Eco Centre Horni Marsov
Description: The workcamp takes place in a small town of Horni Marsov situated in the Krkonose (Giant) Mountains in cooperation with the local NGO Centre for environmental education and ethics i SEVER . SEVER is focused on environmental education and the promotion of responsible behavior towards nature and among people themselves. They cooperate with schools and organize programs for students and teachers. They organize educational and cultural events for the public. The aim of the workcamp is to renovate facilities of the TOUCH eco-centre run by SEVER and to get to know sustainable way of living.
Type of Work: Volunteers will mainly help with the renovation and maintenance of the facilities in the eco-centre. Tasks will involve setting up new simple wooden structures such as a hay-shed or fences for animals; renovation of facilities (e.g. brushing and painting) and other activities related to everyday life in the eco-centre. Some tasks can be physically demanding, such as working with wood (cutting and storing). Other tasks will be less demanding, such as working in the natural garden (weeding, mulching, and maintenance of walking paths).Study part: Presentation of the organization SEVER (what they do to be sustainable), possibility to try environmental education programs for students and tourists, cooking evenings (local and international meals), excursion to the Krkonose National Park etc.
Accommodation: in the residential centre at the school. There will be 2 rooms with beds available, WC, bathroom, common room and a small kitchen. Please bring your own sleeping bags You will prepare your own meals as a group in the kitchen of the residential centre. Some lunches will be provided in the canteen of the TOUCH eco-centre. The canteen operates for all the staff of the eco-centre. Please bring your own national recipes to share with others.
Requirements: We are looking for volunteers who like nature and are eager to learn how to be more sustainable. The local partner would like to show volunteers how to be more sustainable in everyday life (sorting out waste, cooking with local and organic products i no palm oil or fried food).
Approximate Location: North-eastern part of Bohemia, near the border on Poland. The town of Horni Marsov has around 1000 inhabitants and is located near the Krkonose National Park. Krkonose are the highest mountains in the Czech Republic and very attractive for hiking. Volunteers will work in two places i the eco-centre TOUCH (seat of the organization) and the residential centre (in the local school). Both places are within 5 minutes of walk. The area has a bit colder climate even in summer and a beautiful nature.Leisure time: Hiking in the beautiful Krkonose National Park, visiting other interesting sights (Trutnov, Arspach-Teplice rocks, etc.), using outdoor fireplace, borrowing materials for creative workshops, organizing film screenings etc.
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