European Youth Portal
Information and opportunities for young people across Europe.

EVS volunteers for Diakoniewerk Gallneukirchen Austria from autum 2018

Volunteering projects

project description

The aim of this institution is to help those who are not able to help themselves. We work with persons with special needs who live in small sharing communities together (6-8 persons) as well as with persons who live in our home for old people. We attend to these persons from dusk to down (dressing, shopping, cooking, going for walks, going to church, cleaning, free time activities etc.). In Gallneukirchen we have 9 houses for people with special needs . These have respectively 2,4,6 or 8 units. In the units live 4 to 9 persons who are taken care of by one or two employers. All together about 700 employers work at our instituion in Gallneukirchen. In the old people`s home takes care for 40 persons.
For this EVS Project in working with persons from different Ages (children up to elderly People), in a home for elderly, creative Workshop, kindergarten, theatre Group,......we are looking for a motivated Person.


accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation: The EVS volunteers will be accommodated in a flat near the hostingprojects, in a safe area with room on their own.
Food/Meals: Each volunteer will receive a food of the project and allowance to cover his needs for all meals of the day.


training during the project

The volunteer gets all EVS seminars (on Arrival, mid term Meeting) and all other work related Trainings.


volunteer profile

we are open to host all youngsters between 18-30 years!!!; so we will not mention a special profile, as it just depends from the person.
As it is a huge organisation that works with persons with different needs, they are already prepared for nearly all.


how to apply

Please send an email to for receiving the application form!


Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has a physical environment suitable for young people with physical, sensory or other disabilities (such as wheelchair access and similar.