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 Seit mehreren Jahren arbeiten wir in Serbien sehr erfolgreich mit der nicht-staatlichen und regierungsunabhängigen Organisation Young Researchers of Serbia / Voluntary Service of Serbia (YRS-VSS) zusammen. Die Erfahrungsberichte unserer Freiwilligen sind sehr gut. Der Großteil der Workcamps liegt im Bereich des Umwelt- und Naturschutzes.

Bitte beachte: In manche Projekten erheben unsere Partner zur Finanzierung des Projektes bzw. der Freizeitaktivitäten eine kleine Extra-Gebühr (die Höhe steht bei der jeweiligen Campbeschreibung).


Gestalte die Sportanlage in Omoljica neu!
Serbien    VSS08    Tonight we prowdly present, Omoljica    03.07.-16.07.2017    RENO/SPORT   14vols
PROJECT: The Youth Association "Sunflower" was founded in 2013 with the aim to promote youth activism, volunteering, culture, sport and education and has so far organized three workcamps to improve the quality of life of young people in the village.
WORK: This year volunteers will renovate 10 sport fields and playgrounds in Omoljica. The work consists of sanding and painting the existing exercise constructions, marking sport fields as well as repairing benches and garbage bins. The participants will organize joint sport competitions involving the local community. A high number of young people from the local community will take part in the work and sport activities.
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will be accommodated in the school which is located in the center of Omoljica. The volunteers should bring their own sleeping bags. Within the school there is a kitchen with all necessary equipment as well as showers and toilets. Meals will be prepared by volunteers, food will be provided by the organizers of the camp.
LOCATION: Omoljica is a village of about 6300 inhabitants and is located in the north of Serbia, 16km from Pancevo and about 30km from Belgrade. It is surrounded by parks, rivers, lakes, and there is also a mineral spring with temperatures above 37 ° C. In free time the host will organize a trip to Pancevo, the Danube and a recycling factory. Various workshops, such as traditional sewing techniques and folklore, film evenings and socializing with the local community will be organized.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade, Timisoara (ROM)
NOTES: It is desirable that volunteers have an interest in sports.

Verschiedene Renovierungen und Restaurationen in dem kleinen Dorf Sicevo
Serbien    VSS09    VILLAGE WITH THE VIEW, SICEVO    05.07.-16.07.2017    RENO   10vols (no more male)
PROJECT: The Youth Association Klisura was created as an initiative of young people and enthusiasts who want to make Sicevo a better place for living, by supporting agriculture, sports, rural tourism and by motivating young people to remain living in the countryside instead of moving to bigger towns and cities. They organize cultural and sport events, renovate parks and hiking trails. This is the second time they organize workcamps in order to draw the attention of the locals on the importance of preserving the environment and creating conditions for sustainable development of rural tourism.
WORK: The volunteers will do a little renovation work in the village and on improving its infrastructure: the park and small sport complexes will be renovated and a panoramic podium over the great view of the surrounding will be made. The volunteers will also clean the landfill and dig 2 canals for draining stagnant water. They will also prepare, paint and set up the welcoming board and the map of the village. We expect significant participation of local volunteers for work and socializing, as they are eager to meet the international volunteers.
ACCOMMODATION: In the local school, 500m from the workplace, with toilets and showers. No need for sleeping bags. The volunteers will prepare meals from ingredients that will be provided by the host.
LOCATION: Sicevo is a small village located in the Sicevo Gorge, the area of outstanding natural beauty. It is surrounded by many monuments, springs and gardens, as well as the Sicevo cave with remains of the Neanderthal man. The World Cup in paragliding was organized in Sicevo in 2005, so imagine the surroundings Sicevo is located near the city of Nis in the South-East Serbia. During free time excursions will be organized to important natural, cultural and historic sites, as well as lectures about survival in nature and the vast use of plants from nature.
NEAREST TRAIN/ BUS STATION: Nis
NEAREST AIRPORTS: Nis, Belgrade, Sofia (BUL)

Lebhafter Sommer mit der Gemeinde in Bikovo
Serbien    VSS10    VILLAGE GAMES WITHOUT BORDERS, BIKOVO    05.07.-19.07.2017    SOCI/FEST   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Association Bikovo organizes this workcamp for the second time.
WORK: The summer festival Village games without borders are going to be organized for the ninth time, and since last year the participation of foreign volunteers has been giving international character to the Games. The volunteers will contribute to the idea of the host to increase the quality of life to the village inhabitants with this festival and to show how little is needed to have a full and fun summer in the village. The international volunteers will give an added value to this rural event. The tasks will be linked with to the technical support of the whole manifestation: renewing old and making some new equipment/installations for the games, clean the park where the games are going to be held, make and set up garbage cans and share promotional flyers for the Village Games. In addition to supporting the Village Games, with the help of the locals the volunteers will work on setting up two houses for the village vulnerable families.
ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation will be at a farm on the outskirts of the village Bovine, 500m from the village center. The Farm is an authentic old agricultural estate, a real monument with a large yard, garden and summer houses, workshops, etc. Volunteers should be prepared for basic living conditions, outside toilet and solar shower. Participants will prepare breakfast and dinner by themselves while lunch will be prepared by the local households in the manner of this village customs. Vegetarian and vegan food will be provided upon request.
LOCATION: Bikovo is close to Subotica in North Serbia (near the border with Hungary). It has 1,487 inhabitants, mostly Croats, Serbs, Hungarians and Bunjevac. The local population is mainly engaged in agriculture or employed in Subotica. The volunteers will be one of the participating teams in the Games. In free time the volunteers will enjoy the daily summer life with the locals. Visits to Subotica and the International Palic film festival are going to be organized.
NEXT TRAIN/ BUS STATION: Subotica
NEAREST AIRPORTS: Belgrade, Budapest (HUN)

