Guided by the volunteers of the association Crest Jazz Vocal , you will participate in the festival lifetime: setting up rooms, installation of the festival area, cleaning after each performance (scene, outside space, toilets-). You will have to participate into the waste management by using the recycling bin (glass/paper/…etc). At the end of the festival, you will have to remove and store materials. On some evenings, you will also participate in drinks and concert posters selling; participants have therefore to be able to communicate in French, at least at a basic level. NB: some tasks are repetitive but essential; your motivation is really needed before, during, but also after the festival; working hours may be very VARIABLE; time for leisure or for the group life will depend on the needs for help on the festival area; Work 20 hours a week; you may have to work on Saturday and Sunday. The volunteers are expected to be dynamic, enthusiastic and ready to meet the many local volunteers and the festival audience. You will have a free access pass and be able to attend most of the concerts. You will not be given access to the technical area (musical instruments).
You will be hosted in a former school. Kitchen, showers and WC in a building few meters away from the gymnasium. Jeunesse et Reconstruction provides you with mattresses to be put on the floor but do not forget bed sheet and sleeping bag. Meals will be prepared together and shared with the whole group, and you are expected to contribute to everyday tasks (cooking, washing up, cleaning -). Don t forget to bring ingredients and recipes from your country to show your country s gastronomy to the other volunteers and the inhabitants. Accommodation is possible, at your own expenses if you decide to arrive before or to leave after the end of the workcamp (please, check availability before coming) : in Crest: Le Square hotel, 04 75 40 65 75 ; Les Moulins hotel, 04 75 76 74 11 ; Les Clorinthes camping, 04 75 25 05 28 . www.lesclorinthes.com. -In Valence (30km far from Crest): hotel of Lyon, 04 75 41 44 66; camping of l Eperviere and lodging in dormitories, 04 75 42 32 00.
Located in the Drome valley, in the south of the Vercors regional park, the town of Crest counts 8000 inhabitants. Dominated by its medieval tower, the town owns an inheritance of quality. Very busy in the summer period, the town offers many sport and cultural activities. Possible free time activities (to be decided with the camp leader and local partners) : Visit of the Tower, visit of the towns of Valence or Die (old town and cooperative cellar), night markets, free concerts within the jazz festival, swimming pool, canoe, discovering Vercors mountains footpaths… 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 More info about the region: http://www.drometourisme.com http://www.vallee-drome.com http://www.crest-tourisme.com/ http://www.tourisme.fr/office-de-tourisme/crest.htmpartenaire
Every year, the Crest Jazz Vocal Festival is the strong moment of the summer period. The material organization of this big manifestation requires a lot of time and a lot of volunteers available; so does the daily cleaning of the festival area. For more than 10 years, motivated volunteers from Jeunesse et Reconstruction have helped the local volunteers in its organisation. More info about Crest and the festival : http://www.mairie-crest.fr and http://www.crestjazzvocal.com/
EXTRA FEES: 50euro/person. 1/ FRENCH SPEAKING PROJECT Language for working activities and exchanges inside the volunteers team will mostly be French; you have to be able to communicate in French, at least at a basic level 2 / Our association doesn t provide a car during the workcamp. 3 / At the end of the workcamp, no transportation will be organized by our association. You will then have to arrange your own means of transport to return to the train station and plan it during the camp with the team leader and the inhabitants. 4/ More info about trains: http://www.voyages-sncf.com/?rfrr=PropositionAller_header_ACCUEIL 5/ 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. 6/Please don t forget to bring: a sleeping bag, bed sheet, 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 the work: worn out and protective clothes and strong shoes. Your games, songbooks, musical instruments and recipes, will be also welcome To make exchanges and meetings easier, please also bring photos of your home, some postcards, and small gifts. 7/ It is not possible for foreigners to change traveller-checks into cash money at the French bank agencies: ple
No volunteer under 18 will be accepted.