Alternative School in Austria | Vulkanschule

Vulkanschule Auersbach

Auersbach bei Feldbach, Austria

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Activity description

The Vulkanschule is a primary and secondary school for pupils aged 6–14. It is a small school, with all together 47 pupils, situated in the countryside in South-Eastern Austria. We aim to create a home-like atmosphere at school and inspire kids to learn with joy. The Vulkanschule is the only school following a reformist education in this region. We teach mainly according to Maria Montessori and Peter Petersen`s Jenaplan. One of our most important principles are: the non-violent communication, the respect for the development of the child, the respect for each human being and for the creation. Central ideas of our pedagogy are a holistic, project-oriented, interdisciplinary, and mixed-age education, learner-centred, action-oriented, and eager to keep up the joy of learning. One volunteer is supporting the school staff mainly during the classes and afternoon activities. S/he helps preparing learning materials, assists during lunch time and breaks, develops his/her own project.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation: The volunteer will either live with one of the school’s families or in Graz. Food: The Volunteer receives a financial support from EU funds for € 250 every month for self-supply and € 150 pocket money. Transport: The Volunteer will be going by car with somebody of the host family to the school. Otherwise, if the Volunteer lives in Graz, s/he will be going by train from Graz to Feldbach, and by school bus from the city Feldbach directly to the school.

Training during the activity

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 (every school has a different pedagogical approach). Also, bringing your interest in arts, music, handicrafts, sports, languages, etc are very welcome.

Participant profile

HOW TO APPLY: Fill out the questionnaire here: https://tinyurl.com/ESCalternativeschools; Send your CV with motivation letter in English or German with a subject SCHOOL to euinfo@logo.at 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

Wetzelsdorf 160, 8330 Auersbach bei Feldbach 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