Renovierungsarbeiten in der serbischen Stadt Krusevac
Serbien    VSS11    NEW AGE CREATIVITY, KRUSEVAC    10.07.-22.07.2017    RENO/CULT   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Association Fakiri sa juga is a non-profit organization based in Krusevac, engaged in activities to promote art and culture for young people, which, by the words of this organisation Krusevac is greatly lacking.
WORK: The aim of this project is to enable the Alternative Cultural Center which will, in the spirit of the times in which we live, enable creative activity of young people, show the ways in which computers, projectors, lighting and other modern media can help young people discover and use their creative potential and meet the requirements of modern audience. The local municipality office in Bivolje supported our initiative and ceded an abandoned building for the project. The workcamp will bring together young people from different countries to exchange ideas and work together on the renovation of the building that will become a place for creative activities of young people. Volunteers will help clearing the ground that belongs to the building and comes all the way down to the river, do minor repairs of the facade, paint woodwork, interior walls as well as redesign old furniture.
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will be accommodated in a house, the social center for young people, with kitchen and common toilets and bathrooms, in double rooms. The volunteers will independently prepare meals from food that will be provided by the organizer. The house is located near the workplace.
LOCATION: Krusevac is a city located in Central Serbia, on the river Rasina and has about 75,000 residents. In the Middle Ages, it was the capital of Serbia. One day of the workcamp will be reserved for visiting nearby locations: Lake Celije and Jastrebac Mountain. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the rich cultural and historical heritage of the city of Krusevac. We will hold discussions and workshops on the possibilities of abandoned spaces converted into useful ones.
NEAREST TRAIN/ BUS STATION: Krusevac
NEAREST AIRPORTS: Belgrade, Nis

Generationsübergreifendes Projekt - Workcamp in einem Altenheim in Belgrad
Serbien    VSS12    AGE IS JUST A NUMBER II, BELGRADE (BELGRADE)    10.07.-28.07.2017    ELDE   10vols
PROJECT: In 2016 the Gerontological Center of Belgrade hosted its first workcamp although it wasn t the first project organised with the volunteers. The results were wonderful and both residents and the volunteers were satisfied and motivated to repeat similar experience. With this notion, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us at another workcamp with this wonderful group of people.
NOTE: These are probably the coolest elderly people in Belgrade Take a look at their surprising calendar for 2017 at http://www.blic.rs/galerija/naslovna/deke-i-bake-kao-tinejdzeri-korisnici-gerontoloskog-centra-beograd-vole-sve-sto-vole/rb3867e. The center hosts close to 600 residents and it is the largest in the country and one of the largest in Europe. The Center is built according to modern building standards and it employs professional staff to take care of the residents and create an atmosphere of free and solidary community life. The idea for the organization and implementation of the international volunteer workcamps arises as a need for assistance in improving the quality of life of the residents.
WORK: The volunteers will be working with elderly people, residents of the elder care center Bezanijska kosa, which is a part of the Gerontological Center of Belgrade. They will participate in creative workshops planed with professionals. Besides that, they will maintain the garden (planting flowers, cutting grass and cleaning paths in yards), enjoy walks with the residents, spending quality time with them.
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will be accommodated in rooms with beds (sleeping bags are not required) of Center, with toilets and showers. Meals will be shared with the Centre residents.
LOCATION: Area of Bezanijska kosa is in a quiet part of the city of Belgrade and belongs to New Belgrade municipality. There will be an excursion organized to important places of cultural and historical heritage of Belgrade. The volunteers will have a workshop with the centres employees about communication with elderly people and meeting their needs.
NEAREST TRAIN/ BUS STATION: Belgrade
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade
REQUIREMENTS: The volunteers should be motivated for work with elderly people and send a project related motivation letter at the time of application.

Unterstuetze die Vorbereitungen für Radwettbewerbe in Uzice
Serbien    VSS13    EXTREME VOLUNTEERING, UZICE    13.07.-24.07.2017    ENVI   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Guide Association Kapedunum http://www.kapedunum.rs/ organises this workcamp for the first time and they are very enthusiastic!
WORK: Surrounded by picturesque nature and the river canyon Djetinja, numerous bikes and walking trails, the town of Uzice is increasingly visited by environmentally conscious tourists, nature lovers and young travellers who want to explore small towns in Serbia. The volunteers will help organizing competitions in mountain biking on Tornik, a famous ski center on the mountain Zlatibor, prepare the bike path with the help of local volunteers (remove the stones, label directions, fix obstacles), and take photos of the race. They will help build a hiking trail through the Djetinja gorge by clearing debris away and superfluous vegetation. We expect the locals to get involved too, as they have already started asking about you, our international volunteers
ACCOMMODATION: The hostel in a 4-bed rooms with shared toilets and showers. The volunteers will prepare meals from food that will be provided by the organizer.
LOCATION: The city of Uzice in western Serbia is geographically located in the middle of the world famous tourist attractions such as Mokra Gora, Drvengrad, the National Park Tara, Zlatibor, Sirogojno, Drina River House etc. The city is just the step away from the untouched nature and is ideal for an active vacation, cycling, paragliding, climbing etc. Uzice has significant cultural and historical heritage, starting from its mention in the writings of Dubrovnik from the 14th century whose witness is a medieval fortification Stari Grad which still stands on the hillside of the city, offering outstanding views over the city. There is the first hydropower plant in Europe and the second in the world, built by Tesla s principles. Probably the most famous historical value of the city is The Uzice Republic is - the first liberated territory in the World War II. Guided excursions will be organized to the natural, cultural and historical sites of Uzice. The volunteers will also participate in workshops on the topic of environmental protection.
NEAREST TRAIN/ BUS STATION: Uzice
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade
REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers should bring their own camera.

Arbeiten an Grünflächen und Renovierung des Jugendhauses in Backi Petrovac
Serbien    VSS15    UPCYCLE UPGRADE UNDERSTAND, BACKI PETROVAC    15.07.-27.07.2017    ENVI/RENO   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: YMCA Serbia is an organization dedicated to work with children and young people (between 8 and 30 years old). Our goal is to support personal development of children and young people by organizing activities for their leisure time, enabling them to live better and more fulfilling lives. This will be the second time we organise workcamps.
WORK: This workcamp will be a tempting option for the volunteers and the local young people to, apart from manual work, engage themselves in a creative sense. We will continue the work started last year and includes collection of garbage, cleaning and arrangement of green spaces (parks, ponds, gardens), painting, repairing and making furniture from the used material as well as renovation work of the Youth Centre.
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will be accommodated in the premises of the Tourist Organization of Backi Petrovac. The kitchen, toilets and showers are provided at the venue. The volunteers will prepare their own meals from food that will be provided by the organizer, so to share their favourite meals with their new friends and learn about cuisines of other countries.
LOCATION: Backi Petrovac is a small town in Vojvodina, situated 25km from Novi Sad. It is a typical agriculture town in Vojvodina, more than 260 years old, known for its Slovak traditions. An excursion to Novi Sad is going to be organized. Various lectures and workshops on topics of local culture and history, as well as environmental protection are planned.
NEAREST TRAIN/ BUS STATION: Novi Sad, Backi Petrovac
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade, Budapest (HUN)

Entdecke serbische und historische Kultur im workcamp in Sremski Karlovci
Serbien    VSS16    ABORETUM, SREMSKI KARLOVCI    16.07.-30.07.2017    ENVI/CULT   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Vojvodina Environmental Movement (VEM) is one of the contact points of YRSiVSS involved in sending and hosting volunteers for more than 7 years now. VEM is a non-governmental organization that aims at the creation of sustainable communities by working on development of environmental protection, ecotourism, youth and volunteer programmes.
WORK: The aim of the international volunteer workcamp Arboretum is to increase awareness of the cultural, historical and educational significance of the natural monument Dvorska basta through improving its infrastructure and implementing educational tours of the same. The volunteers will participate in renovating and painting wooden benches, wooden bridge, removing coarse dirt and the undue plant material from the stream. They will also help with delivering of educational walks for local residents and their animation. Local volunteers will also take part in the work. Dvorska basta translates to The Courts Garden and it used to be a botanical garden.
ACCOMMODATION: The first part of the workcamp, the volunteers will be accommodated in a youth center Eco Center Radulovacki (ekoloskicentar.org), with beds (sheets and pillows), shared bathrooms, working spaces and WiiFi included.
LOCATION: Sremski Karlovci is situated on the slopes of the Fruska Gora mountain, just by the river Danube, in the region of Vojvodina, North Serbia. It is a small, picturesque town with rich past and represents the centre of the Serbian culture and history. It is the place of the oldest Serbian high school and the oldest Serbian theological school, together with the Chappell of Peace (place of peace treaty between the Ottoman Empire and the Holy alliance, famous for the first usage of the round table in history). During the leisure time we can offer guided tours around the town and Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. During the workcamp, workshops on the history and dendroflora of Dvorska basta as well as different methods of animating the visitors are going to be held.
NEAREST TRAIN/ BUS STATION: Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade, Budapest (HUN)

Arbeiten an Sumpfgebiet in Sremski Karlovci
Serbien    VSS17    WETLANDS CONSERVATION, SREMSKI KARLOVCI    16.07.-30.07.2017    ENVI   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Vojvodina Environmental Movement (VEM) is one of the contact points of YRSiVSS involved in sending and hosting volunteers for more than 7 years now. VEM is a non-governmental organization that aims at the creation of sustainable communities, by working on development of environmental protection, ecotourism, youth and volunteer programmes.
WORK: The aim of the workcamp is to enhance the ecotourism offer of Sremski Karlovci by developing the infrastructure for realization of ecotourism programmes and increasing the visibility of areas within the special nature reserve KoviljiPetrovaradin Wetlands. The activities on the workcamp contribute to raising awareness on the importance of conservation of special nature reserves. This is the second year VEM is organizing Wetlands Conservation workcamp. The volunteers will work on two sites within KoviljiPetrovaradin Wetlands i Old Danube location, removing the invasive plants, creating walking paths and cleaning the area, and Kurjacka greda location, painting the wooden infrastructure and setting up educational materials.
ACCOMMODATION: The first part of the workcamp, the volunteers will be accommodated in a youth center Eco Center Radulovacki (ekoloskicentar.org), with beds (sheets and pillows), shared bathrooms, working spaces and WiiFi included. Lunch will be served in a restaurant, while breakfast and dinner will be prepared by volunteers in the center. The second part of the workcamp, participants will be accommodated in the wetlands, near the town. Tents, sleeping bags and mats will be provided. There is a wooden cottage for storing food and other necessary things that should be kept under key. There will be also equipment for preparing food (breakfast and dinner will be prepared by volunteers, while lunch will be brought by the organizer).
LOCATION: Sremski Karlovci is situated on the slopes of the Fruska Gora mountain, just by the river Danube, in the region of Vojvodina, North Serbia. It is a small, picturesque town with rich past and represents the centre of the Serbian culture and history. It is the place of the oldest Serbian high school and the oldest Serbian theological school, together with the Chappell of Peace (place of peace treaty between the Ottoman Empire and the Holy alliance, famous for the first usage of the round table in history). During the leisure time we can offer guided tours around the town, hikes to the Fruska Gora mountain and a visit to Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia. During the workcamp, participants will gain knowledge about biodiversity of KoviljiPetrovatadin Wetlands, through workshops about the flora and fauna of the nature reserve. In addition, they will acquire practical skills to maintain the potential of ecotourism sites. They will have the opportunity to participate in workshops on the concepts of sustainable development, protection from fire and floods, and first aid.
NEAREST TRAIN/ BUS STATION: Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade, Budapest (HUN)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The volunteers should be prepared to work outdoors, and stay-in-the-nature part of the workcamp (from 3 to 5 days, depending on weather conditions)

