Beräich(er): Aarbecht am sozialen oder edukative Beräich, Kultur
Programm: Service volontaire européen
Marktgemeinde Lauterach OJA Lauterach
Adress / Land:
Dauer: 6 - 12 Méint
Ufank: September 2023
Schluss: August 2024
Typ vun der Missioun: Individuell
Beschreiwung vun der Missioun:
Marktgemeinde Lauterach is the local government of the village of Lauterach. The “Offene Jugendarbeit Lauterach” (Open Youth Work Lauterach) is a department of the local government that works with the interests and issues of young people between 12 and 19 years. The association is non-commercial and politically unaffiliated. The aim of the association is the advancement of youth work as an additional contribution to youth education provided by schools and other youth-orientated associations.
We provide opportunities and activities for young people to discover their own personal aims and limits, especially regarding creativity and developing their own personality. Our work should support young people in the phase of adolescence and with the complex tasks of growing up.
To fulfil these tasks, our association provides a youth centre where young people have the opportunity to socialize, do creative work or participate in all kind of workshops. We also set our focus on young people with migrant origin, young people with disabilities or educational shortcomings and young people
facing poverty. Furthermore, we provide gender-specific youth work and offer a special programme for girls and boys.
Altogether we work with an interprofessional team of five people of different backgrounds (youth workers, social workers etc.), trainees and also a team of young people who organise and help to organise parties and work on different projects.
Aufgaben vum Volontaire:
The volunteer will work five days a week, 34 hours a week including German course. S*he will have two days holidays per month.
In our organisations the volunteer will be seen as a temporary team member who supports us in our work. S*he will assist us in our work in the youth centre and also with our mobile youth work programme (a form of street work).
Another part of the job are different projects with focus on creativity, sports, education and cultural topics. The volunteer will be able to make her*his own projects, bringing in her*his very own talents.
It is also possible for the volunteer to attend trainings and workshops regarding youth work, where s*he can refine her*his skills in social work.
• Working in a youth café: working behind the bar
• Supervising the youngsters
• playing games with the youngsters
• communicating and giving advice
• Mobile (street work): meeting young people in the streets or at local sites, talking to them and informing them about our workshops and activities
• Special workshops: graffiti jam, cinema night, girls* day/boys* day, sport activities, outdoor activities, etc.
Doing a voluntary project with our organisation, the volunteer will learn a lot about youth work and will get a practical insight into the various fields of youth work: leisure time activities, intercultural dialogue, employment, education + training in youth work.
In the daily contact with the young people s*he will increase her*his social competences in establishing contacts and building relationships. Helping with
projects or doing her*his own projects the volunteer will learn project management “by doing” and practice teamwork. S*he will get an insight into various youth cultures and will meet (young) people of different cultural origin.
We are ready and open to receive a volunteer and look forward to getting to know someone new. We think it important that the person is ready to have new experiences. The volunteer should be motivated to work in our team and should like to get to know many young people. To work with young people should be fun and enriching. We are looking for a creative, flexible and motivated person.
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