El Negre: construction support to the centre for nonviolence in el Ripollès
Description: The Vidabona Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns Mas Negre, aims to promote the values of participatory democracy, non-violence, dialogue and consensus and the evolution of the Society towards its full responsibility, maturity and fullness.
Type of Work: The basic task is the construction of 3 dry toilets in camping grounds and the improvement of access to these camping areas. We will also use bush cutters and chainsaw to pave the paths and clean the forest’s environment.
Study Theme: Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in afternoon workshops on dialogue and consensus, participatory democracy and non-violence. Moreover, the host organization will organize a session of self and collective realization through meditation, symbolic games and walks in the nature.
Suggested activities: hiking, visiting the old chapel of Santa Maria de Vidabona, the monastery of Ripoll, one of the most important architectural ensembles of the Catalan Romanesque, the town of Sant Joan de les Abadesses and its abbey, Ogassa and the museum about its mining past.
Accommodation: Mixed room of 8 and 6 people with bunk beds, mixed bathrooms.
Food: Volunteers will be helping in the preparation of the meals and in washing the dishes. The host organization will be responsible of doing the shopping. Any special diet needs can be taken into account.
Language: English, catalan, spanish
Approximate Location: Alberg el Negre, near Ogassa
Notes: It can be helpful to have a previous knowledge in working tools, and it is required to be ready to work outdoors.