Internationales workcamp in dem Reservat Titelski Breg
Serbien    VSS18    BLOOMING OF THE TISA, TITEL    18.07.-29.07.2017    ENVI   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The public enterprise Titelski breg coordinates and directs activities for the protection and maintenance of natural and cultural resources of the special nature reserve Titelski breg, organizes and organizes events to promote its natural, cultural and tourism potential. This is the third year that workcamps are organized there, as a part of the reserve conservation.
WORK: the volunteers will be working on the revitalization of the reserve: removal of invasive species, waste disposal, production and installation of birdhouses and info boards, photographing and preparation of internet presentations or the nature reserve Titelski Breg. One joint activity will be organized with the local community of Titel.
ACCOMMODATION: In the premises of the public enterprise Titelski Breg, sleeping on mattresses, so bring your sleeping bag. Rooms are equipped with toilets. Solar showers will be installed. Volunteers will prepare their own meals from food that will be provided by the organizer.
LOCATION: Titelski breg is the loess plateau that extends for 18km in the province of Vojvodina, in Northern Serbia. It is located near the Tisa river and the town of Titel. Even if the altitude of the breg (eng. hill) is only 128m, as Vojvodina is the biggest European plain, when standing on the top of the hill, one has a feeling of standing on an island overlooking the sea. Titels confluence of two rivers and the vast surrounding green leave a deep impression. Excursions by boat on the river Tisa will be organized. During free time, the volunteers can stay at Titels beautiful beaches and the courts for beach volleyball. Several workshops and lectures will be organized, for the volunteers to gain basic knowledge of the location, the reserve and its national and international importance.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Novi Sad
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade

Unterstuetze ein Touristenangebot in dem Dorf Ruski Krstur und werte alte Fahrräder auf!
Serbien    VSS20    VOLUNTEERING ON 2 WHEELS , RUSKI KRSTUR    24.07.-05.08.2017    RENO   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The Tourist Association Ruski Krstur was founded in 2013 in order to promote the touristic potential of the village. Seven associations joined their work and activities in order to represent, enable and create the touristic profile of the village Ruski Krstur.
WORK: The aim of this workcamp is to improve and raise the quality of touristic profile of the village. Volunteers will repair old bicycles, donated by the villagers to be used by tourists and the associations in Ruski Krstur. The work includes sanding and painting frames as well as mounting of new and used parts on bikes. Each volunteer will have the opportunity to paint a bike in their own design. A significant number of young people from the village will take part in the work, as they are already eager to host international volunteers for several years in a row.
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will be accommodated in the premises of the local Caritas, with a kitchen, common toilets and showers. Volunteers will prepare their own meals from the food that will be provided by the organizer.
LOCATION: Ruski Krstur is a village in the municipality of Kula. The village is mostly inhabited by Ruthenians, who in this region have a centuries-old tradition and the cultural center of the Ruthenian nationality in Serbia, in Ruski Krstur. An excursion is going to be organized in consultation with the volunteers. Creative and educational workshops as well.
NEAREST TRAIN STATIONS: Novi Sad, Kula
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade

Teile deine kuenstlerischen Talente und Interessen mit internationalen Freiwilligen!
Serbien    VSS23    ARTOPOLIS I i SOUNDING, KOSJERIC    27.07.-11.08.2017    ART   10vols
PROJECT: The idea of the Kosjeric Art Camp originated from The Club of Friendship based at The Centre for Anti-War Action in Belgrade. The camp was deliberately set outside the city of Belgrade in order to make a smaller local community benefit from international inputs, but also to give a chance to international participants to explore the capacities of a Serbian inner city and its surrounding natural beauties. This will be the 14th year of art workcamp in Kosjeric. http://artcamp.ktowngroup.org.rs
WORK: The main concept of the Art Camp is to enable international young people to meet across the borders and share their artistic interests and skills, while rising of the life quality level in this local community especially through the interaction with the local young people.The idea for the music workshop is based on picture and sound interaction and wider communication as well as possible collaboration with other workshops that take place in Kosjeric camps (mural and graffiti and theatre workshop). The work process will be separated into three phases: a. Sound and spaces - participants would carry out music for the video material that will be recorded in various localities. b. Sound and movement - participants will make several improvisations together with the theatre workshop that will take in hand stage movement. c. Sound and colour - in cooperation with the mural workshop, the volunteers will produce several compositions connected with mural and graffiti that will be produced during the workcamp.
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is provided at private houses of local families with the meals in some of the local restaurants.
LOCATION: Kosjeric is a small town in the western part of Serbia (120 km south from Belgrade), well known for its beautiful nature. Thanks to its natural features and well organized authentic rural tourist households, Kosjeric is one the leading destinations of rural tourism in Serbia. Main agricultural activities of Kosjeric are cattle-breeding and fruit production, so the whole area is abundant in fruit orchards of extraordinary quality, around which livestock enjoy the freedom to roam in the pastures. One excursion will be organized. There will be a mini lecture on synthesis and interaction among different kinds of art expressions.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Kosjeric
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade
REQUIREMENTS: It is necessary to be able to play at least one instrument. Please explain well in your motivation letter. (https://istrazivaci.wufoo.eu/forms/kosjeric-art-workcamp-application/) you should send together with the application form.
EXTRA FEE: 30€

Kuenstlerisches Projekt in Kosjeric - Graffitidesigns und Mauermalerei
Serbien    VSS24    ARTOPOLIS II i MURAL AND ART OF GRAFFITI, KOSJERIC    27.07.-11.08.2017    ART   10vols
PROJECT: The idea of the Kosjeric Art Camp originated from The Club of Friendship based at The Centre for Anti-War Action in Belgrade. The camp was deliberately set outside the city of Belgrade in order to make a smaller local community benefit from international inputs, but also to give a chance to international participants to explore the capacities of a Serbian inner city and its surrounding natural beauties. This will be the 14th year of the art workcamp in Kosjeric. http://artcamp.ktowngroup.org.rs
WORK: The main concept of the Art Camp is to enable international young people to meet across the borders and share their artistic interests and skills, while rising of the life quality level in this local community especially through the interaction with the local young people. The workshop will consist of two groups, organized around the idea of street galleries. First groups task will be painting murals and introducing innovations to the technical procedure of the wall painting itself. The basic medium shall be acrylic facade paint; moreover, interventions and experimenting with the third dimension are also sought after. The overall goal of the second group is introducing new forms of expression and graffiti art. An art that is been marginalized throughout decades and classified as subculture gets its own legitimate place and recognition, through a phenomenon of a street gallery. Possible synthesis and collaboration between these two groups is possible depending on ideas and agreement among members. The participants will, according to their own affinities, decide between 2 groups, where they will express their creativity to the full extent. The first days will pass in getting acquainted with basics of mural painting and graffiti, as well as in exchanging ideas among participants themselves. Apart from the joint masterpiece, there is also a possibility of creating stencils, tags.
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is provided at private houses of local families with the meals in some of the local restaurants.
LOCATION: Kosjeric is a small town in the western part of Serbia (120km south from Belgrade), well known for its beautiful nature. Thanks to its natural features and well organized authentic rural tourist households, Kosjeric is one the leading destinations of rural tourism in Serbia. Main agricultural activities of Kosjeric are cattle-breeding and fruit production, so the whole area is abundant in fruit orchards of extraordinary quality, around which livestock enjoy the freedom to roam in the pastures. One excursion will be organized. There will be a mini lecture on synthesis and interaction among different kinds of art expressions.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Kosjeric
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade
REQUIREMENTS: Participants are expected to have basic art skills. Please explain well in your motivation letter (https://istrazivaci.wufoo.eu/forms/kosjeric-art-workcamp-application/) you should send together with the application form.
EXTRA FEE: 30€

