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Deutschland Deutschland: Nature Lovers Island in the Berlin environs (VJF24 2.9)

Dauer

01/07/2024   -   12/07/2024

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Mexiko Spanien Italien

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Alter
18 - 26
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
9
Immer noch Platz für
5
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
S-Bernau
Karte

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You will contribute to sustaining the ecosystem of Liepnitz island and the forests around the island. You get to help the local foresters with various environmental works in the woods. Next to that, you will also help with renovation and construction works on the island and in the forests around the island. Possible tasks include removing bushes and invasive small tree species, helping sustain the ecosystem of the moors, collecting rubbish and wood, repairing tasks and so on. Your work days will be 6 hours long and the weekends are free.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

The accommodation is located on the Liepnitz Island, surrounded by the forests and a picturesque lake called Liepnitzsee. Your accommodation and the infrastructure on the island will be very basic. There are three large tents with camp beds to sleep in, and you make use of ecofriendly compost toilets. There is no electricity, heating or warm water on the island, so be prepared for refreshing cold showers! The foresters of the project have built a nice and comfortable block house where the group can meet, cook and eat together. A small kitchen with fridge is available and food can be cooked on a gas hob cooker. Everyday, there will be a kitchen team of two volunteers to prepare food for the group. We encourage you to bring some recipes and special ingredients from your home country to share with the other volunteers!

Lage und Freizeit

The Liepnitz Island is situated in the picturesque lake Liepnitzsee in the north of Berlin. Outside the island you are surrounded by beautiful landscapes with many forests and several lakes. Swimming is allowed, so don't forget to bring your swimwear with you! There are lots of opportunities for outdoor sport activities like soccer, table-tennis and volleyball, or have a walk through nature. There will also be other vacation campers on the island during your stay, with which you engage respectfully. To spend your freetime on the main land around the island, or to visit Berlin, you cross the lake by ferry between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m..

Anreise zum Treffpunkt

You have to travel by Bahn or train from Berlin to S-Bernau. There you will meet our project partner. The foresters will take you by car to the camp site. You can also travel to a different S-Bahn. Wherever you arrive in Berlin, the trip takes 50-60 min to get to the island.

Weitere Infos

You have to be able to swim, as a safety guarantee.
Please be prepared for 2 weeks without internet. Cell phones can be charged on the main land during the working hours, but you can bring a powerbank if you need to charge it more often.
German language skills will be appreciated because the foresters you will work with are
speaking only little English.
As it is a nature camp during summer, be prepared for mosquitos.

Anforderungen

Volunteers must know how to swim and be prepared for a "digital detox" (no wi-fi).

Deutschland Deutschland: Never Forget: Sachsenhausen 1 (VJF24 2.3)

Dauer

14/07/2024   -   03/08/2024

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Mexiko Schweiz Frankreich Italien Spanien

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EUR 90
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Alter
18 - 26
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
13
Immer noch Platz für
3
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
Train stop (S-Bahn) Oranienburg
Wi-Fi
Ja
Karte

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Project: "Comic Workshop"

Together we will discuss how we remember internationally and how we want to commemorate today. You will learn to draw your own comics under the guidance of an artist and thus express your perspective.

You will creatively explore the role of music and languages in the concentration camp. Together with the other participants, you will go in search of songs, voices and sounds - in the historical concentration camp and in today's memorial site. Under the guidance of an artist, you will develop your own sound snippets, record voices and sounds, and write song lyrics and music. Together you will discuss how history should be remembered today. In a joint performance you will present your international perspectives on commemoration.

Study part:
The history of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and the Soviet Special Camp are the focus of this part of the study. You will learn about the life stories of former prisoners who were interned here from all over Europe. Why were they persecuted? What was their daily life in the camp like and how did they try to survive? Visits to exhibitions, memorials and museums in Oranienburg and Berlin as well as discussions with experts are also part of the program.

Work part:
Participants will perform maintenance and gardening work on the memorial grounds. No special skills are required for the simple physical work.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accomodation:
You will be accommodated in a youth hostel. The building is on the grounds of historical
Sachsenhausen concentration camp complex and was built in 1938 as the official residence
of the Concentration Camp Inspector, 2 km away from the memorial centre.
It is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag. Bed sheets and linen will be provided. You will sleep
in shared rooms with a lot of space. It is possible to use the washing machine and the dryer for
a small fee.
More information: https://www.jugendherbergen-berlin-brandenburg.de/en/youth-hostels/sachsenhausen-686/portrait/

Food:
In the hostel there is a big kitchen for the group. Please be prepared not only to cook
there, but also to clean up afterwards ;) This will be done by the kitchen team of your group.
Volunteers have to cook the meals for themselves. Please bring easy recipes from your home country.

