Project Details

Code: CONCUK05
Start date: 11 jul 2018
End date: 17 jul 2018
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: SOCIAL
Theme: FEST, SOCI
Country: United Kingdom
State: Brighton, England
Airport: London Gatwick
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

The Friends of William Clarke Park is a not-for- profit community organisation with a mission to improve a small green space (also known as "The Patch" situated in the east of Brighton. They are dedicated to making the space a cleaner and safer environment for all local people to enjoy and to create events to bring the community together. Every year the Friends of William Clarke Park put on a summer community festival and need teams of volunteers to help!

Work And Activities

Volunteers are involved in helping to set up the festival site; this will include constructing marquees, staging, site decoration and signage. The community festival will be taking place on Saturday 15 th July and volunteers are be needed to help and supervise various activities eg. tea tent, stewarding the bouncy castle, youth music stage etc. as well as providing support and assisting whenever needed. Volunteers will also need to help with the clearing up and taking down of the site at the end of the festival.

Accommodation And Food

The accommodation is basic, and volunteers will be sleeping on site in small tents. You may need to share a tent with another volunteer.
There will be basic cooking facilities, a fridge, electricity, water, etc for preparing meals. There will be toilets on site, but showers will be taken every couple of days at local families, so please be prepared to ‘rough it’ a bit! If you want 5* facilities this project isn’t for you!

Place

Brighton is a vibrant seaside town, famous for its open mindedness and relaxed attitude. It is only 1 hour from London.

Requirements

- Volunteers need to enjoy being outside (in all weathers, it can rain in July!), and be motivated to work as part of a team to create a beautiful and functional community event. Volunteers need to be prepared for basic facilities and some prior experience of camping is ideal
- A Certificate of Good Conduct must be sent to Concordia at least three weeks before the project takes place.

Language

English

Notes

ACCESSIBILITY:
Volunteers need to be able to sleep on the floor on roll mats in tents, and be able to walk on uneven ground. You also need to be able to get involved in physical work like helping to put up marquees.
EXTRA FEE:
£40 (GBP) - a small contribution to Concordia’s administration fees. If the volunteer needs a VISA to enter the UK, an additional £21 needs to be paid to Concordia to cover the cost of the VISA sponsorship certificate.