Kuenstlicherisch sich entfalten gemeinsam mit internationalen Freiwilligen - Theater, Tanz und Uebung
Serbien    VSS25    ARTOPOLIS III i PHYSICAL THEATRE, KOSJERIC (KOSJERIC)    27.07.-11.08.2017    ART   10vols
PROJECT: The idea of the Kosjeric Art Camp originated from The Club of Friendship based at The Centre for Anti-War Action in Belgrade. The camp was deliberately set outside the city of Belgrade in order to make a smaller local community benefit from international inputs, but also to give a chance to international participants to explore the capacities of a Serbian inner city and its surrounding natural beauties. This will be the 14th year of art workcamp in Kosjeric. http://artcamp.ktowngroup.org.rs
WORK: The main concept of the Art Camp is to enable international young people to meet across the borders and share their artistic interests and skills, while rising of the life quality level in this local community especially through the interaction with the local young people. Physical Theatre is based on the search for the stage expression through physical training and creative abilities, e.g. the concept of the group. Theatre workshop is meant to integrate efforts of other workshops- sounding for music and movement as well as the street art workshop for scenography. The theatre workshop will seek inspiration in the stories of Kosjeric community- local beliefs and customs, superstitions and legends. The emphasis is based on group work, space perception and the use of space as stage material, as well as on the use of the body as an instrument of expression. The physical training consists of coordination and stretching exercises, building of stamina, working on contemporary dance techniques and choreography units. The work on the concept is dived into four steps: 1st step: imitation, improvisations, imagination, 2nd step: communication, remembering, 3rd step: organizing the production and directing and 4th step: public presentation of the work. The project wants to trigger interaction between international volunteers, local residents and space, as well as the intergroup communication and communal production.
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is provided at private houses of local families with the meals in some of the local restaurants.
LOCATION: Kosjeric is a small town in the western part of Serbia (120 km south from Belgrade), well known for its beautiful nature. Thanks to its natural features and well organized authentic rural tourist households, Kosjeric is one the leading destinations of rural tourism in Serbia. Main agricultural activities of Kosjeric are cattle-breeding and fruit production, so the whole area is abundant in fruit orchards of extraordinary quality, around which livestock enjoy the freedom to roam in the pastures. One excursion will be organized. There will be a mini lecture on synthesis and interaction among different kinds of art expressions.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Kosjeric
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade
REQUIREMENTS: The workshop is open to everyone interested in the above mentioned ways of expression. Please explain well in your motivation letter (https://istrazivaci.wufoo.eu/forms/kosjeric-art-workcamp-application/) you should send together with the application form.
EXTRA FEE: 30€

Direkte soziale Unterstuetzung fuer sozial benachteiligte Familien
Serbien    VSS21    COMMUNITY - DIVERSITY - SOLIDARITY, SOMBOR    31.07.-13.08.2017    SOCI/MANU   10vols
PROJECT: IDC (Initiative for Development and Cooperation) is a group of enthusiasts led by the principles of solidarity, active inclusion, equal rights, decent jobs and satisfied people. These principles are integrated in all our programs and activities which we continually keep on innovating. Among the many activities we do mostly we work with vulnerable social groups who live below the poverty line, and with them we are trying to fight for a greater social inclusion.
WORK: During workcamp volunteers will go directly on the field and assist the socially vulnerable households depending on their respective needs. The workcamp volunteers will be raising awareness, promoting international solidarity, peace, social inclusion, justice but also organizing quality time for young people. The camp raises the questions, connects and turns the attention to the two very important topics and matters in the world at the moment: social vulnerability and poverty through the direct assistance to the priority families which are socially vulnerable and topic of the refugees from the countries affected by the wars in the Middle East by raising the awareness both at a smaller scale - among the actual volunteers, but more importantly at a bigger scale - raising the awareness of the local community in terms of the refugee crisis. The working days will be spent doing the field activities which include the renovation of parts of the houses, yard renovation, repairing furniture belonging to the families, but also repairing and renovating second-hand furniture, all for the future use of socially vulnerable households.
ACCOMMODATION: in a fully equipped premises of the local Red Cross. The volunteers will be cooking by themselves, with the kitchen at their disposal, as well as the groceries for preparing all kinds of cuisines.
LOCATION: The volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about the rich cultural and historical heritage of Sombor. One day is scheduled for a joint excursion around Sombor. Sombor is located in the northwest of Serbias northern province of Vojvodina, bordering Hungary to the North and Croatia on the West, across the Danube River. Several educational and creative workshops will be organised.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Sombor
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade, Osijek (CRO), Budapest (HUN)
NOTE: Participants are expected to be strongly motivated to work with socially vulnerable population and migrants.