Lage und Freizeit

Area:
Sachsenhausen is a part of Oranienburg, ca. 33 km to the north of Berlin. Sachsenhausen was
one of the earliest concentration camps in Germany, built in 1936. For example, German
people who were in opposition to Nazi policy, homosexuals, so-called asocials, criminals,
Jews, and during the war especially people from occupied countries were imprisoned, forced
to work and a lot of them were murdered. Between 1945 and 1950 a part of this area was used
as a so-called Special Camp of the Soviet Secret Service

Leisure:
Volunteers have to be able to ride a bike, as several shorter and longer bike rides are planned. Bicycles are provided, but helmets are not required. In the free time it's possible to go to Berlin or Potsdam. The volunteers will find many forests and lakes to walk, cycle or just relax. However, the free time activities will mainly depend on participants' ideas.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The Sachsenhausen Memorial was one of the largest concentration camps in Germany and was built in 1936 near Berlin. More than 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned here by the Nazi SS. The prisoners were forced to perform inhumane labor, and thousands died or were murdered. After the liberation in 1945, the Soviet secret service established Special Camp No.7/No.1 on the site for the internment of former Nazi functionaries and political opponents. Today the memorial is a place of remembrance, learning and research.

More information: www.sachsenhausen-sbg.de/en/

Anforderungen

Studypart:

  • You should bring an interest in the history of Germany and Europe in the 1930s and 1940s and commemoration.
  • You should have a desire to discuss these topics in an international group.

Project related:

  • Enjoyment of making music and/or experimenting with sounds and a willingness to participate in the performance are important.
  • Please bring a sound, music or object that you associate with the theme of history and remembrance.

In general:

  • You should be able to perform simple physical tasks.
  • A good knowledge of English is a prerequisite for participation.
  • Since many shorter and longer bike rides are planned, volunteers should also be able to ride a bike.

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Deutschland Deutschland: Never Forget: Sachsenhausen 2 (VJF/ESC24 2.4)

Dauer

16/07/2024   -   05/08/2024

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Türkei Armenien Ukraine Italien

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EUR 90
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Alter
18 - 26
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
13
Immer noch Platz für
6
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
Train stop (S-Bahn) Oranienburg
Wi-Fi
Ja
Karte

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Project: "Relics and Storage"

This is an ESC teams project.

You will develop a tool for visitors that normally use the guestbook when visiting the memorial. You will discuss alternative options how visitors can be included in the experience they make and express their thoughts instead of the guest book.


Study part:
The history of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and the Soviet Special Camp are the focus of this part of the study. You will learn about the life stories of former prisoners who were interned here from all over Europe. Why were they persecuted? What was their daily life in the camp like and how did they try to survive? Visits to exhibitions, memorials and museums in Oranienburg and Berlin as well as discussions with experts are also part of the program.

Work part:
Participants will perform maintenance and gardening work on the memorial grounds. No special skills are required for the simple physical work.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accomodation:
You will be accommodated in a youth hostel. The building is on the grounds of historical
Sachsenhausen concentration camp complex and was built in 1938 as the official residence
of the Concentration Camp Inspector, 2 km away from the memorial centre.
It is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag. Bed sheets and linen will be provided. You will sleep
in shared rooms with a lot of space. It is possible to use the washing machine and the dryer for
a small fee.
More information: https://www.jugendherbergen-berlin-brandenburg.de/en/youth-hostels/sachsenhausen-686/portrait/

Food:
In the hostel there is a big kitchen for the group. Please be prepared not only to cook
there, but also to clean up afterwards ;) This will be done by the kitchen team of your group.
Volunteers have to cook the meals for themselves. Please bring easy recipes from your home country.

Lage und Freizeit

Area:
Sachsenhausen is a part of Oranienburg, ca. 33 km to the north of Berlin. Sachsenhausen was
one of the earliest concentration camps in Germany, built in 1936. For example, German
people who were in opposition to Nazi policy, homosexuals, so-called asocials, criminals,
Jews, and during the war especially people from occupied countries were imprisoned, forced
to work and a lot of them were murdered. Between 1945 and 1950 a part of this area was used
as a so-called Special Camp of the Soviet Secret Service

Leisure:
Volunteers have to be able to ride a bike, as several shorter and longer bike rides are planned. Bicycles are provided, but helmets are not required. In the free time it's possible to go to Berlin or Potsdam. The volunteers will find many forests and lakes to walk, cycle or just relax. However, the free time activities will mainly depend on participants' ideas.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The Sachsenhausen Memorial was one of the largest concentration camps in Germany and was built in 1936 near Berlin. More than 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned here by the Nazi SS. The prisoners were forced to perform inhumane labor, and thousands died or were murdered. After the liberation in 1945, the Soviet secret service established Special Camp No.7/No.1 on the site for the internment of former Nazi functionaries and political opponents. Today the memorial is a place of remembrance, learning and research.

