- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : WS17SCH03
- Dispo : 2M / 2F (Total Part 4)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / GER
- Age : 18 - 99
For nature lovers, who are interested in garden and agriculture work! – In the beautiful region of Davos (Schatzalp) there is the „Alpinum“, a huge botanical garden in the mountains. An association was founded to support this garden and to save some rare species and the nature over there for the next generations. In this botanical garden guests can find many rare plants and about 5000 different types of species and cultivars. The group of Volunteers consists of four people. Interested candidates should be autonomous and self-managing.
Every year, there is a lot of work to be done in the botanical garden. The Volunteers will sup-port the gardener in his daily work. The main work will include haying, weeding, preparing wood and cutting the lawn. Interested Volunteers should be physically strong and interested in agricultural and garden work. It is important to know that all the flowers are very sensitive and protected and only experts can deal with those plants. Work is seven hours a day; two days per week are off. – Volunteers will receive a small pocket money, food and lodging.
Volunteers will sleep in the hotel in small staff-rooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided from the personal canteen. In the hotel there are staying the ordinary holiday guests, the Volunteers will stay in the personal flat and spend the time together and with the employees of the hotel.
Set in an exceptionally beautiful bowl of mountains Davos is the highest town in Europe at 1560 meters. In Davos there is the world class ice hockey, cross country skiing and ice skating. In the traditional hotel Schatzalp you enjoy a glorious panoramic view across the valley. The Volunteers will have the chance to see an incredible beautiful part of Switzerland.
The motivation of the volunteers has to be very high to work outdoors and it can be physically demanding. That’s why a MOTIVATION LETTER is required. Volunteers should bring along warm, robust working clothes (water proofed), trekking shoes (suitable for the mountains). Punctuality is very important for this work. Smoking during the work is not allowed. Leisure activities have to be organized independently. – The positions are also open for unemployed youngsters who face some social problems and asylum seekers!
Workcamp Switzerland was founded as an association in 2004. It is politically and confessional neutral. Workcamp is now (since November 2012) a full member of the international network “Alliance of European Voluntary Services Organisation”.
Since 2011 year Workcamp Switzerland wants to integrate people with any kind of social, physical or mental deficits. We experienced in our Workcamps that it’s a benefit for all participants to mix people with different backgrounds in a practical, non formal environment. For young adults with any kind of handicap the beneficial work can be a chance to get into a working process and to strengthen the self confidence. That’s why we open our projects for Volunteers with fewer opportunities and support the initiative “Access 4 All”.