This year, the small community of Rainau invites international volunteers for the second time to support with improving the local infrastructure and to enrich the village festival on August 7th to 9th. Help the local community renovate a playground and support the organisation of the summer beer garden at the lake: During the first days of the workcamp, you will support the preparation and organisation of the summer beer garden, a local event which will take place for the second time. You will set up benches, tables and small wooden huts and support the local volunteers in cleaning the festival area. The event is a perfect possibility to meet local people. After that, the main task of the workcamp will be to renovate and enlargen a playground for children. That might include setting up new playing tools, maintaining a wooden fence and spreading wood chips on the ground for security. Some other smaller tasks in the community (manual maintenance work in public green areas or other playgrounds) might be added.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The accommodation is in the building of a sportshall where you can also find a room offered to the local associations to meet. For the period of the workcamp, this room will be yours. In the building, there is also a small kitchen, toilets, and showers. Next door to the accommodation, there is a sports field and a big outdoor area that you can use. There is no Wi-Fi in the accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag!
Locatie en vrije tijd
The workcamp will take place in Rainau, a community of five different villages in Southern Germany. A nice lake, the “Bucher Stausee”, is only 2km from the accommodation. The lake is a big leisure area, where you can swim, rent a rowing boat, play beach volleyball, go sailing or fishing and you also find barbecue areas and much more. A second small lake is a protected nature area where you can do bird watching or might see a beaver or other animals. Apart from this, you will find many sights from the Roman period like the Roman Limes (a rampart more than 500km long) here. So you can visit an old Roman watch tower or the ruins of a Roman bath. The area is perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities, excursions to nice small cities around are possible too. And of course the villagers are already waiting for you.
Changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic
In order to minimize the risk of infection, we will keep the group size smaller (6-10 participants) than originally intended. This way you will have enough space inside the accomodation to keep a safe distance from each other. Luckily, the accomodation is quite spacious and has a nice outdoor area that you can use. The work itself will take place mostly outside in the fresh air as well. In addition, other safety and hygiene measures will be put into place, such as providing hand sanititzer & facial masks, information on proper handwashing, coughing& sneezing techniques etc. We will make sure to make your workcamp experience as safe and enjoyable as possible! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.