Help us transform an old Power Station into a center for art and culture near Berlin, Germany



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    We are a team in a listed Power Station in Luckenwalde, a town near Berlin. This power station is being transformed into a centre for art and culture with a special emphasis on the production of renewable energy.

    This year we are primarily working on installing the exciting new carbon neutral energy facility, so are looking for people with manual skills, such as plumbing, electricity, engineering and mechanics. Although you will be a part of the team and will be guided by our Artistic Director, our volunteers do have the opportunity to work independently on projects.

    The living spaces are in the power station itself, where other members of our team live together with artists and residents. Food and drink 3 times a day will be provided for and we enjoy cooking and sharing our food together in a communal kitchen and lounge. At the rear of the building, we have a large court with many green spaces where we have started an agriculture programme. We have a lovely big dog who you are welcome to play or relax in the outdoor space with.

    The building is located in a nice town, 45 mins south of Berlin by train. Luckenwalde is close to beautiful woods and lakes, which you are very welcome to explore at your leisure.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Entretien général
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Aide à la maison
    Projets artistiques

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    All the work will take place under supervision. Volunteers can therefore learn much about construction work, renovation and reparation that is necessary to keep a building running, as well as gain experience in an art gallery setting. With other people and artists living in the building, you will meet people from all parts of the world. We encourage artistic activities and can offer much room for other activities.

    Luckenwalde is 45 minutes from Germany's capital, Berlin, but still within a rural area that allows you to explore natural landscapes. There are also still many industrial structures of the building that are still intact and which we want to transform for our own energy concept. If you are interested, you can learn something about the different methods of energy production, practices in contemporary art and urban planning initiatives.

  • Aide


    Currently we are looking for people who can assist us with construction work and the renovation process of certain parts of the building. Tasks will include:

    - Improving the structures of the building
    - Helping with the implementation of the energy concept
    - Electrical and plumbing work related to the power transformation
    We are also looking for people who are interested in helping with childcare, cooking lunch for the team and general housekeeping.
    We are looking for volunteers who are open-minded, motivated, and excited to be a part of our project.

  • Langues parlées

    German: Courant
    English: Courant

  • Hébergement


    Accommodation will be provided within the building itself. Bedrooms are usually shared with one other person. There are several bathrooms throughout the building which workaways will be welcome to use. There will be three meals per day and access to most parts of the house.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    There are many small historic, traditional German towns in the area with a fascinating industrial character that are worth visiting. There also lakes and many nice paths for cycling and hiking. Luckenwalde itself is a nice town with some shops, particularly amazing second hand shops! and a fast, frequent rail connection to Berlin that runs into the night.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

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    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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