Description: Propolis z. s. is a civic organization in Chříč village. Its aim was to turn ramshackle brewery into a living space, a cultural centre where people meet. Nowadays the brewery works as a sheltered workshop employing handicapped or socially excluded adults, there is also a community centre which offers a great range of educational courses for public. So called “Everyday museum” with an exposition of handicrafts and everyday life from past was opened in July 2012. These days the association organizes public cultural events (e. g. Carnival, Nepomuk’s pilgrimage, music festival Křičfest and advent concert), educational events and it continues to broaden its scope.
Type of Work: Summer 2018 is here and Tamjdem is coming back to Chříč Brewery, situated on the border of Central Bohemia and run by Propolis, z.s. Beautiful countryside, visit of the museum, delicious home-made meals, talks with locals and a lot of interesting work is what you can expect. We will continue building what we call Great Wall of Chříč using traditional materials. We will also work on setting up the festival Kricfest and much more!
Study Theme: Beer crafting and history, running a brewery, work of a social enterprise and working with handicapped people.
Accommodation: We will be sleeping on mattresses in shared rooms. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. The rooms are reserved for us volunteers, we are going to share the rest of the house with the brewery people. Hot water in the bathroom and flush toilet are included :) There is a wifi connection.
Language: The language spoken in the Czech Republic is Czech, but we do not expect you to know it! English will be the language of the workcamp, and we will teach basic words in Czech at the beginning, since most local people do not speak English. But do not worry, the people of Benediktus are very friendly and easy-going!
Requirements: Open mind and willingness to spend the whole workcamp together with the community. You will work, cook or make trips together.
Approximate Location: Propolis o. s., Chříč 2, 33143 Kralovice, Czech Republic