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Cemetary Restoration




Volunteering Type


Vegetarian Food

Nearest Airport

Bordeaux (BOD)

18 - 99

13/09/2024 - 27/09/2024





Nearest Bus/Train Station

Jonzac train station 17500

The project

The aim of the workcamp is to continue the restoration of the walls of the municipal cemetery, which started in 2023. Supervised by two technical supervisors specialising in masonry, you will be working on the restoration of the walls. Initially, you will have to dismantle the damaged part of the walls salvaging the stones that can be reused. Then you will have to reassemble the wall using traditional stone-cutting techniques, laying and pointing. You'll work mornings of 5 to 6 hours. Dismantling, cleaning, repairing and consolidating the wall will all be part of the work programme. Come with your work clothes or clothes that may be damaged or dirty. We will provide you with safety equipment. No qualifications are required for this project.

Accommodation & food

You will sleep in a house recently acquired by the municipality. Participants will sleep in 3 areas equipped with mattresses. The house is equipped with all amenities (toilets, kitchen, etc.), but showers will be taken at the nearby gym (100m). You must bring your own duvet and pillow. Bicycles are available for exploring the area. Food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals will be prepared, in turn, by you, especially for lunch and dinner, while respecting environmental values and local resources, as well as everyone's culture (hot and cold dishes as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes will be prepared).

Location & leisure

Saint-Genis-De-Saintonge (17240), 80km from Bordeaux.

Leisure activites: The aim will be to share your cultural wealth with the residents and associations of Saint-Genis-De-Saintonge. Visits to the region will be organised collectively according to your wishes (visits, ocean, museums, etc.). You can discover local towns such as St Emilion, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, etc. Leisure time and local activities will give you the chance to meet the locals!

Project host

Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge is a commune in south-west France, in the Cognac region, in the heart of the Charente countryside, close to the Lande forest and a short distance from the banks of the Gironde estuary. This commune is a long-standing partner of the association, with whom we carried out the first workcamps in the Charente-Maritime region in 1996. After a ten-year hiatus in projects in the area, in 2019 the municipality wanted to rekindle the intercultural momentum generated by the workcamps, and in particular to use them to renovate a chapel in the cemetery.


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