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Alliance Spain SVIVA032 ARCH 01.08.2008 15.08.2008 18-26
Code: SVIVA032 Year: 2008
Name: SERRA DґIRTA II
Address: Youth camp ґJaume Iґ
Project: ARCH - Archaeology
Initial Date: 01-08-2008 Final Date: 15-08-2008
Min Age: 18 Max Age: 26 Places: 12
Description of Workcamp:
REGION.- Region of Valencia. Province of Castellуn.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK.- Volunteers will be active members of a
global project to disseminate information on the historical and
artistic heritage of the area, with an emphasis on the knowledge
of the Castle and its history. To this end, and in parallel with
the field tasks (weeding and cleaning the archaeological site),
activities related to the site or its surroundings will be
carried out: guided tours of the Castle, introduction to its
history, and workshops on field archaeology, such as technical
drawing, as well as cleaning and classifying ceramic materials.
This project will be complemented with a series of guided tours
of the surrounding areas, in which young people will get to know
the main attractions of Alcalб de Xivert (the Church, the church
museum and bell tower, excursions to the Serra d’Irta).
The work to be carried out this summer will consist of assistance
in the ongoing archaeological excavations, especially connected
with the cleaning and classification of the archaeological
findings from the higher areas of the Castle. Besides, work will
be devoted to the cleaning and removing of waste land, and to the
clearing of bushes in certain surrounding areas (the area for
soldiers’ duty and some sectors of the Morisco villa).
In order to carry out this project, the necessary tools will be
available (picks, spades, hoes, etc.), as well as a machine to
take the earth and the waste materials to the local dump.
The work will be carried out in small groups which will shift
place and type of work, so that all participants will be able to
work in all places and share the work to be carried out.
Work will take place from Monday to Friday, 4-5 hours a day,
usually in the mornings.
COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES.- Excursions and visits
Evening activities, group dynamics, sports activities, games,
These activities will be coordinated by a team of entertainment
professionals, under the responsibility of the Institut Valenciа
de la Joventut [Valencian Youth Organization], who will live
together and participate at the Workcamp. Their work methodology
will be based on participation, autonomy and responsibility.
The entertainment team will propose a series of entertainment
activities for the group to carry out in their leisure time,
adapted to the characteristics of the surrounding area and of the
participants. Following these specific suggestions, as well as
others from the volunteers, and in order to complement the
volunteers’ work, a calendar of cultural and leisure activities
will be prepared, which will be carried out in the afternoons and
over the weekends.
COMMITMENTS AND INTERNAL REGULATIONS OF THE WORKCAMP.-
You must work unselfishly according to the work planning of the
workcamp, five days a week.
You must cooperate to carry out all the entertainment activities
programmed, and participate in the said activities.
You must contribute to the general organization of the camp, in
its regular tasks: cleaning, cooking, administration, etc.
You must respect the different beliefs, ideologies and opinions
of all participants in the workcamp.
You must stay in the Workcamp from beginning to end of the
programme. You must respect the internal regulations of the