Frequently Asked Questions
When should I arrive?
The first day of the Workcamp is the day of arrival (usually a Sunday). The Works begins on Monday.
After you register for a Workcamp we will send you a detailed project description which will contain the time and place for your arrival.
Please inform us about your arrival time two weeks in advance!
I would like to arrive a day sooner / later. Is that possible?
Maybe – It depends on the project. It will be easier for the project to organize and better for the community life when all volunteers arrive on the same day.
I would like to get involved into a project for a longer time. Is that possible?
Maybe – It depends on the project. Please contact us.
When will the new program be released?
In March. Drop us a line (info[at]bauorden.de) and you’ll be the first to get it.
How old do I have to be for a Workcamp?
The minimum age is 18.
Until when can I sign up?
If you register early it’s more likely that there is still a free place at your favorite Workcamp. As long as there are still free places you can sign up for a Workcamp on shot notice.
Can me and my friend sign up?
Of course. As long as there are two free places.
Can we sign up as a group?
Of course. It is possible to participate in a Workcamp as a closed group. Please contact us!
Do I have to know the local language or English?
No. Everybody who wants to work on a construction site with others is welcome to join, regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, religion or foreign language skill. When you join a Workcamp abroad it is helpful to know a few words in the local language but you will be able to communicate with the help of other volunteers or with gestures and hand signs.
May I have a certificate for my voluntary service with Bauorden?
Of course. Please contact us!
Will I be able to do the work?
Yes. But you should be able to perform up to 8 hours of physical labor. The daily working time from Monday to Friday is 8 hours. Manual skills are helpful but not required. There’s professional direction so everybody knows what to do and how to do it.