Project Details

Code: ESDA-0918
Start date: 03 sep 2018
End date: 17 sep 2018
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: ENVIRONMENTAL
Theme: ARCH, ENVI
Country: Spain
State: Altea, Alicante
Airport: Alicante
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 40

Description

Town hall of Altea. Since the last year this town hall is developing a policy of sustainable tourism which includes the recuperation of deprived environmental areas and cultural heritage.

Work And Activities

Work has an environmental character. In Altea, there is a river Algar, which is natural habitat and where protected plants inhabit. At the same time, there are some invasive plants. The task of volunteers will be to differentiate those plants, control of the plant in biotope and clean the river from the invasive plants. The municipality will ask volunteers to do other types of manual work for the environment, depending on the necessities of the municipality in a certain moment. The group may work with people of the local area. Tools and working boots will be available. One of the tasks could be to help on archaeological excavation site, depending on working permissions and how clean is river Algar at the moment when project is taking place.

Accommodation And Food

Accommodation will be in an isolated house in the countryside, in a simple summer house near Altea. Volunteers will buy the food at a local CO-OP supermarket using coupons from the Town Hall and cook for themselves on a gas cooker. The accommodation is basic; nevertheless, it would be just for us.

Place

Altea is a charming touristic town, located in the seaside. It offers possibilities of swim in the sea, take a sun bath on the beach, play beach volleyball and other activities in your free time. It is also possible to see another nearby towns on the weekend.

Requirements

Living conditions are basic and work may be quite demanding (physical work under hot sun). Volunteers are asked to be very motivated for such project. You need to bring your own bottom sheet and cushion.

Language

English, Spanish

Notes

Important: Sleeping bag and sheets required.