+ Regarding official „ERASMUS+:Youth in Action“ deadline 1st of October 2015, three (3) host projects in the province Styria in Austria are looking for EVS volunteers.
+ Please send CV, motivation letter and a demonstration of a creative talent you might have (optional), EVEN if you already did so, to the Styrian evs coordinator of LOGO EU.INFO (2015-1-AT02-KA110-001216, PIC: 948411778) , Klaus Buchner. Mailto: [email protected]+ Please send me only ONE nomination. If you send two, I´d consider your application for your first choice only.
+ Please send your documents mentioned above to the evs coordinator Klaus Buchner latest by 1st of September 2015.
+ The selection procedure finally will be done by the teams of the host organisations themselves. This should be done latest around mid of September 2015.
+ Only short listed candidates will be informed.
+ OPTION 1: EVS in childrens village / Steirische Kinderdörfer is looking for 3 volunteers from 1st February 2016 to 31st December 2016 (11 months). PIC: 937326521 Accreditation no in Erasmus+:JIA/EVS: 2014-1-AT02-KA110-001004.
Please find the open call at:
+ OPTION 2: The evs host project Vulkanschule Auersbach (at the moment in the accreditation line within E+:JIA), situated about 60 km in the southeast from the capital Graz/www.graz.at is a private non-profit school and is looking for one volunteer from 1st of January 2016 to 31st of July 2016. Please find here the description:
The Vulkanschule is a a private non profit school with "Öffentlichkeitsrecht", which means a primary and secondary school for pupils aged 6–14. It is a small school, with all together 45 pupils, situated in the countryside in South-Eastern Austria. The Vulkanschule is a private school with „Öffentlichkeitsrecht“, which means that we are legally like any other public school, with the only exception that the association financially sustaining the school is private: a registered society, „Verein“. We are a parents` initiative, and, not only financially dependent on the involvement and honorary participation of the parents.
The Vulkanschule is the only school following a reformist education in the region of Feldbach. We teach according to Maria Montessori (in primary school) and Peter Petersen`s Jenaplan in secundary school. It is in secondary school that a volunteer is needed in the first place.
Central ideas of our pedagogy are a holistic, project-oriented, interdisciplinary and mixed-age education, learner-centered, action-oriented and eager to keep up the joy of learning. (See www.jenaplan.at or http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki/Jenaplan).
It is due to the learner-centered way of teaching, that we are looking for an encouraged and pedagogically interested person to support us - respectively our pupils. We are looking for a volunteer who loves working with children (teenagers), and who is interested in helping and supporting them with their questions and assignments. Who is eager to support pupils and teachers in easy assignments like gardening, cooking, arts, handcraft and others. Who will like to tell and teach us about her or his own cultural background, and maybe even his or her language.Another reason why we wish to have an European volunteer among us: Our school is very openminded, our teachers come from or used to live and work in other European countries, BUT due to the fact that we as a school are situated in the middle of the countryside, „Europe“ is not part of our pupils` everyday life. They don`t really have opportunities to get in touch with people from foreign countries and cultures.
That`s what we would like to change with the help integration of an evs volunteer supporting us in our school activities. We would like our pupils to really get in touch with Europe! We would like to open their eyes to the fact that nowadays we don`t live in isolated countries any more– and that our real borders are those in our minds.
We believe that a European volunteer will be an enrichment for our school – and we wish to be the same for our future volunteer.
+ OPTION 3: The evs host project „ Sonnenhaus Leibnitz“ (at the moment in the accreditation line within E+:JIA), situated in the town Leibnitz (11.000 inhabitants) about 30 km in the south from the capital Graz/www.graz.at is a private non-profit school and is looking for one volunteer from 1st of January 2016 to 30th of June 2016. Please find here the description:
The Verein Elemente Werkstatt runs a school ("Sonnenhaus") for children aged 6-14 years, based on principles of progressive education, esp. Montessori and nonviolent communication. With our school, we aim at supporting and guiding children on their way to responsible-minded, confident and open-minded persons. Furthermore we try to deepen contacts and intensify common activities with other educational institutions and establish a centre for progessive education in the region and across the close border to Slovenia.
Currently, there are 26 children attending our school, which started in 2010. Since autumn 2014, our new school building in the city of Leibnitz is finished.
Our school ist rather new so that experiences are limited yet. Nevertheless, our school is already a certified "ÖKOLOG"-school (a network of schools with a focus on environmental issues, http://www.oekolog.at/) and active member of various networks for progressive education. Furthermore we put a focus on intercultural and -lingual education like lessons in slovenian language.
The "Sonnenhaus"-school welcomes volunteers integrated closely into the daily work and community. Daily work in Sonnenhaus school has project groups as a main tool characterized by working idependently but guided and supported by teachers. This leaves much opportunity for volunteers to accompany the children in their process of learning, but also in after school care. The volunteers will become acquainted with the prepared environment and the respective learning materials, always supported by the qualified teachers.
We see volunteers and their personal, cultural and lingual background as an enrichment to our school and the education of our children, so we aim at using their knowledge and personality actively. Therefore we would welcome an active volunteer´s participation in school. This should include sharing language skills and experiences from the volunteer´s personal background - geographically, cutural, socioeconomic circumstances etc. As examples, volunteers would be welcome to guide projects with a group of children about the volunteer´s religion, language, home country etc. There will also be time and space for their own studies if wished and own proposals for projects.
In terms of learning opportunities, volunteers can expect firstly to gain language skills (German), secondly valuable practical experience in working with children aged 6-14 and thirdly practical and theoretical skills (there are workshops and seminars on a regular basis) about methods of progressive education and nonviolent communication. Finally, intercultural learning itself is not only relevant for the children but also for the volunteer. We aim at including the volunteer also in common activities so that (s)he should also be integrated in the local community.