We are a dynamic international NGO and social enterprise, established to provide opportunities for Young People and Communities in the UK; the Middle East & North Africa; the Caucasus; and the Balkans, through Reconciliation for Development; Professional development activities; Sport for Peace; Volunteering; a youth-led e-Journal; Educational and Skills development programmes; Cultural learning; and Youth Exchanges.
We also deliver Women Economic Empowerment programmes; Gender Equality activities; and aims to support regional NGO’s with their capacity building through Development Consultancy.
The project objectives for the volunteers are:
1. Volunteers actively volunteer in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the reconciliation agenda & support youth-led social action;
2. Learn about our programmes and Network;
3. Volunteers acts as chair on the Network (annual chairperson);
4. Volunteers learn about different types of reconciliation tools i.e. Sport for Peace; Simulation Games; Effective Communication for Reconciliation; Interfaith Dialogue; Mediation;
5. Volunteers learn about Informal learning techniques to resolve conflict within their communities;
6. Volunteers learn about Social Action, Solidarity & Citizenship & the ESC agenda;
7. Volunteers supports local social action activities.
8. Volunteers learn about different societies to promote Social Tolerance and fight against xenophobia and conflicts;
9. Wider skills include: Leadership; Team Building; Communication; Social Awareness; as well as several wider EU Key Competencies;
10. The Volunteers will support on a wider administrative tasks related to our transnational strategy & partnership.
The opportunity is open only for UK young people from 18-30 years old for 10 months to support the project in Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Our place is designed for people interested in peace building, social action and making a difference in countries’ affected by conflict. It also focuses on the development of a network throughout 14 different countries.
As well as being based in Brčko, the volunteering placement could potentially guarantee wider free travel opportunities (depending on the COVID-19 situation) in relation to
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Volunteers will have a single room in a shared apartment with other volunteers (at the moment there is one volunteer who started his placement from beginning of January), apartments basic bills will be paid for by the host partner (Electricity/Gas/Water/WiFi etc.). Each apartment will have a shared bathroom, kitchen and living area and will meet EU Health & Safety standards. The apartment is located 25 minutes by foot from the city centre of Brčko.
The volunteer will receive montly 170 EUR as food allowance and pocket money. They can either eat outside or cook in the apartment in the shared kitchen.
This is a fully funded opportunity and Accommodation, Travel grant, Bills, Subsistence payment, monthly 'pocket money' and language learning budget.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week