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VYA-Xiluo-MTV19-01 TAIWAN Xiluo RENO,ENVI,COMMUNITY 12/03/2019 12/03/2020

VYA-Xiluo-MTV19-01, Xiluo Township, Yun-Lin County, 2VOL Age: 20-40

After the backgrounds (partners, aims and histories) of the workcamps;

W : Type of voluntary work

S : Study theme

AD : Accommodation and food

L : Location

GM: Google Map

T : Terminal (The closest big international airport)

LA : Leisure Activities

WS: Weekly schedule

SR : Special Remarks

PF : Participation Fees

* For Accommodation, CV = Cooked by Volunteers   MP = Meals are provided.

 SB! = Sleeping Bag is necessary/ SBN = Sleeping Bag is Not necessary

 

Project Background

Xiluo Township

Xiluo, located in the middle of Taiwan,the northern Township of Yun-lin County .

Xiluo is the nearest township by the great Zhuo Shui River. The great Xiluo Bridge is one of the famous landmarks in Taiwan and stands on the River for 60 years until now.  You can see the famous sunset view here. Not only the view but also Yenping historical houses are marvelous.

You can also enjoy the typical Taiwanese culture in Xiluo Old Street. Chinese Kon-Fu , Puppet show, Soy souse DIY, organic vegetable, even the sculpture park is nearby the great bridge.

 

Xiluo, as a historical city for 300 years, with 48,500 residents there. During the colonial era by Japan, Xiluo has been planned to be a modern Town, in order to cooperate with the street-widening process, architectural facades were removed and buildings’ heights were altered. During the 1930-1945 periods, there were many styles visible on Yenping Street, with various unique architectural styles.  Within a few years, an 840 meters stretch of street saw the construction of hundreds of Art Deco houses, which contain the essence of Xiluo’s history and Culture.

In Yenping Old Street where have 142 elegant houses remain now. Most of them were built 80 years ago. At pass time, Yenping Street was town center, every shop was opening and busies very much .But now, most of houses are empty, and some are useless. The residents got away from here. Yenping Street become silence,People has no confidence .

So We try to promote the Xiluo culture and traditional article from here. We suppose to improve the live quality and self-respect here. We want to keep the social environment, classical and historical house.

We have done some repair work at sort term international workcamps, the first backpacker house was fixed at 2010 workcamp .Even it is reused but still need to maintain and management as well. The Grocery store is also repair and reused at 2011 by local volunteer. For improving the social environment, we would like to invite international friends come to join the social work.  It is not only voluntary work but also exchange Culture diversity,join and experience a different live in Taiwan.

Participants will also have opportunities to visit local artist,join local activities and have a eco-tourism in free schedule, chat with local people and enjoy the passions from them.

 

Aims

  1. To Creative exchange cultural and supporting the Xiluo community envelopment.

2)  Help Xiluo old street social environment more spirit.

3)  Make friendship with backpacker in global.

4)  Improved live quality in the future.

 

W: Xiluo LMTV workcamp is going to assist Xiluo Cultural Museum(Louyoung foundation) (work A-LF)and Be a Manager in Grocery store(work B-GS). Volunteer will maintain the daily house clean (or Grocery store), the reception, update internet blog or FB. Volunteer has to maintain the backpacker house and Grocery store to offer the locals and visitor a comfortable living condition.

Volunteer will also do some gardening and join community environmental events etc….Local volunteer will support international volunteer to run this project as well.

 

For more information of Louyoung Cultural & Educational Foundation and find the Xiluo workcamp information, please browse: http://www.louyoung.org.tw

https://www.facebook.com/louyoung.ngo ;https://www.facebook.com/siluo.yenping.museum/

 

Explain for work:

Work A: This is an international backpacker house and welcome people from all around the world. Therefore, volunteer has to be a kindly host and will be in charge of daily maintenance and management. Volunteers will be in charge of the daily house cleaning after the visitor check out (wash pillow cover, bed cover, clear the rooms) and they will be host when there's visitor. The volunteer will have to work also in the Louyoung foundation helping the maintain the garden and will be his/her duty to work in the reception.

