(ESC) RenOffice - Empowerment Solidarity and Community development in Vienna
Description: The office community Schottengaße, in Vienna first district has existed for decades, providing critical initiatives and associations with working spaces and infrastructure. The community is composed of different social realities and associations involved in different fields, embracing solidarity actions and critical approaches to promote a system change and tackle social challenges. The activity intends to bring a group of international volunteers together with other young immigrants living in Austria to offer their solidarity to the community and learn together about the topics of integration, youth engagement, solidarity and volunteering. At the same time we aim to redirect the attention of the local community to such topics and relaunch the general support of the work done in the office
Type of Work: The volunteers will support the community with small maintenance works to improve the spaces and make them more suitable and safe for hosting social activities and welcoming the people in need mentioned above. The international volunteers, together with other local youths with immigration background will be furtherly engaged in workshops, theater of the oppressed and impro-theater performances, public events and learning activities organized by volunteers members and the community office.
Study Theme: Furthermore they will be engaged in workshops, theatre of the oppressed and impro-theater performances, public events and learning activities organized by other volunteers, members of the community office and other partner organizations like the youth-based organization funded by people with emigration background called “Theatherflücht”. The volunteers will be also invited to prepare some materials for discussions and reflection on the topic based on personal experiences or the status of immigrants and refugees in the respective country and community.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated with mattresses into one social house and social community project in Vienna. Volunteers will sleep, cook and eat together in a community dimension. Some food will be prepared as lunch packet and pick-nick style during the working time and some other occasions the volunteers will go to eat outside in the city.
Notes: The camp is supported by the European Solidarity Corps and the participation is totaly free and the travel cost to the camp and return will be reimbursed.