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KITA Waldkindergarten - discover nature in the Forest Kindergarten

project description

Kindergarden “Waldkindergarten” in Leipzig offers places for up to 60 children aged 2 – 7 years and focuses on „natural education”.
The Forest Kindergarten (Waldkindergarten) means that the children go into the forest every day, no matter the weather. There are places which can be used by the children and educators during the day. The children have the chance to discover nature every day with their senses, they discover the way of life in harmony of the forest and find out that they are a part of this.


accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Normally all the volunteers are living in shared flats, have their own room - but share kitchen and bathroom with 3 others volunteers. Food money will be paid out to you as well as money to buy the local transportation monthly ticket or you just buy a bike. Leipzig is a very nice city to ride a bike.
If you wish we can as well try to organise a host family.


training during the project

We will help you to find a German language course which fits your needs and level.


volunteer profile

The following points are important for our kindergarten regarding the selection of the volunteers:
Willingness to go to the forest with the children, no matter the weather - this the important point!
Interest in work with children age 2-6 years
Interest in nature and environment
Interest to learn German
Creativity - because the forest kindergarten is “without toys”, the creativity in the game is important


how to apply

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


additional information

Our application form is available at our website:


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