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Waldkindergarten Saalfelden

Contact person: Silvia Leitner Organisation: Akzente INTERNATIONAL Location: Saalfelden, Austria
Deadline: 30/04/2014 Start: 01/09/2014 End: 31/08/2015

The “Waldkindergarden Saalfelden” is a private kindergarden, foundet in February 2002, focused on the development of the inner human potential of children, supported by “play” in natural envirenment. We offer opportunities for creative play and work – mainly outdoor which help the children to become familiar with the elements (earth, water, fire, wind) outside and inside themselves – with the aim of self-realization. We aim to support the enfoldment of human values (love, peace, non-violence, truth, right conduct) in order to support a peaceful world. Target group: children from 3 to 6, maximum 22 children, Extended group: in the afternoon and in July schoolchildren join the group

Tasks

The volunteer should support the children in their daily needs. He/she should be open minded and openhearted to make music, play theatre, tell stories, use tools: in the workshop, in the kitchen, in the forest. He/she will be in good contact with children, team (coaches) and parents. We appreciate if the volunteer gives insight to his/her country, culture, language, way of life etc. as much as possible.

Criteria

You are at least 18 years, you are sociable, open minded, ready for action and service. You like to help others and are not shy to make efforts. You can cope alpine climate with all varieties. You like children. For you children are not beings that don’t know anything but are fully, serious personalities, who have a special purpose and an individual plan to explore the world, to be in the world, to heal the world. You are ready to find out what children really need to be happy and what they don’t need. You are attracted by a simple life. You know that the material world is not all there is. You like to have a look behind the curtain. You love nature. You like to be in nature not only when the sun is shining. You like to eat vegetarian food. Maybe you also like to cook. You like music and theatre. Maybe you can play an instrument and/or sing with us.

Procedure

Please use our online application form to apply for an EVS at Waldkindergarten Saalfelden. You can find more information on the project as-well as a link to the application form here.  Please do also send us a picture of you and if you would like to also an individual motivation letter to efd@akzente.net

Seniors Residence Innsbruck

Contact person: Erika Mischitz Coordinating organisation:InfoEck Youth Information Tirol Host: Seniorenresidenz Veldidenapark Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Deadline: 13/04/2014 Start: 01/10/2014 End: 30/09/2015

SRV is a residence and nursing home for elderly people in Innsbruck (Austria). At SRV, self-dependent elderly people and people in need of care live. SRV’s main goal is to find a way to combine self-independency and autonomy of the elderly people with the support they need. Based on the biographies of each resident, individual care plans are made, which are realized by specialized staff. Nearly 100 elderly people, some of them in need of care, live at the residency. About 80 staff members assist them in their daily life activities. The team consists of psychologists, nursing staff and other professionals. Despite the support service SRV offers an all-round activities programme for the elderly (Trips, Cinema, Movement Classes, Workshops……).

Location: Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state of Tirol in western Austria. It is located in the Inn Valley and surrounded by a breath-taking mountain area. Innsbruck is home for 120.000 citizens and furthermore as University City for 30.000 students. As a very popular tourist destination, Innsbruck offers a great number of cultural events and serves as an ideal place for sporting and leisure activities. The Seniorenresidenz Veldidenapark is situated in an urban, quiet area of the city. There will be 2 EVS volunteers, they will each have an own room in the residency in central Innsbruck. There will be 2 volunteers in this project at the same time.

Tasks Activities proposed to the volunteer: • Participation and co-organization of daily routine • Recreational activities (games, walks, shopping, etc.) • Participation and co-organization of in-house activities (seasonal activities, discussion groups, creative workshops…) • Accompany residents to different appointments (doctors, hospital, etc.) • Get to know contact and communication methods with elderly people or people in need of care • Get used to some geriatric disease pattern and how to handle them professionally • Share life experience with the elderly; learn more about biographies and life events • Learn to work within an interdisciplinary team • Working independently or with guidance.

