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Free EVS placement in Youthcenter in Upper Austria


please find below the info of a youthcenter that can offer a placement from september on!


EVS in the youth centre Gewölbe in Steyr/Austria

3rd September 2018 to 5th July 2019


project description

During the opening times the volunteer will be present in the youth centre with the youth leaders. The main task is “being there” for the young people. Eg. Playing table tennis, offering them a cup of tea, cooking together, giving them the opportunity to talk about what goes on in their life, motivating them to try out new things, games, activities.

Beside that he/she will help the youth leaders to organise different projects, events (like excursions to interesting places, creativity workshops, intercultural cooking evenings, etc.) He/She will have the chance to bring in his/her own personality and culture. Depending on the skills and preferences of the volunteer he/s will be contributing what he/she can/wants to offer. Eg. Organising music workshops, a personal blog, creative decoration for the youth centre, designing flyers for the homepage etc. but also use his/her cultural background for a project, like an international evening.


accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Travel costs to Austria an return up to 300,- Euros will be covered.

The volunteer will be accommodated in a student hall in which mostly students of the University of Applied Science are living. There are Austrian and foreign students accommodated so it will be a good opportunity to get to know other people with the same age in Steyr. The room is a single room with private bathroom. There is a shared kitchen. The volunteer can also use the kitchen in the youth centre. The volunteer will get a monthly sum (240,- Euros) for self-catering.

All important localities (town centre, youth centre, train station, etc.) are within 15 min walk. Also a bicycle wil be provided.

Additionally the volunteer will get 150,- Euros pocket money per month.

Payment of the money as wished in cash or bank transfer.


training during the project

Next to the obligatory On Arrival and Mid Term training organised by the National agency the volunteer will join the team meetings and supervision. The volunteer will also join us to our regular networking and retraining meetings with youth leaders from other youth centres. If there are good offers (eg from local organisations or from the county) he/she will also have the chance to go on special trainings (e.g. first aid or working with minorities etc.) if wanted. A language course will also be provided. Depending of the language level and the interest of the volunteer it will be in an education institute in a group or private teacher.

The volunteer will also have a mentor which is not part of the organisation with whom he/she will meet regularly to reflect the EVS process.


volunteer profile

As our target group are youngsters between 13 and 19 we would like the volunteers to be at least 20 years old when they start the EVS. The volunteer should be open minded and interested in the life environment of young people, knowing that it can sometimes be a challenge being confronted with their lives and dealing with their questions. Ability for team-work and holding agreements is important. The volunteer should be eager to bring in his/her own ideas and abilities and to learn new abilities.


participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.
  • Other experience, infrastructure and resources:

We have experiences with EVS from difficult economically and social backgrounds. Our experience is that if a youngster is motivated and sincere the background that he/she comes from is not such a big obstacle. We are part of a network of social institutions in Steyr that can support us if needed.


how to apply

Please send your application with motivation letter and CV to evs_steyr@gmx.at until

Friday, 1st of June 2018. We will invite potential volunteers for a skype interview.~


best wishes

Susanne Rosmann

Regionalstelle EU-Programm Erasmus+: Jugend in Aktion
Verein 4YOUgend
Hauptstrasse 51-53
4040 Linz

Tel:+43-732-771030-12, Fax:+43-732-771030-4