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Evangelische Kindertagesstätte "Am Kirchturm"

Evangelische Kindertagesstätte "Am Kirchturm"

Erkner, Germany

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Project description

The Protestant all day nursery „Am Kirchturm“ in Erkner is a facility of Youth Services in church-run and operates under the State educational mandate. It has the following targets: Every child has the right to be seen and considered in its uniqueness and particularity. In this process the life situation of the child and his family is taken into account. In everyday life and to specific celebrations the children experience the content and forms of Christian faith. A large value is to support the children in their testing of their own abilities. In the nursery the children are attended on their way to self-dependence to act independently and to reflect things/facts. Also they learn a non-violent communication and democratic acting. Generally the volunteers will have the following tasks: supporting children and pedagogical staff with all kinds of activities; common meals; games; project activities with children; songs, relaxation.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Each volunteer will have his/her own single room in a 3-room flat. The bathroom, the kitchen and the corridor has to be shared with two other volunteers. The flat is located in Fürstenwalde. In the building there are two other flats where are living other EVS volunteers. The volunteers are responsible for the cleanliness of the flat. The volunteer will receive food allowance (236,00 €) and pocket money (110,00 €) and should cook for him/herself. Fürstenwalde is situated 60 km far from Berlin. There is a train which runs every 30 min. to Berlin centre and take about 40 min.

Training during the project

The volunteers have to participate in two seminars (on-arrival, mid-term), organized by the German National Agency. Moreover, the volunteers, belonging to the same coordinating organisation (JuSeV), participate monthly in the cultural-meeting-days which are organized by the association.

Volunteer profile

The volunteers are selected on the basis of the received applications (motivation letter and curriculum vitae). Criteria for the work in the area of the day care center are: openness, sense of responsibility, enjoying the work with children. Experiences in the work with children as well as a basic knowledge of German language are very helpful, but not a requirement. It would be very welcome if the applicant played a musical instrument. Gender, nationality, religion and graduations or school reports don’t play any role.

Placement dates

A total of 40 week(s) during the period 30/09/2018 to 31/08/2019


Placement location

Lange Straße 9, 15537 Erkner


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom


Placement topics

Social challenges

Education and training

Creativity and culture


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 20/01/2018