Slovenia - Volunteer in Ljubljana

Zavod Voluntariat is seeking for four EVS volunteers to join their team starting in March 2019 for 12 months!

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About the organisation

Zavod Voluntariat, a branch of the worldwide international organisation and peace movement Service Civil International (SCI), is a non-profit and non-governmental organization, that aims to promote social justice, sustainable development, international understanding and solidarity through voluntary service. Their main activities consist of organising: (national and international) seminars and trainings, short-term voluntary projects (workcamps, youth exchanges and initiatives) and long-term voluntary projects (Global Education Network of Young Europeans and European Voluntary Service).

As a leading Slovenian organisation in the area of international volunteering and global learning, they are devoted to the implementation of a series of promotional activities and opportunities in the field of international volunteering and non-formal learning. They carry out promotional activities with a focus on smaller towns and rural areas in Slovenia.

The call is open to young adults aged between 18 and 30.

Zavod Voluntariat is looking for four young persons willing to (re)discover their own potentials while working on a specific placement. Three EVS volunteers will be working in Voluntariats office, and one volunteer will work with organisation TiPovej! and Mladi Zmaji. All four will work together on a project “Itchy feet”where they will develop interactive presentations on international volunteering through a lens of global education

EVS Ljubljana

1. Three EVS positions at Zavod Voluntariat:

Coordinator: Assistance in the coordination and implementation of Club of Volunteers activities and strategic EVS in rural areas. The volunteer will perform innovative promotional workshops in rural areas with local volunteers and help organise activities of Club of Volunteers with the help of other EVS volunteers.
Graphic Designer: Assistance in designing promotional material for the EVS project and Zavod Voluntariat, recording and designing promotional activities, recording stories of former international volunteers, and carrying out activities within the project and the Club of volunteers.
Placement Officer: Support in the management of incoming and outgoing SCI volunteers, organising and facilitating activities for workcamp organisers and management of their initiatives, assistance in the preparation of volunteer records and agreement on cooperation, implementation of activities within the project and the Club of Volunteers.

Call for Zavod Voluntariat placements can be found here.

2. One EVS position at Mladi Zmaji and TiPovej!

The volunteer will be in charge of contacting young people, finding and supporting local youth initiatives, helping young people in the process “from idea to reality”, and working on the project “Green Ljubljana” – creating an incubator of quality of urban life, education, support and implementation of local initiatives and help in transferring the acquired knowledge into partially privileged areas.

Call for TiPovej! and Mladi Zmaji can be found here.

What the organisation offers and what will you gain

– a warm welcome and orientation day(s) after arriving to Ljubljana;

– training on the topic of non-formal education, global education and international volunteering;

– a challenging and fulfilling placement;

– lots of opportunities to join our activities and meet new people;

– nice colleagues;

– Slovene language course;

– a mentor who will give you all the needed personal support;

– paid accommodation in a shared house with your own room;

– covered travel expenses up to 290€ (it depends where are you coming from), insurance and a budget for food and pocket money.

Deadline to apply: 18 December 2018

As an EVS volunteer you will also develop your own personal project. If you already have an idea on what this project could be, please let us know in the motivation letter. Keep in mind this is not a requirement, but it can be an added value to your application.

Application

If you are interested in this project, please send your CV and motivation letter indicating the name of the project you are applying for to mateja@vsi.ie.

Your motivation letter should answer the following questions:
- Why did you choose this organisation and this particular project?
- What do you expect to learn and experience during your EVS?
- What can you bring to the work of this organisation?

As an EVS volunteer you will also develop your own personal project. If you already have an idea on what this project could be, please let us know in the motivation letter. Keep in mind this is not a requirement, but it can be an added value to your application.