Cultural Manager at Institute for German Language and Culture

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Basic info: Period: 01/01/2021 to 30/09/2021, Duration: 38 weeks, Deadline to apply: No application deadline, Activity Location:  Collegienstraße 62, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg Germany, Organisation: Institut für deutsche Sprache und Kultur e.V., Activity topics:  Reception and integration of refugees and migrants,  Citizenship and democratic participation,  Education and training, Creativity and culture.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

In our project we host one international volunteer who will be working together with another German volunteer. The main tasks are to be a contact person for our international course participants, to help them with questions regarding life in Germany, what to do during free times, how to meet other young people from Wittenberg and where to travel on weekends. During language course times the volunteers are working together to provide a variety of free time activities such as art workshops, sports events, arrange movie nights or barbecues, meetings to learn more about the student’s countries and cultures etc. In the afternoon or on weekends volunteers accompany the student groups on their day trips to other cities, such as Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Halle and so on. During times when no courses are offered, the volunteers are supporting our team in the office and prepare their own projects for the next course.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

You live in a studio appartment with a walking distance of 5 Minutes to our Office.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

You have fun working in an international environment. You would like to meet a lot of students from many different countries. You are creative. You like organizing free time activities and little projects. You want to get to know other German cities? You speak English and German.

For the selection of the volunteers we will need:

– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with Skype username included.

– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Enjoy Sicily”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest in the project and the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.

APPLICATION FORM

All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “VOLONTARIATO at Institute for German Language and Culture”. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to info@enjoysicily.org

Volunteering with people with disabilities at “Lebenshilfe”, Germany

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Period: 01/01/2021 to 31/01/2022, Duration: 52 weeks, Deadline to apply: 18/12/2020, Activity Location: Auf der Brück 2, 57632 Flammersfeld Germany, Organisation: LEBENSHILFE im Landkreis Altenkirchen GmbH – Tagesförderstätte Flammersfeld, Activity topics: Social challenges, Health and wellbeing

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Since 1962 the organisation „LEBENSHILFE“ provides different institutions and services in the area of Altenkirchen. The institutions are day-care centres for children and day-care centres, residences, workshops and different need-oriented services, for example leisure time activities, for people of all ages with disabilities. Each year the association LEBENSHILFE funds holiday camps for 200 persons with disabilities. The day-care centre Flammersfeld was opened in 2004 and offers a suitable daily structure for 30 adults with heavy multiple mental, physical and/or psychic disabilities. There are 4 groups, each with a group leader and additional spezialised staff members. Each group owns an individually designed recreation room (a combination of kitchen, dining room and living room), where most of the common living takes place. The guests get individual support, assistance and care for their daily routine. Therapeutic offers such as music and physio therapy completete the support.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

The volunteers live in accomodations provided by the organisation.This can be a host family or a shared flat where also people with disabilities are living. There is a shared kitchen, bathroom and a shared living and dining room. The volunteers can cook there alone or together with the other residents / guest family in the evenings and on weekends. Food is partly provided by the hosting organisation, during working time the volunteers eat there. They get extra money for the other meals and 150 € pocket money per month. The area is very rural and therefore the public transport is rare.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

The volunteers will receive at least one German language course and additionally the online language course via the OLS system. The volunteers get the possibility to take part in the meetings of the team and will also have meetings only with the tutor on a regular basis. They will take part in two obligatory trainings, organized by the German National Agency, and additionally in one workshop, organized by the coordinating organization VIA e.V.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

The motivation of the volunteer to do a voluntary service is the most important criteria in selecting the volunteers. Other criteria might be: • an international driving licence as well as driving experience • German language skills would be appreciated • desirable: initial experience in the field of education / working with people with disabilities • respect for people with disabilities

HOW TO APPLY: We will study carefully all applications and selected candidates will be invited for a Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the upcoming weeks.

For the selection of the volunteers we will need:

Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with Skype username included.

Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Enjoy Sicily”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest in the project and the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.

APPLICATION FORM

– ALL DOCUMENTS WRITTEN IN ENGLISH YOU CAN ATTACH BELOW WITH SUBJECT: “Volunteering with people with disabilities at “Lebenshilfe”, Germany” TO INFO@ENJOYSICILY.ORG

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