Europäisches Solidaritätskorps/Volunteering in Austria

Don Bosco Volunteers offers volunteering opportunities for volunteers (ten months, September to June) focused on education, social work, youth and pastoral care. Volunteers contribute in the host institutions by supporting the educational programmes, leisure activities, community building, public relations or charity events.

For the year 2020-21 there are six places of assignment: in Klagenfurt (Carinthia), Vöcklabruck (Upper Austria) and two host institutions in the capital city Vienna, Don Bosco Sozialwerk and Don Bosco Haus. A volunteer should be motivated to work with kids and youngsters, creative, communicative, willing to learn, active and reliable.

If you need more information, write us an E-Mail.
For a voluntary service starting in September 2021, send your application till 31th of May 2021.


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Host institutions in Austria

  • Parish, play school, youth centre with sports ground
  • Community with 4 Salesians, circa 15 staff members
  • Activities: Support in activities with children and youngsters (homework, games, sport, dance, art, events), Support in the parish community (Visit elderly people, music and choir, altar servers, events), Projects and Public Relations


Pfarre St. Josef-Siebenhügel
Siebenhügelstraße 64
9020 Klagenfurt

  • High school, school café, youth leadership programs, project for disadvantaged youngsters (Play bus)
  • 28 Salesian Sisters, 100 staff members, 650 pupils
  • Activities: Support in activities of school pastoral (café, leadership programs, events), Play bus project (every Friday), Support in charity and formation events and public relations, Assistance for elderly people and daily duties in the community


Don Bosco Schwestern
Linzer Straße 98
4840 Vöcklabruck

Vienna - Don Bosco Haus
  • Centre for retreats and formation, especially for young people; office of the Salesian Youth Movement
  • Community with 7 Salesians, circa 40 staff members
  • Activities: Assistance in educational programs for school classes, Collabora-tion in the current environmental project of SYM, Support in different sectors of the house (café, sports ground, building services, etc.), Support in regular youth pastoral activities


Don Bosco Haus
St. Veit-Gasse 25
1130 Wien

Vienna - Sozialwerk
  • Salesian centre for refugees with homes, counselling and training programs
  • Circa 20 staff members
  • Activities: Assistance in the education programs, Support and companionship in the homes (housekeeping, free time activities, health centres, etc.), Support in administrative tasks and building services


Don Bosco Sozialwerk
Oldenburggasse 34
1230 Wien

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