ESC placement on a therapeutical farm

ESC placement on a therapeutical farm

Therapeutisches Reiten im Rosenhof Bieswang e.V.

Pappenheim, Germany

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Rosenhof Bieswang is a non-profit association which contains the respectful encounter between humans, animals, horses and nature in general. Everyone shall be accepted in his or her singularity as indiviudal. The Rosenhof supports with the help of the horses different people in the development of their personality, according to their own kind and their talents. As a remedial therapeutic stable we have around 15 horses and a lot of other "typical" farm animals. In addition to therapeutic horseback riding we also offer integrated riding lessons, based on the method "Centered Riding", as well as the training of riding horses. Moreover, our farm offers riding holidays for different groups and farm holidays for families. School classes spend their schooltrips on our farm, as well as several other welfare services. Our target group mostly consists of children and youth in the age of 3 to 16 years (95 %) with and without disabilities, but also adults use our services.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accomodation is provided in a shared apartment, probably with another volunteer (of the same sex) in a dobule room, directly on the farm. The volunteers will receive a monthly payment for grocery shopping and a monthly pocket money in the amount of 150 €. Please be aware that the Rosenhof is in a very rural area and it takes some time to get to the next town and bigger city. The organisation can provide a bike for you.

Training during the activity

The volunteers will receive at least one German language course and additionally the online language course via the OLS system. The volunteers get the possibility to take part in the meetings of the team and will also have meetings only with the tutor on a regular basis. They will take part in two obligatory trainings, organized by the German National Agency, and additionally in one workshop, organized by the coordinating organization VIA e.V.

Participant profile

If you like horses and animals, this is the perfect project for you! You should be interested in spending a lot of time outside and working with animals in general and in the nature, in all kinds of weather. Moreover, you should be interested in working with children. It is important to know that the farm is in a rural area and you should show some initiative to look for acvitities. Some creative, technical, sports and/or music skills would help you during work and daily life in general. Due to the group composition of the volunteers, applications from male candidates are preferred.

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/06/2021 to 30/06/2022

Activity location

Rosengasse 24, 91788 Pappenheim Germany

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom

Activity topics

Environment and natural protection

Health and wellbeing

Education and training

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 15/06/2021