Alternative school in Austria | Sonnenhaus

Alternative school in Austria | Sonnenhaus

de La Tour Schule SONNENHAUS Leibnitz

Leibnitz, Austria

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Activity description

Please find a detailed information on -> check Padlet to find infopacks! Private School "Sonnenhaus" offers an alternative education for children aged 6-14 years, based on principles of progressive education, Montessori and nonviolent communication. We aim at supporting and guiding children on their way to becoming responsible confident and open-minded persons. 60 children attend our school. The school integrates volunteers closely into the daily work and community. Two volunteers support teachers in classrooms. Daily work in school has project groups, which work independently but are guided by teachers. Volunteers can accompany children in their learning and during after school care. Volunteers get acquainted with the prepared environment and respective learning materials. We would welcome an active volunteer´s participation in school. Volunteers should share their ideas, knowledge, cultural and liguistical background. Volunteers should be interested in pedagogy.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The school is close to both the centre of Leibnitz and the train station. A proper accommodation in Leibnitz is offered, volunteers can reach the school by means of public transport or by bike. Self-allowance for food is € 250/month, pocket money is €150/month.

Training during the activity

Volunteers will participate in On-Arrival Training and Mid-term meeting, organized by the National Agency. They will be able to take part in a German course and use the Online Language Support Tool. The school provides task related support, supervision, and guidance through experienced staff.

Participant profile

HOW TO APPLY • Fill out the questionnaire here: • Upload your CV and a specific motivation letter (written in English or German) to the form OR, if it doesn’t work, send it to We accept documents in word or pdf format. Further information can be found on Requirements: responsible and motivated to help students, and assist teachers; open-minded, active, initiative; able to deal with children of different age and social backgrounds; interest in alternative pedagogy; specific skills in arts, music, handicrafts, sports.

Activity dates

A total of 44 week(s) during the period 01/09/2022 to 07/07/2023

Activity location

Wagnastraße 43a, 8430 Leibnitz Austria

Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova (Republic of), North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine

Activity topics

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 22/05/2022