Light Festival at Castle Dreiluetzow and Amp; 100
Description: The little village Dreiluetzow is situated in the federal state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The castle Dreiluetzow is a 300 year old estate with a big park, which will be the workcamp location. In the surrounding area you will find mostly forests and farms. Closer city is Schwerin, 25km.This year, the camp will also be part of the anniversary campaign 100 YEARS OF WORKCAMPS ( PEACE AND SOLIDARITY FOR THE FUTURE. and will join a big international anniversary event from 25.-28.08. in Berlin. Together with volunteers from 9 other camps you will be able to present your experiences of your workcamp and develop content and formats for future workcamps in workshops. Representatives from politics, media and experts (universities, youth associations) are also invited to the anniversary celebrations.
Type of Work: This Workcamp has two different types of work. In the first 2 weeks you will be in Dreiluetzow to support the LICHTERFEST. In the third week you will move to Berlin to be part of the jubilee event 100 YEARS OF WORKCAMPS ( PEACE AND SOLIDARITY FOR THE FUTURE. At various times during the work camp you will discuss the goals and effects of work camps to prepare for the event in Berlin.The main work during the camp will be the preparation of the light festival. The whole park around the castle will be lightened by candles and fire and at different places there will be theatre, music and installations. Preparation works have to be done, such as building up tents, carrying (heavy) things, playing music to practise for the event, painting signs and so on. Here we need your handicraft and creative ideas to prepare a little program as a part of the festival. The projects depend on the dynamics of the participants If you play a musical instrument, it would be great if you bring it with youOn 23rd August you will leave Dreiluetzow and move to Berlin.On 24th and 25th you can have a look behind the scenes and support the preparations of the event. Different tasks need to be done, like making signs for better orientation of the participants, prepare documents and info-packs, while arrival welcoming and check-in. We kindly ask for being flexible, because all the tasks cannot be planned in detail.On 26th you will participate in Workshops with all the other workcamps of the other German organisations. There you will discuss about international voluntary services and about the future of workcamps.On 27th will be the main day with a public presentation of all the workcamps. Therefore you and your campleader will prepare something, which is completely up to you what kind of presentation it will be (picture gallery, short video, installation, song, performance). In the evening we will also have a party and celebrate VJFs 30th birthday, as wellInfo: www.schloss-dreiluetzow.de, www.schloss-dreiluetzow.de/index.php/lichterfest, www.workcamps.de
Accommodation: In Dreiluetzow, volunteers will live in multi-bed rooms (4-9 beds in a room) in a little building next to the castle. The group will cook for themselves. In Berlin you will sleep in a hostel with multi-bed rooms with an own bathroom and there will be a catering. Info: www.jugendherbergeberlinostkreuz.de/youthhostel
Requirements: Motivation letter required Please explain your motivation to take part in the 100 years celebration in Berlin.
Approximate Location: Close to Dreiluetzow is Wittenburg, about 4 km away and the closest big town is Schwerin, about 25 km away.