The “Aktions- und Zirkusbüro” develops and creates circus pedagogical offers, participation projects, events as well as actions on the big areal in the Otto-Dullenkopf-Park which is situated at the southeastern part of the city Karlsruhe. The “Aktions- und Zirkusbüro” is part of the “Stadtjugendausschuss e.V.” which is the umbrella
organization for children and youth organizations in Karlsruhe.
On the areal of the “Aktions- and Zirkusbüro” innovative possibilities are offered. Children and youth with our without special needs as well as educated athletes, musicians or artists are invited to try themselves out within the topics sports, arts or culture.
Big and small big tops, different site caravans and small frame houses are part of the circus areal. An area for parkour, dirtbiketrails and a beach volley court, a fireplace, patches, a clay oven, a playing field – all these are parts of the terrain. The infrastructure offers many possibilities for projects and events for various age bands.
Children and youth can bring in their own ideas, follow their interests and have the possibility to co-determine what happens in the park. The concept is changeable and can be adapted to the current necessities. The ideas and the knowledge of the children and youth is an essential part of the planning for the future, they are involved in all steps.
A big and important part of the work of the “Aktions- und Zirkusbüro” is the circus “Maccaroni”. It’s a circus created by children and youth. Fixed training groups for children, youth and young grown-ups are beside of pending offers for everybody, workshops, projects with schools and social organizations, holiday programs, performances, festivals and conventions. Within the trainings all circus disciplines are offered: Juggling, aerial art, acrobatics, balance, fire juggling, Chinese mast and clownery.
A European Volunteer will have the possibility to get to know all fields of activities of the “Aktions- und Zirkusbüro”.
He/she will support the circus pedagogically offers for children and youth and can depending to his/her interests and experiences develop and realize own projects. The volunteer will work 30 hours per week.
Alojamiento del voluntariado en circos y otros aspectos prácticos
The volunteer will be living in a flat share with others. You will have your own room and share kitchen and bathroom with the other flat mates. You’ll get a bike or a ticket for the local transport for your way to work and to move around in the city. During your EVS you’ll receive monthly food and pocket money (351 € in total).
Training and language course during the project:
The EVS volunteer will participate in an On-Arrival and Midterm-Seminar. He/She has the opportunity to participate in a 4-week German language course.
At least 18 years old
Interest in pedagogical work, especially circus pedagogics
Possibly experiences in circus disciplines or circus pedagogics
Interest and some experiences in working with children and youth
Good knowledge of English, basic skills in German would we helpful but aren’t obligatory
You have an accredited sending organization (PIC number, accreditation number, name and contacts on sending organization)
You’re open to get to know Germany, the German language and the German culture and you’re interested to live in another country for a year.
How to apply:
Please send the following documents until 10.09.2017
Proceso selección del voluntariado en circos
We will study carefully all application and selected candidates will be invite for Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the coming weeks.
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month)
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one.
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.