Mediano/largo plazo
OH-C06 ALEMANIA Großlohra CONS,SOCI 21/05/2018 14/07/2018

Technical Leading | OH-C06 | 2018-05-21 - 2018-07-14 | CONS,SOCI | Age: 20 - 70


Open Houses

Work: Organising and leading an international Workcamp is an interesting challenge for those who enjoy working together with young people from all over the world and which are willing to take over responsibility. For young and older people more interested in the technical side of the works than in the organisation of the social life Open Houses offers the possibility to support the technical leading of Workcamps and Building Weeks in the framework of Mid Term Volunteering. This could be an interesting task for skilled craftsmen, for those which have own manual experiences or for those which want to train their organisational skills. The leading of the technical side of the Workcamps lies in the hands of one of Open Houses technical leaders. The volunteer who supports him can overtake a part of the technical leaders responsibility. Depending on the wishes, the skills and the experience of the volunteer this can be the organisation of the schedule of the working day, the responsibility for tools and material, the leading of a smaller group of volunteers or more special tasks. For students of architecture, building engineering and similar fields this kind of voluntary service can be recognized as internship for their studies. Open Houses will offer the necessary certificates. Because of the big variety of the individual curricula and experiences Open Houses will create for every volunteer an individual plan of the voluntary service, including introduction, supervision and evaluation. For each real week lasting seven days the volunteer supports the technical leader s/he receives 100 € pocket money. S/he does not have to pay for food and accommodation and can take part in all cultural activities and excursions of the camps.

Accomodation and food: In most of our houses there are very simple conditions. Shared rooms with mattresses. Warm shower and WC. At Lohra Castle you will stay in four little houses with 3- and 4- or 6- bedrooms with showers (limited hot water) and toilettes. The equipment is simple but fair. The fully equipped kitchen, which is situated next to the accommodation houses, is a separate building with large tables and benches inside. The atmosphere is rustic and historic. As a Camp Leader you might get a room on your own or with other camp leaders. The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that everybody will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if you could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

Location: Großlohra

Location and Leisure: Lohra Castle is situated in the heart of Germany in Northern Thuringia. The castle, which is surrounded by a scenic hilly landscape, is located on the edge of a nature reserve area. Being one of the largest castles in Thuringia, the history of the castle Lohra begins in the Middle Age. The castle is more than 1,000 years old. Today, it includes twenty buildings from different times: medieval fortifications, remnants of a tower from the 11th century, a Romanesque chapel, a manor house from the Renaissance period as well as stables and granaries from the 19th and the early 20th centuries.The ensemble is situated in the centre of a beautiful forest. For years Lohra Castle was vacant. In the 1990s Open Houses started to restore the castle and to revive it by cultural activities. Since that time, a large number of Workcamps, Building Weeks, exhibitions, concerts and other activities with international participants took place in the castle. The castle is situated next to a nature protected area. You can explore the landscape by foot; worth seeing is the chapel in Münchenlohra. Excursions to Sondershausen, Mühlhausen or Nordhausen will be discussed once you arrived.

Train/Bus station: bus station: Friedrichslohra/Wartehalle

Requirements: CV+photo, project-related Motivationletter, good level of English

Language: eng,ger

Extra Fee: 0

CV+photo, project-related Motivationletter, good level of English