Volunteering project in Jönköping Municipality

Volunteering project in Jönköping Municipality

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 – an area with almost 150.000 inhabitants. 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 6 volunteers for 12 months, starting 1st September 2023. The volunteers will be a part of everyday youth work of three youth centres: 2 volunteers will contribute to the work of Birka youth center, 2 volunteers will be working in Forum youth center, and 2 volunteers will be at Brunnen meeting point.

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. Each volunteer will have a room on their own. Volunteers will also receive money for food and pocket money. To apply, please use the European Youth Portal system. In your application, please mention which youth center (Forum, Birka, Brunnen) fits your interest and background more, and how you can contribute to its activities. we do not accept applications through e-mail. Read more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Ueg-p_4GdOuggoJ5scP8BQ890BAkWBC/view .

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 training organized by MUCF. When you apply via this system, start your motivation statement by writing 'Hejsan, mitt namn är...'.

Participant profile

*Interested in working as a volunteer with children and young people, as well as target groups of Birka, Forum and/or Brunnen. *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 respectful towards differences in backgrounds and abilities. *Willing to engage in learning opportunities offered during the volunteering period. *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 01/09/2023 to 31/08/2024

Activity location

Jönköping Sweden

Looking for participants from

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Morocco, Moldova (Republic of), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Türkiye, Ukraine, Kosovo * UN resolution, Greenland

Activity topics

Social challenges

Citizenship and democratic participation

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 23/04/2023