The volunteers will continue the enhancement work on the territory of the town, in order to maintain the pleasant living environment. You will work on 2 different projects: 1/ you will have to finish the work started last year on street Monestier, where a traditionnal stone path and stairs hav been restored. Masonry work on the ground and strenghten the small walls will be part of the job. 2/ Close to the Youth house, you will work on a stone wall which has suffered from time effect. part of the project will be cleaning the wall, strenghten it by putting back stones and masonry work. The second part xill be the construction of traditionnal stones planter (flower box). A mason will be your work leader. You will work in the mornings, 4h30 to 5h a day, during the week.
You will be staying in the Penitents chapel located in Etoile-sur-Rhone s town centre Refurbished by previous international volunteers, this building is now comfortable: there are dorms, toilets and showers, a shared kitchen and a huge communal lounge for spending time with other volunteers (ping pong table available) A washing machine will be made available to the volunteers. Each volunteer will participate in everyday household tasks (cleaning, doing the dishes-). Meals will be prepared in groups : feel free to bring culinary specialities from your home country and your favourite recipe to share with everybody We cannot take care of you if you arrive before the starting date of the project, or if you stay after.
Located 10 km south of Valence, in the Drome department, Etoile (5000 inhabitants) is a town which overhangs the Rhone valley. Its village, at the heart of an enclosure of the 15th century, reveals an architectural heritage of quality: church, apparent-stone houses, chapel and castle. As for its countryside, it is characterized by much diversified landscapes (edge of river i Rhone and Veore -, agricultural and fruit-bearing zones, hills and woods). The teenagers of the MJC will be happy to share leisure activities with you (sports, visits-) and some other local organization as well : Lake festival at Etoile and national day on 14th of July, meeting with other workcamps. Other possible free time activities: excursion to discover the Vercors mountains, visit of nearby cities (Crest, Montelimar, Valence…) and their specialities : manufacture of Nougat, olive oil-More information : http://www.drometourisme.com http://www.vallee-drome.com
Between the Vercors mountains and the Provence region, the pretty village of Etoile sur Rhone will welcome an international workcamp like every summer for more than 40 years Thousands of volunteers have participated through the years in the renovation of the paved alleys and historical monuments of the village, which has a rich cultural heritage. You will be delighted by the Drome Valley: people interested in cultural history will not regret coming here. You can also be part of this adventure http://www.etoilesurrhone.fr/s-informer/galerie-photo-videodossier-498 http://www.ville-etoilesurrhone.fr
1/ No specific competences for this workcamp, except liking team-work and being very motivated, in a good mood and willing to exchange with the compagnons 2/EU volunteers : bring along with you your European Health Insurance Card; non-EU volunteers : do bring your CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE. Each health expenses will be paid by the volunteer and refunded when back in its own country. 3/ You need to bring along with you : bed linen, sleeping bag, working clothes, resistant and closed shoes for work, warm clothes for fresh nights (socks, sweaters, raincoat-) hat/sunscreen/sunglasses/swimsuit, your camera, photos/souvenirs/games/little things from your own country. For the boys : do not forget to bring your swimming trunk in addition to your short pants (which are prohibited in the French public swimming pool). 4/It is no longer allowed to change foreign traveller s checks into money in the French banks : think about doing it in the foreign exchange counter (airport, stations, big cities) BEFORE arriving to the workcamp
Participants francais acceptes a partir de 17 ans