Description: The workcamp will be organized in an old mining town in the middle of Slovakia together with the local scout group in Banska Stiavnica. The town is under UNESCO protection, which attracts a large amount of tourists during the summer. The project is dedicated to the renovation of the historical Calvary of Banska Stiavnica and environmental activities. The project is run together with Kalvarsky fond and local scout group. Workcamps have been organized on the Calvary since 1999.
Type of Work: The work will be done at the Calvary aeuro( mostly environmental and manual activities aeuro( picking the stones, cleaning the place, cutting the grass, digging the ground, cleaning the interior of the churches and chapels, cleaning the drains, repairing the paths leading to the Calvary.
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 be accommodated in the Scout House in the centre of Banska Stiavnica, 2.5 km away from the Calvary. The volunteers will sleep in the place called aeurooeatticaeuro. Mattresses will be provided, but a sleeping bag is required. The Scout house has a very nice garden right under the Old Castle. The volunteers are going to prepare food by themselves. A different team will be in charge of cooking breakfast and dinner each day and the lunch will be served at the worksite, provided by a local restaurant. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
Requirements: You should bring games, pictures, recipes and songs, which are typical in your cultures, to use during the multicultural evenings; sleeping bag, warm clothes, raincoat, working clothes and gloves, swimming suit and a smile on your lips.For more info about the location: www.banskastiavnica.sk; www.kalvaria.org
Approximate Location: There are a lot of interesting places to visit and the area is surrounded by nature. Banska Stiavnica is famous for its old mining history; therefore, various lakes and mines are open for the public and several touristic routes offer a pathway into the nature surrounding the area. There are also several festivals and cultural events organized in the town during the summer. Volunteers will visit historical places in the city that are linked with its mining history.
Notes: The camp is organized with the support of Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s 142,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Johnson Controls’ commitment to sustainability dates back to its roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through its growth strategies and by increasing market share, Johnson Controls is committed to delivering value to shareholders and making its customers successful.
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