Main activity within the EVS is to support accompanying the children in their learning journey. You will be able to participate in all the different classes if you wish, and you can choose which age group to work profoundly with.
Like the staff members of our small team, volunteers are expected to pitch in with a variety of tasks as they arise, whether it’s logistics, or administration and other tasks(e.g. cleaning, cooking). Supervisors will help the volunteers define and work towards their personal development objectives for their stay.
The smallest children are mostly spending their time in the forest. One day a week, the children go to Mammern (neighbouring village) by bicycle to do sports in the gym of the local school.
The team of the school will help you to discover your competencies and strengths, your project goals and visions, if you wish so. As we use alternative methods of teaching, you will learn a lot about non-formal education, for example:
• Working with emotions and the body.
• Technical tools from different pedagogies (inspired by Montessori, Freinet, Waldorf, André Stern, Gerald Hüther).
• the field of teamwork, relationships and social and emotional topics trough daily and weekly check-ins
• During the time when the children are not in school, you'll be able to work on your own project, developing your own personal tools.