Volunteers will be in charge of cleaning and greening of mini “skansen” (open-air museum) and arboretum (botanical garden), arranging appropriate green areas around the village, and assisting in the construction of the Danube river model, as one of the future tourist attractions of the village. Work will also include assistance in refurbishing the old local school which will be transformed into the School Museum and the House of traditional crafts. The tasks will generally include preparing the area for planting, planting trees, lawn mowing, cleaning the terrain, construction and painting.
Accommodation will be provided in the Youth Centre with beds, bathrooms with showers and a kitchen. Sleeping bags are not required. Meals will be provided by the organizers. The volunteers will also have the opportunity to prepare meals by themselves with the available groceries.
Totovo selo is a village in the Municipality of Kanjiza, in northern Serbia, region of Vojvodina, approx. 30 km from the Hungarian border and about 200 km from Belgrade. This rural community, known for its long tradition in farming, is continuously developing rural tourism, which is initiated by the local community and based on the preservation of their natural heritage.
During leisure time volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in creative workshops of traditional handicrafts, enjoy bird watching and horse riding. Also, a field trip to the nearby Tisa River and the City of Subotica will be organized.
Local Democracy Agency – LDA Subotica is a non-profit organization aimed at fostering good governance and active participation through cross-sectoral partnerships, for sustainable and inclusive local development. Enhancing the culture of participation and civil dialogue at local level, supporting youth activism and volunteering as well as promoting intercultural dialogue and regional cooperation are our main types of activities, including also networking at regional and European level.
Project: The voluntary workcamp is part of the local community rural tourism development plan, implemented in Totovo village. The volunteers will contribute to the work in progress in this rural community, which has an ambition to improve the tourist offer and further utilize the natural and cultural heritage, by engaging all the community members. Work of the volunteers will add value and a new way for the improvement of sustainable local development.