Becoming active for protecting nature and diverse species

Becoming active for protecting nature and diverse species

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Soort werk
Constructie, Handarbeid, Natuur
30 juli t/m 14 augustus
Sustainable Development Goals
8. Goede banen werk en economische groei, 13. Klimaatactie
Aantal deelnemers
10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)

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There is a lot we have to do to protect the climate and save species from dying out! Do you think the current actions are taking too long for actual change? If only you could, you would take action and … if this is you, you came to the right place! Our forest district has ca. 18.000 hectare which is not only used for harvesting wood but also home to important nature protection projects in 30 different areas. For those we need your motivation and helping hands. You will be working outside with a lot of fresh, clean air. You will work with simple tools such as small saws, shears, rakes and pitchforks to help our protected biotopes maintain their special character. One specific activity, among others, will be removing small spruce trees to make space for special plants that are home to a variety of rare animals. During the two weeks of the work camp our foresters and forest workers will guide you and are hapy to tell you more about the forest and the protection of nature. We are looking forward to seeing you at our project! Find more information at: Important: The work of the ijgd is based, among other things, on the working principle of anti-discrimination/antiracism. Unfortunately, however, racism is present in many areas in Germany. Racism is a problem all over Germany and there are areas where right-wing extremist parties and groups are particularly active and therefore racist statements and hostilities are more likely. In the Vogtland, where this workcamp takes place, this is unfortunately the case. This refers to the area in general and not to the specific project. We see it as part of our responsibility to inform you about this. Last year, the workcamp group was occasionally confronted with racist or right-wing extremist hostilities in their free time. We have examined the security situation on site in detail, have taken advice and have come to the conclusion that we would like to continue the workcamp and that there is no acute danger. Nevertheless, we believe that the dignity of every human being is inviolable and that it makes sense to stand up for it at all times. We believe that we can counterbalance right-wing extremist attitudes and practices with our work and we believe that anti-racist and anti-discriminatory ways of thinking will be the majority in the end. We will support you in the best way possible, have built up local networks and are training our group leaders accordingly. You can also reach out to our anti-discrimination officer at No matter which way the wind blows, we are here to support you in living out your interests and exploring new spaces of experience. With that in mind, come in and find out! We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions or uncertainties, please feel free to contact us.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

You cook together. Money for the food shopping is provided to you. Vegetarian or vegan meals are possible. Please indicate any allergies when registering. You will sleep in shared bedrooms at the DAV Vogtlandhütte, which is run by the German Alpine Association. Check it out at:

Locatie en vrije tijd

Near our camp there are a lot of things that you can do. At Mühlleithen there is a summer toboggan run waiting for you. At Bike-world at Schöneck you can speed down the hill. If you haven`t seen of the forest during your work, you can visit the outdoor climbing park. Of course you can also go hiking and enjoy the beatiful nature around you. Even though it will probably be difficult to find the right track since there are just too many options. At Schöneck`s IFA-holiday park you can find a public outdoor swimming pool, a sauna, a steam bath and other wellness treatments. So don`t forget to bring a towel and a swim suit. If you are interested, you can pay a visit to the river dams at Muldenberg, Werda, Pöhl und Pirk or go to the zoo at Klingenthal or Falkenstein. You are drawn to outer space? Go visit the German space exhibition at Morgenröthe-Rautenkranz. Are you interested in music? Don`t hesitate checking out the exhibition on musical instruments at Markneukirchen. Do you want to know what`s below the surface of beautiful Vogtland? Then go visit the former mine „Grube Tannenberg“ at Tannenbergsthal/Schneckenstein with its amazing exhibition on minerals. Close by you can also go and have a look at the ski jumping facility of the Vogtland-Arena at Klingenthal. Of course you can always just hang out at DAV Vogtlandhütte where you all sleep and have a great time at the cosy fire place. Feeling the warmth of a night time fire and enjoying the beautiful quiet nature surrounding you, you will realise the importance of the work you have done during the day. And if your group`s cooking skills aren`t as good as hoped or you are looking for something ready to eat, there is always the local kebab store at Schöneck that has something yummy ready for you in 5 minutes ;) Camp location: Schöneck, State Forestry Department Sachsenforst, forest district Adorf


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.


Motivation for working with nature and interest in protecting nature and different species are a plus. The work can be physically demanding and you will need shoes that are good for working in a forest.Please note: There is a special Teenage Fee of 150€ for international volunteers who applied under 18 in this camp


Becoming active for protecting nature and diverse species


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Soort werk

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Aantal vrijwilligers

10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)


16 t/m 26 jaar


Sustainable Development Goal


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

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