imagesStowarzyszenie BONA FIDES i ormiańska organizacja “Center for Community Mobilisation and Support” Community Based NGO poszukują wolontariuszy na zaakceptowany do realizacji projekt EVS w Armenii, w Alaverd. Projekt otrzymał już dfinansowanie w Polskiej Narodowej Agencji. Zgłoszenia (CV oraz list motywacyjny w języku angielskim) prosimy przesyłać na adres

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Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 15 czerwca 2017

Macie ochotę zamieszkać przez 12 miesięcy w krainie Noego? Zakosztować słodkiego wina z granatów i odwiedzić jedno z najstarszych miast świata – Erywań? Możemy Wam w tym pomóc – aktualnie prowadzimy nabór na wyjazd do Alaverdi w Armenii. Mamy tylko 2 wolne miejsca!
Jako wolontariusze EVS będziecie mogli działać społczenie wraz z pracownikami “Center for Community Mobilisation and Support” Community Based NGO, również pod okiem naszej byłej wolontariuszki Ani, która po swoim wolontariacie została w Alaverdii i teraz jest praconwikiem tej organizacji.
Do Waszych zadań należeć między innymi będzie prowadzenie klubu dyskusyjnego dla młodzieży, przygotowywanie i organziowanie kampanii społecznych, wyjazd  z dzieciakami na edukacyjny obóz kolonijny w wakacje. Ponadto ważnym działaniem będzie wzmacnianie współpracy transgranicznej z gruzińską młodzieżą poporzez organizację wspólnych ormiańsko-gruzińskich klubów dyskusyjnych.

Coordinating and Sending Organization: Stowarzyszenie Aktywności Obywatelskiej Bona Fides
Receiving Organization:“Center for Community Mobilisation and Support” Community Based NGO
Vacancies: 2 placements
Activitiy dates of Volunteers: 01.05.2017 – 30.04.2018
Duration of Activity: 12 months
Project title: Building Better Community Through Giving
Place: Alaverdi, Armenia
Deadline: 15th of June 2017

Description of Receiving Organization
CCMS implements different projects directed to youth voluntary movement. It has established community active groups in deprived urban and rural communities and has implemented projects directed to their capacity building. The CCMS partners are World Vision Armenia international organization, Counterpart International and other international and local organizations, funds.
CCMS has an experience of working on local level for more than 10 years. CCMS now has 12 members from which 10 are community social workers, director and accountant. Social workers have psycological abilities. They are also community organizers. The community social workers are mainly operating in concrete rural and deprived urban communities. The host organisation has offices in all those communities in Alaverdy region. CCMS also has about 50 voluntiers of different proffessions. Some of them are involved in different projects.
World Vision Armenia international organization finances the community development activities in the 10 rural and deprived urban areas in Alaverdy. The organisation implements various community development projects linked to environmental protection, education and pre-school education, health, and economical development.

The objectives of the “Building better community through giving” project are:

-fostering intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding between EVS volunteers and Armenian and Georgian young people from excluded areas while raising their Intercultural tolerance and sensitivity;
-raising the awareness of young people from excluded areas in Armenia on current European topics, Youth Policy, Neighbourhood Policy, EU Structures and Values, thus raising their sense of European Awareness;
-raising the volunteers’ sense of Active European Citizenship and initiation while running European Clubs and promoting these values in deprived urban and rural areas of Armenia having a large impact on local communities and empowering local young people to be active participants in their own societies;
-developing cooperation between a sending and a receiving organisation involved in the project while strengthening already existing trustful cooperation and leaving room for other future planned projects within EVS and other activities of ERASMUS+ programme.
-Social inclusion through engagement disadvantage youngsters from exluded areas of Armenia, among them Azeris and Geogians; youth in activities;


The Polish volunteers will develop the following activities:
• Creation of a bilingual guide (English and Armenian) of their upcoming activities
EVS Coordinator,mentor and CCMS’s staff will provide the volunteers trainings about Armenian culture,traditions,relations with neighbors, Armenian youth problems,time&training management, conflict management, communication skills,leadership,how to live into Armenian culture etc. The volunteers’lll conduct contact with youth and social workers from chosen communities and prepare all tools for meetings.Here they’ll be involved in the management of information&communication tools of our NGO:newsletters,social networks,publications&website.

• Implementation of the European Discussion Club in Alaverdi district
the topics moved during discussion with youngsters can be very various, depanding of the volunteers and youth attending to meetings interest. It can be topics of peace, european awarness, women’s rights, human’s rights, ecology and environment,  etc

• Creating social campaign on social media by collecting photos and short movies of youth from the club
The aim of this activity is to promote among local community tolerant attitudes and raise awareness on existing stereotypes and the cultural differences in Caucasus.

• Organization The Great Debate during summer camps for youth from advantaged groups that takes place for two weekends
Children and youth from different schools get together for summer camp and older youth discuss on a series topics previously decided byt the youth workers and volunteers.During the camp,volunteers and youth have the chance to improve their debating techniques and public speaking as well as their level of English and facilitating and planning skills.

• Organize European clubs activites outside,
All trips have three things in common:we work (volunteers and youngsters prepare historical info and curiosities about the sights),we travel to the chosen place(by hiking,with picnic,photographing,recording,shooting short movies and making presentation after that)and we dive in to the culture,traditions (discussions about Georgian influence on Armenian traditions,cuisine,fashion,etc.)
Set of activities “We are all on the same boat”–simulations and games,which show Armenian youth that we are all similar,live in Caucasus,have the same problems,should take care of our common future and be aware of radicalization danger( World’s Smallest Political Quiz–find your political identity,Culture Questionnaire,Play the famous “Prisoner’s Dilemma”game-this game, which is fun to play,has extremely important applications in the political and social sciences and teaches how to write the best strategy for winning.

• Planning process and implementing of European Discussion Clubs for Armenian and Georgian Youth–meetings with a Georgian partner over Skype and in person to plan the meetings and activities of youth, two study visits of Armenian youth in Georgia in Marneuli district (where Georgians, Azeris and Armenians live peacefully together).
The aim of this activity is to learn how to deal with stereotypes and challenges of cross-border cooperation,exchange good practices,opinions about cooperation chances and have a better understanding of culture differences.Volunteers’ll be responsible for collecting interview and opinions of youth by a camera on these topics, then preparing final report in pdf.

• Volunteers will have time to evaluate their new skills, prepare final report of European Discussion club and promote it on-line. As is being usual in these last years they can plan and prepare movie about their work in clubs and show it during special “Bye Bye Gala”.


Volunteer’s profile
1. Aged 18-30
2. Basic knowledge and skills required in post conflict and crisis areas
3. Motivated volunteers having good sense of community life and cooperation, ready to work with young people coming from different social and educational backgrounds
4. Open-minded volunteers who are ready to experience the real taste of a new and a quite different culture in towns which are not a capital city , and are equally ready to share and present the culture they come from
5. Interested in promoting intercultural and inter-religious diversity, European values in disadvantaged areas
6. Encouraged volunteers to initiate their own or joint mini projects which would give them another opportunity to enrich their EVS learning experience