International Summer in Stolmir
Description: The workcamp is held in a small village Stolmir in cooperation with a non-profit organization Mamaloca which works for the community, without prejudices, and in a harmony with the nature. The organization devotes itself to education, supporting the community and the culture life not only in Stolmir. They organize IT clubs for elderly, children groups and suburban camps. They try to save the local Saint Havels church, organize concerts, theatre performances and festivals. Every month, they open a big traditional oven for public which can be used for baking homemade bread. The aim of this workcamp is to help to renovate St. Havel s church, create some outdoor furniture in the village and help with the artistic suburban camp for children. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11).
Type of Work: Work: You will engage in different types of activities: a) work in the area of the church (removing invasive plants, cleaning gravestones, cleaning attics, building scaffolding, glazing windows etc.); b) creating and installing outdoor furniture and other elements in the village (benches, statues, gazebos etc.) c) assistance with organizing workshops during a daily children camp for 30 children (hosting organization will choose min. 4 volunteers based on the letter of motivation). Study part: A visit to a blacksmith workshop, an excursion to a brewery, baking bread, involving in a ceramics shop, many manual activities, getting to know the host organization and its activities, a guided visit of the St. Havel s Church.
Study Theme: A visit to a blacksmith workshop, an excursion to a brewery, baking bread, involving in a ceramics shop, many manual activities, getting to know the host organization and its activities, a guided visit of the St. Havel s Church.
Accommodation: In the building of the hosting organization. There is a large attic with a small kitchen and a bathroom. Toilets are on the ground-floor. The facilities include a workshop and a big garden. You will sleep on mattresses, but you need to bring your own sleeping bag. There is a possibility of sleeping in tents or yurts in the garden. In the garden, there is a place for campfire and a summerhouse for evenings. During the children camp, meals will be provided by the organizers. In the remaining days, you will prepare breakfast and dinner together as a group, home-made lunch will be provided by hosting organization. You can see the photos of Mamaloca here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/osmamaloca/photos/.
Requirements: We are excited to meet passionate volunteers. We welcome your own initiative, creativity and artistic skills. Please send us a short motivation letter explaining why you want to join this workcamp, what is your experience working with kids and what artistic skills you have.No alcohol is allowed during work and around children.
Approximate Location: GPS Coordinates: 50.0848147 - 14.8431913. Address: HavelskEU 3, 282 01 Cesky Brod - Stolmir. Stolmir (101 houses). It is about 1 km from the town of Cesky Brod which is about 10-15 minutes on foot. In the village, there is a public football pitch and a pond. Prague is about 35 minutes far by train from Cesky Brod.
Notes: Warning for people with allergies: in the surroundings of the organization, there are cats, dogs, horses, and cows. See photos from the previous workcamp: https://www.inexsda.cz/media/international-summer-in-stolmir-2019/