ESC Volunteering at “Atelierhaus Roter Hahn” in Kultur Vor Ort e.V. in Bremen, Germany

***call closed***Are you passionate about art and work with children? Do you care deeply about social justice and creating an inclusive environment for everyone? This volunteering project combines all of that! You can join the team at the Kultur Vor Ort e.V., a unique organization that strives to empower children and young people through art!

Dates: 07.10.2024 – 30.09.2025

Location: Bremen, Germany

Hosting Organisation: Kultur Vor Ort e.V.

Together with “Atelierhaus Roter Hahn” in Kultur Vor Ort e.V. we are looking for a volunteer to join us!

About your hosting organization and the tasks

Kultur Vor Ort e.V. founded in 1998 as a cultural initiative to offer brighter future for youth of Gröpelingen district. The main idea of it is to use art and culture as a way for youngsters to develop new skillsexpress themselves and build their self confidence.

The organization mainly works with 7 – 16 years old children and youngsters with fewer opportunities. Most of them have a migration background. Their approach is resource-oriented, which means the focus is on the children’s abilities and strengths.

The center is located in Gröpelingen in the walking distance of your accommodation. It consists of an artists house with a gallery, café, children’s and youth area, artists’ studios, education center and mobile art studio. They offer daily wood, clay, print and free design workshops. In Atelierhaus Roter Hahn they organize artist exhibitions and art projects in collaboration with different schools and daycare centers. They also hold larger events as for example the biggest storytelling festival in Germany.

Instagram: @kulturvorort

As a volunteer you will have an opportunity to:

  • Work in a multicultural group of experts from different areas.
  • Participate in all of the arts and design projects and festivals.
  • Get basic knowledge of artistic techniques in printing, free design, clay, woodwork, sculpture making.
  • Learn how to work with a diverse multilingual group using methods of non violent communication.
  • Develop your own ideas and turn them into projects.

Your main tasks will include:

  • Working with groups of children in art studios.
  • Supporting, assisting and guiding children with their individual and joint art work.
  • Participating in projects with other collaborating organizations.
  • Planning and implementing events together with the other volunteers for the community of Bremen

Don’t worry, previous experience is not required, it is more important that you are patient, willing to learn and open to ask questions. You will receive training from the staff at the institute and learn as you go along.

To get a better idea of what this position entails, you can read Julia’s second report.


Our organisation, NaturKultur Bremen e.V., will be the coordinating organisation in charge of all logistical matters.

You will be accommodated in a flat or a house in Bremen with 4 other ESC volunteers. You will have your private bedroom and share the kitchen, bathroom and other spaces in the flat/house with other volunteers.

Bremen is a city in North-West Germany (around 500.000 inhabitants), not far from Hamburg and the North Sea coast. Bremen is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with a lot of young people and both a historical centre and newer areas of towns.

As an ESC volunteer, you will receive health insurance, monthly pocket money for food and other expenses (266€ + 180€).

Travel costs will be reimbursed depending on the travel distance (normally between 180-360€).

You will be supported by a Coordinator and a Mentor to help you get settled in your work place and the city of Bremen. You can also attend our German conversation class of at least 1 hour per week.

But – how is it to volunteer in Bremen?

And if you’d rather watch a video – here you can check out some stories from our volunteers.

Or find out more about Maria, who was volunteering in a school in Bremen.

You can apply, if you…


  • … are a resident of an EU Country (not Germany) / partner country
  • … are between 18-30 years old (on the day you start your ESC)
  • … can communicate in English (A2-B1) OR German (A2) and are willing to improve your language skills in German and English.
  • … have a high level of motivation, self-development and readiness to work with adults who are severely and multiply disabled
  • … have patience and are a positive person

In short, this ESC project will give you the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a new professional environment, develop your self-awareness and knowledge about people with different backgrounds, learn more about a new culture and language, find your strengths and interests in an unforgettable, unique 12 months in Bremen!

The European Solidarity Corps is financing the voluntary service. The mission of the ESC is to bring people from different backgrounds together to form a society based on mutual acceptance, solidarity and cohesion.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lina: [email protected]

Sounds like your dream project? Apply below!

E-Mails that contain CV’s or motivation letters, will not be answered. Please only apply through the form. 

Deadline: 19.05.2024