Leaded and helped by the municipal technicians, you will perform renovation work on and around an ancient stone fountain: terrassing, repaving the ground, landscaping tasks around the fountain. You will also participate in cleaning and clearing activities on the footpath leading to the fountain. Work in the morning, 4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days per week. Please think of bringing strong shoes for the work
The volunteers team will be hosted in a municipal building (multi purpose hall) in Echenevex. A room will be provided for the meals. For sleeping: Jeunesse et Reconstruction provides mattresses ; please think of bringing your own sleeping bag Meals will be prepared by volunteers for the whole group. Like every other volunteer you will participate in the daily tasks and the group organization: cooking, washing dishes, cleaning, planning free time activities, buying food- Please note that the organizers of the camp can t take care of you if you arrive before the starting date of the camp; accommodation possible at your own expenses in Gex or Geneva.
The village of Echenevex, 1600 inhabitants, is located about twenty kilometers from Geneva, nestled between Lake Geneva and the Jura Mountains, at about 500m of altitude. The lifestyle of this quiet village (no shops) is especially nice, and people will have at heart to let you discover the surroundings. Note: the town consists of thirty different nationalities, a mix due to its proximity to Geneva exchanges should find facilities Possible activities: meals and activities shared with the population, hiking, exploring the Natural Park of the Jura Mountains, visiting Geneva, visit of the CERN, swimming etc.. You will be in charge of organizing an international meal for the inhabitants during your stay; please do not forget to bring specialties and traditional recipes from your country, as well as pictures, music, curios to share about your culture
Ideally located between the Jura Mountains and the Lake Geneva, the small town of Echenevex hosted in 2013 and 2015 two international volunteer camps that left good memories. In partnership with Jeunesse et Reconstruction, the town organizes a new workcamp this summer. The village counts numerous water fountains and stones basins that are being renovated year after year; one fountain will be the purpose of this summer s renovation project. Hosting a new international volunteers team will also be an opportunity for creating connections and activities in this small peaceful town.
1/ No special knowledge or competence is required for this camp, except being motivated, curious and loving work in group 2 / European volunteers should bring their European health care card, and everybody must, in any case, BRING THEIR INSURANCE CERTIFICATE. If health issues on the camp, the volunteers will have to pay for it, and then get reimbursed once back in the home country. 3/Do not forget to bring: a sleeping bag, warm clothes (socks, sweaters 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 and protective clothes and strong shoes. Your games, songbooks, cassettes, musical instruments and recipes, will be also welcome To make exchanges and meetings easier, please also bring photos of your home, some postcards, small gifts… 4/ It is not possible for foreigners to change traveler-checks into cash money at the French bank agencies: please do it before the workcamp starts at money changers (in airports, main train stations, big cities)
NB: chantier ouvert aux francais a partir de 17 ans