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country Kenya: AHERO RESOURCE CENTRE CIVS/MLTV-15/19
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1/01/2019 - 31/12/2019
Additional host fee EUR 200
3 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Kids
Agricultural
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 Working in the Model Farm and helping to improve the agricultural methods, crops, etc.  Promotion of the centers agricultural activities in the community  Supporting promotion of the Ahero resource Center and its activities  Assisting in the preparation and Serving of meals to the children  Assisting in general care giving services for the children  Developing age appropriate games and playing with the children  Teaching computers to local youths  Assisting in teaching children basics of language, speaking, writing, etc  Assisting in cleaning of the facilities used by the children e.g. the classes.

Accomodation and food

Our volunteer will be accommodated in a host family. The houses have water and electricity. Every volunteer will be required to bring with them a sleeping bag. Kindly pay attention to the things you should bring to make your accommodation more comfortable. Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided throughout the project duration. Only locally available foodstuffs are used for cooking.

Location and leisure

The volunteer can visit Kisumu city which is about 30km from Ahero Resource Centre and do Boat Ride at the famous Lake Victoria

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The Ahero Resource Center is located in Ahero, Kisumu County. The Ahero Resource Center started by CIVS is located in Ahero, about 25km east of Kisumu town. The Center serves as a One-Stop-Shop offering a variety of services to the local community. The center is equipped with training facility, which provides capacity-building opportunities in Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and providing venue for community groups meeting. The in-class training is complemented by practical learning on the adjacent Farmer Field School i.e. a model Farm which encompasses a Greenhouse, open farm and Poultry house that provide practical examples of modern farming practices. The Ahero Resource Center is also equipped with comprehensive rainwater harvesting infrastructure to fully utilize the short and heavy rains in the region. The center runs an Early Childhood Education Program for 45 children who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. The children receive free education, meals and stationary. There is a Safe house in the center that is expected to provide temporary accommodation to the people who are facing perceived danger. Also, the construction of a Computer ICT centre is currently ongoing and it’s expected to offer training in information technology to the youth in order to increase their employability. From time to time depending with the availability of funds, 30 school going Orphans and Vulnerable Children get a free lunch at the center to improve their concentration and school performance. Additionally a borehole provides a reliable and affordable source of safe water for the community. The construction of two water kiosks in the wider area connected with the borehole will improve accessibility to clean and safe water in the community significantly.

Requirements

Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sandals, sleeping mat, working gloves and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, old clothes that are no longer in use, toys, books, pens, etc. We also welcome donation of laptops to this project
Organization Center for International Voluntary Service - CIVS Age 16 - 50 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
country Kyrgyzstan: Children’s Family LSM–08
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2/01/2019 - 2/12/2019
Additional host fee EUR 250
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Kids
Kids
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We need a volunteer in the direction of institutional development.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live with a local family, which will provide the volunteer with their own room and all the necessary conveniences. You will join your host-family for breakfast and dinner; lunch will be provided at the office together with other members of the Children's Family

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Meerim Bulagy Orphanage is located in Issyk-Kul Oblast, in Ak-Bulun village. Family Orphanage is a governmental property and currently cares 15 children, aged 4 to 18. Children speak Kyrgyz language and study at secondary schools in the village. The children have many opportunities to participate in different kinds of activities at the orphanage such as dressmaking class, drawing and dancing classes, and sports clubs, computer club. The orphanage staff is 18. They have good experience working with international volunteers. Each year they host up to 3-4 international guests.

Requirements

New methods/approaches are always welcomed.
Organization Leadership Age 17 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken Russian , English
country France: Eco Farm ANYM SVI-ANYM
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1/02/2019 - 19/02/2020
Additional host fee 0
2 volunteers
2 Male / 2 female still needed
Environmental
Agricultural
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ork Tasks of the volunteer : the volunteer will help to build : Wood structures, roof, and make the inside of the building : Electricity, plumber, floor, painting.. every making knowledge are welcome. The most important point is the team working. But sometimes, te volunteer will also participate to the animation and the care taking of animals. The volunteer will work from 10h to 12h and from 13h to 16h from Wednesday to Sunday. Monday and Tuesday are off days.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will be accomodated in a host family The breakfast and the dinner will be taking in host family, the lunch is take by the volunteers with all the volunteers.

Location and leisure

The partner association of the SVI have planned to make discover the region of Normandie.

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- The principal idea is to create a discovery farm accessible to everybody. Hybrid between a pedagogic farm and an animal park. - Our main objective is to demonstrate the importance of all living kind in our ecosystem by the sensibilisation at the biodiversity in the animal kind and their preservation - We would like to give to disabled people a formation to make them proud of them. - Enhance 9 species of french horses and finally open a Horse Museum. - The farm will also welcoming animals in difficulty in a lovely place with respect, to find them a hosting family and also do the sensibilisation to abandoned. - Children will be one of the main public in order to make a new generation sensibilised to the importance of the biodiversity. The children will discover in family, school excursion or pedagogic projects.

Meeting point

On appointement

Additional comments

The volunteers must be 16 years old minimum and be motivated to help to build an eco responsible farm.
Organization Service Volontaire International Age 16 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken French , English
country Kyrgyzstan: Youth Volunteer Organization “Leade LSM-01
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1/03/2019 - 1/12/2019
Additional host fee EUR 250
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
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Volunteer’s Role • Assist in the coordination of our youth volunteer and the organization of regular meetings as well as motivation and team-building activities. • Participate in the organization and implementation of various events. • Plan and implement short-term international volunteer projects and summer camps together with program coordinator. • Get involved in fundraising activities. • Actively participate in our current projects. • Hold language courses and discussion clubs. • Create any PR materials of our organization: possibilities include booklets, mini clips, photo exhibitions, etc.

Accomodation and food

You will live with a local host family; they will provide you with your own room and all the necessary conveniences. You will join your host family for breakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided at the office with other members of Leadership.

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Leadership is a non-profit organization bringing together young volunteers with the mission of involving youth in civil society through volunteerism, project design, and cooperation both locally and internationally. Leadership was founded on November 1, 2005 as a youth volunteer organization under the auspices of the public association Leader, a centre of civic society initiatives.

Meeting point

Karakol, Office of Leadership, 138 Lenin St. (cross road: Koenkozova St). Travel cost from the airport to the meeting point is not reimbursed. Extra assistance with travel can be provided upon request.

Additional comments

The working language of international volunteers is English but at least basic knowledge of Russian is recommended. In order to participate in the program you are expected to have past experience with volunteer work, working as a part of a team. We also expect you to be motivated and to actively participate in your own program’s implementation and evaluation process.
Organization Leadership Age 17 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , Russian
country Kyrgyzstan: “Hand in Hand” LSM – 12
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1/04/2019 - 31/12/2019
Additional host fee EUR 250
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Disabilities
Kids
Disabilities
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 You are required to have basic skills working with disabled people, as well as basic Russian or Kyrgyz language skills.  New methods/approaches are always welcomed!  Participate in the organization and implementation of various events.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer will live with a local family, which will provide the volunteer with their own room and all the necessary conveniences. You will join your host-family for breakfast and dinner; lunch will be provided at the office together with other members of the Center

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The Karakol branch of Centre "Hand in Hand" was opened in 2018. It is located 15 km from Karakol on Przhevalsky Bay. Children can spend full days at the centre. The purpose of the Society of Parents of Children with Autism is to provide consultations and legal, informational, organizational, methodological, and material support to children with autism and their families. They aim for social integration of kids with autism and lobby to protect the rights and legitimate interests of people living with autism, to ensure an equal footing with other citizens. The basic principles of the Centre’s activities are equality, protecting human rights and involving parents. In fact, the bulk of the centre’s employees are mothers of children who visit it. These women are highly motivated to improve the lives of their children.

Additional comments

Volunteers psychologists, therapists are welcome. The work is aimed at working with children and supporting children during classes. You are expected to have past experience with volunteer work, working as a part of a team. Basic knowledge of Russian or Kyrgyz language is necessary.

Requirements

Volunteers psychologists, therapists are welcome. The work is aimed at working with children and supporting children during classes. You are expected to have past experience with volunteer work, working as a part of a team. Basic knowledge of Russian or Kyrgyz language is necessary.
Organization Leadership Age 17 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , Russian
country Kyrgyzstan: Leadership LSM-11
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1/04/2019 - 31/12/2019
Additional host fee EUR 250
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Educational
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 Conduct language courses during staying in the organization as a volunteer.  Assist in the coordination of our youth volunteer and the organization of regular meetings as well as motivation and team-building activities.  Participate in the organization and implementation of various events.  Plan and implement short-term international volunteer projects and summer camps together with the program coordinator.  Get involved in fundraising activities.  Actively participate in our current projects.  Hold language courses and discussion clubs.  Create any PR materials of our organization: possibilities include booklets, mini clips, photo exhibitions, etc.

Accomodation and food

You will live with a local host family; they will provide you with your own room and all the necessary conveniences. You will join your host family for breakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided at the office with other members of Leadership.

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Leadership is a non-profit organization bringing together young volunteers with the mission of involving youth in civil society through volunteerism, project design, and cooperation both locally and internationally. Leadership was founded on November 1, 2005, as a youth volunteer organization under the auspices of the public association Leader, a centre of civil society initiatives. One of the organization’s programs is "A school for democracy and leadership", which aims to teach the principles and skills for sustainable leadership, successful communication, basic principles of democracy and expanding the horizons of young people. The School of Civics focuses on youth education and their involvement within the community. Within the program, young people are encouraged to work in implementing social projects that benefit both the community and the youth. Within the program, various training, language courses, guest meetings, presentations, sessions are held regularly for young people from the age of 14 to 25.

Additional comments

We also expect you to be motivated and to actively participate in your own program’s implementation and evaluation process.

Requirements

The working language of international volunteers is English but at least basic knowledge of Russian is recommended. In order to participate in the program you are expected to have past experience with volunteer work, working as a part of a team.
Organization Leadership Age 17 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , Russian
country Kyrgyzstan: "BekemYntymak Jashtar uyumu" LSM-13
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1/04/2019 - 5/10/2019
Additional host fee EUR 250
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
Educational
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• Assist in the coordination of our youth volunteer and the organization of regular meetings as well as motivation and team-building activities. • Participate in the organization and implementation of various events. • Plan and implement short-term international volunteer projects and summer camps together with program coordinator. • Get involved in fundraising activities. • Actively participate in our current projects. • Hold language courses and discussion clubs. • Create any PR materials of our organization: possibilities include booklets, mini clips, photo exhibitions, etc.

Accomodation and food

You will live with a local host family; they will provide you with your own room and all the necessary conveniences. You will join your host family for breakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided at the office with other members of"Bekem Yntymak Ak-suu Jashtar uyumu".

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"Bekem Yntymak Ak-suu Jashtar uyumu" is a non-profit organization bringing together young volunteers with the mission of involving youth in civil society through volunteerism, project design, and cooperation both locally and internationally. "Bekem Yntymak Ak-suu Jashtar uyumu "was founded on January 29, 2016 as a youth volunteer organization under the auspices of the public association "Bekem Yntymak Ak-suu Jashtar uyumu" , a centre of civic society initiatives.

Meeting point

Office of Leadership, Karakol, 138 Lenin St. (cross road: Koenkozova St).

Additional comments

The working language of international volunteers is English but at least basic knowledge of Russian is recommended. In order to participate in the program you are expected to have past experience with volunteer work, working as a part of a team. We also expect you to be motivated and to actively participate in your own program’s implementation and evaluation process.

Requirements

The working language of international volunteers is English but at least basic knowledge of Russian is recommended. In order to participate in the program you are expected to have past experience with volunteer work, working as a part of a team. We also expect you to be motivated and to actively participate in your own program’s implementation and evaluation process.
Organization Leadership Age 17 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , Russian
country Kyrgyzstan: Destination Management Organization LSM-06
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1/04/2019 - 30/09/2019
Additional host fee EUR 250
2 volunteers
1 Male / 1 female still needed
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 Participate at the daily activities of the organization.  To develop communication supports (pamphlets, posters, flyers…).  Update, supply, create the database.  Social media marketing (if the volunteer has knowledges in this field).  To organinazedifferents management events.  Writing of new projects.  Organization of English clubs.

Accomodation and food

You will live with a local host family; they will provide you with your own room and all the necessary conveniences. You will join your host family for breakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided at the office with staff of DMO Karakol

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Public Union “Destination Karakol” formed by the local stakeholders in March 2016 serves as the umbrella for tourism management, marketing and development activities on and for the town. It consists of representatives of local SME, local authorities, hotels and NGOs. The ultimate goal of the organization is to unite all local tourism stakeholders and create an environment in the destination that may allow an extended length of tourist stay in the city thanks to the comprehensive and updated information on the attractions made available to visitors and the high-quality products, services and activities provided and touristic sites infrastructure. It is envisioned to be implemented by improving local infrastructure, increasing the number of products and quality of tourism services and improving awareness of “things to do” in and around the city.
Organization Leadership Age 17 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English , Russian
country Spain: The Forest King of Buñuel ESDA-2119
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27/07/2019 - 9/08/2019
Additional host fee EUR 250
15 volunteers
2 Male / 1 female still needed
Manual Work
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Recently there have been some floods that have destroyed some of the paths close to the riverside. The work will consists basically to restore these old paths and doing other manual meaningful work that the municipality may consider valuable to restore. On the afternoons volunteers are asked to stay at the local swimming pool and organize some activities in English with local kids. Social life would be also very important, so be prepared to meet some youngsters of the area and try to encourage them to participate in the work you are doing. The project is meant to learn the Navarrean culture and history as well. Last weekend participants Will join the local cultural events in the riverbed of Ebro as a way to experience cultural life.

Accomodation and food

The accommodation will be in the old teacher's house, which is actually a flat. It has diverse rooms and vols will sleep in bunk beds and will cook for themselves.

Location and leisure

The workcamp is situated in the province of Navarra, in the north of Spain. It takes place in a town of 2500 inhabitants close to cities of Pamplona (110 km), Zaragoza (80 km) and Bilbao (230 km) which is the closes reasonable big international airport, as Zaragoza seems to have only connections with Milan and London is more or less 150 km away. Volunteers will be able to enjoy brown and hilly landscape and hot in summer. If you like to do a tour Zaragoza or Pamplona are beautiful cities to explore. Bilbao also offers a lot for those who want to visit a Basque city.

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Municipallity of Buñuel, South of Navarra, very close to other Regions such as La Rioja, Castilla and Aragón. This is an important agricultural area of Navarra irrigated by river Ebro. It is located 110 km from international famous Pamplona but far away from touristic spots so it is an easy place to feel the reality of the Spanish rural life.

Meeting point

Buñuel 20.00. Reaching Buñuel on time might be quite complicated from Zaragoza or Bilbao airport. Therefore we propose you to take a plane to Madrid (or maybe Barcelona) and from there take a fast train (www.renfe.es) to Tudela de Navarra. Our organization will SUPPORT all volunteers that land in Madrid airport before 15.00 to take them by Metro to the train station and place them on the train on the way to Tudela de Navarra where they will be picked up by the campleaders, De Amiciita will only pay transport from Tudela de Navarra to Buñuel and back. On the way back we ask volunteers not to take a plane ticket before 12.30 pm from Madrid as we will need 4 hours to reach from Tudela de Navarra to the airport. If this is not posible volunteers Will have to stay one day in Madrid at a youth Hostal without the support of De Amicitia

Additional comments

This project is the alternative of the previous ESDA-2119 that was going to take place in Sakana, the same dates.

Requirements

We expect highly motivated volunteers.
Organization De Amicitia Age 15 - 17 Age
Nearest terminal Buñuel, bus station at 20.00. We will organise a pick up service from Tudela train station at 19.00 Languages spoken English , Spanish
country Germany: My own TV program – Flensburg ijgd 19234
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27/07/2019 - 10/08/2019
Additional host fee EUR 350
15 volunteers
0 Male / 1 female still needed
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Television – Do it yourself! - That's what you can try out in this international media camp. After an introduction to the technology, you will design your own storyline and soon enough shoulder the camera for shooting your very own film! Followed by editing your own material in the studio. In the end you will present your film to the public in a live-show! Technology and rooms for this project are kindly provided by the Offene Kanal Flensburg (Flensburg TV), a public, local TV station (www.oksh.de/fl/ – only in German). You will be instructed by experienced media educators and have a great opportunity to learn a lot about media work with video and television. No prior knowledge is needed, but it can be useful. The Flensburger Jugendring is the host of the youth centre DIE EXXE (www.facebook.com/dieexxe– only in German) and will invite one to three young people from Flensburg to participate in your project.

Accomodation and food

You will stay in a simple but cosy youth centre with a large outside area. You will share a room and a shower. You will cook together.

Location and leisure

Flensburg is Germany's northernmost city and has a lot to offer, such as tourist attractions, a rich cultural program, places for shopping and of course a whole lot of water. The weekends are perfect for trips to the beaches of the Northern Sea and the Baltic Sea, some islands or even to Denmark. http://www.flensburger-foerde.de (German) http://www.flensburger-foerde.de/en/ (English)

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350 € additional fee (has to be paid in cash on the campsite) Willingness to walk longer distances on foot, because you have to walk every morning 2,5km (30min) to the TV studio (and back in the evening); Interest in filming, engineering and editing; Previous knowledge is not required, but welcome

Requirements

350 € additional fee (has to be paid in cash on the campsite) Willingness to walk longer distances on foot, because you have to walk every morning 2,5km (30min) to the TV studio (and back in the evening); Interest in filming, engineering and editing; Previous knowledge is not required, but welcome
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 26 Age
Nearest terminal Flensburg Languages spoken English
country Germany: Help out in the Wolfsburg city fore ijgd 19214
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27/07/2019 - 10/08/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
12 volunteers
1 Male / 0 female still needed
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The city forest at Wolfsburg enjoys huge popularity amongst joggers, cyclists, hikers and people who enjoy walking. Besides this, it is a habitat for many – even rare – species of plants and animals, such as orchids, for example. The park will also become your operation site, as you'll be supporting the district forest service in many different ways, such as taking care of the forest, repairing recreational facilities, removing non-native plants (neophytes), which could displace local species. Of course, during this time you will also get a great insight into the work of a district forest service employee and into the ecosystem of a forest. Your accommodation is not so far away from the forest, so you can easily get there on foot. You will be working 4 days per week, each day for 7.5 hours. You will therefore have free time on Fridays.

Accomodation and food

You'll be staying in rooms for young people at the Saint Stephen's Community Building in Wolfsburg. Here, there are 2 large rooms for sleeping, a large living space, a kitchen and a party room available. You will be sleeping on air beds (rather thick air mattresses). The community building is located directly next to the market in the district of Detmerode. All places to go shopping for food ingredients are easily reached on foot. Meals will be prepared and cooked in small groups.

Location and leisure

The best known attractions in Wolfsburg are the castle, the art museum, the “Autostadt” (car city) and the Volkswagen Musem, the VfL Wolfsburg football team and the “Phaeno” experiment landscape. The VW-Pool is the most beautiful outdoor swimming pool in the region. In the Saint Stephen's Community Building, there is a youth club every Thursday. For more information, visit: www.wolfsburg.de

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You have to be fit enough for physically demanding work – you will work 7.5h on 4 days, Fridays are off.

Requirements

You have to be fit enough for physically demanding work – you will work 7.5h on 4 days, Fridays are off.
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 26 Age
Nearest terminal Wolfsburg Languages spoken English
country Germany: Living and working in the heart of ijgd 19242
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27/07/2019 - 10/08/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
20 volunteers
6 Male / 0 female still needed
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Forest preservation and habitat care in a beautiful environment and relaxing at the beach! That's what you get in this camp in the North of Germany. You will work in the forest and nature reservation surrounding the hostel where you stay, together with volunteers from all over the world. You will cut and remove grass and unwanted plants (in reforested windmill areas), eradicate erosion damage, maintain biotopes, clean out water ditches, remove the harmful bird cherry from the forest areas, build path demarcation, free hiking paths from overgrown plants and attach information boards. Through all this, you will learn a lot about forest protection and protecting rare habitats, in theory and practice. You will also get to know, how nature conservation areas can be made accessible for tourism without damaging them, in order to enable people to use the beautiful nature in an informed and more careful manner. Additional information (unfortunately, only in German so far) about the forest youth hostel Süderlügum can be found here: https://www.forst-sh.de/abenteuer/jugendwaldheim-suederluegum/?L=0

Accomodation and food

You will stay in shared rooms with 2 – 4 beds in the forest youth hostel in the middle of the forest. The group will prepare and cook meals together

Location and leisure

The forest youth hostel Süderlügum is in the middle of the forest and surrounded by beautiful landscape. The outside area has a volleyball field, a barbecue hut and a DiscGolf Parcour. There is also a big communal area, table tennis and table soccer. You will have bikes at your disposal, so you can explore the surrounding area. On the weekends, you can take trips to the North Sea island close by (Sylt, Föhr, Amrum).

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You should have a good level of fitness as some of the work could be physically demanding. You should also be able to ride a bike.

Requirements

You should have a good level of fitness as some of the work could be physically demanding. You should also be able to ride a bike.
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 26 Age
Nearest terminal Süderlügum Languages spoken English
country Germany: Get active for climate justice! I – ijgd 79112
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27/07/2019 - 15/08/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
15 volunteers
1 Male / 0 female still needed
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Climate change is one of the biggest, and most complex, problems of our time. What can we do to prevent it? How can we achieve systematic change instead of climate change? What can we do to contribute to global climate justice? One possible practical answer to these challengers are climate camps, which have been around in several countries since 2007. At a climate camp, environmental activists can exchange ideas, plan campaigns, and learn new things. Amongst other things, it’s all about living practically within a utopia, in other wards organising daily life in the camp together – from cleaning the toilets to chopping vegetables – as well as making communal decisions through democratic processes. Would you like to see for yourself how a self-organised camp with solar energy, compost toilets and a colourful educational and cultural programme functions? Your workcamp will help with setting up, maintaining and taking down the climate camp in the area around Leipzig. At the same time, as a participant of this workcamp you will have the opportunity to learn more about the environment and climate with numerous workshops and lectures, as well as to develop your practical skills (such as how to build a solar-powered shower). As part of the programme during the climate camp, political campaigns such as protests against coal mining, will also be taking place. The climate camp in the Leipzig area takes place south of the city of Leipzig in the small picturesque village of Pödelwitz. In the past there were more than 100 people living in the village, but now there are only a few inhabitants left due to the coal company MIBRAG exerting pressure over the last few years – threatening to excavate the village for the nearby lignite mine. But with the wave of solidarity, there is still hope for the remaining Pödelwitz villagers, not least thanks to the very successful first climate camp in 2018. Both villagers and activists are determined to put an end to the dirtiest and most damaging of all fossil energies: not only so that Pödelwitz remains intact, but also so that the villages and cities in the global south can continue to prosper, since they are also massively affected by the climate crisis. The broad education programme at the camp is about how we can fight for global climate justice and how a good life for all is possible. The Degrowth Summer School, which works in close co-operation with the camp, places a large focus on so-called degrowth or the post-growth perspective. This means alternatives to the current predominantly polluting, growth-oriented and misanthropic economic and social systems. Taking place over several days, a course consisting of podium debates will look into how a solidary world without the need to grow might look like. Come and join us at the climate camp if you want to get know environmental activists from other countries, gain new theoretical knowledge and practical skills for a sustainable future and contribute to a grassroots self-organised camp! Information about the studying component: alongside the workshops and lectures at the climate camp (which you are welcome to attend), further workshops will be organised by you and for you on topics such as alternative lifestyles, social movements, climate policy in Germany etc. There is an additional administration fee of 50€ for participants who are not from Germany.

Accomodation and food

You will be sleeping in 2-3 person tents at the climate camp, so you will be outside for the whole duration. You need to bring your own sleeping bags and thermal mats. Before travelling to the campsite, you will meet the other participants and your group leaders in Leipzig. Vegan food, fair trade, bio, seasonal. Meals will be catered for during the camp, but for the first 2 days in Leipzig you will have the opportunity to cook together and to share traditional meals from your home country.

Location and leisure

You will have the opportunity to take part in the workshops and cultural event organised by the climate camp. There will be film screenings, podium discussions and other cultural events, such as concerts. The town of Leipzig is easily reachable with public transport and you can go on excursions there. You will also spend the first 2 days of the camp with the rest of the group in Leipzig. You can walk or cycle to the nearby United Schleenhain opencast mine, which is worth a visit to understand the dimension and impact of lignite mines. As another leisure opportunity, a trip to the nearby lake can be just the thing, since it promises the chance to cool off on hot summer days.

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You should be interested in nature protection and conservation. City comforts such as warm showers and Wi-Fi will not always be available, since so many people will be camping together in a field. We will be living in tents during the camp.

Requirements

You should be interested in nature protection and conservation. City comforts such as warm showers and Wi-Fi will not always be available, since so many people will be camping together in a field. We will be living in tents during the camp.
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 26 Age
Nearest terminal Neukieritzsch Languages spoken English
country Germany: Conservation and welfare - Work in ijgd 19237
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27/07/2019 - 10/08/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
16 volunteers
3 Male / 5 female still needed
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Landscape and village care are what to expect from this camp in the north of Germany. You work 5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. In the first week you work together with your international group in the Nordoer Heide, a nature reserve with inland dunes, heaths, dry grasslands and adjacent forest and green areas. Parts of the area are grazed with robust animals such as Galloways and Highlands as well as wild horses and Boer goats to prevent bush encroachment and to suppress existing trees. The work you will be doing has the same purpose. You remove plants in order to ensure light and air for special plants and animals whose home the dunes and heaths are. You will, for example, remove black berries, which overgrow the rare healing plant arnica or the foreign North American bird cherry, which shade the habitat of butterflies. You will learn much about the protection of rare habitats, such as inland dunes and heather, in theory and practice. In the 2nd week you will perform various work in the community Kremperheide. You will maintain green areas, collect garbage, maintain playgrounds and, if necessary, assist the local sports club, in whose premises you live, with the care and maintenance of its club grounds.

Accomodation and food

You will sleep on air mattresses in a shared room of a sport home. The group will prepare and cook meals together.

Location and leisure

The sport home Kremperheide is located in the village with the same name, which has 2350 residents, right next to the beautiful nature preservation area, where you will work. You will have bikes at your disposal, which enables you to take trips into the surrounding area. On top if that, there are plenty of sports facilities: a beach volleyball field, soccer fields, tennis fields and Boule places. The nearby city of Itzehoe has plenty to offer, too and is only 6km (about 20-30min by bike). You can also take a train from the train station, which is only 500m away; the train takes you into town in only 6 minutes. On the long weekend (Friday – Sunday), it is worth your while to take a trip to the North Sea and/or Hamburg (both about 50km away).

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You have to be able to cycle. You have to be fit, the work is physically demanding. Be sure to bring work clothes and sturdy shoes.

Requirements

You have to be able to cycle. You have to be fit, the work is physically demanding. Be sure to bring work clothes and sturdy shoes.
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 26 Age
Nearest terminal Kremperheide Languages spoken English
country Germany: Sunshine, Beach Time and Waves - e ijgd 19223
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27/07/2019 - 10/08/2019
Additional host fee EUR 50
16 volunteers
2 Male / 0 female still needed
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Explore the unique landscape and habitat of the mud flats and contribute to the preservation of the native flora and fauna. Starting from 2010, every year there has been a ijgd group to contribute to the nature conservation works in the coastal heathland and you carry this on. You spates and hoes, you can help with the cultivation of smaller freshwater biotopes and protect the native vegetation against the displacement by non-native plants to grow very fast. Through your work you will learn a lot about the nature on the island and the world heritage sights of the mud flats. You will be instructed and guided by competent nature conservationists.

Accomodation and food

Catering: Full catering in your accommodation; you will have to help with kitchen duties Accommodation: Youth Meeting Centre of the Oldenburgischen Jugenderholungswerks (OJE); shared rooms and your own seminar room, barbecue place, play and sports facilities on the premise. www.oje-wangerooge.de

Location and leisure

Wangerooge is part of the national park Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer (Lower Saxony Mudflats) and has an amazing and unique flora and fauna. Cars are forbidden and so the life on the island will be quiet and ecological. In your free time you can go swimming, explore the island by bike, go on a mudflat hiking tour or just enjoy the summer feeling in the small island town. www.wangerooge.de www.waddensea-worldheritage.org

Additional comments

The work can be physically demanding. You have to be able to cycle.

Requirements

The work can be physically demanding. You have to be able to cycle.
Organization IJGD Age 16 - 26 Age
Nearest terminal Languages spoken English
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