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Deutschland Deutschland: Peatland protection Kell (IBG 02)

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21/04/2024   -   04/05/2024

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Finnland Deutschland Serbien Belgien Dänemark Kolumbien

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18 - 99
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10
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1 Male + 2 Female
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Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
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Luxembourg (LUX)
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Trier Bahnhof (Train Station) or Suitable international bus stops are in Trier, Saarbrucken and Luxembourg.
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Active for climate protection and biodiversity – save the peatlands in the Hunsrück area!

You will actively contribute to protecting a special peatland called “Weyrichsbruch”. This area was drained more than 150 years ago for forestry use. Peatlands are a valuable and natural Co2 storage as well as an ecological habitat with a high and very specialized biodiversity. For these reasons, in the 1980s it was decided to revitalize a small part of the Weyrichsbruch. Now the regional authorities for nature protection want to revitalise a much bigger part and this is where you can help! Under the supervision of two experienced Park Rangers you will improve the water balance in this peatland in order to renature the bog, and help it to cope better with the consequences of climate change. Some of your tasks will be to undo the drainage of the area by blocking or filling ditches, or by building small wooden barriers. While working, you will be able to discover many rare species which have already returned. The park Rangers will be happy to explain to you the ecological background and the consequences of climate change and they will guide you to discover this special habitat and its species.
The Weyrichsbruch is bordering a well-known hiking trail. On that trail, it is possible to take a look inside the bog from a wooden plank path. In addition, various information boards have been placed around the area to convey the ecological background of the Weyrichsbruch and thus contribute to environmental education.
Attention: The work might be physically hard, the wheelbarrow becomes your daily companion and you will get wet and muddy for sure! Please bring hiking boots, rubber boots and suitable working clothes.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will stay in the Educational Centre in Kell am See, which is an important place for youth work in the whole area around the city of Trier. This public and non-profit centre offers the opportunity for youth groups, associations and schools to spend some days or weeks here running a seminar or other projects.
You will stay in five wooden tepees for max. five persons each. Staying here, among pure nature and with the campfire in the middle of the tepees’ circle is a wonderful experience. You will sleep on mattresses inside the tepees. Close to the tepees, you will have access to your own kitchen including a dish-washer, to a living room and sanitary facilities, all inside the Educational Centre. In your free time you can use the different outdoor facilities of the centre like the campfire and the basketball, football and volleyball fields. Close to the centre, there is also a lake and hiking trails. Please be aware that the tepees have electricity but no heating, so it might be cold at night. The facilities in the centre (kitchen, living room and sanitary facilities) can be heated though.
Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. The food will be bought with the camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking, washing the dishes and cleaning. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Lage und Freizeit

The workcamp will take place in Kell am See, a village 30 km from Trier, not far from the border with Luxemburg. The landscape in this area is very beautiful! It is dominated by huge forests, steep hills, small brooks and ponds, rocks and marshes. Only small hamlets interrupt the nature, which makes it a perfect region for plenty of different species but also for hiking. You will really feel different here!
The area is well known for cycling, walking and other kinds of outdoor activities. There is a local holiday resort nearby the Education Centre, which offers more than 200 holiday bungalows next to a lake and locals love to come here for cycling (there is a 45 km cycling path on a former railway roadbed) or to spend a nice day outside. The region also offers plenty of historic sites (castles, museums….). In addition, you will have the opportunity to come in contact with local associations, e.g. the local voluntary fire brigade. Since there aren’t many public transportation means available around Kell am See, the number of excursions will be limited. However, you will have the chance to visit the city of Trier with its famous Roman sites, the cathedral and birth place of Karl-Marx

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This workcamp is based on the cooperation between IBG and the regional “Foundation for Nature and environment”. We have been working together since 2016, organising one or two international Workcamps per year in the field of nature protection

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

You will be picked up from the bus stop in Kell am See. Please inform your campleader about your arrival time on Apr 21st . You can check for connections from anywhere to Kell am See on: www.bahn.com .

Weitere Infos

This is a special project for nature lovers and people interested in nature protection work. You will get wet and dirty. Please be prepared that April in the Hunsrück area can either be warm and sunny or quite fresh and rainy.

Anforderungen

Please be aware that ticks can be an issue when you spend a lot of time outdoors in natural areas in Germany - like in this camp. In our General Infosheet you will find suggestions on how you can protect yourself against them. You are also welcome to check whether a vaccination against the tick-borne disease TBE makes sense and is possible in your home country.

Deutschland Deutschland: Lights, Curtain, Action! Open-air Theater Heidenheim (IBG 03)

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22/04/2024   -   06/05/2024

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Armenien Italien Deutschland

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18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
12
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3 Male + 3 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Stuttgart (STR)
Anreise über
Heidenheim an der Brenz Bahnhof (train station)
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Lights, Curtain, Action! Are you ready to take part in the building of a theater set?

In this camp, you will help with the set construction for the Open-Air Theatre Heidenheim. During 2024, 2 plays will be performed here: 'Annie' – a red-haired orphan finds a new home with a wealthy businessman, under the care of his assistant, in her search to reunite with her biological parents - and 'Der Räuber Hotzenplotz' – the tale of Kasperl and Seppel, striving to capture the cunning robber Hotzenplotz to retrieve Grandma's stolen coffee grinder. The stage and set needs to be renewed accordingly: In the end, the scenery is supposed to look like New York and a small german village at the same time – a very interesting and challenging task! You will screw, nail, and paint. Smaller props will need to be built, too.

Apart from that, your work will also entail:
• Installing a wooden floor in the prop garage.
• Renewing the cover of the small wooden shelf storage.
• Restoring the seats in the “Klausen” garden.
• Cleaning stones around the cold storage with a pressure washer, possibly renewing or filling with gravel.
• Painting walls and repair cracks in the pavilion.

...and some other tasks as needed! Be prepared to always lend a helping hand.

