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JAVVA18-01 BÉLGICA belgica DISA/FEST 04/05/2018 16/05/2018

Special Olympics Belgium

WORK :
For this 36th edition of the Belgian National Games, volunteers will help on several aspects of the event logistics, such as assembling and dismantling of structures, building and putting up the decorations, transport and unloading of material, waste management,... Volunteers will work with several teams of the organisation before and after the Games. During the 3 days of competitions, volunteers will provide guidance to athletes for one of the disciplines of the competition: a precision ball sport, related to bowls and "pétanque" called Bocce. The Opening Ceremony as well as the Torch
Run will take place on May 9 th while the Games will take place from May 10 th to May 12 th 2018.

Physical work will be asked to volunteers so it is important to take this into account. Volunteers will
also have lighter tasks like guidance of athletes, decorations, waste management,...

ACCOMMODATION :
Volunteers will sleep in the logistic centre or in « Festihut », small chalets allowing to host 4 persons each. The accommodation will be located in Mouscron. Please bring a sleeping bag.

FOOD :
Meals will be taken with the different teams of the organisation and will be prepared by local volunteers. Vegetarian food will be available but should be asked in advance.

LOCATION :
The 2018 National Games will take place between Tournai and Mouscron, French-speaking cities
located in Wallonia, close to the French border. The National Games will mainly take place in
Mouscron where volunteers will spend most of their time. This city is located about 100 km away from Brussels, 25 km from Lille (France) and 25 km from Tournai. The place of the workcamp can be reached easily by public transport.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION :
This workcamp requires physical efforts at some moments.
Volunteers are asked to prove a strong interest for the thematic of this event. There will be one free day before and one free day after the competition.
Please bring good working shoes and clothes that can get dirty as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather.
A project-related motivation letter is required.

LANGUE :
The language of the workcamp is English. Basics of French or Dutch are useful but not necessary.

ACCES :
Brussels International Airport (Zaventem),
Brussels South Airport (Charleroi), or Lille
airport (France). Meeting point at Mouscron train station on 04/05. Train timetables on
http://www.belgianrail.be/en/Default.aspx

SUMMARY OF THE WORKCAMP :
For the 36th edition of the Belgian Special Olympics, a competition hosting about 3400 athletes with intellectual disabilities, a workcamp will take place in the city of Mouscron in order to help on several aspects of the logistics around the competition. Volunteers will also guide athletes for one of the disciplines during the National Games.