Volunteer places with act for transformation in Aalen / Ostwuerttemberg

act for transformation is a non-profit association working in the areas of global and peace education and development cooperation. We have long partnerships with Peace Groups and Civil Society in the Caucasus area and Sudan. For some years we offer weltwaerts – volunteer places in Caucasus area (Gerorgia, Armenia) and want to start in Sudan (North and Uganda) and we have incoming volunteers from this country working with us in Aalen / Ostwuerttemberg region.

You will work in a team of volunteers from Georgia and Sudan and stay in a common volunteer flat. Project places are in Um-Welthaus Aalen and other partners in the region. We offer workshops on global learning, intercultural awareness, and peace-building to schools and other institutions and committed to the work with migrants. Together with BUNDOstwuerttemberg (Friends of the Earth Germany) the Um-Welthaus (One-World-House) Aalen offers a One-World and environmental education classroom as well as exhibition space, offices and seminar rooms. ( www.um-welthaus.de)

Activities in Um-Welthaus
  • Contribute to projects and the work in UmWelthaus of act for transformation and Friends of the Earth
  • children group and holiday program especially for migrant children
  • support and preparation volunteer program and new volunteers
  • working with partners like

Bicycle Repair station
they offer free options to repair bicycle and get a cheap one for migrants and people with low income

Solawi (Solidarity farming project)
to support farming activity at farm and help to distribute the products to consumer

Migrant Coffees
on different places there are open meeting points for migrants in the town where people can learn German, get support in integration subjects

Friddy children Group
in an area with many intercultural mixed inhabitants, we offer children group and activity together with the social worker

LEA – Ellwangen – refugee camp
In a big refugee arrival camp we support the children group there, activities for youths and the open coffee point together with other volunteers and with Caritas and Malteser

The volunteers have the possibility to get to know civil-society projects and make internships in social work institutions like kindergarten, elderly houses and working with handicapped people. They can implement their own project ideas.

Application letter
We are looking forward to receiving your application latest by the 30th of April including a current curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation via Email to our partner.

Selecting and first online interview will be beginning of May. The position will start in September 2021 one year

What we wish and expect
  • you are between 18 and 27 years old
  • it’s not necessary to have a university degree, but must have a school certificate and willingness to learn more
  • Delight in working with youth, migrants, and adults
  • Interest in political topics and peace-building, global and intercultural learning
  • Participation in the One-World-House and organizational activities
  • Well-versed in all standard office applications
  • Willingness to work at weekends if necessary
  • Ability to work in an intercultural team
  • Learning German, working language will be English and German

About weltwaerts Program
Monthly pocket money of 300 € will be paid and you will have health insurance and accommodation in the volunteer flat. Working and transport costs will be offered.

You can find all information about the weltwaerts program and about incoming program here: www.um-welthaus.de

Seminars and preparation
Volunteers have 24 days of seminars and preparation time. Our working language could be English, but we also expect that volunteers learn German before they come to us. For this you have to start in learning German, what will be funded us and go a preparation program. After arrival, you will have orientation and preparation in Aalen and we offer Mentor and gonging language courses.

Application contact to our Partner:
Armenian Progressive Youth (apy)
Henrik Sahakyan
[email protected]

Together with our partners, we will select candidates, whom we invite for the selecting interviews and seminar. (Please don’t write to us directly)

Homepage: www.act4transformation.net