There will be a professional stage builder who helps you with all tasks. For sure it is helpful though, if you have a bit of experience in manual/constructional work and have used tools like cordless screwdrivers before.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will be accommodated directly on the project side: Next to the stage, there is building for administration, a workshop, a café …

Here you will have one big room for yourselves, showers, and a kitchen. Be aware that there is only one big room for sleeping available to all volunteers – no separation possible!

Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. The food will be bought with the camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking, washing the dishes and cleaning the accommodation. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage all volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Lage und Freizeit

Heidenheim an der Brenz is a town with a bit less than 50,000 inhabitants in the southern region of Baden-Württemberg. The area is rather rural with a beautiful countryside: since it is at the end of the Swabian Albs – a mountain range of about 220km - there are many hills and forests.

Also in the town you will find the Hellenstein Castle, first built on the 12th century, and wildlife park with around 100 animals, very close to your project. If you would like to visit a larger town, you may go to Ulm which is only 30km away. Stuttgart and Munich are about 2 hours by train.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Your host is the Open-Air Theatre Heidenheim, the 2nd largest one of its kind in Southern Germany. It is situated on the “castle hill” of the town of Heidenheim an der Brenz, surrounded by forests, and can accommodate up to 1,100 spectators.

The Open-Air Theatre is run by a non-profit association and they are very excited about hosting again a group of international volunteers. This project is perfect for everyone who is interested in theatres and wants to have a look behind the scenes! Have a look at the theatre here: www.naturtheater.de

The association was first founded by Gustav Müller over 100 years ago, after the first World War, in his quest of dedicating his life to something that would unite people: art. In 1919 not only did Müller materialize this idea, but also managed to host several productions at the concert stage.

Nowadays, with over 500 members of all ages, the 'Naturtheater Heidenheim' association is one of the most popular organizations in the city of Heidenheim and its surrounding area.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

The meeting point will be directly at the accommodation. The path between the place where you will stay and the train station is about 2kms long, so it should take you about 20 mins to get there.

Weitere Infos

Please be aware that ticks can be an issue when you spend a lot of time outdoors in natural areas in Germany - like in this camp. In our General Infosheet you will find suggestions on how you can protect yourself against them. You are also welcome to check whether a vaccination against the tick-borne disease TBE makes sense and is possible in your home country.

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Deutschland Deutschland: German-Swiss sculpture trail Hohentengen (IBG 04)

Dauer

19/05/2024   -   01/06/2024

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18 - 40
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
12
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5 Male + 3 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Zurich (ZRH)
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Waldshut
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Over water - over land: this is the name of Europe's first cross-border sculpture trail. You will take care of several sculptures on the German-Swiss sculpture trail and restore them to their original state. Weather and people have left their mark: The stone of the sculptures needs to be brushed to remove moss and lichen, and some sculptures are also sprayed with graffiti. For others, the subsurface needs to be renewed or maintained. The explanatory plates for the objects will also be replaced. In addition, you will completely renew the barbecue area, which is part of the 9km long trail. This area is intended to invite people to combine arts, nature and community.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will be accommodated in the local multipurpose hall in the centre of the village which is otherwise used for sports and events. This offers plenty of space, a small kitchen and enough sanitary facilities for everyone. Camp beds are provided. Please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow (if required).

Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. The food will be bought with the camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking, washing the dishes and cleaning. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Lage und Freizeit

Hohentengen am Hochrhein lies in the south of Germany, in a kind of bubble surrounded on three sides by Switzerland. Only the Rhine separates the village from Switzerland. The village offers unspoilt nature, numerous sports and leisure facilities (beach volleyball, swimming pools, water sports ...).

Mountain ranges on the northern edge of the municipality, the Rhine Valley opens up to the south, the Rhine glistens in the plain and the Alps in Switzerland greet you on the horizon when visibility is good. With its 3,600 inhabitants, Hohentengen offers the entire infrastructure you could wish for: supermarkets, shops, pubs and much more.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

In 2000, 12 internationally renowned artists realised ideas and thoughts on the theme of borders - dividing and uniting - in sculptures. Embedded in the marvellous landscape of the High Rhine, this path is a cultural symbol of friendship and connects the places on both sides of the river and the German-Swiss border. https://skulpturenweg.de/

Now, almost 25 years after its construction, the sculpture trail needs some maintenance. The citizens of Hohentengen would be delighted if this is done with the help of international volunteers completely in the spirit of the path's artistic message.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

First you have to travel to Waldshut. Please check www.bahn.com for a connection from anywhere in Germany or Switzerland. Here you will find bus No.7340 to Hohentengen. There is a bus every two hours on Sundays. The last bus leaves Waldshut on Sundays at 7.30 pm, please arrange your travel in a way to be on time for this connection.
Bus stop: Kath. Pfarramt, Hohentengen

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Deutschland Deutschland: Adventure Land Lauchringen (IBG 05)

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22/06/2024   -   06/07/2024

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Kolumbien

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18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
8
Immer noch Platz für
4 Male + 3 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Basel (BSL)
Anreise über
Lauchringen West (train station)
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The Family Center and, more generally, the community of Lauchringen, are counting on your help to continue the work of previous Workcamp groups. You will work on improving the outdoor infrastructure of the "Adventure Land", an inclusive place for children and school groups. In addition, you will improve, maintain and beautify some of the town's public spaces.

In the Adventure Land, you will:
• Design a new stage set up for the natural stage in the Adventure Land’s garden. Your tasks will be also to build up raised garden beds, to take care of the vegetable garden, to weed and plant flowers.
• Build up some wooden huts, which will be used for the children’s holiday programme in the Adventure land.
• Do other building works, depending on the team’s plan. These will involve working with wood, nailing screwing, sanding down and painting.

In other parts of Lauchringen you will:
• Build a bench in the ‘’Generations Park’’ behind the Family Center. This bench will be there to promote social interaction while hiding the front of the underground parking lot, which is considered not very pretty by the residents of Lauchringen.
• Do other creative and supporting works, depending on the construction yard team’s needs.

