Long term ESC volunteering project in the United Kingdom!

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom

Name of project: Solidarity

Hosting Organization – Tools For Solidarity

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period: 01.09.2019-01.09.2020 (1 year)

Deadline: 02 April 2019

How to apply? each candidate must send a CV, a motivation letter explaining why they want to volunteer with us ( this should not be a general letter saying why they want to do ESC) and completed questionnaire TO: tools.belfast@myphone.coop CC: evs@csyo-az.org

All costs are covered by ESC (European Solidarity Corps).

No participation fee!

Language: English

Purpose of the project and organization: Tools for Solidarity (TFS) is a charitable organization, based in Belfast, which supports artisans and communities in some of the poorest countries in the world by providing high quality refurbished hand tools and sewing machines.  TFS has few waged staff and relies on the commitment of people who are involved and wish to become involved in our work.

Working hours: The work at TFS is very demanding.  There is much more work than we are able to do.  Volunteers work 32.5 hours per week including breaks.  Note that the workshop is cold during the winter.

Volunteer profile: TFS only works well if the volunteers are happy and committed to be there.  Please only apply if you are willing to give 100%. Otherwise, you could have a negative effect on the organization. Volunteers will be required to

  • take on responsibility – answer phones and take the initiative
  • be able to work as part of a team
  • be a good listener and be able to communicate with others
  • work with supported volunteers
  • be able to do physical and repetitive work, e.g. check sewing machines, other tools
  • lift heavy objects e.g. sewing machine
  • assist with the management of the organization
  • work to agreed times – timekeeping is very important

For more information please check these documents