• 02/06/2018
  • 23/06/2018
  • 16 - 26
  • Workcamp 1-3 weeks

  • ENVI
  • Germany
  • Meppen
  • Hannover
  • Full Full
  • 15
  • 30.00  (f)
  • Be keen to work outdoors in nature, for people who love the life in the countryside. You have to be able to ride a bike.

  • Picture can be from other project


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  • Your work tasks in Meppen and the surrounding area will be in different nature reserves: in the scenic landscape around the rivers Hase and Ems, you will find historic-culturally used grazing areas, where your group will weed out the poisonous Jakobskreuzkraut, which the Galloway cattle must not eat. Well equipped with rubber boots and fisherman s trousers, you will remove the non-native birch and pine trees from the moor, in order to enable the protected animal and plant species, like wild geese, grass snakes and sun dew, to spread again. You will also cut the steep sand walls close to the river, so kingfishers can build their nests for their hatch there. In addition, you help build hiking trails and put up information boards. You will live in four holiday homes in the former aeurooeHeuerhausaeuro of a farm. The town of Meppen has 35.000 residents. If you want to take day trips, you will have bicycles at your disposal. The city of Meppen and the local train station are 7 km from your accommodation.
  • Holiday homes on the farm, 7km from the city centre. Shared rooms, terrace and a nice outside area with a barbecue site. You will cook together.
  • The theme park aeuroSchloss Dankernaeurooe, canoeing on the Ems/Hase, historical city tour Lingen, trips to the nearby cities of Osnabrck and Leer, bathing lakes in Meppen and Geeste, cinema, outdoor theatre, archeology and moor museum, bicycle tours, big grass area and barbecue site.
  • Be keen to work outdoors in nature, for people who love the life in the countryside. You have to be able to ride a bike.

Ijgd is an independent non-profit organisation active in the field of international youth work. It is one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany.

After Worldwar II pupils from Hanover organised the first workcamps aiming to promote reconstruction, to reduce negative stereotypes through international encounters and to envisage new democratic forms of living together. In addition to workcamps, other activities have become part of the work over time. These are organised by six offices of ijgd and additional project offices. Young people can take part in mid-term and long-term voluntary services in Germany and abroad. The fields of activity include social and ecological service as well as heritage protection.
The work of ijgd is funded by state and federal subsidies as well as from other public institutions.

Encouraging intercultural understanding has remained one of the main focuses. Ijgd enables people to actively create community life while giving them the opportunity to broaden their horizons.
Ijgd invites all interested people to join projects working for the communal good!
Self-Organization is spelt with a capital S at ijgd! It purposely foregoes a camp day that is organized by its participants in lieu of a completely pre-organized one. A readiness for active participation in the group is expected from all participants. The group organizes everything about the camp, this includes grocery shopping, cooking, deciding what to do with free time, as well as all other activities of the camp.

Contact Organisation

  • Address

    Via Mico Geraci 35

    90125 PALERMO


  • Phone

    Local: +39.3939629434

    Mobile: +39.3478289552