We are a non-profit association with approx. 10 active people who volunteer twice a week (Wed and Sat 9-13:00 hrs) to look after an approx. 4.5 ha large, publicly used nature park on the southern outskirts of Berlin. We want to create and preserve habitats for native plants and animals. Our park has a large meadow for events or sports activities, an orchard, a small forest, a forest edge biotope, flower beds and nesting boxes for birds and bats. A dry stone wall and a sandarium for amphibians and ground-breeding insects will be built soon. All those who join us can grow their own vegetables on a small raised bed. Every working day ends with a snack together.
Park cleaning, collecting deadwood, building benjes hedges, keeping paths passable (e.g. by levelling out unevenness or removing leaves), playground incl. Maintenance of equipment and digging boxes, weeding, planting, watering, pruning shrubs, (fruit) trees and tree shoots, composting and shredding park waste, shredding material is used as road surface, mowing meadows, repairing fences and machines, cutting down trees damaged by storms or diseases, cleaning nesting boxes, water basins for insects and small animals (e.g. squirrels). The harvest festival is held once a year, participation in local and supra-local events such as the "Long Day of City Nature" with guided tours or similar.
We are also happy if you contribute your own ideas!
Everyone is welcome, there are light and heavy jobs. Any work in the park can be learned. Previous knowledge is not required. We are very happy about an interest of people who are talented in handicraft or experienced in natural gardening. Gladly being outside, even in less beautiful weather and fun working outside are required. Regularly coming can also mean once a month, it is not expected that someone comes twice a week.
Depending on your interests, we can look for a suitable activity for you together.
Binding agreements on work planning and execution are important.
Unfortunately we are not very confident in communicating in English (spoken and written), so we would appreciate it if you could communicate with us in German. Thank you for your understanding.
Due to the lockdown, unfortunately volunteering is not possible at the moment.
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