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Do you want to learn more about local and international youth work? This might be your chance! As part of the team of Lidice House and ServiceBureau Bremen, you can learn more about trainings for young people and youth workers, funding opportunities and counselling for youngsters who want to go abroad!

Dates: October 2020 – September 2021

Location: Bremen, Germany

About the background of the project

As part of the project “ARTS – Achieve Recognition Through Social Media”, NaturKultur e.V. invites 5 young people to volunteer at 5 different institutions in Bremen. In Bremen there are a great many inspirational NGOs that do amazing work for the local community. Unfortunately, these acts of solidarity are not always recognised to the degree that they perhaps deserve by the wider population, due to lack of social media presence. This project hopes to set about solving this problem by introducing young passionate volunteers into the teams of these NGOs so they can help build up their social media pages and get more recognition, and not only that, but also inspire more people to act in solidarity. Furthermore, the volunteers join the day-to-day work of the organisations, providing help for their activities and learning along the way.

The European Solidarity Corps finances this project and wants to bring people from different backgrounds together to form a society based on mutual acceptance, solidarity and cohesion.

ServiceBureau Jugendinformation/Jugendbildungsstätte LidiceHaus will host 1 volunteer.

About the hosting organization

ServiceBureau Jugendinformation and LidiceHaus are part of a larger organisation named “Jugendbildungsstätte LidiceHaus gGmbH” in Bremen/Germany. The educational team of the organisation is currently made up of 22 youth workers, coming from a variety of fields such as social work, anthropology, peace and conflict studies and journalism.

The youth educational centre “LidiceHaus” (www.lidicehaus.de) is located in the recreational area “Stadtwerder”: surrounded by green, sports fields and the lake ,,Werdersee’’ and yet only 2km away from downtown.

“ServiceBureau Jugendinformation” (www.servicebureau.de) is hosted at a downtown location. This office will be the main anchor point for our volunteer. Its fields of work are international youth work, (digital) media literacy and youth information. We function as the regional “Eurodesk” office, offering mobility counselling for young people and youth workers.

The organisation works towards creating a solidary and equitable society. It encourages young people to trust the effectiveness of their own actions and to make their voice heard in democratic processes.

Your tasks as a volunteer would include…

  • Helping out with the publicity – supporting during events and taking care of Instagram, facebook and YouTube presence, leaflets and booklets
  • Supporting the editorial board of Bremen’s main information website for young people (jugendinfo.de)
  • Helping the facilitators of events, trainings and workshops on a variety of topics before, during and after the events
  • Supporting the counselling of young people about options to go abroad or become active in Bremen
  • Supporting the planning and implementation of an international youth circus exchange that will take place in the summer of 2021 – this includes communicating with partner organisations abroad, planning the programme, the logistics, preparing materials etc.
  • Supporting other international youth work events throughout the year, such as Erasmus+ exchanges for multipliers
  • Coming up with your own ideas for small projects and activities within the organisation

You do not need to have prior experience in social media and/or NGO or youth work, as you will learn as you go along. In the first weeks of your voluntary service, you will receive basic training in social media management through NaturKultur e.V., and you will always work alongside employees of the ServiceBureau and the youth educational centre.

Logistics

NaturKultur e.V will be the coordinating organisation in charge of all logistical matter.

You will be accommodated in a flat in Bremen with max. 4 other ESC volunteers. You will have your private room.

Bremen is a city in North-West Germany (around 500.000 inhabitants), not far from Hamburg and the North Sea coast. Bremen is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with a lot of young people and both a historical centre and newer areas of towns.

As an ESC volunteer, you will receive health insurance, monthly pocket money for food and other expenses (246€ + 150€). Travel costs will be reimbursed depending on the travel distance (normally between 180-360€).

You will be supported by a Coordinator and a Mentor to help you get settled in your work place and the city of Bremen. You will also receive German language lessons of 2 hours per week.

As an ESC volunteer, you will also take part in the On-Arrival and Midterm Trainings, organised for all volunteers in Germany (free of charge for you).

You can apply, if you…

  • … are a resident of an EU / European country
  • … between 18-30 years old (on the day you start your ESC)
  • … can communicate in English and/or German OR are very motivated to learn either of these languages throughout your ESC
  • … are interested in youth work, media and project management – previous experience is not needed, but motivation is key!
  • … love to be creative and are passionate about making a positive change in society
  • … are an open-minded person, motivated to work in a team and with people from different religious, cultural and social backgrounds

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Irma: [email protected]

To apply, simply fill out the form below. The more information you give, the easier it will be for us to learn more about you.

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