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					                               INTERNATIONAL
                                  WORKCAMP
                               PROGRAM 2009
                              SOLIDARITÉS JEUNESSES




                      Ile-de-France
                                                                      Lorraine

Bretagne


                                                      Méli Mélo

            Braise                                                      Franche-Comté
           Kerfléau




                                                                       Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes




                                                                           PACA




                                                      Midi-Pyrénées
International
Solidarités Jeunesses is the French branch of Youth Action for Peace, a movement created after the First
World War in order to reconcile people of different nationalities through a better mutual understanding.
Solidarités Jeunesses works alongside a number of partner organisations world-wide, exchanging
volunteers and organising international solidarity projects.

National
Solidarités Jeunesses is a national youth organisation, recognised by the French Ministry of Youth and
Sport. Our national headquarters are situated in Paris. We organise short and longer-term
international youth volunteer workcamps and voluntary services, projects with people from
disadvantaged areas, training sessions, and international solidarity projects. We also manage rural
residential and community centres.

Regional
Solidaités Jeunesses is composed of 7 regional delegations: Ile-de-France, Franche-Comté, Languedoc-
Roussillon, PACA, Auvergne, Poitou-Charentes and Midi-Pyrénées. Moreover it cooperates with partners
in the regions of Bretagne, Lorraine and with La Croisée des Regards in the region PACA.

Workcamps
The international workcamp is a very important part in the action undertaken by Solidarités Jeunesses.
It is prepared a long time in advance in the different regional offices and the National Secretariat.
The international workcamp, open to volunteers of any age, is seen as a tool of local and personal
development, tolerance and understanding between the different participants. Furthermore, we lay
emphasis on the inclusion of people coming from disadvantaged areas. The workcamps promote the
active participation of the local population.

Type
ACTI – Activities                   HER – Heritage
ART – Art                           RENO – Restoration
CONS – Construction          SOCI – Social
CULT – Culture                      FEST – Festival
ENVI –Environmental                 MUSI – Music

Regions in France
AUV – Auvergne                    LR – Languedoc-Roussillon
BR – Bretagne                     LO – Lorraine
IDF – Ile de France         MP – Midi-Pyrénées
FC – Franche-Comté                PC – Poitou-Charentes
PACA – Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Code              Name               Region Start date    End date           Type    Places           Remarks
     cancelled
     Teenager
     modification / change
Code Name                            Region Start date End date      Type            Places Remarks
SJ01 REV Chantier ouvert I           LR     02/02/09 26/06/09        PATRI           4
                                                                     RENO / ENVI /
SJ02 Faï Chantier Ouvert             PACA   01/04/09     31/10/09    ANIM            7
SJ03 Vaunieres Chantier Ouvert       PACA   01/04/09     31/10/09    RENO / ANIM     7
                                                                                              OFAJ French German
SJ04 Septfonds-Orniac                MP     05/04/09     18/04/09    PATRI / ENVI    20       Corean
SJ05 Communités de Donjon            AUV    11/04/09     30/04/09    PATRI           12
SJ06 Ferme de Faï III                PACA   30/07/09     19/08/09    RENO            12
                                                                     CULT / ANIM /
SJ07   Montendre Trilateral          PC     14/04/09     04/05/09    RENO            12       France Spain Germany
SJ08   Le Perthus                    LR     17/04/09     25/04/09    PATRI           15
SJ09   Ferme de Faï I                PACA   04/05/09     24/05/09    RENO            12
SJ10   Saint Julien en Beauchêne I   PACA   05/06/09     27/06/09    RENO            12
SJ11   Île d'Aix I – Patrimonito     PC     08/06/09     29/06/09    RENO / CULT     12
SJ12   Rochefort                     PC     08/06/09     29/06/09    RENO / ANIM     12
SJ13   Montendre Chantier Ouvert     PC     08/06/09     03/10/09    RENO / ANIM     6
SJ14   Vieure                        AUV    cancelled    cancelled   PATRI           12
SJ15   Mourvilles Hautes I           MP     13/06/09     04/07/09    PATRI / ENVI    8
SJ16   Saulxures sur Moselotte       LO     13/06/09     04/07/09    CONSTR          15
SJ17 Jarjayes                        PACA   15/06/09     05/07/09    ENVI            12
                                                                     MUSI + CITOY             PEJA France, Sweden,
SJ18 Europe en musique traditionelle MP     23/06/09     15/07/09    EUROP           20       Turkey, Italy
     La ville dieux du temple,
SJ19 EMMAÜS                          MP     30/06/09     18/07/09    SOCI + FEST     12
SJ20 Meaux Beach                     IDF    03/07/09     27/07/09    ANIM            10
SJ21 Vaunieres “Bivouac Area” I      PACA   01/07/09     23/07/09    ENVI            8
SJ22 Vaunieres “Foot Path” I         PACA   01/07/09     23/07/09    ENVI            8
SJ23 Bourg-Charente                  PC     03/07/09     24/07/09    RENO            12
SJ24 La Ferté sous Jouarre I         IDF    04/07/09     19/07/09    RENO            15     TEEN
                                                                                            PEJA France Italie
SJ25   “I feel European good”        IDF    04/07/09     19/07/09    ART             16 + 4 Allemagne Espagne
SJ26   Besancon                      FC     04/07/09     25/07/09    RENO            15
SJ27   Esprels                       FC     04/07/09     25/07/09    RENO            15
SJ28   Eulmont                       LO     04/07/09     25/07/09    RENO            15
SJ29   Lure                          FC     04/07/09     25/07/09    CONS            15
SJ30   Montby                        FC     04/07/09     25/07/09    RENO            15
SJ31   Jouarre I                     IDF    04/07/09     25/07/09    ENVI            15
SJ32   Torcy                         IDF    04/07/09     25/07/09    RENO            15
SJ33   Vallerois le bois             FC     04/07/09     25/07/09    RENO            15
SJ34   Istres                        LR     cancelled    cancelled   PATRI           12     annulé
SJ35   La tour de France             LR     06/07/09     24/07/09    ENVI            12
                                                                                            (PEJA) France, Arménie,
SJ36   St. Christol                  LR     06/07/09     24/07/09    CULT            16     Serbie Pays-Bas
SJ37   Ferme de Faï II               PACA   06/07/09     25/07/09    RENO            12
SJ38   LA CRECHE                     PC     10/07/09     01/08/09    RENO            12
SJ39   Jouarre II                    IDF    11/07/09     25/07/09    ENVI            15     TEEN
SJ40   Butte Pinson                  IDF    11/07/09     01/08/09    RENO            15
SJ41   Le Domaine de Monjean         IDF    11/07/08     01/08/09    CONS / ENVI     15
SJ42   Les Fauvettes                 IDF    11/07/09     01/08/09    RENO            15
Code                 Name                Region    Start date    End date         Type     Places          Remarks
SJ43   Tournan en Brie                  IDF       11/07/09      01/08/09    CONS / SOCI    15
SJ44   Montguyon I                      PC        11/07/09      02/08/09    RENO           12
SJ45   Archiac                          PC        cancelled     cancelled   RENO           12     annulé 12.03.09
SJ46   Drôme – Isère - Savoie           PACA      13/07/09      29/07/09    CULT           12
SJ47   Le REV I                         LR        13/07/09      31/07/09    CONS / ENVI    12
SJ48   Mirebeau                         PC        13/07/09      31/07/09    RENO / ANIM    12
SJ49   Escamps                          MP        13/07/09      01/08/09    PATRI / ENVI   13
SJ50   Château des Prureaux I           AUV       14/07/09      31/07/09    PATRI / ENVI   16     TEEN
SJ51   Le Saix                          PACA      15/07/09      04/08/09    RENO / ENVI    15
SJ52   Auvillar                         MP        18/07/09      08/08/09    PATRI          15
SJ53   Laguépie                         MP        18/07/09      08/08/09    PATRI          12
SJ54   Louchy-Montfand                  AUV       18/07/09      08/08/09    PATRI          12
SJ55   Verneuil en Bourbonnais          AUV       18/07/09      08/08/09    PATRI          12
SJ56   Bocage Bourbonnais               AUV       20/07/09      07/08/09    PATRI          12
       Film, music and festival in
SJ57   Bretagne                         BR        cancelled     cancelled   FEST           15
SJ58   Souvigny                         AUV       25/07/09      14/08/09    CULT           12
SJ59   Pouilly-sous-Charlieu            AUV       27/07/09      14/08/09    PATR / ENVI    12
SJ60   Vaunieres “Bivouac Area” II      PACA      27/07/09      14/08/09    ENVI           8
SJ61   Vaunieres “Foot Path” II         PACA      27/07/09      14/08/09    ENVI           8
SJ62   Verfeil sur Seye                 MP        27/07/09      17/08/09    PATR           15
SJ63   Bocage Sud                       AUV       28/07/09      15/08/09    PATR / CULT    12
       Beaumoutte les Montbozon –                                                                OFAJ
SJ64   OFAJ                             FC        01/08/09      22/08/09    ENVI           15    France/Germany/Slovakia
SJ65   Beaumoutte les Montbozon         FC        01/08/09      22/08/09    RENO           15    TEEN
SJ66   Beaumotte Les Pins et Cult       FC        18/07/09      15/08/09    RENO           15
SJ67   Frahier                          FC        01/08/09      22/08/09    RENO           15
SJ68   Le château de Ham                IDF       01/08/09      22/08/09    RENO           12    TEEN
SJ69   Massat                           MP        01/08/09      22/08/09    ENVI           15    TEEN
SJ70   Cusset                           AUV       02/08/09      23/08/09    PATRI          12
SJ71   Montguyon II                     PC        02/08/09      23/08/09    RENO           12
SJ72   Corneilla del Vercol             LR        03/08/09      21/08/09    RENO           15    TEEN
SJ73   GENIS DE SAINTONGE               PC        03/08/09      24/08/09    RENO           12
                                                                                                 OFAJ
SJ74 La Borie                           LR        03/08/09      21/08/09    ENVI           15    France/Germany/Turkey
SJ75 Le REV II                          LR        03/08/09      21/08/09    CONS / ENVI    15    TEEN
SJ76 Ferme de Faï IV                    PACA      04/08/09      19/08/09    CULT / ENVI    12    TEEN
SJ77   Saint Auban d’Oze                PACA      05/08/09      25/08/09    ENVI           12
SJ78   Monticoux                        MP        07/08/09      28/08/09    PATRI / ENVI   13
SJ79   Auberge de Jeunesses de Troyes   IDF       cancelled     cancelled   RENO / ENVI    15    annulé
SJ80   La Ferté sous Jouarre II         IDF       08/08/09      22/08/09    RENO           15    TEEN
SJ81   Tournan Beach                    IDF       08/08/09      22/08/09    ANIM           15
SJ82   Beceleuf / Rochard               PC        08/08/09      29/08/09    RENO / ENVI    12
SJ83   Mourvilles Hautes II             MP        08/08/09      29/08/09    PATRI / ENVI   8
SJ84   St Martin d'Ary                  PC        09/08/09      30/08/09    RENO           12
SJ85   St Julien en Beauchêne II        PACA      10/08/09      29/08/09    RENO           12
SJ86   Château des Prureaux II          AUV       11/08/09      28/08/09    PATRI / ENVI   16    TEEN
SJ87   Caussade                         MP        cancelled     cancelled   PATRI          15    annulé 11.03.2009
SJ88   ACPR (St Chaptes)                LR        01/09/09      21/09/09    PATRI          12
SJ89   St Julien en Beauchêne III       PACA      01/09/09      22/09/09    ENVI           12
SJ90   Labastide-de-Penne               MP        05/09/09      26/09/09    PATRI          13
SJ91   Ferme de Faï V                   PACA      07/09/09      26/09/09    CULT / ENVI    12
SJ92   Île d'Aix II                     PC        07/09/09      28/09/09    RENO           12
SJ93   REV Chantier ouvert II           LR        07/09/09      18/12/09    PATRI          4
Code                 Name           Region Start date    End date        Type      Places             Remarks
                                                                                            PEJA N°2 (France, Italy CG,
SJ94    Dansons l'Europe            MP     09/09/09     29/09/09    SOC + CULT     24       Turquie, Ecos Scotland)
SJ95    Cart (Sommières)            LR     14/09/09     02/10/09    ENVI           12
SJ96    Escaro                      LR     14/09/09     02/10/09    RENO / ENVI    12
SJ97    Montendre Solidarité        PC     14/09/09     03/10/09    RENO / SOCI    12
SJ98    St Julien en Beauchêne IV   PACA   28/09/09     16/10/09    ENVI           12
SJ99    Mourvilles Hautes III       MP     03/10/09     24/10/09    PATRI          8        OFAJ France Allemagne
SJ100   Montendre Chateaux          PC     05/10/09     26/10/09    RENO           12
SJ101   Veynes                      PACA   05/10/09     27/10/09    RENO           10
SJ102   BEAUVOISIN (GARD) I         LR     13/07/09     31/07/09    RENO           12
SJ103   BEAUVOISIN (GARD) II        LR     03/08/09     21/08/09    RENO           12
SJ104   LES CHOISINETS (LOZERE)     LR     07/09/09     17/09/09    RENO           12
SJ105   ALET LES BAINS I            LR     01/09/09     19/09/09    RENO           12
SJ106   ALET LES BAINS II           LR     21/09/09     09/10/09    RENO           12
SJ107   ALET LES BAINS III          LR     12/10/09     04/11/09    RENO           15       OFAJ trilatéral
                                                                                            Echange de jeunes (France
SJ108 MAURY                         LR     24/10/09     04/11/09    ECHANGE        16       + 3)
SJ109 BREAU ET SALAGOSSE            LR     29/06/09     17/07/09    CULT           12
                                                                                            OFAJ
SJ110 Ambierle                      AUV    02/09/09     22/09/09    ENVI           15       France/Germany/Spain
SJ111 Calais I                      CAL    cancelled    cancelled   RENO/ECHANGE   8
SJ112 Calais II                     CAL    09/08/09     30/08/09    RENO/ECHANGE   8
 OPEN WORKCAMPS

