Germany Stuttgart European Solidarity Corps Jugendwerk der AWO Württemberg (JW) is a nonprofit NGO located in Stuttgart, Germany with the focus on non-formal education, intercultural projects, youth camps and projects for children and young people. The main objective is to support young people in their process of personal development and education besides school and university to improve social, educational, (inter)cultural and other skills and competences. By this the aim of JW is to improve tolerance, solidarity, self-determination and democracy in our society.
The main activities of the JW are seminars in non-formal education, youth travel, international youth work (youth exchange, support measures and EVS), and then coordination of local projects and groups. The target groups are children and young people from 7 to 30 years with a focus on the age of 18 to 27 in which we train and educate a large number of volunteers and also motivate them to take over responsibility as multipliers in training others, organizing projects or taking over responsibility in the JW.
We are searching for a volunteer for 12 months, from 17th of October 2022 till 16th of October 2023. Please apply only if you can come for the whole period of time.
We are open for every application. There are some things which in our opinion could make the daily life and work easier for the volunteer. To reach a fast integration of the volunteer in the Jugendwerk and the local community,English and/or German would be very helpful.
The volunteer will support the Jugendwerk Team in the office, so applicants should like office work, like writing emails, creating flyers for events, helping with sending letters and like being responsible for materials and stuff for seminars and camps etc.
Basic computer knowledge could also be quite helpful.
Volunteers also need a DRIVING License for cars.
The volunteer should have interest in intercultural work and motivation for intercultural projects.
They should also be open-minded, showing their own initiative, hard-working and open for new experiences and show flexibility, since we will for sure have new projects during the 12 months.
Flexibility in the times of the pandemic is much required: if the situation does not allow us to work in the office, the volunteer will work from home in home office. In this case the projects will take place online.
According to the ESC rules, the volunteer will get free accommodation, pocket and food money, german course and insurance.