EVS in Jugendwerk der AWO

Life as a European volunteer in Stuttgart, Germany

EVS position in Jugendwerk

  • Contact person: Tanja and Tekla
  • Organisation: Jugendwerk der AWO Wūrttemberg JW
  • Location: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Deadline: 20.03.2016
  • Start: 01/10/2016
  • End: 30/09/2017
    Jugendwerk der AWO Württemberg (JW) is a Non Profit NGO with the focus on non-formal education, intercultural projects, youth camps and projects for children 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 organization is led by a volunteer board of directors, aged 20 to 27.
    At the moment there are working 9 main employees and 2 volunteers in the Jugendwerk der AWO Württemberg e.V. Depending on the time of the year there are working with approximately 70-150 volunteers (from abroad and Germany)
    The main activities of the JW are seminars in non-formal education, youth travel, international youth work (youth exchange, support measures and EVS), 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. The JW is open to everybody, but we have the aim to especially support people with fewer opportunities as migrants, children from financially more weakly placed families or children with less educational chances.
    Our area of international youth exchange and intercultural work is developing continuously. Jugendwerk der AWO Württemberg e.V. in Stuttgart. Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is the sixth-largest city in Germany with a population of around 600 000 people.
    Stuttgart lies close to both the Black Forest and the Swabian Alps. The city center is situated in a lush valley, ringed with vineyards and forests, close to the River Neckar. Stuttgart with its metropolitan area (the political entity “Stuttgart Region” enlarged by the nearby cities of Ludwigsburg, Böblingen, Esslingen, Waiblingen, Göppingen and their respective districts, is one of the most prominent and well-known German towns, especially due to its cultural, administrative and economic importance.
  • Tasks

    The project for the volunteer will be situated in the Jugendwerk der AWO in Stuttgart. The volunteer will be supported by his/her mentor, the youth workers in the office and other volunteers. The tasks for the volunteer in the Jugendwerk will be as followed:
    The volunteer will participate in the intercultural learning project “Active Culture”, where young people with different cultural backgrounds and migration backgrounds are meeting regularly and spend one evening together, they cook together, are organizing cultural events or special country evenings, they are doing trips or organizing little projects.  (https://www.facebook.com/ActiveCultureJW/?fref=ts)
    The volunteer will participate in writing and creating an intercultural city guide for Stuttgart.
    The volunteer has the possibility to work with refugees.
    The volunteer will participate in different seminars (pedagogical and first aid – so she/he will be prepared for leading the camps in the summer and winter holidays)

    Creation of and support in seminars:
    The volunteer will help during the preparation and realization of our seminars, be responsible for the materials & stuff for the seminars Creation of and support in youth camps:

    At the end of her/his project the volunteer will take part in a youth camp.
    She/he should help in preparation, realization and evaluation of the youth camp and work together with other youngsters.
    Support the Jugendwerk Team in the office (almost every day you will help in the office: answering emails, driving somewhere, being responsible for the stuff what we use for the camps, seminars and other events

    Consultation and information for youngsters about Europe:
    In the frame of our international youth work the volunteer will collect and create information material about mobility in Europe for European youngsters.
    The volunteer will also participate in our informal meetings about our international youth work
    Creation of and support international and intercultural learning projects together with our international volunteer working group.
    Depending on the interests and abilities of the volunteer she/he will develop together with our volunteers and our professionals a project regarding non-formal education and intercultural education for youth

    Procedure

    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, basics in English and/or German would be very helpful. So it will be much easier for the volunteer to get in different contacts. For sure the volunteer will also get a German language course.
    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.

    As the volunteer will work together with children and youth she/he should be interested and maybe also have first experiences in working in this field.

    She/he should also be willing to work in a team.

    Additionally, we think the volunteer should have interest in intercultural work and motivation for intercultural projects. The volunteer should be willing to participate with her/his own experiences in the daily work of the Jugendwerk. She/he should also be open for new experiences and show some flexibility. With the database everybody has access to our project description. Additionally, it will be possible for the volunteer to inform about the Jugendwerk and the project on our homepage http://www.jugendwerk24.de.

    We are willing to receive every application, please use our application form file you find attached! Our current volunteers are writing a blog, you can read it here: https://evsinjugendwerk.wordpress.com/

    APPLICATION FORM  Volunteer Application 2015 APPLICATION FORM

  • You have to apply with the application form as soon as possible!
  • info@jugendwerk24.de
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22 comments on “EVS position in Jugendwerk

  1. Martin okoth onyango
    December 15, 2015

    Hi,much greetings from Kenya and I as a volunteer and trained work camp facillitator.I read about your organization and am very impressed with what your doing.I have been aworkcamp facilitator for 10 years leading different international work camps in Kenya and would like to at least travel outside Kenya to experience difference culture but would like to ask you if I am eligible to supply at my 40yrs of age,thanks and waiting to hear from you.

    • artishhh
      December 17, 2015

      Hello, thanks for your comment. The European Voluntary Service is for youth and grownups aged 17–30. So I am sorry to tell you, but you can not apply to this project. I wish you good luck!

      Best wishes from Germany.

  2. Eslam Shalaby
    December 17, 2015

    Hello,

    I am from Egypt and I would like to know if I am eligible to apply or not? since I noticed in the application form that there is a part related to a sending organization and I was wondering if you have communications with a sending organization in Egypt ? or should i go to any sending organization I like and make them fell it or what should I do ?

    Best Regards.

    • artishhh
      December 27, 2015

      hey
      if you have a sending org you can do it!

  3. Eslam Shalaby
    December 22, 2015

    Hello all the way from Egypt,

    I was wondering about the section included in the application form regarding the sending organisation. Am I supposed to give the application to a sending organisation of my choice in Egypt ? or what am I supposed to do ?

    Best Regards

    • artishhh
      February 12, 2016

      you have to have a sending org from egypt. without that you can not apply.

  4. nanuka
    December 27, 2015

    hello, i sent my application form today, but answer was that office is closed till 3rd of january and deadline is 31.12.2015. what can i do ?

    • artishhh
      December 27, 2015

      hey
      just send it and we will get back to you!

  5. nanuka
    December 27, 2015

    hello, i sent my application form today but your answer was that you are closed to 3rd of january , but deadline is 31.12.2015. what can i do ?

    • artishhh
      December 27, 2015

      hey
      just send it and we will get back to you!

  6. amany tarek elsayed
    February 12, 2016

    I Wanna To join ?! what should i do ?!!

    • artishhh
      February 12, 2016

      read the project description. there is written every information you need to know!

  7. Gamal
    February 12, 2016

    Hello im 33 years old , am i not fitting the criteria

    • artishhh
      February 12, 2016

      you can no EVS til the age of 30. sorry!

  8. Mohamed Elkhedr
    February 13, 2016

    Hello,

    i am almost 30 years old, next April, i will be 30 years old
    i think, i fit for all other criteria.
    what do you think !?

  9. bassant ali
    February 23, 2016

    Hallo Is it fully funded or not?

  10. Alexandra Kapu
    February 26, 2016

    Are the driving License mandatory? Can I apply if I do not have one?

  11. Alexandra Kapu
    February 28, 2016

    Is the demand of driving license CRUCIAL?

    • artishhh
      February 28, 2016

      no, it is not. but if you have one, your chances are better

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