Help us with a social-history project & refugee house in the tranquil, rural setting of Bad Langensalza, Germany

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Disponibilidade

  2024 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

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Detalhes

  • Descrição

    Descrição

    We run a German-American social-history project that explores and presents connections between people from both countries. For this purpose, we show exhibits, hold lectures and conduct eyewitness interviews: We can always use helping hands to carry out these activities. While here, those who wish can get into contact with the locals in various ways, on various levels: Several of our neighbors volunteer or work seasonally per wage with our project; Workaway guests are often invited to speak at local schools or other bodies about their countries, travels, dreams, etc. A few even attempt to acquire some basic knowledge of the complicated, complex German language...

    The focus of our research is on social and everyday history, i.e. the history that takes place between major events, especially those created by states. An important driving force for our work is the firm belief that dealing with history is the best protection against conflict between people or even states. As part of that peacemaking/anti-war project, we also run a Haus for Ukrainian refugees, a five-minute walk away from us: We've had 48 to-date [Oct. '23].

    No matter what projects you might choose to enhance, you will surely find them enriching and insightful: E N J O Y !

    PS:
    Please note that while we are not a factory, where workers sign in and sign out on a clock; we are a full-time experience. Workawayers live either with us here or in the Haus Michael bought for Ukrainian refugees. We usually cook together twice a day, from scratch, from Monday through Friday noon, after which we clean the Haus together.

    This, then, is more a "way of life" than a job; those unable or unwilling to recognize and accept this unique placement should reconsider applying to volunteer here. Out of the 60 interns, volunteers and Workawayers we've had in the past three years, most have been successful, rewarding sojourns for all concerned; a few, however, have not: Success depends on largest part of the willingness and ability of Workawayers to adapt to what's going on here, in front of them.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Ensino
    Jardinagem
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Because our project is "at home" in the same building where some local staff live and most of the Workawayers tackle tasks, travellers will gain from exposure to "natives" even as they work. In addition, they will grow a deeper understanding of the flow and dynamics of history, both on large but especially small scales. Those needing a break from big-city life will appreciate even more the tranquil, rural setting which Bad Langensalza -- itself a small city of 17,500 -- enjoys.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    It would be nice if you had a good working knowledge of English (in the EU, at level B2), Word and Excel, a friendly- and open-minded nature as well as the ability to be self-directed. So far, with one exception, we've had excellent experiences with our first ten or so Workaway volunteers or interns, but from the one that went less than ideally, we learned to state:

    We expect our visitors to work 5 hours per weekday, not including cooking or grocery shopping, as we are not hotel and each new mouth requires that much more planning, preparation and work: Each who eats must help make that happen.

    And, every Friday afternoon, after our work, we spend 1-1.5 hours cleaning the big ol' medieval Haus that we all help to make dirty in the first place. We thank you for cheerily helping to clean and tidy the lovely space we all use an' love.

    ; - )

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas
    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Czech: Intermediário

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Este anfitrião indicou que tem interesse em compartilhar seu idioma ou em aprender um novo.
    Entre em contato com ele para obter mais informações.

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    Our "Haus" is a huge structure, built upon a medieval foundation (complete with arch-capped cellars). It's ample space allows for interns as well as travelers or other shorter-term visitors space where they can withdraw: Non-residents enjoy use of their own furnished room, bathroom and full kitchen. We enjoy having at most times several nationalities living here concurrently; usually, we have a number of non-hetero individuals living here: Each different cultural background is an enrichment for us all. The Haus has been completely renovated since the fall of the Berlin Wall and offers every comfort and amenity that moderns expect; the Haus for refugees where at times "overflows" Workawayers live is also cozy.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    "Salza" is served by frequent and efficient train connections, primarily in the direction of Goettingen or Erfurt, but also due south to Gotha, where a short wait connects travelers to fast trains to Frankfurt International Airport, etc. Leipzig is a lively and, especially for young people, attractive city: It is relatively near--as is Berlin, Hamburg, etc.

    Also nearby is the Hainich National Park, home to one of Europe's last five virgin beech woods ("Buchenwaelder"). The area offers endless biking and hiking trails, hot-spring spas, sports facilities, etc. "Salza" has almost 10 public gardents (e.g., Japanese, rose, Rhododendren, etc.) and 17 towers or gates surviving from the Middle Ages. The Old City ("Altstadt") boasts beautiful ancient buildings, fountains, a Glockenspiel, a children's "Play Castle" called "Rumpelburg" + much more.

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    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Este anfitrião indicou que adora hospedar nômades digitais.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

  • ...

    Horas previstas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 642567667632

Comentário (22)



Comentário

Essas classificações são opcionais e foram dadas junto com os comentários dos membros.A classificação média deixada por cada opção é exibida.

Precisão do perfil: (4.8)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (4.8)


























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