Criteria Profile of the volunteer: • Motivation to work with elderly people • Openness to experience new things • Empathy, willingness to reflect • Enthusiasm and ready for team work

Procedure Please send 3 things: the Application Form, your CV and show your personal motivation to volunteer at Ms. Astrid Huber (host organisation SRV) and at Erika.mischitz@infoeck.at (coordinating organization). The application form for SRV can be downloaded here. All applications which are filled in completely will be considered. Application Deadline: 15th April 2014

Youth Point Birkfeld

Contact person: Christine Gantner Coordinating organisation:LOGO EUINFO Host:WIKI Youth Point Birkfeld, 2011-AT-33. Location: Birkfeld, Austria
Deadline: 10/04/2014 Start: 01/10/2014 End: 31/07/2015

The organisation WIKI operates in the field of child care to youth work. There are 10 Youth Points in the region of Styria. The main idea behind the Youth Points is to provide recreational activities, promote active communication and interaction through a variety of approaches (new media, sports, creativity, music and so on). One of the key aims is to show the youngsters recreational activities that do not involve violence, crime, drugs or alcohol. The EVS hosting Youth Point is located in Birkfeld, a town located in a rural area with a population of 1750 inhabitants. The Youth Point offers great facilities for the youngsters – reaching from table football, billiard, games, internet, cooking, discussions about job/drug prevention/sexuality… There are two more Youth Points in the surroundings: Strallegg and Miesenbach. The opening hours are during the week in the afternoon. Youngsters in the age range of 12 – 19 years attend the Youth Point. The volunteer’s main working place will be in Birkfeld, he/she can get to know the Youth Points in the surroundings as the same team attends all youth centres in the region. The volunteer will live in Graz. Graz is the second largest city in Austria with about 270.000 inhabitants. Being a university town many young people are living here and so it offers interesting cultural, social and sportive day and night activities. The transfer between Graz and Birkfeld (distance ca. 50 km) takes about one hour. The volunteer will be given a lift by the members of the team who live in Graz or she/he can take the bus. For someone who loves nature, sports and a rural surrounding Birkfeld is quite a little paradise (http://www.birkfeld.at). Have a look at the Youth Point Birkfeld: http://www.myspace.com/jugendtreffbirkfeld

Tasks Volunteers will be involved in arranging and planning workshops and excursions, gender specific work, multicultural education, networking, interactive media pedagogy, educational leisure activities, and assisting young people with job applications and homework. The volunteer has the opportunity to develop his/her own projects, and will be fully supported by the team. However the volunteer will not have the same responsibilities as the qualified employees. The volunteer should not become a “viewer” but an active part of the activities. The volunteer should like working and speaking with young people about their problems, wishes and ideas. He/ she should be able to give help to organize activities. In ideal case the volunteer plans an own project and can bring in own ideas. So, if he/she is interested in sports he/she could organize sport activities like a soccer cup or a skate event, a basketball workshop or a dance training. The volunteer could take a supporting role in developing new perspectives for the future for the children/youngsters. The volunteer will bring new aspects into our daily life by contributing a foreign language (his/her mother’s tongue) and his/her personal intercultural background, which will enrich the lives of the children and young people. 

Criteria Due to the target group in the Youth Point we prefer volunteers over 20 years. The volunteer should be flexible and show interest and motivation for this project. It is very important that the volunteer is open-minded, outgoing, patient, friendly and communicative in the work with youngsters. You should not be afraid to stay with a group of young people inside or outside the Youth Point. The basic knowledge of the German language would be an advantage but is not a must since the team colleagues speak English as well. Concerning the transfer between Graz and Birkfeld it would be an advantage if the volunteer has a driving license. Volunteers should not mind the long car rides (1h) to the project.

Procedure  Please send your application/CV and SPECIFIC letter of motivation until 10/04/2014 to the coordinating organisation LOGO jugendmanagement gmbh. EVS coordinator: Christine Gantner, christine.gantner@logo.at. Please express among others what appeals to you in this project and why you want to participate exactly in this project. Don’t forget to name the project number. Only applications with SPECIFIC letters of motivation will be considered. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be informed by 11/04/2014.

EVS Arche Tirol 2014 People with Disabilities

Contact person: Erika Mischitz Coordinating organisation:InfoEck Youth Information Tirol Host:Arche Tirol, Gottfried Lamprecht (head of the Arche Tirol) Location: Gries am Brenner, Austria
Deadline: 10/04/2014 Start: 01/10/2014 End: 30/09/2015

Arche Tirol is an international community of disabled and non-disabled people, who live and work together. The life at Arche is based on the Arche’s international charta, which highlights every person’s unique importance and dignity. The Arche Tirol was founded in 1992 and is a Christian – ecumenical community. Arche Tirol maintains contacts to many other Arche-communities in Europe, Africa and all over the world. At the moment 10 people with mental and multiple disabilities live in two houses, one of them is situated in Gries am Brenner and the other one in St. Jodok am Brenner (4 km distance). The people of the community share their everyday life, eat and work together, go shopping, go on excursions, holidays and organise leisure activities, be creative etc. The 10 inhabitants of the Arche Tirol are supported by a professional multicultural team. The volunteer will support the multi-professional team at Arche in Gries am Brenner, where four persons with disability live, aged between 45 and 74 years. The volunteer will participate in various aspects of the daily work and will be able to contribute with her/his own interests and strengths to the project. She/He will be part of the team and learn a lot about working with people with different disabilities.

