For this very first international camp in the village, the municipality invites you to participate in restoration work, tho enhance the church St Barthelemy. The main focus will be on works outside the church, on a wall and a small garden: joints to restore and clearing work. In case of bad weather, there will be a possibility to work within the church :cleaning and painting the inside. This building and its restoration is important for the village, we hope that seeing you working will give ideas to the inhabitants, and maybe local people will join you in the project.
The volunteers will be housed in the dojo (place used for different activities). The municipality offers volunteers this room with a fridge, a gas stove, chairs and tables. Volunteers will have access to both dojo locker rooms and washrooms. They will also be able to use the mattresses of the dojo to sleep.
Mielan is a town located in the Gers on the national road 21, halfway between Auch north and Tarbes in the south, and 13 km southwest of Mirande, between Osse and Boues. Mielan retains elements of medieval architecture including half-timbered houses. But many mansions or public buildings also belong to the Second Empire style. The town has four churches and a chapel. In the central town, the Saint-Barthelemy church is a neo-Gothic building with an imposing neo-roman bell tower visible in the distance. Its construction began in 1869 but, the bell tower was built in 1900.
This is the first international camp in the village of Mielan : the municipality wants to host a group of international volunteers to highlight its built heritage and promote exchanges with the local population. Be ready to be a part of a new adventure
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/ 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. 4/ Things to bring as your are going to live in very simple conditions :a flashlight, a sleeping bag, warm clothes (a sweater 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 clothes and strong shoes. If you have work gloves you can bring them too. Also take walking shoes. 5/ Your games, musics, musical instruments and recipes, will be also welcome To make exchanges and encounters easier, please also bring photographs of your home, some postcards, maps or else, to be able to talk about your country.6/ If you have your driving licence, please, take it with you (may be useful in some areas).