Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Project name: Mère Sofia

Hosting organization: Mère Sofia Foundation

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: 

The foundation Mère Sofia based in Lausanne is a welfare organization which helps the most impoverished. They have different departments that aid people in need. The volunteer will work mainly at the soup kitchen and may also support the itinerant social service.The EVS volunteer will have the opportunity to have an insight in one or two of these departments during their EVS, depending on their interest and French knowledge. The EVS volunteer will mainly work at the soup kitchen. In addition to providing food assistance for free every single day of the year, the welfare organization’s goal is to welcome each person without discrimination and allow a social contact with a group. 

Volunteer’s tasks:

– Preparation of the meals and help in the kitchen

– Collaboration with voluntary co-workers

– Distribution of the meals

– Logistical help and maintenance work

– Social support during the evening.

When the volunteer has improved their French knowledge, they can support the itinerant social service. The tasks will be: 

– Psychological support for people with social and financial insecurity

– Support for the itinerant social service

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

Project period – 01/07/2022 to 30/06/2023 (12 months)

Deadline: 20th February 2022

How to apply? – Please download, fill in the Application Form and send it to the astrid.tuerler@icye.ch and evs@csyo-az.org 

All costs are covered by European Voluntary Service

No participation fee! 

Language: French, English

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering: 

– Age 18-30

– Motivation to be in contact with person in precarious situations, like practical work

– To be empathic and open minded

– To be able to coordinate a group and to collaborate with the team

– Basic knowledge of French language is welcomed

Sending organization information 

Name of the sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

PIC number : 947847141 

OID number : E10200624

City and country of your sending organization: Sumgait, Azerbaijan

Person in charge (name and surname): Ramiz Aliyev

E-mail of the person in charge: evs@csyo-az.org 

Phone number of the person in charge: +994503217290