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country Iceland: Midnight Sun & Photography in Reykj SEEDS 020
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8/06/2021 - 16/06/2021
Additional host fee EUR 500
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This is the fourteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organises a series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps open for teenagers in the year 2010. Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants’ individual style. Participants will have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS' social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years. During their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland and its culture, and having fun while exploring the city and some of the most stunning natural attractions in the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular workcamp; it has a smaller work part and puts more emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. We may be able to organise some outdoor voluntary work, but it depends on our partners and the weather. The camp happens around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the surroundings is a unique experience.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS’ participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms. They need to bring their own sleeping bags. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Participants should bring food, music, games or films and such from their own culture to share at the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

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This is the fourteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organises a series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps open for teenagers in the year 2010.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of 8 June at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 500 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day trip each). We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and much more. Additional excursions (eg. Hot River Hike, Snæfellsnes or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; intermediate conversational skills are needed. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and/or waterproof clothes.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Germany: Conservation work with sheep and ca ijgd 01221
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12/06/2021 - 26/06/2021
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10 volunteers (0 Male / 2 female still needed)
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Conservation work with sheep and cattle in great surroundings and sightseeing in the big city! Both of these can be experienced during this camp on the outskirts of the metropolis of Hamburg. You will be working in the Hoeltigbaum nature reserve, a former training ground. A varied mosaic of different habitats has developed on the nature reserve since the last Ice Age. As a result, different successional stages of open soils, grass or mule corridors, and even some shrubs, can be found here, along with many rare and endangered animal and plant species. Where there used to be tanks, there is now vast, savannah-like grassland. Today there are sheep herds, goats and Galloway cattle in the area grazing all year round. Through this grazing, the areas are kept open, bushes are prevented from overgrowing and the biodiversity is preserved. You will support the animal "lawnmowers" at work and remove foreign plants such as bracken, lupins, Jacob's ragwort or small birch trees in order to prepare the ground for the underlying and displaced heather. Through this action you will be making an important contribution to nature conservation work, since using heavy equipment for the same tasks would destroy the heath. The work will take place on the pastures in the nature reserve. If you are lucky, you will see the cattle and sheep at work too. In addition to the practical work, you will learn a lot from the “Haus der Wilden Weiden” employees: about nature and environmental protection in general, and the nature conservation concept of a semi-open pasture landscape in particular. You will also learn a lot about the local flora and fauna, about year-round grazing as well as cattle and sheep farming in the field of landscape maintenance. More information (unfortunately only in German) about the Hoeltigbaum nature reserve and the “Haus der Wilden Weiden” can be found here: www.hoeltigbaum.de

Accomodation and food

You sleep in a hostel in 2- or 4-bed rooms. A self-catering kitchen is available for all guests. The group will prepare and cook meals together there.

Location and leisure

In your free time you can take a trip to the second largest city in Germany, where a variety of leisure activities await you. Your working location is in the Rahlstedt district and your accommodation is in the Volksdorf district. From there you can be in downtown Hamburg within 30 minutes (subway - tickets are provided). www.hamburg.de (German) / www.hamburg.com (English) It’s also worth taking trips to the beaches at the North Sea and the Baltic Sea at the weekend.

Additional comments

Every morning you drive 45 minutes by public transport (tickets are provided) to the nature reserve.

Requirements

You will need to be prepared to walk long distances on foot, a good level of physical fitness is required for the physically demanding work.

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Climate Action Life on Land
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 26 Age
Nearest terminal Hamburg- Hamburg Mainstation Languages spoken English
country Italy: SAN LEONARDO DI CUTRO (KR) IBOIT05TEEN
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19/06/2021 - 29/06/2021
Additional host fee EUR 120
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10 volunteers (8 Male / 2 female still needed)
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The main activity of the camp is related to the aquarium, where volunteers will manage and clean the aquarium Capo Rizzuto , as well as restore the fence of the facility. They will also, if necessary, help the vet and local volunteers to take care of the sea turtles. During the stay there will be lessons on the history of N drangheta (name of the local mafia).

Accomodation and food

Breakfast, full lunch snacks and dinner, each volunteer will have a bed in rooms of up to 8 people, bathroom and two showers with hot water, plus there are two outdoor showers. Volunteers will prepare their own meals. There is a washing machine. Volunteers must be organized to keep the facility clean.

Location and leisure

Visits to the most beautiful areas in the province of Crotone, including the medieval village of Santa Severina and the Sila Park. In their free time, volunteers will be able to walk to the nearby beach (200 m).

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The work camp is in collaboration with WWF Crotone, which runs C.E.L.A. (legal and environmental education centre). CELA is a building confiscated from the local mafia (N drangheta) and has now become the symbol of the fight against organised crime in the province of Crotone. The WWF of Crotone runs a rescue centre for sea turtles in the Caporizzuto Marine Reserve and an aquarium,Brief history: the C.E.A.M. (Marine Education Centre) was run by a famous religious association called Misericordia. The leader of this association, who was also the priest of the island town of Caporizzuto, was imprisoned four years ago because he was accused of being the boss of the local Mafia organisation. The province of Crotone decided to give CEAM to WWF Crotone for free, but the lack of money forced the association to open only the sea turtle rescue centre, while the aquarium remained closed. Fortunately in 2018 WWF Crotone was able to open the aquarium, but they need the help of many volunteers to clean the tanks.

Meeting point

Volunteers will be waited for at Crotone or Botricello train stations and from there accompanied to the project. By plane: volunteers arriving by plane will be accompanied from the airport to the project. On the day of departure volunteers will be accompanied to the train stations and airports.

