Location: Thal bei Graz, Austria

Project name: Volunteer at Children’ Village

Hosting organization: Gesellschaft für Steirische Kinderdörfer

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: The Children’s Village is a youth welfare institution who cares for children and youngsters as legal guardian. The target group of the Children’s Village are children and young people in a state of social need, who cannot live in their original family and are therefore sheltered in the Children’ s Village by the youth welfare. Due to the children’s socialization conditions which are unfavourable to the development of the personality they are disadvantaged in many fields, such as personal development, integration in the school, ability to take part in group activities etc. Around 40 children from 7-18 years coming from different provinces live in the Children’s Village. The staff consists of professional workers such as for example e.g. psychologists, teachers, social workers, youth workers, etc.

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

Project period  – 01/02/2021 to 31/12/2021 (11 months)

Deadline: 15th September 2020

How to apply? – Please send your CV and Motivation letter to: euinfo@logo.at

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

The volunteer will live in a shared apartment with single bedrooms, but shared cooking, washing, laundry, bathroom and social facilities. The volunteer will receive 230,00 € for food/month. Additionally, the volunteer has the possibility to have lunch and dinner for free at the host organization on all his/her working days. The host organisation will provide a monthly ticket for the public transport. The volunteer will take the bus to go to work. The volunteers will be provided with one German Course, at least.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

Basic requirement is the will of carrying out activities with and for youngsters with a difficult family background. The volunteer should have an easy approach to children and prove that they have neither fears nor prejudices in taking care of socially disadvantaged people. Due to the particular situation of the Children’s village, we are looking for mature, responsible and tolerant volunteers.