Long-Term Volunteering Project in Belgium!

Location: Ghent, Belgium

Project name: Communication & Social Media Campaigning

Hosting organization: CATAPA vzw

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: CATAPA is a movement that strives for a world in which the extraction of non-renewable resources is no longer necessary. The extraction of such materials always entails major social and environmental impacts and fuels conflict. In working towards global social and environmental justice, we focus on mining issues (ecological disasters, human rights violations, etc.). In Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia we work together with grassroots movements and support local communities who are threatened by large-scale mining projects. In Belgium, we activate citizens to denounce the current overconsumption and overproduction of electronics. Our main activities are: Campaigning on the impact of mining and sustainable production of electronics in Flanders. Supporting partners and local communities in Latin America that are threatened by large-scale mining projects. Creating a movement around sustainable production and consumption of metals. Networking, research & stimulating alternatives. 

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

Project period A total of 52 week(s) during the period 02/09/2024 to 01/09/2025

Deadline: 04/06/2024

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

!A CV is required to apply for this opportunity.


What do we offer? A warm welcome in our horizontally organized movement with plenty of learning opportunities and new connections. A dynamic & motivated team of employees and volunteers. Monthly fee: cohousing accommodation of your choice (with a max. rent contribution of €450) and a reimbursement to cover daily expenses of €550. A personal learning trajectory coached by one of CATAPA’s employees, one language course (Dutch, English, or Spanish), and opportunities for personal development. Work-related expenses are paid by CATAPA. Committed to diversity, inclusiveness, and equal opportunity. 


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We are looking for an ESC (European Solidarity Corps) volunteer to support the movement and in particular the communication within the campaigns. You will be working alongside our communications officer. The volunteer will be trained to think critically spread knowledge of these issues and to encourage other young people to become active EU citizens. The tasks are flexible depending on your learning goals and the needs of the organization. You will be part of our office team (4 part-time staff + 3 ESC volunteers + variable number of interns) supporting the work of the movement. 

How to get a registration number? – If you don’t have an account on the European Youth Portal, please watch our instruction videos from this Link

All costs are covered by the European Solidarity Corps

No participation fee! 

Language: English

Sending Organization Information 

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

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