2020-08-05 to 2020-08-28
Internationale Begegnung in Gemeinschaftsdiensten
Aged between 18-30
For over 20 years, the municipality of Bernburg invites international workcamps during the summer In cooperation with a local youth club Klubhaus der Jugend, all former camps have been running very successfully, due to experienced and motivated people, lots of leisure activities and good contact to locals. This year, the camp will be part of the anniversary campaign 100 years of workcamps - Peace and Solidarity for the Future" and will join a big international anniversary event from 25.-28.08. in Berlin. Together with volunteers from 9 other camps you will be able to present your experiences of your workcamp and develop content and formats for future workcamps in workshops. Representatives from politics, media and experts (universities, youth associations) are also invited to the anniversary celebrations.
This years workcamp consists of two projects: Firstly, you will undertake improvements on some local playgrounds for children. This will involve for example earthwork, concrete work and paving work on the sites of the playgrounds. Secondly, you will support a cycling event, where the contestants have to climb a very steep hill by bike. At the end of the camp, you will join the 100 years of workcamps celebration in Berlin.
Accommodation and food:
he accommodation will be on the first floor of a youth club, with all facilities needed, such as: kitchen, a shower and a bathroom. Participants will sleep on sport mats. The volunteers will interact regularly with the local youth who visit the club often. During the anniversary event you will stay at the Jugendherberge am Ostkreuz in Berlin.
Location and leisure activities:
Bernburg is a town with a history of more than 1000 years and is situated in the eastern part of Germany. Overlooking the valley formed by the Saale River, there is a medieval castle. There are plenty of possibilities for leisure activities, such as visiting the town, having a drink in a local pub, taking an excursion to cities like Leipzig or Magdeburg, caning on the river, hiking or simply making conversation with the locals.
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To be confirmed 3 weeks before the workcamp start
Motivational Letter required