About the local hosting organizationA few years ago the association „Integration Schollenhof“ started to rebuild a very old and empty farm, the “Schollenhof”, in order to make it useful for the children of an inclusive Montessori-School. The emotional history of this deserted homestead goes back to the middle Ages. The first documented record of it was done in 1319. Many of its rooms are still in the old-fashioned style of the old farmhouses of the region. For this reason, it was used as a historic set for a television series about the 20s. Nowadays the “Schollenhof“ is a meeting place for handicapped and non-handicapped people. Kids of the inclusive school spend time there by doing workshops, exploring the surroundings and meeting the animals. About three handicapped youngsters are currently working there and are ready to support the workcamp as well.
About the volunteer workA garden for vegetables, herbs and flowers, a pottery with a furnace, workshops to work with wood and metal, a shop offering local home made goods and vegetables, stables for goats, sheep and geese as well as a bread bakery have already been created. However there is still much to do: Help of volunteers is needed to create a place for two horses. This means renovation of a stable, to prepare the place in front of the stable according the needs of the horses and to dig a well. Beside this volunteers can help to make another stable secure against foxes and birds of prey. Volunteers are also invited to maintain and harvest the garden and in case there is bad weather, to do other renovation works inside the house.
Local accommodationThe accommodation will be very, very basic, in a room with mattresses or camp bed. As compensation, volunteers can use a well appointed kitchen, a very comfortable and homely living room and lots of space in the court outside. WiFi will be provided
About the project locationStudy Part/ Leisure Time : We can learn about integrative Montessori pedagogics, there will be an excursion to a school working in this field. In the leisure time the group is free to explore the region with bicycles. There will be visits organized to picturesque places in the Black Forest and to the French city Strasbourg Region: The Schollenhof is located in the Upper-Rhine lowlands between the Black Forest (“Schwarzwald”) and the bordering territory with France. From the yard one can see black forest as panorama. The area is very famous for its beautiful scenery and cherry tree flowers in the spring
RequirementsPlease bring a sleeping bag, isolation sheet, work clothes and a warm sweater. You should be able to ride a bike.
Extra info about the project
Please bring a sleeping bag, isolation sheet, work clothes and a warm sweater. You should be able to ride a bike
Only belgian volunteers will be accepted on this project !