Youth Work & Sport PR, Partnership and Project Development at the Klitschko Foundation – Kiev | Erasmus+ Funded 12-Month Placement


Call for volunteers from the UK!

This EU-funded placement is located in Ukraine and is with the Klitschko Foundation. This is fully-funded by the EU Commission for 18-25 year olds.

  • Description

    Call for volunteers to take part in a 12-month Erasmus+ Volunteering project at the The Klitschko Foundation in Kiev, Ukraine

    Klitschko Foundation Volunteering

    The Klitschko Foundation is a nationwide charitable organisation established in 2003. Since then, they have been successfully implementing projects in the field of sports, education and science. Klitschko Foundation’s mission is to create an environment that supports Ukrainian young people and provides them with opportunities for development. The motto of the Foundation is “Fight for your dreams” and they believe that everything is possible. In pursuit of this, they design and introduce social projects, locate additional finances for them and develop cooperative partnerships. Their goal is to increase the number of Ukrainian young people who choose to pursue self-development and a healthy lifestyle. To achieve this, they work in three main areas:

    1. To support sports events and projects that encourage a healthy lifestyle
    2. To promote learning opportunities for young people
    3. To conduct international scientific conferences to develop a scientific community and promote breakthrough ideas

    Project details:

    Location: Kiev, Ukraine
    Duration: 12 months
    Starting in: ASAP (to July 2019: exact date negotiable)
    Program: Erasmus+ Volunteering

    The main tasks of the volunteers are the following: 

    • Prepare the full-range of the project planning activities
    • Cooperate with sponsors and partners
    • Meet with business partners
    • Establish public relations and new partnerships
    • Develop SMM strategy of the projects
    • Provide work with participants
    • Help with fundraising initiatives
    • Contact with new potential participants for the foundation’s projects
    • Report on the realisation of the project

    The video below shows how life has changed for previous interns of the Klitschko Foundation:

    Training during the project:

    Volunteers will receive Ukrainian classes and on-the-job training and support.

    Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

    This will be a EU-funded project so accommodation, food and travel costs are fully-funded by the EU Commission for UK residents.

    This project is based in Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev. The volunteer’s accommodation is provided within one of the sports schools in Kiev, which has residential facilities for its students. The volunteer will have a private single room and share other living environments with the residents. Food and transport money will be provided.

    Volunteer requirements:

    This project is only open to UK residents aged between 18 and 25. The ideal volunteer will show empathy, motivation and interest in youth work and sport. We are looking for a volunteer wanting to make a difference in the world, who is up for standing out from the crowd and accompanying others in doing the same. Preferably, we are looking for someone with some previous volunteering experience, locally or internationally, and a degree awareness of what volunteering means and how organisations can benefit from volunteer involvement.

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    This project is open to all UK-based volunteers, especially those who experience a degree of:

    • geographical obstacles: e.g. from remote or rural areas
    • cultural differences: immigrants, refugees or descendants from immigrant/refugee families; belonging to an ethnic minority
    • economic obstacles: low income, unemployment or poverty

    IVS will be the Sending Organisation for UK volunteers. Read our FAQs for more information.

    How to apply:

    Please send your CV and motivation letter to highlighting why you want to be a volunteer and why this specific project.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with us using the form below!

    There is currently no deadline for this project however, applications should be submitted ASAP.