Work in the silver mines
Description: The International Emergency Action Association is organizing their annual project in the Fournel Silver located in the southeast of France. The project consists of hard work but an incredible atmosphere!
Type of Work: Volunteers will work on both the underground site of the historical mines as well as overground/outdoors. Underground: volunteers working underground will stabilize sediments, and building a wall from the alluvial deposits to prevent the risk of unclogging during a flood! Overground: volunteers working outdoors will purge the stones that have accumulated behind the safety nets, and conduct some masonry work to stabilize the ruined walls. Some tasks are harder than others, thus the volunteers will work as a team and rotate positions to ensure everyone has the chance to experience every task.
Study Theme: The main objective is to continue the development of the Fournel mining site, namely the ruins of the 19st century settlement at the bottom of the gorges and the underground works of the galeris named Rebaisse et Vieux Travaux.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be housed in two separate large tents, each equipped with 12 beds and mattresses, 2 bathrooms, and 8 showers, however, volunteers must bring a WARM sleeping bag as it can get very cold at night!
Requirements: Work clothes - gloves, work shoes, sleeping bag, specialties from your area, musical instrument, good humor and bravery! Volunteers may NOT under no circumstances bring alcohol onto the premises.
Approximate Location: Argentière La Bassée
Notes: Argentière La Bassée - for more information watch this video introducing the workcamps in France. http://www.sci-france.org/pages/france.php
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