You will mainly work manually and outdoor. The tasks will include: 1) getting the area of the community centre ready for a traditional cultural event for children Good-bye, Summer Holidays, helping during the event and cleaning the area afterwards; 2) maintaining public spaces, hiking and cycling trails, installing signs and benches, renovating rest areas, planting trees etc., depending on the current needs. In case of bad weather, you will clean up the attic of the community centre and/or paint walls inside the centre or other municipal building. Bring working clothes and waterproof shoes. Some activities will be physically demanding, some of them will be more relaxing.
Study part: Excursion to the historical town of Sternberk (4 km) – castle, monastery, unique exposition of time. There will be at least one meeting with the local community – an international evening with presentations of various cultures and countries. Please bring something traditional from your country or prepare a presentation.
In the community centre. You will sleep on mattresses in 1 room with a carpet. Bring your own sleeping bag! Several toilets and showers are available, in the community centre and a building next door. There is a fully equipped kitchen in the centre. You will cook your own meals as a group from food supplies provided by the local partner.
Hlasnice (215 inhabitants) in the Olomouc region. It is located 20 km to the west from the city of Olomouc, at the foot of Low Jeseniky Mountains. It is possible that for 1 or 2 days you will work in one of the surrounding villages (according to their interest and needs).
Leisure time: You can use sports equipment in the area of the community centre (football, volleyball, tennis), do a barbecue party, go swimming, try horse-riding, visit the nearby historical towns of Sternberk and Olomouc, go hiking to the Jeseniky Mountains and to the Sovinec Castle, etc.
This workcamp takes place in a small village of Hlasnice in the northern part of Moravia in cooperation with the local municipality. The village and its citizens try to revive public places for relaxing and leisure activities – the community centre with playground and sports equipment, and hiking and cycling trails in the surroundings of the village. Students of Mendel University in Brno created landscape proposals for opening these trails to the public. Since 2016 local volunteers have been preparing the first trail in order to create a connection with neighbouring villages. International workcamps have been organized in Hlasnice ever since 2017. The aim of this workcamps is to help with revitalization of the area around the community centre, making the trails accessible for public, and to create space for exchange of experience with the local community.
This workcamp is perfect for everyone who wants to volunteer in the countryside, to take a part in renovation of public space and who is interested in discovering rural life in the Czech Republic. Volunteers interested in working with children during the traditional event are welcome. Allergies notice: pollen. No alcohol is allowed while working.
At the end of the workcamp, you can attend a traditional race of historical cars in Sternberk. The community house is equipped with barrier-free entrance and toilets – project is open to wheelchair users. See photos from the 2018 workcamp: goo.gl/Cy1w3H.