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BE-SCI 3.1 BÉLGICA Brussels Work with children / Social / Sport 24/08/2021 31/08/2021

Fight inequalities with the Oxfam Trailwalker

Camp code:

BE-SCI 3.1


Belgium - French speaking

Start Date:

24 Aug 2021

End Date:

31 Aug 2021


3: International solidarity

Work Types:

Manual / Sport

Number of volunteers:


International age:

18 - 99

National age:

18 - 99

Required Language:


Spoken Language:



Description: Throughout the world, Oxfam is working to find concrete and innovative solutions to help people to emerge from poverty and achieve their full potential. Oxfam also advocates taking into account the voice of the poor in local and international decisions that affect them. In all its actions, Oxfam works with partner organizations and with vulnerable women and men to end the inequities that lead to poverty.

Type of Work: The project focuses on supporting the implementation of the 14th Oxfam Trailwalker on the 28th and 29th August. Its objective is to fight against poverty. The challenge is to travel on foot and in teams of 4 people a distance of 100 km in 30 hours maximum. Alongside this, each team raises funds for the benefit of Oxfam-Solidarity projects around the world. The volunteers will help the Oxfam team (with 350 other volunteers) to set up facilities in order to receive walkers (1000), their supporters and other volunteers (tents, decoration of the place ...) in the best conditions. During the event, they will be dispatched in different parts of the route to support the organization (give meals and water, welcome and support the walkers, scanning ...). The last day of the project will be off.

Study Theme: Extreme inequalities: one out of three people in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change this situation by mobilizing citizen power against poverty. The first day, the group will receive awareness to North-South inequalities and issues and will plunge into the meanders of economic globalization to understand their social and environmental impact. Oxfam wants to put an end to extreme inequalities. Better social security and health care for everyone, financed by an equitable tax system, are therefore feasible and effective solutions.

Accommodation: Arrival in Oxfam office in Brussels to start with awareness raising activities. The first two nights will be spent in Brussels in the Oxfam offices (or in a Youth Hostel). Then departure to the place of the Trail in “Saint-Hubert”. There, the accommodation will be in a tent (or in a building depending on covid measures). The volunteers will bring their own sleeping bag and matrass with them.

Language: French, English, Dutch

Requirements: For volunteers who love nature sport challenges (even if volunteers will not walk the trail)

Approximate Location: In Brussels at the beginning and at the end of the project. During the trail : in the region of Saint-Hubert, not far from the little city of Rochefort in the Ardennes. The last day of the project will be a day off in Brussels or elsewhere. 

Notes: The volunteers will cook for themselves during the stay in Brussels. During the trail, the volunteers will get food prepared by others. No internet connection during the trail. 

Covid-related safety measures :