Global Volunteers for Local Culture
Description: This workcamp will be held during the week of local festivities at Terrassa, Catalunya - you can search online for "Terrassa Festa Major" for some pictures. There are several cultural organizations that work to put together an amazing week of typical events, shows and games. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work directly with these local organizations during the last days of preparations and during the week everything happens. They will play an important role on getting everything ready and organized, as well as really dig in local culture of Catalunya.
Type of Work: Volunteers will help on several tasks related to preparing, organizing and assisting on the different activities regarding: castellers and capgrossos. Please do a quick search online to find out more about these typical events. Volunteers will also help preparing foods for homeless people and will work with local childrens. Sometimes the tasks can be physically heavy.
Study Theme: Volunteers will have the opportunity to explore Catalunya's culture through the local festivities of Terrassa. This cultural week involves a lot of people of all ages and volunteers will work directly with them.
Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep on a community space with mattresses on the ground. There will be also a kitchen where the volunteers could prepare their meals. Please bring your own sleeping bag!
Language: English, Catalan, Spanish
Approximate Location: Terrassa, Catalunya. Yes, it is close to Barcelona, but if it only makes you think about party and sangria, please don't apply. Volunteering is a serious commitment and it needs to be taken as such.
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