Bona Fides Association and Volunteers Centre Skopje are looking for Polish volunteers to join a long term project in Skopje, Macedonia. Available projects involve a wide range of fields such as culture, youth, sports, children, cultural heritage, arts, environment, and development cooperation.
Start: March 2024
Duration: 12 months
Application deadline: ASAP
About the hosting organisation
Volunteers Centre Skopje has existed for over 17 years. We are one of the leading NGOs in Macedonia when it comes to youth exchange, voluntarism, activism, a recognizable brand and a trusted partner through which over 8500 Macedonian and foreign volunteers and youth activists have passed.
Our main goal as an organization is to give non-formal educational opportunities to young people, in different fields, both locally and internationally. Voluntarism is a big and important idea also promoted by us while connecting youngsters no matter their nationality, religion, gender, political, economic or social status.
We aspire to contribute to a multicultural civil society, to reinforce existing democratic structures, to support young people in developing their individual abilities and skills and to foster closer cooperation among youngsters.
Your main project is working with VOICES, a magazine that is created by volunteers. On it’s 17 years journey it has seen much, developed and helped young people to learn new skills. New challenges on the way also with our VOICES to Hear podcast! Making VOICES magazine means you will be:
- – researching topics
- – writing articles
- – having interviews
- – coordinating translators
- – designing the magazine
- – publishing and promoting
- – making podcasts
Organizing different events for the local youth like karaoke parties, movie nights, pub quizzes, cultural nights.
Because we must have fun on the way! Maybe you can organize language lessons with your mother language?
Working on social media channels, creating content and graphic designs, making videos and other promo materials. Wanna create funny content on TikTok or quizzes on Instagram? Maybe design some of our info packs and other publications?
Work with children
Projects in Daycare Centre for street children and in an elementary school for children with special needs. You’ll be spending part of your project helping them out with their daily activities.
Non-formal education is one of the keywords in your project. We encourage youngsters to take active part in society, by organizing workshops in high schools and our office with the methods you’ll learn, while promoting the importance of youth work and voluntarism.
We write and implement multiple projects every year. Local projects, international funding, sending people abroad. You name it! Sometimes we need different dissemination materials and help with ideas. You’ll take part on implementation of projects, maybe you even want to write one?
Maybe you have ideas for new activities or projects? We always have free space to brainstorm and work together on new things as well. Our multicultural team of staff and volunteers create a strong team which creates a perfect place for teamwork!
Volunteers Centre Skopje office and the apartments are located in Kisela Voda, one of the neighborhoods in Skopje, right under beautiful mountain Vodno. We have two flats, one with 5 and other with 6 bedrooms.
Both have 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room and 1 balcony. Each volunteer will have a personal room , shared kitchen and other facilities. The apartments have WiFi, washing machines, all necessary kitchen supplies, blankets and bed sheets.
Long term volunteers will have a personal bank account on NLB Bank, where they will receive their money monthly. You will receive 90 € pocket money and 100 € food money.
During your ESC you are insured by Henner, which covers all the expenses for visits to doctors, operations,
medicines with doctor’s prescription etc.
Projects are for people between 18 – 30 years old. You don’t need to have previous experience. Your project is about learning and developing new skills, we will be with you all the way!
To apply please send your CV and a motivation letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com