EVS Vacancy in Belarus

Location:Minsk, BelarusGoing EVS

Period: 01/03/2016 – 31/01/2017

Application deadline: 19 February 2016

Fialta works with and for teenagers and young people of Belarus, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local communities.
The main activities of the organization – is the support and maintenance of youth initiatives, conducting various training programs for young people.
The volunteer will do his/her activities mainly in Youth Education Centre “Fialta”, but he/she might be involved also in activities outside of Fialta and Minsk, especially during summer.
Fialta positioned as open to new ideas. So if you have the experience that you want to share, ideas you want to realize, we are pleased to create conditions for you.

Volunteer will be involved in the following activities:
• Educational workshops in youth centre Fialta:
Fialta runs regular activities for young people in the age of 16 to 26, who comes to its youth education and information centre. These educational activities and programs varies from short to long term and covers such topics as: effective communication, team work, leadership, intercultural learning, human rights, gender issues, active participation, culture, ecology etc. The programs mostly are based on interactive artistic and creative forms and methods (theatre, painting, drawing, music, video, etc) in combination with experiential learning methodology.
• Leisure activities in youth center:
Volunteers will run different kind of leisure activities in different dimensions. There are movie and language clubs functioning on regular bases. Besides that there are so occasional theatre and art events, non-periodic cultural and thematic meetings.
• Working with IT technologies:
At this moment Fialta is using social networks (VK,FB) and a web site for promoting the results of its activities, that provides information about organization, its activities and promote the concept of voluntary service.
• Cultural evenings and free language courses for youngsters:
Organization wants to develop cultural evening activities. These evenings are aimed to educate youngsters about other cultures by using video, games, discussions, etc. as methods. As well there is English club functioning in Fialta, by previous volunteers German and Spanish clubs have been conducted for the year and it is planned that language club will be continued by new EVS volunteers;
• Support of youth initiatives:
Fialta supports youth initiatives by giving them space for realizing their ideas and giving needed consultations and mentorship. That work requires a lot of contribution and we lack human resources. EVS volunteer will work as support person for youth initiatives and will learn how to become good mentor and coach for youth initiatives in frames of Open Youth Center.

Profile of volunteer:
The volunteer is not required have special experience and skills in working with young people, but requires interest, curiousity and the ability to work in a team.
Our basic requests to volunteer are:
● age between 18-30 years old;
● interested and motivated in working with young people;
● interested in youth issues;
● willing to get involved in communicating with young people;
● patient, responsible, creative, open-minded.

You have to send your CV in english (in your prefered format) and a motivation letter explaining why you wish to join this project, what activities you would like to do in Fialta and some details about yourself. CONTACT: