November 4-11, 2012
Call for participants
Volunteer-pedia. Everything you want to know about volunteering and (international) youth work, and everything you can do about volunteer work.
100 volumes of Brockhaus, or Encyclopedia Britannica? Lots of knowledge collected on hundreds of pages, condenced wisdom of humanity? Nicely smelling book dust?
As exsiting it may sound – our project is not about it.
It is about volunteering, passion, fun, and learning. And it is about making our on encyclopedia on volunteering – a volunteer-pedia, with ‘pictures’ of how volunteering looks like in SCI now. With space for all the things we have in it – fun, passion, doing something useful, our values and believes, talks at the campfire till the sunrise…
The aim is to learn, discuss and share about volunteering as practical tool for active citizenship on different levels, from local to international, and develop ideas how to make voluntary service more efficient, motivating young people to active citizenship and concrete deeds.
The program will consist of parallel blocks or workshops, partly big open space. Participants would be welcome to propose topics and run some workshops themselves.
As volunteer-pedia in internet age, the sessions and outcomes will have online presentation, maybe with possibility for people to comment in real time (and have distant participants).
Participants profile: active volunteers, board members and staff of SCI organizations and partners, interested in the topics of the seminar, willing to learn more about international volunteering, discuss and share experiences of volunteer work from different countries and organizations, brainstorm together how to improve (international) volunteer work and develop ideas for joint activities.
There is no age limit. Working language is English.
All costs concerning meals and accommodation as well as the program and materials will be fully covered for the whole duration of the training. Travel costs will be reimbursed 70%, given that participants used cheapest way of travel as well as consider environmental impact of the trip. The participation fee for CIS and SEE participants is 20 Euros, for ‘new’ EU countries (Hungary, Romania etc.) is 30 Euro, and for ‘old’ EU countries – 40 Euro.
Following partners have signed partnership agreements for the project and are eligible to participate: SCI Italy, SCI Germany, Utilapu, AVI Moldova, IAL, IVS-GB, SCI Romania, KVT Finland. Participation of representatives of other European SCI organization is possible upon approval of Youth in Action Programme Executive Agency. Unfortunately, due to funding limits the project is only open to European branches and partners of SCI.
- Deadline for applications is September 15th, 2012. However, applications will be considered on first served basis (who applies earlier, will be approved earlier)
- Application form can be found here, or obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
- A completed application form with any other relevant information shall be sent by email to:email@example.com
- All candidates will be informed by email about the decision
- For any questions do not hesitate to contact the us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to welcome you in Ukraine!