Kassel is a town in the north of Hessen, about 200.000 inhabitants with a lot of students and a good cultural scene, most important “documenta”, an exhibition every five years for contemporary art. Also there is a nice surrounding with great nature and the UNESCO World Culture Heritage “Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe”.
The activity can be started asap minimum until August, 31th. School has started on September 7th.
The vacant working place we have since a long time in our programme with volunteers every year. It’s an organization which helps children and youth, who need help to visit a school. The schools are in Kassel,
The content of the work is to accompany one child in a class with maybe 10 to 15 pupils who need all help in different ways. The volunteers have to be with them and also normally one or two teachers and social workers in one class over the schoolday, which ends about midday. In the afternoon there are assitants to do with the familiy but not regulary every day, only if there is an appointment or an excursion or other things. So the volunteers have enough time for their own and the other volunteers told me the work lasts about 30 to 35 hours a week.
The work is in one school in Kassel, which one has to fix Mrs. Köthke, she is coordinating the schools.
I attach you an article of the newspaper of this year which shows the last volunteer at her work:
Profile of the volunteers:
Accommodation and food will be fully covered, The accommodation is in Kassel, in Heckerswiesenstraße 4, 34125 Kassel. The name of the organization is “Ambulante Dienste Nordhessen” There is a house with the office of the organization and a lot of apartments where the volunteers (about 10, national and international) live together two or three persons per apartment with kitchen bathroom and a room for your own. You have no costs and will receive like in evs obligatory 110 Euro pocket money, 229 Euro for food an a ticket for the tram and bus in Kassel.
How to apply
Building Bridges Association members will have preference, please enroll to the association here.
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month)
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. 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.
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
All documents written in english you can attach below with subject “EVS Germany Kassel. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” to asociacionbbARROBAgmail.com