The work will be building, repairing, cleaning and painting work. There will also be some
garden work as tree cutting, hedge cutting, and plantation. Working and study time will be flexible depending on the weather. The volunteers need to bring suitable clothes, preferably older ones that can take stains and dirt.
All volunteers will live in a big house with two or three beds in each room. You have to
bring a sleeping bag or bed linen. The institute has Wi-Fi, sports center, sauna, and
canoes, etc. If you want to make excursions camping equipment could be needed.
Volunteers will cook and clean for themselves on a rotating basis.
The camp is situated near Sveg, 435 km northwest of Stockholm. Sveg is a small town
with about 2500 inhabitants and the nearest cities are Mora and Östersund. Although
Sveg is a small town there is a supermarket, pizzeria, gas stations, bakery and a library
etc. Sveg is situated by the great river Ljusnan in Härjedalen, mid Sweden. The region
Härjedalen is situated at one of the highest elevations above sea level in Sweden, with a
unique kind of nature, summertime as well as winter.
Bäckedal’s Institute of Popular Education is a school dedicated to popular adult
education. The institute offering general programmes as well as programmes of
traditional skills and craft, specialising in leather- metal- and textile processes. The
school is independent concerning religion, party politics and the business-world and the
education is funded by the Swedish state. The school´s objectives are global equality,
human rights, democracy, gender equality and a sustainable use of the earth’s
Participants are expected to be an active member of the group and contribute to work,
housekeeping and free time activities and to stay for the whole duration of the workcamp. Keep in mind that all kinds of drugs and alcohol are forbidden during the