WHO?
Young people from around the world who have recognized that making oneself available in a very practical way is a special ministry to others as well as a greatly enriching experience of God’s enabling grace. We shall need your commitment and count on you not just agreeing with but also sharing the wishes and goals we have.

GOAL?
We want each co-worker to discover and contribute his gifts in a uniquely combined team of people.
Each one will be challenged to give Jesus Christ more room in his or her life through both giving and doing, a personal quiet time, participation in lectures and services, and thereby deepening their trust in Him. In this way your time at Tauernhof will be a very practical experience to equip you for life and should give you an enlarged view of world missions.

SUMMER INSTRUCTOR

Instructor for our Summer Programs
The instructors for the summer programs serve from the end of June until mid September. They get one week of training, led by the Tauernhof staff. Following this training, they serve at the English speaking Upward Bound program (5 weeks), followed by our various German speaking summer camps.
As an instructor, you will lead a small group (approx. 8 people). You take responsibilities, you help, encourage and lead your group in various activities, you lead the sharing times (de-briefs) and you will also share some devotions and possibly preach once or twice.
You have to be at least 24/25 years of age, and be fluent in English. Knowledge of the German language is not required, though it is of course a help.

STUDENT MENTOR

Student Mentor (‘SM’)
As a Student Mentor, you serve our students during the Spring and/or Fall Bible School (8 weeks from April to June and/or 12 weeks from September to December). As a SM, you interact with the students, organize various activities (sports, hikes, social nights, trips, etc.) and you accompany the students through the course.
You need to have already attended a Torchbearer Bible School, be at least 24/25 years of age and you must be fluent in English.

WINTER INSTRUCTOR

Winter Instructor
Our Winter Instructors need to be here for the whole winter season, starting with one week of instruction right after our Fall Bible School (usually mid December).
Our Instructors accompany our guests every morning from 10:00 to 12:15. However, they also help in other areas and have different responsibilities, such as cleaning the dining rooms, setting tables, shovelling snow and working in the ‘Bistro’ where we sell coffee and drinks.
You need to be at least 18 years old.

KITCHEN STAFF

As Kitchen Staff you will assist our chef in preparing the meals. Part of your duties will be cleaning the kitchen and dining areas. Occasionally you might be asked to assist the housekeeping team.

You need to be at least 18 years old and stay for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 months.

Possible seasons to volunteer are:

  • December – April
  • April – June
  • June – September
  • September – December

Volunteers that can stay longer than one season are preferred.

HOUSE STAFF

As House Staff you will assist our housekeeper. Part of your duties will be cleaning the guest rooms, changing bed sheets, cleaning public rooms, etc. Occasionally you might be asked to assist the kitchen team.

You need to be at least 18 years old and stay for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 months.

Possible seasons to volunteer are:

  • December – April
  • April – June
  • June – September
  • September – December

Volunteers that can stay longer than one season are preferred.

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

Helping with Maintenance
You assist our maintenance man, help with all kind of work in and around the house (mowing the lawn, shovelling snow, recording, copying CD‘s and MP3‘s, go shopping for the cook, etc.).
You need to be at least 18 years old and you need to have a driving license.

WORSHIP LEADER

Worship Leader
During our programs we offer a daily worship time in the evenings including bible studies for our guest and staff. As a worship leader you are asked to lead the guests in worship as part of the devotional time. Experience in leading and instructing people at a church would be helpful.  A piano and guitars are available for use as well as a PC for presenting the music on a screen.

Please note:

All of our practical students receive a small pocket money of €100/month plus free room and board. They need to have their own health and accident insurance policy before coming. As we are an international Team our main language among each other is English. However, knowing a bit of German is always helpful to communicate, especially in the local area.

Due to limitations in the size of, and personnel in our kitchen, in terms of special diets, we can only provide vegetarian and lactose free. Thank you for your understanding.

Apply online

If you are interested in helping us serve the Lord in one of the above mentioned staff positions, we kindly ask you to use our online application. If you have any questions please write an email to: registrar@tauernhofaustria.at