Summer camps 2019 in Spain, volunteering programmes from 40€

Summer camps in Spain 2019, volunteering programmes for young people 18-30 years old. Enjoy a different summer with our volunteer positions in Spain. From 40€ meals and accommodation included!

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Summer camp in Torremocha (near Madrid)

Location: Torremocha de Jarama, Madrid
Name: MADRID ECO-FARM JARAMA
Address: Torremocha de Jarama (Madrid)

Type of work: ENVI Environmental / MANU Manual / CONS Construction
Dates: 01-07-2019 /30-07- 2019
1-08-2019 / 30-8-2019
Total places: 2 for each period
Age: 18 – 30
Fee: 40.0 EUR
Languages: Spanish, English

Hosting organization is an association of producers and consumers that dedicate ourselves to self-consumption and the ecological and regenerative production of food. It is located in Torremocha de Jarama, 50 km from Madrid. We produce vegetables, fruits, eggs and meat. We are also dedicated to training and education. The project is starting, we have been operating for a little more than a year, but we already have almost 90 associated families and 2 workers. Our farm covers more than 1 hectare and we have 180 hens and 60 chickens. Volunteers will be able to collaborate and learn garden work and animal care always in an ecological way, help in workshops and training courses in agroecology, preparation and distribution of baskets to partners, composting … Accommodation will be in member families. We are managing the occupation of a hostel near the land so that soon the option of exclusive Hostel for volunteers could be available.

The three workers work from Monday to Friday and there is a team of volunteers from the Association who take care of the animals on the weekends. There are also collective work days that serve both to advance the work and to celebrate our commitment to the association and share efforts and ideas. Most of the associated families live in Torremocha de Jarama.

The village is small but has a Cultural Center with Library and computers, sports center with gym, activities and summer pool, and buses to Madrid daily every hour or hour and a half. It also has an Artisan Center (-Torrearte-) with various places with craftsmen dedicated to working with wicker, leather, carpentry, cheese, organic products, … some of them that teach very interesting courses.

Work:
Tasks: Animal care, Construction projects, eco-products delivery, egg collection, general tasks on the farm, management of crops in the field, harvesting, help with an ecological project, practicing the language, manual works and maintenance in general, making eco-products packaging , plant / sow, prune, seed bank, remove herbs.
Generic competences to be acquired: Provision for work in the field
Specific competences to be acquired: knowledge of farm works (they are not essential).

Accommodation and meals:
Accommodation: you will be staying with families. When the family arrives, they will be waiting and will present their room. The next day they will go to work in the garden.
The English we have is medium.

The accommodation is made with families. One room for each volunteer. We have a maximum of 2 volunteers per period. Right now we have not covered July and August, although there may be low and high.

We usually host volunteers with families for two weeks and then, if the volunteer and the family agree, we can extend the deadline.
Regarding meals, the family usually gives total freedom so that the volunteers are self-managed in their preparation. But we are the ones who provide the products, from the garden or the store. They do not have to pay anything, of course.

 

Madrid airport is the biggest airport in Spain, with international flights every day connecting all over the world. From here you can get public transport subway (“Metro”) towards “Plaza de Castilla” station.
To get to Torremocha. In Madrid’s “Plaza de Castilla” metro station, there is an interchange where a bus leaves, the 197, that takes you to Torremocha. You have to see the schedules because they do not all arrive here. They can also be found in Torrelaguna.
https://www.redtransporte.com/madrid/autobuses-interurbanos/197-madrid-torrelaguna-uceda.html

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Eco-La Rioja

Code: ES-BRIDGES-02-NALDA
Location: Nalda, La Rioja
Name: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NALDA
Type of work: ENVI Environmental / MANU Manual /
Dates: 
15-08-2019 / 15-9-2019

Longer periods accepted after 15th September 2019.

Total places: 2 for each period
Age: 18 – 30
Fee: 40.0 EUR
Languages: Spanish, English

Hosting organisation is working together with coordination organization, Building Bridges. Hosting organization  works on projects that activate employment in rural areas, in the Nalda area (La Rioja and its surroundings)
General objectives: Sustainable and equitable rural development
Specific objectives:
Create jobs
Cover the needs of the environment based on solidarity economy employment
Experience new sources of employment
Ten women workers are supporting the association together with 50 local volunteers.
The association counts on children libraries and game fields,, home help for old people, orchards, farms in the mountains, …

Tasks:

Agroecological and forest works.
Promotion of agroecology
Fight against climate change
Reforestation and redesign of objects, used garments and landscape
Cleaning of river channels manuals
Working hours between 8 and 15 hours, six hours a day
Activities (30 hours per week)
Manual cleaning of forests, seedbeds, planting, picking fruit trees, olive trees, …
Generic competences to be acquired: Willingness to learn, Inclination for agroecology and the environment

Specific competences to be acquired: Profiles linked to agriculture and the environment.
They will always be accompanied by personnel of the association that has assigned those tasks and in contact with the manager and with the tutor.

