Be part of an alternative experience through environmental activities and help the local team to renovate the Cognolo refuge. Itís a beautiful place to get awareness about resources, ecosystem and build a new relation with the nature.
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WORK: The volunteers will support the local group in different renovation and environmental activities and to organize the festival of the mountain. Volunteers will be involved in the following tasks: in specific to work around the path of the refuge to restore and paint the signal, and to help and support the organization of the Festival of the Mountain that will place on the area of the refuge.
ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will be hosted in the tents inside the area of the refuge. Common toilets and showers. Cooperative organization of meals and cleaning.
LEISURE AND LOCATION: Leisure : During their free time, volunteers could make some excursions (hiking, trekking, orienteering, night under the stars) some workshops ( hand made pasta, bread and pizza making, etc…) – sports ( climbing, low ropes, yoga).
NOTE: It not possible to visit Rome – The free time activity will be organized by the leaders to allow participants to explore the village and the surroundings.
Location: Casperia (RI) Lazio, Central Italy. Approximately 40 kilometers northeast of Rome, the area called Sabina, where Casperia is located, is a part of the Apennine chain. The landscape is made of hills covered with olives, which rise towards steeper mountains, with extensive oak woods and small medieval villages, castles and monasteries. It is a landscape that has remained substantially unchanged over time and little affected by modern building development. Casperia is located on the slopes of the "Pizzuto"mountain at 454 meters. of height.
PROJECT: The Cognolo refuge is a mountain hosting place belonging the Local municipality of Casperia and managed by ALA association. The refuge was abandoned for 10 years until the organization ALA in collaboration with the work of local and international volunteers started its renovation in 2014. It remains a place of experimentation of innovative and ecological solution. The objectives of this project are to make citizens come closer to local flora and fauna and to promote sustainable and slow tourism in Sabina's mountains. In other words, the work-camp is an educational experience for youth to understand the concepts of consumption, resources, environment and rebuild new relationships with nature and its elements.
REQUIREMENTS: To be ready to be in mountain, trek, no shops To be open minded. To be ready to live a group experience base on life in common, exchange, cooperation, teamwork. To live in isolated place. To do an effort of communication. A project related motivation letter is needed. To be ready for walking and trekkings, here the mountains are the most important natural heritage To come with proper outdoor equipment (trekking shoes, working clothes, etc)
TERMINAL: Rome airport, then direct train to Poggio Mirteto, or Rome CIA, connection with train and bus.
FEE: 200 for international volunteers; 265 for italian volunteers.