Unter Berücksichtigung aller nötigen Maßnahmen zur Vermeidung der Ausbreitung des Corona-Virus, können in Sachsen vrstl. folgende Projekte stattfinden:



28.09. - 16.10.2020

5.1 KiEZ am Filzteich: renovate the kids and teens recreation center in the Erz-Mountains


Type: RENO/ENVI Places: 15 vols Teamer: 2

Location: Schneeberg, Aue Terminal: Leipzig or Berlin

Info: www.kiezschneeberg.de


Work: International volunteers are invited to improve the grounds of the centre. Tasks are likely to include construction, gardening, maintenance and renovation works. It is planned to maintain the playground  equipment, especially big climbing frames, which includes removing rust and painting it twice. Other environmental and construction works are possible. Please be aware that you will not work with children!

Accommodation: You will live in a house, in multi-bed rooms. Bed linen will be provided. The sanitary track with showers, WC and a living room will be on the same floor as your room.



04.09. - 19.09.2020

5.2 MAZEWA - Mapping Jewish life and death in the Zittau region


Type: MANU Places: 15 Teamer: 2

Location: Zittau Terminal: Dresden, Leipzig or Berlin

Info: www.hillerschevilla.de


CORONA-Update: Changed title and work-description.


Background: HILLERSCHE VILLA - the family home of the founder of the PHÄNOMENWERKE ZITTAU, Gustav Hiller was given to the supporting association in 1993 by the granddaughters. Their aim was to help the place in in their old homeland to develop, which, through the combination of cultural expression and social commitment, enables people to participate and to be active citizens, thus strengthening democratic development in the border triangle region of Germany - the Czech Republic - Poland.

Nowadays HILLERSCHE VILLA is a non-profit, member-organized company that is committed to democratic, solidarity and creative cooperation in the region of Zittau.

The association runs the NETZWERKSTATT, which works for democracy education and operates education and prevention. They want to make people think and ask questions and motivate them to deal with the history and development of their own environment. They help with their network and their experience in the search for partners from culture, politics and education. History is always reflected in the local. But history is also made here. NETZWERKSTATT is responsible for the jewish graveyard in Zittau.


Work: Following World War II and the Shoah, Zittau’s Jewish cemetery has been almost forgotten. Being located outside of town, it fell prey to natural and violent destruction. Until 2003, there were numerous cases of vandalism. Since then, socio-cultural centre Hillersche Villa, together with volunteers and the municipality, has worked on the restoration of the Jewish cemetery. Through guided tours and educational programs, we are enhancing its visibility and building awareness of the Jewish history of Zittau.

This year, with the help of international volunteers, we will begin to transform the cemetery itself into a space of active remembrance and cultural education. We will explore the Jewish cemetery as a space of cultural heritage, in order to develop an innovative and accessible interpretation concept. We will learn how to use methods of heritage interpretation and create a virtual guided tour of the Jewish cemetery. It is possible to participate both on-site or remotely from home if for whatever reasons (COVID-19-related or not), you are unable to travel to Germany in September.

Over the course of the project, the volunteers will learn from experts about regional and architectural history, Jewish rituals, and interpretation of cultural heritage. Collaboratively, they will develop ideas and create multimedia content for a virtual guided tour. The results of this workcamp will be presented to the public and serve as a foundation for further educational projects.

The workcamp will be accompanied by a cultural and educational program. We will visit other Jewish heritage sites in the region, take a trip with the historical steam railway and learn about the cultural specifics of the tri-border region, where Germany shares a border with Poland and the Czech Republic. Online participants will be included via a “tandem” system: each on-site participant will work with a digital partner. Online participants are invited to join the informal activities through live-streams, video-chats, and other digital solutions.


Accommodation: You will sleep in a place nearby the working place, on the site of the small Zoo of Zittau. You will have two dormitories, a community room, a well equipped kitchen and sanitary facilities. The accommodation is a quiet and picturesque place with lots of spaces. The volunteers will cook all together.