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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) at the “European Youth Meeting and Education Center Weimar” (EJBW), Germany

  • Location: Weimar, Germany
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Mobility period: 01.09.2022 – 31.08.2023 OR 01.10.2022 – 30.09.2023
  • Deadline: 09.05.2022
Volunteering in EJBW

The volunteers are mostly work in the pedagogical department. We offer the opportunity to get to know the pedagogical work of the EJBW, especially in terms of national & international educational projects, with all aspects and to participate in it. The volunteers are involved in the daily processes in order to get to know and to shape the EJBW and its structures. The EJBW is offering the following fields of work to the volunteers:
  • Working in the pedagogical department: includes contents, leading seminars include. development of concepts and its implementation (online, hybrid or offline), gaining knowledge about informal, non-formal and inter/transcultural learning within civic youth education;
  • Project management: includes development of ideas, finding partners, development of concepts & project applications (content, finances, resources, applications to youth offices, foundations, Erasmus+), finding participants, press work, organizational work, reports, documentation, publications and accounting;
  • Getting to know and contributing to the system “educational institution”: living and working at another venue: organization, procedure, management;
  •  Youth work in Germany and Europe: Getting to know and dealing with the EU Youth Strategy and its implementation in Germany, implementation of own activities for the improvement of the visibility of Erasmus+/Youth, the ESC and the dissemination and exploitation of project results.


We are offering two placements in the mentioned periods in two educational departments. One position in the department of “Education in Europe and its politics” and one position in the department of “International Youth Work”.

The volunteer

  • will work 6 hours per day (average, max 38 hours/week incl. language course), mainly in the morning and in the afternoon, rarely in the evening and on weekends (only in cases of ongoing seminars). The volunteer will have 2 days holidays for each month of ESC work which can be taken freely due to the volunteer's necessities, after agreement with the tutor;
  • will be offered a language course corresponding to his individual language abilities and necessities;
  • will be supported by all participating partners before, during and after the ESC activity, especially in crisis prevention and management;
  • will be supported in questions of insurance, residence permit, travel arrangements, and all the ESC administrative procedures;
  • will be accommodated in an apartment belonging to the hosting organization with individual sleeping and shared sanitary amenities. Food (lunch) will be generally available in the cafeteria of the EJBW. It is also possible to prepare an own meals in the apartment like breakfast and dinner.

The ESC program is covering:

  • Your travel expenses from where you live to Weimar and back (return ticket);
  • All fees for visa and residence permission (if needed);
  • Comprehensive insurance (health, accident and liability insurance via CIGNA);
  • Free accommodation (a room in an apartment) and food (daily breakfast, lunch and dinner and/or lunch money);
  • Pocket money;
  • Participation in an On-Arrival Training as well as a Mid-term Seminar in Germany.

Whom are we looking for

The ideal profile of an applicant (18 - 30 years) should consist from the following skills:

  • Proven interest (by combination of school\university subjects or experiences outside, for example in international youth work) in the work and the content focus of EJBW (civic education, European politics and culture, democratic culture, human rights education, historical education, international encounters);
  • Commitment and experience in international, inter/transcultural or European policy context;
  • Interest in working with media (PC, video, photography, music, etc.);
  • Good computer skills (Windows, Outlook, Excel) and interest / willingness to gain additional knowledge (Internet Content Management, data management);
  • Social skills in dealing with the target groups of EJBW (e.g. empathic behavior towards participants of events, sensibility for group dynamics, etc.);
  • Responsibility and awareness;
  • Independence;
  • Flexibility and readiness in time-consuming projects (being eager to invest your energy and time);
  • Basic knowledge of German language and motivation to acquire the necessary working language skills in a language course.

How to apply

If you are interested in being our volunteer, please apply via email and send your application to rebitschek@ejbweimar.de until 09.05.2022. Please, attach your CV and a motivation letter, answering the following questions (max. 1 page):

  1. Why would you like to work with us?
  2. What skills, interests & knowledge would you like to bring in here?
  3. What are your strengths & weaknesses?
  4. Do you have your own project or idea you would like to implement in our organisation?
  5. When can you come and how long do you want to stay with us?
  6. What do you expect from your volunteer year?

Please specify

  1. for which of the mentioned dates you are applying for (01.09.2022 – 31.08.2023 AND/OR 01.10.2022 – 30.09.2023)
  2. for which of the mentioned departments you are applying for (“Education in Europe and its politics” AND/OR “International Youth Work”).

If you have any questions, please contact us rebitschek@ejbweimar.de

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