Don Bosco Sozialwerk, Vienna (Don Bosco Volunteers)

Don Bosco Sozialwerk, Vienna (Don Bosco Volunteers)

Don Bosco Sozialwerk

Vienna, Austria

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

“Don Bosco Sozialwerk” in Vienna is a Salesian centre for refugees with homes, counselling and training programs with circa 50 staff members. Activities for volunteers are assistance in the educational programs, companionship in the homes (housekeeping, free time activities, accompaniment to doctors and appointments with authorities, etc.) and support in administrative tasks and building services. Don Bosco Volunteers offers many volunteering opportunities. The target group are especially kids and youngsters. The tasks of the volunteers are, for example, the organizational help for a day of games and fun, the educational support of young refugees, sports and leisure activities with children and young people or the organization of joint excursions. European Solidarity Corps volunteers bring their youthful vibrancy and are positively present and close to children and young people. Their presence opens up 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. - Age 18-25

Activity dates

A total of 43 week(s) during the period 01/09/2023 to 30/06/2024

Activity location

Oldenburggasse 34, 1230 Vienna Austria

Looking for participants from

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

Activity topics

Social challenges

Reception and integration of refugees and migrants

Citizenship and democratic participation

Education and training

Working against discrimination (including gender discrimination)

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 31/05/2023