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VILLA media laboratory | One ESC place (one year)

Description & Tasks

VILLA gGmbH is a non-profit organization for youth, culture and social affairs and runs the socio-cultural centre "Die VILLA" closed to the city centre Leipzig, which has 30 years of history. It was the first joint children's and youth centre of the city in 1990 and was then established as the first nongovernment body of youth welfare in Leipzig.

VILLA Leipzig has various working areas in the main building: socio-culture and social participation, musical education and youth cultural work, youth work and youth social work, media education and protection of minors, senior dance, Europe and commitment. The house is an important point for local citizens and their initiatives. There are between 150 and 300 visitors daily. VILLA has various event rooms, a community café, a media laboratory, a bicycle self-repair station, a band rehearsal room, a flat for European volunteers, and a variety of offices from various local initiatives.

EVS in our media laboratory:

  1. Support in the preparation, carrying out and evaluation of media-pedagogical projects like - weekly Integrative Photo-Workshop (basics of photography for people with and without disability) - weekly support of the »Filmklub« (analyse movies and create own movies from the idea to the finished film with children and youths) - projects of photography, video-taking, animated films and multi-media with children and youths during the school holidays - school projects (photography, web 2.0/social media) - MädchenMachenMedien (weekly media course especially for young girls)
  2. Support in the preparation, carrying out and evaluation of an international youth exchange in case one will be carried through
  3. possibility of taking part in courses and workshops (for kids/ young people) in the Media Laboratory

The volunteer can also have a look in other working fields of the VILLA and support them. In addition, there will be realized several project days.

Volunteers are also free to make other additional projects.

Selection process & criteria

Please complete the online questionnaire you find on our page. We collect all applications until the deadline, then all applications that are complete will be forwarded to the responsible for the media laboratory who decide about the candidate. The selection process takes one month. You will get an answer during or latest after 1-2 months. Selection criteria: Volunteers should be interested in getting to know the work in a big socio-cultural centre and be open to get into contact with people from different ages, world views and religions. All should like to work with children and youth. Basic knowledge of German is required. For the EVS in media laboratory the volunteer should be interested in media & pedagogic work. Further requirements: age 18-26 years, COVID vaccination.

Link to media laboratory

Actually we cannot consider applicants from countries that require Visa.

To apply, please complete the online questionnaire you find here:

Online application form

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