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DUHA 01 Brusov1
11/08 - 24/08
15 vols
ENVI/RENO
Minimum age: 18 years

Work: A campsite rented by one of the NGOs working with children. The restoration of the buildings and the surrounding area is required. The volunteers will work on the painting of the roofs, cleaning a natural reserve nearby and other tasks connected to the renovation of the buildings required.
Location: Brusov, a small village placed in Northern Bohemia north-west from Prague (1 hour and a half from Prague by train), a natural lake is about 40 minutes far from the place. It is one of the most beautiful regions of the Czech Republic volcano mountains (no volcano has been active for last few hundred years).
Accommodation: in the huts, four people in each, showers and bathroom in a separate building. Volunteers are asked to bring their own sleeping bags.
Food: Either self-prepared by the participants or there will be some Czech volunteers cooking for us.
Free time: hiking, half day trips to castle ruins available, swimming, volley-ball, football playground.
Language: English.
Notes: Please bring an appropriate working dress and gloves. The volunteers should be experience in manual work. Work can be sometimes very hard.
 

DUHA 02 Karlstejn
21/06 - 29/06
10 vols
ENVI/RENO
Minimum age: 18 years

Work: Karlstejn is located in the natural protected area the Bohemian Karst. The volunteers will help with the different tasks there, e.g. cleaning of a wood, renovation of the paths etc. Some works are also expected to be in the Nature Friends House (place where volunteers will be accommodated) and its surroundings.
Location: Karlstejn, 26 km to the south-west from Prague (20 mins by train), on the bank of the river Berounka. It is one of the most beautiful regions of the Czech Republic - the Bohemian Karst with a lot of caves and rocks. Karlstejn Castle, built by the late Czech king and German emperor Charles IV in 1348, is the highlight of Czech castles.
Accommodation: simple - in the Naturefriends House itself (dormitories for 5 and 5 persons). Bring your own sleeping bags please.
Food: Either self-prepared by the participants or possibly in restaurants in the village Karlstejn.
Free time: visit of the castle, hiking, canoeing, discussion on environmental problems of the karst regions, one-day trip to Prague with sightseeing
Camp language: English, however, knowledge of German can be an advantage.
Notes: Please bring an appropriate working dress and gloves.
 

DUHA 03 Veltrusy
21/07 - 4/08
15 vols
ENVI
Minimum age: 18 years
 
Work: In the gardens and the park of the castle. Weeding, cutting grass and bushes, watering flowers, work in the greenhouses, renovating old and forgotten paths etc.
Location: Workcamp takes place in Veltrusy, small town situated about 25 km north of Prague famous for its castle with a large natural park.
Accomodation: In the romantic cottage situated directly in the park. Equipped with the electricity, gas, hot water, beds, kitchen etc. The participants cook for themselves. We are used to the system of service-teams (three people a day) cooking and keeping household.
Free time: The park offers great places for having rest or doing sports. There is a swimming pool with beach-volleyball court in nearby town. Behind the cottage, there is a summer cinema. It is possible to visit three castles, Dvorak's museum, Melnik (town) with its famous vineyards and of course Prague. More over we usually do two-days trip to the rocks where you can try your courage and climb...
Camp language: English. The camp leader also understands French.
Notes: Please bring an appropriate working dress, gloves and sleeping bag (needed for the trip).
Some more info at http://intercamp.2b.cz
 

1. Program "Meetings in the Countryside"
This programme is based on projects aimed at helping small communities and developing long-term co-operation between and within these communities. It contributes to deepening our communication and co-operation with local people by giving them the chance to air their views on how to best resolve local problems and how to put these ideas into action with re-vitalisation and sustainable life in mind. The programme may involve volunteers into the daily life of the community and provide an opportunity for discussion and the comparison of ideas, thus giving experience of country lifestyles whilst working for the benefit of the local community.
This programme of activities has arisen from a co-operation between INEX and STUZ (Society for sustainable life style) in participation with local authorities and inhabitants, local specialists, members of NGO, etc. Thanks to the kind of work, thanks to art workshops (there is opportunity to get to know traditional local craft), seminars, trips, excursions and games volunteers might get a better understanding of the local problems (social problems, eco-environmental and sustainability questions, self-administration problems) connected with sustainable life style in the countryside and discuss them with local people
The inhabitants of a the village have the opportunity to join camp seminars. This should improve their inner relationship towards the village and the care for it. The presence of the volunteers might increase self-confidence of inhabitants, involves them into solution of problems and brings them new ideas. The long term aim is not only to keep up increasing the number of camp seminars in individual regions of the Czech Republic but to maintain the continuity of care and interest in places where the camps were successful and where the inhabitants joined the camp activities.
We are looking for highly motivated and not spoilt volunteers.

Special project Meetings in the Countryside
The project helps to revive village communities and public relationships to the surrounding natural and cultural heritage. The project is supported by Ministry of Environment.

SDA 101
Tvarozna lhota I
21/04 04/05
ENVI/CONS
vols 6+1
Location: Village lies in White Carpathian (Bile Karpaty mountains) in South Moravia border region region with strong traditional feelings and habits. There are Protected landscape area around which protect cultural landscape with mosaics of meadows and forests. In village itself INEX-SDA has South Moravian Centre which run some projects for landscape and local people.
Work: building of nature educational trail Trail for Health construction work, herb collecting and other co-operation with the village.
Leisure activities: Trips, cultural program
Accommodation and board: INEX SDA branch Centre in the village, take your sleeping bag and light mat! Cooking together, small kitchen available in the Centre.

sda 102
Cherry celebration
01/07 15/07
ENVI/cult
vols 14+2
Location: Village Velka Jesenice near Nachod town, Eastern Bohemia lies in agriculture landscape.
Work: Participation on project of Fruit educational trail. Cleaning of forgotten cherry tree alley, cherry harvest, cooking of the cherry jam and juice, organisation of folk celebration (beginning of the summer). Also other environmental work expected as a demonstrative cleaning of dam-lake shore, helping the people, in rainy condition work inside, though it is not rainy area. Cooking of traditional products is part of the project.
Seminars: study part of tree gardening and maintenance,
Board and accommodation: Volunteers will sleep and live in an old rectory in the centre of village. There are facilities to cook, also some work in the garden around will be welcome. Except of lunch, they will cook together in small kitchen. Take your sleeping bag and light mat!
 

SDA 103
Hroznova lhota
02/07 14/07
ENVI/reno
vols 10+2
Location: Village lies in White Carpatian (Bile Karpaty mountains) in South Moravia border region region with strong traditional feelings and habits. There is Protected landscape area around protecting cultural landscape with mosaics of meadows and forests. It is quite big village under the hills. The camp is run for the first time there.
Work: Cleaning and maintaining of the village centre and trees a motivation of local people and first international co-operation.
Leisure activities: Rich cultural program
Accommodation and board: In the public school with facilities for cooking. One meal per day will be ready, the rest is to be cooked by volunteers. Please take light mat and sleeping bag!

