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SCI Switzerland Online Project: The Creative Workshop!

Arts/Culture/Media

SCI Switzerland Online Project: The Creative Workshop!

Voluntary Service International

International

At a Glance

  • Start Date:09/08/2021
  • End Date:21/08/2021
  • Closing date:06/08/2021
  • Post Updated:30/04/2021
  • Min Hours:Several hours a day for two weeks
  • Role Type:Once-off /Ad hoc work

Requirements:VSI membership; Stable internet connection; a laptop, camera and microphone

Description

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 70 countries worldwide.

This virtual environmental project organised by the VSI partner organisation SCI Switzerland!

Description: The "Creative Workshop" (Atelier "Kreativwerkstatt"), is open to young artists, teachers, children, and young people. It offers participants various opportunities to develop their creative skills. The " Creative Workshop " operates in a project-oriented way and involves the participants in planning and implementing events and activities.

Type of Work: For a fortnight, young people from Switzerland - with and without a migration background - and up to twenty 18- to 30-year-olds will work together via ZOOM all from different countries on intercultural textual images, which will then accessible to a wide audience during a local exhibition in Switzerland. Together, the participants will create small-format wedge frames and will write their own short texts, poems, word collages, and more. Participants can use whatever materials and tools they have available, including brushes, pens, pencils, etc. 

Study Theme: During workshop discussions participants will deal with political, social and artistic questions. In the process, differences between cultures, but also commonalities, will be discussed. The different cultures present during the workshop will be made visible and tangible for the local population with the picture exhibition. This promotes mutual acceptance and tolerance. 

Time Commitment:  There will be a zoom-session every day from approx 2.00 - 3.00pm GMT but these times for the online sessions will be finalised closer to the start of the project.

Language: The group will speak English. 

Availability: Please note that there is limited availability for online projects, so we allocate these places on a first come, first served basis. 

Requirements: 

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 here, complete the membership form and pay your membership on this link (€20 for unwaged individuals, €40 for waged individuals). 

You'll need a laptop (smartphones or tablets won't work) and a good internet connection that works with video calls for the project.

You'll need to send a motivation letter (just a short paragraph) to ivp@vsi.ie stating why you are interested in joining the project as well as confirming your availability to participate throughout the whole 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:

Participants will be involved in discussions and have opportunities to develop their creative skills. 

The " Creative Workshop " operates in a project-oriented way and involves the participants in planning and implementing events and activities.

Skills required for this role:

Language: English; conversational skills are required.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Project dates: 09 August - 21 August 2021 Please note: There will be a zoom-session every day from approx 2.00 - 3.00pm GMT but these times for the online sessions will be finalised closer to the start of the project.

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! See here: https://www.vsi.ie/about/membership.html 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 ivp@vsi.ie stating your interest as well as confirming your availability during the project. Application form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSda5s5tgH1EWNZauxjJE6fUQXzMmDVE_1-gUrOSewDFkgI4og/viewform

Contact

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

Website: www.vsi.ie

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