2 people, usually are hosted at the same time.
Loger periods to agree with the association.
The host house will offer accommodation and the kitchen where the volunteer will be able to cook products collected from the local association or from the house that hosts. We require responsable people to help with their own cooking and cleaning in order to help host organisation.

How to get there:
You have to get to Logroño, the capital of La Rioja and then to Nalda in the M4, a metropolitan service that you leave in the town square.
International airports near Logrono, Spain
156 km: Bilbao, Spain (BIO / LEBB) Bilbao Airport

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Summer camp with children near Madrid (in German language)

Code: ES-BRIDGES-04-GUADARRAMA
Location: Guadarrama, Madrid (Spain)
Type of work: ENVI Environment / EDU Education
Dates: 1 July – 28 July 2019
26 August- 7 September 2019
Total places: 1 each period
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: German mother tongue

Fees: 40€ membership fee

Hosting partner has a strong German roots and has always been linked to teaching of languages, camps and activities for children and families. All activities are conducted in German, so children will enjoy a total linguistic immersion.

Hosting partner organizes a language immersion summer camp in German, in Guadarrama, in the middle of the Sierra de Madrid, with the aim of developing a program of sports, environmental and linguistic activities, where children between 8 and 15 years old (separate groups) by ages) practice and perfect the German language while enjoying a complete program of sports activities, games, workshops in constant contact with nature.

Children in different situations, outside of the daily environment and doing motivating and new activities, are more receptive and enjoy their learning because they feel active participants in this process and practice it in subjects related to their daily life in the camp and in activities of your interest Our goal is to make learning German a fun and rewarding experience.

Work:
What activities are you going to do?
Nature, Trekking, Path of Nature and orientation, Falconry,  Animalia: Contact with live animals,  sports
Kayak, Archery,  Volleyball,  Traction Kites,  Football,  Basketball, Tennis and Paddle, Yoga, Dance,  Swimming, Climbing and Tirolinas,
Workshops and crafts
Theater, Dance, Robotics, Lego Education and Robotis Kidslab, Crafts and Creativity: Painting, Leather, wool, resin, mud, flush, sand, natural soaps, puppets, candles, reclining …
Language classes
2 hours of conversation, listening and reading comprehension classes
Workshops and projects

Timetable
Being camps with overnight, tasks will be entrusted according to the profile of the voluntary. There are usually two blocks of activities during the day (from 10:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) plus a night activity (from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.).
The volunteer will participate in two of the three daily blocks.
Schedule
Depending on the activity and profile of the volunteer.
Activities (30 hours per week)
Games, sports and leisure activities, all in German.

Tutoring
In the field, German will be spoken as a vehicular language. Accommodation, meals, tutoring, infrastructures are included.

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Summer camps in Algatocín (Málaga)

Code: ES-BRIDGES-05-ALGATOCIN

Location: Algatocín, Málaga
Type of work: ENVI Environment / EDU Education
Dates:

1-30 June // 1-30 July //1-30 August // 1-30 September
Total places: 15 volunteers
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop Bioconstruction activities

Fees:

40€ membership fee

In addition, the costs of accommodation and maintenance are t:
Accommodation (Tent brought by the volunteer)
Maintenance: Contributed by each volunteer : € 4 per day

Generic competences:

Knowledge of the process and principles of construction with natural materials

Specific competences:

Carpentry, construction techniques with earth, straw and stones, kitchen

Schedule: 8.30 1:30 // 17:00 p.m. to 19:00
Activities (30 hours per week)
Carpentry, kitchen, construction techniques with earth, straw and stone.

Volunteers will have coordinators of activities and tutors, we speak several languages.
We have 15 years of experience, we will visit the place on arrival and a training to locate the vols.We do constant evaluation and dynamics of socialization and conflict resolution.

Meals will be prepared by the vols. by rotation and with the support of a member of the association.

