Volunteers Wanted !! -VYA TAIWAN Projects in 2020
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2020WorkCamps in Taiwan: 12 days to 3 Weeks
Through international volunteers, local young people can be more interested in community activities and get more involve within their home town. To paint and do farming work together, international participants are required to share their native culture with local young people and talks about the difference between cultures.
Volunteers will act locally to get involve with restoring old houses and town streets, which is important for residences, as it would encourage a sense of belonging to a community. We hope volunteers who come to the community also help residents to rebuild up their confidence, and lay the foundation for future community work and cultural constructions. Every old house tells a different story. You can get first-hand experience on local Taiwanese culture by helping the community renovate old houses and streets. We are looking for passionate volunteers who love the old buildings and historical artifacts, while like the quiet and simple life in country.
To participate into the Dazhuang community, volunteers need to introduce traditions of their motherland; and also have an open mind to enjoy getting to know the typical culture of “God of Land” and experience folk belief of Taiwan: “Din Tao“, which is described a type of religious team in Taiwan. Din Tao was adapted for a movie and it moved many foreigners to tear. It revealed parts of Taiwan’s culture and also told local touching stories in Taiwan.
Sustainable industry and biodiversity, the target of《Satoyama Initiative》, ecology and economy both are important targets for nature conservation and local development. The Alang Tongan is a focal point resource area for butterflies, also the location of Seediq tribe. However, due to the natural disaster and culture decline, many species getting decrease. So, building natural environment is primary goal.
We picked Sanhe village to be the place to promote
sustainability and satoyama initiative because in this
agricultural community where there's no convenient public
transportation connecting to the metropolis., but the people
believing in all beings are equal; realizing that people already
have plenty and we can give more to our habitat, the earth! The
township is known for the Buddhist temple in the center of
Longtan Lake. It was voted the most distinctive town in Taiwan
2015. In the name of love for the environment, Community Chief
Xie rolled up his sleeves, led by example to live more but
desire less. Due to the success of the first 2 workcamps in the
summer 2018 & 2019, Sanhe community is ready and eagerly wish to
ingest this international energy into the minds of their younger
generation. During summer 2020, 6 to 8 teens will be invited to
join each of the summer workcamp for 5 days each to experience
and receive the cultural differences from the international
students and together participate in community work and learn
from each other.
MiniCamps in Taiwan: 4 Days 3 Nights
AGRI / Empowering Teenagers / ENVI;
Volunteer Requirement of Each Project: 20 vols., Age: 15+
Participation Fee of Each Project: 150USD.
【Become a Forester in Ali Mountain】
Sep. 9th – Sep. 12th; ENVI+ECO+CULT; Placement:15
Extra Fee: USD.185 include pick-up service
Gongsing community, at an altitude of 800 meters, has abundant resources in natural ecosystems and also commands the portrayal of Satoyama traits. In order to achieve the goal of surrounding environment sustainable use, "no develop zero damage" becomes the living index of Gongsing community. While learning in this international work camp, we share our living surroundings, not only you acquire the knowledge about the forest, but also you participate the-forest conservation work. All these enable you to be professional tree doctors and possess the abilities of conservations the forests and caring the earth.
Long/Mid Term Projects in Taiwan: 1 to 6 months
To long-stay live in local, work together with local and learn to be a local people within your stay. Unlike workcamps, LMTV is more expecting participants that get deeply engagement. Do more, Know more & will learn more.
participating in ”Friendship Ambassador for Xiluo Heritage Street”, volunteer will help the host organization to manage & maintain the “souvenir shop ” on the old street that function just like an information center in town, so that you can also learn how to guide for visitors especially during weekend. In the other hand, volunteer will help to renovate a heritage house become a “Backpackers’ House”.
Main works of “Old House New Life”, will let volunteer try to experience different tasks to understand how host organization works. Volunteers wll help: 1-Restoration of an old house which is cooperated with an university.2-Help the works of baking studio. Which will include baking, slicing, package and others.3-Help the works of textile studio. Which will include photo-shooting, package and others.4-Guide the exhibition space of studio and sell products from studio.
[Friendship Ambassador for Xiluo Heritage Street] at least 3 month