The World Heritage Volunteers initiative was implemented by CCIVS and the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme.
The project consists of two complementary activities: the Patrimonito workcamps and developing a World Heritage Non-Formal Education (NFE) kit for use of those wishing to implement pedagogical activities outside the formal school setting.
Heritage workcamps gather young volunteers from different countries during a given period of time to live and work together with the local population towards a common goal: WH preservation.
The protection of heritage allows volunteers involved in the project to reflect about issues related to preservation, the symbolism of the sites where they work and the way it is embedded in local traditions. Working on a concrete site and reflecting about its past, present and future function allows keeping traditions alive and re-creating lost links.