24.Jul - 06.Aug 2017
Rascafria , Espagne


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • ENVI
  • SVIMA02-17
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
  • Code : SVIMA02-17
  • Dispo : 3M / 3F (Total Part 18)
  • 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.


Historically, the Paular valley has been linked to the Batanes Estate as an industrial development model linked to sustainable use of resources, such as the use of different hydraulic devices to harness water power. The proposed actions are intended to add value to the remains of these infrastructures as well as other conservation measures.Tasks to be performed at "Los Batanes" estate:- Hydraulic architecture, canals, ponds and mill: Removal and clearing of vegetation that hides and obstructs, thus favouring the preservation of their traditional uses. Integration of these elements into the landscape to positively impact on their multiple functions (i.e. vegetation, amphibians, watering and landscape). Reposition and replacement of lost elements to ensure their continuity.Enhancement of thematic areas or zones planted with species used for paper manufacturing in the past to help to understand the use of various hydraulic devices.-Trails: As a continuation of the work done in the previous workcamp, the roadbed will be strengthened, small runoffs will be corrected, remains will be cleaned and silted water passages will be improved.-Landscape improvement: Adaptation and naturalization of wooded areas on the estate under the guidance and supervision of National Park managers.-Create signs and/or explanatory panels:-Industrial architecture of the estate-Species reservoir (amphibians, reptiles, birds)-Assess the possibility of conditioning elements that may be used as a supplement to adapt the path for the blind.-Traditional walls: Continue rebuilding the stone perimeter fence to prevent uncontrolled entry of livestock, raising openings and improving putlog holes and gaps to help the transit of wildlife. -Dissemination and preservation: In coordination with the managers of the natural area, to assist in the dissemination and awareness of the environmental values of the area, and carry out tasks that help to its preservation.-Take photographic pictures to prepare the annual report.


Los Batanes Youth Hostel (Rascafria-Madrid).


Workshops and group leisure activities will be held. In addition, we will visit Segovia to discover the city.



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 people’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.

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