• 17/07/2018
  • 31/07/2018
  • 18 - 26
  • Workcamp 1-3 weeks

  • CONS
  • Spain
  • Full Full
  • 12
  • 30.00  (f)
  • Personal equipment needed: -Essential: comfortable clothing (t-shirts and shorts both long and short), some mountain clothes, mountain shoes, hat, backpack for excursions, sleeping bag, toiletries, swimsuit, pool towel, shower towel, flask, flashlight and battery. -Advisable: sunscreen cream, anti-mosquito repellent, lumbar belt, sunglasses, river shoes.

  • Picture can be from other project


  • Association of Neighbors and Friends of Ascaso Los Relojes. Entity that has been working for about 20 years to recover the village of Ascaso and its community life. Its best known activity is the Ascaso Film Festival ( but it has carried out numerous campaigns and activities aimed at recovering the village. More information at
  • Integral recovery of the traditional paths of the Ascaso environment: cleaning and clearing, rehabilitation of back walls by traditional dry stone technique; restoration of traditional elements (doors, curbs), replanting of flora that seats the lateral terrains, elaboration and placement of informative panels. For the cleaning part we will have tools that are easy to use by people not used to these jobs. The work will be to clear, clean, and collect the stones of the walls for later use. -In the part of replacement of walls we will have the presence of an official mason of the City Council of Boltana that will teach how to choose the stones, how to place them, how to fit them and how to seat them. -In the part of replacement of flora, we will have small tooling of gardening for placing small saplings of native species that consolidate the land. In addition, a photo camera will be used for the cataloging of both previous and planted species.
  • Accommodation: -Accommodation in canadian camping tents (assembled by the organization) for three people per each one. -The showers and toilets are the modules that already exist for the Ascaso Film Festival: Toilet module with toilets and toilets (approved prefabricated shed) installed by the Town Hall and module of 3 individual field showers with hot and cold water. - -Feeding: -As kitchen will be used the existing Rural House in the village, rented by their owners on those dates and equipped for large meals, kitchenware included. -As a dining room, the conference room on the filmfest space equipped with tables and chairs will be used. Participants should clean their own crockery in a pile placed nearby. -The organization will have enough dining room furniture: earthenware dishes, crystal glasses and metal cutlery, as well as service items. -People with special nutritional needs (especially allergies) should inform the organization at the time of registration to be able to contemplate appropriate corrective measures in the menus.
  • From Monday to Friday, in the morning: Integral recovery of the traditional paths around Ascaso: cleaning and clearing, rehabilitation of back walls (dry stone), restoration of traditional elements (curb doors), replanting of flora that settles the lateral lands, preparation and placement of information panels. -In the afternoons: Knowledge of the environment of the place and the traditional customs (ethnology) that gave rise to the network of trails of Ascaso. Generic information on restoration of the heritage of natural roads. -Nocturnal gatherings around the fire or similar structure (special permission of the forest nursery is required for the realization of fires) -Weekends: -- One day visit to the Ordesa National Park (walking tour to the Cola de Caballo) -- One day visit to the sister town of Saint Lary (and practice of sports activities in nature). -- Meeting and partying whit the youth of Boltana and other summer activities in the recreational area of Villaboya. -- Attendance at the Boltana cinema on weekends and screening of films of interest to the group, in Ascaso, at night.
  • Young people interested in the environmental recovery of heritage, with a physical capacity for the shift of materials. -The work will be organized in small groups, each coordinated by a monitor. The constructive part will be directed by an official-mason. The work will be done in the morning trying never to do it in hot hours. -At the begining of the Campa, the participants and monitors will agree on a mutual agreement that will contain the rules of basic coexistence for the fortnight. -In the afternoons, participants have free time to develop their own activities. The organization guarantees voluntary collective activities. -Wi-Fi coverage exists in the vicinity of the rural house of the place.

SVI is the Spanish association which represents the Spanish workcamps managed by the Autonomous Regions (except those in Catalonia). We are under the Institute of Youth (Injuve).

Injuve, an Autonomous Department of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, has, for some years now, been promoting specific programmes which are aimed at increasing and favouring different travel possibilities for young people. This enables those under 30 years of age to become aware of other realities, visit other places and have access to other cultures.

Included among these programmes is one known as International Voluntary Service (SVI), which deals only with workcamps. These are aimed at youth between 18 and 26 years old and their main objectives are:

- To encourage conduct that will favour the exchange of ideas and young people’s global development. This is achieved by volunteering and from the contributions made by youth from their own experience. This strengthens intercultural learning processes, personal development and the reinforcement of democratic values.

- To integrate experiences, personal knowledge and the global development of youth in the carrying out of an activity, within the framework of voluntary service.
The Youth Institute co-ordinates the exchange of places for young Spaniards wanting to volunteer in foreign workcamps and foreigners wanting to volunteer in Spanish workcamps. The Spanish workcamps are managed by the Autonomous Regions.

Contact Organisation

  • Address

    Via Mico Geraci 35

    90125 PALERMO


  • Phone

    Local: +39.3939629434

    Mobile: +39.3478289552