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


05.09. - 19.09.2020 

VJF 6.1 Camp for Nature Lovers #3: Protect the Nature in the Forest in Jena and around the Fuchsturm


Type: ENVI Places: 12 Teamer: 2

Location: Jena Terminal: Halle/Leipzig or Berlin

Info: www.ksj.jena.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=84390&_nav_id1=84355, www.fuchsturm.de


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 footpaths, 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.

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.



17.08. - 31.08.2020 CANCELED

VJF 6.2 Weisbach Village


Type: RENO/ARCH Places: 8 Teamer: 2

Location: Remptendorf/Weisbach, Saalfeld/Saale 40 km Terminal: Leipzig or Berlin

Info: www.weisbach.info/bilder/bilder-von-weisbach, www.wysburg.de


Work: Weisbach is a very small village in the mountains of Thueringen, surrounded by beautiful countryside with mountains, green valleys, forests, and meadows. A fortress was built on a hill near the village in the 11th century but it was destroyed during the following century. The volunteers are asked to help in the village of Weisbach. You will help the inhabitants with maintenance and construction works, like painting or building works. It is possible that your help will be need as well on the excavation ground of the fortress Wysburg or another place with building work, repairing and painting walls, carrying stones or cleaning. Other tasks can be removing of bushes, clearing paths, making signs etc.. Please be open and prepared for any work outside that will help the village and possibly another village of the area.


Accommodation: You will live in a community house in the village, with toilet and shower facilities provided. All bed linen is provided.

Special remarks: Please be prepared to live in a very remote area!



27.09. - 04.10.2020

VJF 6.3 Never forget #5: What Happened in Buchenwald? Archaeological Excavation and Studying about German NS-History


Type: STUDY/RENO Places: 9 Teamer: 2

Location: Weimar Terminal: Halle/Leipzig or Berlin

Info: www.buchenwald.de


Description of the partner organizing/hosting the project:
The Buchenwald Memorial is part of the Foundation of the Memorials Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of those interned in the National Socialist concentration camp and in the subsequent Soviet internment camp. Today the site of the Memorial is at the same time a cemetery, an evidence for the crimes which were committed in Buchenwald, a place of grief and commemoration for the victims and a place of historical and political education and information outside the school-system. At the Buchenwald Memorial, the history of the Nazi concentration camp is to receive priority within this context. The volunteers will work and live (in the International Youth Center) at the Memorial site. It is located upon a hill around 10 km from Weimar, the city where Goethe and Schiller worked and lived, where the Bauhaus idea of architecture was created, but also where the Nazi movement had already in the 1920s a lot of supporters. More information: https://www.buchenwald.de/en/69/

Description of work and study part:
Work: The volunteers will work at the Memorial site of the former concentration camp of Buchenwald.  The main project for the practical work will be on the “Buchenwald Railway Memorial Trail” where you will work for the preservation and maintenance of the former railway path. In addition, you will take part in a remembrance project when you produce memorial stones that commemorate children and young people who were deported to the concentration camp of Auschwitz and murdered there. More information: https://www.buchenwald.de/en/570/ and (in German) http://www.gedenksteine-buchenwaldbahn.de/content/homepage.html
Study Part: The program will focus on the National Socialist history (i.e. on the concentration camp system, the NS ideology and the NS society) and its effects and consequences until today. The responsible pedagogical assistant of the Memorial will show you the remains and history of the former camp, step-by-step, through different tours on the site. Moreover, you will visit exhibitions and watch documentary movies, and those who would like may work with materials of the library or the archive. If you like we can deal with the memorialization in Germany and your countries and exchange country-specific perspectives on historical events, also on those beyond 1945. Open spaces can be organized for your interests, for example to discuss current social issues like racism or neo-fascism. In an excursion you will discover the history of the city of Weimar.

Description of accommodation and food:
You will sleep in the International Youth Centre building, situated on the site of the former concentration camp, in rooms for 2 persons. Sanitary facilities including showers are available. You will have your meals in the International Youth Center at the Buchenwald Memorial. https://www.buchenwald.de/en/130/

Description of location and leisure:
The free time activities will be decided by the groups interests and wishes. That depends of course on the group. And this year it also depends on the specific situation and limitations due to the Corona virus. Weimar is a student and tourist city, and has many leisure facilities. There are some possibilities to go out in Weimar, such as going to the theatre, exhibitions or to concerts. The city is famous for its museums of German cultural history, including those about the famous poets Goethe and Schiller and about the Bauhaus architecture or the Weimar Republic. There is the possibility of going for walks in the woods, go swimming etc. In the Youth Center, you can also use the Hi-Fi and video equipment and the volunteers can do handicrafts in the arts room. In the building, we have table tennis and table soccer.
Short remarks for the project:
For this Workcamp it is necessary to have very good English skills! A motivation letter -specific to this project- is required! We ask the volunteers to make sure that their travel is compatible with the most recent recommendations of health authorities with regards to the spread of the Corona virus. Unfortunately, volunteers from risk areas cannot take part in this project. The assessment of the Robert Koch Institute is decisive for the assessment of whether a region / country is to be classified as a risk area. Here you can find an up-to-date list of risk areas: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html Since the development of Covid 19 cannot be foreseen and can change constantly, the volunteers should take out travel cancellation insurance if possible. We will take the necessary health precautions for our projects, but please contact your sending organisation to get more information in case you have any concerns.


08.08. - 19.08.2020 (Neues Datum! Termin findet nicht mehr im September statt!) 

VJF 6.6 Deutsch-Camp #3 Sommercamp für die Vielfald - protect the flora and fauna with german people and families


Typ: LANG/ENVI Plätze: 7 Teamer: 1

Ort: Poessneck/Wurzbach, Saalfeld 30 km Nächster Flughafen: Halle/Leipzig, Erfurt oder Nürnberg

Sprache: Deutsch

Info: www.lpv-schiefergebirge.dewww.erholung-im-echo.de


CORONA-Update: Dieses Jahr werden ausschließlich in Deutschland wohnende Teilnehmende angenommen. Auch gemeinsam Reisende aus 1 Haushalt wie WGs und Familien sind sehr willkommen :)


Arbeit: Dein Arbeitsbereich wird in der Natur sein. Die Gegend war früher die Grenze zwischen DDR und der BRD, heute zwischen Thüringen und Bayern. Die Gegend ist Teil des sogenannten Grünen Band, einem Naturprojekt und wichtigen historischen Ort.  In diesem Camp geht es um den Schutz der einzigartigen Flora und Fauna und die aktive Landschaftspflege: Handsensen-Workshop, die Mahd von Feucht- und Bergwiesen sowie das Entfernen von Gehölzen und Heidepflege. Auch andere Umweltarbeiten sind möglich. Bitte bring unbedingt wasserdichte Arbeitssachen mit! Die Arbeit wird immerdraußen sein und kann körperlich anstrengend sein.

Unterkunft: Das Ferienhaus ZUM ECHO ist in Titschendorf, einem Ortsteil von Wurzbach. Es hat mehrere Räume, Badezimmer, Dusche, Küche und einen großen Aufenthaltsraum. In Titschendorf gibt es keine Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und kein WiFi.