Call For ESC project in Tirol, Austria - 2020-2021

Call For ESC project in Tirol, Austria - 2020-2021

Call For ESC project in Tirol, Austria – 2020-2021

Several associations are currently looking for volunteers in Tirol, Austria, for the duration of 2020-2021. You can find more details below, for each one of the projects.

Volunteers at DIE BÄCKEREI KULTURBACKSTUBE - Innsbruck - Austria.

The hosting organization:

The “Bäckerei” (the German word for bakery) is an old former bakery which had been abandoned for ten years, until 2010. A motivated bunch of people took over and breathed life into the building. It has now become successful platform for cultural exchange and social innovation in Innsbruck, which aims to enable people to share knowledge and know-how on cultural themes and topics of social interest.

Volunteers Activities:

  • Proactivity: The volunteer will be part of the team at Die Bäckerei - Kulturbackstube and will need to bring in pro-active energy and engagement. The volunteer will need to bring in own ideas and contribution, to fill his/her working time.
  • Web content: You should be interested in and would like to learn how to create web content (photos and videos) for our social media channels and website.
  • Lunch: You have the possibility to cook once a week for all the involved members of "Die Bäckerei" and for guests, as an intercultural and social act (this is up to the individual volunteer).
  • Workshop project (optional): Die Bäckerei also manages a "tool" workshop, where handcraft skills can be developed and used - any handcraft ideas are welcome.
  • Cultural management: You will be able to develop, organize and supervise cultural events - exhibitions, festivals, concerts, workshops etc.
  • Maintenance of the venue: cleaning, repairing and decorating are also part of cultural work.

Volunteer profile:

• Is between 18 and 30 years old.
• Has a personal interest and / or experience in arts, media, photography, film, communication and / or as a sound technician.
• Is open-minded, flexible, pro-active and communicative.
• Is interested in learning about arts and culture and creating web content.
• Brings in practical handcraft skills or is willing to learn.
• Is highly interested in culture management, creating new event
formats and working with existing ones at Die Bäckerei.
• Has an intermediate English level and is motivated to learn German.
• Is willing to find out about his/her skills in cultural work.

Duration of the project: 12 months, from early September 2020 until the end of August 2021.

How to apply: Send an e-mail with your CV and the enclosed Application Form (that you can find below) to Ms. Baiba Dēķena at baiba@diebaeckerei.at . You can also send something creative to express your motivation additionally.

Application deadline: 6th of July 2020.

Volunteering at MIKADO FOSTER CHILDREN IN CARE - Kirchbichl - Tirol - Austria.

The hosting organization:

Pro Juventute Mikado is part of the Pro Juventute network, a licenced Austrian non-for profit agency. It is a residential group home that assists children and young people who for varying reasons can no longer remain with their parents. Given their difficult backgrounds, most of the children exhibit signs of trauma to varying degrees. Typically, the children who live at the Mikado house are between the ages of nine and 18 years of age. Some are also assisted in independent living until they are 21.
The aim is to allow children and teenagers in the rural area of Kufstein to grow up in a sheltered, caring and nurturing environment.
At present, the Mikado team is comprised of about 12 dedicate professionals. There is an even ratio between male and female staff and those who may be considered young and old. Six nationalities are represented within the staff team.

Volunteers activities:

  • The volunteer will assist the staff in caring for the children and young people in their daily life.
  • Assisting with tasks such as: cooking, helping the children with the homework, accompanying them to appointments, and performing household tasks.
  • Taking part in leisure and free time activities.
  • Organising and taking part in special activities such as trips to the theatre, 2 day summer cycling tour, walking tours or similar.
  • Developing and implementing his or her own projects, according to the volunteers interests and experience.
  • Solving conflicts with the children, learning from staff about the pedagogic concept, taking part in team meetings.

Volunteer profile:

We are looking for a volunteer who is between 20 and 30 years old, can identify with the project description and is willing to enrich our team for one year. We would like to host an enthusiastic and open-minded volunteer, who is willing to play an active part in working with the children. Team work and the ability to reflect on one’s own actions and attitudes are essential. The ability to speak German is an advantage, but the willingness to learn essential. This may include learning the basics of German before the start of the project in order to be able to communicate with the children. Without German knowledge, a medium level of English is important in order to communicate with the team and coordinator.
We expect our volunteer to be an honest, trustworthy and discrete person as many aspects concerning children must be held confidential.

Duration of the project: 12 months from October 2020 to September 2021.

How to apply:  To apply, pease send your CV and the enclosed application form (that you can find below) to Mr. Daniel Harrison (responsible person for the volunteer at Mikado) via e-mail: daniel.harrison@projuventute.at

Deadline: 18th of March 2020.

Volunteering opportunity for helping people with disabilities at Arche Tirol.

Hosting organization:

Arche Tirol is located in St. Jodok am Brenner and Steinach am Brenner, Tirol, Austria. Arche Tirol is part of an international community of people with and without disabilities, who live and work together based on the Arche community’s international Charta. This Charta says that every person has a unique importance. We have contacts to many Arche communities abroad (primary Germany). Arche Tirol was founded in 1992 and is a Christian –ecumenical community. In our daily routine there is place for spirituality. The work in Arche considers the UN convention for people with disabilities. At the moment 10 people are living in two houses, one house is in Steinach and one is in St. Jodok am Brenner (few kilometers distance).

Arche welcomes people with disabilities at the age of 18. At the moment, four people with mental and multiple disabilities live in the Arche-house in Steinach and six live in St. Jodok. Arche calls them “core-members”. Our main philosophy is not only nursing, but also offering a community, personal relationships and a home. In Steinach there is a workshop, where our mobile core-members work. They produce candles, potteries, paper and bags. We sell these products. There is a “basal group” (“Basale Gruppe”) for our core-members with multiple disabilities. In this group we try to support our core-members in their cognition and self-awareness. The main tasks are care/nursing, household and creating a familiar and welcoming atmosphere for our core-members. In order to reach this goal, we share life and work, sing and celebrate together and try to organize joyful and exciting days for our core-members. Household contains for example cooking, tidying up, doing the laundry and cleaning up. We offer our core -members a comprehensive daily life. So we have many weekly leisure activities. Volunteers accompany our core-members (for example: dancing, swimming, hiking…).

Volunteers activities:

  • being part of “Arche”-team.
  • living together and working in our community.
  • caring/nursing for the core-members in daily life (basic needs, leisure time).
  • doing household and other necessary jobs.
  • participate in regular team meetings.
  • participate in projects in the local communities of the Arche houses.
  • work for 35 hours per week.

Volunteers profile:

  • To want to get to know our organisation “Arche Tirol”.
  • Is interested in working with people with mental and multiple disabilities.
  • Has a stable personality, in order to be able to work with our core-members.
  • Can imagine to live in a community for one year (in an own separate room).
  • Is open-minded, friendly, enthusiastic, creative and communicative.
  • wants to work in a team.
  • Is motivated to learn German (and Tyrolean German dialect).
  • Wants to gain social, intercultural, communication and nursing skills.
  • Brings her or his own culture and interests into the project.
  • Is ready to volunteer for 12 months starting in October.

Duration of the project: 12 Months. From the first week of October 2020 until 30th of September 2021.

How to apply: send an e-mail with your CV and the application form (that you can below) directly to Sidonie Tomaschitz. E-mail: office@arche-tirol.at

Deadline: 18th of March 2020.

Volunteering opportunity in a Montessori school in Telfs, Tirol, Austria.

Hosting organization:

Schulgarten – Aktive Montessorischule Telfs will be hosting two volunteers at the same time in 2020-2021. One volunteer will be active in the "Primaria 1" (from 6 to 9-year-old) und one in the "Sekundaria" (from 12 to 15-year-old).
We live “green”: Our School is situated amidst the Tyrolean mountains Alps, is located at the edge of the town Telfs in western Tyrol and is surrounded by green fields. All seasons offer great opportunities for sports, outdoor activities, but also easy to reach close-by cultural events in Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, and sightseeing possibilities within Austria and neighbouring countries.
We work actively: Our huge garden is a learning field as well as an adventurous and recreational playground for our children. One day a week teaching takes place outdoor in the surrounding forests, using the offerings of nature for learning and exploring.
We teach child-based: momentarily, our school hosts 71 children aged 6 to 15. Each one of them is treated like an intelligent, emotional and mature human being and is coached based on personal possibilities, abilities and interests by our pedagogic team (12 teachers). We coach stress-free: Our children learn free of pressure and over-stress. They are allowed to have their individual pace in learning, achieving and implementing. And all within the pedagogic thoughts of Maria Montessori: “As much freedom as possible, as much structure as necessary.”

Volunteers activities:

  • Active participation in the daily routines of our school day (lessons, outdoor activities, nature day is once a week, leisure time, project-based work, creative projects…).
  • Face-to-face coaching of the children according to our school concept
    Accompanying the children on excursions (museums, cultural events, …) and to sports activities (skiing, climbing, …).
  • Arranging the daily learning environment.
  • Bring in her/his own talents, creative ideas, skills, own cultural background and language (cooking local dishes, handy-crafts, music, …).
  • Taking part in our weekly team meetings.
  • Attending our parent-teacher conference evenings, held six times a year.

Volunteers profile:

  • Wants to experience working with school children aged 6 to 9 years or aged 12-15 years.
  • Is eager to participate actively.
  • Is interested in learning more about another culture and different backgrounds.
  • Is open-minded, friendly, enthusiastic, creative and communicative.
  • Is willing to work in an interdisciplinary 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 September 2020.

Duration of the project: 10 Months, with start between the 7th and 10th of September 2020 and lasts until the 10th of July 2021.

How to apply: send your CV and the application form (that you can find below) to the Mrs. Angelika Widauer from the Schulgarten Telfs, via e-mail: familie@widauer.eu

Deadline: 14th of April 2020.

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