Under the supervision of a technical leader, the volunteers will carry out the following tasks : repair of the roof of the Bonnet Chapel and laying out of a pedestrian path (clearing and laying steps, laying a concrete base and logs). During the weekend of August 3rd and 4th the town organizes a local feast with a meal on Saturday and a dancing party on Sunday, for which it will ask the help of the volunteers (installation of tables and help with the service of the meals of Saturday . End of cleaning of the party site on Monday. As a consequence, during the third week of the project, the work schedule will be lightened to allow volunteers to have more free time to discover the region. The village really wants you to be part of the village life, and hope you will enjoy it
You will be housed in two apartments belonging to the village, located in the heart of it, 3 bedrooms each. You will be divided by 2 per room (some rooms will be equipped with two single beds and other with double beds). In both apartments you will have access to sanitary and shower. For meal preparation, you will have access to a municipal kitchen. You will cook your own meals: feel free to bring some recipes and food from your country to share with the rest of the group You will be required to participate in daily tasks (kitchen, dishes, cleaning etc.). The association can not take care of you if you arrive before the starting date of the camp, or if you want to stay a little longer.
Peyrilles is an active town : the inhabitants are mobilized to organize many events in their village. You will be invited to participate to each of them The bread oven is lit several times a year in order to organize festive meals with the whole community. You will have the opportunity to cook some pizzas The restaurant Mourgue http://www.restaurantmourgues.fr/ in the heart of the village prepares la Mique levee , emblematic dish of the Lot that you will have to discover. You will have the opportunity to discover the surroundings with the village of Rocamadour, and the chasm of Padirac. Have you camera ready and walking shoes in you back pack, cause you will have plenty of places to discover in the region.
The village of Peyrilles is located in the South West of France, in the Lot department. This town of 600 inhabitants will welcome this year its second workcamp This municipality, hidden at the door of Quercy, gives its inhabitants an exceptional living environment. In the heart of the green valley of the Lot, numerous Perigordian buildings surround the castle of Peyrilles which is restored and maintained by the local people. The local associations and the communal employees work regularly to preserve these places where many local events are organized. An english speaking community has been established on the town for a few years now, attracted by the natural and cultural treasures of Peyrilles.
MINIMUM AGE: 18 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. 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