The Municipality of Thermo has a network of ancient footpaths spreading in the mountain village of Amvrakia, used widely by locals, tourists as well as hikers. The two workcamps “Sustainable paths” aim at supporting the building of new paths and preserving the environment in order to enhance local sustainability.

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What kind of work
Under the guidance of two local craftsmen, your supervisors, you will help to clean parts of rural spaces where the danger of fire is high. Furthermore, you will clean, highlight, preserve and reconstruct the ancient footpaths in and around the village. You will also help to clean the local system of water supply in order to ensure better quality for drinking water in the village.

About the accommodation and the food
You will be hosted in the municipal school of Amvrakia, with showers (with hot water), three rooms and equipped kitchen but no WIFI-connection. You will sleep on the floor (sleeping bags and carry mats are necessary). Foot distance between the accommodation and your working place. Food will be provided, and meals will be prepared, in shifts, by you.

Amvrakia and your leisure time
Amvrakia is a little village (750m altitude) in the Southwest part of Greece, surrounded by picturesque villages and monasteries. You will find there a small café and have the possibility to go swimming. Amvrakia is just half an hour distant from the town of Thermo (360m) and its archeological museum. Thermo with its unspoiled, traditional beauty is situated just 3 km from the lake Trihonida, the largest lake in Greece which offers unforgettable views.

The volunteer’s profile
You must enjoy working outdoors and doing manual work, as well as being in rural and mountains areas. You should have physical ability to perform the tasks described. Do not forget to write a motivation letter for this specific camp!

Some precisions

Code Name Start End Age no of Vols
ELIX19-08 Sustainable paths in Amvrakia I 16/07/19 31/07/19 18+ 20
ELIX19-09 Sustainable paths in Amvrakia II 31/07/19 16/08/19 18+ 20

Nearest airport: Patras Airport “Araxos” is two hours away from Thermo, and Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelou” is located at 5 hours away.

Camp address: Amvrakia, Municipality of Thermo, Greece (it will be communicated in the infosheet)

Interested? In order to apply for these workcamps you should contact your local, national organization that will help you with the process. Please find the nearest to you in the list of partners of Alliance of European Voluntary Organizations.

The “Sustainable paths” project is implemented for the second time (last edition in 2008), in close partnership with the Municipality of Thermo and a local association. The project is funded by the Green Fund of the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

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