From: 03/10/2016 To:02/10/2017
S/He will assist us in our work in the youth centers and will also participate in our mobile youth work programme – a kind of streetwork, if the German or English language is good). Another part of the job are different projects with focus on sports, education, creativity (mainly for girls) and culture topics. The volunteer will be able to make her/his own projects, bringing in his/her own talents.
In the first line s/he support the following work areas:
working in the youth cafe, working behind the bar, playing games with the youngsters, communicating and giving advice, street work (walking around the city meeting young people and talking to them informing about our work), helping to do some workshops. We show her/him our work, explain our work, our importances. S/He must ask for various details to get explained and show interest in the work to understand our work.
The volunteer will live in an accommodation where also other volunteers live. It is organised by the host organisation. S/He will have a room with bathroom on her/his own and share a kitchen with other residents. The food money he/she gets always in the beginning of the month.
The infrastructure with trains and buses is easy, quick and frequent and s/he will probably also have a bicycle at her/his disposal. The volunteer will receive a ticket for free use of any public transport in the whole region of Vorarlberg during the complete EVS time.
The volunteer will have following trainings and opportunities;
– On-arrival Training; organised by the NA Austria
– Midterm-Meeting; organised by the NA Austria
– German course; organised by the coordinating organisation
– Regular evaluation meetings together with the coordinating organisation
– Regular meetings with her/his mentor in the hosting organisation
We would like to invite people who enjoy and love the work with youngsters. Also the person should have fun to help in outdoor and sports activities or in our workshops. S/he should be open minded and interested in getting to know our organisation and work. Our work is sometimes easy. Anyhow, the volunteer should realize that it means work. Interest in social work, young people and youth culture and understanding to have other working hours as other jobs is very important! As the target group in our youth centres is between 10 and 20 years, we would prefer a person who is least 20 years old.
Building Bridges Association members will have preference, please enroll to the association here.
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”.
All documents written in english you can send to: email@example.com with subject “EVS Austria Clemens Hohenems”.