This year, volunteers are invited to participate in restoration work on a dry stone wall. Supervised by a technical leader, you will learn how to bring up a wall using ancestral methods. You will work 4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days per week. Please think of bringing strong shoes for the work
Under tents, on the petanque ground (kitchen, showers and WC near the camp). No WIFI on the living place Jeunesse et Reconstruction will provide you with ground mattresses; please don t forget your bed sheets and sleeping bag. The meals will be prepared by the volunteers themselves, in teams of 2; you are expected to participate in the everyday tasks (cooking, washing dishes, cleaning bathrooms etc). Accommodation at your own expenses if you arrive before the starting day of the workcamp.
Poleymieux is a small village, with one shop only, that has kept a very peaceful atmosphere. You will have time to enjoy the bucolic surroundings by walking, to rest and to meet the inhabitants, who will be happy to invite you for dinners. Possible leisure activities: discovering the Beaujolais and the Mont d Or region, visit of Lyon (only 10 kms from Poleymieux), swimming, visit of a local farm, canoeing, meeting with other camps volunteers. More information about the region: http://www.montsdor.com. 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
Poleymieux-au-Mont-d Or is a village of 1200 inhabitants, quite close to Lyon but with a very rural and peaceful atmosphere. The village will host next summer a 4th international volunteers workcamp in order to continue renovation and arrangement work on the historical site Ermitage and to create exchanges between the young international group and the local population. More info about Poleymieux: http://www.poleymieux.fr/, about Jeunesse et Reconstruction : http://www.volontariat.org/
1/ No special knowledge or competence is required for this camp, except being motivated, curious and loving work in group 2 / Our association does not 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_ACCUEIL5/ 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/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… 7/ 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)