Volunteering in Children´s Village

Volunteering in Children´s Village

Gesellschaft für Steirische Kinderdörfer

Thal/Graz, Austria

1 , Closed

Project description

The Children’s Village is a youth welfare institution who cares for children and youngsters as legal guardian. The target group of the Children’s Village are children and young people in a state of social need, who cannot live in their original family and are therefore sheltered in the Children’ s Village by the youth welfare. Due to the children’s socialization conditions which are unfavourable to the development of the personality they are disadvantaged in many fields, such as personal development, integration in the school, ability to take part in group activities etc. Around 40 children from 7-18 years coming from different provinces live in the Children's Village. The staff consists of professional workers such as for example e.g. psychologists, teachers, social workers, youth workers, etc.


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will live in a shared apartment with single bedrooms, but shared cooking, washing, laundry, bathroom and social facilities. The volunteer will receive 230,00 € for food/month. Additionally, the volunteer has the possibility to have lunch AND dinner for free at the host organization on all his/her working days. The host organisation will provide a monthly ticket for the public transport. The volunteer will take the bus to go to work. The volunteer will be provided with one German Course, at least.


Training during the project

Recruitment, Support and Training: recruitment procedure, vaccination advice, travel advice, design and provision of training (on-arrival Training, mid-term training in cooperation with the Austrian NA, regular project visits, mentoring, mediation, crisis management, evaluation/reports and support for volunteers and host project supervisors, and supporting volunteers in any follow-up activity resulting from the project.


Volunteer profile

Basic requirement is the will of caring out activities with and for youngsters with a difficult family background. Volunteers should have an easy approach to children and young people and proof that they have neither fears nor prejudices in taking care of social disadvantaged people. Due to the particular situation of the Children’s Village, where in general the young people are cared for having economical, social and cultural problems, we are looking for a mature, responsible and tolerant volunteers. Volunteers who like to organise sportive and creative activities are highly welcome.


How to apply

+ Please send CV and Motivation Letter, why this project appeals to you, to the Coordinator of Hosting Affairs of LOGO jugendmanagement (PIC: 948411778) (www.logo.at ) Mr. Klaus Buchner. Mailto, klaus.buchner@logo.at


Additional information

Childrens` Village / Steirische Kinderdörfer is looking for 1 (one) Volunteer from EU 28 program countries as well as from Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland from 1st of February 2019 to 31st of December 2019 (11 months).

Related links

Children´s Village

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 49 week(s) during the period 01/02/2019 to 31/12/2019

Project location

Anton-Afritsch-Weg 16, 8052 Thal/Graz Austria

Looking for volunteers from

Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania

Project topics

Social dialogue

Disabilities - special needs

Creativity and culture

Application deadline

Application deadline: 21/01/2019


Name: Klaus Buchner

Phone: +43-316 | 90 370-235

Hosting organisation

Affido GmbH

Thal, Austria

Coordinating organisation

LOGO jugendmanagement gmbh

Graz, Austria