Wolsfeld – Together for a Vibrant Village Life!

Wolsfeld – Together for a Vibrant Village Life!

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Land
Duitsland
Soort werk
Natuur, Restauratie
Projectduur
23 juli t/m 7 augustus
Aantal deelnemers
12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)

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Werk

Together for a vibrant village life! The local community of Wolsfeld with its 1.000 inhabitants invites international volunteers for the first time. Hosting you and working together with you are as important as the outcome of your work. They defined several projects to improve the living quality in the village and to make Wolsfeld more attractive. In the middle of the forest and along a hiking trail, there is a recreational facility with a Kneipp water treading basin (used for “Kneipp hydrotherapy” which is quite popular in Germany), a public barbecue hut and a Hubertus fountain that feeds the basin. Your job will be maintain and upgrade this area. Concrete tasks are: • Cleaning the water basin; • renovating the barbecue hut; • expanding the leisure facilities with a balancing path and a barefoot path (these need to be newly constructed); • freeing the hiking trail that goes through the forest from overgrown trees and vegetation; • marking out the hiking trail with signage. Adjacent to the former parish church of Wolsfeld is the cemetery of honor, a public green area commemorating people who died in the world wars. This path is also to be redesigned and newly laid out. A kind of meditation path or mindfulness path is to be built. The character of the place will change due to these new elements. The old parish church might also be included in the work and some painting work can be carried out. All works will be done together with local volunteers, so for sure you will get to know the village and the village life quite well.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

You will use the gym for sleeping on mats, showers and toilets are provided. To cook, eat and enjoy your free time you can use the school just opposite the small street. In the huge schoolyard you can spend your time outside - if the weather allows. The accommodation will be simple and without a washing machine or Wi-Fi. Please bring your sleeping bag. Your group of volunteers will be responsible for grocery shopping and cooking together. The food will be bought with the camp budget and everybody will take turns for cooking, washing the dishes and cleaning. In order to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, we encourage volunteers to reduce meat and try more sustainable dishes.

Locatie en vrije tijd

Wolsfeld is a village with 1.000 inhabitants in the Southern part of the Eifel, a low mountain range landscape between Cologne, Trier and Aachen. The area offers a very rich and picturesque nature: huge forests, deep river valleys, sunbathed plateaus and many rare animals and plants. It is a great area for hiking and other outdoor activities. In addition many cultural sights are waiting for you: castles, Roman monuments… Wolsfeld itself has some infrastructure: two pubs, a bakery, many local associations and a vibrant village life. The nearest city Bitburg (9km) is definitively worth visiting. Probably you know it from the famous brewery “Bitburger” (you can also visit the old brewery), but here you can find a nice historic city centre, shops, cafés, museums and much more. Good public transport connections will enable excursions to Trier or Luxembourg. The area of Wolsfeld was also affected by the flood in July 2021, but fortunately there was only property damage here. By volunteering in this project, you are contributing to a sustainable and inclusive community (UN SDG 11).

Organisatie

The local community of Wolsfeld has already started various approaches and actions to make village life lively and to make Wolsfeld a place where all generations would like to live and stay. For example, a pocket money system has been set up in which older people in the village can ask children and young people to do tasks they cannot do themselves (anymore) for pocket money. The international workcamp is one more step in this approach. The international atmosphere, the exchange with you and the work done together with you are important components. Therefore you can expect to do various activities together with locals in your free time.

Vereisten

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all volunteers need to be either fully vaccinated (2 to 3 shots of one of the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson&Johnson) or recovered (date of infection must be at least 28 days old and max 90 days old).

Projectnaam

Wolsfeld – Together for a Vibrant Village Life!

Projectcode

IBG 13

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

23-7-2022

Einddatum

7-8-2022

Aantal vrijwilligers

12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 99 jaar

Taal

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 295, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.

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