About the local hosting organizationGrenzenlos is an Austrian NGO based in Vienna. It is independent of religions and political bodies. Grenzenlos is a non-profit association. Its main purpose is to promote world peace and respect between people through intercultural non-formal education programmes abroad which combine cultural integration with engagement at non-profit initiatives worldwide. The German word „Grenzenlos“means „no boundaries“and also „no limits“. The word explains the basic mission of Grenzenlos: to promote the personal development of individuals (no limits!) and inter-cultural understanding through international encounters, trainings, inter-cultural living and work experience (no boundaries!). Grenzenlos offers a variety of international mobility programmes. These programmmes are dedicated to world peace through the promotion of inter-cultural exchanges.
About the volunteer workThe main focus is to create our own short theatre play and experience how much fun acting, dancing and playing can be in a group of great variety. We will include young (international and national) people with fewer opportunities and have the support of professional theatre pedagogues, who will teach us exercises and give us instructions. The theatre sessions include the recognition and use of natural tools (body, voice and space) and the development of potential skills (concentration, imagination, memory, expression and creativity). Your will be involved in a dynamic theatrical process and in the end of the camp we will perform your self-created play. There is no need of any theatrical knowledge in advance, but your motivation and willingness for acting is important because the theatre sessions are creative and artistic practices and your input is needed.
Local accommodationAccommodation: We will be hosted in a youth centre in Vienna: “5er Haus”. Things to bring with you: You need to bring with you a sleeping bag and mats (we will sleep on the floor), comfortable/sport clothes for the theatre activities, working shoes, raincoat, swimming suit, sun protection. If you require any medicaments (e.g. because of an allergy), don’t forget to bring them with you. Food: We will cook for ourselves. Please inform us whether you require a special diet or are vegetarian. Your accommodation and food are covered – however, we recommend you to bring some pocket money: The currency used in Austria is Euros. Furthermore we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!
About the project locationThe international camp will take place in Vienna. In the afternoon we will organise some activities like swimming, city-tour,...
RequirementsDuring the international camp we will only have insurance for accidents. Nevertheless, you need a full insurance (medical) for your travel and the time in Austria; don’t forget to arrange your insurance prior to your departure!