Discover Idrija, Slovenija and help prepare a summer youth festival



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a nonprofit organization of students in small mining town Idrija. We are the group of seven young people in different areas. The whole year we set up different events for young and everyone who feels young. In august, we are preparing the biggest festival. In different locations we set outside music events, cultural and art meetings, sport matches. We are unique because of the attractive and urbane scenes of the events and special vibe during the festival. We are also taking care of alternative club in the middle of forest - Swenak. The world of electro, punk, rock and local music.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Idrija is directly connected with pristine nature and wild waters. You will get to know the history of the second biggest mercury mine in the world. Idrija is also member of UNESCO world heritage list. You will meet the people who are very friendly and hospitable. There is plenty of sport and nature activities, in summer you can swim in the Idrijca river in Idrijska Bela. You will be the part of young team with different competencies, we will guide you to learn someting new. It is also opportunity to travel around (the seaside and the main city of Slovenia are about 1hour away). You can learn some basic of Slovenian language ;)

  • Help


    What it would be helpful for us from volunteers is just a bit of help before the festival starts. And during the events. Prepare some equipment such as; a simple wooden counter, guiding fences from Euro pallets. Set some ambiance decoration and a sign of the festival, prepare backstage for the artists... We are trying to make useful accessories from used materials and make the work fun here, because we are not payed for it, and we know that we are doing this for all the residents of Idrija and other who comes to the festival. Come enjoy the town, its nature vibes and the festival.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a small wooden cottage, set in a wood. It has electricity and free WiFi connection. It is set with three beds. You will share it with two other volunteers. We can provide you three meals in one day. One worm meal in near local restaurant for lunch. For breakfast and dinner the meal at accommodation, the type of food depends on your preferences, but we will try to make it diverse and local. It is a good experience in the middle of nature, where you can relax.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The town is small, but it offers a big number of activities. You can learn about Idrija’s history by visiting an old castle, or you can go deep into the mine, learning about the story of lace. Enjoy in delicious traditional dish idrijski žlikrofi. You can explore untouched nature not far away the city, you can go hiking, swimming, cycling, rock climbing at the winter skying in near Cerkno. You will see the old mining buildings that has different purposes, Klavže - river bulkheads, Kamšt - big water wheel, wild lake named Divje jezero. Idrija is well-connected to the Ljubljana, it is 60 km away. The coast is about 1.5 hour away the same is with alp mountains. You are welcome!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The mine locker - UNESCO heritage
River Idrijca and summer vibe
Our festival
Lake Divje jezero
Town view
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