Framed in the beautiful Valley of Baztan, between pastures and oak groves, legends of witches and bucolic villages of white houses and red roofs, is placed Senorio de Bertiz Natural Park.
Bertiz Natural Park, 2,040 ha, next to a small village, Oieregi,The park included the palace and gardens. These host an abundant botanical collection, with species brought from all over the world. All the territory is a succession of valleys and mountains covered with autochthonous Atlantic forest, abundant beech trees, oaks and alders.
In these forests there are numerous deer, roe deer and wild boar, as well as the typical birds of the Atlantic forest.
The work of the young people participating in the field of volunteering will consist of pruning of hedges, maintenance of trails, application of paintings in some of the fences and elimination of invasive exotic plants.
The approximate working time is from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The work will take place in a Natural Park, Senorio de Bertiz, Working in open nature will allow you to enjoy this rural area in the freshness of the Pyrenean valleys.
The accommodation will be in a Little building inside this Park, big enough for the group.
Bedrooms are provided with 6 beds per room, with communal bathrooms with showers and hot water. The organisation covers cooking of meals. The volunteers are responsable for the cleaning. Volunteers must be equipped with a sleeping bag (or sheets), pillowcase and towel.
The place is located between mountains, in a Natural Park, in the Baztan Valley, in the northern area of Navarra adjoining the French border. The work, which will be developed in the open nature, will allow you to enjoy all this rural area.In addition to the valley itself with its multiple palaces, hamlets, forests and mountains, the Urdax and Zugarramurdi caves, the Amaiur Castle, Elizondo, Arizkun, Erratzu, etc. are nearby. Nearby are also the beaches of San Sebastian or Biarritz.
The entertainment team will propose recreational and leisure activities so that participants know the area where they are and enjoy their free time. All these activities will be carried out in the afternoons and weekends, with the participation of all the people in the group.
The INDJ is the Department of Sports and Youth of the Government of Navarre. The INDJ develops a program of work camps for young volunteers from all countries to learn the history and culture of Navarra.
Remember to take clothes for the manual work and closed shoes. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. Please feel free to bring some food specialities, pictures, musical instrument, things you like and want to share with the group and the local community.
Clothes, shoes, gloves and hat suitable for this type of work. Tracksuit, trainers, and resting shoes. Raincoat and warm clothes. Swimming costume, towel, sun lotion and personal cleaning.
The organization will provide a Transfer from Pamplona to the Natural Park in Bertiz. Meeting point 16th July at 19,00 p.m. at the cafeteria in the bus station in Pamplona.
Departure day: a transfer will be from Bertiz to Pamplona, it will get to Pamplona at 10,00 the 30th of July.