Long-term volunteering project in Germany!

Location: St. Georgen, Germany

Project name: Volunteer in a Self-Determined learning school in the Black Forest

Hosting organization: Freie Schule Brigach

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: About 30 children – age 6 to 18 – attend the school. Freie Schule Brigach, founded in 2006, enriches the educational offer in the region of Schwarzwald-Baar, the educational concept meets the requirements of curriculums at state schools. The main focus of our educational efforts is the individual child with his or her strengths and skills: the pupils learn in a group of mixed ages, children experience democracy, which offers freedom and limits, individuality and community. The teachers’ role is to give input and advice, to support children on their own way of learning. Children are taught to work independently and self-responsible: teachers are not an authority who knows everything, but someone who supports and accompanies children in their process of learning. Volunteer activities: assistance during classes, supporting pupils at excursions, initiate personal projects.

More information in the infopack

volunteers between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period – 46 weeks during the period of 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

Deadline: 16/03/2024

How to apply? – apply through this link

Note: Please, apply as soon as possible, otherwise the application will be closed before the deadline!


Volunteers will get accommodated in a shared apartment with other young people in Villingen-Schwenningen (85.000 inhabitants), kitchen and bathroom are shared. Volunteers get a monthly amount of money for food. To ensure regional mobility the volunteers get a monthly ticket for public transportation in the area of Schwarzwald-Baar, on workdays from 2 p.m., on weekends and during public school holidays the ticket is also valid in the neighbouring regions.


In the beginning there will be trainings to welcome the volunteer and to clarify rights and responsibilities. There is continuous professional support for the volunteers, such as regular reflection talks: a neutral person from outside of the core group will lead these talks. To learn the language of the hosting country there is a weekly language training at the local adult education center. The volunteer will take part in two trainings of the National Agency in Germany and attend the On-Arrival-Seminar and the Midterm-Training. 


Volunteers should have an interest in educational work, especially in the concept of alternative teaching. We expect an open-minded person with an interest in our democratic & alternative school, as well as openness towards living in a rural area. In our school we support children to learn independently and self-responsible. The same we expect from the staff and from volunteers. Volunteers should be able to work in a team and should be interested to bring up own ideas & projects. 

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

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English