The work will be led by a professional instructor, so no previous experience is needed. You will work around 30 hours per week, somewhere between 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday with a lunchbreak.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will live inside the building on the “Adventure Land”: There are two big rooms with sleeping mats, a kitchen, and sanitary facilities. Please, bring a sleeping bag!

There is also a big common room that you can use for your activities. On most days, groups of children will come to the Adventure Land in the afternoon, and you will need to share the common room and the sanitary facilities with them. The two rooms for sleeping, however, are private and reserved only for your group.

In the Adventure Land, there is a washing machine, which can be used in agreement with the local workers, and there is Wifi. Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. During the week, you will have a rapid cold lunch during your break. In the evening and at the weekend, you will have more time to cook warm meals from different countries.

Food will be bought with the camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking and cleaning. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Lage und Freizeit

Lauchringen is small and pretty town in the very south of Germany. It is located inside the Black Forest, which means you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. In your free time, you can go on hikes and explore the Black Forest.

Lauchringen is very close to Swiss border and not far from places like Constance Lake, Rhein Falls or the university town of Freiburg. In Lauchringen itself, you can find everything you need for your everyday life: supermarkets, bakeries, cafés, etc...

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The community of Lauchringen is going to host an international Workcamp for the sixth time. The project will take place in cooperation with the “Familienzentrum” (Family Centre). The Centre offers various programs for people of all ages to meet, exchange and educate themselves. In 2018, they built the “Adventure Land”: A big house with sleeping facilities, a kitchen, sanitary facilities, a workshop space, and a big common room.

The place offers an afternoon program for children and youngsters and hosts groups during school holidays. The Adventure Land is a very special and inclusive place, from which everyone has something to learn!

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

The meeting point will be directly at the accomodation. The path between the place where you will stay and the train staion is about 2kms long, so it should take you about 20 min to get there.

Weitere Infos

Please be aware that ticks can be an issue when you spend a lot of time outdooors in natural areas in Germany - like in this camp. In ou General Infosheet you will find a suggestion on how you can protect yourself against them. You are also welcome to check wheter a vaccination against the tick-borne disease TBE makes sense and is possible in your home country.

Deutschland Deutschland: Horb - Make public spaces beautiful (IBG 06)

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30/06/2024   -   14/07/2024

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18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
12
Immer noch Platz für
6 Male + 6 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Stuttgart (STR)
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Horb
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The community of Horb is counting on your help to extend and improve some of its public infrastructure like benches, urban gardening, and probably also the skate park of the town.

Your concrete tasks will be:
• Building raised beds for schools and kindergartens: Together with municipal employees, you will help create 10 raised beds for various social institutions in the city, which will then be made available for children, young people, and adults to plant herbs and vegetables.
• Restoring benches in the city and installing new ones. Many benches in Horb urgently require restoration to be used by citizens again. These, along with the raised beds, will beautify the outdoor area and enhance its utility for residents. Additionally, 6 new wooden benches for pedestrians will be built along the Neckar river.
• Craftsmanship for maintaining play equipment: This involves sanding and painting some play equipment in children's playgrounds and renewing or repairing wooden elements in the skatepark next to the youth center and on a "Trimm Dich Pfad" in a district.
• Revamping community gardens to make them more functional and attractive. The garden will be open to all interested citizens who do not have a garden at home.

The work will be led by a professional instructor, so no previous experience is needed. You will work around 30 hours per week, somewhere between 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday with a lunchbreak. You will also be divided in smaller groups throughout the days to do most of the work.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will be staying at Horb’s youth house, known as Marmorwerk ("marble factory" in German). The Marmorwerk features a fully equipped kitchen, communal rooms where you will sleep on camp beds (please bring your own sleeping bag!), toilets, and a spacious outdoor area. WiFi is also available at the accommodation. For shower facilities, you will need to walk approximately 4-5 minutes to the town’s indoor swimming pool.

The central location of Marmorwerk means it's only a 5-7 minute walk to the supermarket and train station.

Food will be purchased using the camp budget, and everyone will take turns cooking and cleaning. To reduce our carbon footprint, we encourage volunteers to consume less meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Lage und Freizeit

Horb am Neckar is a beautiful town with 25.300 inhabitants, located on the banks on the Neckar river and surrounded by green hills. Horb is about 900 years old! You will feel its long history when exploring the town center. Between the church overlooking the town, the half-timbered houses, the old towers and gates and the narrow paved alleys, you will find many interesting and pretty sights there.

At the weekend you will be able to visit further places in the region. Horb is located on the slopes of the Black Forest, which means that you can easily go for hikes there. With regional trains, you can reach cities like Tübingen (35min) or Stuttgart (50min) or even reach Lake Constance (2h to 2h30), the biggest lake in Germany. Plus, the locals have plenty of ideas and recommendations and they would be happy to spend time with you also during your free time, to make you discover their lovely region.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This project is the second collaboration between the Youth Department of the town Horb and IBG. Following the success of last year's camp, the community of Horb has enthusiastically decided to host another group of international volunteers.

This project has been developed in partnership with the the youth council, and municipal employees. Your efforts will significantly contribute to the well-being of the local population by renewing, expanding, and enhancing the outdoor infrastructure in Horb’s town center.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Please try to arrive between 1pm and 7pm at Horb train station. You can check for connections from anywhere to Horb on www.bahn.com/en or https://www.thetrainline.com/

Deutschland Deutschland: Camp Village Bergheim 1 (IBG 07)

