Description of the partner organizing/hosting the project:
The VJF (Union of young volunteers) was founded in March 1990 and is an officially recognised non-profit association for organising youth works, with the aim to expand the idea of international voluntary movements.
The Association organises international youth meetings with short-term projects (workcamps) and long-term projects (European Solidarity Corps, weltwaerts) and takes part in the responsibility considering the engagement in the Voluntary Ecological Year within a period of one year.
More to that, the VJF covers a project and meeting place/ seminar centre in the outskirts of Berlin, where this workcamp will be accomodatet and have theire lessons.
Every year we organise around 30-35 international workcamps and bilateral projects in Germany.
Description of work:
During this camp we will prepare our nice house for the incoming volunteers who are going to spend the next year in Berlin. The old building has been renovated and you will bring it back to life. Different works are to be done. Your help is needed to build up the furniture, paint the walls and decorate the rooms. Other small tasks during the camp may include maintaining or renovation works inside and outside.
Description of location and leisure:
Freetime will be decided according to the group's wishes. Of course, we will enjoy the sights and culture of Berlin (theatre, clubs, concerts...)
The nearest airport: SXF in Berlin,Germany
The nearest terminal (train-, bus-, taxi station): Berlin, main train station, airport Schönefeld or airport Tegel
Meeting Point and Time: Will be organised, when the arrival dates of the participants will be known.
Description of accomodation and food:
You will live at the house in Berlin Köpenick and share the room with another volunteer. It takes 30-40 min to get to the city center. The house is situated at recreation area FEZ (https://fez-berlin.de/en) which offers plenty of activities to do. There are climbing center, indoor swimming pool, public bathing beach, lake and many other fascinating spots to discover. You don't need to bring a sleeping bag with you, bed linen will be provided. You will also have the internet access.
During the project, all volunteers will share the responsibilities for shopping, cooking and cleaning the dishes. Please don't forget your recipes and special ingredients from your country.
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