Archeology in Mallorca: Between Old and New!
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Camp code: ES-CAT 12.6
Country: Spain – Catalunya
Start Date: 01 Oct 2017
End Date: 14 Oct 2017
Topic: 12: Art, culture and local history
Work Types: Archaeology / Cultural heritage / Manual
Number of volunteers: 8
Number of places still available: 0
Free places last update: 26 Apr 2017
International age: 18 – 99
National age: 17 – 99
Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country: 0.00
Required Language: English
Spoken Language: Catalan, English, Spanish
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 excavating an archaeological dig 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.
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.
Language: English, Catalan, Spanish
Requirements: Motivation letter is required. Please bring your own sleeping bag. No archaeological experience is required, but any prior knowledge is welcome. Please be aware a good level of fitness is necessary as the camp involves heavy physical work.
Approximate Location: Mallorca Island
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. Yes, it is in Mallorca, but please don’t apply if it only makes you think about sangria, beach and discoballs! Volunteering is a serious commitment and it needs to be taken as such.
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.
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