PARTICIPATE+ | BECOME A VOLUNTEER IN LEIPZIG

We are offering young people the opportunity to volunteer in Leipzig, in general for a period of twelve months.

We offer a variety of placements in the social, cultural and educational sector. If you are interested in taking part in ESC (European Solidarity Corps), you should be between 18 and 30, live in an European or partner country and be willing to commit your time, energy and enthusiasm to volunteer for a longer period of time.

European voluntar service youthwork / ecological work in a eco-house

The application deadline is January 17th, 2020.



Description:

The Markkleeberg eco house of the CJD Saxony opened on September 2020. Originally it was built with local wood, straw and clay in 2008 and 2009 as a straw bale house with a green roof. It is located in the 50 hectare Agra Park, which was originally created in 1890 and is now a memorial of garden art. Some parts of the park are a landscape protection area "Leipziger Auwald" as well as protected under European Bird sanctuary.

A second working place is a youth centre/open point for children and youth not far from the eco house. It is a place where young people design their leisure time supported by the staff. Apart from games, sports and music job orientation and learning to lead a self-sustained life are important topics of the work with the youths.

Tasks:

In the eco house the volunteer works in the garden. Beside daily gardening there are special nature youth activities that can be supported or created by the volunteer. The volunteers helps within nature education projects, and it is foreseen that the volunteer develops and realize with the support of the staff own nature education offers. The eco house is still in the initial phase so ideas and own projects of the volunteer are welcome.

In the youth club the volunteer support the youths and the staff designing and carrying through leisure activities on a daily base as well as special projects which have a longer duration. The volunteer shall bring aspects of his or her own country into the work, e.g. music, games, sports, language, cooking or handicraft.

Selection criteria:

Interest in working with youth / interest in working in nature (he/she should like working and being outside, working with wood, plants...)/ open-mindedness and self-initiative.


APPLICATION

Please complete the online application form that you find here.

BBW-Kita Gustav-Freytag-Strasse 33a / red house

The application deadline is January 17th, 2020.



Description:

The hosting institution is a kindergarten with a capacity of 180 children (120 kindergarten places including 6 integration places and 60 nursery places). The institution has a focus on Northern Europe, especially Sweden, and takes part in pedagogic exchange programs. Another focus for us is the inclusion of children with disabilities.

Tasks:

The volunteer supports the workers in their daily routines with the kids and shall support own small or bigger projects in the kindergarten. He/She will get to know a pedagogic insight into the open work of the institution. The volunteer will work in a group with children between 2 and 7 years.

Selection criteria:

Potential volunteers should be interested in working with children in a kindergarten and like kids / A plus are volunteers from Northern Europe (because of the profile of the kindergarten)/ open-minded and communicative behavior / ability to work in different groups.


APPLICATION

Please complete the online application form that you find here.


BBW-Kita Gustav-Freytag-Strasse 31 / blue house

The application deadline is January 17th, 2020.



Description:

The hosting institution is a kindergarten with a capacity of 180 children (120 kindergarten places including 6 integration places and 60 nursery places). The institution has a focus on Northern Europe, especially Sweden, and takes part in pedagogic exchange programs. Another focus for us is the inclusion of children with disabilities.

Tasks:

The volunteer supports the workers in their daily routines with the kids and shall support own small or bigger projects in the kindergarten. He/She will get to know a pedagogic insight into the open work of the institution. The volunteer will work in a group with children between 2 and 7 years.

Selection criteria:

Potential volunteers should be interested in working with children in a kindergarten and like kids / A plus are volunteers from Northern Europe (because of the profile of the kindergarten)/ open-minded and communicative behavior / ability to work in different groups.


APPLICATION

Please complete the online application form that you find here.



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