Apply to Volunteer in Austria

When looking to volunteer in Europe a lot of people overlook Austria. Possibly because this country is seen as an advanced active holiday destination. Well you might be surprised to learn you can spend time working as a volunteer here. There are short and long term volunteering programs available and people come from all around the world to spend time here. Programs are located throughout the country in big cities like Vienna and in smaller towns like Harberg. 


How You Can Help

You can help community, agriculture, educational and teaching efforts working to improve life for local children and people. You might get to help people learn English or helping children learn in a structure environment or just be a general assistant providing guidance and helping out with team tasks.

There are also placements in farms and vineyards where you can help tidying, constructing new enclosures, looking after animals and helping local farmers prepare for planting crops. This is the perfect opportunity if you fancy taking a gap year in Austria, or you would just like to do something rewarding and experience a very relaxed and peaceful country.


Volunteer in Vienna

Vienna is a really popular destination to apply to volunteer, there are placements available all year round, some projects are open to native English speakers who would like to help children with their education and also organise fun leisure activities. Summer programs are very popular so get your application in early.


Start Dates & What to Expect

Start dates are very flexible, you can apply in advance through our website and arrange a start date for a future date, on most placements you will be expected to work around 15 hours per week. 


Eligibility & Requirements

No previous experience is required but you will usually need to be aged 16+. Some organisations might want a commitment of 1 - 3 months but there are alternative shorter options. On arrival you will be given full training and an orientation meeting other staff and coordinators. We highly recommend you buy a phrase book or try to learn local phrases on arrival, most people in the country speak a little English but it is polite to speak the native language. Please note you will not need to be fluent in German to apply but knowing the basics helps.



Home stays are available which is our top recommendation for cultural immersion but b&b, hostel, hotel and other shared accommodation is available.


How to Apply

Search our featured projects or use our advance search to contact local organisations. You can enquire for more information, register your interest of apply today. If you need any help organising a volunteer placement in Austria please get in touch,


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