Alternative School in Austria | Schule im Pfeifferhof

Verein Mit Kindern Leben

Graz, Austria

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

An alternative school „Schule im Pfeifferhof“ is a non-profit institution initiated by parents for their children. The school was established by the association “Mit Kindern leben” in 1993. A team of eight teachers is responsible for education of 85 children. The school runs according to reform-pedagogical principles (Montessori, Piaget), which means that the work is oriented at the needs and wishes of children. The learning methods are based on “practical” work and on projects. One of the principles of our school is “learning by doing”. We try hard to prepare a surrounding for our children which enables them to make their own experiences, where they can do both, acquire cultural techniques and develop social competences. They also learn to handle rules and borders in a democratic way. Usually, our children stay for nine years until they have finished their compulsory education. It is part of our philosophy to practice an intercultural exchange.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance of € 200,00. The volunteer will have breakfast and snack in school from Monday to Friday and lunch from Monday to Thursday. Additionally, he/she will get monthly € 150,00 for self-supply. The volunteer will stay in a separate apartment at host family. The volunteer will have his/her own room, kitchen, and bathroom. The school provides with a ticket to use public transport system in Graz (bus and tram).

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

Pfeifferhofweg 153, 8045 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