organics products, courses, training, gigs, and anything that fits in our commitment with true local development.

working knowledge in one of these languages: English, Spanish or German
-Handling of construction and cropping tools
-Ability for team working and willingness to learn and practice new skills
-Basic or deep knowledge some musical instruments
-Experience in organizing and running events
-Open mind and adaptation skills

Additional comments: temperatures are usually pretty high in summer particularly from 15:00 to 19:00. Working shifts are thought to avoid these critical hours, where the municipal pool or a mountain creek are the best places to be.
Requirements: working knowledge in one of these languages: English, Spanish or German
-Handling of construction and cropping tools
-Ability for team working and willingness to learn and practice new skills
-Basic or deep knowledge some musical instruments
-Experience in organizing and running events
-Open mind and adaptation skills


La Covacha




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Aantal vrijwilligers

8 (4 mannen en 4 vrouwen)


25 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 50



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