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Civic and intercultural education with HochDrei e.V.

project description

You are going to support our activities in the field of international youth exchanges and civic eduation. Apart fom that we encourage you to carry out your own project with the help of our the experienced pedagogical staff.
Some work will take place at the seminar house: You'll assist in preparing/implementing our activities: organise the seminar rooms, assist children/youth groups in selforganisation, look after them, be a point of contact and explain educational activities. Beside, there will be office-related tasks: Helping to acquire participants, documentation, research on topics or practical information, collecting data or represent our organisation and our offers for young people on events. Your work will be very varied if you are ready to take own initiative, bring in your ideas and the motivation to realise them. Sure there will be also some less exciting or routine tasks to take on, but they are limited.


accommodation, food and transport arrangements

You're going to live in a studio with kitchenette in a side-building of the seminar house. There's a separate entrance for more privacy. Nevertheless, you need to be aware of the fact of sharing the courtyard with guestgroups. Especially in summer this can entail a lively atmosphere in front of the window. The house is 10 minutes by foot from the historical center of Potsdam and 5 minutes by tramway from the HochDrei office. You get monthly money for food but during seminars you are envolved it can be necessary that you take part at the shared meals.


training during the project

We highly appreciate your attendence at our yearly qualification seminar for trainers of international youth exchanges to get to know methods, foster important skills and understand our pedagogical focus and principles. Furthermore you can always, in agreement with us, attend other trainings and seminars at HochDrei. If necessary we provide language support so that you will soon be able to work in german language and live your life in Potsdam.


volunteer profile

You should agree with the main principles of our association: Diversity and gender equality. You should be open and outgoing towards the different target groups we work with (children, youth, refugees…). We don't expect any special work experience or education background, but you should be willing to learn and try new things. We expect you to work sometimes on weekends, when there are seminars – in exchange for free days during the week. Every special interest or skill you bring is welcome and we are happy if we can make use of it in our work (tell us what you like and where you are good in!).


how to apply

Please send us your CV and a covering letter by mail. I.e. you could mention: Why are you interested in working with us? Looking at our educational programme online, what would be "your" favourite project, in what kind of project could you imagine to be involved…


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