Vielseitige Workshops im Jugendbegegnungsprojekt - keine Vermittlungsgebuehr und Fahrtkosten werden durch Erasmus+ Foerderung getragen
Serbien    VSS YE    Rur.IT.A.N.I.A. Youth Exchange     31.07.-14.08.2017    ENVI/TEEN/CULT/SPEC   30vols
AGE: 16-22
COUNTRIES: Poland, Belgium, Spain, France, Germany
PROJECT: One part of the day we will have different indoor and outdoor workshops, aimed to connect youth and nature based on science. We will meet experienced researchers and nature lovers, such as biologists and learn from them how to recognise plants, pick up mushrooms, etc. Also, we will try to cook some food from edible plants. Listening about “Traditional homeopathy in Serbia” from a pharmacologist, we will get advices about collecting, drying, making herbal mixtures, why and how people use them in Serbia. A geoscientist will share with us a story and help us to explore natural surroundings, introduce elements of orienteering, and organize an outdoor adventure.
The other part we will learn English, make photos and short videos and learn how to edit them and post them online, write online blogs about our experience, learn about other possibilities of international mobility and learning, safty on the internet. We will organise movie nights, discussions on various topics of interest, so to bond and share thoughts among people from different cultures. We will prepare an event for the local community, on the final days, and it will be any way we want: it can be a photo exhibition, a theatre, storytelling, a party with music we like and food from our countries or anything else you find interesting as a group.
LEISURE TIME: Walk through the forest, light hiking on marked trails, sunbathing on meadows and amazing vistas/viewpoints, painting, photography seem inspiring for recreation on Rajac, proclaimed as the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a small waterfall and one fountain near the Mountain House. There is possibility to meet people who interesting in astronomy and watching and understanding the stars, around 12th of August, during Perseid meteor shower. We will organise an excursion to visit interesting places nearby and to go swimming in a natural spa.
ACCOMMODATION: Mountaineers’ home on the mountain Rajac, located on 600m of altitude, is the biggest and most equipped mountaineers’ home in Serbia: http://www.pdpobeda.rs/detalji/Rajac/rajac.htm
We will have the meals prepared there.
LOCATION: Mountain Rajac, 100km south-west from Belgrade, close to the town of Ljig.
TERMINAL: Belgrade; we will go together from Belgrade with a rented bus.
LANGUAGE: Basic English
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: No need to bring sleeping bags. No fee, travel and accommodation are covered through Erasmus+ funding.

Nachhaltig unterwegs sein durch Reparaturen an alten Fahrrädern
Serbien    VSS28    RECYCLE, PANCEVO    01.08.-14.08.2017    ENVI/RENO   12vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Connecting People is a youth organization from Pancevo, established in 2013 with the idea of creating possibilities for young people to fulfil their potentials and encourage positive changes in the society. Connecting People was founded by the Regional volunteer center, the network of the regional volunteer programs organizers. The organization is a contact point of YRSiVSS for the international volunteer exchange. This is the third workcamp they organize.
WORK: The volunteers will repair old bicycles that will be used by the local volunteer service helping the elders as well as for the other actions of the association. The volunteers will also work on the removal of the old paint, painting as well as cleaning and fixing bicycles. They will mark new bicycle roads on the streets of Pancevo. Cycling as an ecological, sustainable way of transportation and a healthy lifestyle will be promoted throughout many street manifestations, together with the citizens of Pancevo.
ACCOMMODATION: In the rooms of the Shooting club Pancevo 1813. The volunteers will sleep in rooms equipped with beds but they need to bring sleeping bags. Meals will be prepared by the volunteers from the ingredients provided by the organization. There are bathrooms and showers in the same building.
LOCATION: Pancevo is a town in Banat, at the river Tamis with more than 75.000 inhabitants. This is a modern, multicultural city with developed industry and many different cultural happenings. It is situated in a flat area, really convenient for cycling. Tours on bikes will be organized. Trip to the Belocrkvanska lakes http://www.tos.org.rs/node/1008 and to Deliblato Sands a Special Nature Reserve will be organized as well. This place is called European Sahara as it is the last remaining desert in Europe http://www.serbia.com/visit-serbia/natural-beauties/unique-nature/deliblato-sands-the-european-sahara/. An Intercultural evening will be organized, where volunteers will have a chance to present their country, its customs and food and other, more personal perception of their culture, so to reflect together on the concept of culture in an international surrounding. Moreover, the volunteers will be introduced with the principles of the local volunteer social service and one discussion on the topic of sustainable transport will be organized as well.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Pancevo
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade, Timisoara (ROM)

Werde aktiv in dem Altenheim in Belgrad gemeinsam mit internationalen Freiwilligen!
Serbien    VSS30    AGE IS JUST A NUMBER III, BELGRADE    01.08.-18.08.2017    ELDE   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: In 2016 the Gerontological Center of Belgrade hosted its first workcamp although it was not the first project organised with the volunteers. The results were wonderful and both residents and the volunteers were satisfied and motivated to repeat similar experience. With this notion, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us at another workcamp with this wonderful group of people.
NOTE: These are probably the coolest elderly people in Belgrade. Take a look at their surprising calendar for 2017 at http://www.blic.rs/galerija/naslovna/deke-i-bake-kao-tinejdzeri-korisnici-gerontoloskog-centra-beograd-vole-sve-sto-vole/rb3867e. The center hosts close to 600 residents and it is the largest in the country and one of the largest in Europe. The Center is built according to modern building standards and it employs professional staff to take care of the residents and create an atmosphere of free and solidary community life. The idea for the organization and implementation of the international volunteer workcamps arises as a need for assistance in improving the quality of life of the residents.
WORK: The volunteers will be working with elderly people, residents of the elder care center Bezanijska kosa, which is a part of the Gerontological Center of Belgrade. They will participate in creative workshops planed with professionals. Besides that, they will maintain the garden (planting flowers, cutting grass and cleaning paths in yards), enjoy walks with the residents, spending quality time with them.
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will be accommodated in rooms with beds (sleeping bags are not required) of Center, with toilets and showers. Meals will be shared with the Centre residents.
LOCATION: Area of Bezanijska kosa is in a quiet part of the city of Belgrade and belongs to New Belgrade municipality. There will be an excursion organized to important places of cultural and historical heritage of Belgrade. The volunteers will have a workshop with the centres employees about communication with elderly people and meeting their needs.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Belgrade
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The volunteers should be motivated for work with elderly people and send a project related motivation letter at the time of application.

