Eastpackers is looking for volunteers who like to work with kids/youngster and do like a challenge in the far east of Europe.
Through the project, we want to improve the quality of inclusion, youth work and community development on a local level in the settlements and also in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. As a result of the first collaboration, youth are more actively involved in local activities as well as they are actively connected to our organization. With the project, FBF wants to continue this positive influence and involve local youth in different non formal activities. It is important for our organization to give volunteers time in order to reflect on the situation in IDP settlements by themselves and offer the project ideas to FBF in order to implement in future. Participants will have the possibility to improve team working, project implementation skills. They will have the experience of working and living together with the war affected community. We expect from the volunteers to be open with the community and freely introduce their own culture, values of their countries and the EU itself. Each of theirexperiences will be important for local community in order to get familiar with what is going on outside of their borders, how do people plan their future career, why is English language essential in order to become successful. As for the organization, volunteers will bring new and different ideas into our everyday activities that we believe is very important for youth organization. Three topics addressed by your project:
1. Community development
The rented house is very close to the office, it takes a 20 minutes’ walk to get to the office. In other cases, in order to do activities in the villages surrounding Gori, Kartlosi will provide transportation.
The volunteer will be provided with a Georgian language course. The teacher will be hired by the receiving (hosting) organisation. For 4 months the volunteer will have Georgian lessons 2 times in a week.
Working hours and days off
The volunteer will work 35 hours a week maximum, 5 days per week, and has 2 days off each week. The volunteer will have 2 days extra holidays per month. Holidays will be taken in agreement with the host organisation.
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Alles over dit project
Assistance with non-formal education activities, events, and workshops (concerning employability, intercultural exchange, and human rights/peacebuilding);
Assistance with running the newspaper and social media channels;
Public policy analysis for the Gori/Shida Kartli region;
Help research and document the issues of the communities living close to the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL);
Organisation of further social or cultural events, if time and resources permit (discussion/film club, photography project or something along those lines).
- Willingness to learn Georgian
- Interested in working with youth, interested in democracy/history/politics
- Able to take own initiative
- Interested in the Caucasus area
Accommodation The volunteer will live in a house that will be rented by Kartlosi. He will have his room and share the bathroom and kitchen with another volunteer/s. The volunteer is responsible for any damage caused during his/her residence in the apartment. There is a washing machine and internet in the apartment.
Waarom kiezen voor Eastpackers?
Er zijn wel een aantal voorwaarden verbonden aan deelname aan dit project. Je moet tussen de 18 en 30 jaar oud zijn, minimaal 6 en liefst 9 maanden beschikbaar zijn (voor andere projecten is dit soms anders) en gemotiveerd zijn om full-time vrijwilligerswerk te doen in Georgië.