Freie Waldorfschule Leipzig
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Period: 15/08/2017 – 15/07/2018
Deadline: 9 April 2017
The Free Rudolf Steiner School Leipzig was founded in 1990 and accommodates about 350 students. The Rudolf Steiner School leads students from grade 1 to grade 13, ending with the degree of the German „Abitur“. A Rudolf Steiner Kindergarten is associated with the school.
The Rudolf Steiner pedagogy pursues a holistic approach within children’s mental and intellectual education. The curriculum is structured by the students’ stages of development and aims at supporting and developing intellectual, mental and physical skills appropriate for the respective age.
We are looking for volunteers who are interessted in work with children and who are open-minded, have own ideas and know at least basic German.
The volunteer will mainly be active in the day nursery (grades 1-4) to support the staff during the lunch times and the afternoon activities (homework, games, special projects). According to the interests of the volunteer, he/she may also carry through special projects with older youths (grades 5-13) or with the kindergarten. The volunteer shall present aspects of his or her own country, e.g. music, language, games, handicraft or cooking. The volunteer´s own ideas can be realized in every-day work during the afternoons as well as in various projects, parties etc. The volunteer also has the chance to develop an own project during the year.
The opportunities for children and teenagers to acquire intercultural competence are scarce in the East of Germany. Thus, the Waldorfschool would regard an EVS-volunteer as a huge enrichment! Being a self-administrative school community with the support of 240 families, we are open to any kind of integration for the volunteer.
The volunteer can take part in a language course at the beginning of the stay.
Please send your CV and motivation letter (English, German) to firstname.lastname@example.org