About the local hosting organizationThe artefact centre, located in Gluecksburg/Baltic Sea (close to the German-Danish border), is a centre for sustainable development. This non-profit organisation runs a guesthouse built in an organic style of architecture with a renewable energy supply. The ‘Powerpark’, an energy infotainment site for tourists, conducts project activities for young people as well as specialist seminars for adults on renewable energy, building and water management. In order to keep up its attractiveness as a destination for training and tourism, installations on the site need to be improved.
About the volunteer workBuilding a new wooden info-pavilion, maintenance work in the energy and climate infotainment “Powerpark”, attachment of a water reservoir, weed the garden.
Local accommodationIn solid tents; compost toilets and solar shower facilities nearby, cooking together with the group.
About the project locationGlücksburg is a small city northeast of Flensburg near the border to Denmark located near the Baltic Sea. As Denmark is not far away and has its very own culture and traditions, a visit to Germany’s neighbouring country would be very interesting (inform yourself about the conditions of entry!).
RequirementsInterest in the topic ‘renewable energies’ and basic living conditions will be expected, manual skills preferable
Extra info about the projectTrips to Glücksburg´s famous castle, the city and port of Flensburg, Baltic and North Sea coast and Denmark possible; please bring along warm sleeping bag, a camping mat and waterproof work clothes. Partly reimbursement of travel costs for German, French and Chinese volunteers (funding by Franco-German Youth Office, FGYO).