Come and join our NGO, renovating to create a holistic community center for the promotion of intercultural activities in Rathenow, Germany




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  • Description


    We are a German based NGO, and a creative group of different generations who seeking to build a new city center in a left over east german village Rathenow close to Berlin. We develop an old brewery under the supervision of Andreas, Art Gallery Berlin and Sebastian, International Project developer for holistic projects. We are internationally operating people who are highly experienced about community building.

    This is an old Neo Renaissance building that has been out of use for the past years 25 years. Our architect and team of creative people have a grand vision for this project and need your help! This is quite a large project, 10,000 sq. meters, with 5 different sections, and our mission is to create a holistic community center.

    In the historic buildings, some of the projects we are planning on doing are: a boutique hotel, multifunctional event rooms on several floors for up to 300 people in the large hall, as well as other event and gastronomy rooms on several floors, farm shop for regional and organic products and 2 additional shops, as a pharmacy / shop for health and spa products and as a medical center.

    A co-working space is also planned for wellness and fitness activities. We have already had many artists, architects, drawers, etc. come to make sculptures, paintings, bars and more and are always looking for more creative individuals who want to add their touch to the brewery :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn how to create a builded community and all the different aspects which are connected with it. This is a great opportunity for artists to create anything they love or want to practice, individuals looking to learn more about a community center and what the process is like. Whatever your passion or talent is we can allow you to pursue that in a supportive environment, which can be very fulfilling. If you are questioning if there is a space for your skills, contact us and we can figure something out :)

  • Help


    We are building a community of the next generation in building structure and virtual reality. We are looking for carpenters to help build things, artists, media artists or any creative individual that wants a supportive environment to showcase and practice their talents. We will have talks to collaborate our ideas so we can figure out the best option to allow you to successfully proceed. It is also possible to hold exhibitions for the artists or creators to showcase their work with the public.

    Help is always needed in the Complex of the brewery. A very important aspect is the act of cleaning, which creates a community environment. A lot of help is needed to fix and repair. Everyone is required to equally contribute!
    Important: Please tell us what you're interested in! Art, Media, Installation is as important as the renovation.

    We can always find a place for any skill, passion, talent and experience - in turn you're extremely welcome to bring your own energy and quality to this place.

    Be aware the place is raw and dirty. This needs to be transformed first like polishing a crystal which got blind.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    There are rooms with mattresses, possibly a little table or nightstand but very basic. These rooms are prepared and for accommodation for the volunteers.

    Since the place is big, there are several possibilities to sleep (Villa, Mälzerei, Potierhouse etc).
    Bathrooms are shared.

    We have created a bar and cooking facility where we organize the food and drinks for the group per day. You volunteers will be responsible for cooking your own food (raw food will be always provided). There is always one in the group, who becomes the chef for the "workawayer kitchen". this helps that we have a good balance in the 3 meals. Some of us are food experts and will teach you the basics.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Rathenow is a smaller city, 1 hour east of Berlin, with regular trains that can put you in the city center in one hours time. You will not be bored, there is so many things to do.

    Downtown Rathenow is the gorgeous OptikPark, that has hundreds of beautiful flowers and other wonderful nature people can visit. Rathenow is a very green city with lots of canals running through the city that locals swim in during the summer. 8 km away is a town, Semlin, that has a larger lake to go swimming in, weather permitting. There are buses that run through Rathenow and to some surrounding cities to explore.

    This is an opportunity to create culture and pursue any creative passions you want to discover while revitalizing the brewery.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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