Long term ESC project in Austria!

Location: Kapfenberg, Austria

Project name: Haltegriff – assisting youth in their work and life skills training

Hosting organization: BBRZ Österreich

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: Haltegriff, an Institution specialized in Youth Welfare, offers living and work training for young people with NEET-status (Not in Education, Employment or Training) aged 16 to 21, who for various reasons can`t live at home. “Haltegriff” aims at encouraging young people regarding a long-term professional and personal independence. Emphasis is on knowledge transfer concerning skills that help stabilizing the young persons and thus, preparing them for a long-term integration into the labour market. Haltegriff provides job training and living facilities for 16 young people. The teams are formed of qualified people coming from different backgrounds (pedagogy, educational work, social work). The team takes care of youngsters from day to day. Individual support, prevention work and crisis intervention are provided. Group activities such as hiking, outdoor days, are organised. Additionally, a broad range of psychotherapeutic support is offered for youngsters.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period  – 01/02/2020 to 30/06/2020 (5 months)

Deadline: 21th October 2019

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through YOUTH PORTAL

All costs are covered by ESC

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

The volunteer will live in his/her own apartment. The host organisation will provide a monthly ticket for public transport for the district Bruck/Mürzzuschlag. If requested the volunteer can have a bike as well. The volunteer can have lunch and breakfast in the canteen of BBRZ, the volunteer will get canteen tickets for that. In addition to that the volunteer will receive food money for self supply. Moreover, the volunteer will be provided with a German Language Course.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

We would like the volunteer to bring his/her cultural background, This may enrich lives of teenagers and help them develop an open perspective on life. Volunteer can learn a lot from both teams, especially about youth behaviour, education system, group dynamic process, social work and psychological support. Therefore, this position suits best for the people who are in interested in education, social work, psychology, criminology, prevention work and related areas. As the target group are youngsters, we are looking for a volunteer from 21 years old. At least basic knowledge of German is needed.