More information: www.sachsenhausen-sbg.de/en/

Weitere Infos

We have a total of three projects at the Sachsenhausen Memorial, with a different additional project:
– VJF 2.3 Sachsenhausen #1: Comic Workshop (14. July. - 3. August 2024)
– VJF 2.4 Sachsenhausen #2: Relics and storage (16.07.24 – 05.08.24)
– VJF 2.5 Sachsenhausen #3: Development of tool for visitors (12.08.24 – 01.09.24)

Anforderungen

Studypart:

  • You should bring an interest in the history of Germany and Europe in the 1930s and 1940s and commemoration.
  • You should have a desire to discuss these topics in an international group.

Project related:

  • You should be interested in drawing comics.

In general:

  • You should be able to perform simple physical tasks.
  • A good knowledge of English is a prerequisite for participation.
  • Since many shorter and longer bike rides are planned, volunteers should also be able to ride a bike.

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education
Deutschland Deutschland: Never Forget: Ravensbrück 1 (VJF24 2.6)

Dauer

22/07/2024   -   31/07/2024

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Mexiko Tschechien Spanien Italien

Gebühr

EUR 90
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Alter
18 - 26
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
13
Immer noch Platz für
6
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
 
Karte

Arbeit

Re:nember them! In this workcamp you can get involved in the preservation of the former Nazi women's concentration camp Ravensbrück.

Study part:
Join us for the first week to get to know the Ravensbrück Memorial and its history. We will deal intensively and artistically with biographies of imprisoned women and survivors who were imprisoned in the Ravensbrück concentration camp and afterwards in the subcamp Waldbaulager, which is part of the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

Work part:
Various maintenance works in the exterior of the memorial and the collections.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will live in a shared rooms in the youth hostel on the grounds of the memorial in the former houses of the concentration camp wardens. Full board, simple meals. Please indicate food allergies, etc. when registering.

Lage und Freizeit

Brandenburg small town in lake and river landscape, possibility of canoeing, cycling and swimming, by train in one hour in Berlin and train connection to the Baltic Sea.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The former women's concentration camp Ravensbrück was built in 1939 near the small town of Fürstenberg/Havel. Until its liberation in April 1945, over 120,000 women and children, 20,000 men and 1,000 underage young women from the so-called "Uckermark Youth Protection Camp" were imprisoned there. The prisoners came from more than 40 nations. They had to perform forced labor in various sectors, e.g. for SS factories or the Siemens company. Their daily lives were marked by hunger, mistreatment and poor hygienic conditions. Tens of thousands of prisoners were killed. Today, the Ravensbrück Memorial preserves traces and records, promotes remembering and research, and creates a place for active learning and encounters. Every year, international work camps are organized in cooperation with the memorial.
www.ravensbrueck-sbg.de

Anforderungen

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

Deutschland Deutschland: Queeeeeer Camp (VJF/ESC24 3.10)

Dauer

23/07/2024   -   06/08/2024

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Frankreich Spanien Ukraine Finnland Italien Tschechien

Gebühr

Keine
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Alter
18 - 30
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
14
Immer noch Platz für
5
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
 
Karte

Arbeit

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, most people had to face discrimination in their life. We would like to invite participants who identifying as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and allies who are interested in the topic of this camp to join our Queer Camp in Berlin 2024. We will give you great insights of the queer culture of the city, show you exhibitions and places of historical value, look into the history and current situation of the LGBTQ+ in Germany and get empowered by our workshops: how to tackle homophobia. This workcamp has the goal to empower the participants and pave the way for participation in democratic societies. Never done drag? There is your opportunity, we will give a special workshop about the drag culture where you can become a drag queen/king for a day with a show. We plan to visit a former concentration camp, where especially queer people were kept. We will also visit different organizations to see behind the curtains how empowerment and their association tackle discrimination, The participants will go to different events on the topic of sexual minorities living in a heteronormative society and plan to have a dialogue with the German governmental representative for the LGBTQ+ community. And there is much more to come. We cooperate with many different organization to make this an unique experience.

The Queeeeeer Camp will happen during the CSD 2024 here in Berlin.

Berlin is a great place when identifying as queer, sign up for this unique experience and get your suitcase packed,

The rainbow city Berlin is calling you.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will live at Kubiz Berlin in Weißensee Berlin during the first week and after at our youth center VJF Begegungsstätte at Krimnitzer Weg 25. The centre is used as accommodation for different groups of young people and a sort of holiday resort for school classes and groups. You will sleep in shared bedrooms. You don’t need to bring a sleeping bag with you, bed linen will be provided. There is no washing machine and only limited internet access. 
You will have the chance to prepare your own meals in a small kitchen at the centre. Please bring your own recipes for our international evenings.

Lage und Freizeit

the participants can organize their leisure time and enjoy the many opportunities the capital of Germany has to offer.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Vereinigung Junger Freiwilliger e.V.

