slovakia-flag-stdThe Bona Fides Association and the Slovakian organization „ECCSR DOBRO” are looking for volunteers for the „Relevant N.O.” project.

The Applications (CV and cover letter) should be sent to :, and In the title of the email, please write: „EVS in Presov, Slovakia – application”


Receiving organization  : ECCSR DOBRO

Location : Presov, Slovakia

Deadline  : 28/09/2018

Duration  : 11 months

Mobility period : from 1st October 2018 to 31 August 2019

Relevant n.o. is focused on connecting people of different backgrounds and ages. The organization creates an environment in which people can relate to each other on the grounds of Christian faith and principles. Helps those in need and support the ones who try to help others.

The volunteers can choose to be involved in one of its social services including:
1  – work with children and youth in the PUZZLE club room, organization of meetings, trips, summer camps and educational events. The volunteers can help with tutoring and school preparation for German or English classes or even give their own language lessons. They can run creative workshops or clubs depending on their talents and preferences (e.g. sports, dance, music, drama, arts, photography clubs, etc.). They can participate in free-time activities within the club room (playing board games, darts, table football, engage in discussions, workshops, movie screenings, concerts, etc.)  and get involved in planning and organizing new events;
2  – work with foster home leavers in the NEST halfway house, helping them with their everyday problems, organizing work therapy sessions, free-time activities and providing personal and spiritual support. Both individual work and group activities are encouraged. The volunteers might run creative workshops, organize trips and sporting events and help the girls present and sell their products;
3   – work with the NEST clients in the creative workshop of the social enterprise, helping them acquire practical skills relevant to their future jobs, producing soaps and candles, crafting jewelry, creating T-shirt designs and helping with the printing, cutting, preparation and delivery of final products of the printing press;
4  – work with the elderly within the home care and visiting service, providing practical help in the household, spending free time with the elderly and accompanying them to social and cultural events to prevent their isolation.
The volunteers will work in the church so they need to respect Christian values. The volunteers involved in church activities are very welcomed minimum requirement EN language (intermediate).

International voluntary service – exchanging program

ECCSR has been working in this area (coordinating, hosting and sending volunteers) since 2005. Since that time we have been coordinating more then 130 volunteers from EU and USA. In Slovakia we cooperate with the hosting placements where our volunteers are placed during their stay. The main program that covers the costs of the project is EVS (European voluntary service) or some other special programs of our sending partners (Germany).
Besides the regular working activities at the center the volunteer can experience life with the other international volunteers that are coordinated by ECCSR. We provide 3 extra seminars (on arrival + Intensive Slovak language course; midterm and evaluation). We accompany the volunteers through the long life learning process that is the main reason for hosting the volunteers through our organization. Though we are the church based organization we are open for any volunteer. However we put a big stress on volunteers who respect the Christian principles which are the basic of our service and some of our hosting placements and volunteers.

Accomodation, transport from the residence to the job placement, food and pocket money will be provided by the Organization.

Selection process
ECCSR focuses on finding out what each young person offers (his/her abilities) and where he/she can imagine spending 11 or 12 months. During recruiting process ECCSR tries to talk individually with each candidate about his/her gifts, talents, skills and passions trying to find out the motivation and the best match with the hosting placement as possible. Recruitment process is done carefully with spending some time with each candidate for E+ volunteering. We want to find out his/her motivation, expectations. We try to have a personal contact with everyone, if needed one to one confidential conversation etc. Interview can give us more information about applicant’s level of the commitment. All organizations maintain the overall accessibility of E+ volunteering for all young people, without prejudice related to ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation or political opinion. When decision is done both, the volunteer and the hosting organization with the coordination of ECCSR, have to approve the final decision. Only after the both sides give a positive approval, the volunteer is accepted in the program and is consecutively prepared for his or her stay in the volunteering program in Slovakia.

For more informations about the selection phase check ECCSR page.