Located on the discovery trail, about 15 minutes walk, the Grange Foraine is under renovation recently. She has already had the opportunity to welcome various groups of volunteers to work on her restoration, such as a local association or a group of young college students who came to discover the local flora and fauna. Indeed the discovery trail allows for an hour to explore the surroundings and enjoy thanks to the explanatory panels secrets of the surrounding nature. This year s workcamp will consist of restoring the stone walls of the barn. Work on consolidating the walls and paving the interior of the building will be implemented with the help of local volunteers : repair of joints inside the building, restoration of the missing gable and backfilling of the floor. You will have to bring up the 4 walls of the barn so that next year the next volunteers can install the roof of it A real work on French heritage awaits you
You will be lodged under tents at the bottom of the discovery trail. The site of the camp is in the heart of the village, next to the multipurpose room. You will have access to the toilets and showers of the multipurpose room as well as the kitchen to make your meals. The meals will be prepared by volunteers: do not hesitate to bring back specialties or recipes to discover to other members of the group You will be required to participate in daily tasks (kitchen, dishes, cleaning etc.). The construction site is 15 minutes walk from the camp, and it can only be reached on foot. The association can not take care of you if you arrive before the start date of construction, nor beyond the date of end of stay.
The valley of Barousse where the village of Sarp is located offers visitors an entrance to the heart of the Pyrenees. You will discover during your walks the landscapes that structure the valley. This town of a hundred inhabitants, you can access many sports activities such as archery or climbing, installed and organized by local associations. For the cultural side and French heritage you will be only 1km from St Bertrand de Comminges and its medieval town, and a few minutes drive from the castle of Bramevaque. Swimming, hiking, and exchange with locals will punctuate your leisure
Located in the heart of the Hautes-Pyrenees, the town of Sarp will host this summer its second international volunteer Workcam The volunteer project will be organized around the restoration of the Grange Foraine. Engaging in the preservation and promotion of their built and environmental heritage, Sarp seeks to introduce its territory to new generations. In a privileged environment, with a preserved natural environment, a dozen associations federate the population around various activities such as sports, plastic arts or culture. In order to further develop the excitement that has settled in the municipality, the municipality has chosen to host this summer with the arrival of international volunteers. http://www.sarp-decouverte-nature.fr/
MINIMUM AGE: 18. 1/ No special knowledge or competence is required for this camp, except being motivated and loving work in group You will share friendly moments with local people : be open-minded and curious. 2/ Bring: backpack, sleeping bag, warm clothes and rain-coat, bathing suit (for male: short pants prohibited in the public swimming pools, please bring a bathing suit). 3/Bring for work: worn out clothes, safety shoes/boots compulsory. 4/ Bring some material from your culture (documents, pictures, postcards, little gift, musical instruments, games,…) to share with other volunteers and local population and make exchanges easier. 5/ Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance 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/ Transportation back to the train station at the end of the workcamp will be organized during your stay with the campleader. 7/ More info about trains : https://www.oui.sncf/ 8/ If you have a driving license, please bring it along in case of necessity