Deutschland Deutschland: Never Forget: Ravensbrück 2 (VJF24 2.7)

Dauer

31/07/2024   -   09/08/2024

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3
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Plätze

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Mexiko Tschechien Spanien

Gebühr

EUR 90
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Alter
18 - 26
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
9
Immer noch Platz für
3
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
 
Karte

Arbeit

Re:nember them! In this workcamp you can get involved in the preservation of the former Nazi women's concentration camp Ravensbrück.

Study part:
Join us for the first week to get to know the Ravensbrück Memorial and its history. We will deal intensively and artistically with biographies of imprisoned women and survivors who were imprisoned in the Ravensbrück concentration camp and afterwards in the subcamp Waldbaulager, which is part of the Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Also there will be an audio workshop based on the impressions of the sight.

Work part:
Various maintenance works in the exterior of the memorial and the collections.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will live in a shared rooms in the youth hostel on the grounds of the memorial in the former houses of the concentration camp wardens. Full board, simple meals. Please indicate food allergies, etc. when registering.

Lage und Freizeit

Brandenburg small town in lake and river landscape, possibility of canoeing, cycling and swimming, by train in one hour in Berlin and train connection to the Baltic Sea.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The former women's concentration camp Ravensbrück was built in 1939 near the small town of Fürstenberg/Havel. Until its liberation in April 1945, over 120,000 women and children, 20,000 men and 1,000 underage young women from the so-called "Uckermark Youth Protection Camp" were imprisoned there. The prisoners came from more than 40 nations. They had to perform forced labor in various sectors, e.g. for SS factories or the Siemens company. Their daily lives were marked by hunger, mistreatment and poor hygienic conditions. Tens of thousands of prisoners were killed. Today, the Ravensbrück Memorial preserves traces and records, promotes remembering and research, and creates a place for active learning and encounters. Every year, international work camps are organized in cooperation with the memorial.
www.ravensbrueck-sbg.de

Anforderungen

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

Deutschland Deutschland: Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt (VJF24 7.2)

Dauer

06/08/2024   -   27/08/2024

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Türkei Schweiz Italien Mexiko Spanien Belgien Frankreich Kolumbien

Gebühr

EUR 90
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Alter
18 - 26
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
14
Immer noch Platz für
4
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
 
Anreise über
 
Karte

Arbeit

The volunteers will help to build-up the festival area with tents, light and sound equipment and decoration. The Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt runs from 10th until 14th August 2023. In these 5 days is also support needed: keep the area clean, sell drinks and food, join the kitchen team and prepare food for guests and staff. Afterwards the participants will also help to re-build the area. The working hours may be sometimes more than 6h and weekend are also working days, but there will be a compensatory time-off.
During the festival you will also get in touch with the international film makers and German locals. Of course, you will also have time to watch some movies. Stay tuned on the project partners homepage and fb-page to get informed about the program.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Your accommodation will be basic. You will sleep in tents, please bring a sleeping bag and -if possible- a camping mat with you. Showers and toilets are in a building next to your accommodation. The festival area is near a forest. There can be bugs, bees and wasps! Food will be provided by the project partner and camp participants will join the kitchen team in rotation principle.

Lage und Freizeit

The city of Weiterstadt offers about 24.000 people a home and is one of the youngest cities in the Rhein-Main-area (measured by the average age of the population). Weiterstadt is located around 20 kilometers south of Frankfurt, has a shopping mall, a station and direct access to the highway A5. Local clubs in all districts offer people of all ages lots of possibilities for free-time activities. The castle in Braunshardt and the recreational areas in Weiterstadt and Gräfenhausen are popular.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

You always wanted to know how festivals work? You are very interested in cinema and movies?
During hot and sunny summer days, there was no audience inside of the cinemas and the local cinema of Weiterstadt (KoKi) decided to move outside with one of their movies .The Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt was born with 58 shown movies in 1977. During the years more films had been shown (up to 200), the festival lasted more and more days (5 days), the audience increased (up to 1500), the open air screen got enlarged (72 sqm), the afternoon presentations got extended in a circus tent, the area was getting bigger. That means a lot of more logistic and man power is needed. Therefore, the help of the workcamp volunteers will be very appreciated.
Here you can read more about the festival: https://www.filmfest-weiterstadt.de/en/
What kind of movies you can expect, you can see on the fb-page, where Links to some movies from 2022s program are posted: https://www.facebook.com/FilmfestWeiterstadt

Weitere Infos

You will sleep together in a shared tent please bring your own sleeping bag and further sleeping equipments.

