WORKCAMPS

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Η ΕΛΙΞ έχει επιλέξει για εσάς και σας παρουσιάζει 15 από τα 176 εθελοντικά προγράμματα της Γερμανίας, μια δύσκολη επιλογή καθώς υπάρχουν πάρα πολύ καλές προτάσεις.

Στις επιλογές μερικά προγράμματα είναι διαφόρων θεμάτων όπως εκμάθησης γλωσσών (LANG), πολιτιστικά-καλλιτεχνικά-φεστιβάλ (CULT-ART-FEST), περιβαλλοντικά (ENVI), κοινωνικά-για παιδιά–με αναπηρία (SOCI-KIDS-DISA), και πολλά άλλα.

Η Γερμανία είναι ένας πολύ αγαπητός προορισμός για τους εθελοντές και οι θέσεις καλύπτονται αρκετά γρήγορα, για αυτό κάντε άμεσα τις επιλογές σας (έως 6) και συμπληρώστε τις αιτήσεις σας.

Μπορείτε ακόμη να δείτε τις εμπειρίες από εθελοντές της ΕΛΙΞ σε παλιότερα προγράμματα στην Γερμανία.
(κάνοντας κλικ επάνω στο όνομα του προγράμματος θα βρείτε την αναλυτική του περιγραφή).

Υποστήριξη φεστιβάλ και πολιτιστικά προγράμματα

1. IBG 32, PLAYGROUND RAINAU, Dalkingen, CONS MANU FEST, 07/08/19 - 22/08/19, 18-99.
In this lovely project volunteers will build a playground and support the “summer beer garden at the lake” in the small village Rainau, between Stuttgart and Nuremberg. In this place, children there do not have a playground yet and, as the budget of the local community is limited, they asked for the help of international volunteers to be able to spend a bigger part of the budget in the playing tools. Beside of this, your participation in the village event “summer beer garden” at the lake will be an enrichment for you and for the locals. The event includes a festival of lights. The area is interesting, because the lake is a big leisure place where you can swim, rent a rowing boat, play beach volleyball, go sailing of fishing and you also find barbecue areas, and much more.

2. IBG 20, MUSIC FESTIVAL STUTTGART, Stuttgart, MANU FEST, 29/07/19 - 06/08/19, 18-26.
Every summer Stuttgart hosts a variety of music festivals and events. One of these festivals is called Umsonst and Draussen, which means “free of charge and outdoors”. It will take place close to the campus of the University of Stuttgart outside the city center for three days. It is the biggest non-commercial, music, politic and cultural festival in the city. The festival is for music lovers and volunteers will set up the stage, stalls and tents on the site, as well as disassemble them at the end. While the be running, volunteers will assist in different areas: bar, stage, organization, catering, etc. The city of Stuttgart offers museum, castles, parks and much more! During free time volunteers will have the opportunity to explore it and to interesting towns in the area, like Tubingen and Ludwigsburg.

3. IBG 10, DIRT BIKE CONTEST EISLINGEN, Eislingen (Fils), RENO DISA FEST, 07/07/19 - 21/07/19, 18-99.
Every year, the youth centre in Eislingen organizes a Dirt Bike Contest with participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For the fifth time now, they will get the help of an international workcamp in the preparations and implementation of the event. Volunteers will help to prepare everything for the Dirt Bike Contest; support the renovation work in the local youth centre; and will help to prepare the local “24-hour-run with wheelchairs”, a charity event where voluntary teams compete to fund money for an association called “Life with disabilities”. During free weekends volunteers will have the opportunity to visit Stuttgart or Ulm, or to do hiking and outdoor activities in the area.

4. IBG 06, WINE VILLAGE TAUBERZELL, ADELSHOFEN, FEST, 12/06/19 - 26/06/19, 18-99.
The beautiful Bavarian village of Tauberzell will host a group of international volunteers for the first time this year. From June 19th until June 23rd, the village will organize a wine festival to celebrate the local tradition of wine making. Each year, around 10,000 visitors come to the festival, so the community is happy to have some supporting hands in setting up and running the festival. The region is known for its wine, a rich tradition of beer brewing and other local culinary specialties. Nature lovers can find several hiking trails in the beautiful surrounding landscape, and the cities of Nuremberg and Bamberg might be visited during free time, as well.

