A social living model (Cologne)
Description: The "Sozialistische Selbsthilfe Mülheim" (Socialist Self-Help Mülheim) has its home on the Rhine in the working-class district of Cologne. Twenty people have built up a project here that has become known far beyond Cologne. Everyone can join in here: homeless and unemployed people, people with They criminal pasts, families with children, people who can't find their way in the existing order or don't want to spend their daily lives between the office and the television. The group has restored an old factory. They live from removals and apartment clearances, run a café, support the development of social projects, help the needy and take care of urban design.
Type of Work: Second-hand recycling and sales, driving apartment clearances, cooking together for everyone, assisting in the cafe, gardening, making wood, join discussion groups...
Study Theme: The history of the SSM project; community life, social and sustainable lifestyles.
Accommodation: In the guest house in shared rooms. Lunch and cooking together with the community;
Language: English, German
Requirements: Enjoy physical work in a team; interest in urban development and social living models; willingness to live with people from different backgrounds, learn from each other and share one's experiences; initiative and creativity are expected!
Approximate Location: Cologne
Notes: INCOMING FEE for volunteers applying via partner organisations and contacts of SCI: https://sci-d.de/incomingfee