Deutschland Deutschland: Never Forget: Sachsenhausen 3 (VJF24 2.5)

Dauer

12/08/2024   -   01/09/2024

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Türkei Kolumbien Mexiko Italien

Gebühr

EUR 90
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Alter
18 - 26
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
15
Immer noch Platz für
7
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
Train stop (S-Bahn) Oranienburg
Wi-Fi
Ja
Karte

Arbeit

Project: Development of tool for visitors


Work- und Studycamp at the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen August 12 to September 1, 2024
History of National Socialism, Second World War and its Aftermath, Everyday life in the Concentration Camp / Workshop objects and relics from the Concentration Camp / Gardening Work, work in the collections of the Memorial
________
Study part:
The history of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and the Soviet Special Camp are the focus of this part of the study. You will learn about the life stories of former prisoners who were interned here from all over Europe. Why were they persecuted? What was their daily life in the camp like and how did they try to survive? Visits to exhibitions, memorials and museums in Oranienburg and Berlin as well as discussions with experts are also part of the program.
__________
Work part:
Participants will perform maintenance and gardening work on the memorial grounds. No special skills are required for the simple physical work.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accomodation:
You will be accommodated in a youth hostel. The building is on the grounds of historical
Sachsenhausen concentration camp complex and was built in 1938 as the official residence
of the Concentration Camp Inspector, 2 km away from the memorial centre.
It is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag. Bed sheets and linen will be provided. You will sleep
in shared rooms with a lot of space. It is possible to use the washing machine and the dryer for
a small fee.
More information: https://www.jugendherbergen-berlin-brandenburg.de/en/youth-hostels/sachsenhausen-686/portrait/

Food:
In the hostel there is a big kitchen for the group. Please be prepared not only to cook
there, but also to clean up afterwards ;) This will be done by the kitchen team of your group.
Volunteers have to cook the meals for themselves. Please bring easy recipes from your home country.

Lage und Freizeit

Area:
Sachsenhausen is a part of Oranienburg, ca. 33 km to the north of Berlin. Sachsenhausen was
one of the earliest concentration camps in Germany, built in 1936. For example, German
people who were in opposition to Nazi policy, homosexuals, so-called asocials, criminals,
Jews, and during the war especially people from occupied countries were imprisoned, forced
to work and a lot of them were murdered. Between 1945 and 1950 a part of this area was used
as a so-called Special Camp of the Soviet Secret Service

Leisure:
Volunteers have to be able to ride a bike, as several shorter and longer bike rides are planned. Bicycles are provided, but helmets are not required. In the free time it's possible to go to Berlin or Potsdam. The volunteers will find many forests and lakes to walk, cycle or just relax. However, the free time activities will mainly depend on participants' ideas.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The Sachsenhausen Memorial was one of the largest concentration camps in Germany and was built in 1936 near Berlin. More than 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned here by the Nazi SS. The prisoners were forced to perform inhumane labor, and thousands died or were murdered. After the liberation in 1945, the Soviet secret service established Special Camp No.7/No.1 on the site for the internment of former Nazi functionaries and political opponents. Today the memorial is a place of remembrance, learning and research.

More information: www.sachsenhausen-sbg.de/en/

Weitere Infos

We have a total of three projects at the Sachsenhausen Memorial, with a different additional project: – VJF 2.3 Sachsenhausen #1: Comic Workshop (14. July. - 3. August 2024)
– ESC VJF 2.4 Sachsenhausen #2: Relics and storage (16.07.24 – 05.08.24)
–VJF 2.5 Sachsenhausen #3: Development of tool for visitors (12.08.24 – 01.09.24)

Anforderungen

Studypart:

  • You should bring an interest in the history of Germany and Europe in the 1930s and 1940s and commemoration.
  • You should have a desire to discuss these topics in an international group.

Project related:

  • You should be interested in digital formats.

In general:

  • You should be able to perform simple physical tasks.
  • A good knowledge of English is a prerequisite for participation.
  • Since many shorter and longer bike rides are planned, volunteers should also be able to ride a bike.

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

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Deutschland Deutschland: Nature Lovers 2 (VJF24 6.4)

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12/08/2024   -   25/08/2024

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Mexiko Frankreich Spanien

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18 - 26
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12
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8
Sprachen
Englisch
Nächster Flughafen
Leipzig (LEJ)
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Railway station Jena-Paradies
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In the first week, you will work with local foresters in the wood of Jena. You tasks will include various environmental works, e.g. maintaining footpaths, lookout points and shelters. Your help will be needed for different nature protection projects. Please be prepared for environmental works to help the rangers only outside.
In the second week, the volunteers will help the environmental organisation “Fuchsturmgesellschaft” to chop down trees for a better visibility and let a bright landscape appear from the way leading to the tower and maintenance work in the flora-fauna habitat. Your help will be needed in the Education Path; also, huts need renovation or maintenance.
This is a camp for nature lovers! Work can be physically challenging at times.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodation:
Volunteers will be accommodated in an isolated hostel on a hill in the Western part of Jena. Your only neighbours will be the woodland animals. All bed linen will be provided. We have the chance to have campfires, play ping-pong and volleyball, to go swimming and so on. A washing machine is available. There will be no internet access in the accommodation.

Food:
Full board, you will get the possibility to cook traditional meals occasionally. Please be prepared for typical German food. You will have cold breakfast and supper (bread!) and a warm meal for dinner.

