Vacancy for EVS volunteer in Austria – 12 months

Name of the project: Waldkindergarten Saalfelden

Location: Austria

Period: 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2015

Duration: 12 months

Application deadline: 30 April 2014

Description of tasks of the volunteer:

The volunteer should support the children in their daily needs. He/she should be open minded and openhearted to make music, play theatre, tell stories, use tools: in the workshop, in the kitchen, in the forest. He/she will be in good contact with children, team (coaches) and parents. We appreciate if the volunteer gives insight to his/her country, culture, language, way of life etc. as much as possible.

Description of the host organization:

The “Waldkindergarden Saalfelden” is a private kindergarden, foundet in February 2002, focused on the development of the inner human potential of children, supported by “play” in natural envirenment.
We offer opportunities for creative play and work – mainly outdoor which help the children to become familiar with the elements (earth, water, fire, wind) outside and inside themselves – with the aim of self realization. We aim to support the enfoldment of human values (love, peace, non-violence, truth, right conduct) in order to support a peaceful world.
Target group: children from 3 to 6, maximum 22 children,
Extended group: in the afternoon and in July schoolchildren join the group

Selection process:

You are at least 18 years, you are sociable, open minded, ready for action and service. You like to help others and are not shy to make efforts. You can cope alpine climate with all varieties. You like children. For you children are not beings that don’t know anything but are fully, serious personalities, who have a special purpose and an individual plan to explore the world, to be in the world, to heal the world. You are ready to find out what children really need to be happy and what they don’t need. You are attracted by a simple life. You know that the material world is not all there is. You like to have a look behind the curtain. You love nature. You like to be in nature not only when the sun is shining. You like to eat vegetarian food. Maybe you also like to cook. You like music and theatre. Maybe you can play an instrument and/or sing with us.

Please use our online application form to apply for an EVS at Waldkindergarten Saalfelden. You can find more information on the project as-well as a link to the application form here: Please do also send us a picture of you and if you would like to also an individual motivation letter to