Friday, July 20, 2012

 4 countries + 4 organisations + 4 workcamps = 40 volunteers joining one of the 30th Alliance Anniversary projects starting this weekend

 30th Alliance Anniversary CAMP - Maes yr Haf , Wales, UK 21.7.-3.8.2012
A group of local people in the town of Trealaw have been working together for over twenty years to organise a summer play scheme for the young people (5-14 years) in the area. The play scheme takes place at the Maes yr Haf community centre. Local children look forward to the arrival of the international volunteers every year and this project provides local children with the chance to meet people from different cultures.
Volunteers will help to set up activities, run activities and to tidy up.
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30th Alliance Anniversary CAMP -Multiculture through ages in Ukraine      21.7.-4.8.2012
Brody is a town in Lviv region (30 000  inhabitants). It has long and interesting history, beginning in 1084.  This project aims to support local museum in collecting and preparing materials for investigation of Brody cultural heritage.
Volunteers are welcomed to help in maintenance of the old historical part of the Jewish cemetery. Work will consist of two parts: manual and creative. Manual Part will include paths tidying from dry twigs, leaves and fallen trees; clearing of ancient graves from shrubberies and self sowed plants (grass, bushes), improvement of  fences, benches. Next step will be making photos and creating catalog of these historical objects. This work will be very useful for museum,  using these materials they will explore interesting and unknown facts about people and their culture in XIX century. In the end of the camp it is planned to organize an exhibition about the oldest graves of the cemetery, their history and workshop with local people about town development.
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30th Alliance Anniversary CAMP - Sharing culture with youth, Vermont, USA 21.7.-12.8.2012  
KING STREET CENTER, BURLINGTON, VERMONT is hosting its 6th group of international volunteers. King Street is a not- for-profit organization located in the heart of Burlington that annually serves more than 500 children and families. Our high quality programs build academic skills, improve physical fitness, and develop the fortitude needed to succeed at home, in school, and in life.
Volunteers will will assist staff with daily activities including prepping program spaces, planning daily activities, serving snack and lunch, and  cleaning up at the end of the day.  There will be opportunities for volunteers to plan and implement activities based on some of their own interests and/or games or activities from their own countries.
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30th Alliance Anniversary CAMP at Castle Kynzvart, Czech Republic   22.7.-5.8.2012
The workcamp takes place at the site of the famous castle Kynzvart, which belonged to the councillor Metternich in the 19th century. The neo-classical castle has a charming park and an amazing history, which goes back to the 13th century. The volunteers will work in the castle park and in the surrounding forest park. They will mainly perform maintenance and gardening tasks such as cleaning paths, weeding, removing fallen branches and leaves, making wood etc.
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