How to get to this summer camps in Malaga:

Train to Cortes de la Frontera, then on foot or by finger (14km)
Bus from Algeciras or Ronda to Algatocín (then on foot to the farm, 2km)

Free time:

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Summer camps in Girona (Catalonia)

Code: ES-BRIDGES-06-GIRONA

Location: Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Type of work: EDU Education / YOUTH
Dates: From June 25 to September 10, with the minimum attendance of one week and a maximum of 12 weeks. The week of June maximum of 4 volunteers, July a maximum of 10. August and September a maximum of 6.

Total places: 15 volunteers
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop education&youth activities of leisure with other young people.

Fees: 40€ membership fee

In addition, the costs of accommodation and maintenance are 25€ per week including food and accommodation.

We are a youth association created 12 years ago. Our organization has been working on a voluntary basis to educate and entertain children, teenagers and young people in extracurricular activities, leisure and free time. The function of our educational association is to promote values ​​that other institutions.
This association is based on carrying out activities such as:
– Extracurricular & non formal activities
– Workshops in institutes
– Dynamize groups of young people
– Give support in children and young people
– Prepare day trips and out of school activities for young people, children and their families
– Support children and youth activities in City Council parties
– Specialized in youth centers
– Parties and young nights
– Alternative holidays
– Alternative night entertainment
– Support for children and youth centers and activities
– We schedule children’s and youth shows
– Leisure and entertainment services: foam party, inflatables, mobile disk … with which we finance our activities.

We develop other activities with young people and children where they contribute, to adolescents, a series of values, which they know how to transport to their life, with their friends, at school and the institute, etc. These are carried out throughout the year in different spaces and schedules. Our activities are aimed at participants between 3 to 35 years in Girona.

Activities are carried out in all outdoor spaces, museums, exhibition halls and in our premises equipped with several rooms and with a capacity of 100 people in total in the various rooms.

Inside youth centres we carry out workshops, crafts, board games, dynamics, excursions, museums, exhibitions, swimming pool, amusement park, adventure, sports in natural environment ….

In these activities tend to assist children with various types of disabilities, ADD, ADHD, SEN, supervised by child centers, possible families with few resources.

We count on 2 staff coordinators for the whole summer, 4 interns and about 15 volunteers throughout the summer with an average of 3 per week.

Generic competences
To educate boys and girls under the free time of vacations.
Specific competences
Help the educational team of the association
Be a positive reference for them
Build activities of all kinds for the house
Accompany minors in activities

Schedule from Monday to Friday, usually from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and someday it may be that some afternoon or Friday is longer. With the opportunity to do more hours always or on the weekend.
With a minimum of 35 hours per week.

Tutoring&Evaluation

Normally there is a training session where they receive training on the tasks and working system during the workcamp. In addition, volunteers have references in the area where the activity is carried out. At all times they will be accompanied by members of the association. In the activity we usually speak in Catalan and Spanish. But we do not have problems to attend some english speaking volunteer, because some member of our association speak English.

Accommodation and food

Volunteers will be hosted in several houses of members of the association or children families. In which according to the option of the moment and the season they can be alone or accompanied by the people of the house. The houses are equipped with everything necessary to live. The volunteers will have to do the housework derived from their stay in them, cleaning, meals …
There is a fee of € 25 per week for accommodation, electricity, water and food.

How to get to this summer camps in Girona:

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Girona-Costa Brava Airport at 5km.
Train station 1km.
Bus station 1km.
Girona urban line number 5 has two stands at 25m each.
Exit AP-7 motorway at 1km.

Free time:

They will be located in Girona capital city from where they can take buses or trains among other means for tourism on the beaches of the Costa Brava, Catalan Pyrenees. As well as very tourist towns of beach and mountain.

Mountain: Rupit, Ripoll, Besalú, Olot, Osor, Santa Pau …
Beach: Begur, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar, Cadaqués, Port de la Selva, Palafurgell ..

They can take a tour of other capitals of the region such as Figueras, Banyoles .. Visit important museums such as Dalí, the cinema of Girona.

They have the possibility to see scenarios of the city and province of Girona that have been used for series or films like Game of Thrones and 8 Catalan surnames, one of the best restaurants in the world with the Roca brothers, the Bulli … The old town of Girona with its cathedral, wall, Devesa …

As well as the possibility of carrying out all kinds of adventure sports and risk in the natural environments of mountain or sea of ​​the province. Like via ferrata, climbing, trekking, river kayak, costering, ravines, scuba diving, kayak in the sea, roundabouts, ….
A part that in one hour by bus or train can go to Barcelona and all its tourist attraction.

