Be active for nature protection and biodiversity

Be active for nature protection and biodiversity

In het kort:

Soort werk
Handarbeid, Natuur
29 juli t/m 13 augustus
Sustainable Development Goals
8. Goede banen werk en economische groei, 13. Klimaatactie
Aantal deelnemers
12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)

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Much more should be done for climate protection and against species extinction! It
takes you too long until something changes in these areas?
If only you could, you would take action and … here you have come to the right place!
In our forest district, with just under 18,000 acres (ca. 73 square km) of state forest, we not only take care of timber harvesting, but also numerous conservation projects.
Of course, these projects are also a lot of work. That's why we can use a lot of hard working and motivated hands. The work will take place outside in the fresh air. You will help with simple tools, such as small hand saws, loppers, scythes, rakes and pitchforks, so that the biotopes retain their special, worth protecting character. For example, small spruce trees must be removed so that special plants can continue to grow on the areas, which in turn represent the habitat of many rare animal species.
During the two-week camp, our foresters and forest managers will be on hand to answer questions
and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the forest and nature conservation. We are looking forward to you and your commitment.

The work of the ijgd is based, among other things, on the working principle of antidiscrimination/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
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 antidiscriminatory
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
antidiskriminierung. 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.

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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.
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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-
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

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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 work camp 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.
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Covid Rules (may change depending on the course of the pandemic): Compulsory COVID-19 rapid test (antigen rapid test) directly upon arrival at the camp. The tests are provided by ijgd. We recommend that you carry out a self-rapid test at your home town before departure, so that you are not surprised by a positive rapid test at the camp.
Subject to change! In case of further relaxations or even restrictions during the pandemic, the legal requirements of the respective federal state in Germany apply.
You will receive more detailed information after confirming your registration with the specific info sheet for your camp.

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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


Be active for nature protection and biodiversity


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Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)


16 t/m 26 jaar


Sustainable Development Goal


Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 345, exclusief € 50 korting voor studenten en jongeren onder de 18.
Jongeren onder 18 jaar moeten voor vertrek verplicht een training volgen. De kosten hiervoor zijn € 50 euro en worden apart in rekening gebracht.