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ESDA-0624 ESPAÑA CallosaenSarriaAlicante... ENVI,EDU 22/08/2024 01/09/2024

Urbact Callosa VI | ESDA-0624 | 2024-08-22 - 2024-09-01 | ENVI,EDU | Age: 15 - 17

Town hall of Callosa en Sarria. De Amicitia have been collaborating with this local partner for many years. Since the last two years the town hall is developing a policy of sustainable tourism which includes the recuperation of deprived environmental areas and cultural heritage.

Work: The aim of this workcamp is to preserve the natural reserve area surrounding called "Fonts del Río Algar". More concretely, the work will be mainly dedicated to parks and gardens maintenance or “arboretum”: removing the over-grown grass, weeding some parts of the grasslands and the edge of the woods, maintaining footpaths. Volunteers will also take part in the clean-up of some areas of the reserve where building waste has been found and if time allows it, they will carry out some painting works around the centre. There will be other additional tasks to change the daily routine of the volunteers. In each camp, the volunteers will work on a mosaic wall composed of old tiles and pebbles to decorate the area and the volunteer house. Aslo there will one day of social work with the youngsters of thown in the local youth center.

Accomodation and food: In a small rural house, some kilometres away from the village centre, with 2 different rooms, one for boys and one for girls. No need to bring a mattress but bring lower sheets and a summer sleeping bag is necessary. The centre is equipped with showers and WC. The food is provided by our campleaders and the volunteers will be cooking in groups by the guidance of our campleader.

Location: CallosaenSarriaAlicante

Location and Leisure: The municipality is located in the province of Alicante, in the northern part of the Marina Baixa region, 10 km from the coast and 42 km from the city of Alicante. Algar Waterfalls at only 15 km from Benidorm and 3 km from the center of Callosa. This area was declared a Wetland protected by the Valencian Government. It is a park about the importance of water as an environmental resource, economical and cultural. The visit is a route through a circuit of 1.5 km in length along, where you can walk through the bed of the river Algar, see the spectacular waterfalls and the numerous sources, the "tolls" (pools of water) where you can take refreshing swims in crystal clear water, the old dam, the imposing century-old canal and ditches still in use. Apart from the Waterfalls, there are other interesting sites in Callosa like the cultural heritage of the town, old narrow streets in the center. Also, there are several beautiful hiking routes around Callosa. One of the most spectacular places is El Fort de Bèrnia. Not far from Callosa, you can visit a town called Guadalest which has an ancient castle. Also, Altea, another beautiful town near the sea can be visited. The beach is not far from the house and somedays, the volunteers can take a trip to the beach of Altea.

Airport: ALC

Requirements: The extra fee has be paid by card ( in the exceptional cases we can accept bank transfer as well) 3 weeks before the camp as a confirmation of participation. If we don t recieve the fee and the flight/bus tickets of the volunteer, we will consider that she/he will not attending to project and we will give opportunity to other volunteers that are on the waiting list.

Alicante (ALC) Airport at 17:15 The campleaders will be welcoming the volunteers at 17:15 of every first day of each workcamp at Alicante el Altet Airport and they will be taken to the campsite by public bus. Volunteers have to pay the bus from Alicante to Altea and back. Therefore arrival to Alicante el Altet should be done before 17.00. Please take this into consideration before booking your plane. If the volunteers arrive before, they have to wait till 17:00. On the departure day volunteers will be helped to travel to the airport at 10:00 am but we cannot guarantee to help the check in.

Language: eng,esp

Extra Fee: 250 EUR