SDA 104
MODRA
15/07 30/07
CONS/ENVI/STUDY
VOLS 12+1
Motto: Nuts of sustainable development in Moravian region
Location: Traditional viniculture village in Southern Moravia, near the Velehrad town, 6 km from the Uherske Hradiste town.
Work: Construction of a playground with wooden equipment, arrangement of Roman wooden church replica, possibly revitalisation of the wetlands and ponds
Seminars, meetings: with people from the local authorities, craftsmen handy making traditional products, experts in village and countryside revitalisation, local NGOs, local folklore etc..
Creation: painting, woodcarving, sculpturing etc.
Accommodation: Basic in a village school, take your sleeping bag and light mat!. Common cooking from local resources.

sda 105
nasavrky
29/07 11/08
ENVI/CONS/art
vols 10+2
Location: Nasavrky is a village nestles on the edge of Protected Landscape Area Zelezne (Iron) Mountains (hory), which is an excellent part of the Czech Moravian Highland. Beautiful scenery is the favourite painters site, forest and few ponds are places created as if for relaxation.
Work: Volunteers will work mainly outdoors reconstruction of common camp fire site (creative work) not far from the village. Weeding of common places within the village, other maintaining work around public green places, help with the project of new village park trying to involve also local people into the project. In case of rainy weather help in the local library.
Seminars: Getting to know Landscape Protected Area (possible excursion with professional worker from Administration of PLA) and its history (nearby former Celtic oppidum), meetings with people from local authorities, meeting with interesting local people. Beautiful landscape for trips, swimming, cultural events (concerts and exhibition) in local castle.
Board and accommodation: Good in the village school situated just on the village square (warm water, shower
and kitchen available). Take your sleeping bag, beds available! Cooking together.

SDA 106
SEDLEC PRCICE
29/07 12/08
ENVI/RENO
VOLS 10+2
Location: The town Sedlec-Prcice is located 70 km south of Prague on the Central and Southern Bohemia border. It is situated in a marvellous valley, which is called Meran of Bohemia. The comparison to the well-know Italian Meran is probably based on the similar hospitable climate and equally captivating view of the valley from the surrounding ridge of Devi?s Hills. The town was formed by joining two historical small towns and represents administrative and commercial centre of more than 30 villages. The settlement of the valley is rather sporadic. Over 3000 inhabitants live on 60 hectares there. There is a long co-operation with very hospitable people there, volunteers are warmly welcome.

Work: Help with implementation of project of Leisure centre for both children and adult in the river area between Sedlec and Prcice  towns. Volunteers will work on the maintenance of a village green and chateau park, possibly help in forestry, etc.
Seminars, meetings: getting to know about the surrounding landscape, seminars with Information Centre worker, with people from local authorities, members of local NGO, excursion and discussion, folk handcraft
Accommodation and board: basic in a school, take your sleeping bag and light mat! Cooking together from common resources in the kitchen.

SDA 107
Konstantin spa
5/8 19/8
HIST/STUDY
vols 8+2
Location: Small spa town in hilly landscape of Tachov region in Western Bohemia.
Work: Documentation (which means drawing and taking pictures) of the small stony monuments such as field crosses and statues in the surroundings and in the close villages. Using bikes necessary while making documentation.
Seminars, meetings: Getting to know the surroundings, discussions with people from local authorities, members of local NGO, excursion, seminars about folk handcrafts.
Accommodation: In village school and in the school gym, take your sleeping bag and light mat, cooking together from common resources in a kitchen.

sda 108
KRINICE
12/08 26/08
ENVI/kids
VOLS 5+2
Location: Formerly German village Krinice was founded in the 13th century as a property of the Broumov Benedictines monastery in the border region of North Eastern Bohemia in Broumov region. Nowadays, it is one of the so-called forgotten villages in the border area which has been rather destroyed throughout the last forty years of communist system. The region has been strongly influenced by the act of the eviction of the German population after WWII.. Many former villages in the area stated abandoned. There were wave of new Czech inhabitants coming there in the late fifties so that culture, social and industrial continuation was subsequently interrupted. That is why we have decided to arrange this camp like a camp of Czech German co-operation. German speaking people are welcome. On the other hand, local authorities have actually started the process of reviving in co-operation with natives, PLA, and NGO. The village is a part of the Protected Landscape Area Broumovsko with marvellous landscape around and typical original German folk architecture within the village. There is many old German monuments scattered in the landscape such as field crosses, cross ways, statues and chapels.
Work: marking and cleaning path to local monument (original baroque water reservoir in forest) care for planted young trees, preparation leisure activities for children. Help with translation of the Nature Trail leaflet.
Seminars: getting to know the surroundings, meetings with local authorities, members of local NGO, meeting with people working in the area of regional culture, with the chief of the Protected Landscape Area, possibly excursion to the Broumov Brewery, trip to the sandstone rocks near by the village, climbing up the rocks with guard.
Creation: painting, drawing according to your interest.
Board and accommodation: Basic in the local Summer School for Children in the centre of the village. You have to take your sleeping bag and light mat. Ready meals.

sda 109
pilnikov and theatre pilgrimige
26/08 09/09
envi/reno/art
vols 10+2
Location: The village Pilnikov nestles in Eastern Bohemia near regional town Dvur Kralove nad Labem in a rolling landscape with nearby Krkonose Mountains.
Work: The stay is divided into two parts: 1. work in the village and 2. travelling with the theatre. During the first 10 days of the camp work on the village cemetery - reconstruction of walls, work for village benefit on public green space and sport pitch. During this first part of camp volunteers should rehearse simple drama piece for children which will be performed throughout the theatre pilgrimage (4 last days of the workcamp) in the surrounding villages.
 

Seminars, meetings: meeting with people from local authorities,. Trip to the mountains, to the rock region in Adrspach, visit the Kuks castle, ZOO in Dvur Kralove nad Labem (safari).
Accommodation and board: As for the first part of the camp, accommodation in a village Holiday House. During the second part accommodation in various village schools. Sleeping bag and light mat is necessary!. Cooking partly together, partly ready meals available.

sda 110
Tvarozna lhota II
09/09 22/09
ENVI/CONS
vols 6+1
Location: White Carpatian village (Bile Karpaty mountains) in South Moravia border region region with strong traditional feelings and customs.
Work: herb collection, work outdoors around look-out tower, small archaeological dig..
Leisure activities: Trips, young wine, cultural program.
Accommodation and board: INEX SDA branch Centre in the village, take your sleeping bag and light mat! Cooking together, small kitchen available in the Centre.
 

