- Moyen terme 3-6 mois
- Code : WS17ED02_MTV
- Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 3)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / FRA
- Age : 18 - 99
The Volunteers live and work in an intercultural and non-denominational community where all are invited and accepted. Around ten people live here permanently. At the time there are several projects running.
The volunteers will mainly work in the garden and for the ecological straw ball house project. Helping to sell at the communal markets nearby is also a task. There are always different ongoing works in the community such as renovation, construction. According to the abilities, volunteers are contributing to the communal household with general maintenance tasks, offering childcare etc..
The volunteers have their own space in the main building. Toilets and showers are nearby. The communal room is equipped with a kitchen, where volunteers cook for themselves at night. Even though volunteers live on the countryside, the site is accessible with public transports.
Essertfallon, a tiny village is located in the northern highlands of Switzerland. The river Doubs, the frontier with France, is really close by. The closest village is the medieval fortress St-Ursanne, wherefrom Basel can be reached by train within one hour. In their leisure time volunteers can go for a walk in the nearby woods. The families are used to share their free time with volunteers and invite them to join in, when they undertake occasional trips. As there’s public transport, volunteers could visit Porrentruy etc. by themselves.
Volunteers are living in a remote area. As the hilly surroundings are an eye-catcher, nature lovers wanting to live away from bigger cities for some time will surely be happy. This project is open for 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”.