Lage und Freizeit

Area:
Jena is with about 100.000 inhabitants the 2nd biggest city in Thüringen and is situated on the banks of the river Saale, surrounded by white and grey calcite mountains in the eastern part of Thüringen. Jena is famous for the high-tech Zeiss Optical Instruments, the Schiller University and the Zeiss-Planetarium, which is the oldest continuously operating planetarium in the world. The city of Jena and its surroundings present many good opportunities for recreation and relaxing.

Leisure Time:
Please notice that Jena city is far away from your accommodation, so better be ready to spend lots of time by yourselves, enjoying games / sports and outdoor activities. We can go hiking and have cycling tours in this beautiful area. We can also make trips to other cities, for example we can travel to Weimar, which is well known as the workplace of the poets Goethe and Schiller. You’ll be able to learn more about history, as we could visit the former concentration camp Buchenwald. The student city of Jena offers many cultural possibilities to explore. Free-time activities will mainly depend on your ideas and wishes.

Anforderungen

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

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Deutschland Deutschland: Castle Light Festival (VJF24 1.3)

Dauer

19/08/2024   -   01/09/2024

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Vietnam Mexiko Türkei Kolumbien Spanien

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18 - 26
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
11
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3
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
From Berlin use the following trains: - in Berlin go to the train station Berlin Hauptbahnhof or Potsdamer Platz and from there take a train to Ludwigslust; - take a train to Hagenow Land If you are travelling from Hamburg: Take a train "Regionalexpress" (RE) towards Rostock Hbf and get off in Hagenow Land. It will take you about 1 hour.
Wi-Fi
Ja
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The main work during the camp will be the preparation of the light festival; which will be on the last Friday. At the light festival the whole park will be lightened by candles and fire and at different places there will be theatre, music and installations. Preparation works have to be done, such as building up tents, carrying things, playing music to practise for the event, painting signs and so on. Here we need your handicraft and also creative ideas to prepare a little program as a part of the festival. The projects depend on the dynamics of the participants! If you play a musical instrument it would be great if you bring it with you!
You will work together with two project leaders and volunteers of the castle Dreilützow. They will join your group like members of the workcamp

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodation:
The volunteers will be accommodated in a little building next to the castle. This house is only for workcamp group. The rooms can be locked. There is the possibility to do the laundry.
Food:
You will be catered by Schloss Dreilützow, if there will be quite a few vegetarians, they will be easily catered for. Nevertheless there will be the opportunity to cook together in the evenings if you want to.

Lage und Freizeit

The little village Dreilützow is situated in the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The castle Dreilützow is a 300 year old estate with a big park, which will be the workcamp location. Wittenburg, the nearest town is about 4 km away and the closest big town is Schwerin, about 25 km away. In the surrounding area you’ll find mostly forests and farms. Please be prepared to live in an isolated place with poor internet connection!!!

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Weitere Infos

Only limited Wi-Fi available.

Anforderungen

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

Bring with you a negative PCR-test. During workcamp we will test all participants regularly.

Deutschland Deutschland: Nature Lovers 1 (VJF24 1.1)

Dauer

26/08/2024   -   06/09/2024

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12
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11
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Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
bus station Krakow am See
Wi-Fi
Ja
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Your work will include different activities in a natural park like to build an apiary, to help farmers or similar works. Your help is also needed for maintenance works, e.g. on orchid meadows, in forests or on a bird island.

This project is especially for nature lovers. Please be prepared to work 5-6 hours a day. Volunteers should come prepared for light or heavy work and be motivated for anything to help the rangers of the Nature Reserve.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodation:
You will live on a camping site close to a very nice lake. You will sleep in tents (2 persons per tent) on camping beds with mattresses. Please bring a sleeping bag and bed linen. If it will
rain you can sleep in a building. A kitchen, sanitary facilities and a big meeting room are provided on the camping site. A washing machine can be used. Please be aware, that there is only limited
internet connection!
You will live on a camping site close to a very nice lake. You will sleep in a 2-person tent equipped with a camping bed with a mattress. Please bring a sleeping bag and bedding. In case of rain there will be a possibility to sleep in the main building, which is located on the same property.
On the campsite are available: a kitchen, sanitary facilities, a washing machine, a large meeting room and a roofed terrace. Please note that there is limited internet connection!

Food:
The volunteers will prepare their own meals. It would be nice, if you bring some recipes and maybe special spices for easy cooking from your home countries.

Lage und Freizeit

Area:
The project is located in the nature reserve "Nossentiner Schwinzer Heide" in the northeast of Germany. You can find many beautiful lakes and dense forests there. The nearest bigger place is Krakow am See. The place is remote, but the surrounding nature is beautiful. Be prepared to spend two weeks in nature without shopping opportunities.

Leisure Time:
The nature reserve can be explored on foot, by bike or by boat. In the area there are many beautiful lakes where you can swim. There is a possibility to participate in guided tours through the forest or learn about the endangered animals of the region. Also a trip to a bigger city or to the Baltic Sea can be planned. The activities are discussed in the group and will be decided together.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Weitere Infos

Only limited Wi-Fi available.

