Long term volunteering projects in Poland!

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Project name: “Schuman Solidarity Crew” 

Hosting organization: The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation 

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: To integrate all volunteers, apart from activities in particular hosting organization, common activities for all Schuman Volunteers will be organized. All Schuman volunteers:  will write blogs dedicated to their experience in the form of articles, photographs, audio/video materials. If you secretly dream of becoming a published author – you are in luck! Each month the volunteers write (at least) one article about their volunteering experiences in Poland. These posts are published on the Foundation’s website and/or Facebook. Blogs of previous and current volunteers you can find on the website www.schumanvolunteers.pl,   will organize local activities – workshops/activities in cultural centers, libraries and ngos to share intercultural experience among people from small societies. They will present their countries, cultures, share volunteering experience and promote European Solidarity Corps during workshops/activities addressed to youth, people with fewer opportunities, seniors, will take part in the preparations of the Schuman Parade & Schumanville, events organized by the Schuman Foundation to celebrate Europe Day in the center of Warsaw. Volunteers together with their hosting organizations and the Schuman Foundation will plan & organize one tent in Schumanville devoted to European volunteering & raising awareness about the needs of people with disabilities,   will take part in “internal on-arrival training” organized by the Schuman Foundation. The first days followed by volunteers’ arrival to Warsaw will be spent altogether, not in particular hosting organization. Schuman Foundation will prepare integration activities, trainings and will deal with some organizational things, will participate in monthly meetings. Once a month all Schuman Volunteers living Warsaw (and sometimes also those in Wojkowice) will have a meeting in the Foundation and occasionally outside the Foundation to evaluate last month, prepare common activities and just integrate. 

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

Project period  – 01/10/2020 to 01/07/2021 (10 months)

Deadline: 21st April 2020

How to apply? – In order to apply, you need to download and fill in Application form and send with a subject – ‘’ APPLICATION APRIL 2020’’ to: volunteering@schuman.pl.    

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:  

Each volunteer will get the amount of 4 € per day, so about 120€ (in Polish currency – Polish złoty) per month – in cash or by a bank transfer (if they open a bank account in Poland).  Each volunteer will receive about 100 € for food per month. The Schuman Foundation will provide accommodation for the volunteers – the volunteers will share flats. The apartments will be rented by the Foundation for the entire time of volunteers’ mobilities and are equipped with all necessary utilities. Volunteers are obliged to keep the flat clean 🙂 In Warsaw volunteers will live in 3 apartments. Up to 6 volunteers share the apartment. Often volunteers share a bedroom with another volunteer. Volunteers hosted at Wojkowice will live in Będzin, a town close to Wojkowice. It takes about 30 minutes to get from the flat to the school by bus. In Wojkowice 2 volunteers will share a flat, each will have own bedroom.  Living costs (cost of water, electricity, internet, etc.) will be covered by the Schuman Foundation with a limit up to 90-110 złoty per month per person (depending on the flat and heating season). 

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

Volunteers aged between 18 and 30 years, legally residing in one of the participating and partner countries. We seek a balance of varied ages, genders, and nationalities amongst our volunteers. All candidates must be registered in European Solidarity Corps database.  No specific knowledge, skills or experience is required as the necessary ones can be acquired during the project. We are not looking for experienced volunteers but those who would learn a lot during the service in a particular hosting organization and are strongly motivated. Apart from the personal motivation of volunteers, our requirement is volunteers’ strong will of learning Polish language after selection procedure successfully ends. We need selected volunteers to know a few crucial phrases. Why is this important? Because they will work with children with disabilities and youth, which often do not speak English well or any other language. 

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