8th International Youth volunteer project 2016

The Foundation Sandbostel invites from July 13 to 26, to the 8th International Youth volunteer project, in cooperation with the German War Graves Commission, the church district Bremervörde-Zeven and the parish Sandbostel.

The aim of the international youth meetings is to secure the remaining buildings of the former POW camp, make the late period of use of the camp accessible to visitors, and commemorate the prisoners of war, among them, the victims of concentration camps deported in Sandbostel in April 1945.

This year, the young people will perform several archaeological excavations in the area of the former POW camp. Under expert guidance we will try to determine the site of lost-of-track barracks that couldn’t be precisely located until now. We also hope to find everyday life objects and tools of the prisoners.

From sporting events, various workshop, recreation time on the beach at the nearby North Sea, to visiting the fascinating city of Hamburg, we provide a versatile and varied program to all who enjoy meeting young people from other countries, having interest to share a common history, and wanting to actively participate and structure a successful camp during two weeks.

Participation is opened for 20 youngsters aged 16 to 22 years.

Journey details: The participants travel on July 13 on their own.

Accommodation / meals: Accommodation is at a holiday camp and youth center, full board

Participation fee: Youngster from Western Europe 150, - Euro, and for youngster from Eastern Europe 100, - Euro.

Passport / Visa: Depending on the country of origin, a valid ID card or passport and/or visa are required.

Health requirements: A vaccination against tetanus is recommended

Registration forms or requests can be done by phone, e-mail or through the website:

•  Phone: +49 (0)511-32 12 82
•  e-mail: jugend-niedersachsen(at)volksbund.de
•  Homepage: www.volksbund-niedersachsen.de