DiME Executive Committee 2020/21
Diversity in Medical Education (DiME)
Voluntary Service International
Requirements:VSI membership; Stable internet connection; Knowledge of the usual office software; Good spoken/written English
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!
Description: SEEDS project coordinators will be creating opportunities for you 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 participants can share their love for (and learn more 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 camp 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
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
This is a learning/sharing project, so they encourage everyone to share their knowledge and ideas and participate actively in this learning process.
Time Commitment: 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.
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.
You 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 - you can read more about membership here, complete the membership form, and pay the membership fee on this link (€20 for unwaged individuals, €40 for waged individuals).
You'll need a laptop, camera and microphone and good internet connection for the project.
Participants must attend at least 80% of the activities and complete the assignments in order to receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the project.
You'll need to send a motivation letter (just a short paragraph) to email@example.com stating why you are interested in joining the project.
Finally, you'll need to fill out the application form below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSda5s5tgH1EWNZauxjJE6fUQXzMmDVE_1-gUrOSewDFkgI4og/viewform
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 27 April to 06 May 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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