Renovierungsarbeiten an der Campinganlage Kamenicki vis
Serbien    VSS31    KAMENICKI VIS, NIS    02.08.-13.08.2017    RENO/CONS   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: In 2015 the Association Kamenica claimed a devastated camp settlement along the favourite picnic site for the inhabitants of the third biggest town of Serbia, Nis, called Kamenicki vis, which was not operational for the last 10 years. Their goal is to renovate the camp and to open an educational and recreational youth camp, which will be fully integrated with the natural, economic and social environment, so they can offer free programs for children and youth. From the very beginning, the Association Kamenica introduced workcamps to this project. This is the fourth camp that we organize in order to contribute to the development of area through improving the existing tourist offer and establishment of new tourist attractions.
WORK: The volunteers will paint camp houses, maintain the campground and set up guideposts. In the second half of the workcamp the volunteers will cooperate with partner organizations in arranging paths in concrete that connect the camp with picnic and sports facilities. With help of a professional worker, the volunteers will set up 5 camp houses. Together with local volunteers, they will build the forest road that will connect the camp with the nearby Samar cave. During the days of Open doors campers will be in the role of promoters of the refurbished and new tourist facilities to the citizens of Nis and representatives of the media and so to present results of their work during the Workcamps Final Event.
ACCOMMODATION: In the camp site in fully equipped wooden houses. The volunteers will prepare meals by themselves, food will be provided by the organizers.
LOCATION: The campsite Kamenicki vis is located in the mountains, at the altitude of 800 meters, only 13 km from the center of Nis. It offers a clear view of the entire city and its surroundings. It is surrounded by natural beauty, rich flora and fauna, historical monuments and archaeological sites. During free time the volunteers can use basketball and football courts or hike. It is also planned to have a guided tour around the area to get to know the local cultural and historical heritage as well as to visit Nis. One workshop about rural development will be organized.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Nis
NEAREST AIRPORT: Nis, Belgrade, Sofia (BGR)

Renovierungsarbeiten an einer Dorfschule in Dobra
Serbien    VSS32    DOBRO DOBRI DOBRA, GOLUBAC    04.08.-18.08.2017    RENO   15vols (no more female)
PROJECT: JAZAS youth of Pozarevac was founded in 2007. It promotes volunteerism and youth participation, youth health and safety and society advancement. JAZAS organizes workcamps since 2014.
WORK: This year we would like to improve conditions in a village school, attended by the pupils from two villages. The volunteers will work on the schools facade (painting a mural), classrooms (repairing furniture) and its courtyard (building and placing resting benches and sport installations, mainly on the volleyball court).
ACCOMMODATION: The volunteers will be accommodated in the school s gym, with beds with mattresses and sheets (no need to bring). The gym has showers and toilets, but we will have a solar shower as well The volunteers will prepare the meals with food provided by the host, as there is a fully equipped kitchen in the school. We expect the locals to be eager to join with the typical dishes from Serbia.
LOCATION: The village Dobra is located in the North-East Serbia, inside the Natural Park Djerdap, about 150km away from Belgrade, 30km from Donji Milanovac and 24km from Golubac and its famous fortress overlooking the Danube, where it is is at its widest and deepest of its entire stretch through Europe. http://www.serbia.com/visit-serbia/cultural-attractions/palaces-and-fortresses/golubac-the-guardian-of-the-danube/In free time we will get to know the very rich nature of the area; there will be a trip orgnised to see the Golubac fortress, Trajan s table and the oldest urban settlement of Europe, called Lepenski vir, dating back to 8.5 millenniums ago to the young Stone Age of Europe. We will organize different workshops, games, traditional dances, sport activities, fishing, ride with a catamaran and we will also be special guests for the Youth Day in Golubac.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Golubac
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade

Konstruktion eines Open Air Museums
Serbien    VSS35    LITTLE YUGOSLAVIA, SUBOTICA    09.08.-24.08.2017    ENVI/RENO/CULT   12vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Mini-Yugoslavia, 4th Yugoslavia or the Yugoland is an NGO from Subotica that created a special piece of land called the Park Yugoland in 2003. The territory represents the territory of the second Yugoslavia; during the era of Tito. The information tables introduce facts about the country at that time. There is also a small museum. The reason why it is called the 4th Yugoslavia, you can read here: https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC376C2_mini-yugoslavia?guid=b95f1978-2cd0-49f7-9fc2-511dab7a41d2. The most important reason why Yugoland was founded is the Yugo-nostalgia. The mission of the organisation is preserving the Yugoslav culture and tradition, promoting Brotherhood Unity of South Slav Nations, maintaining the tradition of important events and dates in the history of South Slavic people. The hosting organisation is also active in preserving biodiversity, planting trees, composting, promotion of renewable energy resources and sustainable development. Our actions are directed to strong public advocacy towards changing bad habits regarding the use of natural resources and in terms of dealing with waste.
WORK: This workcamp should contribute to the creation of a new touristic space in Park Yugoland - Mini Yugoslavia - Open Air Museum . The idea is to provide tourists with interesting information about the history of the Yugoslavia, giving visitors an insight into the historical museum items. The volunteers will set up an exhibition inside the Park, draw on the walls and paint picnic benches, improve the greenspace and garden, make and install tourist information boards. The work will be mostly outside, lots of share and fresh air.
ACCOMMODATION: It will be provided on site, in tents with mattresses and sleeping bags, with solar shower cabins. Food will be prepared for the volunteers by the host. Fresh fruits and vegetables will be provided in large quantities. We will encourage volunteers to get involved in cooking, so to share favorite home recipes and taste different cuisines. Volunteers need to bring sleeping bags.
LOCATION: The Park spreads on more than 3ha and has around 4000 trees. The town of Subotica is known for its rich cultural heritage, multicultural spirit, vibrant cultural events and good food. There will be an excursion to Subotica organised. There will be workshops on environmental protection.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Subotica
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade, Budapest (HUN)

