Description: Local Democracy Agency - LDA Subotica is a non-profit organization with the aim of fostering good governance and active participation through cross-sectoral partnerships, for sustainable and inclusive local development. Enhancing the culture of participation and civil dialogue at local level, supporting youth activism and volunteering as well as promoting intercultural dialogue and regional cooperation are our main types of activities, including also networking at regional and European level. This workcamp is a part of the local community’s rural tourism development plan, implemented in Totovo village. The volunteers will contribute to the work in progress in this rural community, which has an ambition to improve the tourist offer and further utilize the natural and cultural heritage.
Type of Work: Work of the volunteers will therefore represent an added value and a new way of contributing to the sustainable local development. The volunteers will be in charge of cleaning and greening of a mini "skansen" (open-air museum) and an arboretum (botanical garden), arranging appropriate green areas in the village, and assisting in the construction of the Danube river model, as one of the future tourist attractions of the village. The work will also include assistance in refurbishing the old local school which will be transformed into the School Museum and the House of traditional crafts. The tasks will generally include preparing the area for planting and planting of trees, lawn mowing, cleaning the terrain, construction and painting.
Study Theme: During leisure time the volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in creative workshops of traditional handicrafts, enjoy birds watching and horse riding. Also, a field trip to the nearby Tisa River and the City of Subotica will be organized.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided in the Youth Centre equipped with beds, bathrooms with showers and a kitchen. Sleeping bags are not required. Meals will be provided by the organizers. The volunteers will also have the opportunity to prepare meals by themselves with the available groceries, so to share their favourite meals.
Approximate Location: Totovo village is a village in the Municipality of Kanjiza, in the northern Serbia, the region of Vojvodina, approx. 30 km from the Hungarian border and about 200 km from Belgrade. This rural community, known for its long tradition in farming, is continuously developing in rural tourism, which is initiated by the local community and based on the preservation of their natural heritage.
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