Description: The Civil Association Rakociho cesta carries the idea of a touristic path that would connect places related to the history of the Rakocis family tree. The aim of the movement is to preserve and renovate historical monuments and traditions. They would like to continue with the original Rakocis path goal which was to contribute to the development of the region. Rakociho cesta is currently involved in the renovation of the following castles: Saris, Kapusany, Sebes, Solnohrad (Salt Castle), Lipovce and Obisovce. The workcamps are organized with the association since 2008.
Type of Work: Revitalizing the old ruins of the small Obisovce Castle in Slovak Carpathians. The volunteers will be involved in renovation work, cleaning the area, help with masonry work using the traditional techniques, transport of the material (like sand, rocks, and water.) The volunteers will help with archeological activities and renovation work also on other castles in the area (Lipovce, Sebes, Salt Castle). Also, they will learn about the history of the castles in Eastern Slovakia.
Study Theme: The workcamp will be visited by INEX Messenger who will organize a workshop focused on current issues in Europe. The volunteers will prepare the "Feast of cultures" - an international food festival for the local community and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of Sustainability campaign.
Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in the village Licartovce (15 km from Presov, 23 km from Kosice) in the eastern part of Slovakia. The volunteers will sleep in the local school thats why sleeping bag and mat are necessary. The breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the volunteers themselves. There will be a room with kitchen equipment. The lunch will be provided by the local partner. Vegetarian catering is possible. The toilet facilities are in the school and there is possibility to take a shower at the football stadium that is 200 m from the accommodation.
Requirements: Bring a sleeping bag and mat, working clothes and gloves, warm clothes, raincoat, strong boots, swimming suit, insect repellent and a smile on your lips :) Also, if possible, music instruments and USB with your favourite songs and photos from your country.
Approximate Location: Licartovce is a small village in eastern part of Slovakia, that is located between Kosice (second biggest city in Slovakia) and Presov (third biggest city in Slovakia). There is historical mansion in the village and football stadium where you can play some sport games. There is possibility to visit other castles in the area ( Slat Castle, Sebes Castle.
Notes: Would you like to spend 2 weeks helping with the renovation of a castle in the middle of the beautiful nature in Slovakia? Get ready for the adventure, open your mind and develop yourself!