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You will arrive a few days before the festival in order to meet the local team and get a first impression of your new environment. During the event, you will be in charge of welcoming the public, tending a soft drinks stand and helping people with different activities such as a zip wire, trampoline and inflatable attractions. You will also run a pancake stand! Finally, you will help taking down the structures at the end of the festival. This work camp needs a great deal of commitment from the volunteers as the festival takes place during ten days. Your aim is to engage in all of these activities so that everyone can relax, have a good time together and meet new people! You will be accompanied by two camp leaders throughout your stay.
You will be accommodated in the Pierre Robin stadium, which is only a 5 minute walk away from the festival and 10 minutes away from the town Centre. You will sleep in two-person tents and group life will take place under a marquee. A kitchen, changing rooms, showers and indoor toilets are available on the stadium premises. The stadium will be entirely reserved for the workcamp and closed to the public. You will participate in the preparation of meals. You will be able to have your own barbecues and invite young people from Riom to spend time with! People from Riom will lend you bikes for getting around the town.
Riom, an access point for Auvergnes volcanoes, is a close-knit community and a nice place to live in. Located only 7 minutes away by train from the regions capital, Clermont-Ferrand, Riom is a town that benefits from all the activities that are available during the summer: concerts, street shows, swimming in lakes and swimming pools, high-ropes challenge, hiking etc. Riom is a lively town that will make you love the Auvergne region! For more information have a look at: http://www.tourisme-riomlimagne.fr and http://www.ville-riom.fr.
In this workcamp, it is better if you have a basic knowledge of French. Please bring good shoes, working clothes and your swimsuit. As nights can be quite cold, remember to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Riom on foot, by bike and occasionally in minibus. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.