Volunteer opportunity posted by: CADIP - Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects
Posted on: March 19, 2013
Trail restoration and preparing a village festival in Drome Provencale
July 21 - August 10, 2013
Volunteers will appreciate the quality of hosting in this village, where the local people are pleased to have the international volunteers' help with the enhancement of their village. Clansayes has numerous attractions for people who wish to discover its history, culture and beautiful landscapes. Supervised by local volunteers, you will participate in the rehabilitation of the access path to the chapel Toronne. Regularly used by tourists and pilgrims, this fairly steep path is gradually degrading. You will take part in different activities: clearing, helping to create log steps, stabilization of dry stone walls, etc. You will work 5 hours in the morning, 5 days a week. You will have to walk 1km to reach the construction site and sometimes you may need to carry heavy loads.
During the weekend of July 27 and 28, you will also participate in the village feast and help the local volunteers with the installation of animations.
Project language: English
Location: Clansayes is located in South Drôme, at the broder with Provence, 20 km away from Montélimar and 5 km away from St Paul Trois Châteaux. The village has many traces of a rich past. Be open, the inhabitants love to welcome the volunteers !!! No shops and no public transportation in the village.
Age range: 18 - 30 years old
Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in France at: http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-france.htm
Cadip volunteer project review:
"I wanted to give you some positive feedback on my time in Clansayes, in France. I had one of the best times of my life. The program was exactly as I wanted, and so much more. I had wanted to travel to Europe, but not just backpack through the place. I wanted to get immersed in the culture to get a feel of how life can be over here. In Clansayes, I was totally in touch with the culture. The villagers treated me as a son, a brother, and a friend. The camp leader, Madj, was so diligent with regards to the positivity of our stay there. He was constantly organizing day trips, speaking with the villagers to request bikes for us, and anything else he could do to make our stay more memorable. I loved the people I was staying with. I met people from all over Europe, Russia, and Africa. I met so many people, but not only that, I had time to actually get to know them. I have learned so much from the late night political discussions with 2 serbs and 1 man from Spain. I spoke for hours, and listened for even longer. The mayor of the town was awesome, he took us swimming at his sisters house, he gave us the towns sound system when we requested music, and he pulled some strings to allow all 16 of us have a day of golfing practice. What a guy. I loved the way 2 or 3 of us would cook for everyone else, that allowed for some interesting meals, but also to get to know each other in a deeper way. If you cannot tell by my tone, I am absolutely endorsing this workcamp, I will speak extremely high of your organization and I will tell all of my friends in the states what a wonderful time I had. I believe that I am a better person for having this experience, thank you very much." Stephen M.
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