Long term volunteering project in Bulgaria!

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria 

Project name: Tolerance Pl@tform

Hosting organization: Infinite Opportunities Association

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: We are looking for you! Come to Bulgaria and take part in the “Tolerance Pl@tform” project! It aims at increasing the attention of young people on the phenomenon of “hate speech” and its negative influence in society by the methods of NFE and gamification.”Tolerance Pl@tform” will last for 12 months and we have placement for 3 young people right now! The activities are in the field of human rights education and youth work and will help the participants to become more tolerant to others’ needs and ready to accept diversity while interacting in a multicultural environment. The volunteers will develop skills for critical thinking and reflection to counter combat the far right and nationalistic propaganda depicting life in black and white shades. They will get in touch with more than 2000 young people from across Bulgaria where we will hold workshops, campaigns, trainings and festivals for promotion of human rights, tolerance and solidarity. We will create our own board game on HR too!

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

Project period  – 01/06/2020 to 31/05/2021 (1 year)

Deadline: No application deadline

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through YOUTH PORTAL

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

The volunteers will be accommodated in an apartment in Sofia near the office of the organization, the center and a park. They will share a room with another person of the same gender. The apartment is already equipped with all necessary household items for cooking, washing, etc. Our current volunteers will also be able to assist with getting to know the area. All participants in this project will receive food allowance and a city transportation card. Monthly pocket money allowance is also provided. Once we select the volunteers, we will arrange the flights and the health insurance as well.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

We are looking for volunteers who have an attitude towards democracy and human rights; who are curious to learn more about other ethnicities, nations, traditions and customs. The perfect participant in our project will believe that No Hate speech is a cause, worth fight for. Any previous voluntary experience is a plus, as well as activism on a local level or Human Rights youth work. We are ideally looking for someone outgoing who knows the NGO world and wishes to keep being active in it, who’d like to visit schools to spread education. Additionally, design, training or IT skills are welcome!