About the local hosting organizationThe manor Vogelsang is located in between the nature parks 'Mecklenburger-Schweiz' and 'Kummerrower See', in the heart of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania - the north-eastern part of Germany. It had been built in 1849 but is in bad but still very romantic shape amidst an old english-styled park. Since the end of 2010 the building has a new owner, who tries his best to renovate the location in a neogothic style. With the help of creative hands, a lot of effort and a big amount of love the land marked house shall become a place of rest. Website: http://www.herrenhaus-vogelsang.de
About the volunteer workThe aim is to have young people actively involved with culture. After an introduction in detail the first days will be focused on the Victorian-Arts-Festival, a festival based on the Steampunk movement (literally a victorian-style, sci-fi fashion and literature-based new scene). We need helping hands to prepare the house and the garden for the festival. The main tasks will be spring-cleaning and decorating. During the festival, which takes place from the 17th to the 18th of June, the volunteers may take part in the cultural program (decorating, helping hands, maybe performing). The program of the festival consists of various concerts, workshops and readings. The time between the next festival a weekend later the participants will work in the manor. They will help with the necessary tasks that have to be done like helping in the garden or maybe painting. The exact tasks that will be undertaken will vary and volunteers are expected to be flexible in the work they do and be prepared to participate in all of the tasks fully. The last weekend we will focus on a general castle night (Midsummer Remise), organized by the owner of the castle and his agency including 80 manors (as a warm-up).
Local accommodationAccommodation: The volunteers will stay in an apartment in the stables next to the mansion Vogelsang. Food: Food is already included but the volunteers will be responsible for the cooking.
About the project locationExcursions are planned, short trips to nearby towns.
Extra info about the projectalso FEST and MANU work