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Organization IBOITALIA Age 14 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Crotone Languages spoken English , Italian
country Iceland: Summer Solstice & Photography Reykj SEEDS 028
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22/06/2021 - 30/06/2021
Additional host fee EUR 500
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This is the fourteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organises a series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps open for teenagers in the year 2010. Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an immersive photography-related learning camp. SEEDS coordinators help the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants’ individual style. Participants will have time to put the theory about photography into practice, walking around and exploring the city. At the end of the camp, the best photographs from each participant are selected for an online exhibition on SEEDS' social media. Participants should bring their own digital cameras, lenses, tripods and laptops if possible. While learning about photography the participants explore Icelandic culture by taking part in it, capturing it and also by displaying their work during the camps. One of our objectives is to deliver environmental as well as cultural messages and draw the attention through pictures made in the camp. Participants should be ready to spend time outdoors walking medium distances during activities and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. This camp is open to participants aged 16 to 20 years. During their stay SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland and its culture, and having fun while exploring the city and some of the most stunning natural attractions in the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions. Note this project is a learning/sharing camp and not a regular workcamp; it has a smaller work part and puts more emphasis on the personal learning process than on the community impact. We may be able to organise some outdoor voluntary work, but it depends on our partners and the weather. The camp happens around the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets and the nights are almost as bright as the days. The nights are magical and staying awake enjoying the surroundings is a unique experience.

Accomodation and food

SEEDS’ participants will stay in a house in Reykjavík. The facilities are basic with a kitchen, showers, and a washing machine. Everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. Participants will sleep in shared rooms. They need to bring their own sleeping bags. Participants from other camps may also stay in the house. Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Participants should bring food, music, games or films and such from their own culture to share at the international evening.

Location and leisure

Reykjavík is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with nature, using renewable energy sources. The world’s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavík is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic. It is an international city with a lively cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded by beautiful nature.

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This is the fourteenth year (since 2008) that SEEDS organises a series of International Photo marathons, while we started organising camps open for teenagers in the year 2010.

Meeting point

Meeting time will be 18:00 (6:00 pm) in the afternoon of 22 June at the BSÍ bus station or at SEEDS office. Participants that cannot arrive on time (later flights) will be sent information on how to reach the camp.

Additional comments

Participation fee EUR 500 (Euros), which needs to be transferred to SEEDS the latest one month before the camp starts to confirm the placement of the participant/s. The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp (on the first), with the Golden Circle and South Shore excursions (1 full day trip each). We will visit spectacular waterfalls, geysers, a glacier, impressive coastline, a volcano crater, the Thingvellir National Park and much more. Additional excursions (eg. Hot River Hike, Snæfellsnes or Reykjanes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp.

Requirements

English will be the language in the camp; intermediate conversational skills are needed. Weather may be cold or rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and/or waterproof clothes.
Organization SEEDS Iceland Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Bus station: Central Reykjavík (BSÍ). Languages spoken English , English
country Germany: Conservation Work Around the Outski ijgd 01220
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26/06/2021 - 10/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 50
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Landscaping in great surroundings and sightseeing in the big city! You can experience both of these things in this camp on the outskirts of the metropolis of Hamburg. Amongst other things, you will be working in the Heuckenlock nature reserve, an area of around 100 hectares of tidal forests and freshwater mud flats in the south of Hamburg's Elbe island, Wilhelmsburg. The area stretches 3km along the north bank of the South Elbe and is flooded about a hundred times a year by spring and storm tides. Due to its special location between the river and the countryside, and its freshwater tides that are unique within Europe, the Heuckenlock nature reserve is an important refuge for many plant and animal species that have long since been displaced by the cultivation of the landscape in other areas. It is the most biodiverse nature reserve in the Hamburg region. In order to preserve the mudflats and the banks of the Elbe as valuable natural and living spaces, you will be removing foreign plants from nature reserves Heuckenlock, Schweenssand and Auenlandschaft Obere Tideelbe under the guidance of employees of the Tidal Elbe Information Centre. The plants you will be removing are mainly Japanese knotweed. This process will be done with both hands and spades. This workcamp offers a great opportunity to get to know the Elbe from a completely different perspective. As a change from this strenuous and monotonous work, you will also be clearing up the accumulated rubbish in these areas. In addition to the practical work, you will learn a lot from the employees of the Tidal Elbe Information Centre about nature and environmental protection in general, as well as the nature and habitat of freshwater tides and their protection in particular. You will learn a lot about the local flora and fauna, the tides and their effects, as well as dikes and flood protection. For more information (unfortunately only in German) about the Heuckenlock nature reserve and the Tidal Elbe Information Centre, click here: https://www.goep.hamburg/heuckenlock/ https://www.goep.hamburg/umweltbildung/elbe-tideauenzentrum.php

Accomodation and food

Meals: The group will prepare and cook meals together. Money for food is provided. Accommodation: You will sleep on air mattresses in a modern youth centre in the suburb Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg

Location and leisure

In your free time you could take a trip to the second largest city in Germany, where numerous leisure activities await you. Your accommodation and worksite are on the Elbe island of Wilhemsburg, which is also one of the most exciting districts of Hamburg. www.hamburg.de (German) / www.hamburg.com (English) http://www.hamburg.de/wilhelmsburg/ (German) http://www.hamburg.de/sehenswertes-wilhelmsburg/ (German) http://www.hamburg.com/explore/districts/wilhelmsburg/ (English) At the weekends it’s worth taking a trip to the beaches on the coasts along the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

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The ijgd has been organising volunteer service programmes since 1949. We are an independent, non-profit association for international youth work, a recognised independent youth welfare organisation, and one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany. Each year, we assist around 5,000 young people into volunteer work in Germany and abroad. We give them the opportunity to be creative, act in solidarity, take responsibility for themselves, and discover their own true potential and strengths. Our principles: Ecological learning, voluntary contribution, self-organisation, social development, intercultural learning, gender equality, anti-racism/anti-discrimination and political education

Additional comments

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited in the youth centre. You take the bus to the place of work for 20 minutes every day (tickets are provided). There is an additional administration fee of 50 € for participants who are not from Germany.

