Main work will be in the forest, as maintenance of the area where the site of the Nature Friends is located, or in the house itself. Participants will be doing various manual works to prepare the area and the house for leisure activities of groups coming from the city. Time of work will be 5-6 hours daily, excluding Saturday and Sunday.
Participants will live in a house with several bed-rooms, kitchen, bathroom, showers. Cooking, cleaning, shopping etc. will be done by the group itself. Like in each workcamp, accommodation, food and travel-costs for group excursions are free as well as pedagogical materials.
The camp is located on a wooded-hill less than 3 km from the city centre. Marburg is an historical, picturesque university town, 100 km north of Frankfurt am Main. Among the ca. 82.000 inhabitants, 25.000 or more are students from all over the world.
Host organization is a 70 years old environmental organization: Nature Friends of Marburg. They have already been organizing international workcamps for many years. The camp includes an interactive 18-hour German language training, based on the needs and requests of the participants in order to improve their already existent language skills. Volunteers will be also involved in daily actions (simulations, role plays, seminars, discussions…) on the topic culture of peace , in cooperation with the BIPPI initiative (www.bippi.net).
The project is not conceived for absolute beginners. Participants must be already able to communicate in German at least for daily needs. They also must be willing to communicate with each other only in German all along the camp and not only during the lessons. Extra-fee of 160euro to be paid upon arrival. A certificate for participating in a project with language-course will be given at the end of the camp.
Few places for 17years old volunteers