Incredible Edible Billom
Billom, Auvergne August 20 - September 2, 2017
Volunteer project: After 16 years of partnership with the Municipality of Billom, the locals welcome ever more enthusiastically the international volunteers. The project will take place in the heart of this beautiful medieval town.
The aim of the project is to help enrich the community of Billom by providing easy access to healthy local food. The volunteer work will involve the development of a garden plot in the park in the heart of the medieval town, where local residents will plant different vegetables and aromatic herbs in the spirit of the Incredible Edible movement. A technical supervisor will teach you specific techniques. You will work 5 hours a day, in the morning, 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday.
Possible free time activities: Participation in a medieval festival, meeting with the local associations, visiting the medieval city, swimming pool, football, basketball, tennis, hiking in the gorges of Madet, horseback riding, visiting Mauzun Castle and the Castle of La Chaux Montgros, visiting the park Livradois Drill, visiting the cities of Clermont-Ferrand and Issoire.
Accommodation: In the main building of the campsite. Mattresses will be provided; bring your sleeping bag. There's a supermarket, bakery, butcher’s shop, restaurants, pharmacy and café in the village.
Location: Billom is a town of 4800 inhabitants located in the Regional Natural Park of Livradois-Forez, 20 min from Clermont-Ferrand and from Thiers. Originally Gallic village and druidic center, the Romans made of it a stop on the great way connecting Lyon to Bordeaux. Its intense development enabled the village to become one of the first important towns of Auvergne in the XII century and to build its fortifications. Billom is renowned for its medieval quarter in the heart of the city and its architectural and historical heritage. It is a dynamic city that hosts many events throughout the year. Billom is 25 km away from Clermont-Ferrand.
Age range: 18 - 35 years old
Building a path to the castle of Saint-Floret
St Floret, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes August 20 - September 9, 2017
Volunteer project: The diversity of the built heritage gives to the town of Saint-Floret a special attraction. Located in the beginning of the Sancy Mountains, people love to come here during summer to have a good time. The local people are expecting the team of international volunteers with a great enthusiasm.
The volunteer work will focus on the enhancement of the former hamlet near the castle that is registered as a Historical Monument. You will participate in the construction of a stone path to create a way among the ruins. The work will be physical but interesting and rich of experience. You will work under the supervision of a technical person who will also teach you the needed techniques. The work takes place in the morning, 5 hours a day.
Possible free time activities: Activities will be organized during your stay in partnership with local associations: a guided visit to the local heritage sites, excursions, hiking ...
Accommodation: Accommodation in a big room inside a public building nearby the town center. Mattresses are provided. Please, bring your sleeping bag.
Location: Saint-Floret is a lively tourist town in summer. The village offer a preserved environment and beautiful landscapes.
Age range: 18 - 30 years old