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Bees for Trees

Code

Ages

Dates

Work Type

Volunteers

Disability Access

Vegetarian Food

Nearest Airport

Torino (Turin) (TRN)

18 - 75

07/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

LUNAR15

Manual Work, Environmental, Disabilities

8

Yes

Yes

Nearest Bus/Train Station

Turin railway station

Project work

The work will be close to the river Po in a protected area called “Parco fluviale del Po '' here the volunteers will also cut bamboo to protect the endemic vegetation and clean paths and weeds. We’ll also support a project by Torino University, building `bee hotels” and bringing them to some summer camps for children to share with them the consequences of climate change. In case of rain, the indoor work could also be cleaning work in some bell towers and churches. The volunteers will also be involved, with local teenage volunteers, in the creation of a mural representing the work of this year. Moreover, for the first week of the workcamp, some Italian volunteers could be involved from an association called AU.DI.DO (autonomy for disabled people). To exchange traditions and explore other cultures so please be ready to present something typical of your country (a dance, a song, a game, a typical dish, a custom etc.) and also every week the volunteers will go to a retirement house to present their countries. The volunteers will also meet an association that runs a project to take care of refugees, in this way they can really see how that emergency is managed in Italy. Some of Carignano's families will host the volunteers for a dinner in their home to share their culture and way of life.


It is important to keep in mind that you'll be working with children, which is different than working with adults, and to be prepared to work on manual tasks, which can be challenging at times.

Accommodation & food

The volunteers are going to stay in a building with beds, communal bathrooms with 2 showers and hot water and a kitchen. Bedrooms are provided with 4 to 6 beds per room. The volunteers are responsible for the cleaning and cooking. Food is provided by the host organization. Volunteers must be equipped with a sleeping bag (or sheets), pillowcase and towels.

Location & leisure

The town of Carignano (8700 inhabitants) is situated on the left bank of the river Po approximately 20 Km from Torino and within the Regional Parco Fluviale (park of the river). Its center is of typical "piedmontese" style, characterized by an ancient core with medieval archways and a baroque cathedral. The town's surroundings offer sites of architectural and naturalistic interest, it is also possible to reach Turin easily, as there are frequent coaches to the city. During the free time there are many exciting things to do such as visit the open market of Carignano and take part in some local events. On the weekends it will be possible for the group to organize a visit to Turin (there is a bus to and from Turin), visiting the Egyptian museum, the cinema museum, MAO museum of oriental art, the Holy Shroud etc. The costs of the FREE TIMES activities are not covered by the project.

Project host

Partner

The camp is organised by Lunaria in collaboration with “Giovani Insieme”. The association is composed of young people for young people founded in October 1998 in Carignano with the aim of protecting, promoting and enhancing artistic, historical and architectural heritage, nature and the environment, by proposing summer work camps for young volunteers from all over Europe.


Project

The workcamps in Carignano were started to restore some rooms in a building in the historical center of the town. Through this project volunteers have the opportunity to recover Carignano’s architectural heritage and enjoy the environment whilst meeting young people from all over the world. Moreover “Giovani Insieme” organizes different local events such as summer camps for local children, cultural exhibitions, etc. By joining this workcamp you will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals: LifeOnLand-SDG15 and ClimateAction-SDG13.

Directions to meeting point

The meeting point is Carignano bus station, It takes approximately 2/3 hours to reach the bus station from Turin airport.

Interested?

Enquire below and we'll connect you with one of our volunteering team to help you apply or answer any questions. We can help guide you through the process for a hassle free journey to your next project.

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