The results of the first volunteering session within the programme Adopt a House
The associations Alburnus Maior and ARA announce the conclusion of the first volunteering session within the framework of the programme Adopt a House at Roşia Montană, with the support of Service
Civil International Romania.
From August 3 to 16, a group of 17 volunteers from 10 European countries took part in the conservation and restoration works on historic buildings in Roşia Montană, either on-going or initiated now – repointing with lime mortar the stone masonry at the Unitarian church (started during the 2011 ARA Summer School); laying the foundation for the annex of the Unitarian parish house; clearing the debris and preparations for rebuilding the collapsed cellar wall at house no. 1248 in Ţarina.
The involvement of the participants in the conservation and restoration works – but in the life of the community, too – was intense and brought excellent results, both with respect to the conservation of the buildings and regarding the relations established with the people of Roşia Montană and the project team.
The volunteers who participated in this session came from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Romania and Spain.
Service Civil International is one of the oldest volunteering organisations, which organises work camps since 1920 and in Romania since 1993. SCI promotes peace and non-violence by volunteer work.