About the local hosting organizationThe „Rittergut“, a once agricultural estate is now an educational and meeting place and it is located near the state capital Erfurt. In the little, quaint village of Lützensömmern the „Rittergut“ – with his historical buildings and the big park – takes a dominant place. With approximately 20.000 accommodations in one year the estate is a famous far outside location. This location provides children- and youth in the context of school trips and project days a lot of space for their personal development and non-formal education. People from all over Germany and Europe use the house with his extraordinary beautiful ambiance as a meeting place for seminars, workshops and family events. For all visitors, for employees and volunteers of the house it should mean: Carpe Diem - Seize the Day.
About the volunteer workThe over 4 acres large land needs in many areas constant care, renewal and not least the expansion of the experiential and environmental education offers. The participants of the workcamp will be guided in various manual working projects, which still have to be concretized and decided finally. The aim is to improve the attractiveness of the outside area.
Local accommodationIn comfortable tents in the beautiful gardens of the estate between trees and flowers (please bring your own mat and sleeping bag!); the showers in the house can be used. There are cooking facilities and possibilities and the volunteers can cook in teams. The food will be provided. There is also a fireplace and a small nice petting zoo.
RequirementsFrom the volunteers we expect independence and own initiative. please bring your own mat and sleeping bag!