Requirements

You should be physically fit enough for the demanding work during this project.

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Climate Action Life Below Water
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 26 Age
Nearest terminal Hamburg-Hauptbahnhof - Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg Languages spoken English
country Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka from a youth perspective MS16-GP
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27/06/2021 - 11/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 860
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Global summer course in Sri Lanka Join us on a trip to Sri Lanka and get an insight into the society, culture and the conditions and opportunities for Sri Lankan youth. This course in Sri Lanka offers a combination of fun, learning and amazing experiences. Together with the other global course participants you will experience the green nature and the white sandy beaches which Sri Lanka amongst many other things is known for. We will live nearby Kandy, which is located in the highlands on the middle of the island. However, we will go on trips around the country in order to experience the different parts of the society. Interesting and inspiring classes During the summer course you will learn about different aspects of being young in the Sri Lankan society. We will talk about religion and spirituality, and we will visit a temple in Kandy. You will also learn about women’s rights, the education system and UN’s sustainable development goals in a Sri Lankan context. We will also take a closer look at what lies behind the beautiful green landscapes when we visit a tea plantation and learn about the tea production which has played an important role in Sri Lanka’s history and today is important for the economy of Sri Lanka. Through the various themes and excursions, you will gain an understanding and unique insight into the Sri Lankan society. Cross-cultural experiences An important part of the course is the cultural meeting and the meeting with Sri Lanka youth. We will have two full days together with a group of young Sri Lankans who will join us for discussions on some of the challenges and opportunities for young people in Sri Lanka and the countries represented by the participants in the course. Through conversations and discussions, we will gain an insight into what it is like to be young in Sri Lanka. What hopes and dreams for the future do young people have in Sri Lanka? You might also learn something about your own life as a young person by sharing experiences with Sri Lankan youth. We will also visit a local school where we will meet with the students. We might also get time for a football match with the students at the school! You will have lots of interesting experiences during your stay in Sri Lanka. We will go on several excursions during the programme. One example is when we will go by train for an overnight trip to the town Ella. The train ride is known for its stunning views, and when we arrive to Ella we will go on a hike to Ella Rock. We will also go the southern coast where we will visit the town Mirissa. Here we will learn about the local environment while we help cleaning the local beach. However, we will also have time for swimming, relaxing and spending time together on the beach. The programme The trainers at the course have put together an interesting programme for us. We will both spend time at the training centre in Kandy, where we will learn about culture and society in Sri Lanka. However, we will also go on excursions to the surrounding area to experience more of the country. We have aimed to ensure that we will not spent all of our time at the training centre, but that we get to travel around in the country to experience the things discussed in the class room in real life. Every morning we will start the day with a re-cap of the previous day. This is in order to provide time for reflection and discussion of the things we experience. Our trainers at the course are from Sri Lanka. This means they are experts in the culture and society and will help us getting a good understanding of life for young people and the Sri Lankan society more generally. Highlights from the programme The course will start with an introduction on the 5th of June where you will participate via skype. Here you will get prepared for your stay in Sri Lanka. Week 1: Culture and society - Introduction to Sri Lanka: historically, politically and culturally - Guided tour around Kandy - Introduction to and discussion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals - Visit to a tea plantation where we will help in the field - Introduction to and discussion of gender and feminism - Religion and spirituality in Sri Lanka - Meditation and yoga - Work with forum theatre with Sri Lankan youth Week 2: Environment and education - Train ride to Ella, where we will explore the Sri Lankan landscape - Excursion to Mirissa, where we will help cleaning the beach - Focus on climate and environment - Visit to a school and meeting the students - Visit to religious sights in Kandy - Fun, movies and much more! NB: The program is subject to change. Trainers at the course Sachinda: I will be the primary teacher on the course and I will follow you throughout the programme. I have long experience teaching youth from across the world about social issues and voluntarism in Sri Lanka. I have worked for several years in various youth organisations, both in Sri Lanka and internationally. I am very interested in human rights and voluntarism – and then I love to play football! Travel guide A travel guide from MS Denmark will join the group throughout the course. The travel guide will be there, if you have any questions or concerns about any practicalities during the course.

Accomodation and food

You will be staying at the training centre about 20 minutes outside of Kandy on a hill in beautiful green surroundings. You will be sharing a room with fellow course participants in dorm-like facilities. There is a common area where we will have all our meals and where you are free to spend time after the activities of the day. We also have a big green garden and a terrace at the training centre where you can relax. We will have all meals together during the course. We will have local Sri Lankan food prepared at the training centre, and sometimes we might even be invited to help with the cooking!

Location and leisure

During the afternoons and evenings, after the program of the day, you can relax at the training centre with the other participants on the course. You will have lots of time to play cards on the terrace or relax in the garden. Some afternoons it will be possible to visit a nearby swimming pool where we can cool down after the activities of the day. During our visit to the beach in Mirissa, you will also have the opportunity to go whale watching or try surfing. However, it is not part of the programme, so you would need to pay a bit extra for this. You can expect this to be around 20-30 euros for each of the activities, and you don’t have to decide beforehand, if you would like to join any of these activities.

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MS Denmark has a long history of sending volunteers, organising work camps and global courses. We are part of ActionAid, and we fight against inequality by supporting marginalised people in fighting for their rights and organising to break the structures which holds them back in poverty. We also organise and facilitate cultural meetings as we believe this can bring about understanding, respect and international solidarity.

