Servicio Voluntario Europeo en escuelas de Austria


Austria te ofrece este servicio voluntario europeo solo para aquell@s candidat@s con un alto nivel de inglés y con la condición de visitar antes la escuela durante 3 días para examinar la escuela y el trabajo que desarrollarás.


2016-09-01 till 2017-08-30


Austria (Ried)

Project summary

Experience non-formal learning through participation and preparation of daily school activities and extra-curricular projects (school trips, summer camp).

Our school is a progressive teaching private school with public status and a kindergarten in Upper Austria, in the town of Ried (12000 inhabitants). It is located in the rural area between Linz and Passau. This project will take place in the school, where about 70 children from 6 to 16 years develop in self-organised learning. A relaxed and pleasant atmosphere with respectful relationships shall encourage learning in our school.

We are currently looking for an english speaking volunteer (native speaker or very fluent in English) to join us from september 2016 until august 2017.

During a period of 12 months (from september 2016 to august 2017) we offer the opportunity for a volunteer to experience working in our school with creative methods and a focus on intercultural learning. Methodologically, the project’s focus is on social and informal learning through independent learning as well as activities offered by teachers.
The activities of this project include the daily curriculum, participation and preparation of activities and school projects and preparation for and participiation in extra-curricular activities such as school trips, summer camp, Christmas market or flea market.
We have experience with volunteer projects and have already attended two volunteers from Spain and one from Slovakia in the last three years.

Advanced visit

We need YOU, if you are interested in pedagogic, teaching, working with children of all ages and developping projects with children, parents and teachers. Experience is not required, but you should have a strong motivation for living and working with children in a non-conventional way.

We offer free accomodation and volunteer payment and of course we take the costs for travelling and for participating in a language class.

We want to get to know you before we decide to work together in this project, and we also think that it is very important for you that you know our school and how we work before you decide to spend a year with us.
That’s why we will invite our favourite applicant to spend a few days in our school in May. Please do only apply, if you are willing and able to come to Austria before our definite decision!


We are looking already for volunteers for our upcoming exchange: start September 2016 until August 2017! As our experiences with EVS are so good so far, we emphasize with the following points:
* volunteer should be interested in holistic education, and attentive way to company children between 6 and 16 years
* be interested to live in a small town (not much nightlife….) and be very much self organized and self dependent (living in a small flat)
* speak proper Englisch fluently!!!
* is able to stay a hole year
A precondition for us is to invite the volunteer already for 2 or 3 days to us for observation and experience in our school – it has to happen in May or June 2016! We support the travel costs with 100 Euros costs for transport, costs for living, accomodation are covered by us during the visit.
If the candidate is selected we will cover him with EVS funding as usual.

How to apply

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Building Bridges members and/or long term unemployed (proved by scanned document) will have preference to this volunteer service.

We will study carefully all application and selected candidates will be invite for Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the coming weeks.

For the selection of the volunteers we will need:

Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with skype name included

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. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.

Application form (signed)

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 Austria Kastner. YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME» to

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