Cleaning green area of the Convent of S.Maria di Gesù in Palermo
Description: In july there were severe fires in Sicily and Palermo was hit in the heart (29 families displaced). Santa Maria di Gesù is a locality in the municipality of Palermo where there are the church, the convent of the fourteenth century and the ancient monumental cemetery. The church was badly damaged by the flames and many works of art were lost, including the ancient wooden ceiling. The camp is born from our collaboration with the Municipality of Palermo (civil protection department), the Municipal Council for Peace, the Friars Minor Community, parish Maria Ss.delle Grazie, association Legambiente Palermo Futuro and Regional Forestry Corps and it wants to represent a testimony of solidarity of international volunteers to the Sicilian city.
Type of Work: Cleaning of the undergrowth and the area surrounding the convent of S. Maria di Gesù, with large availability for any cleaning and arrangement of the convent if necessary.
Study Theme: The study part will be a deepening of the historical-artistic and socio-cultural reality of the convent of S. Maria di Gesù and Palermo through meetings with local associations and young people, visits to the city and a collaboration for the event 'The ways of the treasures' which will take place on Sunday 22 October.
Accommodation: A small apartment or other accommodation with possible use of the kitchen of a institute of nuns (3.7 km away from the work camp, there will be a minibus for the group) - please bring sleeping bag, gloves and work shoes.
Language: If possible it requires a basic knowledge of Italian
Approximate Location: Palermo
Notes: Excursions in the area (and beach) are planned. Could be nice to bring items (traditional clothes, music CDs, recipes, etc..) for the presentation of your own culture (also for a show).
Please kindly note that there is an additional incoming fee of 50 Euros for all volunteers applying through Partner organisations or Contacts of the SCI network. Check the status here: https://bit.ly/3vhBD5J. This fee covers hosting costs, insurance, a small travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects.