Volunteers in Harrachov
Description: The workcamp is held in the town of Harrachov (in Giant Mountains) in collaboration with the local town hall. Harrachov is a renowned centre of tourism and mainly winter sports. The town is known for organizing ski jump competitions, there are several ski jump ramps in the area. Lately, active local citizens have been trying to boost the community life in Harrachov, which is why they decided to invite foreign volunteers to the town for the second time. This year, the aim of the workcamp is to help mainly with the renovation of an old cinema that will be used as a multi-purpose culture centre by the local inhabitants. You will also work in other public areas according to the current needs.
Type of Work: The work will be manual and will not be very physically demanding. The tasks can include: cleaning and removing material, painting, gardening, transporting soil, maintaining sports grounds, working in the forest. Please bring solid shoes and clothes that can get dirty.
Study Theme: You will have a chance to get involved in the local events, visit local craftsmen, meet local sportsmen and organize a common international evening.
Accommodation: On the first floor of a family guesthouse (three rooms, common room, kitchen, two bathrooms, outdoor fireplace). Bring your own sleeping bag. Attention, the family of the owner lives on the ground floor Volunteers will prepare their own meals.
Requirements: Due to living in a house with a host family you will have a unique opportunity to experience local culture and customs, at the same time we ask you for respectful behaviour and 61514; Smoking is strictly prohibited in the whole house.
Approximate Location: Harrachov town (about 1600 citizens) in the north-east of the Czech Republic. The town is a border crossing to Poland. It is located in beautiful mountain scenery of Giant Mountains.Study part: You will have a chance to get involved in the local events, visit local craftsmen, meet local sportsmen and organize a common international evening.Leisure time: Light trek through the Giant Mountains, a trip by a cogwheel train on Czech-Polish border, chair lift ride to and 268;ertova hora (Devil s mountain), doing sports, visiting a music festival, excursions to the glass factory or a brewery, etc.
Notes: Leisure time: Light trek through the Giant Mountains, a trip by a cogwheel train on Czech-Polish border, chair lift ride to Certova hora (Devil’s mountain), doing sports, visiting a music festival, excursions to the glass factory or a brewery, etc.
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