Learn from and with disabled children

Volunteering in Germany (European Solidarity Corps)

Your hosting organisation

The KBV (association for disabled people) offers various services for people with disabilities including an assistance service at the municipal Margarete Steiff School for disabled children.  The school covers all grade levels. It has a unique support system for its students: 140 employees care for roughly 170 students.

Your tasks as a volunteer

  • Support children with physical disabilities in mobility, e.g. helping them go to the bathroom or use their wheelchair
  • Work together with the special education teacher and a team consisting of physiotherapists,  nurses, assistants and accompany the children and young people in a class of five to six children in their daily school lessons
  • In the Alex Club area, you can choose for yourself whether you want to focus more on the leisure activities during the week, at the weekends, or the leisure activities  during school breaks

Key facts

  • 26 vacation days
  • 36 weekly hours on average, may vary due to school breaks
  • Optional lunch available in the school cafeteria (not free)