Project Details

Code: JR18/202
Start date: 01 jul 2018
End date: 14 jul 2018
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: SOCIAL
Theme: RENO, SOCI
Country: France
State: Drôme,
Airport: Charles de Gaulle
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 30

Description

Dear volunteers, Welcome to the heart of Drôme for a preservation of local heritage project! The last two years, very successful workcamps left a really positive impression on the residents and elected local authorities. So the Beauvallon town hall (1500 inhabitants) is happy to welcome a third group of international volunteers this summer for two weeks of networking and solidarity. More information on the municipal website:
http://www.beauvallon.fr/

Work And Activities

You will be working for two weeks, in collaboration with the towns teenagers and adults, in order to restore some areas close to the 16th century castle. In the village centre, you will take part in traditional stone works on low walls. You will also be involved in renovating stone stairways from old pools. Some local volunteers will share their technical skills. Young team from Beauvallon will participate actively and will be pleased to present you their place: a great atmosphere and conviviality are on the menu, in addition to, of course, an incredible experience in solidarity! You will be working 5 days a week, 4 to 5 hours per day, in the morning. Don’t forget to bring solid and closed shoes.

Accommodation And Food

Your will be hosted in a communal hall located in the city center (kitchen and WC on site). Mattresses will be provided by Jeunesse et Reconstruction to be put on the floor, but please bring along your own sleeping bag and bed sheet. The meals will be prepared by volunteers, in teams of 2, at the accommodation area. Don’t forget to bring ingredients and recipes from your country to show your country’s gastronomy to the other volunteers and the inhabitants. You will be required to take part in daily chores (cooking, dish washing, cleaning, etc.) .The showers are located on the football stadium, an 800m walk from the main location : bikes will be made available in order to go there. We are unable to accommodate you if you arrive before the sites start date, or if you decide to stay after. (contact to verify availabilities). Valence : Hôtel restaurant - Camping L’Epervière**, 04 75 42 32 00 Etoile sur Rhône : Camping La Mare, 04 75 59 33

Place

Located in the Drôme, at approximatively 10km south of Valence, Beauvallon is a small, dynamic and pleasant commune overlooking the Rhône valley. The peaceful lake, the orchards, the historical village and the Véore river are only a few of the available attractions, and respresent a fantastic way to decompress. Bikes will be made available so that you can travel freely, and you may also discover the territory thanks to the
bus which circulates regularly. The inhabitants will be happy to welcome you and help you discover the hidden gems and regional flavours ! Possible activities: visit of beautiful Drôme villages, interproject networking, concerts, family meals, visiting Valence, initiation to pétanque (typically French lawn bowling), feast of the 14th of July... For more information regarding the Drôme region, you can consult this internet site :
http://www.valence-romans- tourisme.com/fr/TERMINAL: VALENCE VILLESPECIAL

Requirements

Attention volunteers must be able to ride a bicycle! No other specific skills for this job except enjoy working in groups and be highly motivated, have good humor to share and want to go to meet the locals!

Language

English