High as Giraffe Camp | ESC Volunteering in Czech Republic (Fully Funded)

Open call for young people who are interested in joining summer volunteering camp for two week in Brno, Czech Republic. High as a Giraffe is a short-term volunteering project organised by Hnutí Brontosaurus and funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union. 

High as Giraffe Camp | ESC Volunteering in Czech Republic (Fully Funded)

About the project

"High as a Giraffe" is a great opportunity for 20 participants (10 from Czech Republic and 10 from the other European countries) to meet new people and better understand your origins. During the project time, you will enjoy 14 days full of adventures, volunteer work, new experiences, and, most importantly, new friendships. You also get a unique opportunity to learn more about Czech culture and traditions.

Activities have been prepared to be focused on mutual cooperation, understanding, and respect. The camp program is aimed at suppressing prejudices and stereotypes, and focus on celebrating Czech cultures. Participants will be involved in creating the program, we will cook together and participants will be able to conduct their own workshops.

Participants will work for 5-7 hours daily for 10 days and will take the rest 4 days off. The work will be different depending on weather conditions and and current needs of the Alinkov monument. Participants might be cleaning out the building, or repairing a fence. When there won’t be a work, Particioants will have some activities prepared, but you can share your own. It can be games, workshops, sharing your knowledge on various themes. The surrounding nature just asks for walks around the river, so bring some comfy shoes.

Eligibility| Who can apply?

- Highly motivated young people aged between 18-30 years old;

- Participants must have a residence in one of the EU (ESC) program countries;

Participants who are ready to stay for the whole duration of the activity;

Participants who are open-minded and seeking to meet new people, for friendships, learn new skills, and create memories.

- The event will be in English, so knowing English is a plus but not mandatory.

Conditions and Expenses 

The camp will take place in Alinkov - an old anabaptist residence near a small village Čermákovice Czech Republic.

- Participants will be sleeping on site on the ground in the old building (a mat and a sleeping bag are a necessity), or outside in tents (Participants must bring their own tents in this case).

- All participants will be involved in the preparation of food and maintaining housekeeping. Cooking will be done mainly on fire or a portable stove.

There will be a dry toilet only and no shower (hygiene will be done in buckets or the river).  Mobile network is available only for calling and SMS.

- Each participants will receive a 6 EUR/ day as a pocket money.

 Your travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the distance between your home and Granada according to the following limits:

  • for travel distance between 0 and 99 km: 23 EUR / person
  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 210 EUR / person for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 320 EUR / person for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 410 EUR / person for Green travel.
  • Calculate your budget from HERE

  • IMPORTANT: keep all your travel documents! Online boarding passes and tickets for reimbursements. No documents = No reimbursement!
  • IMPORTANT: Please send your travel proposition per e-mail to the organisers and wait for their confirmation before purchasing your tickets!
- Participants are entitled to receive a YouthPass certificate after the project where you are expected to self-assess your own learning and you can add it to your CV.

What to Bring ?

Passport or ID
- Travel tickets, boarding passes, and invoices
- European Health Insurance Card if you have it
- Comfortable indoor and outdoor clothes
- Slippers, personal toiletries, and towels 
- Personal medicine - if you're taking any please let the organisers know in advance!


Application deadline: No application deadline ( as soon as possible)

Arrival day: 4th of July 2024

Activity period: 5-18th July 

Departure day: 19th of August 2024

Please keep in mind that the host organisation take the liberty of closing the application form before the deadline if they have too many applications! 

How to apply?

To apply for this project, you need to fill this online form before the deadline

More Details

for more details, check the opportunity on European Youth Portal from HERE

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By applying to this volunteering program, you take responsibility and risks. Inform yourself about the regulation and potential risks. "Opportunity 4U" cannot be held liable for any of the potential risks, and this post is only for informative and popularising purposes. 

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