Arche Tirol is situated at the countryside of Tyrol. There are trains (hourly, 30min journey) to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol. Also, the border of Italy is not far and easily accessible by train from Gries.

Criteria Profile of the volunteer: • You are interested in working with people with disabilities • You are patient and open-minded • You like to live in a rural village in the mountains • You enjoy contributing to a multicultural team • Some basic knowledge of German would be an advantage, as the habitants of the Arche don´t speak any other language. Please give your motivation for the EVS and for this specific project and send the Application Form with your CV and motivation. Looking forward to receiving motivated applications🙂 you can ask questions to the coordinator Erika. application details also on the coordinator’s website: www.mei-infoeck.at/eu-und-du/freiwilligendienst/volunteers/

Procedure Please send to Arche Tirol 3 things: the Application Form plus your CV and personal motivation. Contact person: Gottfried Lamprecht, office@arche-tirol.at. All complete applications will be considered. More Information & Application Form for Arche Tirol. Application Deadline: 10th April 2014. The final decision will be taken shortly after by the host organisation and all applicants will be informed about the decision. If there are any questions, please write an E-mail to coordinator Erika: Erika.mischitz@infoeck.at.

 

EVS at youth centre park in

Contact person: Erika Mischitz Coordinating organisation:InfoEck Youth Information Tirol Host:Jugendhaus park in youth centre Location: Hall in Tyrol, Austria Deadline: 10/04/2014 Start: 04/10/2014 End: 03/10/2015

Youth centre “park in” is looking for 1 EVS volunteer who is motivated to enrich the Youth Work team of “park in” in the town Hall in Tyrol (Austria) for 12 months! The target group of “park in” are youngsters between 12 and 18 years, coming from different social and educational backgrounds. The young visitors come from the town of Hall in Tirol and surrounding villages and spend leisure time in and around the youth centre, supported by youth workers. The youth centre “park in” offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities/games and infrastructure (e.g. Youth Café, Cultural Centrum, Skateboard Park, Girls only/Boys only, Lunch Opening, Pool Billiard tournaments, DJ workstation, internet access, cooking possibility, Concert/Music facilities, Workshops, different activities etc.). Also, young people who have problems or difficulties can seek support/advice from the youth workers or can just spend their time at the youth centre. Find more information about “park in” (“Verein – Kuratorium Lambichler Jugendhaus”) on the webpage www.parkin.at and in the EC-database: http://europa.eu/youth/organisation/2324_en.

The youth centre “park in” is situated in the town Hall in Tirol. Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, can be reached in 10 minutes by train. EVS volunteers in Tyrol meet on a regular basis and do free time activities together. 

Tasks Tasks & Activities: • Being part of the “park in” team in the daily work • planning and organising youth leisure activities and events together with youths and staff members • doing simple bar work • bringing own ideas into the project • taking part in regular team meetings • EVS service is 35 hours per week

Criteria We would be happy to host a volunteer who • is between 20 and 29 years old (owing to the target group) • is interested in working with youths (12 and above) and young adults • wants to get to know youth centre work and participate actively • is interested in youth leisure activities, youth culture and youth-related issues • is open-minded, friendly, enthusiastic, creative and communicative • shows active interests in sports (soccer, basketball, skateboarding…) or creative activities (dancing, music, photographing) and/or indoor games (billiard, table tennis, chess…) • is willing to learn some German • brings her/his own culture and interests into the project.

Procedure Application for the project: Please send to “park in” 3 things: your CV, project-related Motivation Letter and the enclosed Application Form directly to the host organisation! Contact person: Mr. Stark Karl-Heinz, stark.karl-heinz@parkin.at. Only complete applications will be considered. The deadline to apply is 10th April 2014! The application form is for download here. After the deadline candidates will be contacted by “park in”. The final decision about the volunteer will be taken by middle/end of April and all applicants will be informed.

