australia001Bona Fides Association and Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube are looking for volunteers (only for EU countries OR Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland) to join their European Voluntary Service projects in Tirol, Austria. To apply please send the Application Form filled in, as well as your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to the following emails:, and  Please, write in the title ”EVS in Innsbruck – application”. You can also send something creative to express your motivation additionally :) 

  • Location: Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Mobility period: September 2019 until end of August 2020


Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube, located in the city of Innsbruck, Austria(

The cultural platform “Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube” has been hostingESC volunteers since 2012.

The “Bäckerei” (the German word for bakery) is an old former bakery which had been abandoned for ten years, until 2010. A motivated bunch of people took over and breathed life into the building. It has now become a successful platform for cultural exchange and social innovation in Innsbruck, which aims to enable people to share knowledge and know-how on cultural themes and topics of social interest.

There is no specific target group of “Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube” – we have a wide range of activities suitable for a big spectrum of audience. Whether someone wants to host weekly Yoga classes, music workshops, regular start up meetings or organize a concert or any kind of artistic endeavour, we provide  support to make it happen.

Die Bäckerei is a place for experimentation, offering an easy-to-use frame to try things out in our location, which has a usable surface of 1000m2. It should not be seen just a venue for event promoters to rent. The goal is to support people in turning their ideas into reality, organize events and projects together & support local social entrepreneurs who are implementing a sustainable and creative business practice.

Moreover, we try to mix different groups of interests, ages and genres to create an untypical situation which can turn out fruitful in the sense of communication, exchange and networking.

The aim is to get people to take part in events – workshops, concerts and longer-term projects – in order to spread the idea of arts and culture as a powerful tool for change.

Our wish for this project is that the volunteer is highly interested in culture management, creating new event formats and working with existing ones! The main topic for this year is social innovation. We have many ongoing projects related to this topic and Die Bäckerei Kulturbackstube is also facilitating several social innovation start ups. Next to that, we have an on going cultural program, which needs passionate and helping hands.

Die Bäckerei is looking for one ESC volunteer who lives in Europe and who is motivated to support their team in the field of open cultural and artistic work, with the focus on topics of arts, communication and social innovation, for one year – starting in September 2019!

Tasks and Activitiesof the volunteer

Proactivity: The volunteer will be part of the team at Die Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube and will need to bring in pro-active energy and engagement – the volunteer needs to bring in own ideas and contribution, to fill his/her working time.

Learning about event management: The volunteer will have the chance to accompany our organizers through cultural events and learn from them about stage set-ups, sound and light equipment and communication strategies, among others.

The aim is to have smoothly running events. We try to find a good solution for every specific event together with the organizers and we guide the volunteers through the preparation and the implementation of the event.

Web content: You should be interested in and would like to learn how to create web content (photos and videos) for our social media channels and website.

Team / Office work: Developing ideas with the team – learning from staff members and bringing in your own topics of interest, learning how to implement an idea – active participation of the volunteers is welcome (especially in relation with social media and communication, but of course more!). You will work in a diverse and international team, where English as well as German are used day-to-day. You need to participate in regular team meetings and supervisions (weekly, or sometimes more often). Idea development

is a huge part of Die Bäckerei cultural work. There are several brainstorming and project implementation meetings every week.

Lunch: You have the possibility to cook once a week for all the involved members of

„Die Bäckerei“ and for guests, as an intercultural and social act (this is up to the individual volunteer)

Workshop project (optional): Die Bäckerei also manages a tool workshop, where handcraft skills can be developed and used – any handcraft ideas are welcome!

Cultural management: You will be able to develop, organize and supervise cultural events – exhibitions, festivals, concerts, workshops…

Maintenance of the venue: cleaning, repairing and decorating are also part of cultural work!



We would be happy to host a volunteer who:

  • Is between 18 and 30 years old
  • Has a personal interest and/or experience in arts, media, photography, film, communication or social innovation
  • Is open-minded, flexible, pro-active and creative
  • Is interested in learning about arts and culture web content creating
  • Brings in practical handcraft skills or is willing to learn
  • Is highly interested in culture management, creating new event formats and working with existing ones at Die Bäckerei
  • Has an intermediate English level and is motivated to learn German
  • Is willing to find out about his/her skills in cultural work

We ask for your understanding: Only European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) residents may apply. Due to project approval criteria, we can only accept volunteers in this placement who do not require a residence permit for 12 months in Austria. We ask you for your understanding for this project-related necessity.


During the voluntary service the volunteer will receive insurance, accommodation, food money (300,- Euro per month), pocket money (150,- Euro) and a German course. The volunteer can also have lunch on weekdays during the season at Die Bäckerei.