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Work experience is essential for getting a job. The Young Workers Volunteer Program is aimed at young adults who want to clarify career goals and gain intercultural knowledge.

This 12-months program provides you with an easily accessible opportunity for effecting positive societal change through volunteering, while improving your skills and competences for personal, educational, and professional development. Non-formal and formal learning opportunities during the program will enable you to acquire essential competences for personal growth in order to become an Active Global Citizen, thereby improving your employment prospects and facilitating your transition into the labor market.

The various projects in this program are looking for young, highly motivated team members to play an active part in their organization and to contribute to the daily work routine of the organization. The following project is one of the projects participating in the program.

Project Description: Kindergarten for Diverse Children

Within the Young Workers Volunteer Program, AFS Germany offers the possibility to work in a socio-cultural inclusion Kindergarten in Germany. The project is located in Hamburg, Northern Germany. As a Young Worker you will be surrounded by children aged 2 months to 6 years, with and without disabilities. You will work within a great team of highly educated kindergarten teachers. The underlying educational understanding of the project corresponds to the model of socio-cultural inclusion. It refers to the a model wherein special needs children spend their time with non-special needs children. In addition, attention is given to include various cultures and religions. Most of the children and most of the educational team are bi- or multilingual. This kindergarden gets regularly certified for its educational quality.

  • Kindergarten and daycare in the city of Hamburg
  • Safe place exclusively for diverse families
  • Since 1993, we have been caring for children aged 2 months to 6 years.
  • Most of the children, like the educational team, are bi- or multilingual.
  • Since 2013 we offer daycare for children with and without disabilities.
  • We are regularly certified for our educational quality.
  • Our education corresponds to the guiding principle of socio-cultural inclusion.
  • Working language is German, English and other languages
  • 12-months program participation

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Internships
    • Language
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • You will receive a monthly pocket money of 600€ for board, lodging and personal expenses
    • Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the project
    • Complementary health, liability, and accident insurance
    • 12 months in Germany
    • 20 vacation days
    • 25 training days and additional online training
    • 100 teaching units German and additional online training
    • Certificate of intercultural training
    • Certificate of employment and qualified reference from project
    • Networking activities with international program participants and German AFSers
    • Administrative and personal support for participants before and during the program
    • Young Workers do not need any specific training to participate in the program

What's included in your experience

  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Airfare
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Cultural Tours