Gierle (Lille), Belgium

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Create positive vibes for the network with creative videos of Robur at The Oak!


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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Take great photos.

Video Making

Create digital videos.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


A billion stars over your head and a comfy tent to sleep in.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

It's important to get this non-profit organisation out into the world. This project is built and carried by many people, also distant, who want to stay in touch with the evolution. To gain ever more visibility your video making skills may be indispensable.

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  • Intermediate English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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1 week

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39 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Temporary Eco Residence For Burnt Out People And Artists

Learning & Fun


I spent good weeks in the Robur. The expirience was so interesting and I learnt the basis of hempcrete construction thanks to Marieke and Wolf! The rest of the volunteers were amazing and so friendly. I had a great expirience there though the season and closed time were not the best moment to go to the Robur.

about 1 month ago

Marieke replied

You're so right, Amanda. I felt bad that you guys couldn't experience the atmosphere of summer and early fall. Also, by the time the last group of volunteers was at The Oak, I was exhausted myself. I love to help feel my volunteers at home, and the last month I kind of failed.
I bet you could perceive I didn't like that closing time myself so much... :-P
Nevertheless you guys were supportive and did everything that needed to be done anyway, and I'm very grateful for that!
Also thanks for your interesting tree-reading! :-)


Great experience at the Oak! Thanks for everything

about 2 months ago

Marieke replied

Thanks for your artful videos, Lucas!



about 2 months ago

Marieke replied

Consize! :-D
Thank you, Mateus, I loved to have you around...


An amazing energy and healing place where you can find answers and relax.

2 months ago

Marieke replied

Thanks, Josh! That's exactly what it's meant for - and you helped it do its job!


Incredible, different and transformative! so was my experience at The Oak.
Being there, you understand the Worldpackers' proposal, travel the world, meet different people, learn new languages, new cultures, acquire new knowledge... and a lot of Conscience!
Marieke, thank you for teaching me to have conscience.
The people at the place are incredible, the project is structured and organized to receive the volunteers, the activities and schedules are well defined. Remember! It's an eco-friendly project, not a hotel. If you want to expand your mind, allow yourself to live this volunteer!

2 months ago

Marieke replied

I'm just getting goosebumps and tears in my eyes with your review, Rebecca. Thank you so much for being part of this project!

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About Robur op Den Eik (Robur at The Oak)

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Robur at The Oak is hibernating now! :-). Apply for a period starting from APRIL 23 on, and apply for at least two weeks. Take the opportunity, this may be the last year for volunteering here! PLEASE ONLY APPLY THROUGH THE PLATFORM + kind reques...

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