EVS in Offener Freizeittreff “Rabet” / open youth club “Rabet”
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Period: 01/09/2017 – 31/07/2018
Deadline: 27 July 2017
We are searching for a volunteer from Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, France or Hungary for an EVS in a youth centre in Leipzig. You are working in the afternoon with young people from the city district, in which this club/centre is. You play, cook with them or do sport outside.
The youth center/open point for children and youth OFT is open-minded, open for all religions and without prejudice towards anyone. The OFT is situated in an area in Leipzig which shows a high percentage of unemployment and immigrants. There are many social projects for the inhabitants of the district. Those projects are done with the purpose of creating a life worth living for all inhabitants.
The OFT Rabet is an open youth meeting point where young people design there leisure time supported by the staff. Apart from games, sports and music job orientation and learning to lead a self-sustained life are important topics of the work with the youths.
Leipzig is located in the northwest of the Free State of Saxony. The city and its 500,000 inhabitants became known throughout the world in the fall of 1989 as the center of the peaceful revolutionary movement in East Germany. It is home to the second oldest university in Germany as well as serving as an important trade fair center. Around 1 million people visit Leipzig every year, enjoying the city’s lively atmosphere and diverse cultural offerings.
The volunteer will stay in a living community with up to six other EVS-volunteers.
The volunteer support the youths and the staff designing and carrying through leisure activities on a daily base as well as special projects which have a longer duration.
The volunteer shall bring aspects of his or her own country into the work, e.g. music, games, sports, language, cooking or handicraft.
Usually we start working at 13:00pm but because of a big variety of networking and projectwork in the district, there are some appointments in the morning. At 19:45 pm we say goodbye to all our guests and users and sum up the day´s work. We discuss our schedule once in a week, different projects take place at the weekend.
In addition we will realize several project days towards topics of integration of refugees / anti-discrimination / diversity – workshops, visiting institutions and organizations, contact persons in Leipzig. The volunteers will be asked to realize an own project based on the issues of the project days and/or to continue the integration projects of former volunteers.
The volunteer can take part in a language course.
Please fill in the application form on this website: http://www.jahr-fuer-europa.de/european-voluntary-service-evs-in-leipzig/our-evs-host-organisations/stadt-leipzig-jugendamt-oft-rabet-2010-de-205/