Location: Leipzig, Germany
Period: 15/08/2017 – 15/07/2018
Deadline: 9 April 2017
ONLY FOR CANDIDATES FROM Morocco, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Hungary
We are looking for volunteers interested in working with children aged under seven who are interested in the Montessori-concept, have basic German knowledge, are open-minded and communicative, able to work in different groups and creative.
We are an open-minded team who deal with around 80 kids in pre-school age (between 2 and 6 years old). For us the thoughts and visions of Maria Montessori are the center of our educational conviction, mainly in reference to the idea of the child, the role of the teacher and the view on the world surrounding the child. In the Kindergarden there are many children with migration background. As an integrational Kindergarden, we also deal with kids with physical and psychical disadvantages. We see differences, not important if visible or not, as an enrichment of our cohabitation.
We always have many trainees in our house and their help and support really enriches our daily work. The idea to invite a European Volunteer into our team came because of our personal interest and the positive experiences other institutions told us. As a Montessori institution we are really interested in cultural exchange, many influences and elements from individual people to give the children a real impression of our varied world.
The volunteer supports the workers in their daily routines with the kids and shall set up own small or bigger projects in the Kindergarden. He/She will get to know the Montessori-concept and how to act according to the Montessori principles with the kids. The volunteer will focus on the elder groups (4-6 years old). He/She will organise celebrations; get to know and co-arrange the work with the parents; participate in important processes like preparing elder kids for school.
Experience: Basic German is needed. Paedagogic experience with small kids is very helpful.
Send your CV+motivation letter (English or German) to firstname.lastname@example.org