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Voluntary Service International
Requirements:VSI membership; Stable internet connection; a laptop, camera and microphone
Voluntary Service International is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement started in 1920 in the aftermath of the First World War. Voluntary Service International was founded in 1965 after several projects in the late '50s. Since then VSI has undertaken a wide variety of voluntary and community work throughout Ireland and has sent volunteers to many projects in over 60 countries worldwide.
This virtual environmental project organised by the VSI partner organisation SEEDS in Iceland! SEEDS project coordinators will be creating opportunities for volunteers to focus on different current environmental and sustainability issues through a selection of workshops and activities online. One of the aims is to help create more environmentally aware consumers & travellers. During this project volunteers will learn about global & local environmental topics such as: climate change, waste management, sustainable solutions & other environmental topics. The topics explored in the sessions are decided based on the interests and experiences of the participants and project leaders. There will be two to three different sessions each day.
The sessions they offer can include:
- everyday eco-friendly habits
- plant-based and vegetarian cooking & baking classes
- eco-friendly cleaning products
- DIY selfcare products
- conscious consumerism
- repurposing old items
- introduction to Iceland and environmental issues in Iceland
- environmental impact of tourism and slow-travel tips
- environmental impact of fast fashion and upcycling tips
- climate science and engaging with climate deniers
- permaculture and urban agriculture
- fun environmental quiz
- interesting environmental documentaries
Time Commitment: There will be maximum of three hours of gathering together on Zoom every day of the project (except one ‘Zoom free’ weekend day) and one small daily challenge that you can complete in your own time. The times for the zoom sessions will be finalised closer to the start of the project and will be agreed between participants to accommodate all participants’ time zones. In this case, it is recommended to be time flexible if joining the project.
English: Conversational skills are required.
Availability: Please note that there is limited availability for online projects, so we allocate these places on a first come, first served basis. For this project, 2 volunteers are needed.
Is training provided?: Yes
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
Volunteers must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the required assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the project.
This is a learning/sharing project, so the project organisers encourage everyone to share their knowledge and ideas and participate actively in this learning process.
Skills required for this role:
Language: English; conversational skills are required.
Details of time commitment needed for role:
Project dates: everyday from 16 to 25 March 2021 There will be maximum of three hours of zoom every day of the project (except one ‘zoom free’ weekend day) and one small daily challenge that you can complete in your own time. The times for the zoom sessions will be finalised closer to the start of the project and will be agreed between participants to accommodate all participants’ time zones.
Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week
Additional screening required for this role:
Interested applicants need to be a member of VSI to participate in this project. If you’re not yet a member, it’s easy to sign up! Applicants will need to fill out a short application form and will also need to send VSI a motivation letter (just a short paragraph) to stating your interest as well as confirming your availability during the project.
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Mateja Jakšić
Address: Voluntary Service International, 20 Dominick Street Lower, Dublin 1
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