2. Program "Hands and History"
The programme is aimed at promotion of the co-operation in the field of the protection, care and documentation of historically significant locations. Included in this are public places within the towns and minor architectural monuments in the countryside such as crosses, sculptures, monuments. We also maintain pilgrim roads, and the crosses and monuments found thereon. We focus on the revitalisation and commemoration of our heritage and bringing back awareness of traditions to our modern lives. This programme offers participants the opportunity to discover historical sites and sample their atmosphere or the atmosphere of the landscape influenced and created by human cultural activity. Volunteers might meet daily problems connected with the protection and maintenance of these sites. This programme as well as the programme MEETINGS IN THE LANDSCAPE stresses a modest life style, respecting cultural heritage, caring for the environment and the principals involved in a sustainable lifestyle.
Special project The Life of a Medieval Village is focused on reconstruction of early medieval objects. As well as the "Meeting in the Countryside" this project is specialised on so-called simple life within the experimental medieval village and beautiful countryside. It tries to teach young generation substantial values of the village lifestyle close to nature. The project works with the methods of experimental archaeology which offer the experience of the work outdoors, possibility to meet medieval agricultural technologies, to experience the medieval lifestyle including craft (such as ceramics, folk domestic craft etc.)
Another special project pays attention to the particular former Jewish culture in CR. Only people aware of cultural traditions and values and with their own relationship to the cultural history may be responsible for the surrounding environment and subsequently able to create a healthy society.

Special project The life of a medieval village
SDA 201
VILLA NOVA I
07/04 21/04
ARCH/ARTS/ENVI
VOLS 10+2
Motto: experimental archaeology - experiencing landscape history
Location: About 150 people live in the village Velky Uhrinov, a place hidden under the Orlicke hory (Eagle Mountains), 20 km from Rychnov n. Kneznou town. There is only a small number of the original inhabitants, who have stayed here (border region) after the Second World War and the village has changed from a relatively big one to the current satellite of a central village in the valley (but still like a very distant branch). The Centre for Experimental Archaeology Villa Nova is situated in Uhrinov village and is connected with the Regional Museum in Rychnov town. The village Uhrinov is relatively isolated from "civilisation".
Work: preparation of the experimental fields for growing wheat and various technical plants, participation in the experimental archaeological work, maintenance work within the Experimental Village site. Cleaning after winter weather events. Every detail of your life in the Experimental Village will be part of the historical research. This might bring you to understanding more the 13th century daily life.
Seminars, meetings: learning about the surrounding countryside, lectures, meetings with local artists and interesting people, trip to the mountains.
Board and accommodation: quite comfortable in the base of Villa Nova but there is an option to stay in a field station exp. archaeology centre with a fundamental conditions, take your sleeping bag and light mat!. Cooking together from common resources in the kitchen of the base.
Note: The work is manual!!! and placed outdoors (even in rain) and the programme participants should be prepared to stay for some nights in very "medieval" conditions.

SDA 217
VILLA NOVA II
01/09 21/09
ARCH/ART/ENVI
VOLS 5+1
Motto: experimental archaeology - experiencing landscape history
Location: About 150 people live in the village Velky Uhrinov, a place hidden under the Orlicke hory (Eagle Mountains), 20 km from Rychnov n. Kneznou town. There is only a small number of the original inhabitants, who have stayed here (border region) after the Second World War and the village has changed from a relatively big one to the current satellite of a central village in the valley (but still like a very distant branch). The Centre for Experimental Archaeology Villa Nova is situated in Uhrinov village and is connected with the Regional Museum in Rychnov town. The village Uhrinov is relatively isolated from "civilisation".

Work: Maintenance and construction work (using medieval process and tools!) in the open-air museum of experimental medieval village. Depends on your interest and strong personality if every detail of your life in the Experimental Village is going to be part of historical research. This might bring you better understanding of the 13th century daily life.
Seminars, meetings: getting to know surrounding countryside, lectures, meetings with local artists and interesting people, trip to the mountains.
Creation: pottery (various techniques), clay is available and some short pottery course will be discussed.
Board and accommodation: quite comfortable in the base of Villa Nova but there is an option to stay in a field station exp. archaeology centre with a fundamental conditions, take your sleeping bag and light mat!. Cooking together from common resources in the kitchen of the base.
Note: The work is manual!!! and placed outdoors (even in rain) and the programme participants should be prepared to stay for some nights in very "medieval" conditions.

SDA 218
VILLA NOVA III
01/11 15/11
ARCH/ART/ENVI
VOLS 9+1
Motto: experimental archaeology - experiencing landscape history
Location: About 150 people live in the village Velky Uhrinov, a place hidden under the Orlicke hory (Eagle Mountains), 20 km from Rychnov n. Kneznou town. There is only a small number of the original inhabitants, who have stayed here (border region) after the Second World War and the village has changed from a relatively big one to the current satellite of a central village in the valley (but still like a very distant branch). The Centre for experimental archaeology Villa Nova is situated in Uhrinov village and is connected with the Regional Museum in Rychnov town. The village Uhrinov is relatively isolated from "civilisation".
Work: Maintenance and construction work (using medieval process and tools!), preparation work for winter in the open-air museum of experimental medieval village. Depends on your interest and strong personality if every detail of your life in the Experimental Village is going to be part of historical research. This might bring you better understanding of the 13th century daily life.
Seminars, meetings: getting to know surrounding countryside, lectures, meetings with local artists and interesting people, trip to the mountains.
Creation - pottery (various techniques), clay is available and some short pottery course will be run.
Board and accommodation: quite comfortable in the base of Villa Nova but there is an option to stay in a field station exp. archaeology centre with a fundamental conditions, take your sleeping bag and light mat!. Cooking together from common resources in the kitchen of the base.
Note: The work is manual!!! and placed outdoors (even in rain, possibly snow weather in November) and the programme participants should be prepared to stay for some nights in very "medieval" conditions.

Special project The Way to the Roots of Broumovsko
Project is more focused on Czech German relations (German speaking volunteers with the interest in the matter welcomed). Aim of the whole project is to increase discussion about relations toward former inhabitants of the region, about relations between both cultures (Czech and German) and to improve relations and attitudes between these two nations. The aim is to involve as much as possible local people into the project. In the whole, the project aims to reviving this country region with its rich historical and cultural background.
Project is supported by Czech-German Future Fund.
Motto: broken history of life in Sudeten area.

SDA 207
HERMANKOVICE
22/07 04/08
ENVI/RENO/hist
VOL 9+2
Location: Formerly German village Hermankovice was founded in the 13th century as a property of the Broumov Benedictines monastery in the border region of North Eastern Bohemia in Broumov region. Nowadays, it is one of the so-called forgotten villages in the border area which has been rather destroyed throughout the last forty years of communist system. The region has been strongly influenced by the act of the eviction of the German population after WW2. Many former villages in the area stated abandoned. There were wave of new Czech inhabitants coming there in the late fifties so that culture, social and industrial continuation was subsequently interrupted. On the other hand, local authorities have actually started the process of reviving in co-operation with natives, PLA, and NGO. The village is a part of the Protected Landscape Area Broumovsko with marvellous landscape around and typical original German folk architecture within the village. There is many old German monuments scattered in the landscape such as field crosses, cross ways, statues and chapels.

Work: Reparation and reconstruction work on the village barn and parish house Documentation work (drawing and taking photos) of small monuments (crosses, statues etc). Work for village benefit.
Seminars: Getting to know the surroundings, meetings with local authorities, members of local NGO, meeting with people working in the area of regional culture, with the chief of the Protected Landscape Area, excursion to the Broumov Brewery, trip to the sandstone rocks near by the village, climbing up the rocks with guard.
Board and accommodation: In Cultural house in the village, small kitchen, hot water available. Take your sleeping bags and light mats.

SDA 208
teplice nad metuji
23/07 08/08
envi/cons/hist
vols 10+2
Work: Cleaning of the forest path, path arrangement, cutting of the trees, digging of the basement for the monument (Cross of Reconciliation). Distribution of leaflets, communication with local people.
Study part: Discus sions about history of the region and workshops on the topic of reconciliation between nations after war conflict in general.
Accommodation and board: In village house, sleeping bag necessary, cooking together.
Leisure time: Trips to the sand rock mountains, climbing the rocks.

SDA 209
VIZNOV
28/07 10/08
ENVI/RENO
VOLS 10+2
Location: Formerly German village Viznov is situated near Mezimesti town in the border region of North Eastern Bohemia. Nowadays, it is one of the so-called forgotten villages in the border area which has been rather destroyed throughout the last forty years of communist system. The region has been strongly influenced by the act of the eviction of the German population after WWII.. Many former villages in the area stated abandoned. There were wave of new Czech inhabitants coming there in the late fifties so that culture, social and industrial continuation was subsequently interrupted. On the other hand, local authorities have actually started the process of reviving in co-operation with natives, PLA, and NGO. The village is a part of the Protected Landscape Area Broumovsko with marvellous landscape around and typical original folk architecture within the village.
Work: Carrying on the reconstruction of the cemetery wall, cleaning of the cemetery, glazing church windows.
Seminars: getting to know the surroundings, discussion with local historian, meetings with local authorities, members of local NGO, with the people from administration of the Protected Landscape Area, discussion, trips to the sandstone rocks or Maple Mountains, possibly climbing up the rocks with the guard.
Board and accommodation: in the local kindergarten.

SDA 219
monastery garden
envi/cons
Date: To be defined later.
VOLS: 10+2
Location: Town Broumov, economical and spiritual centre of Broumovsko region, Eastern Bohemia.
Work: Renovation of valuable monastery garden. Monastery is located right in town.
Leisure time: trips, study parts about history of monastery and region.
Accommodation and board: to be decided later.

Special project Jewish Moravia, Jewish Brno
The project is realised in co-operation with Jewish Community Brno and civil association Youth for Intercultural Understanding (MIP). The project is orientated towards remembrance of the rich historical background of the Jewish communities and their tragic destiny during WW2.
SDA 203
Boskovice
08/07 19/07
CULT/RENO
VOLS 8+2
Note: Project realised in co-operation with Jewish Community Brno. Volunteers interested in Jewish culture issue welcomed
Location: South Moravian town Boskovice with rich cultural and historical background and with huge pre-war Jewish community destroyed during WWII.

Work: On former Jewish cemetery, removing of invasive plants and bushes, cleaning of the spot - together with young people from Jewish Community Brno.
Board and accommodation: In hostel, take your sleeping bag. Cooking together from common sources.
Seminars: Debates with Jewish community members, excursion and special lecture on the topic, prospects of current Jewish culture and community hit with WWII, there will be Boskovice festival running from 11/7.

SDA 213
jirice
August to be defined later
CULT/RENO/STUDY
VOLS 8 (20+2)
Note: Project realised in co-operation with civil association Youth for Intercultural Understanding (MIP). Volunteers interested in Jewish culture issue welcomed.
Reserved for people from Central and Eastern Europe.
Location: South Moravian village Jirice (not far from Brno) is a place where Jewish, German, Croatian and Czech cultures mixed or succeeded each other.
Work and seminars: Summer workcamp in Jirice is already in its fourth year. Its main priority lies in the restauration of two old cemeteries a Jewish and German one. The reconstrucion itself, deciphering of the epitaphs, talks with the locals, and research in all possible institutions and sources did and still does reveal a very interesting history of the village. Our goal these days is to uncover these forgotten histories, bring them back to life and press for their general acceptance. As a priority we see the development of a still better contact with the villagers themselves.We are also striving to track down some of descendants of the dead (Izrael, Germany) and invite them over during the camp. Apart from manual work at the cemetaries there is usually an additional relevant programme organized by coordinators (lectures, literary/arts workshops, field trips, as well as sports and socializing in the pub or the local wine cellars).

Castle projects

SDA 202
HARTENBERG I
29/06 13/07
RENO/ENVI
VOLS 14+2
Location: Ruin of castle Hartenberg, neglected but charming castle park, river, forest, fairly tale valley. Area rich in interesting animals and plants. The amazing history of the castle goes back to the 13th century, current sad state of the castle is the result of eviction of the Sudeten German inhabitants and of the communist bad will (castle was several times set on fire on purpose. The castle is near Karlovy Vary in Western Bohemia.
Work: Scything of first year protected meadow with orchids. Other work in ruin of castle Removing of the rubble and stones within the castle site, arranging of the paths and castle environment, production and installation of the wooden benches in the surrounding forest.
Accommodation: in double-bed tents by the river about two km far from the castle.
Board: participants will cook from common resources (bought food) in the kitchen
Seminars, meetings: Possibility to meet deputies, to visit Centre of Social Care, to meet people from Nature Protection Association, from Czech NGOs. Opportunity to meet Czech-German (Sudeten) questions, to talk to historian professor Boldt from European Comenium or other historians.

SDA 205
GRABSTEJN
15/07 28/07
RENO/hist
VOLS 12+2
Location: Castle Grabstejn is situated near a small town called Chotyne, in the north of the country. There is a special area for the training of military dogs under the castle. Stay in the castle is quite romantic
Work: Work is manual. Volunteers will work 7 hours per day in the castle park. Cutting and removing of the invasive vegetation within the castle park, cleaning, arranging of the park paths, building work. Less work in castle itself. Volunteers will also help with the translation of guide text into their own languages.
Board and accommodation: In the castle, equipment and conditions are simple and just basic. It is necessary to bring a sleeping bag, light mat and own eating set! Volunteers will cook for themselves.
 

SDA 206
VELTRUSY
21/07 04/08
ARCH/ENVI
VOLS 15+2
This camp is for long years organised in good co-operation of INEX SDA and DUHA.
Location: Veltrusy is a small town situated 25 km to the north of Prague. Its famous for its chateau dating from the 18th century and the large park around it. The park is clean and quiet place and in regard to the industrial character of the region is called The Green Island, the dears are bred there.
Work: This project has been prepared in co-operation with Veltrusy chateau administration. Volunteers will help with the up-keeping of the chateau park and garden.
Board and accommodation: Accommodation is provided in the cottage in romantic English style right in the area of the chateau park. The cottage is equipped with electricity, gas, hot water, beds, kitchen etc..
Leisure time: There are many possibilities - the park offers great places for having rest or doing sports. There is a swimming pool with beach-volleyball court in nearby town. Behind the cottage, there is a summer cinema. It is possible to visit three castles, Dvoraks museum, Melnik (town) with its famous vineyards and of course, Prague. More over we usually do two days trip to the rocks where you can try your courage and climb...

