• 14/04/2019
  • 27/04/2019
  • 16 - 26
  • Workcamp 1-3 weeks

  • ENVI
  • Germany
  • Obernkirchen
  • 7Male - 8Female
  • 15
  • 30.00  (f)
  • The camp will take place over Easter. Since Good Friday and Easter Monday are holidays, you will of course not be working on these days. Therefore, you will be working 6.5 hours on all other weekdays.

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  • The Schaumburg Youth, Leisure and Education Centre would like your help with laying down an ecological path on their large outdoor grounds, as a walking route with seating space in certain areas and many places where people can relax. Many of the necessary materials are natural items that can be taken from the local surroundings, such as sandstone and woodchips. The Youth, Leisure and Education Centre is run by the district of Schaumburg together with the District Forestry Office, who are also responsible for the educational establishment. This will give you many opportunities to learn about forest ecology and the local fauna and flora.
  • Shared rooms in accommodation belonging to the Schaumburg Youth, Leisure and Education Centre. The group will prepare meals together.
  • Obernkirchen is the only mountain town in Lower Saxony outside of the Harz range, and it is the northernmost mountain town in Germany. The town is known worldwide for their Oberkirchen sandstone, numerous significant buildings such as the Cologne Cathedral have been built from this stone. 140-million-year-old dinosaur fossils were found in the sandstone which is right next to your accommodation, which of course you will be able to go and visit. If the weather in April allows for it, you can make use of the outdoor area in your accommodation and play football, volleyball or table tennis. A cosy chimney room and a spacious multipurpose hall are also available for use, so that all guests can have lovely evenings and plan various activities. Obernkirchen has around 9,000 inhabitants. You can hike up designated routes to learn about the cultural history of the sculpture path. The university and residential town of Stadthagen has 22,000 inhabitants. Here you can take a stroll and admire the
  • You should be fit enough for work that is sometimes physically demanding.

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