Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Application deadline: 01 March 2015
Start date: 01/10/2015
End date: 30/09/2016
Tasks of the volunteer:
The volunteer will be involved in the everyday work at the KJW office, in planning and organizing it´s activities. The main activity in the office is the booking and organizing of holiday camps for youth. The volunteer will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of these camps as a part of a team. The camps can be in winter, with skiing/Snowboarding in Switzerland, in spring with language trips to the UK, or in summer on a beach-camp in Corsica. Another part is the support of the organization for the European Voluntary Service. The volunteer will help with press work, Newsletter writing, Facebook activities and support the sending and return-workshop which we offer the volunteers we send abroad.
Please contact us by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would prefer if the volunteer has a driver´s license.
Hosting organization description
The Kreisjugendwerk (KJW) of the AWO Karlsruhe-Stadt is the nonprofit children’s and youth organization of the AWO.
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.
The KJW is new to the European voluntary service (EVS) as of 2014, and received its first European volunteer this year. The KJW is however not new to the concept of volunteer work. We need, and have several volunteers working for us every day.
Last year we felt the time was right for joining the EVS. At first we would like to be a sending organization, with the goal of sending 30-40 people, abroad, from the Karlsruhe area each year, starting in 2015. From October 2015 we will host our 2nd EVS volunteer for a period of one year.