Almost everyone thinks that nature is amazing, that it feels good to be at the beach, in the mountains or even just in a park. We admire animals and plants. Unfortunately, the impact of human activity is destroying everything we love. Now is the time to rise up, get out there and take action to help and protect our planet. Deforestation and pollution are two of the most important current issues, and that’s why we want to join youngsters in actions that can have a positive impact, at home and on the environment. We are planning to work in building a mushroom farm, in addition to sharing with the volunteers the importance of a new, more ethical and conscious way of life, in connection with nature. And the organization of an eco-festival!! This project will be a practical experience, with hands in action and learning through experience but also a moment of introspection for everyone, in order to discover and analyze their feelings about climate change and the Anthropocene.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
IDC is located in a small town,18km from Carcassonne where the nearest airport and train station are (the volunteers will be picked from there and will be taken to the camping). This region is rural, living mainly from wine farming and tourism. The cathar Castles of Lastours are just in front us, and around the area there are other castles and touristic places. Accomodation: volunteers will stay in mobile homes, in shared-rooms, usually with another volunteer of the same sex. Food: the food will be bought twice per month, and volunteers will take turns to cook healthy and low-impact food!
TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY
The volunteers will be supported by our staff of professionals, who will guide them in order to achieve a succesfull accomplishment of the tasks. Depending on their tasks and responsabilities, they will receive instructions and formations to work, for example: on the garden, cooking, compost and waste management, animal care… There will also be general workshops proposed both from IDC and the volunteers, usually about sustainability, low-impact food, zero waste, property of plants, yoga, health, sport, art, dance, among others.
We are looking for youngsters aged 18 to 30 who want to have a new life experience, with lots of challenges and learning! We have two different profiles: 14 volunteers on permaculture, resilience and eco-construction, and 2 volunteers will be in charge of communication by taking photos, making videos and short documentaries, and creating innovative content for social networks. Values: open-mindedness, responsibility, adaptability, environmental awareness, teamwork, desire to get out of your comfort zone, desire for new experiences and encounters, personal development, tolerance, reciprocity.
Programm katab majutuskulud, toitlustuse ja vastavalt sihtriigile reisikulud või suurema osa reisikuludest vastavalt Euroopa Komisjoni vahemaa kalkulaatorile. Lisaks makstakse vabatahtlikele taskuraha. Loe lähemalt Euroopa Solidaarsuskorpuse programmist siin.