Alternative school in Austria | Free Waldorfschool

Alternative school in Austria | Free Waldorfschool

Waldorf School Graz (Freie Waldorfschule Graz)

Graz, Austria

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Please find a detailed information on -> check Padlet to find infopacks! Free Waldorfschool (FWS) was founded by parents and teachers 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. Our teaching 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. Two volunteers assist our teacher in different subjects.

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. Pocket money is €150/month. 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

A volunteer will participate at On-Arrival Training and Mid-term meeting, organized by the National Agency. He/she will be supported by a task-related and a personal mentor. A volunteer will be able to take part in a German course and use the Online Language Support Tool. FWS provides task related support, supervision, and guidance to the volunteer through experienced staff (teachers, mentors). The task related mentor will help the volunteer both concerning all task related issues during the project duration and to get part in the daily life of the organization.

Participant profile

HOW TO APPLY • Fill out the questionnaire here: • Upload your CV and a specific motivation letter (written in English or German) to the form OR, if it doesn’t work, send it to We accept documents in word or pdf format. Further information can be found on Requirements: responsible and motivated to help students, and assist teachers; open-minded, active, initiative; able to deal with children of different age and social backgrounds; interest in alternative pedagogy; specific skills in arts, music, handicrafts, sports.

Activity dates

A total of 44 week(s) during the period 01/09/2022 to 07/07/2023

Activity location

St. Peter Hauptstraße 182, 8042 Graz Austria

Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Kosovo * UN resolution

Activity topics

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 22/05/2022