Farm Work in an Eco-Village
Description: Alive Festival is where excellent music meets locally produced beers and food in magnificent natural settings.The festival is a music festival set in a mix of urban and forest surroundings. The ambitious music line-up covers indie rock, pop, electro as well as world music with a strong focus on up-and-coming bands. The intimate settings guarantee a festival experience, unlike others. You will eat food locally produced in Thy and craft beers brewed at Thisteds brewery, Thisted Bryghus.Nature meets culture, where Alive Festival each year is proud to announce new initiatives besides the festival. In previous years, guests and volunteers could enjoy Cold Hawaiis surf school, a hike in the national park and visits to Thisted Bryghus.2020 is the 12th time Alive Festival will take place. Since 2009, the festival has developed from a small and locally known festival to an acclaimed festival welcoming 2300 guests and 550 volunteers.
Type of Work: We need your help to build the festival and take it down, therefore you will work before and after the festival. The festival lasts from 29th till 31st of July, where you will have the days off to enjoy it. You will be part of a team of volunteers building the festival. It is manual work and it will be an advantage with knowledge of tools, but it is not required.Your tasks will change from day to day, where you might help set up a stage one day, build a bar the next or carry fences. A team leader will instruct you on what to do.All volunteers on our production team meet at 10 am every day and work until 6 pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on workdays. During the festival, you will be given three food vouchers each day, which you can use in our main food stand to get a meal. Our production team is unlike any other team in Alive Festival. Volunteers work together for a longer period and the spirit when building the festival is very cheery and exciting among the hard work. Many of our volunteers are returning each year to help set up the festival and they know everything there is to know about Thisted and Alive Festival.
Accommodation: Sleeping facilities:Volunteers bring their own tents, mattresses and sleeping bags.There will be toilets installed at the camping area and bath facilities, but it is also possible to use the bath and toilet in a building known as URT.We are currently looking for other accommodation possibilities and we hope to find another solution for the volunteers in 2020. But as it is now it will be in tents ( true festival styleKitchen bathroom facilities:We have a common room, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served during the days you are working. In the evening, when all the work is done, you can stay in the common room if you want to play a board game or just to relax for a bit.Our kitchen facilities will be preoccupied as soon as we start building the festival, so it will not be possible to cook for yourselves. During the festival, the food will not be served, though you will receive food vouchers.
Requirements: OBS To participate in this Work Camp, we require you to provide:A motivational letterTravel informationCOVID-19:In regards to COVID-19, it is our ambition to complete our Work Camps this summer, but it is essential for us, that our volunteers feel safe during the time they spend at our camps. This is why we constantly keep ourselves updated on the situation and we follow the Danish government s instructions. Furthermore, we are ready to answer any questions that you might have, and we will keep all our volunteers updated right up until the start of the Work Camp.As of March 2021, there is a few important things to mention:- it is free for foreigners to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Denmark- with the current vaccine plan, most Danes will be vaccinated at the end of June 2021Your Work Camp host will have guidelines on how to handle COVID-19 during your stay, including how to handle isolation and enforcement of government guidelines. For security reasons, we can unfortunately not have volunteers with hearing or sight disabilities. For other physical disabilities, it depends on whether the volunteer can do manual work for several hours since the work is about construction and is very physical.English will be the only language spoken. All participants must be willing to speak English, even though being from the same country or having troubles with the English language. Try your best
Approximate Location: Alive Festival is located in Thisted, a small town in an area known for its national park essential for long walks and exploration. Not far from Thisted you will find the west coast also known as Cold Hawaii, famous for its surfing facilities.The beach, wild nature and charming surrounding towns are essential for summer vacations.