for 20 participants at the age of 18 – 30 living in Scotland, Bulgaria, Italy and Germany | Date: 4 – 19 July 2021 in Germany.
Content of the Project
What does sustainability and how can I contribute to a more sustainable planet? What kind of world do I want to live in? What does community mean and how can I help shape the community in which I live? How can I stand up for others? In the international team volunteering project, 5 young people from four countries (Italy, Scotland, Bulgaria and Germany) come together to do voluntary work, to deal with the issue of sustainability and to exchange experiences and values in an intergenerational dialogue. The team volunteering project takes place in the Jugendakademie Walberberg, a youth education centre (with overnight accommodation) which is certified as a sustainable education centre. Some of the participants will do their voluntary work on the ground of the Jugendakademie such as building insect hotels or raised beds or creating a herb garden. Other volunteers will work in the GFO Klostergarten Merten which cooperates with the Jugendakademie in this project. The Klostergarten is a non-profit organisation for children, youth and elderly people. Participants will work in several projects together with the residents of the institution. In addition, an accompanying program is offered in which the young people get to know each other better through team-building activities, deal with sustainability through various approaches and methods, go on excursions and spend their free time together.
Participation and costs
5 young people per country can participate. There are no costs for the participants, neither for food nor for lodging. Participants even receive a small pocket money of 5 € per day. Participants can bring in their own ideas and help shape the program. One volunteer per country will take part in the preparation meeting of the project.
The volunteers are accompanied by one person per country. The accompanying persons have experiences with different groups and educational formats. They are responsible for the program design and give support as tutors/facilitators.
The common language of the team volunteering project will be English. The accompanying person also supports with translations. In addition, the program is designed in such a way that basic knowledge and a little bit of courage to communicate with hands and feet is completely sufficient.
If you are interested in participating or know/work with people who might be interested, please contact the coordinators of each country
Hanneke van Daalen
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