Volunteers in Harrachov
Description: The workcamp is held in the town of Harrachov in collaboration with the local town hall. Harrachov, located in Giant Mountains, 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 third time. This year, the aim of the workcamp is to help with organizing a traditional Woodcarving festival in the local park. You will also work in other public areas according to the current needs.
Type of Work: A traditional cultural event called Woodcarving will take place again in Harrachov. On Different artists will meet and create wooden sculptures. You will be engaged in organizing this event, construction of the stage and stands, moving the sculptures etc. Please be prepared that most of the work will be done in any kinds of weather so it s recommended to bring waterproof clothes and solid shoes, preferably also raincoats. For the rest of the workcamp, you will work in different public areas. 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. Study part: You will have a chance to get involved in local events, visit local craftsmen, meet local sportsmen and organize an 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 as a group.
Requirements: This workcamp is perfect for nature-lovers and everyone interested in hiking and sports. 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. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the whole house.
Approximate Location: Harrachov town (about 1,600 citizens) in the north-east of the Czech Republic. The town is a border crossing to Poland. It is located in a beautiful mountain scenery of Giant Mountains.Leisure time: Hiking in the Giant Mountains, a trip by a cogwheel train on Czech-Polish border, chair lift ride to the Devil s Mountain, doing sports, visiting a music festival, excursions to the glass factory or a brewery, doing barbecue etc.
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