flaga_niemiecStowarzyszenie BONA FIDES i organizacja The European Youth Education and Meeting Centre (EJBW) z Niemiec poszukują wolontariuszy na projekt EVS w Weimarze.
Zgłoszenia (CV i list motywacyjny w j. angielskim) prosimy przesyłać na adres natalia@bonafides.pl oraz rebitschek@ejbweimar.de (dokumenty należy przesłać na oba adresy mailowe równocześnie).

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 11 kwietnia 2016

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Sending association:
Bona Fides Association (Stowarzyszenie Aktywności Obywatelskiej Bona Fides)
Acronym: SAO Bona Fides
ul. Warszawska 19
40-009 Katowice
PIC: 947802812
EI referance number: 2013-PL-100
EVS coordinator
Natalia Podbielska

Organizacja przyjmująca : The European Youth Education and Meeting Centre
Miejsce: Weimar, Niemcy
Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 11/04/2016
Czas trwania wolontariatu: Luty 2017- Luty 2018 (12 miesięcy)
Ilość wolnych miejsc: 2 wolontariuszy

Zadaniem wolontariuszy EVS w organizacji  The European Youth Education and Meeting Centre  w Weimarze będzie zaangażowanie w projekty edukacyjne organizacji. Wolontariusze będą odpowiedzialni za przygotowaywanie i prowadzenie sesji szkoleniowych, seminariów, międzynarodowych wizyt studyjnych itd. Do ich obowiązków należeć będzie nawiązywanie kontaktów z partnerami, przygotowanie projektu oraz zaplanowanie działań w nim (np. plan konferencji czy szkolenia, harmonogram), przez jego przygotowanie i realizację a także promocję.

Description of organisation
The European Youth Education and Meeting Centre (EJBW) was founded in 1999 as an education and meeting Centre for young people from all over the world. For children and young people as well as for professionals of education it offers a rich program (international youth meetings, seminars, further education courses, projects and one-day events). The program offers are set in the spheres of cultural, political, European, international and intercultural education. The Centre is an open venue, which is used by groups for accommodation and events as well. The Centre’s focus is on group learning, it uses the city of Weimar with its plentitude of historical references as a learning spot. Seminars and international meetings focus on the question of “how democratic structures can be strengthened and how world development are furthered”. The Centre’s educational program covers mainly the following areas: civic education (with historic references, with social references and human rights education), intercultural learning und international (youth) meetings, cultural youth education, European politics and culture. The Centre works on the local, regional, national, European and international level. The EJBW is a member of the AdB (working-group of German educational centers). The EJBW offers ample space for concentrated work, for recreation and relaxation. Our facilities include e.g. 134 beds in single, two and three bedrooms with shower and toilet and more than 15 modern, fully equipped seminar rooms (ranging from a conservatory for four people to a cultural room for 80 people). Facilities include modern sound equipment, staging and exhibition facilities as well as mobile simultaneous translation equipment and wireless internet. Our in-house kitchen prepares four meals a day with a wide variety of dishes including vegetarian, regional and international cuisine. For further information, please visit www.ejbweimar.de

The European Youth Education and Meeting Centre in Weimar is looking for EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers between 18 and 30 years old, who can stay from 01.02.2017 up to 12 months in Weimar (Thüringen, Germany) to work at our institu-tion.

As a volunteer, you would do unpaid, non-profit activity. The European Voluntary Service allows you to learn through non-formal experiences, improve existing or acquire new skills for your personal, educational or professional development. You will also participate in seminars and in the end write down all your competences in a certified document – Youth Pass. Moreover, you will receive personal assistance from a tutor at our organization.

The voluntary service covers:
• Your travel expenses from where you live to Weimar and back (return ticket);
• All fees for visa and residence permission;
• Comprehensive insurance (health, accident and liability insurance);
• Free accommodation (a room in an apartment) and food (daily breakfast, lunch and dinner or lunch money);
• Pocket money in the amount of 110 euros per month;
• Participation in an introductory and return seminars as well as a mid-term meeting.

Proposed activities:
European Youth Education and Meeting Centre in Weimar plays significant role in internationality and interculturality. The Centre works on the local, regional, national, European and international level. Both for  projects in the center and cooperation within, the EJBW profits from working with European volunteers together. They enrich program content with their ideas and perspectives, bringing internationalism and interculturalism in everyday life of EJBW.

European volunteers work in “educational department” in EJBW. On the one hand, it is educational work such as seminars, projects and international meetings. On the other hand, daily life of a pedagogue consists also of some office work. During preparations letter need to be sent, application submitted, reports written and calculations made. Volunteers ideally take part in all of these processes. And they as well are involved in the staff meetings where it is possible to learn about EJBW structure and shape.

Volunteers will work with different members of pedagogical staff, usually from the beginning till the end of the project. At first, their role will be limited to an observer. So they will be given an insight of what is going on on the seminar. Then volunteers will learn autonomously to organize and evaluate seminars, taking responsibility to plan and perform them, so they will be prepared to implement their own project.

Basically the EJBW provides volunteers with the following fields of activity:

  • Conceptual work (contributions to seminar, draft projects, conference planning, etc.);
  • Communication / organizational work (exchange of information with partner organizations, participants, interested persons, funding agencies, etc. by e-mail, telephone and in direct communication and administrative preparation and follow work such as creating and duplication of seminar materials, filling reports etc);
  • Information and public relations, insight into other areas of work of EJBW;
  • Work on seminars (assisting in the implementation of projects and seminars, individual guidance seminar units, depending on the knowledge and interest).

Voluntary may also initiate a separate project in the EJBW.
Depending on your interests and previous knowledge, this might be an international youth meeting on a specific subject in which an organisation from the country of origin is a partner, or an information session, one-day-project or something completely different.

Volunteer profile and recuitment process:
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please apply via email by the 10th of April 2016. Send your application to: rebitschek@ejbweimar.de and natalia@bonafides.pl.
Please, attach your CV and answer the following questions (max. 1 page):

1. Why would you like to work with us?
2. What skills / interests / knowledge would you like to bring in here?
3. What are your strengths?
4. Do you have your own project or idea you would like to implement in our organisation?
5. When can you come and how long do you want to stay with us?
6. What do you expect from you volunteer year?

An applicant should bring in the following skills:
• Proven interest (by combination of school\university subjects or experiences out-side, for example in international youth work) in the work and the content focus of EJBW (civic education, European politics and culture, democratic culture, human rights education, historical education, intercultural meetings, international encoun-ters);
• Commitment and experience in international, intercultural or European policy con-text;
• Interest in working with media (PC, video, photography, music, etc.);
• Good computer skills (Windows, Outlook, Excel) and interest / willingness to gain additional knowledge (Internet Content Management, data management);
• Social skills in dealing with the target groups of EJBW (e.g. empathic behaviour to-wards participants of events, sensibility for group dynamics, etc);
• Responsibility and awareness;
• Independence;
• Flexibility and readiness in time-consuming projects (being eager to invest your energy and time);
• Basic knowledge of the German language and motivation to acquire the necessary working language skills in a language course.

If you have any questions, you can always contact Markus Rebitschek (rebitschek@ejbweimar.de, + 49 (0) 3643 827 115).