Stowarzyszenie BONA FIDES i organizacja InfoEck Youth Information Tirol z Austrii poszukują wolontariuszy na zaakceptowany projekt EVS w St. Jodok am Brennen, w regionie Tyrol.
Zgłoszenia (CV i spejalny formularz aplikacyjny do pobrania z załącznika w j. angielskim) prosimy przesyłać na adres oraz (Zgłoszenie należy wysłać na oba adresy mailowe!)

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 25 października 2015

Do wiadomości w treści maila prosimy dodawać poniższą informację:

Sending association:
Bona Fides Association (Stowarzyszenie Aktywności Obywatelskiej Bona Fides)
Acronym: SAO Bona Fides
ul. Warszawska 19
40-009 Katowice
PIC: 947802812
EI referance number: 2013-PL-100
EVS coordinator
Natalia Podbielska

Coordinating organisation: InfoEck Youth Information Tirol
Receiving Organization: Arche Tirol, Gottfried Lamprecht (head of the Arche Tirol):
Location: St. Jodok am Brenner, Austria
Deadline: 20/10/2015
Start: 03/11/2015
End: 30/09/2016
Placements: 1 EVS volunteer!

The Arche Tirol is part of an international community of people with and without disabilities, who live and work together based on the Arche community’s international Charta. This Charta says that every person has a unique importance.
The Arche Tirol was founded in 1992 and is a Christian – ecumenical community. In our daily routine is place for spirituality and to go to church on Sunday.
We have contacts to many Arche communities in Europe (mainly Germany) and in the whole world. The work at Arche is also based on the UN convention for people with disabilities.
Arche Tirol: At the moment 10 disabled people are living in two houses, one is in Gries and one is in St. Jodok am Brenner (4 km distance). All people are adults. Four people with mental und multiple disabilities live in the Arche-house in Gries and six live in St. Jodok. Arche calls them “core-members”. This project is for youngsters who are not afraid of working with multiple disabled people! Our main philosophy is not only taking care of them, but also to offer relationship and a home.
Nearby the living house in Gries, there is our workshop, where our core-members work. They are producing candles, potteries, paper and bags. We offer them und sell these products.
In St. Jodok we have a “basale group” also. Our core-members with multiple disabilities have there a special and diversified time. In this time we try to support them and develop their skills.
The main tasks of the community are to share life, to eat and work together, to play and to sing, to do shopping, make excursions and holiday trips. We try to create a familiar atmosphere and to structure social life. We try to participate actively in the life of the local villages and stay in regular contact with the people and the public.
Another small task is participating in the household, for example cooking, tidying up, doing the laundry and cleaning up.
We try to offer our core-members an exciting and diversified life. So we have many weekly leisure activities. The volunteer accompanies our core-members (for example: dancing, swimming, hiking…).
The volunteers live and work in Arche Tirol with a professional team (pedagogues, nurses, psychologist,) who have multicultural backgrounds. Arche staff has weekly meetings in the teams and monthly supervisions. The volunteer will join these meetings.

• Being part of “Arche”-team
• Care of our “core-members”
• Live and work together in our community
• doing household and other necessary jobs
• to organize daily life of our “core-members” (leisure time)
• taking part in regular team meetings
• The EVS service is 35 hours per week The volunteer will work five days a week, around 35 hours a week including the German course. The volunteer has 24 holidays during his/her project time. The role of the volunteer will be working with our core-members. The volunteer accompanies their daily life. He/She will help them in several situations. The main function is care. The volunteer will help changing clothes, eating, managing morning routine etc…. Our team gives the volunteer time to get to know our core-members and the other way round also. Slowly the volunteer will get more and more responsibility. We try to create a good balance to encourage the volunteer and not demanding too much. Our volunteer can discover his/her potential and we are open for new ideas and opportunities.

We are looking for an open-minded volunteer who wants to collect a lot of experience in work with disabled people. We expect that the volunteer brings in high motivation for the project and is interested in the target group. Moreover the volunteer should have a stable personality, in order to be able to work with our core-members. We would be happy to host a volunteer who
• wants to get to know our organisation “Arche Tirol” and the global association “Arche international”
• is interested to work with people with mental and multiple disabilities
• is open-minded, friendly, enthusiastic, creative and communicative
• is able to work in a team
• is motivated to learn some German (and Tyrolean German dialect)
• brings her or his own culture and interests into the project
• is ready to volunteer for 12 months starting in October

Please send to us two things until 20th of October:

• your CV (can be short)

• and the Application Form (for download).


If you want you can additionally send us a specific Motivation Letter. You definitely need to send us the first two documents and you need to have a sending organisation! Please address your application to Erika Mischitz from the coordinating organisation and Natalia Podbielska fromsending organization: . Don’t forget to add the name of the project when you apply for it! The deadline to send your application is on the 20th October 2015. After the deadline it is possible that we will contact you for further questions through mail, phone calls or ask you for a Skype talk! The host organisation will take the final decision about the volunteer in the middle of April. If there are any questions, please write an E-mail to the EVS coordinator Erika at the coordinating organisation InfoEck: