project dates

Start: Beginning of October 2018

10 Months – from the beginning of October 2018 until the end of July 2019. Important: We ask you to only apply if you are committed to participate the whole duration. This is important for the project, your learning development and for the hosting organisation.

The application deadline is on the 23rd of May 2018

Place

Apply for a 10-months project in Jenbach, Austria

It is located in the community Jenbach, with about 7.000 inhabitants. Jenbach lies between of Ziller-valley (“Zillertal”) and Achensee, two touristic areas that are famous for winter- and summer sports. Hiking and Skiing is very common here. Innsbruck, the capital town of Tirol (40 km away) is an interesting and nice town where young folks like to meet and to party. Jenbach lies on the main route of the local train system so everybody can easily reach Innsbruck. Schwaz, the capital town of the district, is quite close and offers many bars and a concert hall and in summer it is easy to reach with a bicyle (8 Km). We offer a flat where the volunteer will live on his or her own in Jenbach. Transportation to work is not needed; everything is within walking-distance. Public transport is easily accessible and well organized. The volunteer will be able to eat lunch and dinner at the local social centre seven days a week. For the breakfasts, weekend days and holidays as well as for cooking dinner for him/herself once in a while, the volunteer will receive enough extra money. This project is funded by the EU- programme “Erasmus+: Youth in Action”. The volunteering project is financed by the EU and the hosting organisation. The volunteer will receive a monthly pocket money of Euro 120,-. The volunteer will also receive insurance, a funded German course and some travel support money (for the journey to the project and inside Tyrol).

This project is funded by the EU- programme “Erasmus+: Youth in Action”. This project is financed by the EU and the hosting organisation. The ONLY financial contribution that the selected volunteer will need to make is to pay a small share of the travel costs if necessary (there is a lump sum budget). This project is already approved by the Austrian national agency with the budgetary rules of 2017.

About hosting organisation

Some information on the hosting organisation:

 The youth centre focuses on the areas of leisure activities (indoor & outdoor activities, sport activities, cultural events, health etc.), information and counseling of youth who live in and around Jenbach. The main emphasis being put on organising meaningful ways for young people to spend their free time.

 The visitors are between 10 and 18 years old. We provide a safe place where we try to meet their needs. We support a respectful atmosphere and a convenient location where everybody is welcome, irrespective of their religion, background, nationality, gender…

 We try to offer a secure environment for our young visitors and provide different possibilities to spend their spare time in a meaningful way. There is a regular weekly programme and additionally we also offer internet, music, dancing, different games, football and basketball, tabletop. We regularly organise parties and projects for and with young people.

 Consulting and accompanying young people in their individual needs like finding a job, dealing with conflicts in their families and offering decent information concerning drug abuse, sexuality, education… are other important issues in our work.

 We always work in teams (pairs), both in the youth centre and on the street in public spaces. They are supported by youth workers and can talk to them about their interests and needs

 Tasks

The volunteer will be engaged in a variety of tasks and activities, 35 hours per week, on five days per week. The volunteer is supported by the team and will participate in team meetings. The main tasks and activities of the volunteer in this project are:  The most important «activity» is to get in contact with the young visitors at the youth centre. It is important that the person likes to play and communicate with youngsters and likes to listen. Each of us in the team is some kind of a «role model», also the volunteer.  Involvement in leisure activities with our visitors (for example: table tennis, cooking, baking, handicraft, creative workshops, football, helping with their homework, workshops on different topics like health, self-esteem etc.)  Occasionally, we host parties in the youth centre or organise open-air events – the volunteer will be able to participate in both.  The volunteer is warmly invited to provide information and workshops about his/her country of origin and share own culture with our youth centre.  The volunteer can help the young visitors to get the courage to participate in some international programme too, so that our visitors get an Idea of different lifestyles and the diversity in the world.

Profile

We want to open up our volunteering position to young people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles from EU and EEA countries. We are looking to add diversity to our organisation. We would be happy to host a volunteer who:  is interested in learning more about our youth work and who is open to working with children and youths  is open-minded and creative  is willing to work in a team and reflect her/his work  is motivated to learn German (and some Tyrolean German dialect)  brings her/his own culture and interests into the project  is ready to volunteer for 10 months starting in October 2018 We ask for your understanding: Only European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) residents may apply. Due to project approval criteria, we can only accept volunteers in this placement who do not require a residence permit for 10 months in Austria. We ask you for your understanding for this projectrelated necessi

Support

The volunteer will have regular meetings with her or his mentor and with the hosting organisation, to talk about the wellbeing or about the project activities. In the hosting organisation the volunteer will receive orientation and support for the activities from the main responsible employee and from the entire team. The coordinating organisation InfoEck will hold a regular group meeting with all volunteers in Tyrol in order to share experiences, give support to one another and to stay connected. Also, there are regular free-time activities organised for the volunteers. At the end of the project we will evaluate it together with the volunteer and look at what he or she has learned and which competences he or she has gained and as a result the volunteer can fill in the Youthpass certificate. The volunteer will get to know other volunteers from various countries and will be invited to participate in monthly free-time activities, organised by young Austrians.

How to apply

 

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) with skype name included

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. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.

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All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “EVS Austria Erika Hall. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com

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