Doing youth work at its origin

CVJM – YMCA Göttingen

Göttingen, Germany

Placement dates

A total of 54 week(s) during the period 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020

Placement deadline

Application deadline: 20/04/2019

Project description

Volunteers will involve their social, communicative competences. Our daily task is to be involved in After School Care group, which means to help the School kids (6-10), to do their homework, and make their afternoons special with creative games. We give space to volunteers to bring their own ideas. Our group consists of EVS volunteers and an YMCA exchange program participant from Peru. We are also making overnight-programs for the kids which gives the volunteers confidence and responsibilities. We run also projects with the local schools. We make trainings in schools which are aimed to improve the leadership competences of the children through reflexion, team building games etc. Biggest and most entertaining projects are the season camps in which we bring our ideas all together and plan many camps organised in and out of Germany. For supporting all these amazing programs we need enthusiastic, creative, flexible and cooperative people!

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The YMCA has a shared flat for the volunteers. The house is located near the station and 15 minutes by bike to YMCA. Göttingen is quite a small town where you can go everywhere by bycicle. YMCA will afford the bycicles for the volunteers.

Volunteer profile

We are searching for English speaking volunteers, willing to learn German, who are ready to be flexible, creative, social and responsible. Our job is with children and young people so we need active volunteers who are really into youth work and organising events, camps, and if you have own ideas – your own projects. You must be open minded for Christian values, (perfect would be a YMCA background), and it would be excellent if you have experiences in youth work. You have to be open to work with international people and must not be afraid of responsibilities.

Post on the European Youth Portal website: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/placement/75_en


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