“Respect the past & Build bridges of THE future”

“Respect the past & Build bridges of THE future”

Mladinski Center Idrija

Idrija, Slovenia

Activity description

“Respect the past & build bridges of the future” is a European Solidarity Corps group volunteering project hosted by Idrija Youth Center in cooperation with Idrija 2020 Association. Idrija Youth Center has carried out a project called “Make the house alive” - with help of over 30 volunteers we renovated part of our center and created a new opportunity for developing our community. Idrija 2020 carried out a project called “Youthful heritage” - with help of over 20 volunteers we stared to renovate an old Giser house with focus on preservation of cultural heritage. Now we are creating a project that will combine this two projects and focus on thinking how we, as individuals, can contribute to community. Giser house can help us understand importance of renovation old houses and preserving them. Renovating bridges in our town and making them nice in a great way to do something good for local community. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pA4lsGMDNTpU2h518aEYh25ly6vnwlKn?usp=sharing

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Arrival day is 16.08 and departure day is 05.09.The travel costs will be reimbursed up to the amount of 275€ (if the distance is 500 – 1999 km). It can be also lower (180 €) in case you come from a place that is situated less than 500 km away from the place of the volunteering activity. The accommodation will be provided at Hostel Idrija. Rooms are for 2 volunteers, while the kitchen, living room area and bathrooms will be shared by the whole group. For the food the volunteers will receive additional money 7€ per day (147€). Each volunteer is also entitled to 5€ of pocket money per day (105€).

Training during the activity

The main group activity will be divided into four parts, each followed by an evaluation of learning processes. BEGINNING: Getting general information about your stay, getting to know each other and getting acquainted with mentors. PLANNING: gathering ideas, planning of the activities and purchasing materials, dividing tasks, setting the deadlines and preparing the action plan. IMPLEMENTATION: Activities for revitalizing the Giser house & Youth center. CLOSING: conclusion and evaluation. Presentation of the project: open day, write articles, reviews the competences and evaluation.

Participant profile

We are looking for active, open-minded, creative, innovative, responsible, pro-active and sociable volunteers. If you enjoy working with your hands, have motivation to renovate, you want to deal with climate change in everyday live, you are just the person we are looking for! A good command of English is preferable and some experience in physical work, video production, event organisation, art & music are desirable. The participants must be between 20 and 30 years old. There is no other condition, so we're welcoming people with all social, geographical, economic, cultural, educational...

Activity dates

A total of 3 week(s) during the period 16/08/2023 to 05/09/2023

Activity location

Hostel / Youth Center: Ulica IX. korpusa 17​, 5280 Idrija Slovenia

 Teams volunteering

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia

Activity topics

Social challenges

Environment and natural protection

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 15/06/2023