The participants will carry out maintenance and gardening works on the ground like cultivating the garden, clipping hedges, renewing and painting fences. Aside from the working tasks, the volunteers will be privileged to enjoy the beautiful landscape of stunning views, hiking trails and natural sights right out the doorstep of their accommodation. Certainly the exploration of this famed Saxon countryside will be the highlight of their summer this 2020.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
shared rooms with 4 - 6 beds,
limited warm shower and toilets
The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Rathewalde Youth Accommodation House is situated at the health resort Rathewalde in Saxony. The building is located directly at the border of the National Park Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz).
The mountains are famous for their typical formations of sandstone with lots of small caves and overwhelming views from the mountain tops. The nature reserve offers various possibilities of hiking and climbing tours of different levels as well as cultural events like theatre performances at the open air theatre called cliff stage Rathen (Felsenbühne Rathen).
The Youth Accommodation House was built around 1880. During the past decades countless volunteers renovated and extended the mansion. Today it attracts visitors by different styles from sequential construction periods. The mansion is surrounded by a beautiful garden, an orchard and large rhododendrons. From there you have a fascinating view on the famous rock formations.
The camp place is situated near a small village in rural Germany, so the participants should not expect busy places and normal city activities for the leisure time during the working days. Small trips in walking distance are possible in the afternoon. On the weekends it is possible to organise an excursion to nearby cities or to have other leisure activities.
Usually average temperatures in Germany during the summer time are about 20º C to 30º C; during the night it will get colder. It is possible that there may be three weeks of non-stop sunshine, but every day rain is not impossible either. In September and October it's about 8º C to 18º C.
-EU-members should bring their European Health Insurance Card; those which have an individual travel insurance should bring the certificate
Detailed information will be provided on the infosheet to be sent to the selected volunteers.
Volunteers should bring:
-stable work boots, really appropriate for practical work
-appropriate clothes, waterproof coat
-mosquito protection lotion
-typical recipes, sweets, music, instruments and games from the participants' home country for group activities
-More detailed information will be sent later on the infosheet