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Summer camps in Murcia (Permacultura and Bioconstruction)

Code: ES-BRIDGES-07-MURCIA

Location: Puente TocinosMurcia, Spain
Type of work: AGRI Agriculture / Sustainability
Dates: Open all year, minimum 1 month

Total places: 2 volunteers at the same time
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop sustainable agriculture, permaculture and bioconstruction activities.

Fees: 40€ membership fee

Conservation of Nature Association was constituted in April of 2010 with the main objective of disseminating knowledge, appreciation and
respect for the environment through the realization of projects and activities on two environmental education, volunteering, research and everything that has to do with the nature in general and our way of relating to it.

During the first years of activity, the association has dedicated itself specifically to the development of training courses on nature and ecology in cooperation with the University of Murcia, with the center of environmental education in Murcia “CEMACAM” and with other associations with related objectives, as well as wildlife and wildlife monitoring and study projects environmental volunteer activities.

Conservation of Nature started in 2017 on a new project dedicated to permaculture, the sustainability and bioconstruction in a half-hectare plot in the middle of the orchard traditional of Murcia, the project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing “.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives and lines of work of the project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing “are:
 Bioconstruction
Giving shelter to a maximum of 10 people thanks to the construction of two houses under one same green roof through the CUT construction system, based on a structure wooden carrier, with walls of straw bales and natural clay and / or lime coatings (in the initial phase of the works).

Assembly and furnishing using recycled materials from a yurt on an elevated structure of wood (finished).
Construction of an outdoor shower and sink using recycled materials (finished).
Construction of chicken coop with cane, mud and straw (in design phase).
 Food production
Design and implementation of a food forest (in process), proposed to produce the maximum diversity of fruits of traditional varieties and the maximum presence of flowers of native vegetation throughout the year in order to attract pollinators and fauna.

Production of vegetables through no-till agriculture, using elevated terraces type lasagna and drip irrigation (in process), direct seeding, mulching, production of compost, etc. (Natural Agriculture).

 Harnessing the energies
Installation of photovoltaic and solar thermal system, passive cooling systems (type “well Canadian “) and high-efficiency thermal mass stoves (” rocket stove “type) in the households.
 Responsible water use
Construction and use of dry bath (finished), reuse of treated wastewater through the installation of a biological treatment plant in homes, implementation of a drip irrigation for vegetables and maintenance of traditional irrigation in fruit trees through dwels, discarding the irrigation to blanket and irrigating selectively by grooves (finalized).

Return the structure and health to the ground
Through afforestation, avoiding tillage, applying straw mulch-free pesticide mulching and using green fertilizers (annual sowing of legumes and grasses with rotation).

 Promote the biodiversity of fauna and flora
Through afforestation, the placement of nest boxes for birds and bats and shelters for insects (in design phase) and generating spaces and shelters suitable for reptiles and amphibians (stone walls dry, naturalized pond, etc.)
 Waste treatment and reuse
Solid waste by composting in a dry bath for fecal matter and by composting of pallets for organics. Wastewater through biological treatment and naturalized pond and reuse for irrigation of fruit trees.
 Educational, cultural and leisure space
For now we have scheduled a couple of workshops on different aspects and systems of Bioconstruction while the construction of the housing lasts; in any case this line of action is still to be defined, and for this the environment we are creating is key.

Monitoring

During the development of volunteer activities there will always be between two and three people, including the tutor, working on the project. Both the tutor and another of the colleagues can communicate in English and participate in training and support for volunteers
during their stay.

TASKS

The tasks in which you can participate in the framework of our project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing “will be related to the maintenance of food forest, the practice of natural agriculture through the cultivation of vegetables in raised terraces and direct sowing, maintenance of the dry bath and the yurt, assembly and placement of nest boxes for birds and bats and shelters for insects, design and construction of chicken coop using natural materials, support in works of bioconstruction, etc.

Schedule
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities (30 hours per week)
1. Maintenance of the food forest through the following tasks:
– Irrigation between days 1 and 10 of each month by ditch.
– Maintenance of portillo, gutters, grooves and alcorques
– Plantations
– Adventitious control next to the feet of planted trees and shrubs
– Mulching
– clearing and pruning if necessary
– Disease and pest control
– Care of nurseries and flower pots
– Compost maintenance
– Maintenance of elevated terraces of vegetable cultivation
2. Vegetable cultivation on elevated “lasagna” terraces and drip irrigation (agriculture without tillage) and maintenance of seedbeds.
3. Support in bio-construction works of our wood and straw house (CUT technique of construction with straw)
4. Design and construction of chicken coop with capacity for 15 chickens (approx.) With materials
natural and recycled.
5. Assembly and placement of nest boxes for beneficial insectivorous birds, nocturnal raptors and
bats and two shelters for insects.
6. Maintenance of the dry bath and the yurt.

