We are currently looking for volunteers for an EVS project in Sweden. This project will enable two young persons from Kyrgyzstan to go to Malmö, Sweden, for a one year period and work with the two Swedish NGOs Centralasiengrupperna and Tamam. The placement will start in August/September 2014.
EVS (European Voluntary Service) provides young people with the unique chance to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in a foreign country within or outside the EU. In this way, it seeks to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people, thus contributing to reinforcing social cohesion in the European Union and to promoting young people’s active citizenship. All expenses related to the volunteer service is financed by the EU. More information about EVS can be found at: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/youth/programme/action2_en.php
During the placement in Sweden the two volunteers will work approximately 70 % in the NGO Centralasiengrupperna and 30 % in the NGO Tamam.
In Centralasiengrupperna (www.centralasien.org) the volunteers will:
— Take part in our regular trainings, study circles, language cafés, educational seminars and workshops in Malmö. — Contribute with developing the long-term collaboration between Centralasiengrupperna and local partners in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia.
— Assist with bigger projects and events of Centralasiengrupperna in Sweden, for example conferences, exchange programs, campaigns and our annual meeting.
— Develop personal initiatives and projects within the organizational framework of Centralasiengrupperna.
— Support the Centralasiengrupperna main office with various administrational tasks such as writing project applications.
In Tamam (www.tamam.se) the volunteers will:
— Be involved in local anti-rasist campaigns and projects in the southern parts of Sweden.
— Take part in in different Tamam groups in Lund/Malmö, southern Sweden, targeting immigrant youth and children. For example; homework support, study visits, camps/excursions and other activities.
— Functioning as contact persons for youth speaking Kyrgyz, Uzbek or Russian languages.
The possiblity to learn the Swedish language will be provided during the service period. To be eligible for applying you should:
- Be 20-30 years old.
- Speak English fluently.
- Have experience of working with grass root organizations within the field of Human Rights, Democracy, Gender and/or Youth issues.
- You should feel comfortable living abroad for a year.
The deadline for sending in the application is 16th of June. Please attach your CV and a personal letter, describing why you are interested in participating within this project (in English), and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
We are looking forward to hear from you! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.