GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Organization: Kreisjugendwerk of the AWO Karlsruhe-Stadt
  • Location: Pont-Réan, France
  • Deadline for application:
  • Project dates: September/October 2020 – September 2021
  • Number of volunteers: 7 in different projects

Coordination Organization

The Kreisjugendwerk (KJW) of the AWO Karlsruhe-Stadt is the nonprofit children’s and youth organization of the AWO  (Arbeiterwohlfahrt). As an independent organization for child and youth work, the KJW organizes leisure activities for children and young people between the ages of 6 and 20 years, extracurricular  education and workshops, as well as intercultural encounters and  projects for young people and young adults between 15 and 27 years  of age. One focus of our work is participation and personal  development. Our activities are also deliberately offered to children and young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and to young people with a migration background. Besides coordinating the voluntary Service, we are organizing a lot of camps and Holidays for young people in Germany and abroad.

The coordinating organization is, together with all European volunteers, organizing an intercultural series of events. As a volunteer you can think of organizing an intercultural event such as presenting your home country, or going hiking together, dancing, showing movies, … You should at least organize one event within your voluntary service. 

Project Nr1 – Kitaam Haydnplatz

The “Kitaam Haydnplatz” is a bilingual (german/french) daycare centre located in the western part of the city centre of Karlsruhe. The centre welcomes children in the age of 1 – 6 years from 07.00 to 17. 30 hours for 61 children. Various program for the children is offered. Besides playing together, they can experience themselves by playing and working with art and colours, doing sports, by being curious in experiments and natural sciences, by playing theatre or by doing handicrafts. The children are always accompanied by educators. The main goal is that the interest s of the children are being supported by the educators and the volunteers. Additional excursions to Museums, the City, parks or playgrounds and cooperation s with other institutions take place. The daycare centre is open to all children, no matter what nationality or social background they have.

The main focus of the daycare centre is the bilingual concept as well as the health concept of Sebastian Kneipp. The educators try to introduce the children to a healthy attitude of life by offering playful methods . The daycare centre “Kitaam Haydnplatz” welcomes all children no matter what nationality or social background they have. The daycare centre “Kitaam Haydnplatz ” has a long-term experience in working with local volunteers in its organisation. The team which is mixed of different nationalities offers an exciting working area for Volunteers of the European Solidarity Corps

The Tasks of the volunteer is to support the educators in one Group of Children in their daily activities, to support the kitchen (preparing, cleaning breakfast and lunch), but as well to start their own Project with the Children.

 

Project Nr2 – Kita Monelli

The intercultural daycare centre “Kita Monelli” is located close to the city centre of Karlsruhe. The daycare centre offers full-day childcare from 6.30 to 17.00 hours for 40 children from the age of 3 to 6. The main focus of the daycare centre is the intercultural concept and intercultural education. Various program for the Children is offered. Besides playing together, they can experience themselves by playing and working with art and colours, doing sports, by being curious in experiments and natural sciences, by playing theatre or by doing handicrafts. The children are always accompanied by educators. The main goal is that the interests of the children are being

supported by the educators and the volunteers. Additional excursions to Museums, the City, parks or playgrounds and cooperations with other institutions take place. The daycare centre is open to all children, no matter what nationality or social background they have. Children meet for breakfast and lunch in the Kita, where you’ l l support them as well.

The daycare centre ” Kita Monelli” has a long- term experience in working with local volunteers in its organisation. The team which is mixed of different nationalities offers an exciting working area for European Volunteers.

The Tasks of the volunteer is to support the educators in one Group of Children in their daily activities, to support the kitchen (preparing, cleaning breakfast and lunch), but as well to start their own Project with the Children.

Project Nr3 – Krone

The day care centre “Krone” is located in the city centre of Karlsruhe. The centre offers a full-day childcare from 6.30 – 17.00 hours for a round 50 children from the age of 1 to 6. Various program for the Children is offered. Besides playing together, they can experience themselves by playing and working with art and colours, doing sports, by being curious in experiments and natural sciences, by playing theatre or by doing handicrafts. The children are always accompanied by the educators. The main goal is that the interests of the children are being supported by the educators and the volunteers. Additional excursions to Museums, the City, parks or playgrounds and cooperations with other institutions take place. The day care centre is open to all children no matter what nationality or social background they have. The Children meet for breakfast and lunch in the Kita, where you’ll support them as well.

The aim of the Kita is to supprt sport and physical acitivities for the children. The day care centre “Kita Krone” has a long – term experience in working with local volunteers in its organisation. The team which is mixed of different nationalities, offers an exciting work in garea for European Volunteers. The Tasks of the volunteer is to support the educators in one Group of Children in their daily activities, to support the kitchen (preparing, cleaning breakfast and lunch), but as well to start their own Project with the Children.

 

Project Nr4 – Kita im Weiherwald

Hosting Organisation The integrative day care centre “Kita im Weiherwald” is located close to the forest but still close to the city centre. The day care centre welcomes 42 children from the age of 1 to 6. The main focus of the day care centre is the integrative concept, which means that handicapped and non-handicapped children are part of the group. It is important that the volunteer is interested to work with handicapped children and he/she should be interested in the concept of social inclusion. The concept of the kindergarten is to support the children individually depending on their abilities. A various program for the Children is offered. Besides playing together, they can experience themselves by playing and working with art and colours, doing sports, by being curious in experiments and natural sciences, by playing theatre or by doing handicrafts. The children are always accompanied by the educators. The main goal is that the interests of the children are being supported by the educators and the volunteers. Additional excursions to Museums, the City, parks or playgrounds and cooperations with other institutions take place. The daycare centre “Kita Weiherwald” has a long-term experience in working with local volunteers in its organisation. The team which is mixed of different nationalities, offers an exciting working area for European Volunteers. 

The Tasks of the volunteer is to support the educators in one Group of Children in their daily activities, to support the kitchen (preparing, cleaning breakfast and lunch), but as well to start their own Project with the Children..

Project Nr5 – Kita Polyglot

The”Kita Polyglott” is a bilingual daycare centre located near the forest of Karlsruhe. The centre welcomes 40 children in the age of 2 months to 3,5 years. Opening times are Monday-Friday from 07:00 – 17:30 hours. The main focus of the day care centre is the bilingual education. The centre offers two bilingual German/English groups and two German/French groups. The children have a daily breakfast and lunch. A various program for the Children is offered. Besides playing together, they can experience themselves by playing and working with art and colors, doing sports, by being curious in experiments and natural science s, by playing theatre or by doing handicrafts. The children are always accompanied by the educators. The main goal is that the interests of the children are being supported by the educators and the volunteers. Additional excursions to Museums, the City, parks or playgrounds and cooperation with other institutions take place. The day care centre is open to alI chiIdren, no matter what nationality or social background they have. 

The Children meet for breakfast and lunch in the Kita, where you’II support them as welI. The day care centre “Kita Polyglott” has a long-term experience in working with local volunteers in its organisation. The team which is mixed of different nationalities, offers an exciting working area for European Volunteers. The Tasks of the volunteer is to support the educators in one Group of Children in their daily activities, to support the kitchen (preparing, cleaning breakfast and lunch), but as welI to start their own Project with the Children .

Project Nr6 – Kita Sie Kids Villa Pusteblume

The” Kita Sie Kids Villa Pusteblume” is a bilingual ( german/ french) daycare centre located near the city centre of Karlsruhe. The centre offers full-day childcare from 7 am to 5:30 pm for 83 children spread over 6 groups, separated per age ( from 6 months to 6 years). We provide daily lunch and an afternoon snack. A various program for the Children is offered. Besides playing together, they can experience themselves by playing and working with art and colours, doing sports, by being curious in experiments and natural sciences, by playing theatre or by doing handicrafts. The children are always accompanied by educators. The main goal is that the interests of the children are being supported by the educators and the volunteers. Additional excursions to Museums, the City, parks or playgrounds and cooperations with other institutions take place. The daycare centre is open to all children, no matter what nationality or social background they have. 