5. NIG01, VOGELSANG, The manor Voge, CULT, 16/05/19 - 03/06/19, 18-26.
In this project the volunteers will help to prepare the house and the garden of the beautiful manor Vogelsang, located between the nature parks “Mecklenburger-Schweiz” and “Kummerrower See” in the north-eastern part of Germany, for various events, such as a Horsefestival!

6. IBG 13, MUSIC FESTIVAL KARLSTADT, Karlstadt, MANU FEST, 13/07/19 - 24/07/19, 18-26.
The festival which we saw for the project IBG 20 will also run in other towns and cities in Germany, among them Karlstadt. This festival has quite a long tradition and it has been organized by the town’s young people for more than 25 years. The international group will work together with many other volunteers from Karlstadt. The main tasks will be setting up of the stage and campground on the site of the festival, as well as the disassembly at the end. While the festival is running, the volunteers will assist in different areas: bar, stage, organisation, catering etc. The town is home to around 7000 inhabitants and has a historical touch. If you are interested in architecture, you will find lots of traditional German buildings in the town centre. Also, with its vast vineyards and rolling hills, the region provides an opportunity for some calm and relaxing outdoor activities as an alternative to the hectic life of the festival.

7. ICJA06, MUELLERHOF MITTWEIDA, MANU ENVI ART AGRI, 19/07/19 – 02/08/19, 18-26.
The camp takes place at the “Müllerhof”, a reconstructed traditional half-timbered farmhouse. It runs a socio-cultural center which offers the local community creative workshops and courses for personal development. Nearby there is the so-called “garden of senses” which consists of a small park, a play area, trees for climbing and a natural stage for events with an 80 year old circus-wagon. It also has an area with herbal gardens and berry bushes. With the help of the concept artist Jens Ossada, the participants of the workcamp will help to secure an old wall which would otherwise fall into our beautiful half-timbered house. They will work mostly with wood and concrete. Afterwards, the wall can be creatively decorated with stones and other material. We are open to the ideas of the volunteers, who will have many activities to explore during free time: a guided tour through the University of Applied Sciences, which is attended by a lot of international students; visits to the town hall, museum and the church of Mittweida; outdoor activities and guided hiking-tours in the area, or visits to the cities nearby, such as Dresden, Leipzig or Chemnitz.

8. VJF 4.1, MEDIEVAL-CAMP 1: WHO HAD BEEN LUTHER AND CRANACH?, Lutherstadt Wit, ART, 10/08/19 - 31/08/19, 18-26.
This beautiful workcamp is located in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, a town which became famous for the reformer Martin Luther and the painter and printmaker Cranach. Wittenberg became one of the most important German towns of political, cultural, historical and artistic advances in the 16th century. During the 1st week of your workcamp a Creative Workshop is planned, under the guidance of an artist. You will work creatively with colors, paper and fabrics in the rooms of the Cranach Courtyards. You will get the opportunity to learn more about the story of Luther and Cranach. During the following two weeks of the project, you will go by bike every day, and you will do construction and maintenance works in the forest of Wittenberg, by repairing and building wooden constructions on playgrounds, renewing fences or animal enclosures.

9. VJF 2.7, NEVER FORGET 4: WHAT HAPPENED IN RAVENSBRUECK? MEE, Fuerstenberg, ART, 12/08/19 - 26/08/19, 18-26.
This is a study project thanks to which volunteers will have the opportunity to get to know the history of the former concentration camp Ravensbrueck, established in 1939 by the SS and largest concentration camp for women during the time of Nazism. The project connects practical work and study with youth meetings. In the memorial, there are many possibilities to read about the history of the women’s concentration camp and about the background of fascism. Volunteers can use materials from the library and the archives in different languages. The group will meet the survivors of the Ravensbrueck Concentration Camp in the Generationenforum (panel of generations) and will in parallel participate in the performance-project Sound in the Silence, in commemoration of Ravensbrueck . All participants are encouraged to join study groups on the topics of Creative Writing, Theatre, Dance and Sound, where they can develop creative content with others as a part of the performance.