Code   Name                        Region     Start date       End date       Type               Places
SJ01   REV Chantier ouvert I       LR         02/02/09         26/06/09       HER                4
SJ02   Faï Chantier Ouvert         PACA       01/04/09         31/10/09       RENO / ENVI / ACTI 7
SJ03   Vaunieres Chantier Ouvert   PACA       01/04/09         31/10/09       RENO / ACTI        7
SJ13   Montendre Chantier Ouvert   PC         08/06/09         03/10/09       RENO / ACTI        6
SJ93   REV Chantier ouvert II      LR         07/09/09         18/12/09       HER                4


 SJ 01 – REV Chantier ouvert I
 02/02-26/06             HER                         4 volunteers
 Project: This is a long-term workcamp in which long-term volunteers will work along side local job-
 seekers restoring the heritage of the surrounding communities. The work will take place on two sites,
 the first being a castle where volunteers will whitewash the interior walls. The second site is a winery,
 where they will build walls using plasterboard. Volunteers will stay in the hosting center of the
 Beauvoisin Association.
 Location: 30 km from the sea
 Nearest train station: Nîmes


 SJ02 - Faï Chantier Ouvert
 01/04-31/10             RENO / ENVI / ACTI            7 volunteers
 Project: The “Faï” is a farm that has been converted into a national and international meeting centre.
 The goal of our project is to bring together people from different social and cultural backgrounds. Every
 year international volunteers, families, handicapped people, youth with social disabilities, and tourists
 come to participate in the restoration of the farm, to take a holiday, or to organize a specific project
 (plays, seminars, etc.). The participation of international volunteers in our project is a unique chance for
 all of the residents to discover new cultures, and helps to promote volunteering. For the volunteers, the
 Faï open workcamp is an original way of discovering our social project. In order to make the most of
 your stay, we encourage at least one month's service. However, you are welcome to join us for a shorter
 period if this is not possible.
 SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: Our project is situated in a very rural area. The closest village is 20 min away by
 foot. Although there are no shops there and only 80 inhabitants, the people here are very dynamic and
 friendly. They are working hard to maintain the social and economic life of their village and will be
 enthusiastic to meet with you and invite you for a meal!
 WORK: In 2009, we will start the creation of a multi-purpose room, continue the creation of the open air
 cultural centre, and do environmental work. You will take part in collective life, in the intercultural and
 musical evening gatherings and in the local festivals taking place in surrounding villages.
 Location: South of France, about 2 hours drive from Marseille.




 SJ03 - Vaunières Chantier Ouvert
 01/04-31/10            RENO / ACTI                  7 volunteers
 PROJECT : Vaunieres village is a national and international meeting centre. The goal of our project is to
 bring together people from different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year, international
 volunteers, families, handicapped people, youth with social disabilities and tourists come to participate
in the restoration of the village, to take a holiday, or to organize a specific project (plays, seminars, etc.).
The participation of international volunteers in our project is a unique chance for all of the
participants to discover new cultures, and helps to promote volunteering. For international volunteers,
the Vaunieres Open Workcamp is an original way of discovering our social project. In order to make the
most of your stay, we encourage at least one month's service. However, you are welcome to join us for
a shorter period if this is not possible.
SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: Our project is situated in a very rural area. Most of the houses in Vaunieres date
back to the 17th century, at a time when pastoral activities thrived. In the 1950's and over the past 60
years, many residents have left this countryside, forced to search for better paying jobs in the city.
That said, the people who continue to live in this area work hard to maintain the social and cultural life
of their village.
The best way to meet them is to join their local festivals!
WORK: In 2009, we will continue the restoration of the façades of the village, do some landscaping and
environmental work. You will take part in collective life, in the intercultural and musical evening
gatherings and in local festivals taking place in the villages roundabout.
Location: South of France, about 2 hours drive from Marseille.


SJ13 - MONTENDRE Open Workcamp
08/06 – 03/10          RENO / ACTI                    6 volunteers
Project: We woud like 6 volunteers to join us during this period and participate in the activities of our
international hosting centre – La Maison des Bateleurs – in a little town of 3000 inhabitants.
Volunteers will have to respect hygiene standards for cleaning and cooking, and help with stocking and
financial managment. Volunteers also have to keep in mind that we host some group with young people
with fewer opportunities as well as some international workcamps in our centre. We offer participation
in workshops with the groups, supervision of creative activities, maintenance of the garden as well as
participation in several international projects at La Maison des Bateleurs and the Poitou-Charentes
region.
Some training will be provided upon arrival so that volunteers understand the procedures and logistics,
as well as the context of the association and its values.
Accommodation: Mixed and collective in a colorful house !
Location: Hosting centre La Maison des Bateleurs in Montendre
                 Charente-Maritime (Poitou-Charentes)
Nearest train station: Montendre


SJ93 – REV Chantier ouvert II
07/09-18/12             HER                                4 volunteers
Project: This is a long-term workcamp in which long-term volunteers will work along side local job-
seekers restoring the heritage of the surrounding communities. The work will take place on two sites,
the first being a castle where volunteers will whitewash the interior walls. The second site is a winery,
where they will build walls using plasterboard. Volunteers will stay in the hosting center of the
Beauvoisin Association.
Location: 30 km from the sea
Nearest train station: Nîmes
SHORT TERM INTERNATIONAL WORKCAMPS

SJ04 - Septfonds-Orniac (OFAJ French German Korean)
05/04 – 18/04           HER / ENVI          20 volunteers
Project: The volunteers will work on two different sites and will plant and landscape the areas, creating
flower beds. During free time volunteers will have the chance to pariticpate in (and sometimes
organise) workshops with themes such as reflection, exchange, language, recreational sports, and so on.
Volunteers will have homestays in the homes of local youth for the first week of the camp. This will
enable them a unique opportunity to discover the French lifestyle. For week two volunteers will be
lodged together in a hosting center. Transportation during the camp will be provided by the hosting
organisation.
Accommodation: For the first week volunteers will stay with families in Septfonds, and the second week
in a center called the “Amis du Célé”
Location: Septfonds is located 30 km east of Montauban and Orniac, and 40 km from Cahors.
Nearest train station: Caussade


SJ05 - Communités de Donjon
11/04 – 30/04          HER                             12 volunteers
Project: The communities of Donjon Val Libre - situated between Vichy and Moulins – have organised a
traveling workcamp, which will allow the participants to visit three different communities.
Successively, the volunteers will construct a hiking path, help to renovate small pieces of local heritage
(crosses and memorials), and build a “mushroom roof” (tree trunks topped by a tiled roof). Volunteers
will also organise and carry out activities in each of the villages, notably with youth.
Location: Communities of Donjon


SJ06 - Ferme de Faï III
30/07 – 19/08                  RENO                   12 volunteers
Project: The “Faï” is a farm that has been converted into a national and international meeting centre.
The goal of our project is to bring together people from different social and cultural backgrounds. Every
year international volunteers, families, handicapped people, youth with social disabilities and tourists
come to participate in the restoration of the farm or on holiday. During this workcamp, the volunteers
will take part in the transformation of the woodshop into a multi-purpose room designed to host
specific projects such as seminars, drama courses, and so on. In 2009, the work will consist of clearing
the actual room, taking down the roof and reinforcing the walls.
The Faï farm is located in the French Southern Alps, in a very secluded and well-preserved environment.
There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural evenings and participate
in local events taking place in the surrounding villages.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents (depending on weather)
Location: Le Saix, 30 km from Gap, 200 km from Marseilles
                (Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Nearest train station: Veynes Devoluy


SJ07 - Montendre History Trilateral                 OFAJ France Spain Germany
14/04 – 04/05        CULT / ACTI / RENO             12 volunteers
Project: Place des Chaumes - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
The objective of the project will be to examine the history of a former Spanish refugee camp from a
cricical and creative viewpoint. Volunteers will create a symbolic monument made of wood and
mosaic, prepare a tricultural festival, and, with the help of children, adults and seniors, brainstorm
possibilities for further work on Place des Chaumes in order to create a convivial place for all!
This tricultural workcamp takes place in a town of 3000 inhabitants, 80km North of Bordeaux. This is a
project on the memory of a place that was a Spanish refugee camp during the Second World War, as
well as a detention center for German soldiers. Working with the residents, witnesses of this past, and
their children we will create a historical exhibition and conduct video interviews. We will set up a
symbolic monument that indicates the areas history, talk with the residents to think of a new use for the
building, and once again organise the traditional celebration of the first weekend of May.
Throughout the three weeks volunteers will have time to discover the surrounding area and the French
culture. They may visit Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Cognac, and stroll along the Atlantic Ocean. Volunteers
will have a high level of autonomy in organisational matters, including work and leisure schedules. They
will be accompanied by three experienced leaders.
NOTE : Journeys costing between 50 and 100 euros may be paid for by the association.
Accommodation : Mixed in an international hosting centre, in a colorful house !
Location: Montendre, 75km from the sea, between Bordeaux and Cognac, Western France, Charente-
Maritime (Poitou-Charentes)
Nearest train station: Montendre (Charente-Maritime)


SJ08 - Le Perthus
17/04 – 25/04          HER                             15 volunteers
Project: The volunteers will participate in a pratical training seminar for perspective international group
leaders. They will renovate 2 rooms: remove the damaged mortar, whitewash the walls and restore the
old school tables and chairs (sanding and painting).
Accommodation: Indoors (under rustic conditions).
Location: 30 km from the sea
Nearest train station: Perpignan