 

EVS at youth centre Yunit

Contact person: Erika Mischitz Coordinating organisation:InfoEck Youth Information Tirol Host:Jugendzentrum Yunit youth centre  Location: Schwaz, Austria Deadline: 10/04/2014 Start: 03/10/2014 End: 02/10/2015

Youth Centre “Yunit” is situated at the town Schwaz in Tyrol. Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, can be reached in 20 – 30 minutes by train/bus. EVS volunteers in Tyrol meet on a regular basis and do free time activities together.The staff members of youth centre Yunit are looking for 1 volunteer who wants to be an EVS volunteer at Yunit in Schwaz (Tyrol/Austria) and enrich the Youth Work team. The target group of Yunit are youngsters, aged between 9 and 17 years. The young visitors come from the town of Schwaz and surrounding villages and spend leisure time in the youth centre, supported by youth workers.

The youth centre Yunit offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and infrastructure (e.g. kicker, billiard, tournaments, DJ workstation, internet access, cooking possibilities, lunch time, workshops, dancing, concert facilities&equipment, girls’ room etc.). Young people who have problems or difficulties can seek support/advice from the youth workers or can just spend their time at the youth centre. Find more information about “Jugendzentrum Yunit” on the webpage http://www.yunit.at and in the EC-database: http://europa.eu/youth/organisation/2229_en.

Tasks Tasks & Activities: • Being part of the multiprofessional team • Participating in projects and workshops • planning and organising youth leisure activities and events together with youths and staff members • doing simple bar work • bringing own ideas into the project • taking part in regular team meetings • EVS service is 35 hours per week

Criteria We would be happy to host a volunteer who • is between 20 and 29 years old (owing to the target group) • is interested in working with youths (9 and above) • wants to participate and get to know youth centre work in Tyrol • is interested in youth leisure activities, youth culture and youth-related issues • is open-minded, enthusiastic, creative and communicative • is willing to learn German • brings her/his own culture and interests into the project

Procedure  Application for the project: Please send your CV, Motivation Letter and the enclosed Application Form to Ms. Erika Mischitz (Coordinating Organisation): Erika.mischitz@infoeck.at Only complete applications will be considered. You find the application form for download here. Selection Process: Application Deadline: 10th April 2014 The final decision will be taken in the middle of April by the host organisation Yunit and all applicants will be informed about the decision.

 

The youth coordination in Telfs

Contact person: Erika Mischitz Coordinating organisation: InfoEck Youth Information Tirol Host:Jugendkoordination Telfs Location: Telfs, Austria Deadline: 10/04/2014 Start: 01/09/2014 End: 30/08/2015

The youth department of Telfs works in open youth work and also carries out youth projects. 6 youth workers work in and around the youth house Chilli in Telfs. The team wants to offer interesting activities for young people, so that they can collect new experiences and to offer them space for themselves. The target group are youngsters between 12 and 19 years who live in Telfs. Most of them are doing an apprenticeship, working, looking for a job, for apprenticeship or orientation. The youth house Chilli offers a soccer ground, billiard, darts, table soccer, table tennis, dance room, kitchen and an own record studio. We will open a second youth centre soon (June till August), this fact offers the possibility to see the “birth of a youth centre” and take part from the beginning on! The youth work offers opening hours for youngsters five days a week. Opening hours are from around 1pm till 8pm. We especially try to support young people on their way, to give them a place to be and to spend their free time in a creative or sportive way. The town where the project is located is Telfs. It is the third biggest town of Tyrol (15.000) and is 30 kilometers westwards from Innsbruck (capital city of the region Tyrol). There are good bus and train connections to Innsbruck and also to the rest of Europe. There are also good skiing possibilities and outdoor activities and you can find anything you need. Something interesting about Telfs: it is the second youngest city of Austria.

Tasks Volunteer’s Tasks & Activities: • Being part of the youth work team • Participating in daily work in the youth centre, building relationships to youngsters • Planning and carrying out outdoor activities (for example hiking tours, soccer tournaments, recording music, making movies, organising concerts and events…) • Participating in projects at the youth centre. It will be a good experience for the volunteer to learn about youth work, methods and challenges. The learning opportunities are: open youth work, project planning, networking, public relation, gaining skills in working with different media.

Criteria Profile of the EVS Volunteer: We would be happy to host a volunteer who • is at least 20 years old (as youngsters are between 12 and 19) • is motivated for this project when reading the description • is open-minded, enthusiastic and communicative • is ready to learn some German • brings her/his own background and interests into the project

Procedure  Application for the Project: Please send your CV, Motivation Letter and the enclosed Application Form to the project coordinator Erika erika.mischitz@infoeck.at Only complete applications will be considered. The deadline to apply is 10th April 2014! The application form can be found here: http://www.mei-infoeck.at/eu-und-du/freiwilligendienst/volunteers/ Selection Process: You will get an answer when we receive your application. After the deadline, candidates will be contacted by the youth coordinator of Telfs. There will be e-mail contact and possibly Skype contact. The final decision about the volunteer will be taken by middle or end of April. All applicants will be informed about the decision.

