EVS in St-Petersburg


2011-PL-105 «Mir Tesen» -

Accreditation  Sending organisation, Host organisation
Approval Date  01/03/2011
Validity Date  01/03/2014
Location  St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
Theme 1  Art and culture
Theme 2  Minorities


Proposed EVS volunteer’s tasks:

1. involvement in coordination of international voluntary exchange (getting to know the system of exchanges, updating internal database of projects, providing information about voluntary projects to St.Petersburg local volunteers);

2. promoting volunteering and voluntary projects among the Russian youth at different regions of Russia, communication with local  volunteers (organising presentations, promo actions, meetings etc.);

3. taking active part in trainings of Mir Tesen (training for camp leaders, volunteers, development education issues);

4. getting know different Russian  and international NGO’s and their work and projects.
Projects is planned for the period of 2-6 months. An EVS volunteer will be busy for about 30-40 hours per week, except Saturday and Sunday. In the first days of work in the office an EMS volunteer will be constantly supported by the project coordinator (supervisor). In the process of education, as well as in his free time a volunteer will be supported by his mentor.

The EVS projects will take place in St-Petersburg’s office of Mir Tesen located in very centre of the City. The environment gives both the best and worse sides of life in the city. There are 3 offices, one meeting room, kitchen, lavatory and shower. It is situated in the historical and cultural centre . The volunteer will use a computer provided by organization. The office is well accessible by local transport.


The profiles of volunteers: A main criterion is strong motivation to take part in activities of our organisation. As the work in the office is based on everyday meeting people we would appreciate a person with good communication skills (bases of Russian are welcomed), open minded, with strong affiliation to people and willingness to help them. A volunteer should be able to work independently as well as in a team and he/she should also be able to engage in own projects on his/her own responsibility. Some knowledge or experience with volunteering and work in NGO is welcome. As the St-Petersburg’s office is very much involved in Development Education Issues, we would also find suitably to host someone with interest or experience in this field. We would be happy to host volunteers whose main interest is in the project itself, not mainly in the attractiveness of living in St-Petersburg.
He/She should be responsible, patient, positive, open-minded, flexible, friendly, helpful, and warm-hearted, preferably with some knowledge of English.
Representatives from Russian-speaking minority groups from EU countries are welcome.




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