Generic competences
Maintenance and support work.
Specific competences
1. Maintenance of the food forest.
2. Growing vegetables
3. Support in Bioconstruction work.
4. Design and construction of chicken coop with capacity for 15 chickens (approx.) With materials natural and recycled.
5. Assembly and placement of nest boxes for beneficial insectivorous birds, night raptors and bats and two insect shelters.
6. Maintenance of dry bath and Mongolian yurt.

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation can be shared or not between the Mongolian yurt and the caravan.

Meals will be based on an ovo-lacto-vegetarian or vegan diet. The tutor will provide the Volunteers the utensils and organic food necessary for a healthy and balanced diet, according to the demands of the works and activities that will be carried out. If the volunteers wanted
add meat or fish to your diet you can purchase these products on your own at any nearby supermarket.

The preparation of the meals will be in charge of the volunteers.
The project is not funded or subsidized, so we would ask that part of the volunteers could be covered through scholarships or from the organization responsible for these volunteer programs. We consider that about € 120 per volunteer could be sufficient, with which we will acquire organic and local food through a Group of Consumption.

Our cozy little corner covers an average hectare (about 3.5) of orchard Traditional in Bacons Bridge, a bike ride from the center of the city of Murcia.

It is surrounded by other farms dedicated to the production of oranges and lemons, some of them already abandoned and others in conversion to organic production as we have informed the owners. Parallel to the eastern edge of the terrain runs a traditional armband
irrigation with some riparian vegetation. In the northeast corner we wanted to keep a small forest of these laurels of more than 6m in height with a small clear in its interior where to be cool and in the shade during the sultry summers.

In addition to the plantations of dozens of species of native shrubs and trees and fruit trees of traditional varieties for our food forest, El Bosque de Indra, also we have assembled and conditioned our beautiful Mongolian yurt with capacity for 3 people, installed a caravan with capacity for two other people, built the bathroom dry of double compostera, as well as an external shower and sink and a quarter of implements.

In addition we will make available to each volunteer a bicycle with which to be able move between our campsite and the center of the city.

How to get to this summer camps in Murcia:

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The project “Permaculture, Bioconstruction and Cohousing “is developed in a land located in the hamlet of Bacons Bridge, between the Carril de los Correas and the Carril de los Navarros.

We are a 15min bike ride from the center of the city of Murcia. further Bacons Bridge is very well connected to the city by bus lines 15 and 31.
The nearest airports are the International Airport of Murcia and the Airport Alicante-Elche, 50min from Murcia. Both the day of arrival and the return of the volunteers

We can bring them in a van to the bus station San Andrés de Murcia, with several daily buses to both airports, or the Barrio del Carmen train station.

FREE TIME

The Region of Murcia offers a huge range of activities related to nature, with beautiful beaches, rivers, canyons and mountains near the city such as the Sierra de Carrascoy and Sierra Espuña, where you can practice activities such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, kayaking, etc.

Its historical heritage is not far behind: castles, churches and cathedrals, towns such as Cartagena, Caravaca de la Cruz, Calasparra or Moratalla, museums, archaeological sites, caves with cave paintings, etc. On the other hand, the identity of the The city of Murcia is intimately linked to the traditional garden, its acequias and the river.

Every weekend, volunteers can enjoy a generous offer of concerts, plays, exhibitions and other cultural activities.

Besides being also university city and with large pedestrian zones Murcia also offers a wide variety of bars, restaurants, terraces and nightclubs.

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Summer camps in Granada province (rural regeneration)

Code: ES-BRIDGES-08-GRANADA

Location: Saleres, Granada, Andalusia
Type of work: AGRI Agriculture / Sustainability
Dates: Open all year, minimum 1 month

2 Volunteer Camps:
Up to 12 people, for 10 days each. Ideally 21st April – 3rd of May and 2nd – 14th of June.
Long-term volunteers:
We are also looking for up to three longer-term volunteers in April, May or June.
Age: 18 – 30
Requirements: Young people willing to develop sustainable agriculture, education and environmental activities.

Fees: 40€ membership fee

In terms of contribution towards expenses, we ask for 250€/month for medium / long term volunteers (1 month or more) or 20€/day for shorter periods.

It is a pioneering project that seeks to find new ways to promote the integration of migrants and refugees into depopulated rural areas in southern Spain, through the creation of sustainable livelihoods based on agroecology, permaculture and sustainable commerce.

