Do you want to change your life for a year?
Are you bored?
Are you searching for new challenges in your life?
Do you want to try something different and gain new skills?
Well, then, we are looking for you, volunteer - who will become part of our team under the ESC programme. Starting from 01.02.2023 until 31.12.2023.
During the project, the ESC volunteer for the position of "Volunteering activities" will be together with the coordinator primarily focusing on these activities:
*focusing on planning and organizing volunteering activities, workcamps
focusing on volunteering activities in the field of the ESC programme
“INEX meetings” - contribute with topic ideas focusing on volunteering activities for regular meetings of volunteers or young people. Create invitations publish them and promote, prepare the room and the material according the needs of particular meeting. First meeting will be about presenting your own country, culture and motivation why you are here
*becoming the co-leader on the workcamps in Slovakia - participate on international voluntary workcamps in Slovakia, use all the theoretical knowledge gained during the project and the training into the practice while having direct contact with the group of young people from different cultures.
organizing events for children, people with disabilities - create program for activities, promote the activities among our volunteers, motivate them to participate on these activities and be in charge of organizing these events.
*working with Canva Pro
*writing articles on blog about traveling, volunteering, personal development
*being part of volunteering team
What skills will you gain through this ESC project:
*how to prepare volunteering events
*how to communicate with various types of people
*how to improve your public speaking skills by preparing and organizing workcamp
*how to create materials for volunteering activities
*be more aware of educational and evaluation methods in non-formal learning
*learn soft skills like leadership, conflict resolution, time management
*how to write articles
*gain practise for your professional life
*improve your English
Except of this exclusive work, the volunteer will be part of everyday activities we do at INEX Slovakia, where the tasks can be fulfilled.
Activities of the project are flexible and depend on the phase of the project.
Each volunteer will have a timetable to fit skills, abilities and wishes.
In case the amount of working hours is higher than usual, the volunteer will get alternative day off.
Activities of INEX Slovakia, where you can apply your volunteering skills and learn something new:
*INEX Slovakia 30th birthday - we are very happy to celebrate 30 years of international volunteering in our organization. We plan to celebrate the whole year. Activities are planned on different levels to promote and support volunteering amongst young people. Your ideas and help is welcomed.
*Creating workshop - Volunteers will have opportunity to create their own workshop "INEX Messenger" on the topic for 2023 - the European Year of Skills. Workshop will be presented at workcamps, where there is educational part.
*Participating and helping us with our trainings - ESC volunteers will participate on trainings for the future campleaders. They may support us with their abilities, experiences and skills and with the organization of these activities like preparing materials, preparation of the program etc. We would welcome the creativity and initiative of the volunteers.
*Promotion of voluntary work and ESC Programe - Promoting volunteering and voluntary activities among youth is always important. That is why our ESC volunteers will visit schools and run presentations and workshops mostly about volunteering. They will be also involved in our promotional team and take care about our online media such as Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, TikTok and INEX web page.
*Administrative work - We would like the volunteers to help us with some administrative work like sorting and copying documents and other things. They will help a bit with shopping, going to the post office and work with our web-page.
All activities contain an educational part and they help with the development of your competences and skills. The project will be an important experience for you and will contribute to their personal and professional growth. Thanks to the project you can moreover:
*meet people from around the world
*improve your practical skills and soft skills: communication, time management, budget management, conflict resolution, intercultural skills, public speaking, evaluation, theory of games, group dynamic, motivation, team management
*gain more experience in the management and leadership
*gain new friends
*help where your help is needed
Whom will I meet during the project?
You will meet different groups of people on various activities - young people, students, children, seniors, socially disadvantaged, people with disabilities. You will help with preparation of events, workshops and leisure time activities while using the methods of non-formal education.
Crisis and risk prevention:
Once you are selected for the position, we will provide you with all the necessary detailed information for preparing yourself to come to the project.
You will receive InfoPack and WelcomePack with emergency numbers, you will be given detailed description of the activities, working conditions, food, accommodation, possibilities to spend your free time.
Once on the project, we will go through all the Health and Safety instructions in the flat and also in the office.
You will have your mentor, who will be there for you to help you especially the first days of the ESC project.
You will be provided with mobile numbers of your mentor and the ESC coordinator.
The ESC coordinator is also in charge of reflection and evaluation of activities during the ESC project.
Volunteers will be part of:
1. On-arrival training organized by Slovak National Agency
2. Mid-term training organized by Slovak National Agency
3. The ESC volunteer will be trained within the framework of educational programme "VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT IN MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT" We welcome ESC volunteer to take part on our trainings. They are organized for our future camp leaders. We will adjust the trainings following the abilities, experiences and skills of the ESC volunteers.