CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Challenge Yourself in Rybnik – volunteering ESC project in Silesia

CHALLENGE YOURSELF IN RYBNIK is a common project of Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego, Industrialne Centrum Kultury and Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury. We are looking for 2 volunteers coming from the EU countries. The project will take place in Rybnik, Poland.

Applications (CV in English and Application Form_Rybnik) shall be sent to Aleksandra Skrabel, project coordinator, at aleksandra.skrabel@frsp.eu. Email subject: “Challenge Yourself in Rybnik”.

Before applying for this ESC postion, you are obligated to enroll on the European Solidarity Corps Platform and send us in the email your PASS number.

We are waiting for your application till September 22!

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

By impelenting the project, we want to:

  • contribute to overcoming language barriers among the inhabitants of Rybnik and its surroundings
  • contribute to increasing the openness of the inhabitants of Rybnik to new, foreign and unknown ones
  • show that the EU funds will also reach local communities and not only large agglomerations
  • provide an opportunity to meet and talk to representatives of other countries and cultures of our local community
  • strengthen intercultural communication skills
  • increase local participation in community and civic life, develop a sense of initiative
  • create interesting offers of activities for the local community
VOLUNTEER PROFILE

– the real motivation for the experience
– willingness to live and work in Rybnik
– interest in working with children and youth but also with seniors
– high interest in culture
– willingness to teach and learn foreign languages
– willingness to learn about Polish culture and traditions, but also readiness to share their culture
– high level of interpersonal communication, activities within the project focus on working with people
– initiative and creativity
– previous experience in various cultural and social activities will be welcome but not obligatory

A FEW WORDS ABOUT RYBNIK

Rybnik is a city in southwestern Poland, in the Silesian Voivodeship. Rybnik grew as an important centre of coal mining and the seat of the surrounding county in the 19th century. Under Poland’s communist rule from 1945-1989 the city was projected to grow as a main mining centre of southern Poland. The Rybnik area with its large coal mines and power plants is an important economic region of Poland, and a notable center of music, home of the Szafrankowie Brothers State School of Music as well as a Philharmonic Orchestra.

PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS
  • 120 euro/ month of pocket money
  • 100 euro/month of food money
  • living in a single room in a fully furnished shared flat in Rybnik (close to the hosting organisation, kitchen, bathroom, 3 rooms)
  • monthly public transport ticket
  • travel expenses from home to the hosting country (360 euro – Georgia; 275 euro – Italy and Spain)
  • local mentor
  • insurance (EHIC and CIGNA)
  • Polish language course
1. VOLUNTEERING AT MŁODZIEŻOWY DOM KULTURY

Hosting Organisation: Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury (Youth Center)
Dates: 14/10/2019 – 10/07/2020 (9 months)
Vacancies: 1 volunteer

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

  • Artistic activities for children and youth at the MDK (e.g. music/creative/imagination/manual dexterity workshops, art/graphics/ceramics/ dance/history of art/film classes or film discussion club for youth)
  • Organising events and workshops e.g. teatre/dance workshops, taking part in some trips with children and art contests in Rybnik, other cities in Poland and abroad
  • Promotional activities of the European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus Plus programmes (running presentations and workshops for youth)
  • Organisation of ICK’s events e.g. Christmas Party, Easter Party, other cultural and international events
  • Halo Rybnik activities (volunteering at events orgnised by the city, photographing events, international days/events, tour guides and toursists’ service)
  • Helping the organisation with some office duties (e.g. writing emails in English, preparation of graphics or posters)

 

2. VOLUNTEERING AT INDUSTRIALNE CENTRUM KULTURY

Hosting Organisation: Industrialne Centrum Kultury
Dates: 14/10/2019 – 10/07/2020 (9 months)
Vacancies: 1 volunteer (EU country)

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

  • Teachining languages (native) to the local inhibitants
  • Organising cultural events, e.g. Industrial Culture Day, Industriages
  • Organising events and workshops e.g. international evenings, cooking workshops etc.
  • Promotional activities of the European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus Plus programmes (running presentations and workshops for youth)
  • Halo Rybnik activities (volunteering at events orgnised by the city, photographing events, international days/events, tour guides and toursists’ service)
  • Conducting classes and workshops in schools about the Ignacy Mine
  • Helping the organisation with some office duties (e.g. writing emails in English, preparation of graphics or posters)