Unter Berücksichtigung aller nötigen Maßnahmen zur Vermeidung der Ausbreitung des Corona-Virus, können in Brandenburg vrstl. folgende Projekte stattfinden:

 

08.08. - 24.08.2020

VJF 2.1 KiEZ Hoelzerner See: Renovate the Lakeside Kids and Teens Recreation Center

 

Type: RENO/ENVI Places: 20 Teamer: 2 (already engaged)

Location: Heidesee, Koenigs Wusterhausen 15 km Terminal: Berlin

Info: www.hoelzerner-see.de

 

Work: International volunteers are invited to improve the grounds of the centre. Tasks are likely to include construction, gardening, maintenance and renovation works. It is planned to create corners relaxation, to paint playground equipment, to maintain the water playground and similar tasks. Other environmental and construction works are possible. Please be aware that you will not work with children!

Accommodation: You will live in small bungalows. Up to 4 volunteers will share a room. Bed linen will be provided. The sanitary track with showers, WC and a washing machine is situated next to the bungalows.

Close to the sleeping place you will have your own common room, a place to meet and relax in the evening.

Special requirements: In this camp you have to be able to ride a bike and to swim!

 

 

11.09. - 27.09.2020

VJF 2.2 AWO Adventure Farm: Animals, Kids and Gardens

 

Type: RENO Places: 12 Teamer: 2

Location: Brandenburg, Beeskow, Frankfurt (Oder) 30 km Terminal: Berlin

Info: www.awo-erlebnishof-beeskow.de/erlebnishof/unser-hof.html

 

Work: Different works are to be done to maintain the place. Your help is needed to paint, to build, to repair, to do anything what is necessary on the farm. Please be open for any work! It is very important to bring wet weather clothing as volunteers will work only outside! Please be prepared for any work on the farm to support it. Please be aware that you will not work with children!

Accommodation: You will live in rooms with 4-6 people.

Special requirements: In this camp you have to be able to ride a bike!

 

 

10.08. - 30.08.2020

VJF 2.5 Never forget #3: What Happened in Sachsenhausen? Workshop on German NS-History

 

Type: STUDY/ENVI Places: 15 each Teamer: 2 each

Location: Oranienburg 33 km to the north of Berlin Terminal: Berlin

Info: www.sachsenhausen-sbg.de

Background: Built in 1936 near Berlin, Sachsenhausen was one of the largest concentration camps in Germany. People from all over Europe were interned at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp for a variety of reasons. The prisoners were forced to work, and many of them were murdered. Between 1945 and 1950 a part of this area was used as a “Special Camp” by the Soviet Secret Service. Now it is a place for education, research, and commemoration as part of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

For further information about the memorial, please visit its website: https://www.sachsenhausen-sbg.de/en/

 

The work- and study-camp combines practical tasks with history education:

 

Work part: Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in the depot and in the archive of the memorial site. Other tasks include gardening and of maintenance work on memorial grounds.

 

Study part: Besides the manual work the study component will be an important part of our project. Participants will learn a lot about the time of National Socialism, ( i.e. the Nazis) - persecution extermination, and  forced labour -as well as about postwar Germany, especially about the  Soviet Special Camp which operated at Sachsenhausen until 1950.

Also different remembrance and memorial cultures will be part of the study. The international volunteers with their different national and cultural backgrounds will share the memories and commemoration of their countries with group and discuss their experiences and opinions with the group. The study part includes an art project “Young Interventions” where participants discuss different forms of remembrance, to help find their own language of remembering. In the art project they will do brief individual art interventions on the memorial site or in the exhibitions to increase, complete, or intervene in the narratives of history.

Guided tours in and around the memorial site Sachsenhausen and excursions to different memorials and places of German history are planned.

 

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

 

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, its remembrance culture and its view on German history. Volunteers should be able to ride a bike, because various shorter and longer bicycle-tours are planned. If you would like to be part of the work- and studycamps 2020, please send us a motivational letter.

 

 

09.08. - 23.08.2020

VJF 2.7 Never forget #4: What Happened in Ravensbrueck? Meet Survivors of the NS-Regime. Make Sound In The Silence!

