• 28/07/2012
  • 18/08/2012
  • 16 - 26
  • Workcamp 1-3 weeks

  • ENVI
  • Germany
  • Wesel
  • Duesseldorf (Dusseldorf)
  • 1Male - 1Female
  • 16
  • 80.00  EUR (pr)
  • The work may be physically challenging at times. You should enjoy working and being out in nature.

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  • Working together with the Biological Station in Wesel, your team will do various nature preservation measures. You will help a European nature organization maintain historical oak forests, moors, heathers, and grassy areas. Among other things, this is about removing invasive species and rejuvenating the natural, domestic species. Each week, if your team wishes, there will be a nature exploration trip, such as a boat tour to observe rare animals, or a bat observation.
  • Accommodation: You will be staying in a scout hut, which is rurally located in the forest. Catering: Meals will be prepared as a group.
  • Free Time: You will be living in the middle of the forest, where you can grill together in the evenings and sit around the bonfire. The nearest city, Schermbeck, is a 25 minute walk away (1,5 km). From here, you can hike, bike, or canoe along the Lippe River. Your group will be provided with a minibus so you can better explore the area. In the area you can visit the Colonia Ulpia Traiana, the third-largest Roman city north of the Alps and Germany’s largest archaeological open air museum. You can also take trips throughout the Ruhr Region, to cities such as Essen and Dortmund, or Cologne, Dusseldorf, or Muenster. The city of Wesel also offers leisure activities. During the first weekend in August there will be a large city festival with live bands and a fair. Location: Schermbeck, North Rhine-Westphalia; 70 km Muenster, 65 km Dusseldorf, 18 km Wesel.
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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


    D 53111 BONN


  • Phone

    Local: 492282280012


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