GRAPES POMPONE E POLA
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
No more from Russian, Ukr, MEX. ONLY male volunteers
- Code : IG.AGRI.06
- Dispo : COMPLET (Total Part 7)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ITA
- Age : 18 - 65
Podere Pompone is a family-run farm located in the hillside of Tuscany. The Podere is looking forward to welcome volunteers to share information about what is behind the traditional work of wine-making. They would take the occasion to share their experience of producing wine maintaining a relation of harmony with their own land.
Hand-picking of grapes or cleaning and maintenance of the vineyard in case the grape is not fully ripe at the time of the work camp (which should be but is unpredictable and it depends on the weather in the next months). The job will be explain by experienced locals. The work will start early in the morning (8.00) to avoid the hot temperatures of mid day. Ideally volunteers will work for up to 6 hours. Volunteers will learn all about wine production and natural organic management of a vineyard!They will visit, together with the host, the local wine cooperative and learn about wine production in the region.
Accommodation will be in shared tents in the farm’s area. There is a bathroom that is furnished with hot water showers. Volunteers will cook together with the host or food will be prepared by themselves according to the schedule of the day.
During the days and evenings there will be many moments to stay together and enjoy the beauty of the place. The surrounding countryside is a beautiful place to explore (hiking). The town of Gambassi Terme is near to the Podere and there you can find hot springs. From there you can take local trains to see the small towns around or the cities (Pisa, Florence, Arezzo…) during the free days.
• Don’t forget a sleeping bag (winter one, it has to be warm) • warm clothes for the night • one torch • Working clothes and shoes • Rain coat, just in case.. • If you play any music instrument, you can bring it with you! Also food from your country, games, and other things to be shared with the group from your country. • Something (music, dances, dresses, food, drinks) for the international evening; • If you are from the European Union, don’t forget to get the European Sanitary Card that will facilitate your access to the Health System in case of need.
The association has the following aims: a) foster and promote human and civil rights, with particular attention to child and youth rights; b) promote the right to information and participation of youth; c) defending social and collective rights with particular attention to youth and student rights; d) promoting volunteering as a tool for social change and active citizenship.
During its life, the association run different activities of information, training and counselling and, since 2006 has start focusing its activities to promote and develop tools for social inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities.
We organize workcamps and youth exchanges since 2006.
In particular it has addressed its work to involve disadvantaged youth in local and international voluntary activities in the frame of Youth in Action and Europe for Citizens programmes of the EU.
Since 2008 has also established a partnership with the Centre for Social Services for Youth of the Italian Ministry of Justice. In the frame of this partnership, the association has been developing activities to include young offenders in international intercultural activities, in the frame of the social rehabilitation programmes.