SDA 211
HARTENBERG- oberau ON BIKES
04/08 24/08
RENO/STUDY
VOLS 7+7
Note: Czech German project. Reserved for the Czech volunteers.
The project has three parts work and study part in the Hartenberg castle site (one week), transport on bikes, work and study part in Oberau castle (one week). Volunteers are supposed to get from Hartenberg to Oberau area on own bicycles and by train.
The first part (Hartenberg)
Location: Ruin of the castle Hartenberg near Sokolov, neglected but charming castle park, river, forest, fairly tale valley. Area rich in interesting animals and plants. The amazing history of the castle goes back to the 13th century, current sad state of the castle is the result of eviction of the Sudeten German inhabitants and of the communist bad will (castle was several times set on fire on purpose. The castle is near Karlovy Vary in Western Bohemia.
Work: Participants will work within the castle site and the castle surrounding. Removing of the rubble and stones within the castle site, arranging of the paths and castle environment, production and installation of the wooden benches in the surrounding forest.
Accommodation: in double-bed tents by the river about two km far from the castle.
Board: participants will cook from common resources (bought food) in the kitchen
Seminars, meetings: Possibility to meet deputies, to visit Centre of Social Care, to meet people from Nature Protection Association, from Czech NGOs. Opportunity to meet Czech-German (Sudeten) questions, to talk to historian professor Boldt from European Comenium or other historians.
Second part: a week on the road. By bike between 40 and 70 kilometres per day and train the participants will cross the charming landscapes of the border region between Bohemia and Saxony, slowly approaching the second castle site, Oberau, near Dresden.
Third part:
Location: Oberau is one of the oldest fortresses surrounded by water in Saxony. In the Renaissance it had been transformed to a castle. The site can be dated back to the medieval times, in the 16th century is had been enlarged. Despite of complex changings, remarkable original parts remained from the early periods of the castle, such as the vaults on ground level and the richly decorated wooden ceilings from Renaissance and Baroque in the upper floors.
Work: The participants of the camp may take part in various fields of renovation, depending on their knowledge and interests: Carpenter work, brick layering, and roof construction within the castle or simple preparatory jobs at the surrounding buildings.
Accommodation and board: the group will be accommodated in 2-person- tents and simple houses, meals will be prepared commonly.

SDA 212
cervena recice
05/08 19/08
RENO/ENVI
VOLS 5+2
Location: Village Cervene Recice, former summer castle residence of Prague bishops, today almost in ruins. Project realised together with Association of monument renovation.

Work: reparation of the cemetery wall (in the village centre), cleaning work in the castle, help with cultural festival preparation.
Board and accommodation: In former castle some rooms are reconstructed, shower available, boarding partly  in near pub, partly to be prepared by volunteers. Take your sleeping bag and light mat.
Leisure time: participation in cultural festival straw creation which is accompanied by concerts. Other: swimming in the lake, nearby Museum of records and curiosities, monastery, famous town Telc etc.

SDA 214
HARTENBERG and horni hrad
17/08 31/08
RENO/study
VOLS 14+2
Location: Ruin of the castle, neglected but charming castle park, river, forest, fairly tale valley. Area rich in interesting animals and plants. The amazing history of the castle goes back to the 13th century, current sad state of the castle is the result of eviction of the Sudeten German inhabitants and of the communist bad will (castle was several times set on fire on purpose. The castle is near Karlovy Vary in Western Bohemia. Second place: castle Horni hrad not far away.
Work: One week work in Hartenberg, removing of the rubble and stones within the castle site, arranging of the paths and castle environment, production and installation of the wooden benches in the surrounding forest. Second week work in Horni hrad (same kind of work).
Accommodation: in double-bed tents by the river about two km far from the castle.
Board: participants will cook from common resources (bought food) in the kitchen
Seminars, meetings: Visits to Karlovy Vary, Loket castle, Centre of Social Care, to meet people from Nature Protection Association, discussions about monument protection and its level in the CR.

SDA 216
OPOCNO
01/09 14/09
ENVI/RENO
VOLS 13+2
Location: Opocno is quite a small town, but pretty huge in cultural meaning. There is a big castle of the Coloredo-Mansfeld noble family and many tourists come during the summer months to visit it. The town is situated in Eastern Bohemia. The surrounding countryside has an atmosphere of low mountains covered with forests and is suitable for trips and camping.
Work: pruning trees and bushes, work for the town benefit on public green space.
Accommodation: Near a lake Broumar in small chalets, beds available. Cooking together.

Other projects

sda 204
Jicin
15/07 28/07
reno/hist/envi
vols: 12+2
Location: Beautiful town Jicin with rich historical background. Project in co-operation with civil association Jesuit College (see http://www.jicinsko.cz/k1k/volunteer)
Work: Archaeological digs, cleaning of Jewish cemetery, renovation work in Jesuit college, work in Landscape Protected Area Cesky raj (scything meadows).
Accommodation and board: In flat in one of the historical monuments, shower, kitchen, mattress available., sleeping bag necessary. Partly boarding in pubs, partly own cooking.
Leisure time: Many possibilities in town (Museum of games and toys), castle, baroque landscape around, trips to send rocks.

SDA 210
Zubrnice railway
03/08 17/08
RENO/HIST
VOLS: 14+2
Location: Project in co-opeartion with civil association Zubrnice Museum Railway which aims at reconstruction and renovation hictorically valuable railway carriages as well as part of cancelled railway. (Part of it is on Culural Heritage List of CR)
Work: Manual work on railway, painting (carriages, railway building), work around railway (scything).

Accommodation and board: In carriage (sleeping bag is necessary) simple bathroom available, boarding partly in pub, partly kitchen for cooking available.
Leisure time: Visit of the Railway museum, trip in old carriage.

sda 215
horni pohled
22/08 04/09
reno/hist
vols: 8+2
Location: Small village near Svetla nad Sazavou town, nestles in beautiful landscape of Czech-Moravian Highland.
Work: in an original estate, building of an open air museum of village architecture. Terrain arrangements, painting, work according to an original technology.
Accommodation and board: in one of the estates, sleeping bag and light mat is necessary, cooking together.
Leisure time: trips to surrounding, there is a special musical pub in the village, take your musical instruments!

3. Program "One to Another"
This programme is designed to help in the humanitarian and social field. The aim is to provide voluntary work in the communities and centres that work with and take care of the handicapped, both adults and children, children with special needs and learning difficulties, senior citizens in difficult life situations, drug addicts and former drug users. These centres are there to help with the re-integration of those people into normal society. Primarily the programme provides manual work such as the building of new centres, however, we consider it very important to try to integrate the volunteers into the everyday life of the centre or community. With this in mind we   expect and accept extremely motivated people, preferably with previous experience of work in these fields to take part in this programme. The programme also makes space and time for the exchange of experience in the international context.

