Volunteering project

Volunteering project

Jönköpings kommun

Jönköping, Sweden

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Our volunteering project aims to bring international perspective to the local youth work practices in Jönköping, and to enrich the existing activities and projects within Culture and Leisure Time Department. The setting for the project will be youth centres in the municipality of Jönköping. The youth centres are working with children and youth from different age groups, but especially target those who are 10-19 years old. They offer both after-school and evening activities, depending on which age group the youth centre in question is targeting. We are looking to host 4 volunteers for 12 months, starting 1st September 2022. The volunteers will be a part of everyday youth work of two youth centres: 2 volunteers will contribute to the work of Stråga fritidsgården, and 2 volunteers will be working in Råslätt fritidsgården. Some of the common everyday activities include: creating arts and crafts, quizzes and discussions on various subjects, playing table tennis and video games, outdoors.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteers will be provided with a shared accommodation within student area of Jönköping, and will receive a public transport ticket. Volunteers will also receive money for food and pocket money. To apply as a volunteer for the project, please send your CV with a photo and a motivation letter in English to: welcome@jonkoping.se When writing the motivation letter, please mention which youth center (Stråga or Råslätt) fits your interest and background more, and how you can contribute to its activities. For more info check: http://otlas-project.salto-youth.net/14147

Training during the activity

During the project duration, the volunteers will get an insight into a common daily youth work within a youth centre in Jönköping. The volunteers will improve leadership and communication skills, and will also learn how to cooperate in groups with both colleagues and youth. Further on, the volunteers will get to learn basics of Swedish language, and will improve their cultural awareness and expression competence. Volunteers will also join on-arrival and mid-term trainings organized by MUCF.

Participant profile

- Interested in working as a volunteer with children and young people, as well as target groups of Stråga and/or Råslätt - Willing to take initiative to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate activities within youth centers - Ready to work on your own, as well as in international teams - Open-minded and tolerant towards differences in backgrounds and abilities - Willing to engage in learning opportunities offered during volunteering - Experienced in arranging and organizing learning activities for children and youth (local and/or international environment)

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/09/2022 to 31/08/2023

Activity location

Jönköping Sweden

Looking for participants from

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Algeria, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Türkiye, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Kosovo * UN resolution, British Antarctic Territory, Anguilla, Aruba, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Canary Islands, Curaçao, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Greenland, Guadeloupe, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Saint Martin (french part), Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon, Pitcairn, Réunion, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna

Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 08/05/2022