Work camp in Agadir

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Project Topic



Maintenance of a Child Protection Center in Agadir.



Partnership Agreement



This project is the fruit of a partnership between ? and the local branch of CSM.




Relevance of the project


We decided to set up this project because this center clearly needs to be refreshed. The facilities’ structure in itself is in a good state but from the outside it looks abandoned. This center clearly does not receive enough funding to invest in superficial renovations such as painting and building green spaces, even though it really needs it. Our agreement is the following: with their subsidies they buy the materials and we provide the volunteers to spare them the cost of working labour.






More info about the project


This work camp is designed to gather both national and international volunteers so that everyone will be able to appreciate the everyday life habits and culture of each others through practical and social involvement and learn from the intercultural exchange. By getting in touch with national volunteers and social workers in the center, the volunteers coming from abroad can actually get involved in the community, not only inside the center but also outside, when they finish work.


Apart from the work camp, these young people can participate also in various activities. They will have the opportunity to get in touch with the local people and take part in the Moroccan habit and way of life. 

The general organization and responsibility of the work camp lies on a camp leader who as well will prepare an outings program for the participants, including proposing spare-time activities in the surrounding area. Of course the volunteers can also take initiative and propose other activities to the group or enjoy their spare-time as they wish.






Main Context of the Activity



Agadir lies on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and is one the main cities of the southwest region of Morocco with a population of almost half a million. Today it is probably the most developed seaside resort of the country, attracting millions of tourists every year; it is also the first fishing harbour of Morocco. Due to its proximity with the Anti Atlas Mountains, the Berber language is commonly used in the area along with Darija (Moroccan Arabic Dialect) and French. In 1960 an earthquake hit the city and killed many people, and the city has now been completely rebuilt with earthquake-resistant constructions, which makes it a very modern urban center compared to other Moroccan major cities. The climate is rather oceanic, meaning mild winters (15° average) and mild summers (25-30°).


The city is composed of a quite modern city center, a very nice seaside area with a beautiful and luxurious marina, several ports and beautiful beaches, the souk “Al Had” (“market” in Arabic) surrounded by ramparts (restored after the earthquake) and a Medina that is probably the least authentic one of the country since it was built and designed in 1992 by an Italian artist. The Medina serves more as a museum of crafts but it is still very nice to walk around and see its exotic garden. Don’t miss the impressing view from the Old Kasbah (not much of it was left after the earthquake but the site still offers a very nice point of view of the surroundings).




Volunteers Requirements


• No previous working experience required.


• Enthusiastic, positive and respectful people needed.


• Willingness to develop ties with other nationalities and learn new things; we encourage everyone to follow the pace they feel comfortable with.





Volunteers Duties



• Five days of work per week and two days off, not necessarily on week ends (depends on the work schedule.)


• 4 hours of work per day in the morning or in the afternoon.


• Paint the wall for renovation purposes and paint frescoes to brighten up the atmosphere of the center.


• Clean up and pick up trash.


• Build green spaces and take care of the environment.


• Cook in teams with other volunteers, both national and international.


• The association will organize extra activities such as animation for children in which the volunteers can take part.




Accommodation Details


The volunteers will stay in a youth center.


We will cook 3 meals per day and will arrange shifts. Some days a group of volunteers will cook and the others will clean and vice versa. Mutual help for everyday common tasks is important.


Important highlights:  Toilets in Morocco are usually Turkish bath style. We prefer to warn you because we learned from previous volunteer experiences. Even though they will be provided with blankets, we highly recommend volunteers to bring blankets/sleeping bags with them.



Camp Address



Center of Child Protection




Arrival possibilities and Meeting point


The ideal meeting point is the bus station of Agadir.


Agadir has its own airport easily reachable from other cities of Europe so it is possible to arrive directly there and to reach the bus station by taxi.


If you fly into any other airport of the country, you will be able to reach Agadir by bus as it is a popular destination. We can help you find the best bus options if you ask us.


Once you have your flight details please send them to your interlocutor so you can arrange the meeting point with him or her.


The info sheet will be send to you by e-mail 3 weeks prior departure.