This is project is focused on community environmental-education and outdoor-learning. After being trained by the host organisation, international volunteers will be creating sculptures and costumes as well as taking part and marshalling a local carnival event to celebrate the community outreach work that the project has achieved over the last 5 years.
Volunteers will also have the chance to get to know the local area and the nearby city of Hastings during a day trip organised by Concordia.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Volunteers will stay in either single or double rooms. There are separate male and female bathrooms and showers. Fully equipped self-catering kitchen with fridge, oven and dishwasher. BBQ area. Internet available.
Locatie en vrije tijd
The accomodation is located on site at Mallydams Wood in the middle of the beautiful Sussex countryside. Mallydams Wood owns 55 acre private woodland for the volunteers to enjoy and the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve is a short walk away with amazing cliff tops views along the rugged coastline. There is a long stretch of beach about 1 hour walk away which is great for rockpooling and sunbathing. Mallydams Wood is near a local post office with plenty of snacks and also the village of Pett which has two good local public houses with great menus and outdoor seating. Hastings Old Town is a five minute bus ride away and is a hive of activity for artists and musicians. Hastings also has the largest shore-launched fishing fleet in Europe and fisherman still mend their nets and tend their boats under the East Hill cliffs.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers on this project should be interested or have experience in arts and crafts work.
Also, volunteers should be happy to perform during the carnival parade, so any interest and experience in theatre and performance would be very welcome. Motivation letter and parental consent are required.
ACCESSIBILITY: Volunteers need to have a good level of physical fitness and be confident walking on uneven ground outside.
EXTRA FEE: £265 - this covers all costs of food, accommodation, transportation and leisure activities organized during the project. The fee can be paid through Paypal with a link provided by Concordia on application. Please note that there is no need to be registered with Paypal in order to make this payment.