SJ09 - Ferme de Faï I
04/05 – 24/05           RENO                  12 volunteers
Project: The “Faï” is a farm that has been converted into a national and international meeting centre.
The goal of our project is to bring together people from different social and cultural backgrounds. Every
year international volunteers, families, handicapped people, youth with social disabilities and tourists
come to participate in the restoration of the farm or on holiday. During this workcamp, the volunteers
will take part in the transformation of the woodshop into a multi-purpose room designed to host
specific projects such as seminars, drama courses, and so on. In 2009, the work will consist of clearing
the actual room, taking down the roof and reinforcing the walls.
The Faï farm is located in the French Southern Alps, in a very secluded and well-preserved environment.
There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural evenings and participate
in local events taking place in the surrounding villages.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents (depending on weather)
Location: Le Saix, 30 km from Gap, 200 km from Marseilles
                (Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Nearest train station: Veynes Devoluy


SJ10 - Saint Julien en Beauchêne I
05/06 – 27/06           RENO                           12     volunteers
Project: Saint Julien en Beauchêne is a very little village (100 inhabitants) located in a very rural area of
the Southern Alps. The villagers are anxious to beautify their village, to maintain a high standard of
living and to develop local tourism. They have decided to paint a fresco on the outside wall of the town
hall, which at the moment is dilapidated. The volunteers will take part in the preparation phase:
renovation of the wall (removing the old plaster from the wall and replacing it with new). This
workcamp will be a good opportunity to discover rural life and meet with local farmers and families. In
partnership with Solidarités Jeunesses' intercultural centre (located a few kilometers away), volunteers
will take part in the organization of the village's annual festival. There are also many opportunities to
visit the region and get the most out of your stay (swimming, hiking, etc).
Accommodation: dormitories
Location: Saint Julien en Beauchêne is located 90 km from Grenoble and 200 km from Marseille in the
Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Nearest train station: Lus la Croix Haute


SJ11 - Île d'Aix I – Patrimonito
08/06 - 29/06             RENO / CULT            12 volunteers
Project : Île-d'Aix is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of France, and has already
hosted several international workcamps.
Marked by an eventful maritime history, this island is home to many historical places, including Fort
Liédot (classified World Heritage), our worksite. This voluntary camp is one of many events the town
hosts throughout the year to liven-up the island. As some parts of the fort are damaged, the work will
consist in the restoration of paths and old walls so that the site can be re-opened to the public.
Volunteers will also organize intercultural activities with young people in local schools and help local
associations organize a music festival on June 21st. In their free time, they will have opportunities to
play tennis and go sailing with local clubs.
Accommodation: Mixed, indoors, in Fort Liédot !
Location: Île-d'Aix, 20km from Rochefort-sur-Mer, Western France
                   Charente-Maritime (Poitou-Charentes)
Nearest train station: Rochefort (Charente-Maritime)


SJ12 - ROCHEFORT
08/06 - 29/06          RENO / ACTI           12 volunteers
Project: The municipality of Rochefort has a very rich history. In the center of this lovely city is an
ancient garden (“Le Potager du Roi”) with greenhouses and a well which the city wishes to renovate
with the help of international volunteers.
The work will be to restore the gardin's heritage through masonry work so that it may be re-opened to
the public by way of cultural and environmental activities. International events and a meal will be
organized with local associations and residents to bring this garden back to public life. For three
weeks, volunteers will be able to discover French culture by discovering the city's heritage and creating
relationships with the inhabitants. They will also have the time to go to the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the
sea.
Accommodation: Mixed, indoors
Location: Rochefort, 10km from the Atlantic Ocean,
                 Charente-Maritime (Poitou-Charentes)
Nearest train station: Rochefort (Charente-Maritime)


SJ14 - Vieure
09/06 - 26/06         RENO / ANIM            12 volunteers
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Project: For the 6 year the community of Vieure and staff of the tourist hosting center have come
together to organise an international workcamp. The volunteers will be accommodated on the bank of a
pond. They will construct a small fishing pier for handicapped persons, and also renovate community
washhouse. The organisers also wish to set up an exchange with the local population.
Location: Vieure


SJ15 - MOURVILLES HAUTES I
13/06 – 04/07            HER / ENVI          8 volunteers
Project: The organisation “Un lieu pour l'utopie” is open throughout the year to persons experiencing
difficult situations (single women, handicapped persons, group camping, etc.). Volunteers will finish the
work being done on the camp site and will start to renovate an emergency shelter for single women
(creating a skylight and repairing the framework).
The members of this association will not only share their ideals and values with the volunteers, but
meals as well, which will be prepared using products from their farm. The staff is fluent in Sign Language
which means this workcamp offers ideal circumstances for hearing impaired, deaf and/or mute
volunteers.
A beautiful panoramic view of the Pyrenees awaits the volunteers. They will also have opportunities to
discover natural sites in the surrounding region, which include the “canal du midi” and St. Féréol Lake.
Accommodation: Inside, on the first floor of the house.
Location: Mourvilles is located 50 km south of Toulouse.
                  Haute-Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées)
Nearest train station: Castelnaudary


SJ16 - Saulxures sur Moselotte
13/06 – 04/07           CONSTR                        15 volunteers
Project: Saulxures sur Moselette is a charming little community situated in one of the most beautiful
valleys of the Vosges. The Museum of Wood is located in an ancient sawmill and features hundred year
old facilities. The objectif of the workcamp will be the creation of a hiking trail that goes from the
museum's exit and continues about 2km along a stream. The work consists of creating and marking the
trail, building wooden footbridges over the stream and situating wooden benches at different look-out
points.
Accommodation: indoors.
Location: 20km from Remiremont
Nearest train station: Remiremont
SJ17 - Jarjayes
15/06 – 05/07           ENVI                      12 volunteers
Project: Jarjayes is a beautiful little village located in the Southern Alps. Over the years, Solidarités
Jeunesses has developed a close affiliation with the villagers through the organization of festivals,
workcamps, cultural evenings, and so on. In 2009, we will be organizing our 3rd workcamp there. The
villagers would like to maintain the village’s tourism appeal by improving the landscape and by creating
foot paths around their village. The work will consist of clearing the actual foot paths, (clearing the
hedges, removing stones). During the workcamp, the volunteers will take part in the organization of the
annual festival of the village.
The village of Jarjayes has 400 inhabitants. It is located in the South Alps of France, in a very rural
environment. There is a very warm and dynamic atmosphere in this village and the villagers like to
organize evenings, parties and visits for the volunteers. There are also many opportunities to visit the
region and get the most out of your stay (swimming, trekking etc).
Accommodation: tents
Location: Jarajyes is located 10 km from Gap and 200 km from Marseille
                 Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Gap


SJ18 – Europe en musique traditionelle (PEJA France, Sweden, Turkey, Italy)
23/06 – 15/07 MUSI + CITIZEN EUROP                  20 volunteers
Project: The volunteers split up their time between music workshops with traditional repertoire on the
one hand as on the other hand reflection and discussion about the political and cultural backgrounds of
their countries and of Europe. The aim is that the volunteers are able to make recommendation to the
European policy after this exchange (through an approach using the traditional music). The work in this
exchange consists in the creation of a booklet of 20 pages in four languages, which traces the whole
exchange and registers shortly the musical repertoire.
Accommodation: Under tents, with access to a building with kitchen, showers and sanitary facilities.
Location: Laguépie is located 50 km eastern of Montauban.
              Tarn et Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées)
Next train station: Laguépie


SJ19 - LA VILLE DIEUX DU TEMPLE, EMMAÜS
30/06 – 18/07 SOCI + FEST                       12 volunteers
Project: The community of Emmaus wishes to accommodate volunteers, who participate at their
everyday activities as well as organise an evening for the inhabitants. The activites alternate between
the sorting of the collected things, the sale, the recycling, the promotion of the events, mainly around
the festival “Copy Fest Équitable”, which will take place from the 3rd to the 5th july. The individual
company tends to develop their personal self-fulfilment and their integration in social and professional
life. The volunteers will join in a social mixture of people and will discover the values of Emmaus and its
actions. Meals will be shared with the community and the weekend will be free to discover the
surroundings: Montauban and its museums (Musée d'Ingres ...), canoeing on the Aveyron, the beach or
the mountains.
Accommodation: Inside, in the centre of Emmaus.
Location: La Ville Dieux du Temple is located 20 km southern of Montauban.
Next train station: Montauban
SJ20 - Meaux Beach
01/07 – 27/07          ANIM                             10 volunteers
Project: In the framework of «Meaux Plage» (Meaux Beach: local events destined for families, beach,
beach volley...) the volunteers will be responsable for pedagogical farm. They taking care of the animals
(cow, chicen, rabbit, goat ...), they will help the city to host the public, and take care of the site
animation (guide tour and activities)
Accommodation: inside.
Location: Meaux, 40 km from Paris
Next train station: Meaux

SJ21 - Vaunieres “Bivouac Area” I
01/07 – 23/07           ENVI                   8 volunteers
Project: Vaunieres village is a national and international meeting centre. Our project aims at bringing
together people from very different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year, international
volunteers, families, handicapped people, youngsters with social disabilities or tourists come during
their free time to take part in the restoration of the village, to take a holiday or to organize a specific
project (theatre plays, seminars…). During this project, the volunteers will create a bivouac area in the
village: clearing the river banks, building a wooden shed, levelling the ground, planting trees...
Vaunieres centre is situated in the south Alps of France (alt 1200m), in the heart of a beautiful range of
mountains. There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains, cultural evenings and
participate in local events taking place in the villages around.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents according to the weather
Location: Vaunières, St Julien en Beauchêne is located 90 km from Grenoble and                        200 km
from Marseille in Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Lus la Croix Haute


SJ22 - Vaunieres “Foot Path” I
01/07 – 23/07          ENVI                    8 volunteers
Project: Vaunieres village is a national and international meeting centre. Our project aims at bringing
together people from very different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year, international
volunteers, families, handicapped people, youngsters coping with social issues or tourists come during
their free time to take part in the restoration of the village, to take a holiday or to organize a specific
project (theatre plays, seminars…). During this project, the volunteers will do work: clearing the woods
and the foot paths, creation and fixing of educational signs along the paths (names of trees, type of
biotope).
Vaunieres centre is situated in the South Alps (alt 1200m) and is set in the heart of a beautiful range of
mountains. There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural evenings and
participate in local events taking place in the villages around.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents according to the weather
Location: Vaunières, St Julien en Beauchêne is located 90 km from Grenoble and                        200 km
from Marseille in Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Lus la Croix Haute
SJ23 - BOURG-CHARENTE
03/07 - 24/07          RENO                    12 volunteers
Project : The town of Bourg-Charente has a very rich heritage. The people of the village would like to
host a project to restore a bread oven. Once restored, it will allow people to organize group events. An
international meal and intercultural events will be organized with residents to promote the work done
by volunteers. Over the three weeks, they will discover the region and the famous French culture:
entertainment in Saintes, Cognac. They will also have the time to stroll along the Atlantic coast. During
this project, volunteers will have a great collective autonomy regarding the organization of their work
and their leisure time.
Accommodation: Mixed, indoor
Location: Bourg-Charente, 60km from the Atlantic Ocean, 5km from Cognac
                 Charente (Poitou-Charentes)
Next train station: Cognac (Charente)


SJ25 - “I feel European good”
04/07 – 19/07          ART                    16 volunteers + 4 leader
Project: The volunteers will create with the workcamp animateurs a musical clip which will be projected
during an event, the night of 17th july 2009. This clip reflect the progress of the development of the
musical. The created songs are fruits of the labour of the entire workcamp group. By creating everything
themselves, the involved persons got the opportunity to write lyrics about sujets which concerns their
generation, their problems, their fears, their hope... the lyrics will be written in english and then
translated into the language of each participant. The sound recording will take place in the music studio
of La Ferté sous Jouarre and will be supervised by a professionnel team. During this time of creation and
creativity the volunteers will have the opportunity to discover the local culture and cultic places of
music of Paris. The transport charges will be reimbursed 70%.
Accommodation: in tents.
Location: La Ferté sous Jouarre (Seine et Marne), 50km from Paris.
Next train station: La Ferté sous Jouarre


