Low-threshold is looking for you V.

Low-threshold is looking for you V.

Bratislava, Slovakia

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

Through this 12-month project, a volunteer will contribute to the projects of the org. Mládež ulice which works with and strengthens a local community including youngsters (10-20 years old). A volunteer will prepare and implement various free time activities for children and youth from socially disadvantaged environments. He/she will engage in managing small events, helping with daily running of the center and doing streetwork in the neighborhood called Rača. A participant will dive into improving data presentation skills (graphics/statistics) to help with events and activities, provide support to the English lecturer for youth and employees, involve in tasks for the organization's projects based on own strengths or preferences, participate in designing new projects, while being supported to work on personal project ideally related to youth work and the work of Mládež ulice. A similar project has taken place in the organization Ulita: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuGaCad9QYc&t=14s

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Bratislavské dobrovoľnícke centrum (as hosting and coordinating organization) will provide an adequate place to live - a room furnished with basic equipment in a shared flat or house together with other ESC volunteers. BDC is responsible and provides a volunteer with pocket money, covering food, local transport costs and travel arrangements to and from Bratislava, according to the standard of living in the hosting country.

Training during the activity

BDC will take care of the Orientation training upon arrival and provides additional trainings to improve soft skills such as time management, project management, financial literacy, etc. on a regular basis, and every 3 months organizes a mandatory supervision meeting so a participant can reflect upon own experience. Mládež ulice provides introductory training directly related to the skills necessary to do a particular job. Further, a volunteer is obliged to attend On-arrival and Mid-term training organized by the National Agency and at the end of the project gains the Youthpass certificate.

Participant profile

In this project, we are looking for someone who likes to work with children and youth. A volunteer has to be flexible (to handle activities in accordance to the actual circumstances in the center), responsible and creative (eager to support personal and professional growth of clients), communicative and empathetic (able to talk to strangers), and thinking out of the box to be prepared for unexpected experiences. Participants must be at least 20 years old. Training in humanitarian discipline is an advantage, but not a must. Activities take place in the afternoon and include streetwork.

Activity dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 24/10/2022 to 24/10/2023

Activity location

Bratislava Slovakia

Looking for participants from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Romania

Activity topics

Social challenges

Education and training

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 02/10/2022