We are looking for volunteers
ŻORY MUNICIPAL PUBLIC LIBRARY IS LOOKING FOR LONG-TERM VOLUNTEERS. JOIN US!
Title of the project: CREATIVE CULTURAL CHALLENGES
This volunteering project will run approximately 9 months.
Time of activity (+/-) 01.08.2020 - 30.04.2021.
Welcome to our volunteering project, which will be developed in Żory, Poland. This project is planned for 4 participants from different countries, previously selected, who will develop this volunteer experience through our organization. This project is organized by Żory Municipal Public Library (Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Żorach) and co-funded by the European Solidarity Corps Program. In this document, you can find a brief description and information about it. Please, read carefully and don’t hesitate to contact us in case of any doubt or for further information.
We are waiting for your CV with picture and covering letter (in English language).
Send your application on the portal https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/placement/22538_en (in English language).
DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTITUTION
Żory Municipal Public Library is a very dynamic place in the city. We recognize and fulfil educational and cultural needs of the local community. We are an institution of social confidence, with strong influence on society. We want our readers to use not only books or magazines, but also to take part in a self-development and self-realization processes, through all forms of activities the library offers them. We perform regular activities such as educational meetings, discussion panels, poetry evenings and meetings with cultural key figures. For those who like films, there is a movie club. We organize literature, poetry and photography workshops and contests, as well. We are very proud of various regular exhibitions held in the library galleries. To meet our customers’ needs and accompany their social life, the library organizes and takes part in various educational projects aimed at people of different ages having peculiar demands. We are taking part in the “Digital Poland of Equal Opportunities” programme, which focuses on digital education of grown-up Poles in their local environment. We lead the Local Coding Club where young people can learn a lot about new technologies. We carry out many national and international projects. One of them is an voluntary project called CREATIVE CULTURAL CHALLENGES that we have been implementing since 2016. People love our library and visit it with pleasure.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The aim of the CREATIVE CULTURAL CHALLENGES project is encouraging initiative, creativity and active participation of youth in public and cultural life, as well as expertise-based development of our library. This will create an opportunity to broaden our cultural offer with new activities, guaranteeing growing interest in European cultural diversity - and the library - among the locals. The project enables and encourages young people to play an active role in their local communities, first in Poland, and then in their homeland. The project helps develop solidarity, tolerance and responsibility, promotes European diversity in an attractive manner, and teaches respect for it, permitting young people from different societies to carry out common actions, creating broad possibilities of intercultural learning.
We have a pleasure to invite a great talented volunteer for long-term volunteering. We act on many fields connected with culture and education. Our volunteers lead their own workshops, especially for children and youth, but also for adults. So we expect strong motivated to work, active and creative volunteers having interesting hobbies, talented in the field of art, music, dance, photography, movie-making, handicraft (including sewing machine), DIY etc. We also welcome people with IT skills such as programming, 3d modeling, VR, robotics, film editing etc. (Our library is great equipped - we have robots, drons, VR gogle, video camera and much more, and proper software.) Who wants can lead language lessons and meetings bringing culture and customs prevailing in the country from which he came. If somebody has marketing or graphic designer skills we can invite her/him to cooperate with our marketing team.
Our volunteers should use English on a communicative level to avoid communication problems.
We would like to take a volunteer who wants to get to know our country and our community.
Lending books is not the responsibility of our volunteers!
WHAT WE OFFER?
- work in a dynamic cultural institution in an international team,
- 35 hour work week (in the afternoon and evening),
- accommodation in a good equipped, modern and comfortable apartment in the city center (large living room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, TV and access to the internet ),
- money for food,
- pocket money (4€/day),
- free public transport in our city
- librarians support.
This volunteering project will run approximately 9 months. Time of activity (+/-) 01.08.2020 - 30.04.2021.
Travel costs will be cover according to the grant given by ESC for the travel from the sending country to the hosting country (275€ or 360€ for return ticket).
It will be processed, combined with the sending organization, an insurance to cover such an eventuality that may arise during the project. On the other hand, the European Health Insurance Card must be required to the volunteer, which gives entitlement to medical care in the hosting country in case of emergency or any setback.
A Youthpass certifying the learning experience as well as the functions and skills developed during the project will be issued by the library.
CREATIVE CULTURAL CHALLENGES project is co-funded by the European Solidarity Corps Programme of the European Union.
CONTACT AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Żorach (Zory Municipal Public Library)
City: Żory, Poland
Postal code: 44-240
Telephone: +48 32 43 44 584