10. IBG 08, PEGNITZ MUSIC FESTIVAL, Pegnitz, MANU FEST, 01/07/19 - 08/07/19, 18-26.
In this lovely project you will support the organizers of a local festival in Pegnitz, a small town in Franconia, Bavaria, near Nuremberg. You can find medieval and historic buildings and churches in the centre of the city. Read the experience of Foteini, who participated in the same project in 2017!

11. IBG 11, CULTURAL FESTIVAL NAGOLD, Nagold, ENVI FEST ART, 07/07/19 - 23/07/19, 18-99.
Join this exciting project and help the organizers of the Celtic Festival in Nagold. Local clubs and associations will be participating in the festival and you will be helping them out with the preparations for music, dance and international food, as well as constructing some of the wooden structures for the festival grounds. On other days, you will work on various environmental tasks within the community of Nagold, a town in the beautiful Black Forest. Trips to Stuttgart and Tuebingen, hiking in the Black Forest, horse riding, swimming and playing beach volleyball are only some of the possible activities. Local youth will be around at almost all times, so participants can look forward to getting in touch with them!

12. ICJA10, PEACE CENTER, Sievershausen, RENO STUD ART PEACE, 29/07/19 – 11/08/19, 18-26.
This beautiful project blends manual work with a study part inside a Peace Center in Sievershausen. Volunteers help to maintain and improve the seminar house and will work on the renewal of the garden chess figures using artistic means (i.e. painting on wood, etc). They are welcome to develop their talents in designing and handcraft. Participants who prefer to do physical labour will do some garden work or help with renovating the garden chessboard. During the study part, we will learn some essentials of peace work and get basic non-violent conflict management training. In the second week we will visit the former concentration camp of Bergen Belsen, and have some lessons on European history in the first part of the 20th century. Volunteers will have the opportunity to spend an evening in a German family and reverse, the group will invite the people of the village and of the region to an “Evening of encounter” (Abend der Begegnung) in the rooms of the Peace Center. During free time, volunteers will make an excursion to Hannover or Braunschweig.

Περιβαλλοντικά προγράμματα

13. IBG 07, BEE TOWN ILLERTISSEN, Illertissen, RENO ENVI FEST ART, 28/06/19 - 15/07/19, 18-99.
This project is very interesting because it involves a wide range of activities, such as helping the local youth centre to run an international youth festival; contributing to improve and draw attention to, the situation of bees, which is an important topic in Bavaria this year; doing renovation work and painting in Illertissen. You will be in a very nice town where you could go up to the castle, follow the bike track along the river Iller, or take a train and visit Ulm, Augsburg or Stuttgart.

14. NIG05 PEENEMENDE II, Peenemuende island, ENVI, 01/07/19 - 21/07/19, 18-26.
This workcamp is for nature lovers, since activities will be mainly outdoors. The volunteers will work in a natural park on the island Usedom located in the Baltic Sea. Typical of the region are salt and orchid meadows. Since it is not possible to use common agriculture techniques, volunteers have to do everything manually. Moreover, every meadow around has to be cut and the grass has to be put aside. The aim of this project is to help to protect this unique reserve through your contribution. In the free time, you will participate in excursions, short trips to nearby towns, and you will be able to go swimming.

Κοινωνικά και εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα

15. IBG 19, KIDS SUMMER CAMP WEIL DER STADT, WEIL DER STADT, KIDS, 27/07/19 - 11/08/19, 18-99.
The town of Weil der Stadt, located close to Stuttgart, organizes an annual summer camp for children aged 6-12. If you participate in this lovely project, you will support their free-time program, together with a group of German caregivers.

16. ICJA08, HEAVENS ROCK SPANGENBERG, Spangenberg, KIDS FEST ART, 22/07/19 - 12/08/19, 18-26.
Basic knowledge in German language is helpful in this workcamp, because volunteers will be in contact with kids. Participants will be invited to help in manual, artistic and pedagogical activities, and will have the chance to prepare their own artistic, music or athletic workshop and to bring lots of ideas. The little town of Spangenberg is situated between hills in a green countryside in the middle of Germany. Leisure activities will be arranged according to the needs of the group. There will be the possibility to visit Kassel, town of the world-wide-know art exhibition "Documenta".

Hey! Do not forget our many language learning workcamps in Germany!

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