ESC @ After-School Care Center in Leipzig ("Waldorfschule", 12 months)
The Free Rudolf Steiner School Leipzig was founded in 1990 and accommodates about 350 students. The Rudolf Steiner School leads students from grade 1 to grade 13. The ESC will be in the e day nursery, which is associated with the school. The Rudolf Steiner pedagogy pursues a holistic approach within children's mental and intellectual education. The curriculum is structured by the pupils' stages of development and aims at supporting and developing intellectual, mental and physical skills appropriate for the respective age. The day nursery offers a mentoring program in the afternoon for grades 1-4 (6 – 10 years). The staff of the Free Rudolf Steiner school consists of around 50 members. Two members are directly involved in the project. Moreover, there are between 50 and 100 adult voluntary helpers working at the school.
The volunteer will mainly be active in the day nursery (grades 1-4 / 6-10 years) to support the staff during the lunch times and the afternoon activities (games, special projects). According to the interests of the volunteer, he/she may also carry through special creative projects with the kids (singing, dancing…). The volunteer shall present aspects of his or her own country, e.g. music, language, games, handicraft or cooking. The volunteer´s own ideas can be realized in every-day work during the afternoons as well as in various projects, parties etc. The volunteer also has the chance to develop an own project during the year. The opportunities for children and teenagers to acquire intercultural competence are scarce in the East of Germany. Thus, the Waldorf nursery sees a volunteer as a huge enrichment! Being a self-administrative community with the support of 240 families, we are open to any kind of integration for the volunteer. The volunteer can take part in a language course.
Two seminars organized by NA. In addition, there will be realized several project days towards topics of Europe / mobility in Europe for all ESC volunteers.
Please complete the online questionnaire you find on our page. We collect all applications until the deadline, then all applications that are complete will be forwarded to the responsibles of the Waldorf nursery who decide about the candidate. The selection process takes about 1 month. You will get an answer during or latest after 2 months.
We would like to see the following: Interest in working with children, autonomy, open-mindedness, own ideas. We are little focussed on specific selection criteria, having a great potential of integration.
Measles & Covid-19 vaccination is mandatory!