Meeting point

Pickup will be in the airport. Time of arrival will be notified upon confirmation

Additional comments

The extra fee of the camp includes: - Accommodation and food all days (three meals a day) - Induction course the 5th of June (on Skype) - All workshops, excursions and project visits as planned in the program - All local transportation - Local trainer following the group during the whole program - Access to 24 hours emergency phone. The extra fee does not include: - Travel insurance. Important information about transportation; When confirming your participation on the camp, we will make sure to provide you with detailed instructions on where and when to meet the group. Please don’t buy any flight tickets or travel insurance etc. before your participation is confirmed by us. Please note that it is of your own responsibility to buy a suitable travel insurance.
Organization MS ActionAid Denmark Age 15 - 18 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kenya: Kenya from youth perspective MS18-GP
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Additional host fee EUR 950
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Summer course in Kenya Together with other youth between 15 and 17, you will experience the special atmosphere when we travel to Kenya to learn about the culture, go on safaris, visit villages and much more. The course will give you an insight into the Kenyan society, culture and people. Interesting and inspiring classes Most of the programme will take place outside of the classroom when we go on excursion in the local area and visit people who can teach us about the Kenyan culture. You will get to work creatively with the topics you find interesting. The classes will be interactive and engaging, and will be combined with excursions, experiences and fun. It will definitely not be boring! The trainers are Kenyan and will teach in English. However, it will be at a basic level, so everyone can join. Cross-cultural experiences You will gain new perspectives on the Kenyan culture through discussions, excursions, presentations and creative processes taking place in a safe environment with other youth at your age. We will discuss important issues with the people we meet: What does ”a good life” mean? What are we dreaming about? What does globalisation mean when living on the savannah compared to where you usually live? The course will take place next to the Daraja Academy girls’ school, which will make an exciting cultural meeting possible with the girls. The cultural meeting encourages many exciting conversations and fun moments. Amazing experiences You will gain an understanding of what it is like to live in Kenya in an increasingly globalised world. You will get a lot of insights and experiences, while having fun together with other young people. There are many opportunities in the area such as cycling safari, fantastic walks in the area where you might be so lucky to meet a zebra or a baboon. We will also go on exciting excursions to Karen Blixen’s famous farm and for one weekend you can choose to go on a safari and watch ”The Big Five”. You will also see Africa’s largest slum area Kibera a little outside of Nairobi, which is a very special experience and might make an impression. The programme This youth course combines a global insight with community engagement and fun activities. If you want to learn more about the world and yourself, while at the same time creating new friendships with youth from across the world, then you should definitely join this summer course in Kenya. Our skilled Kenyan trainers will take you on excursions, share stories from their life and culture, guide and help you and answer all of your questions along the way. The course will start with an introduction on the 5th of June where you will participate via skype. Here you will be prepared for your stay in Kenya. Highlights from the programme Week 1: Culture and local living conditions - Introduction to Kenya: Historically, politically and culturally - Morning walk to local area to see baboons - Learn a bit of Swahili - Learn about ethnic groups and the structure of the Kenyan society - Learn about poverty through visits to poor urban and rural areas - Work with forum theatre - Visit Kenyan families and meet local youth - Sports, church visit (optional) and movie night! Week 2: Communication and rights - Learn about drought and hunger and visit a nearby village - Learn about women’s rights and meet with a women’s group - Focus on gender and visit women fighting for their rights - Masai culture and lessons in traditional Masai dance - Visit to school - Trip to Nairobi - Visit a giraffe hospital - Visit the largest slum area in Africa, Kibera NB: The programme is subject to change. Trainers Sungu Oyoo: My name is Sungu, and I have been teaching at the global platform during the last three years. I will be one of the trainers at the course. I have studied economics at Nairobi University, and today I work for creating social change and really enjoy providing students at the course more knowledge on Kenya. I really appreciate the special atmosphere of openness, curiosity and fun at the courses on the platform. Jessie K. Githigia: I am the Swahili teacher and have many years of experience from the Kenyan education system as a teacher and as a school manager. You will learn basic Swahili, which is really useful in Kenya. I have been living in Nanyuki for a long time and I will join you on many of the excursions during the course. Travel guide A travel guide from MS Denmark will join the group throughout the course. The travel guide will be there, if you have any questions or concerns about any practicalities during the course.

Accomodation and food

The course will take place at a training centre which we call a “Global Platform”. The global platform is located on the savannah half an hour from the nearest town Nanyuki. On the roads in the area you will meet zebras, baboons and camels and you can, together with the other participants, experience the sunrise over Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. We will sleep in dorms at the global platform where we will also share all our meals and have all the classes, when we are not on excursions in the area. We will have three meals a day and you will get to try the local Kenyan food. The global platform is located right next to a girls’ school, so you might get to meet and spend time with some of the girls. There will also be another youth course running at the platform, while you are there, so there will be good chances for meeting young people and sharing experiences.

Location and leisure

In your spare time you can explore the area and see many sides of the savannah – what about a sunrise over Mount Kenya? You can play cards, or play games in the small yard, and on weekends you can go on safari, play soccer with the girls at the nearby school and have bonfires during the evenings. In the nearest town of Nanyuki you can visit the restaurants or the large supermarket, if you would like to eat out or buy snacks. There will definitely be good chances to have fun!

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MS Denmark has a long history of sending volunteers, organising work camps and global courses. We are part of ActionAid, and we fight against inequality by supporting marginalised people in fighting for their rights and organising to break the structures which holds them back in poverty. We also organise and facilitate cultural meetings as we believe this can bring about understanding, respect and international solidarity.

Meeting point

Pickup will be in the airport. Time of arrival will be notified upon confirmation.

Additional comments

The extra fee of the camp includes: - Accommodation and food all days (three meals a day) - Induction course the 5th of June (on Skype) - All workshops, excursions and project visits as planned in the program - All local transportation - Local trainer following the group during the whole program - Access to 24 hours emergency phone. The extra fee does not include: - Travel insurance. Important information about transportation; When confirming your participation on the camp, we will make sure to provide you with detailed instructions on where and when to meet the group. Please don’t buy any flight tickets or travel insurance etc. before your participation is confirmed by us. Please note that it is of your own responsibility to buy a suitable travel insurance.
Organization MS ActionAid Denmark Age 15 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Spain: Casa Jazmín I ESDA-3521
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2/07/2021 - 12/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 250
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The work has environmental and constructional tasks. The idea is to help renovate a house which will serve as a volunteering center in the future and to establish environmental-friendly and sustainable agriculture in the gardens of the center. The Casa Jazmín is recently renovated but there are still some pending tasks to complete it. Volunteers will carry out some basic tasks like painting, throwing out extra materials and organise spaces. But the main focus will be creating an ecological garden that will be a start of a new ecological project. This might include planting new plants, harvesting mandarins or other fruits and processing them to a jam and distributing to the local community. There may be some other similar tasks which will require creativity and hand crafts.

