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Living and working in the heart of the forest in Northern Germany

Living and working in the heart of the forest in Northern Germany

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Soort werk
Handarbeid, Natuur
30 juli t/m 13 augustus
Sustainable Development Goals
12. Verantwoorde consumptie, 13. Klimaatactie
Aantal deelnemers
18 (9 mannen en 9 vrouwen)

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Forest preservation and habitat care in a beautiful environment and relaxing at the beach! That's what you get in this camp in the North of Germany close to the border to Danemark. You will work in the forest and nature reservation surrounding the hostel where you stay, together with volunteers from all over the world. Your main task will be to keep the nature reserves free of unwanted vegetation. You will cut down certain types of plants and remove them from the respective areas. The work can be very strenuous and monotonous. To ensure that your work is not too boring and one-sided, you will also be able to carry out other activities, because not only the nature reserves, but also the forest needs human support from time to time. These tasks could be, for example, clearing ditches, setting up path borders, cutting paths, putting up information boards and much more. (Note: The actual work to be carried out may differ from that described here). Through all this, you will learn a lot about forest protection and protecting rare habitats, in theory and practice. You will also get to know, how nature conservation areas can be made accessible for tourism without damaging them, in order to enable people to use the beautiful nature in an informed and more careful manner. Additional information (unfortunately, only in German so far) about the forest youth hostel Süderlügum can be found here: https://www.forst-sh.de/abenteuer/jugendwaldheim-suederluegum/?L=0

Accommodatie en maaltijden

You will stay in 2-4 bed rooms in the forest youth hostel of Süderlügum. The hostel is located in the heart of the forest and surrounded by a big outside area. You have access to bathrooms, seminars rooms, rooms to eat in as well as a big kitchen and a barbecue hut. You will cook together in teams, taking turns and have the opportunity to cook meals from your home countries. Money for food will be provided. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please state any intolerances during registration.

Locatie en vrije tijd

The forest youth hostel Suederluegum is in the middle of the forest and surrounded by beautiful landscape. The outside area has a volleyball field, a soccer field, a slackline, a resting place under the open sky, a pond area with raft and boats, a barbecue hut and a campfire site. In the hostel there is a large recreation room with a table tennis table and table football. You will have bikes at your disposal, so you can explore the surrounding area. On the weekends, you can take trips to the North Sea island close by (Sylt, Föhr, Amrum).


The ijgd has been organising volunteer service programmes since 1949. We are an independent, non-profit association for international youth work, a recognised independent youth welfare organisation, and one of the largest and oldest workcamp organisations in Germany. Each year, we assist around 5,000 young people into volunteer work in Germany and abroad. We give them the opportunity to be creative, act in solidarity, take responsibility for themselves, and discover their own true potential and strengths. Our principles: Ecological learning, voluntary contribution, self-organisation, social development, intercultural learning, gender equality, anti-racism/anti-discrimination and political education Follow us on Instagram ijgd_workcamps Facebook @ijgd.workcamps The Jugendwaldheim Süderlügum des Landesforsten Schleswig-Holstein (Forest Youth Hostel of Suederluegum of the Schleswig-Holstein State Forests) offers a one or two-week nature and adventure education programme (with overnight stay) for school classes from year 7. In the mornings, the pupils work together with pedagogically trained foresters in the forest and learn how the sustainable management of forests brings ecological, economic and social benefits for the environment and people. In the afternoons, survival courses, team workshops in the low ropes course, boomerang workshops and exciting and educational tours through the forest are offered.


Covid Rules (may change depending on the course of the pandemic): 3G+: Participation possible for vaccinated, or recovered or fresh tested persons. ALL participants must arrive with an official negative rapid test (not older than 24 hours) or PCR test (not older than 48 hours). On arrival we will ask again to do a self-rapid test. Thereafter, the entire group must perform a rapid self-test at least every 72 hours. We will provide self-rapid tests for the arrival and the whole camp period! Subject to changes! You will receive more detailed information after confirming your registration and at least 3 weeks before the start of the camp with the specific info sheet for your camp.


You should have a good level of fitness as some of the work could be physically demanding. You should also be able to ride a bike and be weatherproofed. Please note: There is a special Teenage Fee of 150€ for international volunteers who applied under 18 in this camp.


Living and working in the heart of the forest in Northern Germany


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Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

18 (9 mannen en 9 vrouwen)


16 t/m 26 jaar


Sustainable Development Goal


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

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