A Rocha Czech Volunteer Week: 3-12 July

Come and spend a week in the Keith Morris Centre
– stay with friends, help nature, be refreshed

Overview: 3-4 days of work in our headquarters – gardening, building a pond,
planting and working inside the centre – and 2-3 days of outings nearby, such as in the Josefov meadows private bird reserve and the
Orlické hory (‘Eagle Mountains’) protected landscape area.

Accompanying program: 

Mornings: will begin with a time of reflection, with Bible readings and pondering nature, in Czech and English.

We´ll work maximum 5 hours a day, with activities in the afternoon – e.g. bird ringing, bird monitoring, walks, mushrooming (a traditional Czech past-time) and possible simple mycological course, etc.

Evenings: songs and inspirational readings from environmental books

Sunday 12 July: end with a closing service at the centre or in the local church

Simple accommodation: bring your sleeping bags and mats; we´ll sleep either in the centre or in the garden (in a tent, forest hut or bird hide). There are a few comfortable mattresses available for the older of us.

Food: food for everyone will be prepared by our cook, with the help of volunteers.

Cost: 15 € per night, with travel expenses paid by each person. During the week, transport will be provided in our cars. Those with a driving licence who are willing to drive are welcome.

Capacity: the week is limited to 30 people. We expect half of the participants to be international (UK, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, USA…) and the other half from the Czech Republic.

Let us know if you are interested! Send us an email and we´ll sign you in – first come, first served!

The Keith Morris Centre (also known as Krupárna, or ‘the mill’) near Dobruška, in NE Bohemia, surrounded by 2.5 hectares of meadows and forests, and within 30 km of the ecologically important Eagle Mountains, Grandmother’s Valley and the Rozkoš reservoir.

We look forward to the week together.

Pavel and Radka Svetliks and the A Rocha Czech team

Please also visit A Rocha Czech’s website to learn more. (More information is available in Czech than in English on the site – simply change the language setting in the top right corner.)

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