Dorfmark (Lower Saxony) (2 places are still available)

Camp from August 17th – 31st, 2024

Camp Location
Protestant Parish Dorfmark
Hauptstr. 12
29683 Dorfmark
https://www.kirchengemeinde-dorfmark.de/

Application
Deadline for application: August 12th, 2024
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Protestant parish of Dorfmark – working with and in a lively community
The parish of Dorfmark belongs to the Protestant Lutheran Church of Hanover. We are around 2,200 Christians. Our parish is characterised by a very lively community life, our motto is: “Giving meaning and soul to the community” From the women’s circle to several children’s and youth groups and modern church services, many traditional church activities take place. Our church choir performs regularly and our trombone choir has no shortage of new members. We use our St Martin’s Church from 1708, our parish hall and our rectory for our congregation.

Dorfmark is located in the Lüneburg Heath, halfway between Hamburg, Bremen and Hanover. This region is a well-known holiday destination, with many tourists visiting every year for the heather blossom in August and September. The Böhme flows through Dorfmark and canoe tours can be undertaken on this small river. There is also a natural outdoor pool in an artificial lake in the village. The heath itself is ideal for carriage rides and hiking excursions. There are various parks near Dorfmark: the amusement park “Heide Park” with spectacular roller coasters or the “Serengeti Park” with 1,500 exotic animals or a “Centre Park” with a large swimming area. Dorfmark itself is a small village with around 3,000 inhabitants, a supermarket, a railway connection and shops for everyday needs. It takes around 50 minutes to get to the centre of Hanover by regional train. There you will find everything you need for a big city, from Apple stores to Starbucks and Zara.

The accommodation is in the rectory in Dorfmark. The vicarage was built in 1648 and has been inhabited by the pastor and his family since then. The house was completely renovated in 2020 and has modern standards. A large common room serves as a bedroom, next to it there is a well-equipped kitchen and toilets. There is an external washing machine and showers. Other rooms are located in the community centre.

The working hours will involve being active in the grounds around the rectory. From the fence to the trees to the house itself, the rectory and its grounds are listed buildings. The fence around the grounds is to be repaired under professional supervision.

At a glance

  • Work task:
    • Maintenance work on the grounds around the rectory: landscaping, fence construction
    • Clean-up and painting work: In, on and around the rectory
    • Cleaning work in the church
    • Housework: shopping, cooking, cleaning, tidying up
  • Group size: at least 9 participants (without volunteer teamers)
  • Camp language: German/English
  • Accommodation: Parish hall next to the presbytery The ponies of the presbytery

The teamers are
Bálint and Ernesto

Journey – How to get to Dorfmark

  • By train
    • to Hanover main station
    • From Hanover main station, the RB38 runs every hour to Dorfmark station, Bad Fallingbostel (57 minutes)
    • From Dorfmark station it is a 12-minute walk (900 metres) to the parish hall/parish house
  • By aircraft
    • For example to Hamburg Airport
    • From Hamburg Airport, take the S1 to Hamburg Hbf.
    • The ME RB41 runs regularly from Hamburg Hbf in the direction of Bremen. You have to get off in Buchholz (Nordheide)
    • In Buchholz (Nordheide) change to the RB 38 in the direction of Hanover and get off in Dorfmark
    • From Dorfmark station it is a 12-minute walk (900 metres) to the parish hall/parish house
  • By bus
    • to ZOB (central bus station) Hanover (only a few metres from Hanover main station)
    • From Hannover main station, the RB38 to Dorfmark Bahnhof, Bad Fallingbostel leaves every hour (57 minutes)
    • It is a 12-minute walk (900 metres) from Dorfmark station to the parish hall/parish house
  • With a lift
    • to Hanover
    • From Hannover main station, the RB38 to Dorfmark Bahnhof, Bad Fallingbostel leaves every hour (57 minutes)
    • It is a 12-minute walk (900m) from Dorfmark station to the parish hall/parsonage

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