- TOPIC: ESC in the youth centre Aktionszentrum Beneidktbeuern
- DATES: 01.09.2023 – 31.08.2024
- VENUE: Germany
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT:
The youth centre Aktionszentrum is a retreat house of the Salesians of Don Bosco, a catholic religious order founded in the late nineteenth century by Saint John Bosco in an attempt, through works of charity, to care for the young and disadvantaged children.
The centre hosts weekly about 250-300 youngsters, coming from different schools in the Bavarian region. The team of the centre leads workshops and courses for school classes. The target group are young people between 14 and 19. Aktionszentrum is also active at the international level: every year about 25 young people are sent to different countries of the world to spend one year as volunteers. The youth centre is also leading ESC trainings on behalf of the National Agency of the Erasmus+ program “Jugend für Europa”, in collaboration with other youth centres.
The volunteer will join the staff starting from the 1st of September and will be active in many fields: support of the pedagogical activities with young people; work in the main office and at the reception; personal contact with young people during the week through different activities (front office, sports, organization of breaks). The volunteer will also be active in different practical activities in the house. She/He will keep an overview of the accommodation of the groups, making easy handcraft work if required, and supporting the catering and kitchen staff. The volunteer will also spend some time in the international office to get an overview of the different activities organized by the hosting organization. The volunteer will work in a small intercultural team of 2-10 young volunteers, coming from different countries (mainly from Germany).
At the end of the service, the volunteers is supposed to develop their own project about her/his ESC- experience.
Aktionszentrum is coordinating the three projects and supports the volunteers to develop their skills and knowledge: changes in the timetables are possible according to the needs and wishes of the volunteer. Requirements:
- Interest in working with children and young people
- Flexibility in working in different fields, creativity
- At least basic communication skills in German are necessary (B1)
HOW TO APPLY?
Please fill in the application form: https://bit.ly/3W1fi9s