Unique Volunteering Opportunity with VSI to Mexico, Mauritius and Nepal from April 2014

1 Feb 2014

Unique Volunteering Opportunity with VSI to Mexico, Mauritius and Nepal from April 2014

 VSI needs 3 volunteers aged 20 to 30 years with previous volunteering experience and with writing, photography, video and media skills to join an exciting project on the theme of citizenship including a 40 day volunteering project in Mauritius, Mexico or Nepal.

Together with partners in Italy, Nepal, Mauritius and Mexico we are starting an exciting 6 month project combining volunteering, job shadowing and research on the theme of citizenship and social exclusion. More details and application procedures.

This will be recorded in an e book which will be completed at the end of the project.

  1. Volunteers from Ireland and Italy will travel in teams of 2 to Mexico, Mauritius and Nepal in April of this year and carry out field research on the theme of citizenship as well as joining in local volunteering projects.
  2. Volunteers will attend a seminar on the Rights of Citizenship in Rome in June andto share experiences with the incoming volunteers.
  3. Volunteers from Nepal, Mauritius and Mexico will visit Ireland and Italy during July to join in volunteering activities and carry out research on the theme of the project.
  4. Both sets of volunteers will be involved in a seminar on the theme of citizenship, in Ireland in early August and to shareexperiences
  5. Volunteers will work on the production of the e book on Citizenship
  6. Irish volunteers will organise a local seminar in Ireland in October to share learning on the project with VSI members and interested people from other organisations.

 How to Apply: More details and application procedures. Closing date: Fri 14th February 2014.

 Costs: Volunteers have to cover 30% of travel costs to Nepal, Mauritius or Mexico + the seminar in Italy. All other hosting costs are covered –food, accommodation, internal travel etc. Volunteers must pay a Project Fee of €180 (wage earners) or €150 (non-wage earners) which includes membership of VSI.

The present initiative has been carried out with the support of the European for Citizens Programme of the European Union”. EU Citizens logologo_en