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06/07/2024   -   28/07/2024

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18 - 99
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6
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3 Male + 1 Female
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Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Koeln (Koln/Cologne) (QKL)
Anreise über
NEXT TRAIN STATION: Paffendorf NEXT INTERNATIONAL BUS STOPS: Suitable international bus stops are in Cologne, Düsseldorf or Bonn.
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Come and volunteer in a summer village for different (age) groups! 3 weeks of various activities await you while you assist in a summer camp for children, teenagers and young families near Cologne! The summer village does start on the 7th of July. Prior to that, the local team has already built up the infrastructure of the area. All the tents, sanitary facilities and common areas are mostly set up on your arrival. You might be asked to lend a hand in the very final stages of preparation. Your job then will be to work together with the local team and provide different types of activities and workshops for the participants. The children should be able to try out different types of sport, creative (group) activities, do arts and crafting or simply chill or play games. In the first week (KidZ 8.-13.) the program caters for children aged 7 to 12. The second week (TeenZ 14.-22.) consists of a program for teenagers and the last part (GentZ 23.-27.) is dedicated to families and presents a mix of generations from parents to small children everything in between. Aside from helping with the program, there will also be “backstage” tasks, such as going grocery shopping or cleaning. Another responsibility is the night duty: Since the participants are under-age, someone always needs to stay awake. Don’t worry, you won’t need to stay up the whole night and you won’t need to do it alone. It can easily turn into a nice long campfire-evening with friends. It is very important to the local team that you feel and become part of one big group of teamers.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will sleep in big group tents on the camp village site. Camp mats will be provided, but please bring your own sleeping bag! There are showers and sanitary facilities available, but the accommodation itself is quite basic. There will be no need for cooking since you will be eating together with the local team and the participants, so everything will be provided, but of course it is expected that you may help with cleaning and so on. You can get a glimpse of the project area on the homepage of the association, where you can find pictures from the previous years: https://www.woanders.org/fotos/

Lage und Freizeit

The camp village is situated on a meadow surrounded by trees a bit outside of the town of Bergheim. In Bergheim, you can find different shops and cafés, and Bergheim itself is only 20km away from Cologne. On your days off you can therefore visit Cologne, which is the fourth most populous city of Germany, famous for its cathedral and the Roman-Germanic museum. You can also go on trips to other nearby towns, for example to Bonn.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Woanders e.V. is a non-profit organization which wants to reach people of all ages, support cross-generational interaction and contact between people from different areas of life. Their work intends to reduce fear of contact and support tolerance and curiosity for other people, by strengthening the team-spirit “We”. Each summer for over a month, they organize a camping village full of activities for different age groups: This year the program starts a week of kids-program for children aged 7 to 12. It does continue with a week of camping for teenagers (12-15 years old), then followed by a long weekend for adolescents (14+) and a week of family camp. (After the end of this workcamp the program does continue with a second week of camping for children (7-12 years old), followed by a week dedicated to children and young people with or without mental disabilities. The young people might be older (up to 18), but the developmental age is up to 12. If you want to stay for the whole duration, you are welcome to apply also for the second camp IBG ESC 1, which is organized as ESC volunteering team and is ending on the 17th of August.

You can find the camp village schedule here: www.woanders.org/zeltstadt/
Participants usually stay there for a full week, most of them will stay overnight in tents and have their meals there as well. It is a project aimed mostly towards children and teens with fewer opportunities but it is open to people from all backgrounds. Priority is given to participants from nearby communities. Since 2020 we successfully support this project with small groups of international volunteers and the local team is looking forward to meet new international friends. By volunteering in this project, you are contributing to a sustainable and inclusive community (UN SDG 11).

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

You have to arrive in Paffendorf train station. Please check for connections from anywhere to Paffendorf www.bahn.com/en from there it is only a 15 minute walk to the camp village. There will be someone waiting to accompany you.

Anforderungen

We ask for a motivation letter to be sent with the application! Since the project involves children, you need to provide a certificate of good conduct before the start of the project.

Deutschland Deutschland: Music Festival Pegnitz (IBG 08)

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07/07/2024   -   15/07/2024

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Alter
18 - 26
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
10
Immer noch Platz für
5 Male + 3 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Nuernberg (Nurnberg/Nuremburg) (NUE)
Anreise über
NEXT TRAIN STATION: Pegnitz
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You will help the organisers in all phases of the festival. On the first days, the main tasks will be setting up the stage and the campground on the site of the festival. You will also help to create the always charming and handmade decorations of the festival site and help with the disassembly of the whole structure and surroundings on the last day. While the festival is running, you should be available to the organisation and will be asked to assist in different areas: bar, stage, organisation, catering etc. You will work closely with the local people from the association! There is a plan for the build-up of the festival, nevertheless the schedule will be adapted to the always changing logistics of the event and you are expected to be flexible, patient and work autonomously within this plan. Volunteers should be prepared to work long and unusual hours, but also have some time between their shifts, which can be used to explore the festival and enjoy the music! Speaking or understanding basic German will be a plus!

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will stay at the local brewery! It is a small and very basic accommodation not far from the festival site that does not provide much comfort, but a very unique charm. You will all sleep in a big room at the brewery, usually used for concerts, and sleep on camp beds. Bear in mind that there will usually be a lot of people walking around and making noise from early in the morning to have everything ready for the festival! The final ceremony afterwards for all the helpers of the festival will also take place there. During the festival food will be provided by the food stands throughout the day.

Lage und Freizeit

Pegnitz is a small town in Franconia, Bavaria, near Nuremberg. You can find medieval and historic buildings and churches in the centre of the city. The city is known for its beers: it has a long tradition in brewery and the locals are very proud of it. The Bavarian region, in which Pegnitz is located, is called “Little Switzerland” due to its beautiful surrounding that invites extended adventures and hiking trips in the region. There are all kinds of trails and possibilities to experience the unique nature.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The local association Waldstock e.V. (https://waldstock.de/) promotes local youth activities in the small town of Pegnitz. Its members are very motivated and involved in organizing projects like concerts, film festivals or soccer cups. For more than 20 years, they have been coordinating the “Waldstock” festival, a so called “Umsonst und Draussen” - festival (“outside & free of charge”), which has become an important part of the cultural life in the town of Pegnitz and the region. Since 2013 the festival is supported by a small group of international Workcamp volunteers, who can enjoy the truly unique experience of becoming a part of the busy festival team. Here you can find a sneak peek on last years’ festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gst3Wuj6is4 .

