Workcamps in Germany
If you are interested in a short-term voluntary service in Germany, an international Workcamp might be the right thing for you. Usually 10-30 young people from different countries participate in a non-profit project for 2-4 weeks. These camps intend to encourage intercultural exchange and deal with ecological, social, cultural or artistical issues. For example, together you organize a cultural festival or renovate an old playground. You do not need German language skills, since the working language usually is English.
In most cases Workcamps are open to young people that are 18 to 30 years old, but there are also some so-called Teenage-Workcamps, in which you can already participate from the age of 14.
During the day, you work for 4-6 hours, five days a week. Afternoons and weekends are free and open for own projects and group events. Most Workcamps take place during the summer from June to August, some begin in September/October.
Information about Workcamps in Germany can be found on the official Workcamp website in Germany: www.workcamps.org (information only in German). For the spontaneous among you: In our Last Minute Markt you can search for free spaces in Workcamps in Germany that will take place in the very near future.