Special project Let us live together
Here we co-operate with centres for Romany children, mainly by the preparation of and providing of leisure time activities during the summer holidays. We also provide some manual labour contributing to the building of new centres. In these undertakings we co-operate with the foundation People in Need, civil service associations and a non-profit, non-governmental organisation Rami.

SDA 302
USTI NAD LABEM
01/07 14/07
RENO/KIDS
VOLS 10+2
Place: Usti nad Labem is a big town in North - West Bohemia on the river Elbe where a big Gypsy minority lives. Living together with white majority leads in some cases to social troubles.
Co-operation: Foundation Clovek v tisni (People in Need) and NGO Rami (http://www.pinf.cz)
Work: reconstruction of the Community Centre and organising leisure time for Gypsy children, singing, drawing, trips. Weekend trip with children to sand rocks.
Board and accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a big room in the Community centre. They will prepare meals for themselves or will be boarded in Gypsy families.
Seminars: learning about minority problems in the Czech Republic
Note: Motivation letter is strictly required!

Other projects

SDA 301
CULTURAL CENTRE BREWERY
16/05 31/05
CULT/RENO
VOL 9+1
Location: Broumovsko region, formerly Sudeten one, is the distinctive region in the Czech Republic. The core of the region is Broumov town (Braunau). After the WWII the German inhabitants of this region were evicted from the country and there was an enormous wave of new inhabitants coming from inland so that culture, social and industrial continuation was interrupted. Following the communist ideology they started to destroy local heritage And whats more, human responsibility, consciousness of community were destroyed. Cultural Centre Brewery placed in the building of the formal brewery should help with this situation.
Work: preparation and installation of exhibitions, preparation work for open air music concerts of Broumov Cutural Summer, cleaning of the cellar, painting, help with reconstruction work, digging, cutting out of invasive bushes.
Accommodation and board: hostel behind the theatre, kitchen available.
Seminars: Art workshop with Czech and foreign artists. History of the region and of the town Broumov, meeting with people working in the area of regional culture, with the chief of the Protected Landscape Area, trip to the sandstone rocks near by the town, climbing up the rocks with guard, co-operation with youths from grammar school.
 

SDA 303
Stribro
29/07 19/08
RENO/CONS
VOLS 15+2
Note: Co-operation with civil association Fond for Endangered Children.
Location: Stribro town in Western Bohemia, historically significant region. Recently, association FEC gained 500-year-old house in town centre with garden, courtyard and reminds of old town walls. House and garden needs complete reconstruction to be used afterwards for children needs and activities.
Work: Outdoors in the garden cleaning, reconstruction.
Leisure activities: trips to surroundings, seminar about association FEC aims and activities.
Accommodation and board: in nearby school gym, sleeping bag and carry mat is necessary. Small kitchen for common cooking available.

SDA 304
POD SMRKEM
28/08 10/09
CONS/ENVI
VOLS 12+2
Place: First place: Nove Mesto pod Smrkem, a small town 130 km north of Prague near German border. This place is hidden behind mountain range and rather isolated from the rest of the country. Second place: Jind?ichovice children summer camp.
Co-operation: We will co-operate with town Child Leisure Centre.
Work: Painting, reparations of summer chalets of summer children camp, arrangements in the garden.
Special program: Leisure time spent with children together dancing and theatre performance making to be shown in school and Home for elderly people.
Free time: trips around the mountain area
Board and accommodation: in the bungalows within the childrens camp, take your sleeping bag!

SDA 305
SANANIM
01/09 15/09
DRUGS/CONS
VOLS 8+2
Place: small village Karlov, near town Pisek, 80km southward from Prague.
Co-operation with: Sananim, the therapeutic community. This centre helps drug addicted young people in their adaptation to the normal life. Clients are provided with work therapy.
Work: Volunteers will work manually in the centre (reconstruction, masonry work, seasonal gardening), partly together with clients. Volunteers are expected to organise leisure time activities for clients
Special program: discussions about drug problems with centre clients and external specialists.
Board and accommodation: In the centre house (small castle), cooking together. Take your sleeping bag!
Free time: Trips in the area, visiting beautiful towns and nature of Southern Bohemia.
Note: Motivation letter is strictly required!
 
 

4. Program "Bridges to the Nature"
The project is based on a co-operation with authorities of Landscape Protected Areas, centres of ecological education, ecological farms, which needs to be supported in the starting point of their existence. The project is supposed to co-operate with town authorities in the area of public place management. Programme concept is a man in a countryside, his position in the midst of nature linked to the ideas of sustainable growth, organic farming, environment-friendly lifestyle etc. We aim to educate young people in ecology, landscape protection and a lifestyle that is sustainable for nature. Work is placed outdoors in the midst of protected areas, in forest etc. Renovation of the tourist paths, fitting desks of tourist information, planting trees, work with farm animals, scything protected meadows, care of public spaces and gardening are expected work The programme includes seminars and discussion on ecological education, alternative energy sources, landscape protection and ideas and principals for a sustainable way of life in the Czech Republic. The programme also offers the opportunity to participate in the lifestyle and work in Ashram (a centre for yoga and lifestyle) giving volunteers a chance to learn about the attitudes to nature of people living in Ashram and their programme.

Special project Help to eco-centres
The project supports NGO and small nature-friendly farms that makes effort to get involved into eco-agro-tourism and influent public, especially young generation, by ecological education. Our partner projects are various according to their field. This projects might contribute to develop places and network of sustainable eco agro - tourism in the region.

SDA 401
TIS I
01/07 14/07
envi/study
VOLS 8+2
Location: Environmental Centre (Civil Association NGO) focused on implementation of the alternative energetic sources for rural area. Its base is in the village school in Tis village which is located in the area of Czech Moravian Highland, the nearest town Havlickuv Brod..
Work: scything of the meadow, terrain arrangements for small hydro-power station, help with masonry and cleaning work on the Centre building, preparing of the wood for heating for winter.
Accommodation: In the Centre (village school).
Board: Cooking together, small kitchen available in the school.
Seminars: Alternative energetic sources, sustainable lifestyle, camping outdoors.

SDA 403
HOSTETIN
08/07 19/07
ENVI/STUDY
VOLS 10+2
Note: Reserved for the Czech participants.
Location: A small village Hostetin (about 230 inhabitants) lies in White Carpathians, a mountain range with beautiful patchwork of hillside meadows, forests, orchards and fields stretched along the Moravian - Slovak border. Wide range of environmental projects in the village (reed bed sewage water treatment plant, a cidery producing apple juice, bio-mass heating plant, solar panels, historical drying kiln).
Work: preparation works to start-up the new season in the cidery, traditional mowing and haymaking in a small meadow natural reserve.
Accommodation: Small pension in Hostetin, rooms with 4 beds, bathrooms and common kitchen. Board and accommodation: Served meal (lunch), the rest of the food will be prepared by participants.
Seminars, meetings: Various environmental topics will be presented: sustainable development in White Carpathians, nature protection, renewable energy, landscape, ecological architecture.

