Volunteering project in Rybnik (Silesia, Poland)

CHALLENGE YOURSELF IN RYBNIK 2.0 is a common project of Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego, Industrialne Centrum Kultury and Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury.

We are looking for one volunteer coming from the EU countries or partner countries of the EU. The project will take place in Rybnik – a city located in the south of Poland (Silesia region).

Applications – CV in English and APPLICATION FORM_Rybnik_ESC – shall be sent to Magdalena Franke, project coordinator.

e-mail adres: magdalena.franke@frsp.eu

e-mail title: “Challenge Yourself in Rybnik 2.0”

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

deadline: 

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
We are looking for VOLUNTEER AT MDK – MŁODZIEŻOWY DOM KULTURY W RYBNIKU

Hosting Organisation: Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury w Rybniku

Supporting Organisation: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego

Preferable start of activity:  October 2022 

Total duration: 245 + 2 travel days (around 8 mounths)

Vacancies: 1 volounteer

PROJECT ACTIVITIES at Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury (Youth Center)
  •  Participation in activities for children, usually in the afternoon, after their school
  • Cooperation with teachers of singing, dancing, drawing, playing instruments classes
  • participation in theater classes
  • Assistance in the daily work of the youth center
  • 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 organised by the city, photographing events, international days/events, tour guides and toursists’ service)
  • Conducting classes and workshops in schools about the country of origin

We are looking for VOLUNTEER AT ZABYTKOWA KOPALNIA IGNACY W RYBNIKU

Hosting Organisation: Zabytkowa Kopalnia IGNACY w Rybniku

Supporting Organisation: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego

Preferable start of activity: End of August 2022 / September 2022 or October 2022

Total duration: 245 + 2 travel days (around 8 months)

Vacancies: 2 volunteers

PROJECT ACTIVITIES at Zabytkowa Kopalnia Ignacy

  • Teaching languages (native or English) to the local inhabitants
  • Organising cultural events, e.g. Industrial Culture Day
  • 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)
  • Conducting classes and workshops in schools about the host organization – Zabytkowa Kopalnia Ignacy
  • Helping the organisation with some office duties (e.g. writing emails in English, preparation of graphics or posters)

Moreover, in the continuation of this project, we would like to extend the volunteer’s activities to include
– assistance in promoting institution in social media
– help to develop and run social media channels of the facility
– help with creating computer graphics
– creation of short promotional videos of activities undertaken in the facility via camera or mobile applications
– describe or record their activities under the ESC programe in the form of a blog or a video blog on website

VOLUNTEER PROFILE

– the real motivation for the experience
– age between 18-30 y.o.
– 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

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 (close to the hosting organisation, kitchen, bathroom, 3 rooms)
  • monthly public transport ticket
  • travel expenses from home to the hosting country (travel grant depending on the distance between countries)
  • local mentor
  • insurance (EHIC and CIGNA)
  • Polish language course
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. It is also the center of the region’s cultural life, the seat of many music festivals and more, the theater of the Rybnik region is also well known.

Still undecided?
See testimonials from volunteers who have already participated by clicking on the image below, or visit the blog of our FRSP volunteers and read their articles:  https://voloinfrsp.wordpress.com/blog/

 

Here is the testimony from previous volunteer 🙂 

Challenge Yourself in Rybnik 2.0 – project summary