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For the third consecutive year, Concordia works in collaboration with the Youth Information Centre, the city of Saint-Jean de Braye and the Local Sociocultural Organization (ASCA) to organize a workcamp in a natural area in the heart of the city. The “Bois de Coquille” has been a public park since 1987 and has an interesting historical past little known by the population.
The objective of the project is to highlight the history of this park and its biodiversity to make it known to the inhabitants. You will continue the development of the site with the creation of a landscaped path and the renovation of an old water carousel with the method of lime picketing. The work will be carried out with scaffolding certified by the town.
This workcamp is one of the three international volunteer workcamps set up by Orleans Metropole with its member municipalities: Orleans, Saint-Jean de Braye and Saint-Cyr en Val. On this occasion, you will be able to discover the Loire region, its rich heritage and cultural heritage and meet the other volunteers during the welcome drink in Orleans and during the events of the stay.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be accommodated collectively in the municipal gymnasium equipped with awnings, camp beds and blankets will be provided for sleeping. Sanitary facilities will be accessible close to the accommodation with private showers and separate male/female toilets. You will be able to use the school's fully equipped kitchen and refectory for meals. A budget will be allocated to the group leader. You will participate in the shopping and the preparation of dishes, giving priority to healthy and local products. Do not hesitate to bring your own recipes to share them with the group.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Located 1 hour from Paris, Saint-Jean de Braye stretches along the Loire River in the South, the Orleans forest in the North, and bordered in the West by its great neighbour Orleans.
In the heart of the Loire Valley, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the title of "exceptional cultural landscape", the town owes its reputation to its industrial past and its remarkable biodiversity.
You will have the opportunity to celebrate the local festivities of July, especially the fireworks on July 14th. You will also discover the local heritage by visiting historical building and leisure activities like swimming pool, open-air dance hall, concerts…
Some of the work will be carried out at height using scaffolding. As the workcamp takes place in an urban area, for practical and eco-friendly reasons, you will have to walk or take public transport. Remember to bring gloves, clothing and footwear suitable for outdoor work. Don't forget to bring a sleeping bag, summer and rain clothing, a bathing suit and toiletries.
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. If health issues on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.
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