Your help is needed to prepare space and the facilities for the Focus Festival. You are invited to bring your individual creativity and your talents and you should be ready to work together in international teams: Supported by a carpenter and a metalworker you can create fancy furniture for the visitors, colorful decoration for the stage, you can help to expand the BMX trail and by designing a luminous advertising. Also quite important is the support of the kitchen team. It would be great if the group can contribute something special for the focus festival. At the end volunteers will support the focus festival itself and you will come in contact with the visitors discovering your creations. For further information please visit https://www.rabryka.eu/justlab/index.php/d/projekte/fokus-festival.html
Volunteers will stay in a flat near to the youth and culture center. There are three sleeping rooms, bathroom including washing machine, living room and a kitchen. Volunteers will need a sleeping bag. It is planned that volunteers will prepare breakfast and dinner for their own and lunch will be offered at Rabryka
Study and leisure time:
Goerlitz is situated in the very east of Germany. After Second World War, it was devided and the area in the east of the river Neisse is now the autonomous town Zgorzelec and part of Poland. Volunteers will get a guided tour through Goerlitz and will learn about its eventful history. You will learn as well about the current network of initiatives in this city, which offer a wide range of cultural and social work. Beside this there will be time for a cycling tour to a lake nearby, long evenings at the bonfire and party
“RABRYKA” is a unique space for youth culture and social life, situated in an abandoned factory ground. You can see it as an open space for al kind of youth and social culture. In the moment it offers a wide range of possibilities for kids, youth and adults: Repair shops, do it yourself and creative workshops, a youth center and urban gardening. There is enough in- and outdoor space for gatherings and sports, sharing things and opinions, playing music and party together and … even much more !
At the same time RABRYKA is part of an initiative, where highly motivated people develop the civil society of Goerlitz. Everyone is invited to join meetings to work on the vision of a society which respect the values of tolerance, equality and cross-cultural empathy.
RABRYKA is a made-up word and connecting the polish word for factory fabryka and the first letter of red. Red are the bricks of the buildings of the former factory.
As there will be close contact to German native speakers, this workcamp is good possibility to improve your German language skills.
Volunteers which are skilled in handcraft and creative arts will find a great atmosphere to fulfill their own talents and abilities. Please be ready to work together in teams. Please bring sleeping bag, pillow (if needed), work clothes, bathing suit, music and your talents. After registration, we require a self-declaration concerning the children and youth protection