Every year, 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, three 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-grown 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.
• Build a “Kneipp pool”. The Kneipp pools are shallow pools of water, open to all, where visitors can practice hydrotherapy. Once the trousers are up to the knee, you can walk in the (cold!) water, which is said to have health benefits. Kneipp pools are quite popular in Germany, you can look it up.
At this stage, it is still uncertain if you will be working on all three projects. Other projects might also be added. In any 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 a lunchbreak on site.