SDA 404
TOULCUV DVUR
13/07 26/07
RENO/ENVI
VOLS 15+2
Location: Volunteers will work for The Ecological Centre (EC) Toulcuv dvur, a former medieval fortressand later Mr. Toulec estate is situated in a Prague suburb surrounded by a diverse landscape. EC has developed many activities connected with ecology. Besides the buildings EC also own 8 ha of a good land. EC has a bio-store, eco-garden, foundation for organic agriculture, small farm of domestic animals, etc. The former farm is in a progress of rebuilding, currently there is a centre of ecological education and information.

The Ecological Centre is run by civic association. There is a shop selling organic food and an information centre for ecological agriculture. A reconstructed gothic granary is used as an exhibition space, the cafeteria is suitable as a lecture hall. There is a club for Prague Mothers and Czech scouts. A small children's farm is functioning. The centre offers programme for schools, groups of youngsters spend the weekends there
Work: There will be very miscellaneous work the upkeep of Toulcuv dvur nature habitats, work in the organic garden and field, on the small children's farm. Help with the reconstruction of buildings and other needed work at Toulcuv dvur. The main idea and aim of the work is to help with the development of the area of ecological education, work with domestic animals (sheep, goats), mowing, hay making, picking up fruits, building work, construction of a "primeval" earth house. The work could be sometimes rather manually demanding.
Leisure activities: Workshops (eg. folk craft), culture, visits to the nature protected areas, weekend trip.
Board and accommodation: In one of the houses, there are bunk beds, kitchen and facilities in the house. Sleeping bag is necessary. Volunteers will cook for themselves.

SDA 405
TIS II
16/07 30/07
envi/study
VOLS 8+2
Location: Environmental Centre (Civil Association NGO) focused on implementation of the alternative energetic sources for rural area. Its base is in the village school in Tis village which is located in the area of Czech Moravian Highland, the nearest town Havlickuv Brod..
Work: scything of the meadow, terrain arrangements for small hydro-power station, help with masonry and cleaning work on the Centre building, preparing of the wood for heating for winter.
Accommodation: In the Centre (village school).
Board: Cooking together, small kitchen available in the school.
Seminars: Alternative energetic sources, sustainable lifestyle, camping outdoors.

SDA 409
NOVA ZEME
25/08 13/09
ENVI
VOLS 18+2
Location: The camp will be held in the New Land Foundation nature centre in a quite remote and abandoned but beautiful  area of Cesky les (Czech Forest), which is near the west border of the country. Nearest village 15km far.
Work: Removing invasion vegetation and young trees in forest, scything, stream bed arrangements, etc. There should be realised a model of eco-village in the future based on the solar energy.
Accommodation: In a tee-pee on a wooden pad, sleeping bag and eating set is necessary. Meal is vegetarian and prepared by volunteers themselves.
Special programme: Games, performance, pottery, woodcarving, Indian sauna, trips.
Note: Strictly no alcohol, no drugs!

Other camps

sda 402
Doupov
01/07 14/07
envi/study/kids
vols 10+3
Location: Andelska Hora in Doupov Mountains (Doupovske hory), 10km far from Karlovy Vary.
Work: Building of the Natural Educational Trail, painting of stamp posts, installation, marking of the path, terrain arrangements, also work with children preparation of children day,
Leisure activities: children day, sailing in home-made boats, seminar about environmental problems in region.
Accommodation and board: in tents, cooking together.
 

sda 406
Terra incognita
22/07 04/08
Envi/study
Vols 15 (20)+2
Location: Jeseniky mountains, especially around Jesenik town, camp is organised in hiking way, the group will move around the region.
Work: in eco-farm, scything of meadows, planting trees, cutting out of invasive trees in natural reserve.
Accommodation: in tee-pees and tents, partly in chalet, sometimes in the open air! Sleeping bag and light mat necessary.
Board: only vegetarian! Cooking together.
Leisure activities: program focused on natural heritage, special games and personal experience aiming at understanding, tolerance, self discovering.

SDA 407
cross borders on bikes
15/08 01/09
envi/STUDY
VOLS 7+7+7
Note: Special CzechGerman-Polish project.
The project has three parts work part in Jizerske mountains (study part included), transport part on bicycles through region Jizerske and border Polish region, third work and study part in Poland. Volunteers are supposed to travel on own bicycles.
The first part Jizerske hory: organised together with local environmental civil association
Location: Border mountain region, former German one, with serious ecological troubles visible especially on top of mountains.
Work: Participants will work around baby trees.
Accommodation: in tee-pees, sleeping bag and carry mat necessary.
Board: participants will cook from common resources (bought food) in the chalet kitchen
Seminars, meetings: Presentation of host association activities (building of ecological educational centre, tree planting, activities with children and youth, slides and lecture about Jizerske mountains, etc)
Second - travel part
Location: former German Sudeten area Jizerske and Luzicke mountains with rich historical and cultural background and beautiful nature.
Accommodation: camps sites  Board: pubs, shops
Seminars: It would be nice to keep a diary. Camp is focused on the Czech German - Polish relations, camp is open preferably to volunteers with the interest in the matter. Discussions on the topic, prepared and unexpected meetings with people. We expect you to bring contribution to the discussion about the Czech-German-Polish history and relations.

sda 408
Maslovice
19/08 01/09
envi
vols 15+3
Location: Natural reserves Vltava valley within three villages not far from Prague (north direction): Maslovice, Vetrusice and Klecany. Co-operation with Eco-centre Green World in Klecany.
Work: in natural reserves: cleaning of the gorges, removing old branches, cleaning up of the black disposal sites, cleaning of the streams etc. Besides, various work for villages benefit.
Accommodation and board: In village common house, sleeping bag and light mat is necessary. Boarding partly in pubs, partly cooking together.
 
 

5. Program "the Blue Stone House"
Our permanent project The Blue Stone House, project of Rural Centre is running in small village in Eastern Bohemia. We organise several spring and summer international activities there, we host long-term volunteers under EVS program and middle volunteer there. Rural Centre is planned as a voluntary and training centre, centre for environmental and ecological projects, youth and children activities, etc.

SDA 501
KosteleckE Horky I
18/03 04/04
ENVI/RENO/kids
VOLs 8+2
Location: Forgotten historic Czech village in Eastern Bohemia, Kostelecke Horky is a small village with about 150 inhabitants situated in the rolling landscape between Divoka and Ticha Orlice rivers. It is situated in North Eastern Bohemia, not far from the Hradec Kralove town, 6 km from the important railway junction Chocen. Last year we founded our Rural centre in one of the houses, which still needs a manual work and also some fine arranging. The Rural Centre is currently the placement site of two long term volunteers from France.
Work: in the Rural centre: former school - painting, wood preparing for heating, liquidation of black rubbish site, gardening. In the village: preparation of the leisure activities for village children, maintenance of the educational trail. Planting of trees if still necessary.
Seminars, meetings: producers of traditional products, visits of other local NGO, discussions about responsibility and sustainability. Getting to know surrounding landscape. Trips, excursions and games.
Accommodation and board: basic in a former village school (bathroom, hot water available), take your sleeping bag. Cooking together from local and common resources in a school kitchen.

