During the 14 days of the workcamp the volunteers will participate, organize and implement several activities around the topic of Peace. The workcamp will be part of an campaign called “Frankfurt macht Frieden” – translated as Frankfurt creates peace: https://www.facebook.com/FFmachtFrieden/
In order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two larger events are planned that will be supported by the workcamp volunteers. Together with our local team, the volunteers will help with all the preparation for the two events and organize their own side activities and small workshop in different institutions, like Kindergarten, day care center, etc. One of the main events will be on 6th of August; a German-Polish Peace Festival for families where we will celebrate together with the inhabitants, bring together people with different backgrounds and organize activities for them. The other one will be on 9th of August, where we will try to build the longest chain of paper cranes along the border. The side events will be developed and implemented in co-ordination with all the volunteers. Besides that, the volunteers will supervise the information center and contact point for the events, and promote the activities.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The workcamp will take place in the center of the city. Therefore, the accommodation will be located close to the center as well. The accommodation will be in a flat with several rooms. You will be asked to bring your own sleeping bag and isolation sheet. The volunteers will prepare their meals together.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Frankfurt (Oder) is located east of Brandenburg and is a town of around 58 000 inhabitants. It is located on the west side of the Oder river around 80km east of Berlin. Before the end of the second World War, the city of Słubice in Poland has been a part of Frankfurt (Oder). At the end of the war the Oder river, that was passing through the city, became the border. Nowadays the cities have decided to work closely together as a European Twin Town that make decisions together and cooperate in all areas of live.
The volunteers will have a chance to get to know different concepts for peace and why we commemorate the end of the second world war. We will arrange a guided visit to the former concentration camp Sachsenhausen (nearby Berlin), as well as visit to different places in Berlin that are connected with the topic. Volunteers will be able to get to know Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice (Poland) and the live at the border. Together we can explore the local sights and historical places. The city has a famous lake called “Helenesee”, which you can visit during the leisure time.
After registration, we require a self-declaration concerning the children and youth protection.
Please note: Venue of the camp is not Frankfurt / Main but Frankfurt / Oder in the East of Berlin. Please bring clothes for warm and cold weather, raincoat, sleeping bag, camping mat, bathing suit, your ideas, your talents and something specific about peace from your country.