Long term EVS in Slovakia/Bratislava for volunteers from various countries
Location: Slovakia, Bratislava
Period: 01/09/2016 – 31/07/2017
Deadline: 31 August 2016
We are looking for volunteers who want to experience an extraordinary year in our placements where we host our volunteers. Next year we plan to host up to 12 EVS volunteers + 2 non EVS from various countries. Some placements are still free. Placements that are still free deal with mentally disabled people, kids in a private small school, free time centre for kids and teenagers, elderly.
Ecumenical council of churches program DOBRO with 10 years experience is coordinating organization who leads the whole program. The volunteers are placed in the various host organizations according their skills and openness. More info about the centres are available:
The volunteers are assisting in the centres according their needs.
Volunteers have a working schedule which takes up most of their time. The activities are focused on individuals or a group, accompanying clients, preparation and implementation of various activities with an additional value that is different from the daily routine. The volunteers are encouraged to be initiative and to bring and run a mini project to the activities or seminars with the consultation of their supervisor.
Besides the regular daily activities focused mainly on working skills, developing creativity, self-discipline, etc, the CO also concentrates on non-formal learning and supervision, and organizes additional seminars and supervision meetings with volunteers. We use various methods for workshops: discussions, fun activities, arts and crafts, music.
The activities of the volunteers take place in various areas and the HO. Their working time is about 6-7 hrs per day, 5 days per week, max. 35 hrs per week. Slovak lessons are provided 2 hrs/weekly +10 days of an intensive course at arrival.
Volunteers are working in their centres/organizations (C/O) during their working time. In Bratislava we offer a possibility to try also some other activities in the C/Os we cooperate with in the EVS area. This possibility helps to gain new skills and experience; and also helps to keep the VOs from feeling bored or not useful enough.
more info see: http://www.ekumena.sk/Dobro/EN/volunteers.html
Write us about your interest as soon as possible to: volunteer(at)ekumena.sk
If the place is still free we will ask you to fill the application form. At the beginning we will ask you to work on first 2 steps (application form and motivation letter).
We will also arrange a Skype interview.
Please send us your interest as soon as possible. The activity of the project starts 1st September 2016. Though the deadline is 31st August 2016 we will accept those volunteers who applied first and are suitable to the particular project!