Long term ESC project in Austria!

Location: Graz, Austria

Project name: Alternative School in Austria / Schule im Pfeifferhof

Hosting Organization – Schule im Pfeifferhof

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of project: An alternative school „Schule im Pfeifferhof“ is a non-profit institution initiated by parents for their children. The school was established by the association “Mit Kindern leben” in 1993. A team of eight teachers is responsible for the education of 85 children. The school works according to reform-pedagogical principles (Montessori, Piaget), which means that the work is oriented toward the needs and wishes of children. The learning methods are based on “practical” work and projects. One of the principles of our school is “learning by doing”. We try hard to prepare a surrounding for our children which enables them to make their own experiences, where they can do both, acquire cultural techniques and develop social competences. They also learn to handle rules and borders in a democratic way. Usually, our children stay for nine years until they have finished their compulsory education. It is part of our philosophy to practice an intercultural exchange.

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

Project period  – 07/09/2020 to 09/07/2021 (10 months) 

Deadline: 26 April 2020

How to apply? – Please get registration number, apply through the Youth Portal and send your CV and Motivation letter with subject “Alternative school Pfeifferhof” to: euinfo@logo.at 

All costs are covered by ESC (European Solidarity Corps)

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance of € 150,00. The volunteer will have breakfast and snacks in school from Monday to Friday and lunch from Monday to Thursday. Additionally, he/she will get monthly € 150,00 for self-supply. The volunteer will stay in a separate apartment at the host family. The volunteer will have his/her own room, kitchen, and bathroom. The school provides a ticket to use a public transport system in Graz (bus and tram).

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

Profile: open-minded, initiative, positive, confident person, interested in alternative education, willing to work with children from 6 y.o. and to support teachers. We prefer volunteers for over 20 years. Persons interested in arts, sports and music are warmly welcome. Requirements for application: please apply with your CV in English or German on this webpage and send a specific motivation letter to euinfo@logo.at with a subject “Alternative school Pfeifferhof”. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.