About the local hosting organizationSince some years now we successfully organize workcamps in Blomberg in cooperation with local youth center and the town hall. Youth center is situated at the edge of the inner city and surrounded by play yards and green areas. The perfect place for a youth center, where kids have enough space for noisy outdoor activities!
About the volunteer workIn previous workcamps the international volunteers helped to improve the play and sporting opportunities around the local youth center. A BMX course and a climbing park for the children has been already completed. In the last two workcamps volunteers started to prepare and plant a “Garden of Paradise” for children. It’s manual work outside, sometimes with heavy tools. This project is a co-operation with the town council of Blomberg and the local EUWATEC GmbH, offering employment schemes.
Local accommodationAccommodation will be carried out either in a in a holiday village or in a conference center. More detailed information will be provided. Accommodation always includes rooms with beds and cooking facilities. Sufficient sanitation facilities will be available, too. Please bring a sleeping bag or a warm blanket with you.
About the project locationStudy: We can learn about Pedagogics of Nature how it is practiced in the youth center. Beside this we ae invited to a cultural program, which offers us the opportunity to get to know Blomberg and its region. Leisure time: According to the good experiences of camps in 2016, volunteers will get in contact with local refugees living nearby. There will be some meetings with young people from Blomberg in the evenings and on the weekends. Furthermore the participants have the opportunity to take part of fieldtrips and get to know the local school. The participants are entitled to 1-2 days off for personal use. Region: Blomberg is a small historical town of about 17,000 inhabitants in the area of the ancient principality “Lippe” (Fürstentum Lippe). Nowadays it is called the Lippe district. Blomberg has a beautiful old town area with half-timbered houses and old alleyways. The old town is also home to a historical castle which now is established has a hotel. The region is characterized by farms, hills (up to 500 meters) and plenty of forests. Nearby of Blomberg there are some bigger cities: Detmold (75,000 inhabitants, distance: 15km) and Bielefeld (300,000 inhabitants, distance 50km) in the west and Hannover (600,000 inhabitants, distance: 70km) in the northeast.
Extra info about the project
Only belgian volunteers will be accepted on this project !