Our mission is to create sustainable positive solutions for real life issues – specifically the depopulation of rural villages, the degradation of land, high local unemployment and the unmet basic needs of migrants and refugees.

Out target groups are refugees and migrants in Granada province and local communities in the Valle de Lecrin, Granada, Spain.

Our aim is to take abandoned land and resources and put them back into productive use, creating opportunities that enable refugees to develop an economic activity for their subsistence, to rebuild their lives, and have a safe, secure home, whilst at the same time positively transforming the social, cultural, economic and environmental fabric of this rural area.
We believe in and work towards:
Regeneration: of land, lives and cultures;Integration: of refugees and migrants into depopulating rural villages and Spanish society;
and Sustainability: sustainable livelihoods based on agroecological production and enterprise, sustainable economies, lifestyles and communities.
Our team currently comprises 12 people from Europe, West Africa, South America and the Middle East (including refugees and migrants as well as individuals who have worked in both national and international, social humanitarian and development sectors, permaculture, the
arts, theatre, renewable energies to name a few) who live together and work as a collective in a rural village experiencing depopulation problems in Valle de Lecrin.

What brings us together is a shared vision around integration, sustainability and regeneration and the belief that systemic change and transformative measures are needed to address the interconnected nature of today’s crises.
We have developed a systemic change model to support a regenerative revolution in rural communities by connecting, educating and empowering locals and migrants to create local sustainable ‘collective-enterprising’ through the principles of solidarity economy.
To achieve this, we carry out the following activities:
TRAININGS – in permaculture, agroecology and commercialisation taught by refugees and migrants, for refugees, migrants and local people.
INTERNSHIPS – for refugees and migrants to gain experience in ecological cooperatives and enterprises.
LAND & RESOURCE REGENERATION – identifying under-utilised land and resources and putting them back into productive use.
LIVELIHOODS – supporting locals, refugees and migrants to set up sustainable social enterprises that provide sustainable livelihoods, benefit and regenerate the local economy, make use of untapped resources and bring more energy and life to the local villages.
HOUSING – developing a low cost housing scheme to provide low cost accommodation to refugees, migrants and other young people who want to contribute to the redynamisation of the area.
EVENTS & INTEGRATION – we coordinate social and cultural events to bring together local people and newcomers and engender values of respect, diversity trust and solidarity creativity and foster friendship through creative engagement.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING – integrating the values of Local, Sustainable, Social and Solidarity solutions into the way we live, shop, interact, and organise.
REGENERATING LIVES – improving the wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence of all participants, especially refugees and migrants through working in nature, creative community activities and self-realisation in a supportive and respectful environment.
FUNDRAISING – seeking funds from a variety of sources to ensure the financial sustainability of the project.
COMMUNICATION – of what we do to a wide audience and through a variety of networks we belong to eg: Quorum Mundial, Granada en Transicion, Permaculture South West, the Global Ecovillage Network, Emergency Response Group Granada.
In 2017 we won the LUSH Spring Prize Award, in May 2018 we won a grant from the European Union’s project Make Europe Sustainable for All and in July 2018 we were selected as semi-finalists out of 750 applicants to the European Social Innovation Competition and received a week of EU social innovation training and 20 hours of social innovation mentorship with a financial sustainability expert. In September 2018 we were selected out of 121 applicants for a case study analysis in the “Rethinking Inclusion” project of the European Programme for Integration and Migration, the finalists will be announced soon.

Our project has been published in the Management Unit of the National Rural Network of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in the Red Pepper news paper, International Transition Network blogs, Cadena Ser radio station, in the programs: Punto de Fuga, La Ventana and Vida Verde.

We count on 1 Project hub with three double-bed rooms available for volunteers, a spacious living room, a garden and outdoor living space, four bathrooms and an equipped kitchen. A camping space that can host up to 35 people indoor and 80 outdoor. The use of the municipal school with sleeping space and toilets, as well as rooms for workshops.
Four main pieces of land in addition to smaller terraces.
A project car and 5 bikes.

Accommodation and food

Volunteers will be hosted in furnished rooms within a shared house. The house is shared with seven other team members, including the volunteers’ supervisor. In the accomodation there are three toilets, an office, a big living room, a terrace and two other communal spaces. There is also an onsite garden and an outdoor living area. For some of the activities, they will be hosted in a fully equipped, licensed camping space.
Meals will be provided by our organisation where approximately 60% of the food comes from our agro-ecological enterprises. The meals will be cooked collaboratively according to a weekly rota so as to enhance teamwork and the sharing of culture through gastronomy.

