For me, it was very impressive to see how quickly we grew together as a group. And then, swimming together in the lake at night and sleeping by the campfire brought us even closer.
In an international work camp, young people from all over the world come together to work on a voluntary project for 2 to 3 weeks. Various projects in the areas of nature conservation and environmental protection, construction and renovation, archaeological, social or artistic fields offer a wide variety of possible work.
The working time is usually about 30 hours per week. Depending on the project, the group consists of 6 to 20 volunteers of different nationalities. The camp language is usually English, but sometimes also French, Spanish or any other language.
More information on registration, participation and preparation can be found here.
Each year, we organize about 40 international work camps in Germany that you can join as a volunteer. To apply for one, just contact our partner organisation in your country. If there is no work camp organisation in your country, just get in touch with us and send us an email, so you can apply directly with us. Volunteers living in Germany can apply directly online here:
IBG - Internationale Begegnung in Gemeinschaftsdiensten e.V.Fuchseckstraße 1, 70188 Stuttgartinfo@ibg-workcamps.org