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will stay in a volunteer house, with three rooms with several bunkbeds and bathrooms. They will share rooms with four to six other volunteers. The house includes a nice kitchen in which the volunteers will cook for themselves in the guidance of the camp leaders. Sheets need to be brought by the volunteer, sleeping bags are not necessary.

Location and leisure

Sanet is a small town in the southwest of Spain close to Dénia (communidad de Valencia). It lays in the beautiful countryside, surrounded by hills which are great for hiking - there are a lot of hiking trails to discover. There is a local swimming pool available and Dénia is only 5 minutes by cars. The house is located right in the middle of town, so there are great opportunities to interact and socialize with the locals and to truly experience the Spanish countryside. Furthermore, the volunteers can make excursions to Ondara and El Vergel, local towns close to Sanet. The surrounding villages like Benimelli and Ràfol d'Almunia can also be visited. There will also be day trips to the beach which is about 15 minutes by car from Sanet.

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This project is organizedand hosted by De Amicitia. De Amicitia is an environmental non governmental organisation that is funded in 1998 and actively working in the youth field and volunteering for 12 years. The main activity of the organisations is organising workcamps and local/ international youth projects in collaboration with the town halls and local associations.

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ARRIVAL: VALENCIA-AIRPORT (VLC) on 02/07 from 16:00 to 18:00 The camp leaders will pick up the volunteers from the airport. Our team will be at the airport after 17:00 so it's not possible to meet the participants before that 17:00. DEPARTURE: Please organise your departure after 11 am on 12/07. Our team will take all the volunteers to the Valencia Airport at 09:00 am.

Requirements

The extra fee has be paid by card ( in the exceptional cases we can accept bank transfer as well) 3 weeks before the camp as a confirmation of participation. If we don't recieve the fee and the flight/bus tickets of the volunteer, we will consider that she/he will not attending to project and we will give opportunity to other volunteers that are on the waiting list.

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Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production
Organization De Amicitia Age 15 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Valencia Airport Languages spoken English , Spanish
country Spain: Rural's Beam I ESDA-4421
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2/07/2021 - 12/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 250
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The work has environmental and constructional tasks. The idea is to help renovate a house which will serve as a volunteering center in the future and to establish environmental-friendly and sustainable agriculture in the gardens of the center. The house is energetically self-suficient with solar pannels and used to be the De Amicitia headqutaers and needs to partially renovated to keep it in using conditions. Volunteers will carry out some basic tasks like painting, throwing out extra materials and organise spaces. But the main focus will be creating an ecological garden that will be a start of a new ecological project. This might include planting new plants, harvesting mandarins or other fruits and processing them to a jam and distributing to the local community. There may be some other similar tasks which will require creativity and hand crafts.

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will sleep in tents close to a house where there will be bathrooms, showers and a kitchen. Their living conditions will be very basic and rural. The volunteers will be cooking for themselves under the guidance of the camp leaders. Sleeping bags and matts are necessary to bring.

Location and leisure

The house is located outside of the small town of Gargantilla del Lozoya. The house is very cut off from the rest of the world, being hidden away behind trees and not being directly connected to a road. There is a camping site in the closer area where there is a pool that probably can be used. Gargantilla de Lozoya is located in the Sierra Norte, north from Madrid. It lays in the beautiful hillside of the Sierra Norte, perfect for hiking and connecting with nature. Excursions are possible to the surrounding small towns, to Madrid, Segovia and maybe even Toledo. There are rivers close to Buitrago del Lozoya which are great for kayaking and other activities of the sorts. And in Buitrago del Lozoya, there is a historic castle that can be visited. The volunteers will have access to a car to be able to move indepentedly as a group.

Project hosted by

This project is organizedand hosted by De Amicitia. De Amicitia is an environmental non-governmental organisation that is funded in 1998 and actively working in the youth field and volunteering for 12 years. The main activity of the organisations is organising workcamps and local/ international youth projects in collaboration with the town halls and local associations.

Meeting point

The volunteers will be picked up by the camp leaders at the airport around 15.00 - 18.00, please schedule your flight to arrive before this time. Also, please schedule to your flight to leave after 11.00 at the last day. The exact meeting point and time will determined at a later point and shared with the volunteers.

Additional comments

Please keep in mind that this project is located in an area that is very, very rural and that due to Covid-19 the group will be mainly to exclusively just with themselves and not having a lot of contact with other people from the area. Except during the excursions of which their will be many. Also, the group will be accompanied by several of De Amicitia's long-term volunteers.

Requirements

The extra fee has be paid by card ( in the exceptional cases we can accept bank transfer as well) 3 weeks before the camp as a confirmation of participation. If we don't recieve the fee and the flight/bus tickets of the volunteer, we will consider that she/he will not attending to project and we will give opportunity to other volunteers that are on the waiting list.
Organization De Amicitia Age 15 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , Spanish
country Spain: Urbact I ESDA-0121
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2/07/2021 - 12/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 250
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The main task of the volunteers will be creating awareness through environmental issues and youth policies. The volunteers will run an environmental and youth campaign in the town by cleaning the beaches, collecting trashes and documenting the datas. The idea is showing the locals and the tourist the main environmental problems and try to convince them to fight for climate change. There will be also some other tasks for volunteers such as rehabilitating parks and the river of the town.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be in a country house 1 km away from Altea La Vella, which is a small town 4 km away from Altea provided with matterses and pillows. There are several bunk beds in the house. The accommodation is basic but cozy with a small kitchen and bathrooms. Volunteers will cook for themselves by the guidance of the camp leaders. Sheets and pillow covers are required.

