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Important information for volunteers

 - What is a Workcamp?
 - who can participate?
 - Volunteer's Responsibilities
 - location
 - season
 - Daily Life
 - Arrival - Departure
 - Insurance
 - Fees

What is a workcamp?

A workcamp is a short term project with a duration of several weeks. Young people from across the world will spend 2 to 4 weeks together as volunteers; form a group which will work and live together for the duration of the workcamp.

Who can participate ?

Everybody who :

 · is strongly motivated to do volunteer work · wants to explore other cultures.

 · is prepared to explain things about his/ her own culture.

 · has the minimum age of 18 years old and less than 40.

 · knows enough English to make herself/ himself understood in everyday situations since English is the common language for a workcamp.

 · enjoys living in a group situation and is interested in getting to know different people.

 · is not fussy and satisfied with simple accommodation.

 · shares his/ her opinion but respects other opinions, too.

 · helps to make the workcamp a good experience for everyone.

Volunteer's Responsibilities:

 · Volunteers accomplish their volunteer work in a responsible way.

 · Volunteers make their travel arrangements themselves.

 · Volunteers get sufficient insurance coverage for their travel and stay abroad.

 · Volunteers pay expenses for travel, leisure activities and personal needs out of their own pocket money.

 · Volunteers meet the requirements listed in the program-description of their workcamp.

 · Volunteers play an active role in the community life.

Location:

workcamps of ASTVS are located in the region south-east of Morocco, the surrounding cities or villages of Errachidia city. And in the north of Morocco: Chefchaoun and surounding.

Season :

Most workcamps are running in summer (between June and End of August). Workcamps in winter and spring are quite rare. However, projects can be organised for individuals sach as teaching during the year round.

Daily Life:

Volunteers spend part of the day on working for the project chosen, Besides work there is plenty of time for other activities. Free time can be used to pursue group interests (for example local trips, sports or games evenings). Of course, there is also time just to relax. Volunteers are responsible for their own cleaning and chores. One to 3 volunteers are appointed camp-leaders, does not mean, that he is organizing everything for the volunteers. In most cases the volunteers are responsible together for problem solving and decision-making at the workcamp. There are things, which volunteers cannot change like the weather (rain or sunshine). Many of the other things however can be changed by volunteers if they take the initiative. Give your suggestions. Share your thoughts with the others. Talk to your camp-leaders Let's improve together what can be improved in your workcamp.

Arrival - Departure :

You should plan to arrive at your workcamp site during the course of the first day, the last day of the workcamp is not the last working day, but the day volunteers are leaving the workcamp site, in other word, if for example the dates of your workcamp are: 01-07-2010 to 21-07-2010 the arrival day is the 1st and the departure day is the 21st of July.

Insurance:

ASTVS doesn't provide insurance for the volunteers, For your participation in a workcamp with the organization you must make sure that you have an adequate travel insurance for the period of the workamp.

Fees :

The costs of participation for one of our projects are 165 euros. Accommodation and meals are included in the price. the price also contains o contribution for materials used for the work and some saving for future local projects.

More informations can be found on the F.A.Q page

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