Location:  Žilina, Slovakia

Duration:  12 months

Mobility Period: December 2019 – December 2020

Deadline: As soon as possible

Bona Fides Association and  Nová synagóga Žilina Slovakia are looking for passionate young people who have ambitions to grow as photographers. In order to apply, please send a motivation letter and cv in English to iryna@bonafides.pl, mariachiara@bonafides.pl and nienke@stanica.sk

Project details

Truc sphérique is NGO operating a cultural venue Stanica based in the building of still functioning train station and art space Nová synagóga in the former neologue synagogue in the city center.

The general public knows us as cultural node Stanica Žilina-Záriečie. In this still functioning train station we have been realizing more than 15 years all kinds of cultural events (concerts, theatre and dance performances, film screenings, festivals, workshops for children and adults, discussions, symposiums, exhibitions, readings, community projects and so forth).

In addition to regular events, we have developed art lessons designed for children of preschool, school age and adults or specialized groups (eg. teachers). Through contemporary art, we try to keep our viewers up to date, society-wide topics, initiate public debate on the problems of our contemporary, global as well as local world.

As a volunteer, you will be involved in almost all the processes related to everyday operation of the independent cultural venue.

Other activities depend on mutual discussion and on the individual preferences, background and profile of the volunteer. He/she can develop his own activity which makes sense and fits with our programme. During 12 months spent in our organisation, the volunteer can gain unique experience for people who would like to continue working in the independent cultural field.

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With each EVS, it’s a different story. It depends on individual interests. Some volunteers work with technicians, some with communication, others in the exhibition space.

Working hours and days off: 

In our organisation, it is depending on the number of events we have. Sometimes we have a lot of work, sometimes we have a calmer period. The average will be around 32 hours a week. We expect that our volunteers are flexible, therefore we are also more flexible when it comes to days off. Our volunteers have around 6 weeks off in total.

Main tasks for volunteers:

the Volunteer has one main task documenting our events-

-photographing events/ daily life

– uploading pictures on flickr

– Social media (PR)

besides that the following tasks can be chosen from:

– Organizing events

– Selling and checking tickets

– Distribution of posters


Food and Accommodation

The volunteer will receive 180 as food allowance each month and 120 pocket money, directly from the hosting organization.

Our volunteers are accommodated in a fully equipped rented house with a separate room for each volunteer. (around 15m2), in a 7 min walking distance from the venue. There are two bathrooms and three toilets. The big kitchen is shared with everyone with all the equipment needed to cook your own meals.

Local Transport

This town is suitable for walking/biking, mass transportation not needed. We can borrow a bike from the bike rental (you only pay a deposit)

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