Location and leisure

Altea is a charming touristic town, located in the seaside. It offers possibilities of swim in the sea, take a sun bath on the beach, play beach volleyball and other activities in your free time. It is also possible to see another nearby towns on the weekend such as Benidorm, Calpe or the city of Alicante.

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Town hall of Altea. De Amicitia have been collaborating with this local partner for many years. Since the last two years the town hall is developing a policy of sustainable tourism which includes the recuperation of deprived environmental areas and cultural heritage.

Meeting point

There will be a pick up service till 17.15 of every first day of each workcamp at Alicante el Altet Airport but volunteers are entitled to pay buses from Alicante to Altea and back. Therefore arrival to Alicante el Altet should be done before 17.00. Please take this into consideration before booking your plane. If the volunteers arrive before, they have to wait till 17:00. On the departure day volunteers will be helped to travel to the airport at 09:00 am but we cannot guarantee to help the check in.

Requirements

The extra fee has be paid by card ( in the exceptional cases we can accept bank transfer as well) 3 weeks before the camp as a confirmation of participation. If we don't recieve the fee and the flight/bus tickets of the volunteer, we will consider that she/he will not attending to project and we will give opportunity to other volunteers that are on the waiting list.
Organization De Amicitia Age 15 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , Spanish
country Kenya: Kenya from a youth perspective MS19-GP
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2/07/2021 - 16/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 950
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20 volunteers (10 Male / 10 female still needed)
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Summer course in Kenya Together with other youth between 15 and 17, you will experience the special atmosphere when we travel to Kenya to learn about the culture, go on safaris, visit villages and much more. The course will give you an insight into the Kenyan society, culture and people. Interesting and inspiring classes Most of the programme will take place outside of the classroom when we go on excursion in the local area and visit people who can teach us about the Kenyan culture. You will get to work creatively with the topics you find interesting. The classes will be interactive and engaging, and will be combined with excursions, experiences and fun. It will definitely not be boring! The trainers are Kenyan and will teach in English. However, it will be at a basic level, so everyone can join. Cross-cultural experiences You will gain new perspectives on the Kenyan culture through discussions, excursions, presentations and creative processes taking place in a safe environment with other youth at your age. We will discuss important issues with the people we meet: What does ”a good life” mean? What are we dreaming about? What does globalisation mean when living on the savannah compared to where you usually live? The course will take place next to the Daraja Academy girls’ school, which will make an exciting cultural meeting possible with the girls. The cultural meeting encourages many exciting conversations and fun moments. Amazing experiences You will gain an understanding of what it is like to live in Kenya in an increasingly globalised world. You will get a lot of insights and experiences, while having fun together with other young people. There are many opportunities in the area such as cycling safari, fantastic walks in the area where you might be so lucky to meet a zebra or a baboon. We will also go on exciting excursions to Karen Blixen’s famous farm and for one weekend you can choose to go on a safari and watch ”The Big Five”. You will also see Africa’s largest slum area Kibera a little outside of Nairobi, which is a very special experience and might make an impression. The programme This youth course combines a global insight with community engagement and fun activities. If you want to learn more about the world and yourself, while at the same time creating new friendships with youth from across the world, then you should definitely join this summer course in Kenya. Our skilled Kenyan trainers will take you on excursions, share stories from their life and culture, guide and help you and answer all of your questions along the way. The course will start with an introduction on the 5th of June where you will participate via skype. Here you will be prepared for your stay in Kenya. Highlights from the programme Week 1: Culture and local living conditions - Introduction to Kenya: Historically, politically and culturally - Morning walk to local area to see baboons - Learn a bit of Swahili - Learn about ethnic groups and the structure of the Kenyan society - Learn about poverty through visits to poor urban and rural areas - Work with forum theatre - Visit Kenyan families and meet local youth - Sports, church visit (optional) and movie night! Week 2: Communication and rights - Learn about drought and hunger and visit a nearby village - Learn about women’s rights and meet with a women’s group - Focus on gender and visit women fighting for their rights - Masai culture and lessons in traditional Masai dance - Visit to school - Trip to Nairobi - Visit a giraffe hospital - Visit the largest slum area in Africa, Kibera NB: The programme is subject to change. Trainers Sungu Oyoo: My name is Sungu, and I have been teaching at the global platform during the last three years. I will be one of the trainers at the course. I have studied economics at Nairobi University, and today I work for creating social change and really enjoy providing students at the course more knowledge on Kenya. I really appreciate the special atmosphere of openness, curiosity and fun at the courses on the platform. Jessie K. Githigia: I am the Swahili teacher and have many years of experience from the Kenyan education system as a teacher and as a school manager. You will learn basic Swahili, which is really useful in Kenya. I have been living in Nanyuki for a long time and I will join you on many of the excursions during the course. Travel guide A travel guide from MS Denmark will join the group throughout the course. The travel guide will be there, if you have any questions or concerns about any practicalities during the course.

Accomodation and food

The course will take place at a training centre which we call a “Global Platform”. The global platform is located on the savannah half an hour from the nearest town Nanyuki. On the roads in the area you will meet zebras, baboons and camels and you can, together with the other participants, experience the sunrise over Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. We will sleep in dorms at the global platform where we will also share all our meals and have all the classes, when we are not on excursions in the area. We will have three meals a day and you will get to try the local Kenyan food. The global platform is located right next to a girls’ school, so you might get to meet and spend time with some of the girls. There will also be another youth course running at the platform, while you are there, so there will be good chances for meeting young people and sharing experiences.

