Long term volunteering projects in Poland!

Location: Kwidzyn, Poland

Project name: Be a helper! Be a leader! Be a volunteer!

Hosting organization: Akwedukt Association

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: Kwidzyn is a capital of the poviat located in Pomeranian Voivodeshipon the river Liwa and even by Polish standards Kwidzyn is an old city, and one with a rich and interesting history… Kwidzyn is a town with about 40. 000 inhabitants, with several additional thousand residing in the surrounding rural areas, located 100 km from the Baltic Sea to the south.The development of the town is based on strong industrial structure – production of paper and electronic industry. Kwidzyn is surrounded by beautiful and rich forests, with nature reserve and lakes. Beside that there are strong fields of non-governmental actions. We have organizations like scouts, ecological, cultural, musical and the theater. Both adults and youth will find a place for spare time and hobby development. Beside that we have cinema and theater and other cultural places like restaurants. There is also a big sport center with football pitch, basketball and tennis courts and mini golf course. The inhabitants of Kwidzyn are mostly middle class. People work in big factories in Kwidzyn or they run their small local businesses. There is no University in Kwidzyn, that is why you can find here mostly youth till 19 years old and adults over 25. Target group of the projects are citizens of Kwidzyn, students, family with children and pensioners. We work in all the city, directly working with different organizations. Headquarter of our organization is situated in the center of the city. 

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

Project period  – 01/10/2020 to 01/10/2021 (1 year)

Deadline: 4th May 2020

How to apply? – Please fill in the Application form and send alongside with your CV to: biuro@akwedukt.org.pl 

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

Every flat consists of 2-3 rooms; the kitchen and bathroom are shared. Important – volunteers are sharing rooms (2 people in the room). Possible to share a flat with mix gender. Every flat has an internet connection, flats are free for volunteers, our organization is paying the rental and common costs like electricity, water, heating, garbage, internet. Travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission. From 180 – 360 EUR/ both sides or real cost till the limit from distance calculator. You will get 430 PLN for food at the beginning of each month. The sum is enough for own cooking in the flat. During the weekdays you should bring some sandwiches with you from home to work for lunch. Except of food money you will get 120 EUR for own expensive.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

We are looking for motivated candidates with a proactive, creative and problem-solving attitude, at least basic knowledge of English and organisational skills. A creative persons who enjoys speaking in front of a crowd and who is motivated to develop events and activities that strengthen the integration between polish and international students, kids, youngsters. Ready to work with people in different age, not scared of daily routine. The volunteer must be mature, open-minded and able to work based on his/her own initiative, but also work in close cooperation with the staff at the project. The volunteer should be prepared to work also in the evenings and sometimes weekends – depends of events. Much of the work, a volunteer will be doing, is to encourage young people to participate in civic life as well as to develop their personality and European identity.

For detailed information about the project please click on InfoPack