The Freie Waldorfschule Touler Straße is the oldest Waldorf School in Bremen and has around 400 students. In your ESC year, you will work in the after-school care centre, which is attended by the children in grades 1 to 4 after class (age 6 to 10). The after-school care centre has its own building with a large outdoor area. The focus here is on playing together, you might do as well homework supervision or have lunch with the kids, depending on your position in the team. Our after-school care team consists of 3 pedagogical specialists and 3 volunteers. It is also possible to contribute your skills and interests in a second work area, e.g. in support with social media activities or events. Each week, you will meet your mentor and discuss your learning outcomes, goals, ideas and possible problems. You would be their first ESC volunteer, but they have a lot of experience in hosting international and local volunteers.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS
You will be accommodated in a flat or a house in Bremen with 3-4 other ESC volunteers. You will have your private bedroom and share the kitchen, bathroom and other spaces in the flat/house with other volunteers. As an ESC volunteer, you will receive health insurance, monthly pocket money for food and other expenses (246€ + 150€). Travel costs will be reimbursed depending on the travel distance (normally between 180-360€). Please note that you cannot apply if you need a visa/residence permit.
TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY
You will be supported by a Coordinator and a Mentor to help you get settled in your work place and the city of Bremen. You can also attend our German conversation class of at least 1 hour per week, and use the OLS Language Tool to learn German online independently. You will attend the On-Arrival and Midterm Training provided by the German National Agency for all volunteers in Germany – two exciting seminars that will help you find your feet as a volunteer, to plan your learning journey, and to make connections with other international volunteers.
You can apply if you are a resident of an EU Country and do not need a visa, are between 18-30 years old (on the day you start your ESC), can communicate in English (A2-B1) AND German (A2), you are committed to improve your German skills during your time at the school, are interested in working with kids and doing hands-on work, love to be creative, to try out new things and have a lot of curiosity to explore Waldorf pedagogy, have patience and care about helping other people grow. To apply, you must fill the form on our website:
A total of 51 week(s) during the period 06/09/2021 to 31/08/2022
LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia
Education and training
Creativity and culture
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Application deadline: 29/07/2021