Historical Education

(c) Laura Stöbener

The focus of the projects in this area is on educational work and public relations concerning topics like anti-racism, peace, reconciliation, and the presence of the past.

Some volunteers work in memorial sites and in museums, others work in research institutions and in political initiatives. They help with the reviewing and archiving of historical documents, prepare exhibitions and accompany visitors, sometimes over several days. Contact with the public is an important aspect of the volunteer’s work, which also includes daily office work such as cataloguing and other administrative tasks.

For this kind of project, the volunteers should have a sustained interest in history and/or politics. They should be willing to do routine office tasks and to work in teams. In addition, the volunteers should be able to work independently, to show initiative, pedagogic verve and a stable personality because of the difficult and sometimes taxing nature of many themes. For the English and German language projects good language abilities are expected.

Dates for Applicants

  • application: deadline January 15th for applicants from Ukraine and Belarus/ January 31st for all other applicants
  • interviews: February
  • acceptance and project placement: March
  • beginning of the service: September 1st
  • Service: September 1st until August 31st