The international volunteers will participate in the enhancement of the Youth Center: – Painting work in the main hall (refreshing and decorating), contrsucting furniture out of 2nd hand objects and recycled materials, building a terrace, creating a green area with flower boxes, clening up and organizing the garage. On Saturday, June 29th will be held the REFLETS and RHYTHMS festival, to which volunteers will be invited to participate.
The volunteers will be housed in tents at the Rene Carayol stadium with access to the stadium s changing rooms (showers and toilets). You will have access to the nex Youth Center for preparing meals and cooking.
In the South West of France, in the Tarn department, the village of Aussillon has around 6000 inhabitants and is economically and historically linked to the neighbour town of Mazamet. It is a dynamic town located in the heart of a region rich in historical and natural heritage. You can find more information here (in French) : https://www.ville-aussillon.fr/
This is going to be the first international camp in the town of Aussillon and the will of the municipality is to bring together international and local youth volunteers (around 10) to work together on a community project : to renovate the building of the Youth Centre. They hope this will lead to great exchanges between the volunteers, the local people and any villagers who would want to join.
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). 7/ The association will not take care of the return journey from the workcamp place to the train station. 4/ more information about the trains: www.voyages-sncf.com8/ 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