Marche-en-Famenne - Belgique - Chantier court terme

Rénovation - Construction

  • Chantier International
  • 11-08-2018 - 25-08-2018
  • 15 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 0 de frais de participation
  • CBB12


The Marche-en-Famenne workcamp is the outcome of the collaboration between municipal authorities and a local non-profit organization. More than ten years ago, the mayor and deputies wanted to develop international contacts for the local youngsters. GRIMM association was just beginning to work on the protection of the local life framework and promoting models of sustainable development. Their members had a full load of ideas but were short of hands to realize them. Thus, they came to the idea of involving volunteers from all over the world. Since then, the municipality makes its buildings available every summer and welcomes foreign youngsters. GRIMM members organize the work. With the help from the volunteers, they are eventually able to realize the projects they dreamt about. Their actions are based on the following philosophy: Nature belongs to everyone. And if each of us may enjoy it, it has to be protected. Watch this video :  



The Association des Compagnons Bâtisseurs, aka CBB, is a non-profit organization recognized and financially supported as Youth Organization by the Brussels-Wallonia Federation since 1978. It is member of the ALLIANCE of European Voluntary Service Organizations since 1997. In Belgium, CBB is member of the federation of the pluralist and independent youth organizations.   As Youth Organization, CBB is managed by young volunteers. 5 Board members out of 7 and 82% of the members of the general assembly are below 35 years old.


Assisted by local technical leaders, on the primary school of Saint Martin site in Marche-en-Famenne, volunteer group will realize different manual tasks outside. The project will concern arrangements to improve the greater well-being of the children in play areas: construction of a playing circuit for babies, an obstacle circuit for children, …. BEWARE: This workcamp is based on manual and outdoor tasks which might be sometimes hard.

Logement & Nourriture

Accommodation can be compared to a boarding school (Saint François complex): a corridor with double bedrooms; toilets and showers are at the same floor. No smoking inside. Self-catering. Bring your recipes to enjoy ‘kitchen life’!

Emplacement & Temps libre

Marche-en-Famenne is a city in the countryside and it is also CBB town! You can find everything there: schools, supermarkets, industries… But still, it is surrounded by woods, fields and small villages where the life rhythm remains rural. Liège, Namur, Brussels and Luxembourg can be easily reached by train in about one hour. For more information see: A big BBQ will be organized at the beginning and at the end of the camp. Meeting Point The 11th of August at Marche-en-Famenne train station at 3.00pm.


The working place is not the same as the accommodation place so volunteers will leave the town every day. Sleeping in town, working in the countryside.

Notes Supplémentaires

It may be asked to fill another document in for the organization in order to participate in this workcamp.