Support

We aim to create an open learning environment, adjusting the language to a level matching everybody’s needs. A mentor will be assigned from the beginning to help the reflection and support the learning and the acquisition of key competencies, being context-specific to the work
in the garden or across the other activities of the organisation as well as in terms of personal development.

Communication will be encouraged and a weekly facilitated space for feedback and evaluation will be given and coordinated by the volunteers’ mentor. Checks-in are held twice a week, first thing in the morning after breakfast. They are an open moment of sharing and reflection and enable us to assess how everyone is doing. The volunteers will also take part in the regular meetings of the organisation where space for reflection on the areas to improve is also given.
Support in terms of time management, prioritisation and planning will be given so that all the volunteers make the most of their experience.

Timetable

Twelve days (adaptable)
Mini Ecovillage Design Education 5 days – (Monday – Friday)
08.30 Optional morning practice
09.00 Breakfast
09.30 Start of the activities – Morning Session I
11.15 Tea break
11.30 Morning Session II
13.30 Lunch
14.30 Free time
15.30 Afternoon Session I
17.15 Tea Break
17.30 Afternoon Session II
19.30 Cooking/Free time/Planned evening
21.00 Dinner
22.00 Free Time
2 rest days (Saturday & Sunday)
Land Work with La Bolina 4 days – (Monday – Thursday)
08.30 Optional Morning Practice
09.00 Breakfast
09.30 Land work – Applying principles of Permaculture and Agroecology in Practice
11.15 Tea Break
11.30 Land work – Applying principles of Permaculture and Agroecology in Practice
13.30 Lunch
14.30 Free time
15.30 Land work – Applying principles of Permaculture and Agroecology in Practice
Departure day (Friday)

Provisional Schedule of the Mini-EDE
Arrival day (Sunday)
Day I (Monday)
Morning Session I
Welcoming participants
Logistics and practical matters
Morning Session II
Drafting of the group commitment
Dynamic to outline the personal and collective objectives
Afternoon Session I-II

Personal Stories Sharing
Evening
Film Evening: Screening of Ancient Future
Day II (Tuesday)
Morning Session I
What is an ecovillage?
Morning Session II
Building Community and Embracing Diversity: Theories and Practice
Afternoon Session I
Experiential Learning Activity (ELA)
Afternoon Session II
Outcomes Session on the ELA
Evening
Free Evening
Day III (Wednesday)
Morning Session I
Introduction to Permaculture
Morning Session II
Ethics and Principles
Zoning
Afternoon Session I
Practical Session: Compost
Afternoon Session II
Practical Session: Lasagna Bed
Evening
Jam Session
Day IV (Thursday)
Morning Session I-II
Design Session I: How do we want our community to be?
Afternoon Session I-II
Design Session II: How do I want my community to be?

Evening
Skills Sharing workshop
Day V (Friday)
Morning Session I
Conflict Resolutions and Group Dynamics
Morning Session II
Non-Violent Communication
Afternoon Session I-II
Feedbacks and Comments
Evening
Talent Show
Day VI- VII (Saturday & Sunday)
Free Days
Day VIII – XI (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Sessions of practical land-based work
Day XII (Friday)
Departure day

Generic competences

Group Dynamics, Conflict Resolutions, Intercultural Dialogue, Teamwork, Problem Solving,
Decision-making both collective and individual, Adaptability.

Specific competences
Design Thinking, Basic Land understanding and Management, Basic Permaculture and Agroecology Theory and Practices, Facilitation.

How to get to this summer camps in Murcia:

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The project is located in Saleres, in Valle de Lecrin county, under the Province of Granada, in the region of Andalucia, South-East Spain.
There is a bus service running three times a day connecting El Valle to Granada, Motril and Durcal which are the three main cities nearby. There is also a bus service for travel across the neighbouring villages. A project car could also be a mode of transport in case of need. There are
five bikes, equipped with helmets and lights, available for everyone to explore the surrounding area. It is possible to reach El Valle de Lecrin through other Granada or Malaga airport and then take a bus to El Valle. Frequent car-pooling also run in the area.

Things to do

Walking Tour in El Valle De Lecrín (Saleres, Restábal and Melegis)
Visit and Tapas Tour in Granada
Hike in Barranco de La Luna
Sports’ Tournament in Saleres
Social Presencing Theatre Workshop
Playfight Session
Yoga and Acro-Yoga
Visit of Durcal and Nigüelas
Visit to the caves of Nerja
Beach day in Maro

Once you deliver your documents, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm the place. Once confirmed, you would choose your sending organisation from your country and pay the fee.

