Alternative school in Austria | Vulkanschule

Alternative school in Austria | Vulkanschule


Feldbach, Austria

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Activity description

Please find a detailed information on -> check Padlet to find infopacks! The Vulkanschule is a primary and secondary school for pupils aged 6–14. It is a small school, with all together 47 pupils, situated in the countryside in South-Eastern Austria. We aim to create a home-like atmosphere at school and inspire kids to learn with joy. We teach according to Montessori and Jenaplan methods. Our principles are: non-violent communication, respect for the development of the child, the respect for each human being and for the creation. Central ideas of our pedagogy are a holistic, project-oriented, interdisciplinary, and mixed-age education, learner-centred, action-oriented, and eager to keep up the joy of learning. One volunteer is supporting the school staff mainly during the classes and afternoon activities. S/he helps preparing learning materials, assists during lunch time and breaks, develops his/her own project.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Accommodation: The volunteer will either live with one of the school’s families or in Graz. Food: The Volunteer receives a financial support from EU funds for € 250 every month for self-supply and € 150 pocket money. Transport: The Volunteer will be going by car with somebody of the host family to the school. Otherwise, if the Volunteer lives in Graz, s/he will be going by train from Graz to Feldbach, and by school bus from the city Feldbach directly to the school.

Training during the activity

A volunteer will participate at On-Arrival Training and Mid-term meeting, organized by the National Agency. He/she will be supported by a task-related and a personal mentor. A volunteer will be able to take part in a German course and use the Online Language Support Tool.

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 43 week(s) during the period 05/09/2022 to 07/07/2023

Activity location

Wetzelsdorf 160a, 8330 Feldbach Austria

Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, 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), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Palestine, 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