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

How to arrive at Pegnitz station: from Nuremberg main station 37 minutes via regional train (RE) to Bayreuth. From Pegnitz station it is only about 1 km to walk to the brewery: https://goo.gl/maps/GVscNqPkSMGtjt2V6

Anforderungen

We ask for a motivation letter to be sent with the application!

Deutschland Deutschland: Muecke - Hesse's green centre (IBG 09)

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09/07/2024   -   23/07/2024

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Frankfurt (FRA)
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A diverse portfolio of different tasks are waiting for you in Mücke:
Maintenance work in the forest, such as trail maintenance, forest thinning, invasive species management as well as biotope maintenance in species and nature conservation. That might involve wetland restoration and habitat conservation.
You will not only work in the surrounding forests and wetland biotopes, but also in the villages, where you will help with renovation of playgrounds, a village square and the historic railway station in Mücke.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will stay on a local farm. There are three individual accommodations (a tiny house and an artists and a family residence), each for 3 to 5 people and individual bathrooms plus a group room with enough space for retreat and community. The special thing about the accommodation is that you can try out a communal neighborhood concept here with enough space for retreat and community. All accommodation is fully equipped and comfortably furnished. Wi-Fi is available. The group room can be heated with a fireplace and has an idyllic view of the garden.
Further important information: Young, creative and open-minded people with children and three dogs live on the farm!

Lage und Freizeit

Mücke is a town in the center of the German federal state of Hesse. You will find history, culture, and natural beauty here. It is a town full of tradition; there is well-preserved architecture that reflect its rich past, cobblestone streets and historical houses that offer you a glimpse into the town's heritage. Mücke has local markets showcasing regional produce and cuisine as well as hiking trails and lakes for all nature enthusiasts. The town is called the gate to the “Vogelsberg”, a low mountain range in Hesse. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or simply embracing the local way of life, Mücke invites you to taste authentic German life.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

For the first time the municipality of Mücke is inviting international volunteers to support them in a range of different tasks. Mücke consists of 12 different small villages ranging in size from 163 to 2600 inhabitants. The camp will support the community in two different areas. In the environmental field you will undertake different tasks to maintain the local forest as well biotopes that are crucial habitats for endangered species and are considered nature conservation areas. In the field of local infrastructure and cultural heritage you will support the community in designing / renovating a playground, a village square and help with the renovation of the historic Mücke railway station.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

You have to arrive in Mücke (Hess) train station. Please check for connections from anywhere to Mücke (Hess) www.bahn.com/en

Anforderungen

Please note that dogs also live on the farm where you are staying. The camp may therefore be unsuitable for people with dog allergies or fear of dogs.
Please be aware that ticks can be an issue when you spend a lot of time outdoors in natural areas in Germany - like in this camp. In our General Infosheet you will find suggestions on how you can protect yourself against them. You are also welcome to check whether a vaccination against the tick-borne disease TBE makes sense and is possible in your home country

Deutschland Deutschland: Celtic House Bopfingen (IBG 19)

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12/07/2024   -   27/07/2024

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Stuttgart (STR)
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Bopfingen International: Stuttgart (about 2h away), Ulm (about 2h away), Augsburg (about 3h away), Munich (about 3h away)
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The town of Bopfingen invites an international workcamp for the seventh time this year! A couple years back, researchers found archaeological evidence from the Celtic people that used to live here thousands of years ago in the Iron Age. The town’s project for the next years is to rebuild some of the houses in Celtic style to show tourists how the Celts may have lived in this area. By participating to this project you contribute to protecting the local cultural heritage in a sustainable way (UN SDG 9 and 11). You will also be part of the strong partnership between international volunteers and this project in Bopfingen, as international workcamps have helped with building the complex almost every year.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will be staying at a local gym hall at about 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre and 15 minutes from the train station. You will all sleep in the very big main room of the gym hall. Camp beds are provided but please bring your own sleeping bag! In the gym hall there is also a kitchen which you can use for cooking, tables and chairs, different toilets which can be separated by gender and one bathroom with one shower. Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. The food will be bought with the camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking, washing the dishes and cleaning. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Lage und Freizeit

Bopfingen is a small town in southern Germany. It has a beautiful centre with a lot of houses in old German style. What makes Bopfingen special is the hill next to the town which is called “Ipf” with its flat plateau on the top. The “Ipf” has an important historical meaning in this area. In former times, the Celts lived there and until today a lot of archaeologists and historians come to explore the region. It is surrounded by beautiful nature where you can go for a walk or hike. Around Bopfingen, you will find various museums, the romantic historic city of Nördlingen, and the Ries (a large circular meteor impact crater with a diameter of 24 km). If you would like to visit a bigger city, Ulm is not far away with its famous cathedral and the highest church tower in the world.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

We invite 12 international volunteers to help continue the construction of the Celtic housing complex in Bopfingen. So far, six workcamp groups, local volunteers of the community of Bopfingen and a team of professional craftsmen have been working on the three houses of the Celtic housing complex. Your task will be to continue the work there by finishing the walls and floors. The working place is set on the top of the hill “Ipf”, so you will be working outside a lot with a wonderful view over the region. All the materials you work with are natural materials like clay, wood, and stone. The work will be led by a professional instructor, so no previous experience is needed. Expect manual work! You will work around 30 hours per week, somewhere between 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday with a 1-2 hour lunchbreak.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Please, try and arrive at Bopfingen train station between 1pm and 7pm on July 12th. Find the best connection on the German railway company's website: https://www.bahn.com/en

Deutschland Deutschland: PEACE work Hötensleben (IBG 10)

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12/07/2024   -   28/07/2024

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Berlin (BER)
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PEACE is the main theme of this project. The workcamp combines volunteering, learning from history, thinking about peace and the exchange with the local villagers in a special way.

Volunteering: There will be various smaller tasks in Hötensleben. You will be doing some maintenance work at the border memorial, mowing and building new wooden seating areas. Other small jobs for the local infrastructure will be added.
Learning from history: You will not only work on the border memorial, but will of course also be given a lot of background information on the history of the Iron Curtain and the division of Germany, as well as going on excursions to other thematically relevant places of interest.

