EVS vacancy ONLY for UK rezidents – in Minsk, Belarus

Name of the project: Creativity Together II

Location: Minsk, Belarus

Period: 01/05/2014 – 30/09/2014

Duration: 2 – 5

Application deadline: ASAP ( no later than 30 April 2014)

Description of the tasks: 

The Project “Creativity Together II “ is an individual European Voluntary Service with the cooperation of Office for Initiatives Promotion (Belarus) and German YMCA (UK) . The project starts in Mai 2014 or later. Duration: 2-5 month possible. The project aims at increasing the level of social skills among young people with fewer opportunities (mental and physical disability and orphans) in Belarus that includes knowledge and skills of intercultural dialogue and providing ideas and practical tools for implementation of youth initiatives. At the same time, the project will provide a young person from the UK with a deeper understanding and experience of a neighboring country, which will develop solidarity, awareness, and better options for working in multicultural environment.The volunteer will will be based in the Office for Initiatives Promotion as a full member of the Staff serving as Social Initiatives Coordinator in the Organisation.

The service will include preparation and running of the workshops for and with people with fewer opportunities, developing cooperation with governmental, business and non-governmental organisations for promoting and implementing social initiatives both of republican and local level for supporting people with fewer opportunities. The project goal is also to teach young people specific attitudes, skills and values, necessary for building cohesion in the society, and specific tools of active citizenship promoting the idea of social entrepreneurship for making their initiatives of any sphere into the real actions even taking into account their fewer opportunities in comparison towards other people in the society. 

Description of the hosting organization :

Non-profit organisation “Office for Initiatives Promotion” was established mainly for support ideas initiated by people in the sphere of education, culture and social development.
Overall aims of Office for Initiatives Promotion:
-Realisation of projects in the sphere of education, culture and social development.
-Realisation of forums, conferences, seminars, round-table sessions and other educational activities with non-formal methods,
-Realisation of festivals, fairs, exhibitions and other events in the sphere of education, culture and social development,
-Organisation of volunteer groups for participation in cultural, educational and social activities,
-Realisation of books, magazines and other periodicals publication,
-Support of youth entrepreneurship skills.

Selection process: 

UK residents only!!!

please send a CV and a letter of motivation to:

email: vps@german-ymca.org.uk

person of contact: Alice Melsheimer