During the first week, you will help to prepare and run an international drumming festival for children, youngsters and families called RAKATAK. It will be run 16June 2019. In the previous years, 7000 visitors were present at the festival. Your help will be needed to prepare, to run and afterwards to clean the site.
Another task of this project will take place during the 2nd week in the youth club MAXIM. The main work will be designing the façade of the youth club. Your help will be also needed to renovate and maintain the building and its surrounding grounds, like painting inside or outside, digging, gardening in the climate garden or re/constructing.
Please be prepared for hard physical work from time to time!
During the festival time you will sleep in tents on your foam mattress in your sleeping bag, so please don’t forget them! In the youth club there will be 2 rooms available. You will sleep on the floor on a mattress in your sleeping bag. Your quarters will be very modest, but of course there is a kitchen and bathrooms. However, the youth club is a nice place to work, live and party.
During the project, all volunteers will share the responsibilities for shopping, cooking and cleaning the dishes. Please don’t forget your recipes and special ingredients from your country.
This will be decided according to the group’s wishes. Of course we will enjoy the sights and culture of Berlin (theatre, clubs, concerts…).
Berlin is not a place that should be characterised. The town is one of the cultural centres of Germany. The MAXIM youth club is situated in the city district Weissensee in the north-eastern part of Berlin. It’s a house for kids and teens with a lot of opportunity to explore interests and to put them into practice. It is a place for work, for fun, a place to relax, to make music and enjoy concerts. The house is surrounded by a large garden.