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Stand up for the development of the natural areas of the Loire Valley Park, located in the heart of France, in Orleans, at the gateway to the Loire Valley castles!
Your intervention will consist in making small equipment for the protection of wildlife (insect hotels), imagining and creating a poetic and artistic work in the Land Art spirit in connection with the Loire Park and developing walking paths and green spaces.
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 in a collective lodging with camp beds or dormitory beds and a collective living room will be made available for the group. Sanitary facilities will be accessible close to the accommodation with private showers and separate male/female toilets. You will be able to use the collective 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, Orleans (114,000 inhabitants) is ideally located on the Loire, a royal and wild river. Orleans, capital city of the Centre-Val de Loire Region is at the crossroads of the Sologne, Beauce, Gatinais and the Loire Valley with its royal castles (Chambord, Chenonceau...). The Cite Johannique, in reference to its heroine Joan of Arc, possesses multiple historical and patrimonial assets which make its fame. You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the outdoor leisure activities at the Ile Charlemagne leisure centre: swimming, canoeing, kayaking...
The workcamp is located on a natural site in town. For practical and ecological reasons, bicycles will be made available to the group for travel: it is necessary to know how to ride a bicycle. Remember to bring gloves, clothing and footwear suitable for outdoor work.
Don't forget to bring a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, 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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