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Vocational Education and Consultation Centre for the Hearing-Impaired

Volunteering projects

project description

The association “unerhört” - Sozialwerk für hörgeschädigte Kinder und Jugendliche Freiburg e.V. (Charity Organization for Hearing-Impaired Children and Young People Freiburg) is a non-profit organization. It mainly supports students of the Bildungs- und Beratungszentrums für Hörgeschädigte Stegen (Vocational Education and Consultation Centre for the Hearing-Impaired Stegen). This includes hearing impaired children and young people who get their care in other institutions and families in the region.
In their work, volunteers learn about the social demands of hearing impaired people. Working on a social project gives the volunteers job orientation and perspective for their future. When volunteers independently design care activities, they can be proud and learn to depend on their own skills. School and residence workers guide the volunteers. So, the volunteers can help organize the support programme and free time events for the students.


accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will get a single room in the residence hall of the center. Cooking facilities and bathroom have to be shared with other volunteers.
The volunteer will get full board in the refectory of the center or food stuff for self catering, and a payment in kind according to the degree of the German tax authorities during holidays.
To travel around the area, volunteers get a monthly transportation ticket. This includes free-use of all the public transportation of the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald transportation authority region. Volunteers can also use the ticket in the bordering counties.


training during the project

During the voluntary service the volunteer will be supported in all administrative affairs (announcement at the registry office, applying for residence permit, opening an account with the bank, insurance affairs etc.). The volunteer will be send to the on arrival- training and the obligatory mid-term-meeting organised by the National Agency.
The language training will take place during the semester at one or two evenings per week at the University of Freiburg. 3 hours of language training will be counted as working hours.


volunteer profile

Volunteers should like working for the development of needy people. They should be open to working with disadvantaged young people or youth who might be excluded from society. Past experience in working with special needs children and youth would be helpful. Volunteers should be able to individually design and plan activities. They should also be helpful and be able to work with other team members.
Basic knowledge in german language will be helpful. Learning the German language should not be the volunteers’ only or main motivation for volunteering with this project.


how to apply

Volunteers should send us their CV and also complete a questionnaire they'll get upon request. The selection of volunteers will be based on motivation. It will not be based on background, gender, language skills, or level of education.


additional information

This project is only available for young people from Romania. The project is already approved.