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Workcamp in Italy in artistic and cultural activities

A thrilling workcamp in Italy (Sicily) in support of the #MeTe Museum, with artistic and cultural programs including historical routes and naturalistic itineraries.

Who: volunteer 18+
Where: Siculiana, Sicily (Italy)
When:  August 2018
Host Organizations: ALT in partnership with Associazione Joint
Deadline: as soon as possible
Who: ALT associationin cooperation with Associazione di promozione sociale Joint 

A great work-vacations experience in Sicily, one of the most famous islands in Italy, with a workcamp in support of the “MeTe” Museum, within cultural and artistic field, beside historical and naturalistic itineraries offered to all type of people.
Since the 2009 The ALT Association (Associazione Leisure and Tourisme) is involved within cultural and artistic activities, whose role is to manage the “MeTe” Museum: the sole “collective Museum” in the world realized by hundreds of volunteers from all over the World.

The MeTe is an ethnohistorical museum and an artistic and cultural center, located in the heart of the historical center of Siculiana, the ancient and suggestive quarter of Casale. Since 2011 the association has hosted around 300 volunteers from all over Europe who took part in the activities of the Sicilian Summer Camps and helped to found the museum. Currently MeTe represents a collective museum in expansion in its own territory becoming a widespread open-air museum. For the institutional activities, the Museum does not receive any public funding and is supported by the work and personal funds of its members.

During the workcamp the volunteer will do the following activities:  

  • Guided tour of the museum and museum education activities, tourist and cultural information;
  • Activities of co-management, opening of the museum halls
  • Urban Regeneration Activities: the participants will collaborate with the Museum staff in order to realize an open-air artistic installations and take part to maintenance activities;
  • Trekking in the National park of Torre Salsa;
  • Guided visit to Palazzo Agnello;
  • Taste experiences: tasting of typical foods, cultural dinner and barbecue experience in cooperation with the best enterprise of the area.
  • Historical and cultural Tours: visit the Chiaramonte Castle, the Sanctuary of San Crocifisso and Siciliana historical center.

During the workcamp there will be the possibility to visit some places like Siculiana Marina, Spiaggetta, Scala dei Turchi and the chance to visit to the famous archeological place of la Valle dei templi of Agrigento (own expenses).

The workcamp will be available in the month of August. Each participant could take part in one of the following dates: 

  • 2-9 August 2018 (8 places available)
  • 9-16 August  2018 (8 places available)
  • 16-23 August  2018 (8 places available)
  • 23-30 August 2018 (8 places available)

Who can participate: all people from 18 to 60 who are totally motivated in taking part to the activities.

The accommodation of the volunteers is located inside Palazzo Agnello, the historical baronial residence of Siculiana. The historical and artistic site has a kitchen, 3 complete bathrooms and a bedroom. the workcamp is self-managed, the participants should organize by their own lunch and dinner. 

What to bring: sheets and pillow cases for the bed; towels; bathing costume for the sea; tennis shoes for trekking.

The participation fee costs € 270.00 per person including the insurance, the association card of the ALT (Association of Leisure and Tourisme), the meals, the accommodation for 7 nights, the museum and artistic activities, the tours and the excursions included in the program, the transport for the carrying out of the activities. A portion of the fee serves to co-finance the Museum #MeTe which does not receive any public funding. It is necessary to pay in advance € 70.00, the remaining part will be paid on arrival at the camp. 

If you want to participate in this workcamp in Sicily you have to be registered at the Joint Association whose annual registration fee costs 80 euros.

The participation fee does not cover the travel expenses which are at the expances of the volunteers.

If you want to apply for this workcamp in Italy you have to fill out the form below by attaching your CV and writing a motivation letter in English.

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