Thinking about peace: What is Peace for you? When and how is peace in danger? Share your personal point of view and the reality in your home country with other volunteers and with local villagers.

Exchange with local villagers: Peace will be one topic to share and to discuss, but you will also get to know local associations and be able to exchange ideas about everyday life today. They are very excited to meet you and will be glad to share stories with you about their experience in this border area. It would be great if you can speak a bit of German and/or are able to communicate with a phone translator:

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will stay in the former village hall that is renovated now and includes several holiday apartments’. They offer a quite comfortable stay and ensure enough room for everyone. There are different sleeping rooms with beds provided and a good equipped kitchen as well. Wifi-acess is limited. Bear in mind that the ground floor of the building is used for different activites during the week, and don’t be scared if you see some unfamiliar faces roaming around!

Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. The food will be bought with the camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking, washing the dishes and cleaning. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Lage und Freizeit

Hötensleben is a little village with about 2,500 inhabitants. International workcamps have been taking place there for some 25 years, so local inhabitants are looking forward to welcome the volunteers. Many activities will be done together with locals, e.g. the voluntary fire brigade of Hötensleben. Volunteers should be interested in German contemporary history. We will work at and visit historical places and commemoration sites related to Germany’s history.

You will be given bicycles so that you can be mobile in your free time and, for example, go to the swimming pool.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

You will be hosted in a very special village. From 1961 to 1989, the Wall with its martial border fortifications ran right next to the village. It divided Germany into two parts and was part of the so-called Iron Curtain. The people of Hötensleben lived in a restricted zone for almost 30 years and always had the Wall in view. To this day, 400 metres of the border fortifications have been preserved as a memorial and are visited by many visitors. Here you can find an impression of the border memorial: http://www.grenzdenkmal.com

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

MEETING POINT AND TIME: Please arrange your travel in a way that you can take the last bus of the day from Oschersleben to Hötensleben (departing at 6.30 pm from Oschersleben). For train connections from anywhere to Oschersleben, please check www.bahn.com . For those missing this connection we will organise one later pick up in Schöningen ZOB in the evening (train to Helmstadt first, than bus to Schöningen).

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Questions about war and peace, migration and its causes, isolation and violence are unfortunately still very topical issues today. This project in Hötensleben gives you the opportunity to learn more about the time of the Iron Curtain and the division of Germany and to reflect on what peace means to you and how you can contribute to it. At the end, you will present your personal perspective on the topic of "peace" to the local villagers and discuss it with them. German speakers are therefore particularly welcome.

Anforderungen

Please add a short motivation letter to your application, describing your interest in this special project. You should be able to ride a bicycle!

Deutschland Deutschland: Black Forest Experience Lauterbach (IBG 11)

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13/07/2024   -   28/07/2024

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Stuttgart (STR)
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Help the community of Lauterbach take care of its beautiful forest and of its wildlife-rich open land! Lauterbach has many nature conservation areas to offer and your valuable help is needed for various conservation tasks. During this workcamp you will be working in the forest open land and you will help the municipality by maintaining a wet meadow as a habitat for rare species of flora and fauna. This involves removing mown material from the meadow by hand. Since many years, the municipality is in charge of maintaining a hiking trail with sanding, cutting or paving paths, renewing steps and painting hiking trail bridges.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will stay at the nice community house in the middle of the forest, called ‘’Mosenmättle Guest House’’. There, you will find sanitary facilities, showers a common room with sofas, tables and also a well equipped kitchen for you to use. You will sleep in 4 multi bed rooms (with bunkbeds). As the house is located in a very rural area, the internet access and mobile phone coverage will most probably be limited. Just be prepared to spend two wonderful, adventurous weeks away from your busy and usual life.

Lage und Freizeit

Lauterbach is a village with 3000 inhabitants on the edge of the Black Forest nature park. You will find a lot of green around Lauterbach, Just step out the door and find yourself surrounded by beautiful landscapes! This village has so many point of view to enjoy the countryside. You will have many possibilities to hike and experience nature first hand. In your free time, you will have the possibility to visit cities like Rottweil, Schramberg or the student city of Freiburg.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

It is the 15th time that the community of Lauterbach and a local Landscape Development Association invite an international workcamp! Above all, the local hosts are very happy to be supported by a workcamp at different environmental construction tasks in a nature protected area! Not only is your help valuable to them but they are also very happy to share their knowledge about forest preservation to foreign volunteers. By volunteering in this project, you are actively protecting nature and biodiversity (UN SDG 15).

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

On July 15, there will be pickups from Hausach train station in the afternoon. The exact times of the pickups will be given in the specific infosheet. Find the best connection to Hausach on the German railway company’s website: https://www.bahn.com/en

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Be prepared for hard physical work! Due to working in swampy (boggy) and steep areas, sturdy boots are required for effective work! The work will be led by a professional instructor, so no previous experience is needed. You will work around 30 hours per week, somewhere between 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday with a lunchbreak.

Deutschland Deutschland: Forest School Indelhausen Youth Exchange (IBG YE1)

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14/07/2024   -   26/07/2024

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24
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12 Male + 12 Female
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Stuttgart (STR)
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This youth exchange is about helping to maintain a beautiful biosphere area while learning about “Waldpädagogik” (forest education)! During two weeks, you will support the forest school “Waldschulheim Indelhausen”, a place of non-formal environmental education for school classes.

This is a special project for nature lovers and people interested in learning about nature protection work and how to pass on important knowledge about forests to future generations. In the mornings you will work outside (2,5 to 3h) with the foresters, helping protect the surrounding biosphere area and gaining experience and know-how about how to preserve a forest.

In the afternoons you will participate to different workshops about themes such as climate change, the forest ecosystem and forest economy or biodiversity conservation. Actively preserving the forest and learning why it is essential to do it go hand in hand; this is why the workshops about forest education in the afternoons are as important as the practical work outside in the mornings! If you’re interested, you will have the possibility to co-organise workshops relating to forest education for your group.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will be staying at the forest school from July 15 until the end of the work camp. On the first night (July 14/15), you will stay at a youth hostel located in Stuttgart. The Jugendherberge Stuttgart International offers shared rooms, common rooms, sanitary facilities and an outside area. On July 15 you will all leave after breakfast to travel together to Indelhausen.

