The work consists of three steps: setting up, working during the week long festival, and transforming the village back to its usual self afterwards. During all of the three weeks you will cooperate with a big team of local volunteers to set up stages, tend to stalls, cook and serve food, and any other tasks that are necessary for the festival to run smoothly.
Your dormitory will be in a building that belongs to the town hall. Food will be provided and cooked by the group in turns. Lunch will be shared with the team of local volunteers.
Location: 03210 Souvigny (Allier), 10 km from Moulins-sur-Allier.
Leisure activities: The activities during your free time will be organised collectively with the whole group. During the second week and during the weekends you will be very occupied with your work on the festival but you will have time to discover the region together during the last week. However, you will have the possibility to enjoy the concerts, workshops, exhibitions, and other activities put in place during the festival.
Travel back in time to the Middle Ages! Help transform a village into a medieval festival! Each year, this festival, founded by the organization “Souvigny Grand Site” attracts more than 30,000 visitors during one week. For 22 years the village has been hosting international workcamps to participate in the organization of the even and share the traditions of French medieval culture.
Be aware that the work during the festival is intense and demands a lot of energy and a high level of flexibility. Some of the stalls are open until midnight.