This workcamp's aims is to help the association in the work that is needed to renovate the shelter and provide the healthier environnement possible for our donkey friends. You will help fence the fields in the sourrounding of Ambert (install stakes in the ground, install fences) and build stables for the winter (recycle wood from pallets, build enclosures and fences). In addition to these manual works you will be participating to the associations' life and meet the volunteers. The association and its volunteers were very satisfied of the work accomplished in 2018, they felt supported and the help provided was very much appreciated. The donkeys considerably gained in life comfort.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be accomodated in the association's charming farm built out of wood and stone. The farm is located in the nature, 4km away from Ambert's city center. There are no beds in the farm, you will be sleeping on the floor, in the different rooms. We will provide floor mats. For better confort, you can bring an inflatable matresses, and don't forget to bring your sleeping bag ! Two showers, toilets and a kitchen are available. Daily life is organised by volunteers (shopping, cooking, cleaning). You will be guided by campleaders. Different activities will be organised according to your interests, so bring ideas!
Locatie en vrije tijd
Ambert is located in the Natural Regional Parc of Livradois-Forez, in the French department of Puy-de-Dôme in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, 90km east from Clermont-Ferrand. The city is known for its gastronomy and cheese: the (yummy) Fourme d'Ambert! Ambert is situated in a medium mountain zone. The fauna and flora is extremely developped and beautiful. You will have the chance to see various watercourses, the rich cultural heritage and some craftspeople who possess the typical knowledges of the region. You will discover all this during hikes, walks, animations and meeting with local inhabitants.
Mobile network and wifi are quite weak. Get ready to live an incredicle human experience, in the middle of nature and these curious and sweet animals. Pay attention, the workcamp is not directly linked to the donkeys but there environmental well-being. If you are interested in knowing better the animals, you will be able to help the local volunteers of A.D.A.D.A during your free time.
By participating to this workcamp you are combatting climate change (UN SDG 13 Climate Action), and preserving nature (UN SDG 15 Life on Land)