EVS w Chorwacji: „Embrace the Challenge – Make a Change”

„Embrace the Challenge – Make a Change” to wspólna propozycja chorwackiej organizacji Outward Bound Croatia we współpracy z Fundacją Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego.

Zgłoszenia zawierające CV oraz list motywacyjny w języku angielskim prosimy przesyłać na adres Tytuł wiadomości: „Embrace the Challenge – Make a Change”

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 20/11/2018

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Organizacja przyjmująca:  Outward Bound Croatia
Miejsce: Zagrzeb, Chorwacja
Czas trwania: 15/01/2019 – 15/11/2019

Outward Bound Croatia is a member of the Outward Bound International network– a leading organization
providing outdoor experiential learning programs. The main field of activity is organization and implementation of
innovative outdoor programs for school children and youth and youth with fewer opportunities.

Programs include courses in nature, teaching various technical skills and sports, learning how to overcome physical and mental challenges and result in building self- esteem and discovering one’s own full capacities, which can later be transferred to everyday life.

Special attention is also given to social and environmental responsibility and the impact of one’s actions on the group
and society as a whole. Our values: compassion, integrity, courage, trust and cooperation. Learning through
experience, challenge and adventure in a supportive environment are the principles we use to design and
deliver programs with targeted outcomes like character development, leadership and service.


The aim of the project is to help young people work on their personal development, enhance employability and improve career prospects, empower and motivate them to become active members of their communies.

The volunteers will be directly involved in the everyday work of OBC, in the office in Zagreb and help out on outdoor programs and programs for youth in the OB educational center in Veliki Žitnik, a small village in the rural region of Lika. The volunteers will be part of the organizing team for activities for youth in OBC, during which they will acquire teamwork skills, organizational and leadership skills. They will have the opportunity to observe and gain insight into group facilitation skills and non-formal education methods.
They will also be encouraged to plan, organize and implement their own project ideas, and thus improve their presentation skills, self-confidence, creativity, sense of initiative and self- expression.

Volunteers will develop and improve a range of skills and competences during their volunteering experience – digital competences and media skills, social and civic competences, cultural awareness and creative expression, communication in foreign languages, intercultural and social skills. Living and working in an intercultural
environment will equip them with intercultural skills and understanding for diversity and tolerance.

Volunteers will be working in the organisation’s office in Zagreb on organisational, administrative, promotional and design-tasks. They will also be working in the field with youth which takes place in and around the OBC educational center in Veliki Žitnik. Ratio of office work and field work is approximately 60:40.

Plan of volunteer work and activities will be structured and working hours set in advance. Team-meetings with the volunteers will be held on a regular basis.

The schedule will be from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with one-hour lunch break.

During the programs for children and youth, trainings and international events, tasks and schedule will be set according to the needs of the program and the volunteers’ interests.


Volunteers will be accommodated in Zagreb in an apartment provided with all the facilities to support the volunteers’ needs. The apartment is at 20 minutes walking distance to the office. Each volunteer will have their own room.

Zagreb, the capital and biggest city in Croatia, is settled between the Medvednica mountain and nature park and the river Sava. Zagreb offers a lot of cultural, sports and other leisure activities and opportunities, depending on one’s interests and needs.

During the OBC programs that mostly take place in our educational centre in Veliki Zitnik, near the town of Gospic, in the rural part of Croatia, two hours of drive by car from Zagreb, volunteers will be accommodated in the educational centre, actively involved in the program, which sometimes also includes outdoor activities and sleeping outside. Transfer and food during program in educational programs are provided by OBC.

TRAVEL COSTS – Real travel costs will be refunded to the volunteers at the end of the volunteering period up to 275 euros for participants from Poland.

ALLOWANCE MONEY – You will get 150 Euros per month each first Monday of the month.

FOOD – Together with the allowance money you will get 110 Euros per month for food. When working in the field, food is organised by OBC. 

HEALTHCARE SYSTEM INFORMATION – EVS Volunteers are covered by an insurance plan specially designed to protect participants in the European Voluntary Service (EVS) during their period of voluntary activity. Cover is offered free of charge to EVS Volunteers. All the volunteers get insurance by Cigna, which is a global health service company. The system works in a way that if something happens, you first pay for your visit in hospital and any pills if necessary, you keep all the receipts, scan them and submit your claim from your profile at Cigna website, which you will have to create at the start of your project. They will then review your claim and reimburse you the costs you paid 100%.

VOLUNTEERS PROFILE – Motivated to actively participate in all the activities during the whole project duration, interested to learn and develop their skills, open towards new experiences. Interested to work both in an office environment as well as with youth.