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- VauniEres, a hamlet like no other Lost in the depths of Buech, within the heart of the Hautes-Alpes, this hamlet has become a trampoline for youth and adults facing hardships, and is a welcoming place for both French and international students. VauniEres is vacation destination for families, tourists, and people living with disabilities who come to enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and the places dynamic atmosphere. Our workcamps with volunteers from an endless diversity of countries, allow us to reinforce the cultural diversity of our work, while opening up the site to the rest of the world; making it a place where people of all ages and different socio-cultural backgrounds agree to meet each other by working together and sharing a community life. We hope that you will also join us in this atmosphere of exchange and collaborative work which characterizes our project.
- You will participate on a large-scale project. Located in the heights of the hamlet, five cottages have been abandoned and are awaiting new inhabitants. Since 2018, work has been put into place on these cottages to re-create sustainable housing. Your mission is to restore the interior of these cottages. With the help of a technical supervisor, you will discover several different types of work: sanding, evacuation and recycling of rubble, interior decoration, and more.
- You will stay in tents in 2 or 3 places on the site of lAurore which is found 300 meters from the center of the hamlet. A cottage for cooking, a sanitary block with water and toilets, as well as a beautiful outdoor space for eating meals together around a campfire. Together, you will cook and prepare menus together using local products and participate in the organization of the camp: cooking, washing dishes, amenities, cleaning, campfires, and more.
- Location: Hameau de VauniEres (7 km of the village of St Julien en BeauchEne, E 50km of Gap)Leisure activities: You will be able participate in the very active village life during the summer with pizza nights, barbecues, dances, themed parties, international meals, sport activities, hiking, swimming etc. Enjoy locals events including festivals, the ProvenEal markets, and visiting the Buech region. Together with the lively staff, you will work together in the community life (cooking, washing dishes, organizing the camp, etc.)
Solidarites Jeunesses works alongside a number of partner organisations world-wide, exchanging volunteers and organising international solidarity projects. The association has been the French branch of Youth Action for Peace till 2009, a movement created after the First World War in order to reconcile people of different nationalities through a better mutual understanding. National Solidarites Jeunesses is a national youth organisation, recognised by the French Ministry of Youth and Sport. Our national headquarters are situated in Paris. We organise short and longer-term international youth volunteer workcamps and voluntary services, projects with people from disadvantaged areas, training sessions, and international solidarity projects. We also manage rural residential and community centres. Regional Solidaites Jeunesses is composed of 7 regional delegations: Ile-de-France, Franche-Comtï¿½, Languedoc-Roussillon, PACA, Auvergne, Poitou-Charentes and Midi-Pyrenees. Moreover it cooperates with partners in the regions of Bretagne, Lorraine and with La Croisï¿½e des Regards in the region PACA. Workcamps The international workcamp is a very important part in the action undertaken by Solidarites Jeunesses. It is prepared a long time in advance in the different regional offices and the National Secretariat. The international workcamp, open to volunteers of any age, is seen as a tool of local and personal development, tolerance and understanding between the different participants. Furthermore, we lay emphasis on the inclusion of people coming from disadvantaged areas. The workcamps promote the active participation of the local population.
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