What is a Workcamp?

International Workcamps – On a Journey With Cause

Young people work for a good cause. International groups build and renovate social facilities. Everyone who wants to get involved is welcome to join. In Germany and abroad.

The Projects
Social and non-profit organizations in Germany and Europe are supported by our construction camps. An alternative kindergarten in Magdeburg or the Jewish community in Mainz, a meeting center in a small village in Romania or a school for handicapped children in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

We choose the projects carefully. To make sure that the work of our volunteers is a real relief for the projects, we pay a subsidy for the accommodation and meals of the group for the building camps abroad organized by the German building order.
The Work
The daily working time from Monday to Friday is 8 hours. Manual skills are helpful but not rquired. There’s professional direction so everbody knows what to do and how to do it. There is a great variety of tasks: demoltion work, concrete work, brickwork insulation work etc.
The Volunteers
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. A group of volunteers usually consists of six to twelve volunteers from various countries with different social and cultural backgrounds. Most of our volunteers are between 16 and 26 years old but there are also camps for senior citizens as well as camps for families.

You should be open, adventurous and ready to improvise when you join Bauorden.
Room and Board
The accommodation is often simple so you should bring a sleeping bag. The meals are usually prepared by the group. Vegetarian alternatives are available most of the time but please inform us before your arrival about your dietary habits. Room and board are free.
Free Time
The volunteers organize their free time. The surroundings of every camp offer different free time activities as well as day trips to sights and cities in the proximity of the Workcamp.
Why Workcamps?
Bauorden promotes international understanding and peace education. Furthermore, the Workcamps support non-profit projects. The manual labour is just as important as the community life at the Workcamp. A Workcamp is your chance to get involved in community service abroad.
Gemeinsam etwas schaffen
Getting it done together

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