The project “LATVIA SAUNA CULTURE” is a part of Jaunatne smaidam / Youth for Smile initiative to promote Latvian culture and cerate added value for organisation sustainability. Our biggest treasures are culture and nature, and both are still alive. As sauna is a part of our culture, we will build a kind of a sauna, prepare sauna brooms from different plants, collect herbs for sauna water. Volunteers will have a possibility to learn about the Latvian sauna culture, use of different nature materials in sauna procedures and, of course, to try Latvian sauna which is connected with culture and nature. Within this work camp we want to raise money for our youth organisation initiatives in community work.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Living conditions are very basic. Volunteers will be accommodated in the building of the farm – in the attic under the roof. Sleeping will be on the mattresses or beds. Toilets and washing facilities will be provided. Cooking will be done by volunteers themselves in the kitchen or on a campfire. Volunteers should bring their sleeping bags. Do not forget some traditional or typical food from your home country for the international evening.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Work camp will be organized in Barbele village, Vecumnieki municipality. Farm is located in a rural area around 6 km from village. Nearest bus stop is 3 km away.
The administrative centre of the municipality is Vecumnieki located 50 km from Rīga (capital city of Latvia) and 30 km from Bauska. More information about region - https://www.tourism.bauska.lv/en/. More about Latvia - https://www.latvia.travel/en.
For this camp, we are asking participants to contribute 50,00 euro to cover the general costs of camp. This fee has to be paid by bank transfer before the beginning of the camp. If you can not make a bank transfer please contact your sending organisation for a solution.
Arrival terminals are Riga international airport or Riga international bus station. By request JAUNATNE SMAIDAM can organize a pick-up service on the arrival place – costs 30 euro one way. Exception for volunteers arriving after 22.00 o’clock – pick up service will be organised for free. If it is necessary JAUNATNE SMAIDAM can help with finding the accommodation before and after the project