Passing on appreciation for vegetables and food as an AckerCoach in Plauen
Acker e. V.
Advanced German skills
Kids & Teenagers
Climate & Nature Protection
Education & Language Support
About the volunteering opportunity
Do you find growing vegetables interesting? Do you like children anyway? Then support us as an AckerCoach!
More appreciation for nature and food - that's what Acker e. V. is working for with its award-winning educational programs GemüseAckerdemie and AckerRacker.
With a growing community of over 300 AckerCoaches, we are already successfully working in 900 daycare centers and schools throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria. For 2022 we are looking for reinforcement. Support us in changing education sustainably. For a generation that knows what it eats.
Accompany places of learning with professional advice and action during planting.
Share valuable tips on growing vegetables with teachers and children.
Help out in the field during the season.
Expand your knowledge of organic vegetable production with our training courses.
receive a fair expense allowance as an exercise leader allowance (§ 3 No. 26 EStG)
Experience a sense of achievement in nature with happy children and teachers
Get further education in free advanced trainings
Receive a written confirmation of your commitment
Become part of a growing community
For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.
A commitment to more appreciation of nature and food gives you pleasure
You enjoy guiding and working together with adults and children
Good organisation, reliability and initiative are a matter of course for you
Regionally, the possession of a driver's license and the willingness to drive your own vehicle is advantageous
Before your first assignment, you must apply for an extended certificate of good conduct (free of charge)
In the interest of the health of all participants in our educational programs, you will of course implement applicable rules on pandemic control
You can find more information about the requirements and the application form on our website at acker.co or write to us here at vostel.de if you have any questions.
We look forward to getting to know you.
On weekdays, during the day
The season starts in March and lasts until October. It's great if you have 2-3 hours of time during the day on a regular basis during this time. Since schools and daycare centers participate in our GemüeseAckerdemie, AckerRacker and Gemüseklasse programs, the dates are usually during the week.
Acker e. V.
More appreciation for nature and food - this is what Acker e. V. is working for with its award-winning educational programs GemüseAckerdemie and AckerRacker. Here, children learn where the food on our plates comes from on the school's or daycare center's own farmland. The non-profit association was founded in 2014 by Dr. Christoph Schmitz. In 2021, the name of the association was changed from Ackerdemia e. V. to Acker e. V.