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ES-CAT 12.2 ESPAÑA Island of Mallorca Archaeology / Cultural heritage / Manual 07/04/2019 20/04/2019

Archeology in the Island of Mallorca

Camp code:

ES-CAT 12.2

Country:

Spain - Catalunya

Start Date:

07 Apr 2019

End Date:

20 Apr 2019

Topic:

12: Art, culture and local history

Work Types:

Archaeology / Cultural heritage / Manual

Number of volunteers:

7

International age:

18 - 99

National age:

16 - 99

Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:

0.00 

Required Language:

English

Motivation letter:

This camp requires an additional motivation letter to explain in more detail why you would like to attend.

Description: Volunteers will participate in an archaeological dig which forms part of a wider project aiming to use archaeology and local history to preserve and promote heritage and culture to the local community and to international volunteers.

Type of Work: Work involves cleaning the vegetation and opening the space in an archaeological site, cleaning the ruins, facilitating access to the site by clearing land and making paths (by moving rocks, cutting bushes, etc). All work will be done under the supervision of qualified archaeologists.

Working hours: from 8 am to 2 pm and in the afternoon from 4 pm to 6 pm. 

Study Theme: Archaeological heritage and how it brings communities together. Several educational and cultural activities will be held.

Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep in a reformed monastery in triple and double rooms with good modern facilities. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Food will be provided by local hotels and volunteers will prepare their own breakfast with food provided. Special diets can be accommodated.

Notes: The local organization makes a big effort to make volunteers involved on the local culture, so there are several activities planned with that goal: cultural tours, visits to natural sites, participation on village festivals, intercultural meals with the residents, outdoors film projection, etc.

Organization Description: SCI Catalunya is the Catalan branch of SCI, one of the 2 SCI branches in Spain. We are based in Barcelona and our working area covers the Catalan countries (including Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands and Andorra). The other provinces of Spain are covered by SCI Madrid. SCI was founded in 1982 and he organization works on both a global and local level. On the global level, we organize international workcamps in the above mentioned territory Long Term Voluntary Projects (including EVS), trainings and seminars. . On the local level, we work to promote peaceful social transformation of society in order to encourage sustainable human development and a culture of peace, through volunteer groups, involving our community and local networks.