Location and leisure

In your spare time you can explore the area and see many sides of the savannah – what about a sunrise over Mount Kenya? You can play cards, or play games in the small yard, and on weekends you can go on safari, play soccer with the girls at the nearby school and have bonfires during the evenings. In the nearest town of Nanyuki you can visit the restaurants or the large supermarket, if you would like to eat out or buy snacks. There will definitely be good chances to have fun!

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MS Denmark has a long history of sending volunteers, organising work camps and global courses. We are part of ActionAid, and we fight against inequality by supporting marginalised people in fighting for their rights and organising to break the structures which holds them back in poverty. We also organise and facilitate cultural meetings as we believe this can bring about understanding, respect and international solidarity.

Meeting point

Pickup will be in the airport. Time of arrival will be notified upon confirmation.

Additional comments

The extra fee of the camp includes: - Accommodation and food all days (three meals a day) - Induction course the 5th of June (on Skype) - All workshops, excursions and project visits as planned in the program - All local transportation - Local trainer following the group during the whole program - Access to 24 hours emergency phone. The extra fee does not include: - Travel insurance. Important information about transportation; When confirming your participation on the camp, we will make sure to provide you with detailed instructions on where and when to meet the group. Please don’t buy any flight tickets or travel insurance etc. before your participation is confirmed by us. Please note that it is of your own responsibility to buy a suitable travel insurance.
Organization MS ActionAid Denmark Age 15 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Germany: Habitats for People and Animals I ijgd 71110
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3/07/2021 - 24/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 50
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If you are enthusiastic about nature and protecting the environment, the come to the Märkische Schweiz Nature Park: 40km to the east of Berlin, the park not only offers unique natural landscapes, but also the backdrop to our project. By working together with the park’s administration team and the Drei Eichen environmental education centre, you will not only get to know the park and its surroundings, but you will also play an active role in shaping it. There will also be young people from the local area on-site. People and pets live on the grounds of the Environmental Education Center “Three Oaks” - and often many guests: children, families, seminar groups. Together with you we want to build some roofs as rain protection - for the summer kitchen in the tipi village and for the storage of wood and construction material. For activities in between “Three Oaks “ (Drei Eichen) with its terrain offers many opportunities to learn about plants and animals, nature conservation and alternative ways of life and to actively participate. In different nature areas in the nature park Märkische Schweiz we will carry out landscape conservation work together on several days. In doing so, we will ensure the protection of the native plants that grow there. Historically, these sites were created and maintained by a lot of manual labor - mowing adapted to the season and grazing by sheep and goats. In our workcamp, we help with that. We also renew sections of hiking trails. All work will take place outdoors. Besides this, there will be a diverse programme of environmental educational activities for you to take part in! http://www.dreichen.de/

Accomodation and food

You will be staying in shared rooms in the “Drei Eichen” (Three Oaks) environmental education centre, which is located in the middle of a forest, around 4km away from Buckow (www.dreichen.de). The group will prepare and cook meals together.

Location and leisure

Educational Activities: You could take a GPS tour of the nature park, go on a guided walking tour on the topic of “biological diversity”, visit the bat museum, go swimming in the various nearby lakes, visit local cinemas and bars. In Buckow, there is a campfire place where you can sit around at night, a climbing wall and also a canoe hire in the nearby area.

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The ijgd has been organising volunteer service programmes since 1949. We are an independent, non-profit association for international youth work, a recognised independent youth welfare organisation, and one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany. Each year, we assist around 5,000 young people into volunteer work in Germany and abroad. We give them the opportunity to be creative, act in solidarity, take responsibility for themselves, and discover their own true potential and strengths. Our principles: Ecological learning, voluntary contribution, self-organisation, social development, intercultural learning, gender equality, anti-racism/anti-discrimination and political education

Additional comments

Please bring weatherproof working clothes (with long sleeves and full-length trousers) with you, since you’ll be working outdoors.

Requirements

Please bring weatherproof working clothes (with long sleeves and full-length trousers) with you, since you’ll be working outdoors.

Sustainable Development Goals

Life on Land Climate Action
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 26 Age
Nearest terminal Berlin, Next Trainstation: DB Müncheberg (Dahmsdorf) Languages spoken English
country Germany: Dance & Performance in an emerging ijgd 71121TEEN
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3/07/2021 - 18/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 300
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8 volunteers (2 Male / 0 female still needed)
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Are you interested in spending two weeks in an international and artistic environment exploring your creative potential? Then come to Stolpe, where a former cement factory is turning into a new and exciting art space! In this work and dance camp you will experience creativity together with your host, the Ponderosa Artists’ Association: you will take part in daily workshops on dance, design and body movement. The workshops will be led by renowned teachers and artists from all over the world who are professionals in the world of stage, movement, performance and improvisation. Alongside these workshops you will contribute your workpower to this art space and the wonderful nature surrounding the area. We invite you to bring in your youthful spirit and ideas in order to take care of this exciting space. Possible tasks could include improving the canal beach, planting an urban agricultural forest plot and working in the garden, building seating along the grounds, as well as setting-up and decorating a bar and party room for festivities. Everything will be taking place in dance studios inside the former cement factory. The cement factory is a new space for art, culture, education and sustainable enterprise that supports innovate and ecological values. This piece is the newest development of the Ponderosa Artists’ Association, which has been established and active in the local area for 20 years. https://www.kulturparkstolpe.de/ https://www.ponderosa-dance.de/offspring/

Accomodation and food

You will sleep in separate beds in shared rooms in a freshly renovated building on the grounds of the concrete factory. The group will prepare and cook meals together.

Location and leisure

There will be bikes available for you to use so that you can move around through the wonderful landscapes in the Oder Valley nature area. There are many opportunities to go swimming in the nearby Brandenburg with its many lakes. At the weekend you could go on an excursion to the dazzling metropolis of Berlin or even plan a trip to Poland. Please transfer the extra fee of 300 € to the following account: Name of Recipient: ijgd Berlin Name of Bank: Bank für Sozialwirtschaft Berlin BIC: BFSWDE33BER IBAN: DE94 1002 0500 0003 1175 00 Reason for Transfer: Extra fee 71121, your first and last name In exceptional circumstances, participants who live outside the SEPA transfer zone can also pay the extra fee in cash directly to the ijgd office after the camp has started!

