- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : SVICL01-17
- Dispo : 3M / 4F (Total Part 12)
- Langue du Projet : ESP / ENG
- Age : 18 - 30
SVI (International Volunteering Service), is part of the Spanish Institute for Youth (Instituto de la Juventud-Injuve), a Public Institution dependent on the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, whose main purpose is to promote international volunteering projects and activities among youth people. The SVI coordinates the international work camps organized by the Autonomous Communities and Autonomous Cities in Spain, and is responsible for managing the exchange of available places between the Work Camps in Spain and the International Organizations.
The main activity will consist of the improvement of the facilities in "The Land of the Games", by using bio-construction criteria and traditional techniques.- Building of a shed to be used as a workshop, store house or other auxiliary usage.- Replacement of the vegetal roof on the hut made with straw bales, the labyrinth and the dry toilet.- Rebuilding of the former spaces for games.Bio-construction criteria, traditional techniques and eco-efficient technology will be used in every construction.The young volunteers will acquire competences in self-construction, bio-construction and sustainability; they will learn techniques to work with stones, lime, wood, vegetal roofs and decorative arts; they willlearn to use local and recycled materials.
Accommodation in shared rooms with bunk beds. There are four rooms of between 4 and 7 places. Breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked in the shelter, with natural foods. They offer menus adapted to vegetarian, allergic or other diets
– Different sports activities
Injuve, an Autonomous Department of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, has, for some years now, been promoting specific programmes which are aimed at increasing and favouring different travel possibilities for young people. This enables those under 30 years of age to become aware of other realities, visit other places and have access to other cultures.
Included among these programmes is one known as International Voluntary Service (SVI), which deals only with workcamps. These are aimed at youth between 18 and 26 years old and their main objectives are:
– To encourage conduct that will favour the exchange of ideas and young peopleâ€™s global development. This is achieved by volunteering and from the contributions made by youth from their own experience. This strengthens intercultural learning processes, personal development and the reinforcement of democratic values.
– To integrate experiences, personal knowledge and the global development of youth in the carrying out of an activity, within the framework of voluntary service.
The Youth Institute co-ordinates the exchange of places for young Spaniards wanting to volunteer in foreign workcamps and foreigners wanting to volunteer in Spanish workcamps. The Spanish workcamps are managed by the Autonomous Regions.