EVS Project in Poland – Call for a Macedonian Volunteer

Deadline: 25 February, 2013
Open to: young and motivated enthusiasts from Macedonia, open for new experiences in life interested in various topics related to social inclusion
Benefits: accommodation, food, pocket money, insurance and 90% of the travel costs are provided

Description

Mladiinfo FEJS MK is looking for one EVS volunteer from Macedonia available for the period 1st April 2013 – 31st March 2014. The volunteer will take part in the long term EVS project on the main topic of social exclusion: “Volunteers enriching Gdynia” hosted by Foundation of Social Change “Creative”, and coordinated by Centre for Youth Cooperation and Mobility, in Gdynia, Poland.

The long-term EVS project “Volunteers enriching Gdynia” is hosted by Centre for Youth Cooperation and Mobility , (CYCM) is a Polish non-profit organization. It supports a wide variety of youth organizations and youth groups in northern part of Poland through training and facilitates the sharing of information and experiences. The aim of CYCM is to work to develop civil society and citizen-based initiatives and to initiate, support and organise international co-operation and mobility of youth.

Volunteer tasks

The EVS Volunteer in the Foundation of Social Change “Creative” will work with the local community in the citizen centre called ”Apteka” in Gdynia Grabówek, one district of the city. The  district itself counts about 5 thousands inhabitants, including about 600 people, whose antisocial behaviour influence others. The main aim of the Foundation is to provide actions for socially excluded people and those being in a danger of social exclusion through socio-activities, street working and animation of local society. The Foundation conducts cycle of workshops, which promote creative and healthy style of living (psychological-educational workshops for children, youth and their parents); family festivities and happenings, English lessons for young people and older people – equalizing opportunities, meeting of local leaders, artistic activities, a neighbourhood cafe, popping and breakdancing workshops, gymnastics, art therapy, photo workshops, festivals, performances, regular training of football, street working.
Activity range for the EVS volunteer is very wide, since revitalized district Grabówek requires unconventional methods concerning integration and activation practices of the people who are being in a danger of social exclusion or suffer from social exclusion.

Eligibility

  • The ideal candidate should be a young and motivated enthusiast, open for new experiences in life interested in various topics related to social inclusion.
  • Volunteers should be cheerful, serious, open-minded,patient, eager to learn a lot, but also ready for new friendships.
  • He/she has to be capable to deal with situations where unconventional methods concerning integration and activation practices of the people who are being in a danger of social exclusion or suffer from social exclusion will be used. At the beginning of their voluntary activity he/she will receive a short coordination training for all activities where their involvement would be expected.
  • Candidates should be between 18 and 30 years old in the moment of application.
  • Candidates should be Macedonian citizens

Benefits

The EVS project will cover the following costs:

  • Accommodation
  • Food and pocket money
  • Travel costs – 90%
  • Health insurance – AXA
  • Visa costs

Application

Application form can be found here

All the candidates interested in the project should send their CV and Motivation Letter and fill in the attached Application Form for the position of EVS volunteer in POLAND to the email address [email protected] before Monday 25th February 2013.

Please send all the documents in English language.

Selections will be done together with the hosting organization. Only candidates with full documentation will be taken in consideration for the selection procedure.

When you apply for the project, please specify in the subject of the email your name, surname and the name of the EVS project. (Example: Name, Surname – “Volunteers enriching Gdynia”)
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact person: Tamara Miletic

The Official Call

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