Requesens: Caprice or Castle?
Description: Volunteers will participate in an archaeological heritage, history and territory camp which forms part of a wider project aiming to use archaeology and local history to preserve and promote heritage and culture to the local community and to international volunteers.
Type of Work: 1. Trimming: planting flowers and aromatic plants on all the parterres that are qualified for this purpose. 2. Cleaning: recovery of the rooms, leaving them enabled for the visitor's access. 3. Guided tours: support to the guided visits of visitors to the Castle. 4. Translation of the texts of the guided tour from English. 5. Recording of audio guides with the different languages from the text in English.
It will be from 7 am to 12 pm or 8 am to 1 pm. It will be agreed on with the volunteers based on the weather.
Study Theme: • Cultural exchange through the participants themselves, their cuisine, traditions and popular songs.
• Discovering the Spanish Civil War, the experiences of the surrounding area and history through different historians of the area and the Memorial Museum of Exile (MUME).
• Discovering the flora and fauna of the area through workshops organized with the Natural Place of Alberta, the Natural Park of Aiguamolls, the Natural Park of Cap de Creus based on the interests of volunteers.
• The culture of wine and oil through the cellars, mills and mills of the area.
Accommodation: Sleep: interior with mattresses on the floor. Showers. Toilets: 2 (no sink).
The volunteers will have to prepare the food. A purchase at the beginning of the camp will be made for food + 2 purchases per week for the fresh things.
You need to bring a backpack bag, comfortable shoes for walking, plate and cutlery (it will be offered a discovery trekking) sleeping bag and mattress.
Language: English, Catalan and Spanish
Requirements: Motivation letter is required. No archaeological experience or knowledge in heritage, history and territory is required, but any prior knowledge is welcome.
Please bring a sleeping bag and mat.
Approximate Location: Castle of Requesens, Girona
Notes: The local organization makes a big effort to make volunteers involved on the local culture, so there are several activities planned with that goal: cultural tours, visits to natural sites, the first weekend there will a visit to the Jonquera area with the MUME and part of the exile route. On the second weekend - will make a walking route to the beach following the GR-11.
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