Short-term volunteering project in Poland!

Location: Kraków, Poland

Project name: The Machers: volunteering for the Jewish Culture Festival

Hosting organization: Stowarzyszenie Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: A Macher in Yiddish is “an important guy”, the one who not only “does” things, but also bristles with energy to act. It is a dynamic person – not only has great ideas, but also actively pursues them. In Yiddish, “a macher” refers to an important person who has an influence on their surroundings – a real influencer. A Macher is also a volunteer of the Jewish Culture Festival, who helps us to create the Festival in summer. All the Machers are also invited to develop their own projects, in order to learn, gain experience and make new friends. For the whole month, Krakow will be your second home, whilst other volunteers and co-coordinators –your closest persons. It will be the time for experiencing multiculturalism and for seeing how beautifully we can differ from each other, still making up a coherent and well-functioning community. Join our volunteers – become a Macher!

More information on the website

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

Project period – 7 weeks during the period of 24/05/2024 to 12/07/2024

Deadline: 31/03/2024

How to apply? – Please get a registration number, and apply through the European Youth Portal (click the link). 

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


We are covering all cost of you accomodation food and travel: We are buying return flight / train tickets to and from Krakow for you. Volunteers will be accommodated in twin dorm rooms booked specially for them, located in Kazimierz. This is a modern dormitory opened in 2020. Each room has an ensuite bathroom, small fridge, electric kettle, most of them also have a large balcony. Also you will receive money for the whole month to cover daily food expences In case of any trips during program we are paying for buses or train to travel. 


Before the Festival all volunteers will take part in every-day program prepared especially for them. The main goal of the project is to activate the potential of the volunteers – we want to improve their skills and competences in the field of personal, educational, social, civic, cultural and professional development through participation in the Festival and the preparatory program, as well as to contribute to the building up of civil society. You will take part in: workshops and meeting about multiculturalism, artistic intervention and visits in cultural instituton. 


We are looking for an outgoing and open-minded person, willing to work in a diverse team. The main goal of the program is to educate about the Jewish culture in Poland and we are looking for someone open to such experience. You will also be a part of one of the most important cultural events in Poland and one of the largest Jewish culture festivals worldwide. You will also participate in the pre-festival events for volunteers.

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! 

Language: English