Neubelebung des Naturreservats Ludas Lake
Serbien    VSS37    LUDAS THE SWAN LAKE II, HAJDUKOVO    03.09.-16.09.2017    ENVI   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: Public enterprise Palic-Ludas, the manager of the nature protected area.
WORK: Special Nature Reserve Ludas Lake is one of the oldest protected areas in the world, known as wetlands of international importance as well as an ornithological reserve. The lake has rich bird fauna consisting of 214 recorded species, 140 of which are protected as natural rarities. They represent an essential feature of this valuable reserve for the Serbia and Europe. Ludas Lake is the habitat of many endangered species, and is also an important station for migratory bird species. Volunteer camp at Lake Ludas has been organized for the last 16 years. Volunteer activities will mainly focus on the revitalization of areas: the removal of invasive plant species that threaten the natural habitat, to participate in the repair of educational paths on Ludas and Selevenjska in the woods, take part in mowing and maintenance of steppe meadows at the Ludas Visitors Center and repair Fisherman s Huts. These activities are carried out as a measure of active protection of nature in order to preserve habitats, as well as the maintenance of visit infrastructure. Volunteers interested in projects related to the village and nature conservation are more than welcome.
ACCOMMODATION: In small homes, so-called research stations in the attic with sleeping mattresses, male and female toilets and showers. Bed sheets will be provided but volunteers can bring their sleeping bag. Lunch and dinner will be ready in a restaurant, breakfast will be prepared by participants, from the food provided by the hosts.
LOCATION: Hajdukovo and Ludas Lake are 12km from Subotica, in the far north of Serbia. In his spare time planned various activities like bird watching, boating on the lake, as well as the education of participants in relation to the conservation of biological and landscape diversity, ecological corridors and other habitats of importance for nature conservation.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Subotica
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade, Budapest (HUN)

Manuelle archaeologische Arbeiten an der Kupinik Festung in Kupinovo
Serbien    VSS38    KUPINIK, KUPINOVO    10.09.-23.09.2017    ARCH/MANU   10vols (no more female)
PROJECT: The Srem Region has been permanently inhabited since the early Stone Age with many clear signs of life just below the ground surface. Thanks to those signs we are able to see activities, ways of life even the way of thinking of the inhabitants of past time. The overall excavations of all historical layers show that this part of the region has an extraordinary rich cultural background. The locality Ethno house in Kupinovo village should provide evidence on communities living here since the Iron Age. Many of the localities are endangered due to agriculture or construction, especially in industrial zones, but not this one. The first excavations started four years ago and after three workcamps the results were very positive.
WORK: Volunteers will continue the work from the previous work in the area of the fortress Kupinik destroyed in 1521 when Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent conquered this region. You will join the team of volunteers led by a local archaeologist in the continuance of the field works in the compound of Kupinik fortress in Kupinovo. These would be the first conservation works on the fortress probably since it was destroyed. Volunteers will clear the area under the vertical parts of the fortress walls and the paths towards the fortress connecting it with the village.
ACCOMMODATION: in two renovated houses in the Ethno Park, sleeping on folding beds. Food will be prepared by the local cook.
LOCATION: Kupinovo is 50 km south-west of Belgrade in the Srem Region. It is well known by the famous special protected area Obedska bara , the oldest protected area in Europe. There are some very important cultural and historical monuments in this area which will be shown to volunteers during leisure time.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Belgrade
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade
REQUIREMENTS: This is a perfect camp for students of archaeology/history or anyone especially interested in archaeology and history.

Unterstuetzte das Weinfest mit Workshops zum Thema Roman Empire!
Serbien    VSS39    ANCIENT ROME FEST, SREMSKI KARLOVCI    10.09.-22.09.2017    CULT   10vols
PROJECT: Vojvodina Environmental Movement (VEM) is one of the contact points of YRSiVSS involved in sending and hosting volunteers for more than 7 years now. VEM is non-governmental organisation that aims at creation of sustainable communities, by working on development of environmental protection, ecotourism, youth and volunteer programmes.
WORK: This will be 9th time the camp is being organized in Sremski Karlovci, during the Wine fest. The initial idea was to provide alternative ways of spending time during afternoon hours, for visitors of the fest, because of the lack of interesting programme during this period of the day, and also to help with promotion of the festival itself. First two years of the workcamp were solely focused on workshops for kids. The following 3 years were dedicated to the topic of the Roman empire, because of the link between the town and this ancient empire. During the last these years the main focus was on creating live shows both on stage and in crowd. Two years ago, it was decided that the focus will be on the educational and creative programme, using various workshops and activities, that showed the visitors of the fest how the Romans were living and we will continue doing so this year. The volunteers will help in preparing the festival, by organizing an event for children and youth on the topic of the Roman Empire and its influence on the region. Volunteers will prepare decorations, games and workshops for the event. There will also be a possibility to organize a small show, since there is a stage at the spot of the event. Also, volunteers will assist with the promotion of the event.
ACCOMMODATION: in a fully equipped youth center. Lunch will be served at the nearby restaurant, while breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the volunteers. Small, but fully functional kitchen will be available.
LOCATION: Sremski Karlovci is situated on the Fruska Gora Mountain, just by the river Danube, in the region of Vojvodina. It is a small, picturesque town with rich past and represents the centre of the Serbian culture and spirituality. In the middle of September, it is hosting a traditional Wine festival that gathers around some of the best wine makers of the region. In one part of its history, this town was under territory of Roman empire, and it is said that one of its emperors brought the grapes from Sicily to this region. Sremski Karlovci is situated at 12 km from Novi Sad. A guided site seeing tour of the town will be organized, as well as the trip to Novi Sad. There will also possibility to organize a hiking tour around Fruska gora or to explore the Danube and its wetlands by boat. Volunteers will have support from students of archaeology, specializing in the topic of the Roman Empire.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Novi Sad, Belgrade
NEAREST AIRPORT: Belgrade, Budapest (HUN)