Program: European Solidarity Corps
Countries: Italy and Hungary
Number of Volunteers: 2
Dates: from the 24th of March to the 20th of September 2021
Initiative et Développement Citoyen is a non-profite cooperative based in a small village in the south of France. Its main activities include an ecologic campsite, open to tourists from April to October, environmental education activities, organic gardening, international youth mobility activities, such as youth exchanges and European Voluntary Service, workcamps, green building, events for local community and much more. It is situated in a very RURAL area with little connections to closest city (Carcassonne). The volunteer will support the team on different profiles, from the most easy who can participate and help in everything to the most specialize on communication, promotion and organization of events/workshops at schools or other venues, logistics, discovery of environmental awareness and preservation of green spaces, etc. Each activity will be given according to the volunteers goals, which will be setup at arrival.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
IDC is located in a small town,18km from Carcassonne where the nearest airport and train station are (the volunteers will be picked from there and will be taken to the camping). This region is rural, living mainly from wine farming and tourism. The cathar Castles of Lastours are just in front us, and around the area there are other castles and touristic places. Accomodation: volunteers will stay in mobile homes, in shared-rooms, usually with another volunteer of the same sex. Food: the food will be bought twice per month, and volunteers will take turns to cook healthy and low-impact food!
TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY
The volunteers will be supported by our staff of professionals, who will guide them in order to achieve a succesfull accomplishment of the tasks. Depending on their tasks and responsabilities, they will receive instructions and formations to work, for example: on the garden, cooking team, compost and waste management, communications, organization of events, animal care… There will also be general workshops proposed both from IDC and the volunteers, usually about sustainability, low-impact food, zero waste, property of plants, yoga, health, sport, art, dance, among others.
We are looking for volunteers interested in nature connection, minimal and community lifestyle, sustainability and ecology. We have activities outdoors like gardening, growing mushrooms, animal care, eco-building, general maintenance of the infrastructure; communal activities like cooking and cleaning; and others such as logistics, administrative tasks, communications and social media, workshops in schools. Some characteristics for the profile are:
- Open-minded and with will to learn from new experiences.
- Autonomy towards responsabilities.
- Initiative, creativity, proactivity.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY! 🙂 To apply, please go to our link in the European Youth Portal: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/placement/25776_en (deadline: February 14th, 2021).
If you have any questions or need more information, send us an email to [email protected]