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Name Projet Now
Dates Permanent Project
Type SOCI – ENVI – MANU – CULT Age 18+
Presentation of the partner
Project NOW is a food cooperative with social objectives. It was created by 10 people who were joined by 40 « villagers » from the municipality.
The aim is to make Waulsort attractive for the tourists again, to exploit its potential in order to create jobs, support local producers and at the same time recreate proximity services. On an ecological level, apart from the fact that all products are local, organic, and seasonal, nothing is disposable in the Villa 1900, except toilet paper...
We favor ecological and raw material. All clothes and home textiles are second hand to not support unethical and non-environmental suppliers. The garden is not chemically treated and includes a few squares of grass.
Native species are fostered: there are many birds, fed during the winter. A pond helps to support biodiversity and hens to reduce waste.
In the store, we aim at “zero waste”: we buy many bulk products and favor reusable packaging Our sustainable management tries to embed all aspects of a sustainable society: cooperative management,
unemployed, collaboration with people who went through psychiatry, intercultural and inter-generational relations), attention to North – South and present-future balance, through the farm cooperative to favor local exchanges and local resilience (alternative currency, SEL), individual development, promotion of permaculture and other agro ecology types, promotion of soft mobility, reflection on other business and teaching models...
democracy social justice (insertion of
using collective and integrating the long-term
40 INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM 2021
Helping in the restaurant and doing the dishes (evenings / week-ends).
Building work: stripping down, sanding, painting, bricking.
Creation of a little garden of medicinal herbs
All information on how to get to the project will be given in the info sheet.
It is recommended to be able to speak a few words of French or to be willing to learn French.
Nearest airport: Brussels South Charleroi Airport - 40km
Zaventem Airport (Brussels Airport) – 101 km
Nearest train station: Waulsort la pergola
Station – 200 m
About Waulsort near Dinant
WAULSORT, in the Walloon Region, province of Namur, Belgium. The village of Waulsort was part of The Benedictine Waulsort Abbey built in 946 by Scottish monks.
Waulsort is a small, very quiet village in which it is possible to go for many walks.
like in the Middle-Age.
Plantation and “seeding” of the pond.
Workshops, participation to visits and activities.
Data-input work for the library and
Harvesting fruits or wild plants.
Promotional actions for the Villa 1900.
Maybe (but we will discuss this in the next gener-
al meeting) participation to the implementation
of an online sales system.
Work on the internet and social networks.
Establishment and delivery of a local
Creation of handcrafts.
Delivery in the village.
Bike-taxi for some events.
Cycling ice-cream delivery.
On Monday, receipt of the goods.
Repairing for the free repairing workshop (Repair
Food and Accommodation
Housing in Villa 1900s “Pink Room” with a sink (hot and cold water), a desk, a closet (the bathroom is under work, it will be ready for the second semester). Stay in an exceptional surrounding, in the middle of an unspoiled nature with rich biodiversity and in an area with a huge historical heritage. We have a washer and a drier that you are free to use. You will be fed during your stay, with the team. You should not be accustomed to eat at regular mealtimes ;-) If you are vegetarian, there is no problem. We have difficulty with “vegan” diet, but it can be possible (In this case, you have things to teach to us, we have special goods here, but no soya for example, as a matter of principle).
Our long-term projects
Each volunteer will be welcomed on arrival by a SVI member who will be able to take him / her to his / her volunteering project, or by a member of the local as- sociation. In the next days, the volunteer will have an interview with the incoming project coordinator if he or she cannot be present on arrival.
Our partners always make sure to welcome the vol- unteers as well as possible in order to put them in the best conditions to start their project.
For each volunteer staying more than a month in Belgium, it is requested to participate in one of our preparation weekends.
This is an excellent way to meet the SVI team but also young Belgian people who are embark-ing on the adventure of volunteering.
We also regularly invite our volunteers from other countries to take part in the life of the SVI associa- tion: our dinners, our evenings with young people, our events organized by the SVI volunteers, etc.
Volunteers are an integral part of our association and as such are invited to all our activities.
Regular evaluations will be carried out informally but also more formally with the incoming project coordi- nator and the local partner. These evaluations will be forwarded to the sending associations.
Important things to know
European citizens only need a national identity card or a passport.
Non-European citizen may need a visa. The visa must be requested at the embassy or Belgian consulate of the country where you live.
If there is no embassy or Belgian consulate in the country where you live, you should contact the Bel- gian Embassy, which is responsible for your country. This one is usually located in a neighboring country.
The procedure for visa application can sometimes take a long time.
Therefore, you must apply for a visa at least four weeks before departure.
If you need an invitation letter, you can contact us at
In order to send you a letter of invitation, we need the following information:
Date and place of birth.
Passport number with date of issue and expira-
Start and end dates of the project.
Volunteers can get extra info at http://www.diplo- matie.be/en/travel/visa/default.asp
Esta beca cuenta con financiamiento para boleto de avión (VIVE FINANCE NO APLICA para beneficiarios de Programa Manos por el Mundo)
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