Anforderungen

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

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Sustainable Cities and Communities Life on Land
Deutschland Deutschland: Recreation center 1 (VJF/ESC24 2.1)

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30/08/2024   -   16/09/2024

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Armenien Spanien Vietnam Algeria

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Alter
18 - 30
Maximale Anzahl von Freiwilligen
20
Immer noch Platz für
13
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
bus stop: Neubrück, Hölzerner See or Weg zum Hölzernen See
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International and national volunteers are invited to improve the grounds of the centre. Tasks are likely to include construction, gardening, maintenance and renovation works. It is planned to create corners relaxation, to paint playground equipment, to maintain the water playground and similar tasks. Other environmental and construction works are possible. Please be aware that you will not work with children!

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodation:
You will live in small bungalows. Bed linen will be provided. The sanitary track with showers, toilets is situated next to the bungalows. Close to the sleeping place you will have your own meeting room, a place to meet and relax in the evening.

Food:
All meals will be provided in the centre. The catering is well organised, with set meal times for the different groups accommodated at the same time.

Lage und Freizeit

Area:
The "KiEZ Hölzerner See" is situated at the shore of the Lake “Hölzener See” in Dubrow in the south of Berlin. The "KiEZ" is a recreation centre for children and teenagers, young adults, groups, choires, sport organisations, ...
You will live and work in a place with many groups. If you smoke, please ask the host or leader where you are allowed to smoke. Please refrain from smoking in front of children. Please check with the host regarding alcohol consumption and if you choose to drink please be responsible and only do so during free-time.
You can find more information and pictures of the centre: www.hoelzerner-see.de.

Leisure Time:
There are bicycles and boats which you can use. There is minigolf, beach volleyball, football, basketball, outdoor tabletennis and a table tennis hall.

The group will visit together:
· Capital city Berlin
· Potsdam with castle park of Sanssouci
· Klein Köris - 2000 year old village

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Weitere Infos

Prepare at home information about your home country to inform at an evening-event at the workcamp. Your presentation: approx. 30 minutes. Besides your presentation you could bring things for visualization or small souvenirs for every participant.

Anforderungen

This project is composed of a volunteering team, supported by the European Solidarity Corps program of the European Union. Compared to the usual workcamp participation scheme, some main financial and administrative differences must be underlined:

ATTENTION PLEASE: This project is open to all volunteers that fit the ESC criteria presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en

  • Volunteers do not have to pay any fee (no sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project
  • Volunteers need to enroll in the PASS, the European Solidarity Corps Portal; We will organize your matching in the portal with the volunteering project.
  • Volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of the rate of Germany: 5€/day, once they arrive on the project in Germany
  • Volunteers 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 will have to complete a participation report, submitted online through the portal.

It is needed to have basic knowledge of english and/or german language.

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

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Deutschland Deutschland: Adventure Farm (VJF24 2.2)

Dauer

09/09/2024   -   20/09/2024

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10
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7
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You support the adventure farm by helping with various maintenance tasks such as painting, building and repairing. Different kinds of animals live on the farm, such as rabbits, hamsters, cats, dogs, chickens, two ponies, donkeys, goats and sheep.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

You will live in the main building "Schnute" of AWO Erlebnishof. The volunteers prepare their own meals. It would be nice if you could bring some easy recipes and special spices for cooking from your home country.

Lage und Freizeit

The Erlebnishof is located centrally, on a quiet and idyllic branch of the Spree. It mainly accommodates school classes, daycare groups, clubs and families.

Special about the Erlebnishof is the many animals. there are rabbits, hamsters, cats, dogs, chickens, two ponies, donkeys, goats and sheep. In addition, we offer a wealth of opportunities for sport, recreation and relaxation on the farm. You will find a slackline track, a beach volleyball court, a football/basketball field as well as an archery range and our leisure house.

And there is also:
- Table tennis and billiards
- Course and group rooms
- barbecue area
- Shepherd's adventure farm
- Training stand for beekeepers
- Outdoor stage
- Volleyball and football pitch
- Beach volleyball field
- archery range
- a baking oven

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

Erlebnishof Beeskow
www.awo-erlebnishof-beeskow.de

Deutschland Deutschland: Together for Human Rights (VJF24 8.1)

Dauer

15/09/2024   -   28/09/2024

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Spanien Türkei Mexiko Kolumbien Polen Italien

