To follow-up last year’s work, you will be in charge of restoring the Gourcet river banks. You’ll need to remove the invasive plants and collect and recycle garbage from the banks. You’ll also organize a weekly meeting with locals to keep them updated about the project’s evolution, and lead a workshop to raise awareness about the impact of your work on the local ecosystem.
You will live in a former home in Larbaud park that that belongs to the town. The house is equipped with bathrooms and a kitchen, and you will sleep in shared bedrooms. Food is provided by the organization, and the volunteers will cook in teams.
Location : Saint Yorre is a small thermal town famous for its natural mineral water source.
Leisure activities : Afternoons and weekends are planned collectively with the group of volunteers. You can visit the thermal town of Vichy, accessible by foot thanks to a path that follows the river, as well as visit the Bourbonnaise mountain and take part in local festivals.
Come to St Yorre to take part in a global project to protect its rivers ! You’ll help protect the local population from floods and groundwater pollution and preserve aquatic ecosystems! For the fifth year in a row, the residents of St Yorre will host an international workcamp and share their history and culture with passion! Since 2018, these workcamps have been dedicated to maintaining and developping the river banks of Gourcet, a tributary of the Allier river. With this project, you’ll raise awareness about the importance of protecting these local rivers alongside a group of international volunteers who are committed to caring for our environment!
With this project, you will be actively working for the Sustainable Development Goal n°6 from the United Nations: Clean water and sanitation.