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EVS in a circus

Aktions- und Zirkusbüro Otto-Dullenkopf-Park

Karlsruhe, Germany

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Project description

The “Aktions- und Zirkusbüro” develops and creates circus pedagogical offers, participation projects, events as well as actions on the big areal in the Otto-Dullenkopf-Park which is situated at the southeastern part of the city Karlsruhe. On the areal of the “Aktions- and Zirkusbüro” innovative possibilities are offered. Children and youngsters with or without special needs as well as educated athletes, musicians or artists are invited to try themselves out within the topics sports, arts or culture. Big and small circus tents, different site caravans and small frame houses are part of the circus areal. An area for parcours, dirtbiketrails and a beach volley court, a fireplace, patches, a clay oven, a play yard – all these are parts of the terrain. The infrastructure offers many possibilities for projects and events for various age bands.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be living in a shared flat with others. You will have your own room but you’ll have to share kitchen and bathroom with the other flat mates. You’ll get a bike or a ticket for the local transport for your way to work and to move around in the city. During your ESC you’ll receive monthly pocket money and food allowances.

Training during the project

The ESC volunteer will participate in an On-Arrival and Midterm-Seminar. He*She has the opportunity to participate in a 4-week German language course.

Volunteer profile

• At least 18 years old • Interest in pedagogical work, especially circus pedagogics • Experiences in circus disciplines or circus pedagogics or any other pedagogical art (theatre, …) • Interest and some experiences in working with children and youngsters • Good knowledge of English, basic skills in German would be helpful but aren’t obligatory • You have an accredited sending organization (PIC number, accreditation number, name and contacts on sending organization)

Placement dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 01/05/2019 to 30/04/2020

Placement location


Looking for volunteers 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, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Sint Maarten (dutch part), Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories

Placement topics

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Physical education and sport

Placement deadline

Application deadline: 11/01/2019