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Die Workcamps in Österreich werden vom gemeinnützigen Verein Grenzenlos organisiert. Diese politisch und konfessionell unabhängige Nichtregierungsorganisation (NGO) ist aus der 1949 gegründeten Initiative “ICYE Austria” entstanden und besteht seit 1970 als eigenständiger Verein. Ihr Sitz befindet sich in Wien-Alsergrund.


Umweltprojekt mit der Lebenshilfe in der Steiermark
Österreich    GL03    We r´ Green (Styria)    29.07.-12.08.2017    ENVI/DISA/FEST   9vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Grenzenlos is an Austrian NGO based in Vienna. It is independent of religions and political bodies. Grenzenlos is a non-profit association. Its main purpose is to promote world peace and respect between people through intercultural non-formal education programmes abroad which combine cultural integration with engagement at non-profit initiatives worldwide.
The German word „Grenzenlos“means „no boundaries“and also „no limits“. The word explains the basic mission of Grenzenlos: to promote the personal development of individuals (no limits!) and inter-cultural understanding through international encounters, trainings, inter-cultural living and work experience (no boundaries!).
Grenzenlos offers a variety of international mobility programmes. These programmmes are dedicated to world peace through the promotion of inter-cultural exchanges.
WORK: We will work together with the institution “Lebenshilfe” (Life Help) which works mainly with people with physical and mental disabilities (clients). During this camp we will work and cooperate as well with 3 environmental institutions in the community: “LEiV” (Verein Lebende Erde), “Berg- & Naturwacht” (environmental organisation in charge of the mountain and nature rescue) and “Bauerngolf” (solidarity ecological project and life style). Our work will start on Monday the 31st of July with an introduction from some of the institution and the work we will do. You will have an international evening at the beginning of the camp where you can present your country for the local partners and guests. Be ready to bring food, drinks and specialties from your country (be creative).
We will work in the forest making houses for birds, cutting “Neophytes” which destroys the local plants, work with hay and if there is enough time we will build protective fences for the plants. During the first week we will help as well with the organisation and during the “Blauracken Fest” (which is a festival in the town).
The second week we will work more with the Lebenshilfe (working directly with the clients) and the Bauerngolf in a “Golf-Tournier” activity. The work is around 6 hours a day. We will include in the project 3 refugees living in the area to work and participate with us during the camp. In your free time you have the opportunity to explore the region and make excursions to nearby places of interest. Straden is situated in the countryside of south-eastern Austria.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: We will be hosted in a school in Straden.
We will cook for ourselves. (Please inform us whether you require a special diet). Your accommodation and food are covered – however, we recommend you to bring some pocket money: the currency used in Austria is Euros. Furthermore we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: The international camp will take place in Straden (Styria).
LANGUAGES: eng,ger
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Motivation Letter is needed!
Things to bring with you: You need to bring with you a sleeping bag (we have mats in the house), working clothes, working shoes, raincoat, swimming suit, sun protection. If you require any medications (e.g. because of an allergy), don’t forget to bring them with you. We’ll work in nature and the natural habitat of ticks. There’s a small risk of tick borne encephalitis. Make sure you protect yourself with repellent or a vaccination.