Location: Poland, Warsaw and Wojkowice
Project name: Become one of Schuman Volunteers 2021/2022!
Hosting organization: The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation
Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization
Purpose of the project: Work with kids with disabilities, organise activities devoted to non-formal and intercultural education and develop new competences, have an opportunity to 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! Posts are published on the Foundation’s website and/or Facebook. You can find blogs of previous and current volunteers on the website www.schumanvolunteers.pl; actively take part in celebrations of the Europe Day organized by the Schuman Foundation; take part in “internal on-arrival training” organized by the Schuman Foundation. The first days followed by volunteers’ arrival to Warsaw will be spent all together, not in a particular hosting organization. Schuman Foundation will prepare integration activities, training and will deal with some organizational matters; participate in weekly meetings. Once a week all Schuman Volunteers will have a meeting in the Foundation (online or face-to-face) to learn Polish, evaluate the last period of activities, prepare common activities, integrate; organize common activities – work together to promote volunteering and their activities better by forms chosen by the volunteers; contribute to Schuman volunteers’ social media channels.
Our project involves 17 Schuman Volunteers who are hosted in 9 different hosting organisations:
- The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation
- European Integration Club at the Wojkowice School Complex in the Silesian agglomeration
- Bilingual Primary School 1 in Warsaw
- Primary School 318 in Warsaw with integrative classes
- Kindergarten 146 for children with special dietary requirements
- Special Kindergarten 393 in Warsaw for children with physical and intellectual disabilities
- Special Kindergarten 245 in Warsaw for visually impaired children
- Special Kindergarten 213 in Warsaw for children with physical and intellectual disabilities
- Association of Developing Children’s Activity “Chance” in Warsaw
On a daily basis, the volunteers work in their hosting organisation. As a group, they also participate in and organise common Schuman Volunteers activities. For more info :
Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)
Project period – October/November 2021 to June/September 2022
Deadline: 31th May 2021 (but please do not wait till the last moment – the applications will be analysed as they arrive)
How to apply? – Please download and fill in the Application Form (click the link) and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com with title of APPLICATION 2021 (All candidates must be registered in the European Solidarity Corps database)
How to get a registration number? – If you don’t have account on European Youth Portal, please watch our instruction videos from this Link
All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps
No participation fee!
Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:
The apartments will be rented 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, each will be shared by up to 6 volunteers. Often volunteers will also 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 their own bedroom. Living costs (cost of water, electricity, internet, etc.) will be covered by the Schuman Foundation, but volunteers will be obliged to sustainable use of the resource.
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. 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. Will to learn Polish is welcome as Polish will be useful during the project.