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Jump onto the volunteer’s ferry/EVS project in Poland

March 22, 2012 | In: , ,

The Foundation of Social Integration: http://www.fundacjaprom.pl/ located in Wroclaw, Poland is looking for EVS volunteers for project with REF. no 2011-PL-12. It will start 1st September 2012 and its duration is 10 months.

“Jump onto the volunteer’s ferry” is  group EVS project. 4 volunteers will have tasks in the project related to equal opportunities and roma communities. Project is aimed at developing solidarity and promoting mutual understanding among young people.

Proposed activities: Volunteers will work in community centers for youth and children, including the one integrating for Polish and Romani group, in You are not alone- a club for people with mental disorder and their families, sometimes in the office helping by ongoing project in the frame of Governmental Romani Programme.

Methods that will be used in the project (workshops, observations, exchange of ideas, cooperation process, group dynamics, multimedia presentations, integrational meetings) assume that volunteers will actively take part in every stage. Through participation in the project four young people will get acquainted with Polish culture and the Roma minority, will increase their interpersonal, intercultural and language skills, learn interesting ways to work with groups at risk of exclusion, increase self-reliance and responsibility through a confrontation with another culture.

Volunteers will be working in the Club for people with mental problems three times a week, in the morning. In the afternoon in different community centres for children and youngsters: one of which integrates Roma and Polish children and another is based in neighbourhood with various social problems. Sometimes they will be asked to work in the office helping by on going projects, especially those in frame of Governmental Programme for the Roma community in Poland.

Selection Criteria: Candidates should be interested in psychology, educational science studies, social work in a big city, interested in Roma culture, history and current problems of Roma community,  creative, – optimistic, outgoing and honest, flexible, friendly and helpful, independent, with ability to show initiative, responsible and trustworthy, interested and experienced in work with children, youth, people with mental problems and minorities. S/he should be interested and experienced in working in NGO’s office, helping with international projects.

Volunteers are not required to have qualifications necessary to work with children, young people or people with mental problems, but some experience in working with this group is essential. It will be great when they have also interesting skills and hobby: sport, painting, drawing, hand crafts, dancing, circus skills, playing instruments or singing – very popular with our beneficiaries.

Good computer skills will help in work by the projects in the Foundation office.

Procedure: Volunteers will be selected first through their CV’s with picture and Cover Letters. The final decision will be taken in the host organisation by community centres´ educational workers and management team. We would like to cooperate with Sending Organization which has similar objectives to ours.

Interested? Send your CV with photo and motivation letter to biuro@fundacjaprom.pl until 10th April 2012 (contact person: Anna Swietanowska).

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