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18 - 26
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18
Immer noch Platz für
10
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Zugang mit Behinderung
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Berlin (BER)
Anreise über
Airports: Frankfurt or BER Berlin Train stop: Göttingen HBf
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In today's world, it is impossible to imagine life without togetherness if we want to stand up for human rights worldwide. The issue of human rights concerns us all and must not be forgotten. Therefore, forums are needed where there is room for exchange and discussion. With the youth exchange in September 2023, we want to work out joint possibilities for action in relation to human rights and give young adults an insight into human rights work and the existing actors. The aim is to inspire the participants to get involved in this field. The venue will mostly be Göttingen. The individual days will focus on religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities and nationalities as well as indigenous people in the world. The focus will be on the challenges of human rights work and the problems of those affected and other activists. We also plan a trip to Berlin where we will have the opportunity to meet an MP at the Bundestag.
The thematic focal points are to be dealt with in group work or plenary work. Discussion groups, postcolonial tours of Göttingen or a joint demonstration can/will be part of the programme. The youth encounter could result in various formats, such as a joint social media campaign, posters or a video about the two weeks.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

We will be accommodated at a nice youth hostel in 3 and 4 bedrooms. It is located in the center of Göttingen. It has a big kitchen and a social living space. Beds, blankets and pillows with covers are available. Please make sure you bring a sleeping bag or sheets, a towel and slippers! There is free internet.
Food:
In the hostel there is a big kitchen for the group. Please be prepared not only to cook
there, but also to clean up afterwards ;) This will be done by the kitchen team of your group.
Volunteers have to cook the meals for themselves. Please bring easy recipes from your home country.

Lage und Freizeit

Göttingen is a university city in Lower Saxony, central Germany. The population is around 120,000. Göttingen is famous for its old university Georgia Augusta, which was founded in 1734 (first classes in 1737) and became the most visited university of Europe. In your free time, you will have the opportunity to explore the pituresque city with its bars and student clubs. The mountains of the Harz are not far.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) is an international human rights organization that advocates for threatened ethnic and religious minorities, nationalities and indigenous communities. We take sides with the victims of crimes against humanity, and we are not afraid to name the perpetrators and their accomplices. Our aim is to inform the public about the persecution and extermination of minority groups – with press releases and media interviews, with our magazine "Für Vielfalt", via the Internet and social networks, with exhibitions, lectures and public debates. We put pressure on policy makers; we publish human rights reports, documents and memoranda and expert opinions, provide experts, try to win over advocates and demand help for the needy and the persecuted. We are often able to ensure that war crimes are not covered up and that human rights violations cannot be played down

Weitere Infos

If you are from a Non-European country, please wait until the 15th of June 2024 with your purchase of your tickets.

STP will support your travel costs with up to 100€ upon the presentation of your tickets.
If you want to learn about the work in the human rights field, be active and see the university city of Göttingen, this is just about the right camp

Anforderungen

STP will support your travel costs with up to 100€ upon the presentation of your tickets.
If you want to learn about the work in the human rights field, be active and see the university city of Göttingen, this is just about the right camp

Deutschland Deutschland: Discover Archeology (VJF24 6.2)

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16/09/2024   -   28/09/2024

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4
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3
Sprachen
Englisch
Vegetarisches Essen
Ja
Nächster Flughafen
Leipzig (LEJ)
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Trainstation: Saalfeld/Saale
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The volunteers are asked to help on the excavation ground of the fortress with building work, repairing and painting walls, carrying stones or cleaning. Other tasks can be removing of bushes or documentation of your work. Furthermore, there are restoration works and embellishments in the village and the nearby hiking trails in the Thuringian forest. It is possible that you will be asked to help on another excavation place to do punctured excavations (1m x 1m) and filter the finds. Please be prepared for any work outside.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accommodation:
You will live in a community house in the village, with toilet and shower facilities provided. All bed linen is provided.

Food:
The locals will prepare lunch. Breakfast and evening meals will be prepared by the volunteers in a small kitchen. So please bring recipes and special ingredients with you for cooking and to present meals from your country.

Lage und Freizeit

Area:
Weisbach is a very small village in the mountains of Thüringen, not far from Saalfeld and surrounded by beautiful countryside with mountains, green valleys, forests and meadows. A fortress was built on a hill near the village in the 11th century but it was destroyed during the following century. It has become overgrown with trees and bushes since then. Systematic excavations began in 1984. Please be prepared to live and work in a very remote area!
www.weisbach.info/bilder/bilder-von-weisbach

Leisure Time:
If you are interested in history, you will have the chance to learn a lot about the region and the fortress. You can travel to Weimar, which was the well known workplace of the poets Goethe and Schiller. You will be able to find out more about history and perhaps visit the former concentration camp Buchenwald. It will also be possible to go to a nearby castle called „Schloss Burg“. Perhaps you will get to see the concert of the world famous organ „Silbermannorgel“. You could go for a boat trip on the river Saale or just enjoy the natural environment while walking around the area.
Please be aware that you will be in a very rural area from where it is quite difficult to get away (for shopping etc.), but there are very nice people in the village who are interested in meeting you.

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

BurgVerein Weisbach e.V.
http://www.wysburg.de/

Anforderungen

Please be fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be min. 28 days old and max. 90 days old).

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