Since 1992, the Social Centre "Magazzino 47" organizes a summer festival of Radio Onda d'Urto in Brescia. The festival aims to finance the independent radio station RADIO ONDA D'URTO and its activities. The radio station was established in the 70's, and since then provides social, political and cultural information out of the mainstream media. The aim of the workcamp is to support an independent voice and, through it, the freedom of speech.
International volunteers will make up a bigger team of volunteers helping SET UP and run the festival. Before the beginning of the festival the group of the international volunteers will help to construct the marquees, decorate the area, put up signage etc. During the festival the volunteers will help maintaining site infrastructure e.g. cleaning the area and waste sorting, helping at food stands and restaurants to prepare, sell and serve the food, clean the kitchen and other spaces, arrange the area for the performances, etc. The international volunteers will work for around 7/8 hours per day. The work will be done in pairs or small groups in different shifts in the morning, in the afternoon and mostly late in the evening. During the free time, the volunteers will have the opportunity to join concerts, performances, DJ-sets, etc. in the festival area. Please note that flexibility and adaptability are required, and there might be some physically demanding work from time to time (under the sun or rain sometimes). Be ready to work in a big team of national volunteers and hopefully become wonderful members of this great family! International vounteers will have 2 free days, to be arranged with the festival organizers.
Volunteers will be hosted in a local social centre, called "Magazzino 47", a self-managed place for youth where social, cultural, and political activities are organized. For the whole duration of the festival the social centre is closed for visitors and reserved for the accomodation of the volunteers. There are several toilets and a shower. The accomodation is not well-connected with the festival area by public transport so different pick up shifts will be arranged with the organisers to go to work and to come back to the accomodation. Sleeping bags, goodwill and open-mindedness are required.