• Slovenia Erasmus Plus

Youth Activity & Project Assistant for Youth and Creative Centres in Ljubljana


Call for an Erasmus Plus Volunteers from the UK!

Erasmus+ Volunteering opportunity in Slovenia for 12-Months.

  • Description

    Call for a volunteer to take part in an 12-month Erasmus+ Volunteering project at the TiPovej! and Mladi Zmaji in Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Zavod Voluntariat are looking for four young volunteers willing to (re)discover their own potential while working on a specific placement. Three volunteers will be working in Zavod Voluntariat’s office (learn more about these placements here) and one volunteer will work with organisation TiPovej! and Mladi Zmaji (see below). All four will work together on a project called “Itchy Feet? Learn about International Volunteering” within which volunteers will develop interactive presentations on international volunteering through lens of global education.

    About Zavot Voluntariat, Mladi Zmaji and TiPovej!

    Zavod Voluntariat, a branch of the worldwide international organisation and peace movement Service Civil International (SCI), is a non-profit and non-governmental organization. Established in 1991, their aim is to promote social justice, sustainable development, international understanding and solidarity through voluntary service. As a leading Slovenian organisation in the area of the international volunteering, the team want to promote an Erasmus+ Volunteering project called “Itchy Feet? Learn About International Volunteering”. Mostly the project will involve the implementation of a series of promotional activities and opportunities in the field of international volunteering and non-formal learning, with an emphasis on opportunities for youth participation in Erasmus+ programmes. To strengthen their reach, they will also carry out promotional activities with a focus on smaller towns and rural areas in Slovenia.

     Javni Zavod Mladi Zmaji is a network of innovative district youth centres and playgrounds that the city of Ljubljana is using to activate young people and give them a chance to change their lives. Youth centres offer all sorts of activities for youth. Programmes include opportunities for non-formal and informal learning and everyday socialising, where visitors can gain new knowledge and skills, meet interesting people, broaden their horizons, get motivation and overcome their own limitations. Youth centres are like a public living room where young people can get information, make friends, gain self- confidence and learn social skills. They are safe places where young people meet supportive adults and also a place where they have the opportunity to take part in organised workshops and events with the support of mentors. Youth workers employed there focus on maintaining a safe, respectful and creative environment. Javni Zavod Mladi Zmaji cooperates with the local community, district schools, centres for social services, youth organisations and NGOs in Ljubljana and Slovenia, universities, volunteers. We have 4 youth centres and a mobile/street unit of youth workers; each one different from the other.

    TiPovej! is an embassy of a creative society. They believe that people who can present their ideas clearly have a greater chance of success. And the greater the number of people who can realize their ideas, the more developed and successful the society. That is why they devise, organize and implement different workshops at schools, NGOs and youth centres for supporting the process of idea development. They bring successful individuals/entrepreneurs and young people together to help youngsters find their own creativity, teach them creative thinking and search for new solutions. TiPovej! is also a member of a newly established Youth network for career development, where they work with other NGOs in Ljubljana to support young people in finding their passions and building the path to achieving their ideal careers.

    Project details:

    Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Duration: 12 months
    Start/Finish: March 2019 – March 2020
    Program: Erasmus+ Volunteering

    The main tasks of the volunteers are the following:

    The volunteer will be in charge of contacts with young people, finding and supporting local youth initiatives, helping young people in the process “from idea to reality”, and working on the project “Green Ljubljana” – creating an incubator of quality of urban life, education, support and implementation of local initiatives and help in transferring the acquired knowledge into partially privileged areas.

    • Help organise and carry out workshops.
    • Organise cultural events in Basement (concert hall and studio).
    • Plan and implement weekend programmes in youth centres.
    • Help with organising some of the traditional Mladi Zmaji events: Plata – soccer against discrimination, ŠiškaOpen, Festival Biti Mlad Je Zakon etc.
    • Talk, socialise and discuss with youngsters (the goal is to practice speaking English language and broadening horizons).
    • Contribute to different project management tasks, including organising study visits and meetings, developing promo material and administrative work.
    • Help manage social media by providing good quality content.

    Training during the project:

    • A warm welcome and orientation day(s) after arriving to Ljubljana.
    • Training on the topic of non-formal education, global education and international volunteering.
    • A challenging and fulfilling placement.
    • Lots of opportunities to join our activities and meet new people.
    • Slovene language course.
    • A mentor who will give you all the needed personal support.

    As an Erasmus+ volunteer you will also develop your own personal project. If you already have an idea on what this project could be, please let us know in the motivation letter. Keep in mind this is not a requirement, but it can be an added value to your application.

    Working hours and days:

    The volunteer will cooperate with the organisations Mladi Zmaji and TiPovej!, typically 4 days per week at Mladi Zmaji and 1 day per week at TiPovej! These two organisations carry out several youth projects together, but also have separate activities. Most of the volunteer’s work will be completed at Mladi Zmaji youth centres in Ljubljana and the rest in the TiPovej! office.

    Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

    You will have paid accommodation in a shared house with your own room. Travel expenses (flights etc. to join the project) are covered up to 290€ (it depends where are you coming from). You have also be covered by insurance and get a budget for food and pocket money. All stay and travel expenses are covered by the Erasmus+ program.

    Volunteer requirements:

    • Aged between 18 and 30 years old.
    • Currently residing in the United Kingdom.
    • Must have not already taken part in a long-term EVS/Erasmus+ volunteering project before.
    • Motivation to work with young people.
    • Educational and social skills.
    • Be able to work with different targets.
    • Good knowledge of English.
    • Good communication.
    • Proactive attitude to be able to approach and motivate young people, and create activities and projects of your own.
    • Teamwork.
    • Open-mindedness.
    • Enthusiasm about learning new skills in different fields of NGO.
    • Adaptability both to a wide range of tasks and to a busy working environment.

    How to apply:

    If you are interested in applying for this Erasmus+ vacancy, please send your CV and motivation letter to europe@ivsgb.org. Alternatively, get in touch with us using the form below, or call 0131 243 2745.