During this camp we need to prepare our centre for the next workcamp season. The centre needs cleaning works like raking dead leaves, cleaning the yard or piling up the leaves.
You will need waterproof clothes in case of bad weather. Other small tasks during the camp may include maintaining or renovation works inside and outside.
You will live at the centre in heated bungalows with an own bathroom with a shower and WC. You won’t bring a sleeping bag with you, bed linen will be provided. There is no washing machine and limited internet access in the centre.
You will have the chance to prepare your own meals in a small kitchen. Feel free to bring your own recipes for our international evenings.
You will live and learn in the Projekt- und Begegnungsstaette. It is situated in a forest on the banks of the lake Langer See in Berlin. Its a quiet place, a bit far from the centre of Berlin (but there are good public transport connections).
Free time activities will be decided in accordance with the groups wishes. You can use the facilities at our holiday centre to play sports (volleyball, table tennis, kicker). Of course you will be able to enjoy the sights and culture (theatres, clubs…) of Berlin and go for an excursions (e.g. Potsdam).
The VJF (Union of Young Volunteers) was founded in March 1990 and is an officially recognised non-profit association for organising youth works, with the aim to expand the idea of international voluntary movements.
The Association organises international youth meetings with short-term projects (workcamps) and long-term projects (European Solidarity Corps, weltwaerts) and takes part in the responsibility considering the engagement in the Voluntary Ecological Year within a period of one year.
Every year we organise around 30-35 international workcamps and bilateral projects in Germany.
More to that, the VJF covers a project and meeting place/ seminar centre in the outskirts of Berlin, which is used for our own or partners seminars and workshops, as accommodation for different groups of young people and a sort of holiday resort for school classes. This is where this workcamp will be accomodatet and do their work.
Dont forget to bring strong shoes, lots of warm clothes (it might still be cold in Berlin), towels and toiletries and anything for entertainment. You don’t have to bring a sleeping bag, a roll mat or bed sheets! Please be aware that the place is a bit far away from the city and it won’t be possible to go to the city every day and for individual trips you have to pay yourself. Of you have it you can bring an International Student card (ISIC) to get reductions on local transport, museums, etc.
Please be open for any kind of work. According to the weather there can be done tasks inside and outside and sometime there care unforseen works to do.