15.08. - 21.08.2021
The Slatinka Association was established in1993 as a reaction to the construction of the Slatinka water dam on the Slatina River. The association’s mission is to work at the basin of the Slatina River, to protect the environment and preserve natural areas while spreading consciousness of the project’s effects on nature. One of their main aims is to bring life back to the village of Slatinka, since many people had to leave due to the dam construction. Workcamps like this one have been organized in Slatinka since 2011.
The work will be done around and in the village of Slatinka. The volunteers will help with the renovation of the only bridge in the village. Cleaning the area in Slatinka, cutting the grass, taking care of the trees, cleaning the educational trail. The working hours are divided as follows: 4 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon.
The workcamp will have a rich environmental study part as the local partner is an ecologically-focused organization. Volunteers will learn about environmental protection efforts in Slovakia and all the issues related to the dam construction. Participants will also learn about the history of Slatinka and Zvolen. Volunteers will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of the Sustainability campaign.
Volunteers will stay at a local school called the Eco Center. The center has an outdoor shower that requires participants to manually heat the water before each shower, and the toilets are dry (outhouses). There will not be access to running water, so water will be delivered. Drinkable water will be provided by the local partner. On-site access to electricity is available. There are two bedrooms with mattresses, but a sleeping bag is required. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers themselves. The food will be mostly vegetarian.
Bring a sleeping bag, working clothes, protecton masks for every day, warm clothes, raincoat, strong boots, swimming suit, headlamp and a smile on your lips :)
Address: , Slatinka, Slovakia
GPS: 48.5572237, 19.2121426
Slatinka is a little village near Zvolen located in the Central part of Slovakia. The village is surrounded by beautiful nature with many touristic routes and hiking opportunities. The volunteers may visit Zvolen, where they will find a castle, a historical center and other interesting sites.
Terminal: Take a train or bus to Zvolen; and then bus to Slatinka. Please keep in mind that the journey from Bratislava to Zvolen takes around 3 hours.
Meeting point: Bus station in Zvolen, around 5 pm.
We will reimburse the craveling cotst up to EUR 15. It is necessary to save the original travel tickets
On the first day, the temperature of the camp participants will be measured. Hygienic regulations will be followed during the camp according to the instructions of the Public Health Authority.
Attention: The camp is for nature and ecology lovers! Mostly vegetarian food and eco camp!
For more info and pictures about the project please see: www.slatinka.sk, https://www.facebook.com/zdruzenieslatinka or https://www.instagram.com/slatinkaassociation/
You can also watch video from last year workcamp in Slatinka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgtH03v7310&tToto podujatie bolo podporené z dotačnej schémy Ministerstva školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu SR Programy pre mládež 2014 – 2021, ktorú administruje IUVENTA – Slovenský inštitút mládeže.
Participation fee: 15 EUR