Signpost Camp: The Pilgrimage Route to Santiago de Compostela (Arnsdorf near Görlitz)
Description: Where to go on foot to Santiago de Compostela? Get involved: new signs for the pilgrimage route. Arnsdorf, a small village on the pilgrimage route, has a lot going on: Up to 350 pilgrims stay overnight in the lovingly designed pilgrims' hostel each year as they walk the ecumenical pilgrimage route towards Spain, Santiago de Compostela, and are warmly welcomed in the village. Summer country cinema, which has been showing a variety of films for the past 20 years, is also well-known and popular. Both are voluntarily organized by residents and the church building and village history association, and they serve as a wonderful place of communication for everyone. Experience the tranquillity of the countryside while supporting the village's innovative ideas. Arnsdorf is near Görlitz.
Type of Work: Renewal of the pilgrimage route signage (physical work). Maintenance & painting work on the pilgrimage route and pilgrim hostels. Creative design of the signposting (creative work). Harvesting work for self-catering with vegetables.
Study Theme: Meet the experience of pilgrimage, life in a rural region and the ecumenical pilgrimage route.
Accommodation: In the cozily constructed barn, in beds or mattress dormitories, sanitary facilities, shower, and toilet are located in the outbuilding. Cook together in the barn kitchen. In your free time you can hike on the pilgrimage trail, visit the city of Görlitz, swim in a nearby lake, play football or go bowling.
Requirements: Interest in physical, manual work and culture.
Covid19: We organise our workcamps according to the regulations at the time of the workcamp. We will inform you about this in the Infosheet and by email. Please mind the vaccination and testing regulations for entering Germany: https://t1p.de/at82o
Approximate Location: Arnsdorf (near Görlitz).
Notes: Please kindly note that there is an additional incoming fee of 50 € for all volunteers applying through Partner organisations or Contacts of the SCI network. This will cover international insurance costs of the volunteer and administration costs of SCI International. For volunteers coming from countries with SCI Branches and Groups there is no additional incoming fee. You can check the status of your local sending organisation here: https://sci.ngo/about-us/our-movement/where-we-are/. If this fee exceeds your financial ability, please make a comment in your application.