Description: In June of 2017 , wildfires near Pedrogão Grande have destroyed almost 500 homes, 141 000 hectares of land and killed 64 people in central Portugal. The forest fires of 2017 were the country’s most deadly fires of all time and destroyed over 372 jobs leaving this area even more abandoned.
Type of Work: The aim of this workcamp is to help fire victims who have lost all their goods in the fires. For that the volunteers will intervein in public and communitarian infrastructures of the affected villages by painting fountains and chapels as well as reforestation. The volunteers will mostly work together but in specific tasks the group will be divided in smaller groups to work in different places simultaneously. The work period will be from 8.30 until 13.30. Afternoons, evenings, Saturdays and Sundays is reserved to leisure, sports and to contact with the local culture.
Accommodation: The accommodation will be located in a small village named Bolo near Castanheira de Pera. The participants will sleep on the floor in an old school. It will be served 5 meals, 2 in the restaurant (Lunch and dinner).
Approximate Location: The proposed tasks will be done in small villages located all over the burned area
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05 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
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