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European Solidarity Corps

The power of together

Don Bosco 4 Youth, Vienna (Don Bosco Volunteers)

Don Bosco Volunteers - Förderung von freiwilligem Engagement in Österreich und Europa

Gesellschaft der Salesianer Don Boscos - Österreichische Provinz

Vienna, Austria


Since 30 years the Salesians of Don Bosco have been offering orientation days for school classes. We give pupils the space to ask themselves questions about life, togetherness and faith. We offer age-appropriate methods and current topics in order to be able to tie in with the lifeworld of young people. Depending on the topic, we work with methods from different pedagogical disciplines (social, religious, play, experiential, environmental, theatre pedagogy, etc.). Through the various dimensions of methodological engagement, it is possible to accompany young people holistically and to respond to the interests of the young people. Don Bosco Volunteers offers many volunteering opportunities. The target group are especially kids and youngsters. Volunteers of the European Solidarity Corps contribute their youthful dynamics and they are positively present and close to kids and youngsters. Their presence opens a space for mutual learning processes and underlines the European idea.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer lives in a “shared flat” in rooms of the student hostel of the Don Bosco Network in the city centre (Vienna) He/she has a double room (shared with another volunteer) with shower and bathroom. There is also a big community room for the volunteers and the other facilities of the student accommodation can be used as well. Food: Our host organisations organise food in different ways. Transport arrangements: The means by transport for the arrival in Austria will be organised with the office of DB-Volunteers.

Training during the activity

The participants join the obligatory trainings (On Arrival, Midterm) organised by the Austrian National Agency. Additionally Don Bosco Volunteers organise for the volunteers of the organisation three trainings: 4-day trip to Turin for our national and international volunteers, one-day study programme on educational issues and a weekend for reflexion.

Participant profile

A volunteer should be motivated to work with kids and youngsters, creative, communicative, willing to learn, active and reliable.

Activity dates

A total of 1 week(s) during the period 01/09/2023 to 31/10/2024

Activity location

Hagenmüllergasse 31, Vienna, Austria

Individual volunteering

Looking for participants from

Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia

Activity topics

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 13/10/2023 23:59