Description: Waldhüttl is located in the hilly part of the alpine city of Innsbruck in Tyrol. It has been a refuge for resistance fighters in the 2nd world war and nowadays contains an intercultural housing and small-holder farming project. It is home to minorities and marginalized groups such as Roma from Slovakia and Romania, transient workers, couch surfers, pilgrims and a local voluntary staff, who relentlessly help the project running. Furthermore there is some exchange with inhabitants of the neighboring refugee accommodation (130 Asylum seekers). The property is a venue between people of different backgrounds and grants the possibility to learn from each other in terms of intercultural understanding and alternative, environmental and nature-bound living form projects.
Type of Work: International and local volunteers in this camp will help organizing a sports event and a Roma/Refugee festivity, renovate and replant a little pond which serves as natural biotope, renovate the path of world religions, improve the wheelchair-accessible of the site, construct raised planting beds and ameliorate the stables of the animals. Work will be mainly physical and will be for about 5 to 6 hours each day.
Study Theme: Learning about living conditions and everyday life of Asylum seekers and Roma in Innsbruck, learning about world religions and conflict regions, learning about alternative and self-sufficient living forms, “alternative” sightseeing walk through the city center, learning about urban gardening projects etc.
Accommodation: The sleeping room will be in a three leveled, cozy and clean barn, where beds and mattresses are available. Please bring sleeping bags and sheets and who needs it, pillows. It is also possible to sleep in a tent in the garden, if you bring one with you (and if yes, don t forget a mat). There is a small kitchen in the gathering room, where the volunteers will cook for together.
Requirements: Small letter of motivation required. Furthermore we would like volunteers to come to the camp in an eco-friendly way and if this not possible due to a long distance, we recommend to engage with C0²- compensating agencies like atmosfair https://www.atmosfair.de/en/home or myclimate.org http://www.myclimate.org/
Approximate Location: nnsbruck is the capital city of the federal state Tyrol of Austria. It is located in the Inn Valley and between high mountains, the so-called North Chain in the Karwendel Alps to the north, and the Patscherkofel and Serles to the south. Innsbruck lies about half way between Munich (GER) and Verona (IT). The capital of Austria (Vienna) is about 386 km east of Innsbruck.