SJ26 - BESANCON
04/07 – 25/07          RENO                    15 volunteers
Project:Capital of Franche-Comté, Besançon is the economic and cultural center of the region. Since july
2008, Besançon is also register as UNESCO world Heritage.
The fort of Chaudanne, located on the top of one of the 7 hill was built between 1841 and 1845. From
there, you can see the old town and the “Citadelle” built by Vauban. All around it, many path are used
by hickers during summer.
The aim of this workcamp will be to mark a new path in a trench of the fort. Volunteers will also built
stairs going to a wonderland sight of view on the city. They will learn different technics of bricklayning.
During their freetime, volunteers will have many possibility to discover the local heritage with
inhabitants. Besançon is full of interesting sites like architectural monument, museums, concert
places…and also really leavly during summer.
Accommodation: indoor
Location: Besançon
Next train station: Besançon
SJ27 - ESPRELS
04/07 – 25/07            RENO                    15 volunteers
Project: Esprels is a little village of 690 inhabitants located near to Vesoul. The municipality is really
dynamic and organise a lot of social and cultural events. They already hosted an international workcamp
in 2008.
For this year, volunteers and local people will work on the wall of a cimetary. They’ll have to finish the
work who began in 2008 by learning different technics of bricklayning.
Volunteers will sleep in the school of the village.
They will spend their freetime with local people and will have the opportunity to discover the region
with them. A lot of activities will be organise.
Accommodation: In the local school, the inhabitants of the village opene their hauses for the volunteers
to take their shower.
Location: 22km from Vesoul / Haute-Saône (Franche-Comté)
Next train station: Vesoul


SJ28 - Eulmont
04/07 – 25/07           RENO                  15 volunteers
Project: Ancient place for relaxing and promenading, the site of Crany is lieing idle for the last sixty
years. The village is surrounded by sites of winegrowing and characteristical dry stone walls,
furthermore there is a Gothic tower. The objectif of the workcamp is to rehabilitate a trail to the tower
of Crany.
Accommodation: inside.
Location: 15km from Nancy
Next train station: Nancy


SJ29 - LURE
04/07 – 25/07            CONS                   15 volunteers
Project: Lure is a little city located at 80km from Besançon and 30km from Vesoul. The heritage of the
town is promoted by a Toursim Center situated in the city center. But even if a lot of people are using
this site to be guide in the region, the building wasn’t maintained by the municipality for a long time.
That’s why the county council decided to work on it, with the help of international volunteers.
Volunteers will work in the “garden” of the Tourism Center. They’ll built a small wall whith old stones
and plant some flowers.
For this workcamp, we will work with a group of teenager from a social center. Each week, 10 young
people will help the volunteers in their work.
They’ll have the opportunity to discover the cultural heritage of Haute-Saône. Guide by local people,
they’ll also discover the region, it history and it’s traditions.
Location: 30km from Belfort, Haute-Saône (Franche-Comté)
Next train station: Lure


SJ30 - MONTBY
04/07 – 25/07         RENO             15 volunteers
Project: Montby is a small village in the departement of Doubs. On the top of one of the colline, was
built a castle which is now in a bad conditions. An association tries to renove this old castle from XII
century. They would like to work with international volunteers in ordrer to animate the village during 3
weeks. This year, the volunteers will reconstruct one part of the surrounding wall of the castle. It will be
about a simple cladding. The work will take place on the site of the castle. During 4 days, they will also
work in the village on a fountain that they’ll have to clean.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to discover the cultural heritage of Haute-Saône. Guide by local
people, they’ll also discover the region, it history and it traditions.
Accommodation: Inside of the town hall
Location: Montby, 45 km from Vesoul, Haute-Saône (Franche-Comté)
Next train station: Vesoul


SJ31 - JOUARRE I
04/07 – 25/07           ENVI                   15 volunteers
Project: The community posseses an area where the activities of this workcamp will take place. The
objective is to rehabilitate this area and to create a ground for promenaders and sportsmen out of it.
The volunteers will do cleaning and weeding. Simultaneously the workcamp for adolescents will arrange
a sport field there. The community is looking forward to host the international workcamp for their
participation at the animation with the locals. The discovery activities will involve the locals.
Accommodation: in tents
Location: La Ferté sous Jouarre, 50 km from Paris


SJ32 - TORCY
04/07 – 25/07          RENO                    15 volunteers
Project: Torcy organises for the first time a workcamp for young people with the objective to propose a
gathering of international and local volunteers. The volunteers will work on the restoration of a dry
stone wall which surrounds a cemetery. Furthermore they will be familiarised with the techniques of
traditionel masonery.
Accommodation: in tents
Location: Torcy, 25 km from Paris
Next train station: Torcy


SJ33 - VALLEROIS LE BOIS
04/07 – 25/07            RENO                 15 volunteers
Project: This village is the owner of a beautiful castle, as well as very important, rural heritage (ancient
stonewalls, church from 16th century...).
One of the stonewalls of the village which was restored in a traditional way will be prolong on 11
meters. The work will mostly be cutting stones, making cement and to place the stones in the wall,
respecting the traditional methods. This workcamp allows the volunteers to learn some masonry
technics and how to cut and sharp stones.
Four workcamps have already started the renovation of the wall and extraordinary relations have been
established between the inhabitants and the volunteers. Many activities will be organized with the
inhabitants of the village.
Location: Vallerois is situated at 10km from Vesoul.
                   Haute-Saône (Franche-Comté)
Next train station: Vesoul


SJ35 - «LA TOUR DE FRANCE»
06/07 - 24/07          ENVI                  12 volunteers
Project: The community is owner of land on which there has been some lime kilns. The project of this
workcamp consists of weeding the land and looking for vestiges of the ovens. Apart from that there will
be constructions of walls and the restoration of a stone cottage.
Accommodation: in the castle, basic facilities
Location: 40 km from the sea, 40 km form Perpignan
Next train station: Perpignan


SJ36 - ST CHRISTOL
06/07 – 24/07          CULT                   16 volunteers
Project: From 18 to 22th of July there'll be a festival in the village St Christol. The workcamp activity
consists of the accommodation of international musiciens who will participate at the event by
performing typical music from their home countries.
Location: 10 km from Lunel, 35 from Nîmes and Montpellier, 25 from the sea
Next train station: Lunel


SJ37 - Ferme de Faï II
06/07 – 25/07           RENO            12 volunteers
Project: The “Faï” is a farm that has been converted into an international residential centre. Our project
aims at bringing together people from different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year,
international volunteers, families, handicapped people, young people coping with social issues or
tourists come during their free time to participate in the restoration of the farm or to take a holiday.
During this workcamp, the volunteers will take part in the transformation of the “joiner’s workshop”
into a multi-purpose room designed to host specific projects such as seminars, drama courses etc. In
2009, the work will consist of clearing the actual room, taking down the roof and the walls.
The Faï farm is located in the South Alps of France, in a very secluded and well-preserved environment.
There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural evenings and participate
in local events taking place in the villages around.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents (according to the weather)
Location: Le Saix, 30 km from Gap, 200 km from Marseilles
                (Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Veynes Devoluy


SJ38 - LA CRECHE
10/07 - 01/08                       RENO                    12 volunteers
Project : La Crèche is a town that has a very rich heritage, with many small stone walls, which it is very
proud of. Some parts of these walls are very damaged. International workcamps have been restorating
these walls for three years using traditional methods. This year, the workshop will consist in restoring a
wall near a football feild, 200m from the city center. Several residents are very interested in hosting and
organizing activities with the volunteer group. Intercultural meals and events will be organized with the
residents to promote the work done.
Location: La Crèche, 75km from the Ocean, 10km from Niort,
                 Deux-Sèvres (Poitou-Charentes)
Next train station: Niort (Deux-Sèvres)


SJ40 - Butte Pinson
11/07 – 01/08                  RENO                    15 volunteers
Project: The fortress «La Redoute de la Butte Pinson» is dated of the end of the 17th century. The
building is situated in the centre of a future parc of 110ha. The assembly of the surrounding
communities wishes to the fortress, an important cultural heritage, restored. The volunteers will restore
parts of the surrounding walls and a hall of the casern. They will be familiarised with traditional
procedures of masonry and stone work. Likewise the international volunteers will organise discovery
and cultural activities with the local youth. Moreover there the internet page has to be renewed.
Accommodation: inside
Location: Montmagny, 20 km from Paris
Next train station: Deuil Montmagny


SJ41 - Le Domaine de Monjean
11/07 – 01/08               CONS / ENVI            15 volunteers
Project: The «Domaine de Montjean» is a terrain rich of different vegetation and densely wooded, and a
nature reserve. The volunteers participe at the maintenance of the terrain. They will be charged with
designing information boards about the history, the fauna and flora of the parc and the realisation of
the workcamp in close collaboration with the information service of the city.
Accommodation: inside.
Location: Wissous, 15 km from Paris
Next train station: Paris


SJ42 - Les Fauvettes
11/07 – 01/08           RENO                 15 volunteers
Project: The residence «Les Fauvette», in the working-class neighbourhood of Pierrefitte, is a
dilapidated building. A groupe of young women, which are the habitants, initiated a rescue operation.
They assessed the damage and made suggestions how to improve the house's condition. This workcamp
will realise some of the suggested works like painting walls, frescos... Furthermore the volunteers will
participate and organise events with «Service Jeunesse» for gathering together with the local youth.
Accommodation: inside
Location: Pierrefitte, 15 km from Paris
Next train station: Pierrefitte Stains


SJ43 - Tournan en Brie
11/07 – 01/08                   CONS / SOCI          15 volunteers
Project: For the first time th «Service Jeunesse» providing a workcamp, the objective is to mobilise the
local youth and to organising intresting events. The volunteers will participate at the organisation and
the arrangement of the gathering which includes barbecue... Within this framework there are many
possibilities to organise events like neighbourhood meals (the inhabitants of the quartier eat together
outside, for example on the street, and the arrangement would be organised by the volunteers),
concerts ...
Accommodation: in tents.
Location: Tournan en Brie, 40 km from Paris
Next train station: Tournan


SJ44 - MONTGUYON I
11/07 - 02/08                 RENO                    12 volunteers
Project: Montguyon's heritage consists partly in a castle and partly in a church classified as historical
monuments. This city wishes to host an international workcamp to restore the exterior facade of the
presbytary near the church. It is sometimes used to accomodate pilgrims on the Saint-Jacques de
Compostela's track, or people with difficulties.
The technical goal of this workcamp will be to renew a part of the outside walls using lime mortar to
enhance and beautify the building. Over the three weeks, volunteers will discover the region and the
famous French culture: entertainment in Saintes, Cognac. They will also have the time to stroll along the
Atlantic coast. During this project, volunteers will have a great collective autonomy regarding the
organization of their work and their leisure time.
Accommodation : Mixed, indoors
Location: Montguyon, 70km from the Atlantic Ocean, 60km from Bordeaux,
                 Charente-Maritime (Poitou-Charentes)
Next train station: Montendre (Charente-Maritime)




