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haltegriff - assisting youth in their work training

BBRZ Österreich

Kapfenberg, Austria

Project description

Haltegriff, an Institution specialized in Youth Welfare, offers living and work training for young people with NEET-status (Not in Education, Employment or Training) aged 16 to 21, who for various reasons can`t live at home. “Haltegriff” aims at encouraging young people regarding a long-term professional and personal independence. Emphasis is on knowledge transfer concerning skills that help stabilizing the young persons and thus, preparing them for a long-term integration into the labour market. Haltegriff provides job training/ coaching and living facilities for 16 young people. The job coaching team is 4 persons, the team in charge of all the living/ flat-sharing-offers comprises 7 persons. The team is formed of qualified people coming from different backgrounds (pedagogy, educational work, social work …).Group activities (hiking, climbing and outdoor days), but also individual support and crisis intervention help to provide young people with skills of any kind.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will live in his/her own apartment. The host organisation will provide a monthly ticket for public transport for the district Bruck/Mürzzuschlag. If requested the volunteer can have a bike as well. The volunteer can have lunch and breakfast in the canteen of BBRZ, the volunteer will get canteen tickets for that. In addition to that the volunteer will receive food money for self supply. Morever, the volunteer will be provided with a German Language Course.

Training during the project

The volunteer will be supported by a task related mentor. This mentor will help the volunteer both concerning all task related issues during the project duration and to get part in the daily life of the organisation. Regular meetings between the volunteer and the mentor are provided. The coordinating organisation will take care about a private mentor for the volunteer. Most probably it will be an ex-evs volunteer from Styria. Moreover the EVS freetime team is supposed to organise an activities for all hosted EVS volunteers. On Arrival Training and Mid Term Training are organized by NA Austria

Volunteer profile

For the recruitment process it is important that the volunteer is interested in young people’s problems and wishes. The project suits people with interest in social work, psychology, pedagogy or criminology. A certain kind of maturity is necessary to be able to support the young people. We are not specified in gender. Furthermore he/she should like to communicate with young people, be outgoing and patient.at least basic German knowledge or readiness to learn it is very important. Minimum age of 20 as you will work with a target group up to 21 years. Stable and grounded personality.

Placement dates

A total of 40 week(s) during the period 01/10/2019 to 30/11/2020


Placement location

Paula Wallisch Platz 1,, 8065 Kapfenberg


Looking for volunteers from

Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia


Placement topics

Social challenges

Education and training


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 09/06/2019