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At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/07/2019
  • End Date:15/07/2019
  • Closing date:24/06/2019
  • Post Updated:11/04/2019
  • Min Hours:10+ hr/ week
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Ability to perform manual labour for long hours and use logical thinking when setting up areas

Description

Voluntary Service International (VSI)& is the Irish branch of Service Civil International, a worldwide peace movement that began in 1920. We work to promote peace, social justice, sustainable development and intercultural understanding. We do this through volunteering activities internationally and in Ireland. VSI is a registered charity in Ireland (Charity Number: CHY 9220).

Description: JAZAS youth of Pozarevac was founded in 1997. It promotes volunteerism and youth participation, youth health and safety and society development. JAZAS organizes workcamps since 2014. The town of Pozarevac has been a local partner who has organized Equestrian event in Ljubicevo for many years now and has experience with volunteers on that event. This workcamp is being organized in partnership with Red Cross of Pozarevac and Touristic organization Pozarevac.

Type of Work: Constructing and painting benches, tables, requisites for climbing for kids, playgrounds made of old tires etc. Volunteers will be making requisites children from the kindergarten will use to play, and decorate the yard of the kindergarten. The work will be strictly using hand tools, and only the qualified persons will work on machines. Planting the trees and setting up a playground.

Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in the rooms of a local football team, where bunk beds will be set up. Volunteers will be in charge for preparing their meals with the ingredients provided by the host. Sometimes they will share meals with the locals.

Approximate Location: The town of Pozarevac is an important administrative, economic and cultural centre of Serbia. It is located 80 km south east of Belgrade, between three rivers: Danube, Great Morava and Mlava, just beneath the hill Cacalica. Pozarevac is the centre of Branicevo region. During free time, volunteers will get to know local area, field trips will be organized (local monasteries, monument park Cacalica, Stable Ljubicevo and hippodrome, visit to the ethno park Tuluba, archaeological park Viminacium, Milena Pavlovic Barili’s art gallery), playing social games, learning old Serbian games, sports acti

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
This is a two week volunteer commitment in Serbia.

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Mateja Jakšić

Address: Voluntary Service International, 30 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1

Website: www.vsi.ie

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