Work B: Volunteer that will run communities old shop, will be in charge of the daily maintenance and management for the shop. He/she will do also some daily clean work for the store. The shop is ran by the local volunteer team and they need international volunteer to support the daily operation. The shop sells some antiques, some souvenirs and some goods crafted here in Xiluo.

*If Volunteer interested in doing some art works,he or she can tell us.we will support budget to buy their material.And Volunteer will have English teaching in the school.

Regular meetingWith hosting (Louyoung foundation) staff and local volunteer leader .Discussion some of the working detail 。

Free Day: Volunteers will have 2 free days per week on Monday and Tuesday only. Weekend is always the bid day to run the backpacker house and Grocery store.  It is not allowed to take holiday in weekend. 

Culture Exchange: The locals would be more than happy to welcome you in Xiluo. Please use this opportunity to exchange experiences, to learn more about other social, cultural and political living conditions and to show them, in return yours. In order to promote that, we will have some special cultural event at September、 October and some Celebrates from the temple.  The volunteers will be able to present their countries and have fun together with the locals.

 

 

 

 

WS: Tentative weekly schedule and program activities (Some may be changed!)

       We separate the work A and work B in the different way, 30-32 working hrs per week, 2 days free per week at least. In stead of free day in weekend, volunteer can only have free days on Monday and Tuesday. And volunteers will switch their duty and exchange work in the period if needed.

 

 

Works schedule: (A Bird’s eye view schedule, Some may be changed)

Type

Work A (BH)

Work B(GS)

Date/time

Morning

9:00-12:00

Afternoon

12:00-16:00

Evening

19:00-21:00

Morning

10:00-12:00

Afternoon

13:00-17:00

Evening

 

Monday

Free day

Free day

Tuesday

Free day

Free day

Wednesday

Work in

foundation

House clean/regular meeting

Reception/ Daily maintain+ blog(FB) update

Manage the shop

Manage the shop

Free

Thursday

Work in

foundation

House clean

(or English teaching)

Reception/ Daily maintain+ blog(FB) update

Manage the shop

Manage the shop(or English teaching)

Free

Friday

Work in

foundation

House clean

Reception/ Daily maintain+ blog(FB) update

Manage the shop

Manage the shop

Community party/meeting

Saturday

Work in

foundation

House clean

Reception/ Daily maintain+ blog(FB) update

Manage the shop

Manage the shop

Free

Sunday

Work in

foundation

House clean

Reception/ Daily maintain+ blog(FB) update

Manage the shop

Manage the shop

free

 

S: participants are encouraged to share and to join the discussion of community development and share the future prospect of their motherland.

 

AD: Accommodation will in 72 ART . The address is: 2F, No.72 Yenping road (community library), located in town center. Volunteer can use bike for daily transportation and the bus station, post office or 24h shop are just nearby.

A comfortable blanket will to offer. So there is no need to bring sleeping bag. And there will be some packet money around NT$ 5000 to support daily food, but volunteer has to cook by themselves, or enjoy the delicious local foods in local restaurants.

 

* Internet is always available both in working place and accommodation.

* There is a washing machine in accommodation.

* The weather is always changed in the season, temperature could be from 10℃- 30℃ please bring the suitable clothes. And please bring the umbrella or raining cost with you.

 

L: A traditional Taiwan typical town in Yun-Lin County, locating on the middle-western of Taiwan. 1hr to Taichung city and 2hrs to Tainan city by public bus.

 

Google Map648雲林縣西螺鎮延平路92號

 

T: Tao-Yuan international airport. Passengers need to transfer from Taipei, by King Bus(國光客運) in Taipei Bus Station), to Xiluo Station directly, and it takes 3 hours from Taipei to Xiluo and costs arund NTD$350.

 

LA: Excursion, exchange parties with local people, eco-tourism (optional), etc. 1hr to Taichung city and 2hrs to Tainan city by public bus.

SR: High motivation for learning and respect to local culture. CGC (Certificate for Good Conduct)+ Application form + 2 references from school or company+ basic Chinese is welcome + Skype interview are request. Please offer all documents when apply.

 

PF: Free (VYA and local host will provide meals & accommodations). Volunteers should cover the transportation and living expenses by themselves during free schedule.

Insurance: we only offer limit insurance to cover third party accident, please make sure you have enough insurance with you.