About the volunteer workTogether with your team, you'll be living on the grounds of the monastery in Heiligengrabe, which was first built in 1287 and is the only almost fully preserved Cistercian monastery in Brandenburg. The former distillery, the former barn, a settlers' house and a manor house are used by ijgd to hold seminars for their other volunteers. The project also offers you the possibility to experience the monastery as a spiritual place, as a monument and as a place of culture. The work that has been started in the last few years – painting in the settlers' house, working on brick walls on the outside grounds (building footpaths) and working with loam – will be continued this year.
Local accommodationYou will be staying in the seminar building at Heligengrabe. You'll prepare and cook your own meals together in groups.
About the project locationHeiligengrabe is surrounded by nature, which means there are many things to do in your free time both on the grounds of the monastery and in the rural surroundings. Besides this, at the weekends you can also visit other attractions nearby such as Neurippin, Schwerin or the metropolis of Berlin (only 100km away).
RequirementsThis project is for participants from France, Germany and Italy.
Extra info about the projectThere is an extra fee of 150€.