2020-08-01 to 2020-08-15
WEIL DER STADT ,Germany
Internationale Begegnung in Gemeinschaftsdiensten
Aged between 18-99
The town of Weil der Stadt , located close to Stuttgart, organizes annually a summer-camp for kids: There are about 95 children taking part each year; they may participate for just one of the two weeks or both. The purpose of the program is to give every child the chance to have a fun vacation time while at the same time supporting working parents during the first part of school summer break. International volunteers have been supporting the summer activities and thus the local communities for two years already (UN SDG 11 sustainable communities).
Together with a group of German caregivers, you will support a summer free-time program for children aged 6-12 years old. In the first two weeks of summer holidays, they get picked up in the morning, spend their day at a holiday house and return in the afternoon at 5pm. On Friday, theres one overnight-stay and a common breakfast. Saturday afternoon and Sunday are free. The summer camp is situated next to a forest and a sportsground which allow for many outdoor adventures for the children, such as building huts or playing sports. But there will also be many opportunities for creative workshops. You are welcome to bring your own games, songs and ideas
Accommodation and food:
You will stay directly in Weil der Stadt. Camp beds, sanitary facilities and a kitchen are provided. During the week, you will eat your lunch with the children and dont need to cook.
Location and leisure activities:
Weil der Stadt is a town with almost 20.000 inhabitants. It has a very nice historical centre and is located at the outskirts of the Black Forest ( perfect for hiking, if youre up to it Also, public transportation is good, so you can easily reach BWs capital Stuttgart, as well as Karlsruhe or Pforzheim.
Nearest airport / terminal:
WEIL DER STADT
Meeting Point and Time:
To be confirmed 3 weeks before the workcamp start
It is not necessary to speak German, in order to participate; however, it is a big help for sure The children usually don t speak English; some of the kids have an international background though, 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 about your motivation to work with children, if you have any experiences in this field and if you speak (a bit of) German.
Motivation letter required