OTTOPIA – Die Europäische Kinderstadt Magdeburg - Volunteering (ESC)

Volunteering

Join us a a international volunteer

Join us and help out in the children's city

From August 8–19, 2022, the European Children's City of Magdeburg will take place. From Mondays to Fridays, children between the ages of 8 and 14 can playfully learn about city life here and have to deal with democratic voting processes and topics such as social coexistence, work and wages, self-determination and co-determination. On the grounds of the Amtsgarten (A public park), the rule is: only children are in charge here! The only allowed adults are supervisors (you?) who support the children in their play and help them implement their ideas.

And that's exactly why we need you

Just like the Children's City Citizens, you have the opportunity to become part of this special participation project and help the kids in over 40 jobs, experiencing what happens to a city ruled exclusively by children.

What we want from you

  • You speak english at least on a conversational level
  • You are at least 18 years old
  • Interest in working with children
  • share your European values with the children and help them to learn more about your country
  • Creativity, joie de vivre, maybe even some manual skills
  • You can work under your own responsibility
  • Be willing to work 5 days/week, sometimes even on the weekends
  • Enjoyment of teamwork
  • A current, clean criminal record

Schedule

Preparation: online course in June 2022

You may choose between course 1 and course 2

Thursday Friday
June 16 June 17
Course 1
10am - 1pm: Getting to know and concept of the Kinderstadt
3 - 5pm: Workshops at Kinderstadt
Course 1
10am - 1pm: Supervisory duties at Kinderstadt
3 - 5pm: Open Q & A session
June 23 June 24
Course 2
10am - 1pm: Getting to know and concept of the Kinderstadt
3 - 5pm: Workshops at Kinderstadt
Course 2
10am - 1pm: Supervisory duties at Kinderstadt
3 - 5pm: Open Q & A session
Timetable ESC Kinderstadt (August 1st - 28th) – On location (EJBM)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1st 2nd 3rd 14th 5th 6th 7th
Arrival Arrival first meeting & team building Set-up Set-up Set-up second meeting
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Kinderstadt Kinderstadt Kinderstadt Kinderstadt Kinderstadt Free time Free time
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Kinderstadt Kinderstadt Kinderstadt Kinderstadt Kinderstadt Dismantling Dismantling
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Free time Free time Free time Free time Evaluation Departure Departure

You only have to take part in the set-up or dismantling. During the other period you are free.

For any questions regarding this volunteering opportunity, please contact us at volunteers@kinderstadt.md

What awaits you

  • a great team of about 60 german and 40 international volunteers
  • an expense allowance
  • full board and lodging in shared bedrooms
  • a certificate of participation (for schools, universities or your resume)

The Hosting Organization

The European Youth Educational Center Magdeburg (in german: Europäische Jugendbildungsstätte Magdeburg, short: EJBM) is located in the „Villa Böckelmann“, a multi generational house in the city of Magdeburg. For many years now we are hosting international projects on a regular basis such as youth exchanges, training courses and voluntary services. Our team works together with national and international volunteers.

Find out more:

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