Village Games Without Borders, Bikovo
Description: The local association "Bikovo" organizes this workcamp for the 2nd time. The summer festival "Village games without borders" are going to be organized for the ninth time, and since last year the participation of foreign volunteers has been giving international character to the Games. The volunteers will contribute to the idea of the host to increase the quality of life to the village inhabitants with this festival and to show how little is needed to have a full and fun summer in the village.
Type of Work: The international volunteers will give an added value to this rural event. The tasks will be linked with to the technical support of the whole manifestation: renewing old and making some new equipment/installations for the games, cutting grass and cleaning the park where the games are going to be held, making and setting up garbage cans and share promotional flyers for the Village Games. In addition to supporting the Village Games, with the help of the locals the volunteers will work on setting up two houses for the village vulnerable families. The volunteers should expect manual work, cleaning, painting and work with hand tools.
Study Theme: The volunteers will participate in a workshop on knitting, a lecture about traditional culture of the local area and Serbia. In free time the volunteers will enjoy the daily summer life with the locals. Visits to Subotica and the International Palic film festival are going to be organized, as well as horse riding with the help of an instructor.
Accommodation: Will be at a farm on the outskirts of the village, 500m from the village center. The Farm is an authentic old agricultural estate, a real monument of “the old times”, with a big yard, garden and summer houses, workshops, etc. The volunteers should be prepared for basic living conditions, outside toilet and solar shower, but there are real beds inside to sleep on. Bring sleeping bag.
Approximate Location: Bikovo is a close to Subotica in North Serbia (near the border with Hungary). It has 1,487 inhabitants, mostly Croats, Serbs, Hungarians and Bunjevac. The local population is mainly engaged in agriculture or employed in Subotica. The volunteers will be one of the participating teams in the Games.
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