 

Type: STUDY/ENVI/ARTS Places: 15 Teamer: 2

Location: online via Facebook and Zoom/Skype

Info: www.ravensbrueck-sbg.de

 

CORONA-UPDATE: For safety reasons 15th Ravensbrücker Genereationenforum and SOUND IN THE SILENCE, are canceled. The very old survivors cannot risk a travel and artists don't have preparation time now and possibly cannot travel. The project partner is willing to run the project as virtual workcamp.

 

Study part: As we cannot meet you all in person this year, Educational Services of Ravensbrück Memorial has decided to go digital. Come join us online: We will learn together about the history of the women’s concentration camp Ravensbrück, discuss secret art done by prisoners and create our own art together with professional artists. We will try to meet two female Ravensbrück survivors, hear about their lives and get to know them. Share your thoughts, feelings, your politics and your activism. You are all so far away and yet so close!

 

Special requirements: For this Workcamp it is necessary to have very good English skills! A motivation letter - specific to this project - is required.

 

 

 

Diese Projekte wurden abgesagt:

 

29.06. - 18.07.2020

VJF 2.3 Never forget #1: What Happened in Sachsenhausen? Workshop on German NS-History

29.06. - 18.07.2020 

VJF 2.4 Never forget #2: What Happened in Sachsenhausen? Workshop on German NS-History

 

Type: STUDY/ENVI Places: 15 each Teamer: 2 each

Location: Oranienburg 33 km to the north of Berlin Terminal: Berlin

Info: www.sachsenhausen-sbg.de

 

Background: 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 Gedenkstätte and Museum Sachsenhausen (Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen). Please inform yourself before the camp!

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.

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

Please prepare at home a short presentation about your country, including the history of your home country and the view on German history. Volunteers should be able to ride a bike, because various shorter and longer bicycle-tours are planned.

 

 

VJF 2.6 KiEZ Frauensee: Renovate the Lakeside Kids and Teens Recreation Center 

 

Type: RENO/ENVI Places: 7 Teamer: 2

Location: Heidesee/Graebendorf, Koenigs Wusterhausen 15 km Terminal: Berlin

Info: www.frauensee.de

 

Work: International volunteers are invited to help and improve the grounds of the centre. Tasks are likely to include painting, gardening, general maintenance and cleaning. There may also be the opportunity of different creative tasks. Volunteers should be prepared to be flexible and take part in any environmental and renovation work that will support the KiEZ Frauensee. Please be aware that you will not work with children!

Accommodation: Volunteers will sleep in dormitory accommodation in separate male/female rooms with bunk-beds. All that you will need is there: showers, bed linen, a washing machine etc.

Special remarks: Even though Berlin is close, be prepared to spend your evenings in a quiet area without cinema or pubs!!!

 

 

06.07. - 17.07.2020

VJF 2.8 Camp for Nature Lovers #2: Digital Detox - Foresting and Camping on Liepnitz Island 1

10.08. - 21.08.2020

VJF 2.9 Camp for Nature Lovers #3: Digital Detox - Foresting and Camping on Liepnitz Island 2

 

Type: ENVI/CONS Places: 10 Teamer: 2

Location: On the island without electricity, Wandlitz, Bernau (nearBerlin 15 km) Terminal: Berlin

Info: www.liepnitzinsel.de

 

Work: The main works will be done in the wood. The volunteers will do various environmental works as well as renovation and construction works on the island and in the forests around the island. Possible tasks are removing bushes and invasive small tree species, collecting rubbish and wood, repairing works and so on. Volunteers should be prepared to be flexible and take part in any work that will support the foresters.

Accommodation: Your accommodation will be very basic. You will sleep in three large tents on camp beds. The infrastructure on the island is very basic without electricity and warm water, not even a warm shower. There is no heating in the tents and on the island you have to use compost toilets. The accommodation is quite isolated so volunteers should come with ideas about how to entertain themselves in the evenings! The foresters of the project have built a nice and comfortable block house where the group will meet and eat

Special remarks: The island is very isolated, and you have to be a real nature lover to participate in this project. You must use the ferry every day and it stops running about 8 p.m. Please be prepared to

not be able to visit Berlin very often! On the island live many permanent campers during the summer. Please respect them.

Special requirements: You must be able to swim!