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Voluntary Service in Leipzig: European Solidarity Corps

We are supporting and hosting organisation for the voluntary service „European Solidarity Corps“ (ESC). We have different hosting organisations in Leipzig and offer voluntary places every year.

Our volunteers live in shared flats. Everybody has an own room and share bathroom and kitchen. The flats are full equipped and have internet connection.

During the voluntary service, volunteers get budget for food, transportation and pocket money. It is financed by the EU programme European Solidarity Corps.

E-Mail: application(at)jahr-fuer-europa.de

Skype: evs-leipzig

How to become a volunteer in Leipzig

We are offering young people the opportunity to volunteer in Leipzig, in general for a period of twelve months.

We offer a variety of placements in the social, cultural and educational sector.
If you are interested in taking part in ESC, you should be between 18 and 30, live in an European or partner country and be willing to commit your time, energy and enthusiasm to volunteer for a longer period of time.

To apply, please look into our open places under our host organisations in Leipzig below and complete the application form that you find there. The application deadline for all ESC projects is March 20th 2019.

Our host organisations in Leipzig:

ESC - bilingual kindergarden: KiTa Hohe Straße (one place)

project dates: September 2019 – August 2020 (12 months).

project topics: pedagogy and didactics, afternoon activities with kids (age: 2 to 7 years, eating, singing, dancing, music, games…), creative activities

volunteer profile: age 18-26 years / French applicants because the kindergarden has French/German profile and French/German bilingual groups / language: basic German knowledge is requested (A2) / interest in working with children / some practical experience in the work with children is welcome

project details: pdf

application: Please complete the online application form that you find here. The application deadline for the ESC projects is March 20th 2019.

ESC - bilingual kindergarden: KiTa Thomasiusstraße (one place)

project dates: September 2019 – August 2020 (12 months).

project topics: pedagogy and didactics, afternoon activities with kids (age: 2 to 7 years, eating, singing, dancing, music, games…), creative activities

volunteer profile: age 18-26 years / Italian or English applicants because the kindergarden has bilingual groups / interest in working with children / some practical experience in the work with children is welcome

project details: pdf

application: Please complete the online application form that you find here. The application deadline for the ESC projects is March 20th 2019.

ESC - social cultural center: „VILLA Leipzig“ (two places)

project dates: September 2019 – August 2020 (12 months). 2 different ESC places.

project topics:

1) one ESC place: media laboratory (work with children and youth within media pedagogical projects, assistance of preparation, process and follow-up of courses and workshops)

2) one ESC place: cultural youth work (work with youth in music projects, assistance of social and cultural events like band projects; help in a community café and other social cultural fields)

volunteer profile: age 18-30 years / language: basic German knowledge is required (A2 / B1) / interest in working with children and youth/ active and interested in social and cultural work / please select one of the ESC places in the application and refer on it (media laboratory, cultural youth work or school social work)

project details: pdf

application: Please complete the online application form for

- media laboratory here.

- for cultural/musical youth work here

The application deadline for the ESC projects is March 20th 2019.

ESC - international youth work: „Kindervereinigung Leipzig“ (one place)

project dates: September 2019 – August 2020 (12 months).

project topics: international youth work (support and take part in international youth projects), youth work like creative games and sportive activities, cultural youth education

volunteer profile: age 18-30 years / languages: basic German knowledge is requested (A2 / B1), good English knowledge / interest in social and cultural work / some practical experience in the work with children and youths is welcome

project details: pdf

application: Please complete the online application form that you find here. The application deadline for the ESC projects is March 20th 2019.

ESC - Montessori Kindergarten (two places)

project dates: September 2019 – August 2020 (12 months).

project topics: pedagogy and didactics, afternoon activities with kids (age: 6 to 12 years, eating, singing, dancing, music, games…), creative activities

volunteer profile: interest in working with children/ some practical experience in the work with children is welcome, interest to see and live the Montessori-concept, basic German knowledge, open-minded and communicative

project details: pdf

application: Please complete the online application form that you find here. The application deadline for the ESC projects is March 20th 2019.

ESC – After school care / nursery at Nachbarschaftsschule (one place)

project dates: September 2019 – August 2020 (12 months).

project topics: pedagogy and didactics, afternoon activities with kids (age: 6 to 12 years, eating, singing, dancing, music, games…), creative activities, after school, homework

volunteer profile: interest in working with children/ some practical experience in the work with children is welcome, be openminded and interested in free/progessive/reform pedagogy. A basic knowledge of German is essential. A plus is if the volunteers speak French native because of the bilingual profile.

project details: pdf

application: Please complete the online application form that you find here. The application deadline for the ESC projects is March 20th 2019.

ESC – youth club Rabet (one place)

project dates: September 2019 – August 2020 (12 months).

project topics: afternoon activities with kids and youth (age: 10 to 18 years; sports, music, games…), creative activities

volunteer profile: open-mindedness for all religions and social backgrounds, interest in working with youths and some practical experience in this field, asertiveness, friendliness and humour, German knowledge is needed.

project details: pdf

application: Please complete the online application form that you find here. The application deadline for the ESC projects is March 20th 2019.