About the local hosting organizationKell am See is a touristic village not far from Trier, the oldest German city. The regional youth department runs an educational centre in this village, which offers different environmental educational activities for youth groups and school classes. Also school classes or youth associations can come here for several days and run their own seminars or trainings. The centre was just renovated and different new outdoor and training facilities were installed.
About the volunteer workYou will mainly work in the green areas around the centre. You will cut grass and bushes and clean the ground of the centre. But you will also have the opportunity to construct either an insect hotel or a bread-oven. Both will be used for different educational actions with youngsters.
Local accommodationYou will stay in several wooden tepees for five persons each. Mats are provided. In the centre you will have your own kitchen and living room and sanitary facilities. For the free time you will find perfect conditions: an indoor climbing wall, billiard, plenty of outdoor facilities (basketball, football, volleyball...). The public swimming pool is just nearby.
About the project locationKell am See is a village 30 km from Trier in a beautiful landscape. The area is well known for cycling, walking and other ways of outdoor activities. The local holiday resort offers more than 200 holiday bungalows next to a lake (close to the educational centre). But also people from the area come here for cycling (there is a 45 km cycling path on a former railway roadbed) or to spend a nice day outside. The region also offers plenty of historic sites (castles, museums....) and you will do a hiking trip to the Grimburg Castle where you can spend the night. You will also get the opportunity to come in contact with local associations as e.g. the local voluntary fire brigade. But public transport is poor during the weekend, so the number of excursions will be limited. But for sure Trier with the famous Roman sites, with the cathedral and birth place of Karl-Marx can be visited.