Alternative School in Austria | Free Waldorfschool

Freie Waldorfschule Graz

Graz, Austria

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Activity description

The “Freie Waldorfschule Graz” was founded by parents and teachers 40 years ago and is part of the worldwide Waldorf/Steiner-School association. FWS Graz is a general education comprehensive school with about 300 pupils and 45 teachers and covers classes 1 to 12. The actual Waldorf curriculum (2010) is based on the principles of Steiner´s pedagogical guidelines. It gives equal attention to the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual needs of each pupil and is designed to work in harmony with the different phases of the child’s development. Focus is laid on artistic lessons like music, art, drama theatre and craft-based subjects as stone- and woodwork, tailoring, forging, weaving etc. This kind of education enables students to think and act independently with great interest in progress and development of culture and society. As an answer to the refugee crisis an international class in 2016 for unaccompanied minor refugees was established.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

A volunteer will live either in a private room in a shared flat or in his/her own room with a host family. He/she could have lunch at the school kitchen and receive self-allowance according to program guidelines. A public transport ticket for the city area of Graz will be provided for the total duration of the stay. In the summer month a bicycle will be available.

Training during the activity

Volunteers will participate in On-Arrival Training and Mid-term meeting, organized by the National Agency. They will be able to take part in a German course and use the Online Language Support Tool. Every school provides task related support, supervision, and guidance through experienced staff.

Participant profile

HOW TO APPLY: Fill out the questionnaire here:; Send your CV with motivation letter in English or German with a subject SCHOOL to Young person, who is responsible and motivated to help students, and assist teacher in their work. We are looking for open minded open-minded, active, initiative persons, who feel comfortable to deal with children of different age and social backgrounds. We appreciate a specific interest in pedagogy. Also, bringing your interest in arts, music, handicrafts, sports, languages, etc are very welcome.

Activity dates

A total of 47 week(s) during the period 01/09/2021 to 31/07/2022

Activity location

St. Peter Hauptstraße 182, 8042 Graz Austria

Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, Guadeloupe, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna

Activity topics

Education and training

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 02/05/2021