RIGHT NOW WE ARE URGENTLY LOOKING FOR A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING VOLONTEER LIVING IN EUROPEAN UNION (NOT GERMANY!) TO PARTICIPATE IN ESC (european youth exchange) for 5-6 months, starting ASAP. You are the one? Then let us know!
It is also possible to help short-term, coming for one-three weeks.
Like children? Creative and into trying new things? Maybe even Russian-speaking? (even though its not urgently necessary).
Support the work of the children`center in Hannover and learn all about German culture and intercultural work in the middle of Germany.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
If you like children and want to be a teacher (or enjoy working with them, or already worked as a teacher somewhere else), you will gain a lot of experience, communicating daily with our teachers. You will see, how the teaching programms are created, how we deal with individual difficulties, how the work with parents is built and how bilingual education works.
We will also show you around, tell you all you would like to know about the culture, life, studies and work in Germany; we will help you to learn German language.
There are plenty of things to explore around here - nature, architecture, cultural life. From Hanover you can travel around the whole Lower Saxony (even to the North Sea), walk through the beautiful little cities and even hike (or ski) in the Harz mountains.
Public transport works well (trains, trams etc) - even though it always mean some additional costs. It's quite nice to bike in Hanover - time to time you could borrow our bike or skateboard.
We are a little educational center for bilingual kids: those who live in Germany and have Russian as second (or first) native language. Normally those kids can speak German fluently, but don't have many opportunities to practice their Russian. We are supporting the bilingual education helping our guests not to forget and even to improve their Russian skills while taking part in a big variety of interesting activities (workshops, camps, guided tours, theater plays etc).
We don't get much support from the government (yet), so lots of things are done on a voluntarily basis: that means everyone whom you are going to meet in the center does tons of unpaid work: for everyone of us it's mostly a cool hobby.
If you speak Russian and want to gain some experience in teaching, you will help the teachers to prepare the materials for the classes, camps, celebrations, support the teachers while they're giving classes, if necessary (help children to solve their tasks) and play with kids. You can also organise a workshop or a little activity for kids yourself.
Sometimes it will be necessary to help us a bit in the household - simple things like hoovering, washing the floor, taking care of our small garden and sorting out some documents.
If you DO NOT SPEAK RUSSIAN, but would like to join us for a while, we are looking for people with some special skills:
- someone with magic hands which are able to fix cupboards on the walls, hang lamps on the ceiling, build benches from wood etc.
- someone who can nicely paint on the walls (check our pictures: if you could paint such a thing as we already have, welcome, lets continue this together!)
- someone who is good at making pictures and videos: to help us gathering nice memories about all the classes
If you don`t have any skills from the list above but still want to join, PM us - maybe we will figure out something together.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
You will stay in a separate room: sofa, table, plenty of books in different languages, balcony and good Internet-connection.
The flat is in the nice calm district close to the main train station (10 mins away); there is a nice forest over the corner if you like jogging.
Welcome to the team: we are all very open-minded, willing to share, creating great atmosphere in the center and around. We also like to travel and will always share all the useful advices with you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Internet connection is very good and allowes also video-calls in a normal quality.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week