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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: Montessori Kindergarden in Göttingen, Lower Saxony

Within the Young Workers Volunteer Program, AFS Germany offers the possibility to work in a Montessori Kindergarden in Germany. The project is located in Göttingen in the south of Lower Saxony, Central Germany. As a Young Worker you will work in an integrated institution with several Kindergartens with children aged from one year to six years old, including children with disabilities. The pedagogical concept is based on the principle of progressive education created by Maria Montessori as well as the latest pedagogical insights. For the kindergarden it’s important not to exclude anyone and create an atmosphere of tolerance and trust as well as a loving and understanding interaction.

“Help me do it myself”, that is Montessori’s motto. The staff supports children in their development by creating an environment that does not restrict the child, but allows it to become active and learn according to its personality. Children should have the opportunity to pursue their natural curosity and their urge to discover in order to develop in this way.

Montessori Kindergarten in Göttingen

  • Work with children of various ages
  • Get to know the Montessori system
  • Working language is German and English
  • 12-months program participation

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Internships
    • Language
    • Volunteering
  • Location
    • Göttingen, Lower Saxony
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • Complementary health, liability, and accident insurance
    • 12 months in Germany
    • 25 vacation days
    • 25 training days 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
  • 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

What you are responsible for

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