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Kindergarten Zwergenland

Kindergarten Zwergenland

Leipzig, Germany

1 , Open

Project description

The kindergarten was newly built in 2010. The architectural style with wood reflects our nature pedagogical concept. The kindergarten welcomes 90 children aged 3-6 years in 5 groups of 18 children. Children can use the 5 group rooms with nice relaxing areas on the second floor, a room for sports and other activities, an atelier and a children kitchen. Outside there is a nice area with trees, different play instruments, sand, places to seat and a big terrasse which invites to play outside. Children can attend this kindergarten within their third year of life. The opening hours are from 7-17, the volunteer works normally from 8/9 till 15 p.m. (6 hours). Since 2017 the kindergarten has the capacity to take a few children with special needs. This kindergarten is located on the same territory with another kindergarten for smaller kids, so they both create a big kids' space with two gardens. It is situated at the border of the river in the family-friendly district "Plagwitz".


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Normally all the volunteers live in shared flats: have their own room but share a kitchen and a bathroom with 3 other volunteers. The monthly allowance includes food & pocket money & money to buy a local transportation monthly ticket and is paid out on the same day of each month. We can arrange an opening of a banking account if you need that. If you stay for 12 months you have 24 holiday days. Instead of a monthly ticket you can buy a bike and sell it by the same price at the end of the EVS. Leipzig is a nice city to ride a bike. If you wish we can as well try to organize a host family.


Training during the project

We will help you to find a German language course which fits your needs and level. During the 12-months stay you attend an on-arrival (around 7 days) and mid-term seminar (around 4 days), organized by the German National Agency, where you meet other volunteers volunteering in Germany this year.


Volunteer profile

Do you love working with children? Are you creative and open-minded? Do you have any interesting hobbies that you can share with others? (Music, sports, art ... everything is welcome) Are you a responsible person? Do you have a lot of new ideas for fun&educative activities? Are you willing to learn German? If yes, then you are a perfect candidate for this position! Don't hesitate to apply, we are waiting for you!


How to apply

If you are interested in this project, please send us your CV, a photo, motivation letter focusing on why did you choose this project and our application form ( filled out in German or in English via email to


Additional information

The task of the volunteer is to support educators in their work and help children to explore the world via small activities. Each volunteer can implement his/her own project as creating a book, learning a song, drawing, small theatre play and everything else upto your imagination.
Each year we have around 15 volunteers from different countries and also other young people engaged in shorter projects as internships. Leipzig is a "new Berlin".
Our application form is available on our website: Translate

Related links

Application formFacebook page about our projectsFAIRbund e.V. website

This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 11/06/2019 to 10/06/2020

Project location


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland

Project topics

Application deadline

Application deadline: 26/04/2019