- The REV is happy to welcome within its walls, an international workcamp in the next month of August. Participants will have the opportunity to get involved in different projects which are part of the daily life of the association: Mingling with the youth office in the local village, participation in the social aspect of the project, management of the local organic garden, and working on the hiking path. With this project, participants won t be working on a specific and unique project, but mostly take part in several activities while discovering the local life of the association made of solidarity, international collective life and volunteering.
- This workcamp dsn t consist of only one project, but is about participating in the different activities of the association. Still, one of the main activities of the association this summer will be geting involved in the mingling of the local kids through the local youth service. Participants will be mainly implicated in this project. Participants will also have the opportunity to tend to the local garden, and help enhance it with the creation of furniture using second hand and recovered materials.
- The workcamp will be hosted in the house of the REV association. This house welcomes groups and volunteers all year long, and has a real "spirit". The volunteers will sleep in a collective dormitory, and will have access to all necessities (a collective kitchen, bathroom, a couple of bikes, games and so on...).
- Location: Beauvoisin.Leisure activities: The village of Beauvoisin is located in Camargue, an area known for its wildlife and its specific local games and traditions. There will be a lot to discover Moreover, during the workcamp, there will be local festivities in Beauvoisin concerning the traditional games of Camargue culture (that come from the local bulls farming tradition). Finally, Beauvoisin being located between Nimes and Montpellier, the participants will have the opportunity to discover these two major cities.
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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