Help implement the Tale Festival of Chiny!
Description: The Chiny Youth House aims at the socio-cultural development of its region, by proposing leisure, discovery and encounter activities to young people. Within this frame, The Youth Center has been participating for several years, in collaboration with the association “Chiny, Cité des Contes”, in the organization of the Chiny Storytelling Festival. This festival is held for a weekend, in the enchanting setting of the village of Chiny, and offers the public a bunch of storytelling performances in French by international storytellers (Belgium, Niger, Canada, Italy, Japan). More info on http://www.mjcf.be and http://www.conte.be.
Type of Work: The volunteers will work with youngsters from the region and the professional staff from the festival (around 200 volunteers) to set up the performance halls, ensure stewardship during the festival, help with the organization and finally dismantle the site at the end of the festival. The festival takes place on the weekend, the volunteers will work 8 days and will have 3 days off for leisure and discovery at the beginning and at the end. Chiny is a small town located in the Gaume region, near the French border (South of Belgium). Various outdoor activities are possible (kayak on the Semois river, hiking, visit of the Bouillon castle, the Abbey of Orval).
Study Theme: Interest in manual work, storytelling, youth and socio-cultural work in rural areas.
Accommodation: The volunteers are accommodated in a fully equipped cottage in Chiny (bring your own sleeping bag). Transportation to the workplace is provided by the Festival’s organization. Every day, the morning and evening meals will be chosen and prepared by the volunteers. The Youth House staff will do the shopping. At lunchtime, meals will be prepared and shared with the staff and other festival volunteers. If the volunteers have specific diets (halal, vegetarian), it is important to tell when registering for the project.
Language: Knowledge of French is required (for exchanges with the locals and the other local volunteers and to enjoy the storytelling performances during the festival).
Requirements: Speaking French is indispensable. Interest for cultural and artistic activities. During the assembling and dismantling of the festival, the work will be mostly physical but never too hard. Accessible to all, the heaviest tents are set up by professionals.
Approximate Location: Chiny is a town in the province of Luxembourg, located in Wallonia (French-speaking region of Belgium).
Notes: Additional fee: Many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00. This will cover - local hosting costs; International insurance costs of the volunteer; a small travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects; administration costs of SCI International. If you apply through an SCI branch, the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organisation you will pay the fee on arrival at the project; direct to the hosting branch or through a PayPal transfer system. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details of the various payment options.