Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg

Diakoniewerk Gallneukirchen – Haus Bethanien 01.10.24-30.06.25

Domaine : Culture, Travail social et éducatif
Programme : Service volontaire européen

Organisation d’accueil :

Evangelisches Diakoniewerk Gallneukirchen

Evangelisches Diakoniewerk Gallneukirchen

Mission :

Adresse / pays :
Haus Bethanien, Gallneukirchen (near Linz)

durée : 6 - 12 mois
début : octobre 2024
fin : juin 2025
type de mission : Individuelle

Description de la mission :

The work that the deaconesses began more than 110 years ago (in 1909) at Haus Bethanien is continued today in a variety of activities under one roof.

One of these areas is the art workshop, which offers a barrier-free workplace for 32 disabled people in one of our four creative and artistic fields of work.

Most of the artists employed in the House work in two areas and are therefore multi-skilled.

In each of these four departments, the disabled staff members are supervised throughout the day by a dedicated team.

Since mid 2016 the artistic and creative departments that were previously situated in various locations have been housed in the same purpose-built facility.

Each of the workers in the House applied for their position independently, and was accepted on merit.

Working hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00/8:30 am to 3:30/ 4 pm. No work during weekends and holidays.

Accommodation: The EVS volunteers will be accommodated in a flat near the hosting project, in a safe area with a room on their own together with other volunteers.

Tâches du volontaire :

The Diakoniewerk art workshop in Haus Bethanien, Gallneukirchen entails these four areas:


The art workshop studio offers a creative workspace in which the staff are professionally supervised to produce spectacular art.

Types of art produced here include drawing, painting, printmaking and three-dimensional design.



The Malaria Theater is an initiative of artistic people from the Diakoniewerk at Gallneukirchen.

The eleven-member ensemble works on its own creations in co-operation with freelance guest actors and musicians as well as with our own internal artistic and educational team.

Performance hallmarks have included witty sketches and word creations, as well as emotional plays which have achieved audience acclaim. The production process of longer plays, lasting between 65 to 90 minutes, can take at least two years.



This department concentrates on team-building activities, the promotion of independent work, and their integration into group-specific work processes.

The Macherei is responsible for the maintenance of the online shop, which sells products from the Diakoniewerk workshops. Its product line is known as “derart” (“in such a way”).

The shop is managed by learning-disabled staff members, and this includes the processing of the incoming orders, the packaging and shipping of the goods, and the managing of the stock.



The transfer of knowledge is an important part of the Diakoniewerk’s disability work. The media workshop publishes the magazine “ICH und WIR” on a quarterly basis.

Under the motto “by disabled people, for disabled people” the journal “ICH und WIR” is written by disabled staff members in the media workshop. The texts are written in simple language.

Editing, photography and customer service are taught in the media workshop.

Profil recherché :

We encourage the volunteers to bring their own culture, abilities, ideas and creativity into the group. Thus intercultural learning and communication shall be the aim for both the volunteer and the host organisation. In addition, the volunteers receive full support from our staff and their mentor.

Votre contact :

Elena Koroglanoglou
+352 621 394 907