SJ46 – Drôme – Isère - Savoie
13/07 – 29/07                  CULT                  12 volunteers
Project: Throughout history, many people have been forced to run away from political violence and
persecution. Still nowadays, thousands of people have to leave their homeland to escape from
intolerance, xenophobia, deprivation of freedom, thought and expression. This was the case with the
Huguenots in 1685, after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Because of their convictions, hundreds
of families had to leave the Dauphiné region (France) and flee towards Switzerland and Germany.
Our project is to create an international footpath following these people’s route in order to value this
part of our common history and support intercultural exchanges between the countries. During this
workcamp, the volunteers will walk from Drôme (France) to the Swiss border and explore different
regions of France (Isère, Savoie, Haute Savoie). They will create the basis for an illustrated road book,
and record the best stopping places, local services, remarkable points etc. This travel will be punctuated
with a number of exchanges and cultural evenings organized with the locals.
Accommodation: Tents
Location: Drôme – Isère - Savoie (Rhône Alpes)
Next train station: to be confirmed at a later date


SJ47 - «Le REV I»
13/07 – 31/07         CONS / ENVI           12 volunteers
Project: This year the volunteers work on the reorganisation of the house and the optimisation of the
storage of the organisation's working material (by the construction of shelves and walls, painting
work, ... ). We use natural and ecological materials. This workcamp is considered as a concretion of the
reflection about sustainable development.
Accomodation: in tents.
Location: 15 km from Nîmes, 50 km from Montpellier, 30 km from the sea
Next train station: Nîmes


SJ48 - MIREBEAU
13/07 – 31/07            RENO / ANIM                    12 volunteers
Project : Mirebeau municipality, in conjunction with local associations, is very motivated to continue the
adventure of an international workcamp for the restoration of an ancient priory (classified as France
Historic Heritage). It is located in the heart of the village, and needs to be renovated to make it
accessible to the public.
The technical objective of this project will be to renew the lime mortar to renew and strengthen parts of
the priory walls.
The communicative goal will be to share the cultural wealth of volunteers with children, youth, and
seniors in Mirebeau, and helping local associations by offering intercultural events during the first wine
festival in the region of Mirebeau, which has a very rich wine heritage.
Accommodation : Mixed, indoor
Location : 25 km North of Poitiers, Vienne (Poitou-Charentes)
Next train station: Poitiers (Vienne)


SJ49 - ESCAMPS
13/07 – 01/08           HER / ENVI              13 volunteers
Project: Situated in the regional natural park of Causses du Quercy, the municipality of Escamps spreads
around a sink-hole. In the heart of the village, this doline gathers vegetable gardens, numerous springs
and expanses of waters. The parish council wishes to recondition the dry stone wall, which borders the
gardens. The volunteers will raise and renew the walls and cut the shrubs. They will also have the
possibility to participate in a small festival (which will take place the 18th and 19th July) and discover
the nearby paths of Causse and a former phosphate mine. This is a remarkable site at the crossroads of
tradition and dynamism, brought by a local team full of energy.
Accommodation: Under tents
Location: Escamps is located 35 km south-eastern of Cahors, Lot (Midi-Pyrénées)
Next train station: Cahors


SJ51 - Le Saix
15/07 – 04/08                   RENO / ENV              15 volunteers
Project: Clausonne abbey was built in the 12th century, a few kilometres away from the actual village of
le Saix, in the south Alps of France. It is located at alt. 1100m in a very preserved and quiet
environment. Throughout the centuries, the abbey was burnt, destroyed and rebuilt many times. At
the beginning of the 20th century, it had become the local parish. Some years later, the main part was
finally transformed into a primary school... Since then, the villages around have been deserted and the
abbey came to ruins. Many workcamps were organised in partnership with a local organisation, ‘The
Abbey of Clausonne’s friends’, in order to protect the ruins from vegetation and hard winters. The aim of
2009 workcamp is to carry on with the protection of the ruins and to improve the landscape around the
abbey. The volunteers will explore traditional techniques of masonry and old “know how”: creation of a
footpath by laying out paving stones and “couvertines” on the walls of the abbey. This workcamp is also
a good opportunity to discover the rural lifestyle and the mountains.
Accommodation: tents
Location: 30 km from Gap, 200 km from Marseilles
                  Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Veynes Devoluy


SJ52 - AUVILLAR
18/07 – 08/08           HER                           15 volunteers
Project: It is the second time, that the community of Auvillar (located on the way of St. James)
welcomes with enthusiasm an international workcamp. This town, situated on the banks of the
Garonne, wants to recondition an old wash house at the entrance of the village. The work, which is
supported by “Bâtiments de France”, will be the reparation of the roof of the fountain supplying the
wash house, the cleaning and washing of the wash house and on repainting the whitewash on the
existing buildings. Many activities take place in the town, painting competitions, French-German musical
exchanges, markets ... They enable young people to discover the local life of this magnificent city.
Accommodation: In the festival room
Location: Auvillar is located 50 km western of Montauban
                     Tarn et Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées)
Next train station: Valence d'Agen


SJ53 - LAGUEPIE
18/07 – 08/08           HER                             12 volunteers
Project: The volonteers continue to work on the chapel of Puech Mignon - a hamlet, which is located a
few kilometres from town. After retaining the wall last year, this year's work will focus on an old tower
as well as on the adjacencies of the former priest dwelling. The free time will be alternated between the
discovery of local heritage, hiking or canoeing and mountain biking and other activities in the territories
(f. ex. markets). The village is located at the intersection of the following three departments: Aveyron,
Tarn and Tarn et Garonne. It is an ideal starting point for discovering the surrounding places, such as
Cordes sur Ciel, Villefranche de Rouergue and St Antonin Noble Val.
Accommodation: Under tents, with access to a building with kitchen, showers and sanitary facilities.
Location: Laguépie is located 50 km eastern of Montauban.
                    Tarn et Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées)
Next train station: Laguépie


SJ54 - Louchy-Montfand
18/07 - 08/08          HER                           12 volunteers
The community of Louchy-Montfand, situated in the heart of the vineyard of St Pourçain, invites
volunteers to feature their patrimoine by restoring a stone wall. They would also like to bring the
maximum of animation to the inhabitants.
The privileged situation in the region of Vichy and St Pourçain includes an excellent point of departure
for discovery tours.
Location: Louchy-Montfand


SJ55 - Verneuil en Bourbonnais
18/07 - 08/08           HER                           12 volunteers
For the second time, the community of Verneuil, a gorgeous little village with 300 inhabitants with the
traditional “Boubonnais” habitat, hosts an international workcamp. In order to enrich their
midsummery animations, the community wishes to accentuate an agricultural area, which is today used
for demotic reunions: the “Pré Féraud”. The volunteers will renovate the surrounding wall by masonry.
In their leisure time they have the possibility to discover the surrounding area, mainly the vineyard of St
Pourçain.
Location: Verneuil en Bourbonnais


SJ56 - Bocage Bourbonnais
20/07 - 07/08          HER                             12 volunteers
The municipalities of Bocage Bourbonnais bents on a valorisation and political animations of its area.
That is why it organises nearly every year an international workcamp in order to invite volunteers to this
beautiful region, where the dynasty of “Bourbons” is born (these were kings of France in the XVIth
and XIXth century)
Th work takes place in two different communities. In Franchesse, the volunteers will renovate a stone
wall on the bank of a canal. In Autry-Issards, they will recondiation the central place with a wall, mainly
by the realisation of a large fresco at the gable of a building (sensitivity and artistic talent are
recommended)
Location: Bocage Bourbonnais


SJ57 - Film, music and festival in Bretagne
20/07 – 10/08            FEST                          15 volunteers
Project: “Kerfléau'” regroups several organisations with the common desire to improve the social and
economic conditions of life.
During this workcamp, the volunteers will set up a documentary film about the festivals in the region
“Bretagne”. The film will show, how the festivals are perceived by young foreigners. Therefore, the
volunteers will participate in two festivals (in particular in the Interceltic Festival of Lorient - meeting
place of different Celtic cultures of the world) and will meet the various actors: organizers, volunteers,
artists and festival visitors in order to interview them.
Accommodation: Under tents, the toilets are located in our premises.
Location: Caudan, near Lorient.


SJ58 - Souvigny
25/07 - 14/08          CULT                          12 volunteers
Since 13 years, the association Souvigny Grand Site invites volunteers to participate in the preperation
and the guidance of a big medieval festival. This lasts one week and attracts 30000 visitors.
The team helps with the installation, ainmates the stands and the festive moments and assists at the
dismounting. This workcamp is challenging and demands a highly implication of the volunteers.
Location: Souvigny


SJ59 - Pouilly-sous-Charlieu
27/07 - 14/08           PATRI / ENVI           12 volunteers
The community of St Etienne-de-Vicq would like to recondition and secure an old Roman bridge.
Afterwards, a little bridge can be installed in order to reach the other bank and a hiking path should be
reconstructed. The village is situated nearby the “Bourbonnaise” mountains, it is one of the most
beautiful region of the Allier.
Location: Pouilly-sous-Charlieu


SJ60 - Vaunieres “Bivouac Area” II
27/07 – 14/08           ENVI                           8 volunteers
Project: Vaunieres village is a national and international meeting centre. Our project aims at bringing
together people from very different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year, international
volunteers, families, handicapped people, youngsters with social disabilities or tourists come during
their free time to take part in the restoration of the village, to take a holiday or to organize a specific
project (theatre plays, seminars…). During this project, the volunteers will create a bivouac area in the
village: clearing the river banks, building a wooden shed, levelling the ground, planting trees...
Vaunieres centre is situated in the south Alps of France (alt 1200m), in the heart of a beautiful range of
mountains. There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains, cultural evenings and
participate in local events taking place in the villages around.
Accomodation: dormitories or tents according to the weather
Location: Vaunières, St Julien en Beauchêne is located 90 km from Grenoble and                        200 km
from Marseille in Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Lus la Croix Haute


SJ61 - Vaunieres “Foot Path” II
27/07 – 14/08           ENVI                           8    volunteers
Vaunieres village is a national and international meeting centre. Our project aims at bringing together
people from very different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year, international volunteers,
families, handicapped people, youngsters coping with social issues or tourists come during their free
time to take part in the restoration of the village, to take a holiday or to organize a specific project
(theatre plays, seminars…). During this project, the volunteers will do work: clearing the woods and the
foot paths, creation and fixing of educational signs along the paths (names of trees, type of biotope).
Vaunieres centre is situated in the South Alps (alt 1200m) and is set in the heart of a beautiful range of
mountains. There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural evenings and
participate in local events taking place in the villages around.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents according to the weather
Location: Vaunières is located 90 km from Grenoble and 200 km from Marseille
                    Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Lus la Croix Haute
SJ62 - VERFEIL SUR SEYE
27/07 – 17/08            HER                   15 volunteers
In this charming village on the hills of the Aveyron, the volunteers will restore stone walls - the first at
festival hall, and the second along the path of Prugnerette. Loyal to the work camps, the town offers
many activities to discover the surroundings of Gorges de l'Aveyron by hiking, canoeing or mountain
biking in order to capture the wild beauty of the Causses.
Accommodation: Under tents in the community stadium, with access to the festival halls with kitchen
and meals.
Location: Verfeil sur Seye is located 50 km eastern of Montauban.
                     Tarn et Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées)
Next train station: Lexos


SJ63 - Bocage Sud
28/07 - 15/08          HER / CULT              12 volunteers
The region of Bocage Sud, which is 25 km away of Moulins, invites volunteers to take part in a traveling
workcamp in order to discover the area. Successively, the group is going to visit the communities of St
Hilaire and Noyant-d'Allier. They will renovate and repair a surrounding wall of a cemetery and the vault
of an old bridge. In Noyant Allier, a village marked by its history of mining and the presence of a large
Asian community, they build and maintain a part of the path “Jeanne Cressanges”.
Location: Bocage Sud


SJ64 - Beaumotte les Montbozon (OFAJ)
01/08 – 22/08          ENVI                         15 volunteers
Project: The center of Beaumotte is an association of the education policy which is also involved into the
development of the region and international exchange. The general objectif of this workcamp is
sustainable development: reflection about the practices of the countries of every participant and
collective experiment of concrete actions. That includes organisation of debats, of a spectacle about the
handeling with rubbish. The participants are invited to exchange and to think about their lifestyle and
their impact on the environement.
Accommodation: in tents.
Location: Beamotte les Montbozon is situated between Vesoul and Besançon.
Next train station: Vesoul.