Children meet for breakfast and lunch in the Kita, where you’ l l support them as well. The daycare centre ” Kita Sie Kids Villa Pusteblume” has a long- term experience in working with local volunteers in its organisation. The team which is mixed of different nationalities offers an exciting working area for European Volunteers. 

The Tasks of the volunteer is to support the educators in one Group of Children in their daily activities, to support the kitchen ( preparing, cleaning breakfast and lunch), but as well to start their own Project with the Children.

Activity, Description, Accommodation (For Projects 1 – 6)

The voIunteer will support the daily activities with the Kids, as well as special activities, such as: sports, experimental activities, role-playing, building and construction and arts. Depending on the own interests of the volunteer he*she has the possibility to initiate an own Project/Workshop, such as doing handicrafts, cooking, presenting their home country,…

The voIunteer wilI also support the preparation and cleaning of breakfast and Lunch for the children and he*she has to support the housekeeping activities. The voIunteer has to work 34 hours a week in the kita. Additionally the volunteer has to support the coordinating organization with the intercultural activities, such as the Livin’ Culture Project. He*She s houId participate in activities of the Jugendwerk around 4 hours a week. The volunteer has 24 hoIidays. The kitas are closed some weeks in December and in August.

The voIunteer wiII be accommodated in a house with six more ESC voIunteers. The voIunteers share kitchen , bathroom and a common room. There’s no own sleeping room for everybody but we have a rotating system so that everybody can have his/her own room for sometime. Besides there’s also a room where guests can be accommodated. The volunteers will get a card for the public transport, so they can go for free with tram, train and bus.

Project Nr7 – Freie Schule Brigach

Freie Schule Brigach was founded in 2006. Now, about 30 children – age 6 to 18 – attend the school. Our school broadens and enriches the educational variety in the county of Schwarzwald-Baar. The educational concept meets the requirements of curriculums at state schools. The concept of our school is not combined to any ideology or religious confession. The main focus of our educational efforts is the individual child with his or her strengths and skills. The pupils learn in a group of mixed ages. Educational materials support children to learn individually and within their own pace. Children experience democracy, which offers freedom and limits, individuality and community.

The teachers’ role is to give input and advices, to support children on their own way of learning. The core of our concept is the children’s self-responsibility. Children are taught to work independently. Teachers are not an authority who know everything, but someone who supports and accompanies children in their process of learning.
Volunteer activities:
 Assistance during class
 supporting pupils and students at excursions and school trips
 Initiating own workshops and projects (sports, culture, craft, language etc.)

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

Volunteers will get accommodation in a shared apartment with other young people in Villingen-
Schwenningen (85.000 inhabitants), kitchen and bathroom are shared. Volunteers get a monthly amount

of money for food. To ensure regional mobility volunteers get a monthly ticket for public transportation
in the county of Schwarzwald-Baar, on workdays from 2 p.m., on weekends and during public school
holidays the ticket is also valid in the neighbouring counties of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Lörrach,
Waldshut and Ortenau.
Villingen-Schwenningen is a beautiful city with an amazing nature surrounding the city. The city is
located really close to the Black Forest, which is a huge forested mountain range which offers a lot of
possibilities for activities like going hiking, riding bicycles, enjoying at lakes, etc.

Are You…

creative and open-minded? . . .
interested in working with children? . . .
interested with anything you can show or share with others? ( Music, sports, art . . . everything is welcome) . . .
a responsible person? . . .
do you have a lot of new ideas for fun& educative activities? . . .
do you already have some German language skills?

If yes, then you are a perfect candidate for this position! Don’ t hesitate to apply, this family is waiting for you! Apply by sending us your CV and Motivation letter (with the subject of your email as “Karlsruhe & project name”) on advit_team@yahoo.com