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The ijgd has been organising volunteer service programmes since 1949. We are an independent, non-profit association for international youth work, a recognised independent youth welfare organisation, and one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany. Each year, we assist around 5,000 young people into volunteer work in Germany and abroad. We give them the opportunity to be creative, act in solidarity, take responsibility for themselves, and discover their own true potential and strengths. Our principles: Ecological learning, voluntary contribution, self-organisation, social development, intercultural learning, gender equality, anti-racism/anti-discrimination and political education

Additional comments

There is a 300 € extra fee for this camp. You don’t need to have previous experience with dance, just come with a curious mind to learn more about movement and performance.

Requirements

You don’t need to have previous experience with theatre, just come with a curious mind to learn more about movement and performance.

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education Sustainable Cities and Communities
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Berlin, Nearest Station: Angermünde Languages spoken English
country Spain: From Urban To Rural ESDA-0921
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4/07/2021 - 18/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 250
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15 volunteers (3 Male / 6 female still needed)
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The volunteers will be helping to protect the local environment and nature by cleaning and picking up trash in the local parks and on the hiking trails surrounding the town. They will also help rebuild and renovate said hiking trails to make them safer for the locals.

Accomodation and food

The volunteers will stay in a local youth hostel of the town of Lozoyuela with several bedrooms with bunkbeds, they will share a room with other volunteers. The facility provides bathrooms with showers and a kitchen, in which the volunteers will be cooking for themselves under the guidance of the camp leaders.

Location and leisure

Lozoyuela is a small town in the Sierra Norte, northern mountains of Madrid. The town lays in the beautiful hillside, perfect for hiking and connecting with nature. As the town has very good connections with the other towns, different excursions are possible in the free days. There are rivers close to Buitrago del Lozoya (about five minutes by car from Lozoyuela) which are great for kayaking and other activities of the sorts. And in Buitrago del Lozoya, there is a historic castle that can be visited.

Project hosted by

Town hall of Lozoyuela. De Amicitia have been collaborating with the town hall of Lozoyuela for many years, which is organising youth activities and also hosting long term volunteers of De Amicitia.

Meeting point

The volunteers will be picked up by the camp leaders at the airport at 17:00, please schedule your flight to arrive before this time. But volunteers are entitled to pay the buses from Madrid airport to Lozoyuela and back. Also, please schedule to your flight to leave after 11.00 at the last day. The exact meeting point inside the airport and time will determined at a later point and shared with the volunteers before the arrival day.

Requirements

The extra fee has be paid by card ( in the exceptional cases we can accept bank transfer as well) 3 weeks before the camp as a confirmation of participation. If we don't recieve the fee and the flight/bus tickets of the volunteer, we will consider that she/he will not attending to project and we will give opportunity to other volunteers that are on the waiting list.
Organization De Amicitia Age 15 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , Spanish
country Germany: Forest School Indelhausen IBG 06
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4/07/2021 - 16/07/2021
Additional host fee EUR 120
Environmental
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18 volunteers (1 Male / 0 female still needed)
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In this workcamp, you will support the forest school “Waldschulheim Indelhausen”, a place of non-formal environmental education for school classes. You will take part in the Forest school's program. This means: • in the mornings, you will be working on different environmental tasks to help maintain the surrounding biosphere area; • in the afternoons, you will be learning more about forests and the nature surrounding us. This is a special project for nature lovers and people interested in learning about nature protection work.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in shared rooms directly in the forest school. There are shower and bathroom facilities, as well as a gym hall, a volleyball court, table tennis tables and two climbing walls. Meals will be provided by the school.

Location and leisure

The “Waldschulheim” is located in the small village of Indelhausen in the middle of a geopark and at the southern end of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve “Schwaebische Alb” (a protected ecosystem with, in parts, rare plants and animals) in southern Germany. This area is perfect for outdoors activities like hiking. It is very rural, and there are many great view-points and various old castle ruins that are worth visiting.

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The forest school “Waldschulheim Indelhausen” is a pedagogical institution founded in 1977. The building used to be the village school and now serves 1,000 students and teachers every year as a non-formal learning place on the topic of forest and nature. Groups of students of the grades 7 to 9 of all school types usually stay here for two weeks and participate in different tasks of simple forest work, an educational program about the forest and excursions as well as games, fun and sports. You can take a look at the place here: https://waldschulheim-indelhausen.forstbw.de/. By participating in this workcamp, you are actively supporting biodiversity (UN SDG 15) and help us work against climate change (UN SDG 13).

Additional comments

Coronavirus / Covid-19: Info regarding workcamps in Germany Although it is still difficult to make definite plans for this year, we are optimistic that our workcamps in summer and autumn can take place as planned. Your safety and health, just as everybody else's, is our priority in any project. Be assured that we will take the neccessary health and sanitary precautions in all of our projects. Should there be any changes or cancellations to your workcamp, we will inform you immediately. Please be aware that we can only really plan ahead a couple of weeks at the moment, so we ask you to wait to buy tickets for travelling to your workcamp until you receive a definite confirmation that your workcamp is going to take place; or to buy refundable tickets. On May 31st we will confirm or cancel the workcamps for July and August and on July 31st the workcamps from September onwards, depending on the development. For more information about the travelling restrictions to enter Germany you can visit this page https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/einreiseundaufenthalt/coronavirus.

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Climate Action Life on Land
Organization IBG (Internationale Begegnung in Gemeinschaftsdiensten) Age 16 - 20 Age
Nearest terminal Next international train station or airport: Stuttgart Closest train station to the project: Riedlingen Languages spoken English
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