 

InfoEck – Jugendinfo Tirol

Contact person: Erika Mischitz Coordinating organisation: InfoEck Youth Information Tirol Host:InfoEck – Jugendinfo Tirol  Location: Innsbruck, Austria Deadline: 10/04/2014 Start: 01/08/2014 End: 31/07/2015

The youth information centre “InfoEck – Jugendinfo Tirol” (Tyrol, Austria) is looking for 1 EVS volunteer who is motivated to enrich the youth info team and who enjoys working with media! InfoEck – Jugendinfo Tirol is open for young people between 13 and 30 years. We provide information to young people (themes like work, education, social issues, health, law/administration, recreation and leisure time, events and entertainment). InfoEck acts as a link between young people and specialist organisations. Another very important issue in our work is European/international mobility. We are a regional Eurodesk office and as the regional Erasmus+: Youth in Action office we help young people and youth workers to develop their projects, to find partners and to apply for funding or to go abroad. Our youth information centre InfoEck is a friendly place in Innsbruck. InfoEck cooperates with a variety of youth organisations in Tyrol and has a big network of organisations that the volunteer will get to know during his EVS (youth sector, youth unemployment, event centres, schools, youth protection projects…). The volunteer will live in an apartment very close to InfoEck and will support the InfoEck team 7 hours per day (inclusive language course and mentor meetings).

Location: The EVS project will take place in Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol. The city lies in the middle of the Alps and we have warm summers and cold winters. Innsbruck has about 130.000 inhabitants and is a vibrant city, a city of students (about 30.000), summer and winter sports and tourism. The city has numerous markets, theatres, libraries, galleries, historic monuments, numerous bars and stores or outdoor and indoor facilities for leisure time, bike trails and good public transport. Innsbruck is very close to Italy, Switzerland and Germany (about one hour by train/car). Local people in Innsbruck speak German, but they will most likely speak some kind of dialect of German. The big majority of people in Tyrol can speak English, especially young people

Tasks Volunteer’s Tasks & Activities: • Being part of the InfoEck team • Participating in daily work in the youth information centre • Working creatively with media (creating flyers, videos, posters, graphics,…) • Participating in and planning different youth info events and workshops • Promoting European citizenship (presenting the EVS experience at schools or online, being a contact person for curious youngsters, writing an article about the experience,…) • Organising participatory projects with youngsters (photo- or video-projects, interviews, magazines, events, blogs…) The volunteer will learn about the different channels that youth information uses (online, flyers, videos, creative projects, personal contacts, workshops, evens,…). She/he will learn to use different media and software in order to produce information material (for example filming and making a video). The volunteer will learn how to distinguish good and bad information, and will learn about the basics of youth information work. She/he will be able to learn about the hot topics of InfoEck (going abroad, finding a job, financial problems, youth protection, educational support,…). The volunteer will learn to communicate in different languages with youngsters and partners who come to InfoEck. The volunteer will gain organisational skills in terms of project work, event management and inclusive organisation. The volunteer will be able to use all her/his creativity and focus on the tasks that she/he likes the most. The volunteer will be part of the youth info team and will be actively involved in the youth information’s activities and can bring in his/her own initiative and ideas. He/she will be able to learn on various levels – from the professionals working at InfoEck, with the volunteers of InfoEck, with partners and multipliers of InfoEck, learning from young people or from networking.

Criteria We would be happy to host a volunteer who • is between 17 and 30 years old • is interested in media and youth themes and in being part of a motivated young team • can work independently and creatively • is open-minded, enthusiastic and communicative • is ready to learn some German • brings her/his own background and interests into the project. Don’t forget to send the application form.

Procedure  Application for the Project: Please send to us 3 things: your CV, your Motivation for the activities and the enclosed Application Form (below) to info@infoeck.at. Only complete application forms can be considered. Due to timing, we can only consider volunteers who do not need a visa for their stay in Austria. The deadline to apply is 10th April 2014! The InfoEck APPLICATION FORM can be found here: http://www.mei-infoeck.at/eu-und-du/freiwilligendienst/volunteers/ Selection Process: You will get an answer when we receive your application. Around the deadline, there will be e-mail contact and possibly Skype contact. The final decision about the volunteer will be taken by middle or end of April. All applicants will be informed about the decision. For questions do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to your motivated application!🙂 Andrea, Benjamin, Erika, Hannes and Katharina (InfoEck team)

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