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.
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.
TRAINING DURING THE PROJECT
Recruitment, Support and Training: recruitment procedure, vaccination advice, travel advice, design and provision of training (on-arrival training, mid-term training) in cooperation with the Austrian NA, regular project visits, mentoring, mediation, crisis management, evaluation/reports and support for volunteers and host project supervisors, and supporting volunteers in any follow-up activity resulting from the project.
Basic requirement is the will of caring out activities with and for youngsters with a difficult family background. The Volunteer should have an easy approach to children and young people and proof that they have neither fears nor prejudices in taking care of social disadvantaged people. Due to the particular situation of the Children’s Village, where in general the young people are cared for having economical, social and cultural problems, we are looking for a mature, responsible and tolerant volunteers. A Volunteer who likes to organise sportive and creative activities are highly welcome.
A total of 48 week(s) during the period 01/02/2020 to 31/12/2020
Anton-Afritsch-Weg 16, 8052 Thal/Graz
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Malta, Serbia, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution
Creativity and culture
Application deadline: 30/09/2019