At the forest school you will be accommodated in shared rooms (2 to 8 beds). The building is quite big, there is a dining room, a common room where you can relax or play games, bathroom facilities with shared showers, as well as a gym hall, a volleyball court, table tennis tables and two climbing walls. Meals will be provided by the school, so you don't have to cook by yourself. The forest school tries its best to serve local and bio food. There will be vegetarian and vegan options but we need to know about your needs in advance! Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies you may have.

Lastly, be aware there is little phone reception in the forest school. Wifi is provided but quite slow – you will be able to exchange messages but streaming videos will most likely not work. Be ready for a digital detox!

Lage und Freizeit

The “Waldschulheim Indelhausen” is located in the small village of Hayingen in the middle of a geopark, at the southern end of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve “Schwaebische Alb” in southern Germany. This area features diverse mountainous and cultural landscapes, protected ecosystems with rare plants and animals and notable forest, meadow and orchard habitats.

The surroundings are 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. Because Hayingen is quite far from bigger cities, the free time activities will be mainly done close-by in the nature, enjoying the beautiful surroundings and getting to know the local culture.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

This Youth Exchange is open for volunteers from Italy, France, Germany and Poland aged 16 to 20 years. It is organised in cooperation with the forest school Indelhausen (Waldschulheim Indelhausen).

The forest school 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, they take part to the school’s educational program about the forest, go on excursions or play games, have fun and do sports. Take a look at the place here: https://waldschulheim-indelhausen.forstbw.de/.

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Stuttgart main train station in the afternoon. Please try to be there between 1pm and 8pm. Your camp leaders will come and pick you up at the train station. You can plan your trip to “Stuttgart Hbf” by using the German Railway website: https://www.bahn.com/en

Deutschland Deutschland: Path to Fitness and Sensory Heilsbronn (IBG 12)

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21/07/2024   -   04/08/2024

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The municipality of Heilsbronn is counting on the help of international volunteers to maintain and renovate parts of the town’s infrastructure. For this year, two projects are in discussion:
• Maintain a fitness trail in the forest, called ‘’Vita Parcours’. To keep the fitness trail practicable for visitors, you will clear the trail of over-grow plants along the paths and on different stations. You will also help to clean the signs and stations, as well as help to pick up left-over trash along the way.
• Renovate a ‘’barefoot path’’. A barefoot path is a short way, where people can walk on barefoot, to experience different sensations. One part of it is made with pebbles, another with moss, another one with pine cones… etc. The barefoot paths in Heilsbronn are loved by kids and families and they need to be renovated regularly. You will help emptying and refilling the different parts of the path.

Others projects might also be added. In case, you should expect working outside with municipal workers, doing renovation or construction works. The work will be led by a professional instructor from the builder’s yard, so no previous experience is needed. You will work 30 hours per week, somewhere between 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday with lunchbreak on site.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will be accommodated in the local youth club called ‘’JUZ’’, there are two big rooms and one small room where you will sleep on camp beds or on mattresses on the floor. Please bring a sleeping bag! There is a small kitchen, a common room with sofas and games for you to chill, two toilets and one bathroom. In addition in the house, there is a washing machine and Wifi connection. The local youth who usually visit the club are looking forward to welcoming you and getting to know international volunteers.
Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. The food will be bought with camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking and cleaning. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Lage und Freizeit

Heilsbronn is a town of 9,300 inhabitants, located in the idyllic Bavarian region called Franken (Franconia). Because Heilsbronn is situated on one of the paths leading to the famous pilgrimage city Santiago de Compostela in Spain, it is frequently visited by tourists as well as pilgrims. But Heilsbronn city centre also has a lot to offer! Supermarkets, different shops, pubs, youth centre, a barbecue area, and other infrastructure. There, you will find traditional half-timbered houses and some unique sites, such as ‘’Heilsbronn ABBEY’’, a cistercian monastery and local cathedral, both built in the 12th century. A guided tour might be organised for you if you are interested. Besides, the town can arrange free entrance to the outdoor swimming pool for your group. Nature-lovers can find several hiking trails in the beautiful surrounding landscape. The worth-seing cities of Nuremberg, Bamberg and Rothenburg are not too far away and might be visited on weekends, using public transportation.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The town of Heilsbronn has been hosting workcamps for 13 years already and is looking forward to welcoming another international group of volunteers this summer. The local community is a big fan of workcamps and international volunteering and has introduced other neighbouring cities to the workcamp idea as well. This year, your support will help the community maintain, renovate and extend its infrastructure (UN SDG 11 sustainable communities).

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

Please, try and arrive at Heilsbronn train station between 1pm and 7pm on July 21. Find the best connection on the German railway company’s website: https://www.bahn.com/en

Deutschland Deutschland: Camp Village Bergheim 2 (IBG ESC1)

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28/07/2024   -   17/08/2024

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Koeln (Koln Cologne)/Bonn (CGN)
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NEXT TRAIN STATION: Paffendorf NEXT INTERNATIONAL BUS STOPS: Suitable international bus stops are in Cologne, Düsseldorf or Bonn

