The goal is to prepare the participants for every day working life. This means and the one hand to work in fictious situations in the training rooms of the project and on the other hand to work in real situations in companies. The youth are able to try different types of work like gardening, working in supermarkets or in a kitchen, cleaning and so on. Additionally, we accompany the youths who accomplished to get a job in their employing companies.
As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to gain experience in the following fields: !Assistance in trainings and working situations to support trainer and youths,!Work in different groups of people,!Get to know techniques in preparing young people with special educational needs to working situations.Additionally, we would like you also to work and reflect with our participants on the topic of cultural differences and the so-called “unknown” or “the other”. So you could join the trainings per group about once a week and give our participants insight into your cultural environment at home, but related to the topics we are working on in Potenzial Jugend, e.g. differences of the job market of your country and Austria. You will get support from the trainer team to develop your own ideas and to implement your sessions within the group. You will work 30 hours per week from Monday to Friday. The time schedule and your tasks depend on the programmes for the groups of youths. A suitable time schedule will be developed together with the team
Recruitment process and volunteer profiles
You should be older than the target group we are working with (>20). You should also be interested in work withyoung people with special educational needs. Direct attention in our project is given to the areas like unemployment, job market and training on the job. Especially important will be your interest to learn German because our participants are not able to speak English (working language of the trainings is German).
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.
All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “VOLONTARIATO CON RAGAZZI CON BISOGNI SPECIALI (VIENNA)”. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to firstname.lastname@example.org