Build a wooden hut together with local youth as their meeting point. The main task of the workcamp in 2019 will be to build a wooden hut which will allow the local youth to meet in a public place without disturbing others. The local youth will work together with you. Besides this, you will improve the surrounding of your accommodation. This will include landscape gardening and renovation work. Some other smaller tasks to improve the community infrastructure will be added. The group of volunteers will split up in the two different tasks every day. You might be asked to support the local festival team.
The accommodation provided is the former centre of the sports club of Schwarzerden. It is now in public use for bigger events in this village. You will have a separate kitchen and a hall for sleeping (camping beds provided) and eating. There is also an outdoor place which you can use for eating and in the evening if the weather is fine. All necessary facilities are provided (showers, even a washing machine) but there is no public internet. Attention: This place is quite isolated; the village of Schwarzerden is 1km away. Next to the accommodation you can find the sports ground, you can use it whenever you want. You will have a beautiful view over the valley; you will be surrounded by forests and meadows. Just enjoy nature, go for a hike to visit a castle-.
The workcamp will take place in Schwarzerden. The village has a pub and a very small little shop (open only in the mornings). The village belongs to the local community of Freisen, together with 7 other villages. Freisen is situated in a 4km distance in the north of Saarland in a rural area. You can find many interesting places in Freisen: a historical railway, cultural and natural sights, a small zoo, a public swimming pool (a 3km walk from the accommodation). The local villagers are already looking forward to get to know you and to welcome you at the local village festival. The villagers will do their best to support some excursions by organising the transport (maybe to the famous sights of Trier or to Idar-Oberstein, the German centre of gemstones). But this cannot be guaranteed yet. The project is perfect for volunteers who enjoy being outside and in nature.
Schwarzerden is a small village with 430 inhabitants and already experienced in welcoming international volunteers. After five successful international IBG workcamps, they again invite a group of volunteers to support them to improve the local infrastructure and to enrich the village festival on July 13th to 15th. The previous camps have always been a big fun for the volunteers and the locals.
Please make sure to arrive in St. Wendel before 20.25 p.m. to reach the last bus of the day to Schwarzerden.