Long term volunteering project in Belgium!

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Project name: Governance and Capacity Building Assistant

Hosting organization: Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions – OBESSU

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: With their year long engagement with OBESSU, the volunteer will: – Gain valuable insights regarding school student activism and topics related to school student activism, membership, communications and educational policy – Have the opportunity to develop their competencies and skills in the fields of membership, outreach and communication – Have the opportunity to create an impact on society, by engaging with activities and processes of OBESSU and its partner organisations – with a special focus on the European Parliament Elections – Have the opportunity to shape their own learning path and to shape the strategic approach of the organisation together with the leadership in a mutual exchange of ideas 

volunteers between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period – 52 weeks during the period of 15/03/2024 to 14/03/2025 

Deadline: 09/02/2024

How to apply? Follow the instructions under “how to apply” in this form

Note: Please, apply as soon as possible, otherwise the application will be closed before the deadline!

All costs are covered by European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements: The participant will receive a financial subsidy of a maximum amount of 1125 EUR per month for the accommodation, local travel costs, food and pocket money. The host organisation (OBESSU) will support the volunteer in finding accommodation in Brussels. Travel costs to and from Brussels will be covered by OBESSU up to the amount of 360 EUR, and in accordance with the Erasmus+ distance calculator. Health insurance will be covered as part of the project for the entire duration of the volunteering period, the volunteer will have to ensure they have a European Health Insurance Card.

Training during the activity: The volunteer will receive extensive trainings on the areas of volunteering project, and will also be encouraged to explore other areas of interst for personal and professional development up to 10% of the time of the volunteering. They will also be encouraged to develop their linguistic compenteces through the Online Language training provided by the programme.

Participant Profile: – Young person between the ages of 18 – 30 – Interested in living in and experiencing a highly international context – Interested in working with and for young people and more precisely school students – Motivated and creative individual interested in school student organizing and youth participation – An individual willing to develop sector-specific skills and competences (membership, outreach and policy) – Willing to adapt to different situations and develop their own initiatives and projects

More info in the form