Renovation and Gardening at Waldorf School Schönau
Description: During this camp, participants will help the local community in Schönau an der Triesing, lower Austria, by renovating and gardening at the Waldorfschool. Apart from supporting school renovation and gaining hands-on experience on gardening, you will have a chance to participate in workshops that will focus on environment, nature preservation and SCI peace values through non-formal activities such as interactive discussions, theater of the oppressed, activity games and visits.
Type of Work: Every summer a new part of the school building and the garden is renovated. This year the plan is to paint the classrooms, to do some gardening, wood work, other building and renovation tasks. No previous experience is required. Apart from school renovation there will be a study part activities focused on nature preservation and SCI values. We will have group discussions, reflections, interactive games, videos and documentaries about this theme.
Study Theme: You will gain hands-on experience in gardening and renovation and gather knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy. Furthermore, this year you will reflect on environmental issues. We set this study activity up to be a lot of fun, with a diverse range of methods, with movement and without formalities. We will have discussions, play games and watch documentaries.
Accommodation: There will be a simple shared accommodation for the group. There are two sleeping rooms with mattresses - you will need to bring your sleeping bags. Volunteers will plan the menu together and cook for themselves and the partner organisation will provide the food.
Approximate Location: The Workcamp will take place in the Waldorfschool that is situated just 30 km south of Vienna, in Schönau an der Triesing; a small village in the region of Lower Austria.
Notes: Please kindly note that there is an additional incoming fee of 50 Euros for all volunteers applying through Partner organisations or Contacts of the SCI network. Check the status here: https://bit.ly/3vhBD5J. This fee covers hosting costs, insurance, a small travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects and administration costs and is to be paid on arrival at the project or online directly to the hosting branch. For volunteers coming through SCI Branches and Groups there is no additional incoming fee, since the costs covered by the additional fee are included in the amount paid to the sending branch.
If this incoming fee exceeds your financial ability, please make a comment in your application and we will get back to you.