We will mostly work with the Vienna gardeners in the green areas of this famous public park called “Augarten”. We will as well do some cleaning, renovation and some painting work of the facilities, walls and benches. The Augarten is located in the centre of Vienna (2nd district).
The work will start on Monday 8th of July. We will work five days a week, six hours with a lunch break of an hour, from 9:00-15:00.
Moreover, we strive to include 3 local participants with fewer opportunities either in the work or in free time activities. We want to offer them the possibility to get to know people from all over the world. At the end of the international camp we will organize a farewell barbecue/get together.
Accommodation: We will be hosted in Vienna at the Home of the “Scout Group 11 St. Severin”.
Food: We will cook for ourselves, mostly vegetarian. (Please inform us whether you require a special diet). Your accommodation and food are covered – however, we recommend you to bring some pocket money: the currency used in Austria is Euros. Furthermore we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!
Vienna is the biggest city in Austria and it´s better known for its hight quality of life, its amayzing museums, and for being the of the most important music centres in the world. The Augarten is one of the biggest parks in Vienna and because it is located in the second district, it allows its visitors to find themselves in a nature park and still in the middle of the city.
We work we two main partners (Busdesgaerten and Burghauptmannschaft) who are the ones in charge of the maintenance of the Parks and Castles in Austria. We have been working with them since the beginning of our Camps.
Insurance: During the international camp we will only have insurance for accidents. Nevertheless, you need a full insurance (medical) for your travel and the time in Austria; don’t forget to arrange your insurance prior to your departure!
Things to bring: You need to bring with you a sleeping bag and mats (we will sleep on the floor), working clothes, working shoes, raincoat, swimming suit, sun protection. If you require any medications (e.g. because of an allergy), don’t forget to bring them with you.
Team-volunteering: This camp is part of the new Team Volunteering Program of the European Solidarity Corps. We will have 8 funded places. In order to include also non-programme countries and volunteers over 30, we’ll keep 2 places open for regular camp volunteers.