EVS vacancy in Lithuania – 12 months

Name of the EVS project: Climbing gym “Sleeping Elephants”EVS

Location: Kaunas, Lithuania

Period: 01/09/2014 – 01/09/2015

Duration: 12 months

Application deadline 23 April 2014

Description of the tasks of the EVS volunteer:

We can offer unusual, creative work surrounding favorable for personal growth. We will provide volunteer with opportunity to take part in the trainings of other NGOs, to improve working in a group, organizational skills, to work and communicate with children and youth. The volunteer will be able to implement his/her own ideas with the help of coordinator, if there will be a wish – to do sports in climbing hall, to take part in cultural events, trips and hikes with friendly staff. In addition, from September 2011 we are opening the second climbing hall open to trainings, which means we are going to have trainings everyday and more activities in general.

The staff at Sleeping Elephants is friendly, sincere, interested in active leisure time, healthy lifestyle, organizing and also taking part in cultural events, trainings. During a year our organization arranges many competitions, cultural, educational events, where volunteer will be able to join and help in organizational tasks. Volunteer will be able to offer his/her own idea for event and we will help to arrange it. Our organization is open space for development of new ideas.
It is possible to communicate in English, German, French and Russian languages, which is important at the very beginning of volunteers’ life here.

Volunteers activities (example):
September
– Preparation of the climbing competition for beginners and participating;
– Preparation for the movie nights and participating;
– Call for new members by visiting schools, talking about trainings we provide, climbing sports, to present activities of our organization; It is foreseen to visit 20 schools;
– Children selection for trainings;
– Trainings for adults;

October
– Preparation of the climbing competition for beginners and participating;
– Preparation for the movie nights and participating;
– Children and adults training;
– Preparation for the IV Lithuanian Bouldering Cup (LBC) stage;
– Taking part in IV LBC stage with the kids;

November
– Preparation of the climbing competition for beginners and participating;
– Preparation for the movie nights and participating;
– Children and adults training;
– Organization of the V LBC stage at Sleeping Elephants;
– V LBS stage competition;
– Participating in competition with kids in Vilnius;
– Organiziation of Halloween party at Sleeping Elephants; etc

Description of the host organization:

Public Institution “Sleeping Elephants” (SE) is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization promoting active and healthy life-style in society, propagating climbing sports in Lithuania and educating society about these sorts of sport. We endeavor to guarantee professional organization of trainings and competitions by improving our qualification, collaborating with other non-governmental organizations all over the world, implementing public events together.

Our will to provide youth with the space to self-realization and to receive new ideas and initiatives popularizing this sport, encouraged us to become EVS hosting organization. Climbing sport is a new, unknown branch in Lithuania, therefore as EVS hosting organization we expect to welcome initiative and enthusiastic volunteers, who have climbing experience. We hope to create community in Kaunas rising new climbers and alpinist’s generation in Lithuania.

Please take a look at our everyday life: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miegantys-Drambliai/110356838674

Application procedure:

Please send your CV and concrete motivation to info@miegantysdrambliai.lt until 23rd April. Thank you 😉

We are now intensively recruiting, thus please send your applications as soon as possible, looking forward to brave and open to learning volunteers 🙂