Glebe House Annual Open Day Workcamp
Description: Glebe House is a residential and day activity centre, owned by Harmony Community Trust, near to Strangford in Northern Ireland. It was partly set up in 1975 by Irish and British members of Service Civil International. Since 1975 Harmony Community Trust has been working for a fair, inclusive society that respects and cherishes each person's humanity, dignity, aspirations, ideas and needs. One where each person can determine and re-create their own identity, rather than conform to sectarian, national, ethnic or social stereotypes, myths or stigmas. Glebe House website: www.glebehouseni.com
Type of Work: The work project will be to set up, assist with and be involved in the annual fundraising Open Day on Sunday 4th June. The Open Day is an event in which community groups who use Glebe House can come along for a fun family day out. It will also be open to the public and will be used as a fund and awareness-raising event for Glebe House. On the day we are expecting around 400 visitors, there will be entertainment running from 1.00pm until 5.00pm. The volunteers will assist during the week before the event with the setting up and the arrangements for the day. They will then help out on the Open Day where they will be assisted by many local Glebe House volunteers. There will be a wide range of stalls that the volunteers can help to run.
Study Theme: It is not planned to hold formal study sessions during the project, but we will set aside time for information to be given to the project volunteers on the history and aims of Glebe House. We will also organise some talks and discussions on the Northern Ireland conflict, history and the peace process.
Accommodation: Full board accommodation and all food will be provided, volunteers do not need sleeping bags. There is Wi-Fi access at the centre. The volunteers will have access to washing machines. Volunteers will have the chance to help with cooking some meals.
Requirements: Only open to volunteers who do not require a visa for Northern Ireland.
Volunteers should bring work clothes, work shoes and gloves.
Approximate Location: Glebe House is in a beautiful and isolated area near Strangford Lough.
Notes: On the evening of Open Day there will be a celebration party for everyone who took part in the event. Finally, the volunteers will assist in putting everything away and carrying out a major clean up, before they leave on Thursday 7th June.