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Come and volunteer in a summer village for different (age) groups! Over 2 weeks of various activities await you while you assist in a summer camp for children, teenagers and young families near Cologne! The summer village does start on the 7th of July and several weeks of program for children and teenagers have already happened when your camp starts. Your project starts with the arrival of a children group aged 7 to 12 on the 29th and a week full of activities with and for the young participants. Your job will be to help with different types of workshops, where the children can try out different types of sport, creative activities, do arts and crafting or simply chill or play games. In the second week the participants are children and young people with or without mental disabilities. The young people might be older (up to 18), but the developmental age is up to 12. For this week the team is also supported by professionals from an NGO working with people with disabilities and integration assistants. In the last days your job will be helping with the dismantling of the infrastructure, which gets stored away until the next year.
Aside from helping with the program, there will also be “backstage” tasks, such as going grocery shopping or cleaning. Another responsibility is the night duty: Since the participants are under-age, someone always needs to stay awake. Don’t worry, you won’t need to stay up the whole night and you won’t need to do it alone. It can easily turn into a nice long campfire-evening with friends. It is very important to the local team that you feel and become part of one big group of teamers.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will sleep in big group tents on the camp village site. Camp mats will be provided, but please bring your own sleeping bag! There are showers and sanitary facilities available, but the accommodation itself is quite basic. There will be no need for cooking since you will be eating together with the local team and the participants, so everything will be provided, but of course it is expected that you may help with cleaning and so on. You can get a glimpse of the project area on the homepage of the association, where you can find pictures from the previous years: https://www.woanders.org/fotos/

Lage und Freizeit

The camp village is situated on a meadow surrounded by trees a bit outside of the town of Bergheim. In Bergheim, you can find different shops and cafés, and Bergheim itself is only 20km away from Cologne. On your days off you can therefore visit Cologne, which is the fourth most populous city of Germany, famous for its cathedral and the Roman-Germanic museum. You can also go on trips to other nearby towns, for example to Bonn.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Woanders e.V. is a non-profit organization which wants to reach people of all ages, support cross-generational interaction and contact between people from different areas of life. Their work intends to reduce fear of contact and support tolerance and curiosity for other people, by strengthening the team-spirit “We”. Each summer for over a month, they organize a camping village full of activities for different age groups. This workcamp starts with a week of camping for children (07-12 years old), which is followed by a week for children and young people with or without mental disabilities.
(Before this workcamp the program started with a week of kids-program for children, followed by a week for teenagers and then a week for families. If you want to stay for the whole duration, you can apply also for the first workcamp IBG 07 which starts on the 6th of July)

You can find the camp village schedule here: www.woanders.org/zeltstadt/ Participants usually stay there for a full week, most of them will stay overnight in tents
and have their meals there as well. It is a project aimed mostly towards children and teens with fewer opportunities but it is open to people from all backgrounds. Priority is given to participants from nearby communities. Since 2020 we successfully support this project with small groups of international volunteers and the local team is looking forward to meet new international friends. By volunteering in this project, you are contributing to a sustainable and inclusive community (UN SDG 11).

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

You have to arrive in Paffendorf train station. Please check for connections from anywhere to Paffendorf www.bahn.com/en
from there it is only a 15 minute walk to the camp village. There will be someone waiting to accompany you.

Anforderungen

We ask for a motivation letter to be sent with the application! Previous experience in working with children and/or people with disabilities will be very helpful. Since the project involves children, you need to provide a certificate of good conduct before the start of the project.

This project is a Volunteering Team within the European Solidarity Corps program. Volunteers have to have legal residency in an EU country, there is a strict age limit of 18 to 30 years. The participation to the ESC Volunteering Teams is subject to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en
volunteers do not have to pay any fee (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project and will receive a financial support for their travel, according to a maximum amount established in accordance with their travel distance and upon the presentation of original tickets;
volunteers need to enroll in the PASS, the ESC Portal; then IBG will organise their matching, on the online system, with the volunteering project;
volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of 6€/day, once they arrive on the project;
volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the portal.

Deutschland Deutschland: Summer Camp Weil der Stadt (IBG 13)

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29/07/2024   -   10/08/2024

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Details zum Projekt

Alter
18 - 99
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
12
Immer noch Platz für
6 Male + 4 Female
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Stuttgart (STR)
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NEXT TRAIN STATION: Weil der Stadt
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Arbeit

Come to Weil der Stadt to support summer free-time program for children aged 6-12 years old, together with a group of German caregivers! In the first two weeks of summer holidays, the children who participate to the summer free-time program get picked up in the morning; they spend their day at holiday house and return in the afternoon at 5pm. On Fridays, there’s in overnight-stay and a common breakfast with the children. Saturday afternoons and Sundays are free. Childcare, leading workshop and providing general support for the camp are expected. The summer camp is located next to a forest and a sportsground which allow for many outdoor adventures for children, such as building hunts or playing sports. But there will also be many opportunities for creative workshops. You are welcome to bring your own games, songs and ideas!

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will stay directly in the ‘’Children and Youth Centre’’ in Weil der Stadt. In the building, there is a big room where you will sleep. Camp beds are provided but please, bring your own sleeping! Inside the building you will find sanitary facilities and a kitchen. During the week, you will eat your lunch with children and don’t need to cook. At night and during weekends, you will take turn for cooking, wash the dishes and cleaning. Your group will be responsible to doing the groceries, which will be covered by the camp budget.

Lage und Freizeit

Weil der Stadt is a town with almost 20.000 inhabitans. It has a very nice historical centre and is located at the outskirts of the Black Forest – perfect for hiking, if you are up to it! Also public transportation is good, so you can easily reach the regional capital Stuttgart, as well as Karlsruhe or Pforzheim. The team in Weil der Stadt can support you in organizing weekend trips or activities.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The ‘’Children and Youth Centre’‘ of Weil der Stadt organizes a summer-camp for kids every year. Each summer, about 95 Children participate to this project. They may join for one or two weeks. This initiative will give every kid the chance to have a fun vacation time while at the same time, supporting working parents during the first part of school summer break, which lasts for 6 weeks in total. International volunteers have been supporting the summer activities and the local communities for threes year already (UN SDG 11 sustainable communities).

Anforderungen

It is not necessary to speak German in order to to participate, however it is a big help for sure! The children usually don’t speak English but some of the kids have a international background so you might be able to communicate with some of them in your mother tongue. NOTE: Please attach a Motivation Letter with your application! We would like to know your motivation to work with children, if you have any experience in this field, and if you speak (a bit of) German. In addition, since you will be working with children, you will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct before the start of the camp.