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 workcamp 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.
Spring 2022 camp offers:
1) NATURE-FOREST-RHINE – TREE PLANTING EVENT 26.03.2022 – 09.04.2022 [Grupp täis!]
Are you a nature lover? Then this is the perfect workcamp for you Here you will have the opportunity to spend 2 weeks working and living in the forest. Your main task will be to plant trees as part of an active contribution to conservation You will also be helping out with several other conservation tasks, such as forest maintenance, constructing and repairing protective fences, and preserving the biotopes in the area. By working on these activities, you will also learn a lot about the ecosystem of a forest
You will be living in the leisure centre, which is located in the middle of the forest. Some of your meals will be prepared for you by the accommodation team. You will cook your evening meals together as a group.
You will be living in a beautiful building at a site in the middle of a forest, where you will be able to have a barbecue and sit around the campfire in the evenings. A minibus will be available for your group to use so that you can also get to know the surrounding area and travel to the local swimming pool, the animal park or the climbing area. Trips to the river Rhine with its many castles, to Koblenz, Mainz, Heidelberg or Frankfurt are also possible. The nearest town to your accommodation is Bingen, which also offers several different sights and attractions.
Covid Rules: 2G: Vaccinated and recovered persons must arrive with an official negative rapid test or PCR test, take a self-rapid test on arrival and then a self-rapid test at least every 72 hours. We will provide self-rapid tests for the arrival and the whole camp period
2) SPRING CLEANING CLOSE TO BALTIC SEA 23.04.2022 – 07.05.2022
Would you like to help children and young people have an unforgettable summer and get to know the Baltic Sea beach at the same time? Then help out with our spring cleaning at Brunswicks children and youth camping site on the Lenster beach in Grmitz. Together with other young people from all over the world you support the staff of the campsite during various seasonal preparatory repairs on the entire site. Together you will set up and repair playgrounds and sports fields as well as barbecue and campfire sites, do painting and cleaning work, perform various maintenance work (gardening and earthworks), repair bicycles and set up tents. (Note: The actual work to be carried out may differ from that described here).You will be living in basic 2 to 4-bed rooms in the main building of the campsite, which is located just a few metres away from the sandy beach.For more information about the campsite (unfortunately only available in German), go to www.zeltplatz-lenste.de
You will be sleeping in 2 to 4-bed in the main building of a child and youth camping site. During working days you will be catered (vegan is not possible). On days off you supply yourself. Money will be provided for this purpose. Please state any intolerances during registration.
The children and youth campsite is just a few metres away from the beautiful Baltic Sea beach. In April it will probably still be too cold to go swimming, but there will be bicycles available for you to use, so you can go on bike rides on the embankments along the Baltic coast There is a wide range of free-time activities available for you on the huge outdoor area of the campsite: several football pitches, a beach volleyball court, a beach football court, a beach handball court, a basketball court, a huge bouncy castle, a zip-line, several table tennis tables and giant chess. You can spend your evenings around the campfire. On the free weekend, its also worth taking a trip to Hamburg (100km away) and/or LEbeck (50km away).
Covid Rules (may change depending on the course of the pandemic): 2G: Only vaccinated and recovered persons can register for the work camp. All participants must arrive with an official negative rapid test (not older than 24 hours) or PCR test (not older than 48 hours). On arrival, this and a vaccination or recovery certificate must be presented and a self-rapid test must be carried out. Thereafter, the entire group must perform a rapid self-test at least every 72 hours. We will provide self-rapid tests for the arrival and the whole camp periodSubject to changes You will receive more detailed information after confirming your registration and at least 3 weeks before the start of the camp with the specific info sheet for your camp.