About the local hosting organizationAach is a small village not far from Trier. For the first time they ask IBG for the help of international volunteers to improve the infrastructure of the village. The village is situated in a deep valley, the different houses climb the up the steep hills. The main task will be a footpath leading from the upper village to the bus stop in the village centre. In the morning school children use the path to reach the school bus. At the moment this path is closed as it is not safe anymore, so the pupils have to walk on the street.
About the volunteer workThe footpath descends from the upper village to the village centre in the valley. The volunteers will renew this path which is a technical quite demanding task. The work includes paving, stone stair steps, handrails... You will be supervised by a local retired craftsman. Other renovation tasks in the village might be added. Please be aware that the work is physically demanding and the weather conditions can be quite challenging as well. Volunteers with some experience in renovation work are especially welcome.
Local accommodationin a community centre in rooms call "family barn". Usually these rooms are offered to people in the village to celebrate big birthday parties or similar events, or to local initiatives for trainings. There is also a small kitchen and you can use the bathrooms of the sportshall which is in the same building.
About the project locationAach is a village with approx. 1.000 inhabitants not far from Trier in western Germany near the border to Luxemburg. It offers several pubs but no shops, friendly people and a beautiful landscape. You can go hiking, make barbecues, discover the nature, and have different activities together with locals (they are already very curiously waiting for you). The number of excursions will be very limited due to the poor local transport but for sure you will visit Trier, the oldest German city with many Roman sights (as Porta Nigra), a famous cathedral, many clubs and events...