Let’s work together: stimulate and support the Stella Cilento team in the preservation of the environment and the natural resources. Enjoy artistic and agricultural activities and don’t miss the traditional celebration “Cuntaria” of Cilento.
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WORK:The volunteers group will be involved in the following activities:
-Manual work: mow grass, repair and secure the fence, wood and stone steps, rid the path of trees and greenery obstructing the walk, fix dry small stone walls and pave paths with local natural stones, set signage.
-Agricultural work like hoeing open field, weeding, watering and planting.
-Forest work like clean undergrowth and forest floor, prune brunches and plants.
Volunteers will also participate at the popular celebration “Cuntaria” at the beginning of august (a festival dedicated to the narration of Cilento fairy tales).
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: All volunteers will be accommodated at the school building, located in the center of the town and equipped with mattresses, toilet and kitchen, where they will prepare meals, arranged according to a Mediterranean cuisine. For this reason, volunteers will be assisted by a typical Cilento inhabitant and will be able to picking genuine products from a vegetable garden. Meals will be consumed at the eating room or at the workplace
It’s recommended to bring: sunscreen, work clothes (included gloves, shoes), swimsuit but also warm clothes and K-way, sleeping bug, video-camera.
LOCATION: Stella Cilento is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in Campania, region of south-western Italy. It’s located in the middle of Cilento, the subregion which is home of the Mediterranean Diet and rich in biodiversity. Its name means Star of Cilento in the Italian language. It counts the hamlets of Amalafede, Droro, Guarrazzano and San Giovanni. Stella, named after the neighbouring mountain, Mount of the Stella, which represents one of the oldest settlements in Cilento, preserving, on its top, ancient ruins and a Sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin. It’s situated in the hills, but not far from the Cilento coast… so don’t forget to bring your swimming suit! With only 700 inhabitants and its breath-taking panoramas, it is very exotic and unusual place to visit. The area is rural and inner, far from urban centers, but people are very hospitable and always ready for conversation… in a very nice dialect! But once you are here you can’t miss a great cappuccino at Bar of Park, where the bar-owner will wish you “buon giorno”… definitely a jump into traditions and folklore!
The closest airports are Napoli, Amalfi Coast/Salerno and Roma, so you can spend a couple of extra days visiting this beautiful italian city out of the project dates.
PROJECT:The work camp is organized by the Stella Cilento Community, in collaboration with the Cilento Youth Union Association and the Smak Association, which already share to implementing of the project named "S.E.nT.I.eRi. dell’Arte", aimed at encouraging urban creativity through the application of ceramic art. Stella Cilento is a small village included in the National Park of Cilento, Diano and Alburni, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Territory is composed of different types of landscapes and paths, characterized by a high naturalistic value. It’s the cradle of the Mediterranean Diet: the locals usually eat the products of their own garden. Moreover, the local population conveys a noble and ancient Cilento tradition: the oral story of fairy tales.
The aim of the project is to merging, through art, these two dimensions: nature and culture. The activities aim to improve the path called "Cerreta", using natural waste materials to setting up, along the route, works of art representative of a typical Cilentan fairy tale, chosen together with the volunteers. This work should stimulating and supporting the conservation of the environment and natural resources, communicating their inspiring values ??in an original way.
SPECIFICS REQUIREMENT: open minded, attitude to outdoor manual activities, positive artistic attitude, flexible to eat local food, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background, willing to share own experiences, flexible to live in simple living conditions.