Winter - Spring international staying 2008
Working at Convent San Giorgio
LegW01 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 26/11/07 07/12/08 12
LegW02 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 07/01/08 18/01/08 12
LegW03 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 21/01/08 08/02/08 12
LegW04 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 11/02/08 22/02/08 12
LegW05 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 25/02/08 07/03/08 12
LegW06 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 10/03/08 20/03/08 12
LegW07 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 26/03/08 11/04/08 12
LegW08 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 14/04/08 25/04/08 12
LegW09 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 28/04/08 09/05/08 12
LegW10 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 12/05/08 23/05/08 12
LegW11 Goriano Valli (Aq) Abruzzo 26/05/08 07/06/08 12
Legambiente is running since 1999 the ex-Convent San Giorgio, a Volunteering Permanent Centre that has been hosting hundreds of volunteers in different occasions (national and international work-camps, European Volunteering Service,…). The Convent is located in the region of Abruzzo, centre of Italy, about 150 km away from Rome. It has been fully restored by the local institution Mountain Community and we furnished it following as much as possible “static free” standards. The project aims to bring new economic, tourism and especially cultural and spiritual movements in a quite isolated area. It deals with sustainable living, no waste, recycling and clever use of energies.
As every year, from January until June, Legambiente proposes to spend some days at the ex Convento San Giorgio: a good chance to meet people from all over the world, to know a bit of Italian culture, getting in touch with permaculture and sustainable living; all this staying in a Convent of the XVII century. Tasks of the participants change according to the period of the year, the season and the weather, but can be summarized in:
- maintenance of the structure (cleaning the Convent, painting walls, restoring windows,...)
- feeding the animals (chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, donkeys)
- working in the garden
- cleaning path around the Convent in the wonderful Regional Park of Sirente-Velino.
You will be sharing rooms inside the Convent.
ATTENTION: Winter is very cold and long. Average temperature is -5°C to +5°C. No heating. Hot water available twice a day from 6.30 to 7.30 a.m.; from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.
Please note that there is no internet connection available at the Convent; telephone is available only with international prepaid phone-cards.
Work will often be outside.
Inscription fee: Euro 100 to be paid at the arrival
7.00 am: feeding the animals - preparing breakfast
7.30 am: breakfast
8.00 am: work
14.00: back to work
16.00: free time
Saturday and Sunday free time
For further information about the project: www.conventosangiorgio.it