Account number: 0128 0086 74 0100046144

IBANES87 0128 0086 74 0100046144

BIC SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX

Bank name: BANKINTER, Calle de Fermín Caballero, 51, 28034 Madrid

Account holder: Asociación Building Bridges

Summer camps in Spain

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What are summer camps in Spain?

A work camp is a different way to enjoy your holidays, developing a volunteering project of social/cultural/educational interest at individual or group basis.

There are different types of summer camps in Spain depending on the dates you are suitable and the tasks to carry on: we offer a wide range of activities including education activities, environmental protection, community-based work, etc.

There is a minimum fee of 40€, but each project may include a small fee to cover your food and accommodation.

Participants must pay for their travel tickets, whereas the hosting entity will pay for accommodation and meals. The summer camps are usually for young people older than 18 up to 30.

Summer camps calendar

Lenght varies in each project, although the minimum of time is usually two weeks. We also develop camps the whole year, not only during summer.

What are the costs for summer camps in Spain?

If you like to come to one of our workcamps in Spain, you need to pay a fee of 40 €.

Some summer camps may include a small fee to cover your accommodation and food during activities. Fee(s) include the possibility of going to this activity with accommodation and food included.

Please bear in mind that you need to cover your transport and insurance. 

Requirements for participants in summer camps

You need to be 18-30 years old.

Yoy may  carry out social, educational, cultural and welfare work of great importance and recognition.

Reasons to apply to summer camps in Spain

We give you the same reasons as for European volunteering, although here with this international experience you get other different results:

  • Acquire international experience
  • Improve your curriculum
  • Learn a language
  • Develop a volunteering work in another country
  • Know other methodologies of work
  • Put your knowledge into practice in other countries
  • Know and feel a World citizen
  • Support local community activities through volunteering

How many summer camps do you offer?

Supported by CCIVS, we plan to host more than 30 participants to workcamps in Spain in 4 different regions in Spain: Madrid, La Rioja, Andalusia and Galicia. More hosting projects will be uploaded periodically on this page.

What is YesEuropa?

YesEuropa is a portal powered by Building Bridges Association (legally established in Spain since 2008). We were founded with the aim of giving advice to the demands of information on European and intercultural information Exchange.

The main goals for our association are:

• Building up bridges to promote the European social construction.

• Bridge a gap encouraging an intercultural dialogue for a better understanding and knowledge of other cultures.

• Planning bridges through projects management to foster the citizens participation, specially young people.

• Leaving a mark supporting any cultural, educational or artistic expression based on the above mentioned projects.

We are an experienced association, our personal career and experience is wide. We have thought about creating this association to give shape and to have a closer collaboration that already existed between its partners for more than 10 years.

Are reliable this summer camps in Spain?

Absolutely yes. We are part of international networks and our work has been awarded by the same European Commission and local and regional governments (see our accreditations, partnerships and legal registration).

We belong to the CCIVS, Citizens for Europe EYCA Anna Lindh Foundation and CIVICUS: networks that promote values citizens and all activities related to culture and democratic values.

Our members have had the pleasure of meeting at different moments of local members from EURODESK network and we also coordinated Eurodesk Network at national level for over 10 years. In consequence, we were able to share experiences and plan new initiatives to improve the system of youth information, at local, national and international level.

YES EUROPE is a portal for support and advice on international mobility and European projects promoted by the Building Bridges Association, based in Madrid.
Our group is composed of professionals delighted to help and advise private and public entities in order to write and manage international projects.

Until present day, thanks to several cooperation agreements with public and private institutions we actively participate in international networks such as summer camps in Spain.

We were able to carry out many projects under the old Youth in Action, Citizens Programme and Lifelong Learning Programme. Now we continue our work with Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens and Creative Europe programmes..

The main goal of our group is to promote international mobility and raise awareness among young Spanish and European people on topics such as social inclusion, integration and promotion of active citizenship, using only non- formal education.

Among the projects developed we include the European Voluntary Service, youth exchanges, international trainings, Erasmus+ traineeships and so on.

These projects have many young people able to take advantage of international mobility experience, now it’s your turn!.

Most projects are open to young people between 18 and 30 years and allow unforgettable experiences traveling and living without many expenses (in many cases projects covered the accommodation, food and much of the total trip).

Our group is also a member of several European networks of expert trainers and project managers, with the common goal of: offer young and old the opportunity to access mobility programs in educational, vocational, educational and cultural field to promote cultural exchange, improve personal skills and practice English.