Alternative School in Austria | Sonnenhaus Leibnitz

Alternative School in Austria | Sonnenhaus Leibnitz

de La Tour Schule SONNENHAUS Leibnitz

Leibnitz, Austria

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Private School "Sonnenhaus" ( offers an alternative education for children aged 6-14 years, based on principles of progressive education, esp. Montessori and nonviolent communication. We aim at supporting and guiding children on their way to becoming responsible confident and open-minded persons. Furthermore, we try to deepen contacts and intensify common activities with other educational institutions and establish a centre for progressive education in the region and across the close border to Slovenia. Currently, there are 60 children attending our school. The school is in Leibnitz, near to the second biggest city Graz. Two volunteers are supporting teachers in classrooms, helping children with their tasks, and preparing learning materials.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The school is close to both the centre of Leibnitz and the train station. A proper accommodation in Leibnitz is offered, volunteers can reach the school by means of public transport or by bike. Self-allowance for food is € 250/month, pocket money is €150/month.

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 43 week(s) during the period 01/09/2021 to 30/06/2022

Activity location

Wagnastraße 43a, 8430 Leibnitz 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