For us, QuerWaldEin e.V. is more than just the sum of its name components: QuerWaldEin reflects the diversity of nature, our work and the people with whom we are in exchange. QuerWaldEin creates cross connections between humans and nature, heart and mind, local and global. Urban wilderness, meadow and forest offer the best conditions for this: Here, socially and ecologically sustainable thinking and acting can be experienced together. As cross-over artists, we open up natural spaces in the urban environment and discover nature discovery trails in the immediate vicinity. Our time in the forest allows us to immerse ourselves in diverse, personal and sensual-aesthetic encounters in and with nature.More about the organisation
In cooperation with GAG Immobilien Köln, the idea was born in spring 2011 to create joint garden projects for children and parents in structurally weaker Cologne districts. The Cologne garden clubs have "outgrown" this idea - an open and free offer for children and young people who are looked after once a week both in terms of gardening and education by speakers from Querwaldein e.V. You can find more information here:
You support the "Clubbers" on site in their educational work and in the implementation of concrete project ideas in and around the garden. Depending on the season, there are different tasks to be done, such as building and working (sowing, planting and tending) (raised beds), building herbal snails, wild bees or other insect hotels, preparing food from the garden, trying out new games and so on and so forth - we are always very happy if you contribute your own ideas
A good amount of curiosity about children and an open minded character are helpful in our work. We are also grateful for experience in working with children and knowledge of gardening. Keeping a clear head when things get " busy " in the garden club and being able to make reliable arrangements with each other complete the whole thing. For longer-term support we need a police clearance certificate from you, only then you will be insured through our association for liability and accident insurance.
Please note: For this volunteering opportunity, you need German skills on the level „Advanced German skills“.
It is ok to only help once.
Am I covered by accident and/or casualty insurance during the project?
For this project, we ask you to arrange an individual meeting.