SDA 502
KosteleckE Horky II
06/05 24/05
ENVI/RENO/kids
VOLs 10+2
Location: Forgotten historic Czech village in Eastern Bohemia, Kostelecke Horky is a small village with about 150 inhabitants situated in the rolling landscape between Divoka and Ticha Orlice rivers. It is situated in North Eastern Bohemia, not far from the Hradec Kralove town, 6 km from the important railway junction Chocen. Last year we founded our Rural centre in one of the houses, which still needs a manual work and also some fine arranging. The Rural Centre is currently the placement site of two long term volunteers from France.
Work: in the Rural centre: former school painting and cleaning of windows, gardening, construction of natural and new fence in the garden, building work in rural house. In the village: preparation of the leisure activities for village children, maintenance of some natural places in the village being incorporated into Land Trust, maintenance of the educational trail.
Seminars, meetings: producers of traditional products, visits of other local NGO, discussions about responsibility and sustainability. Getting to know surrounding landscape. Trips, excursions and games.
Accommodation and board: basic in a former village school (bathroom, hot water available), take your sleeping bag. Cooking together from local and common resources in a school kitchen.
 

SDA 503
Kostelecke Horky III
08/07 19/07
ENVI/RENO
VOL 10+2
Note: Reserved for the Czech volunteers

SDA 504
Kostelecke Horky IV
22/07 15/08
study/art
VOL 11+2
Note: Youth project
Location: Forgotten historic Czech village in Eastern Bohemia, Kostelecke Horky is a small village with about 150 inhabitants situated in the rolling landscape between Divoka and Ticha Orlice rivers. It is situated in North Eastern Bohemia, not far from the Hradec Kralove town, 6 km from the important railway junction Chocen. Last year we founded our Rural centre in one of the houses, which still needs a manual work and also some fine arranging. The Rural Centre is currently the placement site of two long term volunteers from France. Former local school belong now to our Centre. It is becoming to be our regional volunteers centre with own office.
Work: Special photo project how to see world through lens of camera meeting with people, landscape, small details of daily life in Kostelecke Horky. Final common exhibition. Lectures, seminars on the topic.
Equipped photo black room available in school. Volunteers are expected to have some experience with black and white process etc. Besides possibly: preparation of the leisure activities for village children.
Leisure time: Getting to know surrounding landscape. Trips, excursions and games, pottery, painting.
Accommodation and board: basic in a former village school (bathroom, hot water available), take your sleeping bag. Cooking together from local and common resources in a school kitchen.

SDA 505
Kostelecke Horky V
19/08 30/08
ENVI/RENO
VOL 11+2
Location: Forgotten historic Czech village in Eastern Bohemia, Kostelecke Horky is a small village with about 150 inhabitants situated in the rolling landscape between Divoka and Ticha Orlice rivers. It is situated in North Eastern Bohemia, not far from the Hradec Kralove town, 6 km from the important railway junction Chocen. Last year we founded our Rural centre in one of the houses, which still needs a manual work and also some fine arranging. The Rural Centre is currently the placement site of two long term volunteers from France. Former local school belong now to our Centre. It is becoming to be our regional volunteers centre with own office.
Work: Restoration of building of former local school. Garden work within the Rural Centre, mainly collecting of fruits and preparing products. Work for village benefit: cleaning of the public areas, documentation of small landscape monuments as crosses, old trees, preparation of the leisure activities for village children.
Seminars, meetings: local young people from the village, producers of traditional products, discussions about responsibility and sustainability. Getting to know surrounding landscape. Special trips, excursions and games.
Accommodation and board: basic in a former village school (bathroom, hot water available), take your sleeping bag. Cooking together from local and common resources in a school kitchen.

SDA 506
Kostelecke Horky VI
Autumn
ENVI/RENO
VOL 11+2
Location: Forgotten historic Czech village in Eastern Bohemia, Kostelecke Horky is a small village with about 150 inhabitants situated in the rolling landscape between Divoka and Ticha Orlice rivers. It is situated in North Eastern Bohemia, not far from the Hradec Kralove town, 6 km from the important railway junction Chocen. Last year we founded our Rural centre in one of the houses, which still needs a manual work and also some fine arranging. The Rural Centre is currently the placement site of two long term volunteers from France. Former local school belong now to our Centre. It is becoming to be our regional volunteers centre with own office.
Work: Restoration of building of former local school. Autumn gardening, collecting of fruits and preparing products (apple juice). Work for village benefit: cleaning of the public areas, wood making for winter.
Seminars, meetings: local young people from the village, producers of traditional products, discussions about responsibility and sustainability. Getting to know surrounding landscape. Special trips, excursions and games.
Accommodation and board: basic in a former village school (bathroom, hot water available), take your sleeping bag. Cooking together from local and common resources in a school kitchen.
 

CZ-MISTO
4.1
FOKUS-ART Usti nad Labem
13/07-21/07
15 vols (8 Czechs, 7 Germans)
Usti nad Labem is a city in the north of Bohemia, the former Sudetenland - an area, that played an important role during the II.WW. Fokus is a rehabilitation facility caring for people with mental illness (schizophrenia, manic-depressive psychosis). Through the medium of art we want to overcome differences, barriers between ill and health and between the German and the Czech culture, language.
W creating art-objects on the topic of ill and health, organise program for people with mental illness
S mental illness, types of psychotherapy (art-therapy), system of care in the Czech republic,
A in the building of Fokus - bring sleeping bags
Q please be sensitive and tolerant towards psychological problems of other people
X this camp is not suitable for people with serious psychological problems

CZ-MISTO
4/9.2
EMBRYO
29/06-07/07
25-30 vols
EMBRYO - an international meeting of young creative people - with and without disabilities - artists and non-artists - around awareness raising towards socially disadvantaged people and the humanisation of social environment, break social, language and cultural barriers - bring people together through the media of visual art and music, offer socially disadvantaged people and people with disabilities opportunities they do not have every day, to maybe find talents within themselves they do not know about, try something new of this world, give them a good time. A meeting of human beings with different backgrounds and origins, with different stories, dreams, chances, abilities/disabilities - make aware of the diversity and variety on earth, that can make life richer instead of violent.
W organise program with workshops for children from a children's home and for people on wheelchairs (1 day each), create art-objects on the topic of social integration, organise a vernissage and concert for public
S socially disadvantaged people, art-techniques (pottery, photography, etc.)
A on a cultural farm 10 km away from Usti nad Labem - take sleeping bags and matraces
L English
Q please be interested in artistic creativity or music


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