Volunteering for Green Steps

Volunteering for Green Steps

Green Steps - Bildung im Einklang mit der Natur

St. Pölten, Austria

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Green Steps is an international environmental network which was originally founded by two Europeans in Shanghai. In St. Pölten, we have developed 16 different routes in city parks and suburban spaces, which we use as "mobile campus" to create a bioregional identity among participants. Our Nature Guides lead these routes several times a year to learn about local plants and animals through the seasons. We divide our work time between the office and nature. Outdoor activites: - supporting nature guides (botanical, zoological tours, environmental impact actions) - possibly leading outdoor activities (once you have completed the nature guide training) - assisting in the design of new activities. Office activities: - designing flyers - social media management - translating English teaching material - designing and proofreading species & concept ID cards - designing offline games Please send your CV and MOTIVATION LETTER to: daniela.paulischin@jugendinfo-noe.at.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Volunteers will receive a public transport ticket which enables them to travel within the municipality. They will be reimbursed for all travels beyond the municipality borders connected to Green Steps projects. Accommodation with kitchen and kitchen utensils, beddings, towels, and internet will be arranged in student dorms or shared apartments. If necessary, mobile phones with local SIM cards will be provided to communicate with team members. The volunteers will receive monthly food and pocket money as defined by ESC standards.

Training during the activity

Green Steps offers training on the job regarding most tasks. Candidates receive an opportunity to improve their skill set in a team of purpose driven educators. The following training courses are offered and provided during the project: - nature guide training (in the extent of 30h over a period of 10 weeks) - German language course - On-arrival training and Mid-term meeting – delivered by National Agency - Bioregional identity training - personal development In addition, there is the possibility to complete a course on environmental psychology with us.

Participant profile

We expect from all candidates an affection for nature and children. Candidates should have a growth mindset and digital literacy. We request strong English language command both written and spoken. German is an advantage but not required. We do not request any training or certificates from the volunteer in the field of nature education. ESC participants with related interests are moreover invited to assist in all areas of operation like e.g. game design, online marketing (social media, event promotion) or accounting. IMPORTANT: ONLY FULL APPLICATIONS SENT BY EMAIL WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 11/04/2022 to 10/04/2023

Activity location

Heinrich-Schneidmadl Straße 15 Top 1-21, 3100 St. Pölten Austria

Looking for participants from

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

Activity topics

Environment and natural protection

Education and training

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 07/01/2022