Long term ESC project in Austria!

Location: Graz, Austria

Project name: Private Waldorf School 

Hosting Organization – Freie Waldorfschule Graz

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The “Freie Waldorfschule Graz” was founded by parents and teachers 40 years ago and is part of the worldwide Waldorf/Steiner-School association. FWS Graz is a general education comprehensive school with about 300 pupils and 45 teachers, and covers classes 1 to 12. The actual Waldorf curriculum (2010) is based on the principles of Steiner´s pedagogical guidelines. It gives equal attention to the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual needs of each pupil and is designed to work in harmony with the different phases of the child’s development. Main focus is laid on artistic lessons like music, art, drama theatre and craft-based subjects as stone- and woodwork, tailoring, forging, weaving etc. This kind of education enables students to think and act independently with great interest in progress and development of culture and society. As an answer to the refugee crisis an international class in 2016 for unaccompanied minor refugees was established.

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

Project period  – 27/04/2020 to 31/01/2021 (10 months) 

Deadline: 07 January 2020

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through the Youth Portal 

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

A volunteer will live either in a private room in a shared flat or in his/her own room with a host family. He/she could have lunch at the school kitchen and receive self-allowance according to program guidelines. A public transport ticket for the city area of Graz will be provided for the total duration of the stay. In the summer month a bicycle will be available.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

The volunteer will help students during the lessons, in the workshops, with projects, sports, in the afternoon care and with the summer camp. We would appreciate open-minded, active volunteer with an interest in Waldorf Pedagogy. He/she should feel confident to deal with children and young adults from different social backgrounds. Showing an interest for art, music, handcraft and theatre would be helpful. The point of the project is to offer a young person an insight into our Pedagogy with all its aspects- learning with head, heart and hand.