About the volunteer workThis camp is aimed at young people who enjoy dancing and the arts and want to use these to represent their cultural backgrounds. The camp offers the possibility to get involved with local young people from Gelsenkirchen and also to try out creative expression through dance. At the end of the workcamp, there'll be a performance with the theme “Dance brings the world together”. Two public performances are planned: the Dance battle will take place on 26th August and the second performance on 27th August during “Family Day” in the municipal park. During this time, you'll be coached by the artist group Art.62. From the 14th August, you'll be working on your project at the local youth centre, Tossehof, where you'll also meet lots of nice people.
Local accommodationYou'll be staying in Haus Grimmberg, which lies in a quiet and natural area right next to the ZOOM theme park. The S-Bahn station is 300m away. Breakfast is included as part of the accommodation. There is also a kitchen available for you to cook the rest of your meals yourselves.
About the project locationYou can play table football, billiards, music and many more things in the youth centre. There are group excursions to cultural sights planned, dates and times of which will be organised upon arrival. In Gelsenkirchen there are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, museums and pubs. Because of its central location, Gelsenkirchen is an ideal starting point for numerous day-trips to cities such as Dortmund, Bochum, Cologne and Hamburg, or even to the Netherlands.
RequirementsYou should be interested in other cultures and bringing people from different backgrounds together. Interest in dancing is desired (hard training!).
Extra info about the projectYoung people from the local area will be around both during the working day and free time.