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Participate in the promotion of the historical heritage of Collobrieres, a Provencal village "chestnut capital" in the heart of Provence. The town has called upon an architect to propose a project to enhance the exterior of the church of St Pons to turn it into fragrant and educational gardens. The workcamp will therefore consist of supporting the commune and local associations in the implementation of this project.
This year, the work will focus on restoring the main calade (removing the earth covering the stones, repositioning and fixing the stones) as well as renovating the ruins that will delimit the future gardens (clearing the brush, de-vegetation). Depending on the progress of the work, other tasks may be proposed to the volunteers.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be accommodated in tents in the communal school. Evenings at the home of the local inhabitants can be organized with the young people of Collobrieres who are taking part in the workcamp. You will eat lunch during the week at the canteen of Collobrières with the other children of the village. You will share the different collective tasks and prepare meals together in the evenings and weekends. The budget will be managed with your camp leaders and you will participate to the shopping and the preparation of the meals, giving priority to local seasonal products.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Collobrieres is a small village of 1900 inhabitants in the heart of the Massif des Maures and clinging to a hill, close to the beaches of the French Riviera. Its ideal location will allow you to enjoy splendid walks in the massif, to visit chestnut groves or the geological museum, to swim in the communal swimming pool or on the French Riviera while enjoying the festivities of the village!
Pour les volontaires français sur ce chantier en France (to our national participants in France) :
Pour les français s'inscrivant sur notre site, les frais de participation additionnel (200 €) indiqués dans cette description sont directement intégrés aux frais d'inscription "ADOS en France" de 460 €. En effet, ceux-ci comprennent à la fois les frais d'inscription de 260 € et les frais de participation de 200 €.
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Remember to bring clothes and shoes for work and hiking. Nights can be chilly, so bring a good warm sleeping bag and a floor mat or air mattress. To avoid mosquito bites, remember to bring mosquito repellent and loose fitting covering clothes for the evenings. As we are in an area where it can be very hot during the day, bring a hat or cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, a small backpack and water bottles.
The village being far from the meeting place, it is important that you arrive the latest in the late afternoon at the meeting point (Hyeres train station). As the village is far from the meeting place and has no public transportation, it is imperative to be on time at the meeting point!
For the public meals and the open house, you can bring a few specialties from home that are easy to carry with you.