With a technical leader, you will work on various parts of the site of the fortress for the clearing of its outskirts, the restoration of the external staircases, the collecting of old paved stones and branches and finally, the clearing of undergrowth in the ditches. This work will be carried ou in small groups. Among the highlights for the workcamp, volunteers will help prepare and participate in a meeting with associations of the town (Beach Fest), during the weekend of 3rd and 4th of August, and will present international workcamps. Volunteers will also participate in the World Shrimp Hulling Championship : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i2BuwquXmI
Under tents (kitchen and sanitary facility in a buinding) at Foyer Berteloot. Bring a sleeping bag, mattresses are provided. We can not accommodate you if you arrive before the workcamp start date.
The town of Leffrinckoucke is located at a few km from the The town of Dunkerque. The fortress is at 500 meters from the beach, and at 500 meters from the town of Dunkerque. Buses are available to reach neighbour towns. The nearest train station is in Dunkerque, and many connections are available by TGV to LILLE (35min) or PARIS (2h00).
After thirteen successfull experiences with a group of international volunteers together with our association, from 2006 to 2018, the municipality of Leffrinckoucke wishes to host a new group of international volunteers to take part in the restoration of the Fortress of the Dunes , military fort built in the XIXth century. The objective of the municipality is at the same time to develop this site so that it can be visited and used for cultural purpose by local associations and groups of music, and at the same time to create an intercultural dynamics by favouring links between the inhabitants, visitors and volunteers. In the past years, many improvements were made to receive the public (guided visits are organised) : inside with the restoration of several room and in particular one room dedicated to the history of the fortification (interactive map of Dynamo operation) and outsite with a secured guided circuit.
1 /Our association does not provide a car during the work camp. 2/ Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card, for the refunding of medical expenses in your country). Non EU volunteers must have their own travel insurance. In case of medical expenses, volunteers are responsible for these expenses and will ask for refund at their own insurance once at home. 3/ If you have a driving licence, please bring it along in case of necessity. Do not forget to bring: a sleeping bag, warm clothes (a sweater and rain-coat), a bathing suit. For male volunteers: short pants are generally prohibited in the public swimming pools in France, please bring a bathing suit. For work: worn out clothes and strong shoes (like boots i obligatory for your own safety). Your games, songbooks, cassettes, musical instruments and recipes, will be also welcome To make exchanges and encounters easier, please also bring photographs of your home, some postcards, and small gifts.
chantier ouvert au participants francais a partir de 17 ans