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CH-SCI 12.3 SUIZA Cavaglia GR) Festival / Cultural heritage 06/07/2021 13/07/2021

Music Openair (Cavaglia GR)

Camp code:

CH-SCI 12.3



Start Date:

06 Jul 2021

End Date:

13 Jul 2021


12: Art, culture and local history

Work Types:

Festival / Cultural heritage

Number of volunteers:


International age:

18 - 99

National age:

18 - 99

Required Language:


Spoken Language:

English, German, Italian, Spanish


Description: The Openair Cavaglia is a music festival which is completely immersed in nature. We believe the more diverse the music is, the funnier and more entertaining it is for the audience, so the bands play all genres, ranging from folk to rock, funk and more. At midnight everything gets mixed up with a free for everyone jam session, when even musicians from the crowd can join in. Don`t forget to bring your instruments! Through the Openair we want to acquaint the visitors with our region of Valposchiavo and promote our local identity by, for example, offering a wide palette of delicious dishes like polenta or pizza made by locals or local restaurants, making sure you will never eat the same thing twice.

Type of Work: You will help with setting up and then dismantling the festival area. Examples of activities that you may do: build and dismantle the stage; set up and take down the tents etc.; go crazy on decorations; clean up the festival and camping area at the end of the Openair. Moreover, during the Openair (Friday-Sunday of the weekend in the middle) there is also a possibility to help as a security; to clean or, depending on your language skills, to help out at the bar.

Study Theme: We will mostly present our valley and the concept behind the Openair Cavaglia. This will be neither exhausting nor time-consuming. Since we will be a small group, we will also be able to adapt the "study theme" to the volunteers' interests.

Accommodation: You will sleep in an SCI accommodation in Poschiavo or in a small apartment in Cavaglia. During the Openair there is also possible to sleep in a tent on the camping area of the festival. In this case you should bring your own tent. Mattresses will be provided; you will have to bring your own sleeping bag and a towel; there are toilets and separate showers but no separate bedrooms. You won't have access to a washing machine; Wi-Fi is available; make sure to bring warm clothes; generally we will cook together and make sure that you will try and learn to cook special dishes from the region.

Language: Local language is Italian (but all members of the organization team speak English, Italian, German and some also speak Spanish).

Approximate Location: The workcamp will be located in Cavaglia, a small village completely immersed in nature. The accommodation will either be situated in Cavaglia or in Poschiavo. Poschiavo is the next bigger municipality with 3’500 inhabitants, 20 minutes from Cavaglia by train. During the Openair there is also a possibility to camp in Cavaglia.

Notes: Other key principles of the festival are togetherness, ecological sustainability and the promotion of arts (e.g. with our posters, painting ateliers, body painting and, the last but not the least, our crazy decorations). 

Organization Description: SCI Switzerland is a non-profit organisation which promotes intercultural exchange, sustainable development and non-violent conflict resolution. It has been organizing workcamps and long-term exchanges for volunteers worldwide since 1920. Each year more than 100 volunteers from Switzerland engage in SCI projects abroad, while around 200 international volunteers participate in projects in Switzerland. SCI Switzerland is certified by the Intermundo quality label, which guarantees high quality standards in youth exchange. Swiss workcamps are mainly focused on the work with youth as well as in the area of environmental protection. That is why among SCI Switzerland`s values is also an environmentally friendly lifestyle in accordance with the ideas of sustainable development. Volunteers are encouraged to be eco-friendly, especially when travelling to Switzerland and during the projects. Before applying be aware of high travel costs within Switzerland and check prices on the railway website www.sbb.ch. A participation in the camp from the first until the last day is needed for reason of instruction and group dynamic.