The Kindergarten “Treffpunkt Linde” is located in the heart of the vibrant Plagwitz district in the west of Leipzig.
Our image of the child: A child is an independent personality with its own interests and inclinations, competences and attitudes. It has its own way of dealing with the environment and adapting to it. The child has a personal interest in learning about the world. This interest does not have to match the ideas of the adults and it should be accepted.
We have a open group concept. This means that the children can choose daily their partners to play with and as well what they want to do this day. There is a weekly structured offer with different things to do like music or working with wood. All these offers can be used by the children; they don’t have to use it. We start our daily structure with a common breakfast and the morning circle in which the children get to know what is going to happen during the day and ends in the afternoon with the afternoon snack and the phase of picking up. Also the offer to have a nap during sleeping time is voluntarily for the children.The children in our kindergarten should take care of things which they are interested in and therefore they should get a lot of possibilities. We have throughout the year different regular projects.
The volunteer will be integrated into the Waldkindergarten team and into everyday life of the kindergarten
This means that the volunteer will make plans with the other teachers and will then carry out these projects with the children. This will be in addition to the usual routine of eating together, bedtimes and other standard educational practices.
The volunteer has the following service and learning opportunities:
– Getting to know structure and working methods of the association
– Getting to know the work of the support network
– Getting to know the routine of a day care center
– Working as a team
– Getting to know cultural offerings in Leipzig
– Producing pieces for various media channels
The following points are of importance for the selection of the volunteers:
– Interest in work with children
– Teamwork and interpersonal skills
– Interest in learning German and in learning about Leipzig and its surroundings
We are open to all young people who search for an EVS-placement. We have no special preferences regarding the sending organization. When we recieve and application, it will be examined and tested. Candidates will be assigned to the various positions according to their characteristics and qualifications. During a telephone interview, or (if possible) a personal interview, both sides will get to know each other, answer questions and come to a decision.