SJ66 Travelling Workcamp «Beaumotte Les Pins et Cult»
18/07 – 15/08         RENO                           15 volunteers
Project: «Beaumotte les Pins et Cult» is part of the community of Vallée de l'Ognon and is situated near
Marnay. The main objectif of the workcamp will be the vitalisation of the region, and the creation of a
ligation between the two towns Vallée de l'Ognon and Marnay. The volunteers will work on the
corrective maintenance of a bread oven, of the stair of Beaumotte and of a wall of the cemetery of Cult.
Furthermore the international volunteers will organise and animate the activities with the locals, to
advantage an intercultural dialogue and exchange. Moreover exchanges with the other workcamps
which are taking place at the same time are envisaged.
Accommodation: inside; the participants will shower at the habitants' houses.
Location: Cult and Beamotte Les Pins are situated only 5km from Marnay.
Next train station: Besançon


SJ67 - FRAHIER
01/08 – 22/08          RENO                           15 volunteers
Project: Frahier et Chatebier is a city of 1060 inhabitants located at 12km from Belfort. One of the most
interresting heritage of the city is the 3 fountains built during XIX century.
The aim of this workcamp will be to finish the renovation of the fountain situated at the and of the
village. Volunteers will work on 24m2 of pavement and will learn different technics of bricklayning.
A lot of animations will be organise with volunteers and inhabitants as visit of Belfort, hicking,
international meal,…learn and share about French culture.
Accommodation: Inside
Location: Frahier, 12 km from Belfort, Haute-Saône (Franche-Comté)
Next train station: Belfort


SJ70 - Cusset
02/08 – 23/08             PATRI                          12 volunteers
Project: It is the first year, that Cusset hosts an international workcamp. This dynamic and cultural town
invites volunteers to restore the three natural water springs in the middle of the city. Formerly used by
the inhabitants for their daily consumption, the sources are now in a bad condition.
The volunteers will also have the possibility to plunge theirselves in the history of Cusset, which is
located in the radius of Vichy.
Location: Cusset


SJ71 - MONTGUYON II
02/08 - 23/08                 RENO                    12 volunteers
Project: Montguyon's heritage consists partly in a castle and partly in a church classified as historical
monuments. This city wishes to host an international workcamp to restore the exterior facade of the
presbytary near the church. It is sometimes used to accomodate pilgrims on the Saint-Jacques de
Compostela's track, or people with difficulties.
The technical goal of this workcamp will be to renew a part of the outside walls using lime mortar to
enhance and beautify the building. Over the three weeks, volunteers will discover the region and the
famous French culture: entertainment in Saintes, Cognac. They will also have the time to stroll along the
Atlantic coast. During this project, volunteers will have a great collective autonomy regarding the
organization of their work and their leisure time.
Accommodation : Mixed, indoors
Location: Montguyon, 70km from the Atlantic Ocean, 60km from Bordeaux, Western France
Next train station: Montendre (Charente-Maritime)


SJ73 - ST GENIS DE SAINTONGE
03/08 – 24/08            RENO                        12 volunteers
Project : The village of St Genis de Saintonge has a profound experience of hosting international
workcamps: Since 1996, the municipality, the inhabitants and the local associations hosted five groups
of volunteers, always with great hospitality and enthusiasm! This year, they would like to renew the
experience of intercultural exchange, meeting and working with motivated people from all over the
world. The work will consist of renovating the surrounding walls of a public place, built for the
inhabitants to meet and spend time together: The main objectif will be to build a traditional barbecue
and inaugurate it with a big party with the inhabitants. The people of St Genis, young and old, are really
motivated to turn this workcamp into an unforgettable experience for all participants!
Accommodation : Indoors and collective in a public school.
Location: St Genis de Saintonge, 50km from the Atlantic Ocean , between Bordeaux and Cognac,
Western France.
Next train station: Jonzac (Charente-Maritime)


SJ74 - La Borie (OFAJ France/Allemagne + 1)
03/08 – 21/08           ENVI                           15 volunteers
Project: The collectif interest of the association of Borie works in an environmental way, focussing on
sustainable development. This year they raised the project to work on the network of surrounding
water. The volunteers will lay open the water network (weeding and removal) and identify the complex
water system. Afterwards they will work on its corrective maintenance.
Accommodation: in tentes.
Location: 40 km from Nîmes, 20 km from Alès
Next train station: Alès


SJ77 - Saint Auban d’Oze
05/08 – 25/08           ENVI                    12 volunteers
Project: Saint Auban d’Oze is a very little village (70 inhabitants) located in the South Alps, in a very rural
area. The villagers are anxious to protect their environment and to preserve the biodiversity as well as
protecting their way of life. During this workcamp, the volunteers will clear the rivers (cut down trees,
select species, remove dead woods etc.). This type of work helps to prevent flooding and makes the
landscape more attractive for holiday makers. This workcamp is also a good opportunity to discover the
rural lifestyle, meet with local farmers, families etc One of Solidarites Jeunesses intercultural centres
(the Faï farm) is situated a few kilometers away. Throughout the years, we have developed a strong
partnership with this village: organization of festivals, workcamps, cultural evenings etc The volunteers
will take part in the organization of the annual festival of the village. There are also many opportunities
to visit the region and get the most out of your stay (swimming, trekking etc).
Accommodation: tents
Location: Saint Auban d’Oze is located 30 km from Gap and 200 km from Marseille, Hautes Alpes
(Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Veynes Devoluy


SJ78 - MONTRICOUX
07/08 – 28/08        ENVI / PATRI            13 volunteers
Project: Every summer a feast of neighborhood takes places in the hamlet of St Laurent. The project
aims to develop the green space near the church, which includes the reconstruction of a dry stone wall
and the construction of dry toilets. In partnership with the local association “APICQ”, which likes to
promote the heritage of dry stone building, the volunteers will discover a special construction
technique. The volunteers will be welcomed by the youths' association of the village, which is called
“Agitatrix", and which will share the local customs (f. ex. pétanque). They will have the possibility to
discover the pleasures of hiking, walking and canoeing on the “Gorges de l'Aveyron”. They will also
participate at the feast on 8 and 9 August.
Accommodation: Under tents in the community stadium, with access to the kitchen and the sanitary
facilities.
Location: Réalville sur Seye is located 15 km north-eastern of Montauban.
Next train station: Caussade


SJ81 - Tournan Beach
08/08 – 22/08          ANIM                           15 volunteers
Project: In the framework of «Tournan Plage» (Tournan Beach; local events destined for familes) the
volunteers will help the city to host the public, they will be responsable for the structure and the
organisation of games, sport activities ...
Accommodation: in tentes.
Location: Tournan, 40 km from Paris
Next train station: Tournan en Brie


SJ82 - BECELEUF / ROCHARD
08/08 - 29/08          RENO / ENVI                    12 volunteers
Project : Beceleuf is the name of a village that plays host to members of the Association of the Deux-
Sèvres' Camping Club. The would like to conduct environmental work to gradually transform this shelter
in an eco-lodging place. It has long been a crucial meeting point for events and celebrations of the
association's volunteers and residents of the place.
The technical goal will be to continue the restoration of the roof started last year, to do some masonry
work, and to build a pedestrian path accessible to people with reduced mobility.
The environmental goal will be to achieve an intercultural fresco explaining the water cycle and to
organize some workshops for environmental education.
Accommodation : Mixed, indoors
Location: Béceleuf, 80km from the Ocean, 30km from Niort,
                 Deux Sèvres (Poitou-Charentes)
Next train station: Niort (Deux-Sèvres)


SJ83 - MOURVILLES HAUTES II
08/08 – 29/08           PATRI / ENVI          8 volunteers
Project: The organisation “Un lieu pour l'utopie” is open for persons in difficulties throughout the whole
year (single women, handicapped, solidly camping...). The volunteers will terminate the work on the
camping place and will start to renovate an emergency accommodation for single women (work on the
roof framework and the creation of a dormer). At the same time the volunteers will be participating in
farming work.
The association's member share their human values with the volunteers, as well as the meals, which are
prepared with products of their farm. The sign language is commanded by the team; that is why this
workcamp offers the ideal circumstances for hearing impaired, deaf and mute persons.
The volonteers will have the possibility to get a good survey of the region, by discovering the close
natural sights, like the “canal du midi” and the lake of St Féréol. They can also enjoy an exceptional view
over the mountains
Accommodation: Inside, on the first floor of the residential house.
Location: Mourvilles is located 50 km southern of Toulouse.
                 Haute-Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées)
Next train station: Castelnaudary


SJ84 - ST MARTIN d'ARY
09/08 – 30/08              RENO                               12 volunteers
Project: The municipality of Saint-Martin d'Ary wishes to experience an international workcamp. This
little village of 500 inhabitants would like to restore an ancient washhouse and build a hiking path in the
surrounding area. The work will consist of some excavation, masonry, and woodworking. An
international meal and intercultural events will be organized with the residents to promote the work
done by the volunteers. Over the three weeks, they will discover the region and the famous French
culture: entertainment in Saintes, Cognac. They will also have the time to stroll along the Atlantic coast.
During this project, volunteers will have a great collective autonomy regarding the organization of their
work and their leisure time.
Location : Mixed, indoors
Situation: Saint-Martin d'Ary, 80km from the Atlantic Ocean, 60km from
Bordeaux, Charente-Maritime (Poitou-Charentes)
Next train station : Montendre (Charente-Maritime)


SJ85 - St Julien en Beauchêne II
10/08 - 29/08           RENO                   12 volunteers
Project: Vaunieres village is a national and international meeting centre. Our project aims at bringing
together people from very different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year, international
volunteers, families, handicapped people, youngsters coping with social issues or tourists come during
their free time to take part in the restoration of the village, to take a holiday or to organize a specific
project (theatre plays, seminars…). The work will consist of the restoration of two façades of the centre:
removing the old roughcast masonry from the wall and replacing it. Vaunieres centre is situated in the
south Alps of France (alt 1200m), in the heart of a beautiful range of mountains. There are many
opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural evenings and participate in local events
taking place in the villages around.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents according to the weather
Location: Vaunières is located 90 km from Grenoble and 200 km from Marseille
                  Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Lus la Croix Haute


SJ 88 - ACPR (St Chaptes)
01/09 – 21/09          HER                    12 volunteers
Project: The ACPR is an association for the conservation of the cultural heritage and ruralisation. The
project consists of the preparation of the national days of cultural heritage, 19 - 20th september, which
provide an insight into the cultural heritage of the community. The volunteers will develop in close
collaboration with the supervising team an english brochure. Accompanying there will be tasks like
weeding the grave-mound of the 5th Merovingian, ...
Accommodation: in tentes.
Location: 25 km from Nîmes
Next train station: Nîmes


SJ89 - St Julien en Beauchêne III
01/09 – 22/09           ENV                           12 volunteers
Project: Vaunieres village is a national and international meeting centre. Our project aims at bringing
together people from very different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year, international
volunteers, families, handicapped people, youngsters coping with social issues or tourists come during
their free time to take part in the restoration of the village, to take a holiday or to organize a specific
project (theatre plays, seminars…). The work will consist of landscaping the area around the little square
of the village: restoration of the fountain, lproviding a water supply, levelling the ground, construction of
low walls... Vaunieres centre is situated in the south Alps of France (alt 1200), in the heart of a beautiful
range of mountains. There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural
evenings and participate in local events taking place in the villages around.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents according to the weather
Location: Vaunières is located 90 km from Grenoble and 200 km from Marseille
                    Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Lus la Croix Haute


SJ90 - LABASTIDE-DE-PENNE
05/09 – 26/09            HER                   13 volunteers
Project: This workcamp takes place at the entrance of the village, opposite to the town hall. The
volunteers will rebuild a dry stone wall and create a staircase, which allows to access to the path from
above. “APICQ”, association for promoting the identity of Causses of Quercy, who is our partner in this
project will offer its technical know-how and their team of volunteers will support the work .
The objective of the workcamp is to promote intercultural exchanges with the population. An highlight
of the workcamp is the local animation, which means to be involved in the local school life and to host
leisure facilities on the site. The volunteers discover the region, together with the inhabitants (Gorges
de l'Aveyron, canoeing / kayaking, festivals, markets ...). A large dance will be organized by the
association Citrus on the last weekend of the workcamp.
Accommodation: Inside
Location: Labastide-de-Penne is located 45 km northern of Montauban.
                   Tarn-et-Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées)
Next train station: Caussade


SJ91 - Ferme de Faï V
07/09 – 26/09           CULT / ENVI          12 volunteers
Project: The “Faï” is a farm that has been converted into an international residential centre. Our project
aims at bringing together people from different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year,
international volunteers, families, handicapped people, young people coping with social issues or
tourists come during their free time to participate in the restoration of the farm or to take a holiday.
During this workcamp, the volunteers will take part in the creation of an open air theatre place.
The work will consist of building four rows of stairs in the field where the spectators will sit down
(making terraces, fixing logs etc.). Specific practical workshops will be organised covering sound and
lighting techniques. The Faï farm is located in the South Alps of France, in a very secluded and well-
preserved environment. There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural
evenings and participate in local events taking place in the villages around.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents (according to the weather)
Location: 30 km from Gap, 200 km from Marseilles
                    Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Veynes Devoluy


SJ92 - ÎLE-D'AIX II
07/09- 28/09              RENO                  12 volunteers
Project : Île-d'Aix is a small island on the border of the Atlantic Ocean, which has already hosted several
international workcamps.
Marked by a eventful maritime history, this island is home to many historical places, including Fort
Liédot (classified World Heritage), our worksite. The city hosts various events throughout the year to
give life to the island, one of those being this voluntary camp. As some parts of the site are damaged,
the work will consist in the restoration of paths and old walls so that the site can be re-opened to the
public. Volunteers will organize intercultural activities with young people in local schools. They will be
able to practice tennis and sailing with the local clubs.
Accommodation : Mixed, indoors, in Fort Liédot !
Location: Île-d'Aix, 20km from Rochefort-sur-Mer,
                   Charente-Maritime (Poitou-Charentes)
Next train station: Rochefort (Charente-Maritime)


SJ94 - «Dansons l'Europe» PEJA N°2 (France, Italie, Bulgarie ?)
09/09 – 29/09           SOC / CULT            24 volunteers
Project: This project aims to highlight the role of traditional dances and the preservation of cultural
heritage as a tool for social and inter-generational penetrability. It will be supported by a local group of
passionate dancer. The goal is to offer workshops for the population about the traditional French, Italian
and Bulgarian dance. The presence of young Europeans will lead to an openness towards other cultures
and customs. The participants occur in leisure centers, nursing homes, and offer workshops to all the
surrounding inhabitants.
Meanwhile the exchange, the volunteers will record their project with video cameras. A grand dance
will be held on 25th,26th and 27th of september, which will provide entertainment in the context of
dance. In their spare time, the young people can join the team of preparation for this event through the
completion of decoration and artistic activities. In parallel, workshops about the awareness of
citizenship and the environment are to prepare.
Accommodation: in tents, with access to toilets and a temporary kitchen.
Location: Septfonds
Next train station: Caussade


SJ95 - CART (Sommières)
14/09 – 02/10       ENVI                   12 volunteers
Project: The workcamp will be hosted of the partner association CART. The main objective of the
workcamp is sustainable development. CART posseses a huge Mediterranean garden where the
workcamp will take place. The acitivities are about gardening and the corrective maintenance of the
garden, identificationa and signposting of the plants.
Accommodation: the volunteers we'll be hosted by the organisation CART
Situation: 20 km from Nîmes, 40 km from Montpellier, 35 km from the sea
Next train station: Nîmes
SJ96 - Escaro
14/09 – 02/10          RENO / ENVI           12 volunteers
Project: The community wishs to arrange the parcel of land they own to transform it into a public
garden. The work consists the restoration of a stone cottage as well as the stone walls which encircle the
land. At the same time the planting-project will be realized.
Accommodation: the volunteers will be hosted in a dormitory of the community.
Location: in the mountains, over the way to Canigou, 55 km from Perpignan and the sea.
Next train station: Perpignan


SJ97 - MONTENDRE Solidarité
14/09 - 03/10            RENO / SOC                   12 volunteers
Project : The municipality of Montendre has already hosted several international workcamps. This city,
counting 3000 inhabitants, just created a House of Solidarity. This house welcomes organizations that
help people with social or financial difficulties.
The technical goal of this workcamp will be to beautify the outside of the house with a garden, paintings
and mosaics.
The communicative goal will be to exchange with residents of Montendre through intercultural activities
(games, meals, ...) for the day of the Brotherhood on September 26th.
The social goal will be to organize such activities with people with fewer opportunities helped by the
organizations hosted in the House of Solidarity.
Accommodation : Mixed, indoors, in a colorful international hosting centre.
Location : Montendre, 75km from the Ocean, between Bordeaux and Cognac,
Charente-Maritime (Poitou-Charentes)
Next train station: Montendre (Charente-Maritime)


SJ98 - St Julien en Beauchêne IV
28/09 – 16/10           ENV            12 volunteers
Project: Vaunieres village is a national and international meeting centre. Our project aims at bringing
together people from very different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year, international
volunteers, families, handicapped people, youngsters coping with social issues or tourists come during
their free time to take part in the restoration of the village, to take a holiday or to organize a specific
project (theatre plays, seminars…). The work will consist of landscaping the area around the little square
of the village: restoration of the fountain, lproviding a water supply, levelling the ground, construction of
low walls... Vaunieres centre is situated in the south Alps of France (alt 1200), in the heart of a beautiful
range of mountains. There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural
evenings and participate in local events taking place in the villages around.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents according to the weather
Location: Vaunières is located 90 km from Grenoble and 200 km from Marseille
Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Lus la Croix Haute


SJ99 - MOURVILLES HAUTES III (OFAJ French German)
03/10 – 24/10             HER                 8 volunteers
Project: The organisation “Un lieu pour l'utopie” is open for persons in difficulties throughout the whole
year (single women, handicapped, solidly camping...). The volunteers will continue the renovation work
at an emergency accomodation for single women. At the same time the volunteers will be participating
in farming work.
The association's member share their human values with the volunteers, as well as the meals, which are
prepared with products of their farm. The sign language is commanded by the team; that is why this
workcamp offers the ideal circumstances for hearing impaired, deaf and mute persons.
The volonteers will have the possibility to get a good survey of the region, by discovering the close
natural sights, like the “canal du midi” and the lake of St Féréol. They can also enjoy an exceptional view
over the mountains
Accommodation: Inside, on the first floor of the residential house.
Location: Mourvilles is located 50 km southern of Toulouse.
Haute-Garonne (Midi-Pyrénées)
Next train station: Castelnaudary


SJ100 - MONTENDRE CHATEAUX
05/10 - 26/10          RENO                   12 volunteers
Project : The City of Montendre has already hosted several international projects. The city has a great
desire to enhance its castle, and thus is heritage and identity. The Guard Room, an ancient vaulted
room, needs to be renovated so it can be opened again to the public.
The technical objective of this workcamp will be to renew the wall's joints with lime mortar, to maintain
and consolidate the wall.
The communicative objective will be to exchange cultural wealth between the volunteers and the
residents of Montendre, with intercultural activities in schools or in the castle.
Accommodation : Mixed, in our international hosting centre, in a colorful house !
Location : Montendre, 75km from the sea, between Bordeaux and Cognac, Charente-Maritime (Poitou-
Charentes)
Next train station: Montendre (Charente-Maritime)


SJ101 - Veynes
05/10 – 27/10                  RENO 10 volunteers
Project: The cultural association, “le Fourmidiable” wants to revive the “Café du people” of Veynes, one
of the old bars of the town that has been closed for many years. This local hot spot will be renovated
and transformed into a cultural venue with exhibitions, concerts and a library. This workcamp will be the
3rd one that we have organised in partnership with “le Fourmidiable”. In 2009, the work will consist of
decorating the walls of the Café, building a stage and a movable bar. The members of the Fourmidiable
cultural organisation take part in the project by organising cultural evenings, meals and visits with the
volunteers...Veynes is a small town of 3000 inhabitants located in the south Alps of France. The region
offers a lot of opportunities to organise walks in the mountains, bivouac, go to local festivals etc.
Accommodation: dormitories, Faï farm
Location: 25 km from Gap, 200 km from Marseilles
                 Hautes Alpes (Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur)
Next train station: Veynes Devoluy


SJ102 - BEAUVOISIN (GARD) I
13/07-31/07           RENO                           12 volunteers
Project: Volunteers will be restoring the facades of a primary school in a hamlet of the Beauvoisin
community. Around 150 square meters of facade need to be scraped and refinished. This project will
be completed over the course of 2 camps.
LODGING: Tents
Location: 15 km from Nîmes, 50 km from Montpellier, 30 km from the sea.
NEAREST STATION: Nîmes


SJ103 - BEAUVOISIN (GARD) II
03/08-21/08          RENO                   12 volunteers
Project: Volunteers will be restoring the facades of a primary school in a hamlet of the Beauvoisin
community. Around 150 square meters of facade need to be scraped and refinished. This project will
be completed over the course of 2 camps.
LODGING: Tents
Location: 15 km from Nîmes, 50 km from Montpellier, 30 km from the sea.
NEAREST STATION: Nîmes


SJ104 - LES CHOISINETS (LOZERE)
07/09 - 17/09         RENO                    12 volunteers
Project: The Choisinets hamlet is a castle in ruin. The neighboring community of St. Flour de Mercoire
created an association in 2006 to protect the site and create a cultural link. This workcamp marks the
beginning of the implimentation of a global project. Volunteers will restore small walls to create a
flowerbec/garden near the castle.
LODGING: In yurts in St Flour de Mercoire
Location: 47 km from Puy en Velay and 44 km from Mende
NEAREST STATION: Mende


SJ105 - ALET LES BAINS I
01/09-19/09             RENO                12 volunteers
Project: The village of Aude is home to an ancient thermal bath hotel run by SJREV. This year volunteer
tasks will include cleaning up the 8000m2 park, reconstructing a stone wall that has been damaged by
tree roots, and emptying the hotel of 20 years of accumulated rubbish.
LODGING: Volunteers will sleep in a former factory near the hotel.
Location: 40 km south of Carcassonne, 15 km from Quillan
NEAREST STATION: Carcassonne


SJ106 - ALET LES BAINS II
21/09 - 09/10          RENO                  12 volunteers
Project: The village of Aude is home to an ancient thermal bath hotel run by SJREV. This year
volunteer tasks will include cleaning up the 8000m2 park, reconstructing a stone wall that has been
damaged by tree roots, and emptying the hotel of 20 years of accumulated rubbish.
LODGING: Volunteers will sleep in a former factory near the hotel.
Location: 40 km south of Carcassonne, 15 km from Quillan
NEAREST STATION: Carcassonne


