Location: Kapfenberg, Austria

Project name: Volunteer with NEET-Teenagers: work training, social skills & freetime

Hosting organization: BBRZ Österreich / Projekt “Haltegriff”

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: Join Haltegriff, empowering 16 NEET-status (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) youths aged 15-19. We provide job training and living facilities for those unable to live at home. We aim to empower these youths towards long-term professional and personal independence. We look for a volunteer to work with experienced trainers, psychologists, and professionals. Responsibilities: Assist work training team in workshops, meetings with employers, fostering essential skills; Support housing team, engaging in recreational activities, cooking, and creating a nurturing environment; Help residents with educational needs and personal growth; Encourage tidiness and responsibility; Organize and participate in outdoor activities to promote team bonding, physical health, and overall well-being. 

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

Project period  – 01/10/2023 to 31/05/2024 (8 months)

Deadline: 27/08/2023

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through European Youth Portal (click the link)

How to get a registration number? – if you don’t have account on European Youth Porta, please watch our instruction videos from this Link

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

The volunteer will live in Graz and will take train to go to work. Haltegriff will provide a volunteer with a room at student’s dormitory in Graz and a public transport ticket to commute to Kapfenberg and in the region of Styria. Food allowance is €270/month, pocket money €180/month. The length of project can be arranged from 6 to 9 months between October 2023 until end of May 2024.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: 

Interest to working with young people and a commitment to their well-being; good communication skills; willingness to learn and communicate in German; Eager to work in a dynamic environment; Empathy and understanding towards the challenges faced by vulnerable youth; Prior experience in youth work, counseling, or related fields is an advantage but not mandatory.