In the newer part of the Mariaberg complex – outside of the historic centre – there is an inclusive kindergarten, where children of the staff and of families living in the region are taken care of. These are children with and without disabilities. A forest group is spending most of their time outside in the forest playing and learning and experiencing the freedoms of nature. They use a small construction trailer as base in the forest and you will help to improve it: Building a wooden terrace will provide a nice place for the children to have their lunch breaks. Also, you will build a canopy next to the trailer to protect the children s materials and toys from rain and snow. Be prepared that the forest children will come from time to time to help you and 61514;
Accommodation will be in a gym hall in the centre of Mariaberg close to all needed facilities like showers and toilets. You will certainly have access to the swimming pool of the quarter and have the opportunity to use other facilities. You will not prepare meals for yourself since there is no kitchen close to your accommodation. Hence, you will be served in the local Cafe and restaurant of the village .
Gammertingen is situated 80 km south of Stuttgart, nestled in the Swabian Albes (not Alpes)i a beautiful mountain chain with spectacular nature. Without doubt, you will find enough to do in Mariaberg itself (swimming pool, barbecue, gym halls, bowling, restaurants and cafes) but the region also offers its nature, typical Swabian villages and small towns as worthy day-trips. The locals are looking forward to the cultural exchange with you and will be happy to organise trips and other activities for you.
Following the success of last years projects, IBG and international volunteers are again invited to come to Mariaberg / Gammertingen to realize a small but important construction project. An old monastery overlooks the village from atop the surrounding hills and lush forests of the Swabian Albes. Mariaberg, a quarter of Gammertingen, is not only a village, but also a supporting organisation of the Behindertenhilfe , an institution offering homes, workshops and education (kindergarten and schools) for young people with learning difficulties, disabilities or illnesses. A diverse range of people i young and old i come together to live here, learn and work. Mariaberg as an institution was founded in 1847 and is now one of the biggest employers in the area, with several schools for caring professions and a psychiatry clinic for children and youth. We ask you to come with an open heart and mind, as you will be in close contact with the people and become part of the diverse community in Mariaberg