SJ107 - ALET LES BAINS III                   OFAJ trilateral
12/10 - 04/11           RENO                 15 volunteers
Project: The village of Aude is home to an ancient thermal bath hotel run by SJREV. This year it will play
host to the annual National Assembly of the national movement. It is a time when volunteers,
employees, everyone connected with the movement in 2009 regroups. Around 100 people will be
participating in this 2 day assembly, which will take place October 31st to November 1st. Volunteers
will help by cleaning and arranging the hotel, getting it ready to welcome guests in comfort and security.
LODGING: Volunteers will sleep in a former factory near the hotel.
Location: 40 km south of Carcassonne, 15 km from Quillan
NEAREST STATION: Carcassonne


SJ108 - MAURY                Youth Exchange (France + 3)
24/10 - 04/11         Exchange              16 volunteers
Project: Maury has played a large role regarding reflections on the role and place of women in society,
both yesterday and today. Solidarités Jeunesses has choses the association “Voix de Femmes” (Voices of
Women), created by the local library, to run this project, from preparation to execution.
LODGING: Communal, in a gite.
Location: 40 km west of Perpignan.
NEAREST STATION: Perpignan


SJ109 - BREAU ET SALAGOSSE
29/06-17/07             CULT                    12 volunteers
Project: An association which promotes yiddish and occitane culture is organizing a week long
encounter focused on exchange and discovery in the community of Bréau. Volunteers will work
alongside local volunteers and help the association with the preperation, set-up, and running of this
small festival. Tasks will include editing a film, creating educational activities for children, and creating
way of teaching the festival-goers about their culture and that of the association.
LODGING: Tents
Location: 50 km from Millau and 60 km from Nîmes.
NEAREST STATION: NIME


SJ110 – Ambierle                 OFAJ France / Germany / Spain
02/09 – 22/09          ENVI                    15 volunteers
Projet: The Créneau Association is a hosting structure in a region with a strong rural identity. One of
their overall objectives is to liven up the region and create links with different people active in the
social, cultural, agricultural and community life there. In 2009, the Créneau is organizing an agri-cultural
fair. Volunteers with a particular interest in the arts, and skills in traditional arts (craftsmanship, music,
dance, etc.) are welcome to join. The idea is to bring together our skills and share them with the public
during the festival.
Location: Ambierle


SJ111 – Calais I
12/07 – 02/08           RENO/ECH              8 volunteers
Project: Calais is the main point for migrants to cross the Chanel and to go to England. They come
mainly from countries in war, Afghanistan, Iraq, Erythrea, Sudan, etc. No accomodation place exists for
them, and they stay in the woods around the city, or they squat some abandonned buildings. For 6
years, Salam organisation has given material support to them (food, closes, etc.), but also denonced the
situation which is cone to them (lack of accomodation, difficulties to access the care facilities,
harasment by the police, unrespect of their fundamental rights).
The workamp will consist in some works in salam's place (refreshing, painting, etc.), preparing and
serving the evening meal, and contact and dialogue with the migrants.
Location: Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais


SJ112 - Calais II
09/08 – 30/08           RENO/ECH              8 volunteers
Project: Calais is the main point for migrants to cross the Chanel and to go to England. They come
mainly from countries in war, Afghanistan, Iraq, Erythrea, Sudan, etc. No accomodation place exists for
them, and they stay in the woods around the city, or they squat some abandonned buildings. For 6
years, Salam organisation has given material support to them (food, closes, etc.), but also denonced the
situation which is cone to them (lack of accomodation, difficulties to access the care facilities,
harasment by the police, unrespect of their fundamental rights).
The workamp will consist in some works in salam's place (refreshing, painting, etc.), preparing and
serving the evening meal, and contact and dialogue with the migrants.
Location: Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais



TEENAGE WORKCAMPS
Code   Name                                  Region    Start date      End date      Type               Places
SJ24   La Ferté sous Jouarre I               IDF       04/07/09        19/07/09      RENO               15
SJ39   Jouarre II                            IDF       11/07/09        25/07/09      ENVI               15
SJ50   Château des Prureaux I                AUV       14/07/09        31/07/09      PATRI / ENVI       16
SJ65   Beaumoutte les Montbozon              FC        01/08/09        22/08/09      RENO               15
SJ68   Le château de Ham                     IDF       01/08/09        22/08/09      RENO               12
SJ69   Massat                                MP        01/08/09        22/08/09      ENVI               15
SJ72   Corneilla del Vercol                  LR        03/08/09        21/08/09      RENO               15
SJ75   Le REV II                             LR        03/08/09        21/08/09      CONS / ENVI        15
SJ76   Ferme de Faï IV                       PACA      04/08/09        19/08/09      CULT / ENVI        12
SJ80   La Ferté sous Jouarre II              IDF       08/08/09        22/08/09      RENO               15

  SJ24 - La Ferté sous Jouarre I
  04/07 – 19/07             RENO                  15 volunteers
  Project: The activitiy of the workcamp for adolescents consists of restoration of a dry stone wall which
  surrounds for the park «Parc de la Fontaine aux pigeons». Furthermore there will be leasure time
  activities like visit of Paris, of department and the volunteers are invited to make suggestions.
  Accommodation: in tents.
  Location: La Ferté sous Jouarre, 50 km from Paris.
  Next train station: La Ferté sous Jouarre
  Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)


  SJ39 - Jouarre II
  11/07 – 25/07            ENVI                          15 volunteers
  Project: The community posseses an area where the activities of this workcamp will take place. The
  objective is to rehabilitate this area and to create a ground for promenaders and sportsmen out of it.
  The volunteers will arrange a sport field there. The community is looking forward to host the
  international workcamp for their participation at the animation with the locals. The discovery activities
  will involve the locals.
  Accommodation: Under tents.
  Location: Jouarre, 50 km from Paris
  Next train station: La Ferté Sous Jouarre
  Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)


  SJ50 - Château des Prureaux I
  14/07 – 31/07          HER / ENVI            16 volunteers
  Project: The association “Le Créneau” is situated in a little castle in the heart of a large property in the
  region “Auvergne”. It hosts throughout the whole year persons of different cultural and social
  backgroudns, who work voluntarily. Their aim is to find a different way of life. The volunteers participate
  in the reconditioning of the place, mainly of hiking ways and a little water course.
  Location: near Saint-Germain-des-Fossés, Auvergne
  Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)
SJ65 - BEAUMOTTE LES MONTBOZON Ado
01/08 – 22/08           RENO           15 volontaires
Project: The centre of Beaumotte is an association of Popular Education which has the aim to make
people take responsability and to make them participate volunteerly in actions for development and
solidarity. It hosts French people with difficulties (between 15 and 50 years old) all year long, for whom
the intercultural confrontation constitutes an important form of socialisation. The Centre of Beaumotte,
hosts also all year long international volunteers. The project allows different persons to live in the house
for 6 months or 1 year in order to construct their personnal project. The project is based on mixing
different people (cultures, ages, social background), therefore the association each summer wishes to
host youngsters between 15-18 years old to live an international workcamp.
It is a large house in countryside. The work will include convertion and maintenance of the area around
the centre. The work will be to make 15 square meters of pavement in the garden around a fire place.
Different people will participate in the project including young volunteers and young people of the
house.
The integration of everybody into the collectiv life of the workcamp is encouraged to help with the
intercultural exchange and the sharing of the work, for eg. Prepare the meals together, clean the house
each morning, and organize the leisure time together in spite of the differences and difficulties of
everybody.
The moments of leisure time and discovering the region will be organized with the workcamp leaders,
members of the association and the people living in the house.
Accommodation: Under Tents
Location: Beaumotte is located between Vesoul and Besançon.
                  Haute-Saône (Franche-Comté)
Next train station: Vesoul
Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)


SJ68 - Le Château de HAM
01/08 – 22/08          RENO                   12 volunteers
Project: The project is organised in collaboration with the association «Les amis du château de Ham».
This association organises every year workcamps for adolescents volunteers. For the first time this
association has addressed themselves to Solidarités Jeunesses with the objective to organise an
international workcamp.
The 12 international volunteers will work on restoration: pavement, archaeological excavation,
masonery... many excursions and discovery activities of the region are planned.
Accommodation: in tents.
Location: Ham, 60 km from Amiens.
Next train station: Saint Quentin
Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)


SJ69 - MASSAT
01/08 – 22/08               ENVI                      15 volunteers
Project : In the heart of the Pyrénées in a regional park, the community of Massat hosts for the first time
a workcamp. A group of the local youth will be involved in the reception and proposed activities, which
will be the following: hiking, mountain biking, riding on horses or donkeys, bivouacing in the hills – a lot
of proposals to discover this beautiful corner of the Pyrénées! The group will participate in many
activities of the town like the a festival in the middle of august.
The work, accompanied by a local technician, will be the embellishment of the village. That includes
plantations on the school yard as well as the renewal of the room of the local youth.
Accommodation: Inside
Location: Massat is located 110 km southern of Toulouse.
                    Ariège (Midi-Pyrénées)
Next train station: St Girons
Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)


SJ72 - Corneilla del Vercol
03/08 – 21/08          RENO                          15 volunteers
Project: The youth centre «Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture» wishs to provide activities for the local
youth and would like to contribute to the community life. 4 to 6 local adolescents will participate in the
workcamp. The work contains the renovation of a chapel with the objective to sensibilise the youngsters
for the cultural heritage of their countries.
Accommodation: in tentes, with basic facilities in the area.
Location: 10 km from Perpignan, 10 km from the sea
Next train station: Perpignan
Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)


SJ75 - «Le REV II»
03/08 – 21/08          ENVI                           15 volunteers
Project: The volunteers will continue the activities of the previous workcamp: they will work on the
reorganisation of the living place and the optimisation of the working material's stocking (like
construction of shelves and walls, painting walls... ). The association uses natural and ecological
products and considers the workcamp as a concretion of the reflection about sustainable development.
Accommodation: in tentes.
Location: 15 km from Nîmes, 50 km from Montpellier, 30 km from the sea
Next train station: Nîmes
Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)

SJ76 - Ferme de Faï IV
04/08 – 19/08                  CULT / ENV               12 volunteers
Project: The “Faï” is a farm that has been converted into an international residential centre. Our project
aims at bringing together people from different social and cultural backgrounds. Every year,
international volunteers, families, handicapped people, young people coping with social issues or
tourists come during their free time to participate in the restoration of the farm or to take a holiday.
During this workcamp, the volunteers will take part in the creation of an open air theatre place.
The work will consist of building four rows of stairs in the field where the spectators will sit down
(making terraces, fixing logs etc.). Specific practical workshops will be organised covering sound and
lighting techniques. The Faï farm is located in the South Alps of France, in a very secluded and well-
preserved environment. There are many opportunities to organise walks in the mountains and cultural
evenings and participate in local events taking place in the villages around.
Accommodation: dormitories or tents (according to the weather)
Location: 30 km from Gap, 200 km from Marseilles
Next train station: Veynes Devoluy
Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)


SJ80 - La Ferté sous Jouarre
08/08 – 22/08             RENO                         15 volunteers
Project: The activitiy of the workcamp for adolescents consists of restauration of a dry stone wall which
surrounds for the park «Parc de la Fontaine aux pigeons». Furthermore there will be leasure time
activities like visit of Paris, of department and the volunteers are invited to make suggestions.
Accommodation: in tentes.
Location: La Ferté sous Jouarre, 50 km from Paris.
Next train station: La Ferté sous Jouarre
Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)


SJ86 - Château des Prureaux II
11/08 - 28/08          PATRI / ENVI          16 volunteers
Project: The association “Le Créneau” is situated in a little castle in the heart of a large property in the
region “Auvergne”. It hosts throughout the whole year persons of different cultural and social
backgroudns, who work voluntarily. Their aim is to find a different way of life. The volunteers participate
in the reconditioning of the place, mainly of hiking ways and a little water course.
Location: near Saint-Germain-des-Fossés, Auvergne
Participation fee: 150 EUR (to be payed on arrival on the camp!)


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