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Vacancy for EVS Volunteer in German project “Living and Learning in the one-world-house”
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August 23, 2012 | In: , ,

Hostin organisation Auslandsgesellschaft SachsenAnhalt eV located Magdeburg, Germany. Project with EI. Ref.  2010-DE-248 will start 1st March 2013 and its duration is 1 year.

The Auslandsgesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt, an umbrella organisation with more than 30 member organisations, works in the areas of development policy, European and international exchanges and the integration of immigrants into German society.

Every years AGSA organizes “Eurocamp”, this is an international youth project with approx. 100 participants from over 30 countries. All the participants live together in order to share their different cultures to enriching everybody. Besides, AGSA holds seminars and training courses to promote international youth work.

The volunteer will take part in the project: “Living and Learning in the one-world-house”, that is a long term project and gives the opportunity to be involved in the planning of our youth projects and to explore diverse fields of activity.
During the year the person is expected to develop an independent way and put his/ her personal project into operation.

Proposed Tasks: The volunteers will work as assistant for an AGSA employee, in a specific work field and his/her own working place in a shared office. They will gain a lot of cooperation with other volunteers. They will work as an assistant to an AGSA employee and in cooperation with other volunteers, with a concrete field of work and an own working place. It is possible to work in different fields, according to volunteer’s interests and the concrete working conditions.

One of the volunteer’s most important areas of work will be the preparation for our International Youth Meeting “Eurocamp 2013.” Volunteers will be involved with the preparation for the project, and will be in contact with participants from more than 30 countries.

In a further field of work the volunteers will take part in preparing, carrying out and wrapping up international projects, allowing volunteers to develop skills in many practical and organisational areas. It is also possible to participate as project assistant during our training course “International Youth Work” in November 2013 and “Project Management” in April 2013.

The European volunteers organise our Language Café, a meeting-point for learners and native speakers in the one-world house that emphasises linguistic variety and takes place twice a month.

The organisation of the volunteers’ “Stammtisch” brings former, current and future volunteers together every month. Here concrete ideas for involvement in civil society initiatives are developed (Mile of Democracy against Right-Wing Extremism, Intercultural Week, Refugee Day and also Europe Week etc.).

Another field of work is the participation in campaigns, informative meetings and fairs, as well as the production of materials for these events. It is also possible to work in AGSA’s PR division, where the young people can get involved in producing publications, documentations, press reviews or photographic documentations. The volunteers can also update and develop the website of our internet portal and Facebook site “chatting” online and invite to an interactive participation in personal and project blogs. All of the important points will correspond to volunteer’s interests and abilities. The volunteer’s tasks will be continually examined and evaluated, allowing for flexibility in the fields of work in accordance with the activities of our other volunteers.

Selection Criteria: We expect our volunteers to be able to work as part of a team, to work on their own initiative, to be creative and to have fun in trying out themselves. They should be open to new things and be interested in international and political work. Specific interests towards antiracism work and intercultural work or cultural interests or working with internet and photo/ video are an advantage, but not a condition.

The young people shall be prepared to have flexible working ours and weekend work, with the possibility to make up for it. We would like our future sending organisations to be active in the field of national or international youth work, culture work, or development policy or European cooperation.

We would be glad, if through the volunteer person, cooperation with that sending organisation could develop also in other projects, may be implemented with the help of the volunteer during or after his / her stay with AGSA. Interested youngsters can contact us directly or though our partners. During the selection process the motivation and the expectations and wishes on our project will be challenged. Together we will check if the wishes and the interests of the youngster meet the objectives and the possibilities of our evs-project and we can develop a common plan for tasks. In the selection process we will prefer youngsters, who have already worked in common international youth projects with our partners.

Interested? Candidates should send us their applications directly to info@agsa.de 16th September 2012 (contact person: Wolfgang Meyer). In our application must be include the curriculum vitae, a personal motivation letter and the filled application form in English or German, you can find it here or on our website www.eurocamp-agsa.eu to download.

After this date we will begin to process the applications; volunteers should be prepared to take part in a telephone interview if necessary. We will finished the selection by September 20th, after we will prepare the application form and activity agreement with the sending organisation and volunteer and apply to the national agency for the October 1st dateline. Application form in English: http://www.eurocamp-agsa.eu/view.download/45/107.html Application form in German:http://www.eurocamp-agsa.eu/view.download/45/108.html

Additional Details: The accommodation for the volunteers is a shared community-flat, shared with European or national volunteers from ours and others organisation but also with students. The volunteers will have their own room and they will share kitchen and bath room.

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