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Taking care of our nature park

Trägerverein Lichtenrader Volkspark e.V.

Bezirk Tempelhof-Schöneberg, 12309 Berlin, Berlin
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Approx. 4 h per month
Direct contact
Clean-up
Climate & Nature Protection
Hands-on Activities

About the volunteering opportunity

We are a non-profit association with about 15 active volunteers who twice a week (Wed and Sat 9-13:00) maintain an approximately 4.5 hectares of publicly used nature park on the southern outskirts of Berlin. We aim to create and maintain habitats for native plants and animals.

Our park has a large meadow for events or sports activities, a fruit meadow, a small forest, a wildflower meadow in the making, flower borders and nesting boxes for birds and bats. A dry stone wall and a sandarium for amphibians and ground-nesting insects have been newly created, as well as two hedgehog burrows and a wildwood hedge.

Everyone who joins us can grow their own vegetables on a small raised bed. We end each workday with a shared snack. For integration and communication with new supporters, a good knowledge of German is essential, because unfortunately not all of us speak a foreign language.

Your Tasks

There are many different tasks for you to take care of:

  • Park cleaning, dead wood collection, Benjeshecken build, keep paths walkable (eg by equalizing bumps or leaf removal)
  • Maintaining the playground incl. equipment (e.g. sandbox)
  • Weeding, planting, watering, trimming shrubs and fruit trees
  • Compost and chaff park waste, chaff material is used as path surfacing
  • Mow meadow areas
  • Carry out repairs to fences and machinery
  • Prune and cut damaged trees by storms or disease
  • Clean nesting boxes, fill water basins for insects and small animals (eg.E.g. squirrels) 
  • Conduct the harvest festival once a year, participation in local events such as "Long Day of Urban Nature" with guided tour or similar.

We are also happy if you bring ideas yourself!

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.

  • All are welcome, there are easy and hard work. Any work in the park can be learned.
  • Enjoying being outside, even in less nice weather and fun working outdoors are prerequisites.
  • Previous experience is not required. About an interest of handicraft talented or natural gardening experienced people we are particularly pleased.
  • As a competence for new supporters it needs a good knowledge of German, because unfortunately we do not all speak a foreign language.
  • Depending on your interests, we can look together for a suitable activity for you.

Time required

Regularly
Approx. 4 hours per month.
On weekdays, on weekends, during the day

We are happy about regular commitment. We work twice a week Wed and Sat from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the park. 

Regularly can also mean once a month, for example, is not expected that you volunteer twice a week.

Important notice

Commitment to agreements on work planning and implementation are important. 

Unfortunately, we are not very confident in communicating in English (written and spoken), so we would ask you to communicate with us in German. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Where?

Trägerverein Lichtenrader Volkspark e.V.

Maintenance and protection of a 4.5 ha large, publicly accessible nature park on the southern outskirts of Berlin by volunteers.

More about the organisation
Bezirk Tempelhof-Schöneberg, 12309 Berlin, Berlin
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Approx. 4 h per month
Direct contact
Bezirk Tempelhof-Schöneberg, 12309 Berlin, Berlin
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Approx. 4 h per month
Direct contact