Workcamp: Rackith

Workcamp: Rackith

Informationen für Teamer

Auch für die Saison 2017 suchen wir wieder viele motivierte CampleiterInnen. Bei Interesse melde dich gern bei Dorit. Unten findest du eine Liste aller Camps, bei denen du dich als CampleiterIn/Teamer bewerben kannst.

Ein internationales Workcamp zu leiten ist eine Chance, sich selbst besser kennenzulernen, mit Menschen aus aller Welt zusammenzuleben, in einem interessanten Projekt zu arbeiten, Organisationstalente zu entwickeln, Sprachkenntnisse zu erweitern und das eigene Land aus einem anderen Blickwinkel kennenzulernen.

Zu deinen Aufgaben als Teamer gehören:

  • Du hilfst den TeilnehmerInnen, sich gegenseitig kennenzulernen und sich im für sie fremden Land zu orientieren.
  • Du unterstützt die Gruppe bei der selbständigen Gestaltung des Zusammenlebens.
  • Du hilfst als Orts- und Sprachkundiger, die Freizeit zu organisieren.
  • Du bist Kontaktperson zwischen TeilnehmerInnen, VJF und Projektpartner.
  • Du verwaltest das Campgeld.
  • Du arbeitest freiwillig, Fahrtkosten zur Vorbereitung und zum Camp werden dir erstattet.

Wir helfen:

  • Wir versuchen, für jedes größere Camp zwei CampleiterInnen einzusetzen.
  • Auch im größten Chaos findest du im VJF-Büro offene Ohren und Hilfe.

Offene Projekte für Campleiter (CL)

Wenn du im Sommer Zeit und Lust auf ein Abenteuer mit vielen tollen Menschen aus aller Welt hast, nebenbei noch deine Englischkenntnisse auffrischen und etwas Gutes tun möchtest, dann melde dich bei Dorit (030 / 4285 0603 oder über unser Kontaktformular).


  • VJF 3.7     IGA Berlin 1 2017             30/07-12/08/17          ENVI          12 vols


Work: You will work in one of the parts of the Exhibition, in the part of IGA Campus. The main issue of this part is environmental education. School classes and kindergarten groups can learn here how plants are growing and how they can be used in the kitchen, they get information about sustainability, fair trade etc. You will help to run the daily business in this part, e.g. you will be in contact with children or help cleaning up in the Campus kitchen. Besides, you will help to do maintaining works in the garden, like watering plants in the evening or other things. Please be prepared for long days on the site of the IGA.

Of course, you will get detailed instructions. We are looking for volunteers who are ready to work outside only. The host is looking forward to meeting you. Here you can find more information about this exciting project:

Location/Terminal: Berlin

Meeting point and time: In the project, during the day from 12 p.m.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in shared rooms in a building.



  • VJF 2.4 Sachsenhausen 2               31/07-19/08/17        STUDY/ENVI   15 vols

Sachsenhausen was one of the earliest concentration camps in Germany, built in 1936. For example German people who were in opposition to Nazi policy, homosexuals, so-called asocials, criminals, Jews, and during the war especially people from occupied countries were imprisoned, forced to work and a lot of them were murdered.

Between 1945 and 1950 a part of this area was used as a so-called Special Camp of the Soviet Secret Service.

Now it is a place for studies and to commemorate the victims: the memorial site “Gedenkstaette and Museum Sachsenhausen” (“Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen”). Please inform yourself before the camp on this site:

Work part: Although the main task will be studies of history, manual work like gardening, maintenance work and cleaning-up of specific areas of the memorial are planned.

Study part: Besides the manual work the study component will be an important part of our project. Volunteers will learn a lot about the time of National Socialism, the Holocaust and also something about the period after World War II especially the Soviet camp Sachsenhausen until 1950. Guided tours in and around the memorial site Sachsenhausen and excursions to different memorials and places of earlier German history are planned. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in the exhibitions and in the library of the memorial site. Furthermore there will be several discussions with employees who perform guided tours and are involved in historical research. The international volunteers with their different backgrounds will inform the group about the memories and commemoration in their countries.

Location: Brandenburg, Oranienburg, ca. 33 km to the north of Berlin.

Terminal: Berlin

Meeting point and time: During the day in the accommodation

Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a youth hostel, 2 km away from the memorial centre.

Special requirements: For this project it is necessary to have good or very good English skills!!! German skills are beneficial.

Please prepare at home a short presentation about your country, including the history of your home country and the view on German history.

A motivation letter - specific to this project- is required.

Volunteers should be able to ride a bike, because various shorter and longer bicycle-tours are planned.


  • VJF 6.1 Jena                         05/08 – 19/08/17                    ENVI            12 vols


Work: In the first week you will work with local foresters in the wood of Jena. You tasks will include various environmental works, e.g. maintaining foot paths, lookout points and shelters. Your help will be needed for different nature protection projects. Please be prepared for environmental works to help the rangers only outside.

In the second week, the volunteers will help the environmental organisation “Fuchsturmgesellschaft” to chop down trees for a better visibility and let a bright landscape appear from the way leading to the tower and maintenance work in the flora-fauna habitat. Your help will be needed in the Education Path; also huts need renovation or maintenance.

This is a camp for nature lovers! Work can be physically challenging at times.

Location: Jena

Terminal: Leipzig or Berlin

Meeting point and time: During the day in the accommodation

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in an isolated hostel on a hill in the Western part of Jena. Each room has 10 beds and your only neighbours will be the woodland animals.


  • VJF 3.6     KFSR Berlin             21/08-01/09/17      RENO/STUDY     12 vols 



You will work and spend your free time closely together with the KFSR (Kaempfer und Freunde der Spanischen Republik 1936-1939 e,V.), an Association of Survivors of the Spanish Civil war, their children, grandchildren and their friends. The International Brigades in Spain in the time 1936-39 were supported by many nationalities and the KFSR is active to foster and cherish the memories of the volunteers from different countries, who travelled to Spain in order to fight for the Second Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War.


You will work on Friedrichsfelde Central Cemetery, where, among many others, survivors of the Spanish Civil War and their families are buried. Your first task is writing down the names, which can be read on the gravestones. If they are not readable anymore, you will help to clean them and to paint over the names under professional guidance.

Besides the work on the cemetery, you will go on a guided tour through the Cemetery, which is not only a cemetery, but also a park. You will meet and talk to descendants of former Brigadists, go on a guided antifascist city walk, have a reading and discussion with Victor Grossman and other persons. We ask you to being open to the topic.

Location/Terminal: Berlin

Meeting point and time: In the project, during the day from 12 p.m.

Accommodation: You will live in heated bungalows with up to 6 girls or boys. The bungalows are equipped with a bathroom. You will get bed linen, there is no need to bring a sleeping bag with you.



Bitte melde dich bei Interesse an einer Campleitung im Sommer 2017. 

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