Don Bosco Volunteering Program in Austria – Fully Funded
“Salesianum” in Vienna is a hostel for students with a project for refugees, a youth centre, the office of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) Austria and a parish. There are circa 8 staff members and 50 local volunteers and there is a community with 11 Salesians. Activities for volunteers are assistance in the educational programs, collaboration in environmental projects of SYM, support in administrative tasks and building services, support in regular youth pastoral activities, projects and public relations. Don Bosco Volunteers offers many volunteering opportunities. The target group are especially kids and youngsters. Volunteers of the European Solidarity Corps contribute their youthful dynamics and they are positively present and close to kids and youngsters. Their presence opens a space for mutual learning processes and underlines the European idea.
Accommodation: The host organisation offers at least a double room (shared with another volunteer) with shower and bathroom. Food: Our host organisations organise food in different ways (canteen, cook by yourself, etc.). Transport arrangements: The means by transport for the arrival in Austria will be organised with the office in Vienna. Our volunteering opportunities are all located in cities with a good public transport system. The host organisation gives to the volunteers a mobility ticket and/or a bicycle.
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.
A volunteer should be motivated to work with kids and youngsters, creative, communicative, willing to learn, active and reliable.