Volunteering project

Our volunteering project aims to bring international perspective to the local youth work practices in Jönköping, and to enrich the existing activities.

Our volunteering project aims to bring international perspective to the local youth work practices in Jönköping, and to enrich the existing activities and projects within Culture and Leisure Time Department. The setting for the project will be youth centres in the municipality of Jönköping – an area with almost 150.000 inhabitants, located in the Swedish province of Småland. The municipality’s youth centres together with other parts of the organisation and the local civil society (i.e. sports associations and NGO’s) are working in tandem to improve integration and inclusion. The youth centres are working with children and youth from different age groups, but especially target those who are 10-19 years old. They offer both after-school and evening activities, depending on which age group the youth centre in question is targeting.
All youth centres aim at continuous efforts to broaden and increase understanding, consciousness, and tolerance for one another. Since Jönköping is a diverse city, it is important to create an environment where everyone of any age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and functional ability can flourish. The municipality’s youth centers play an important role in this work as they foster the city’s next generations. Therefore, our project objective is to increase solidarity between different cultures through activities focused on diversity and active participation. We are convinced that the different tools, activities, experiences, and knowledge that you will bring from your local youth centres, hometowns, and home countries, can help us levering the young people’s voices further.
We are looking to host 4 volunteers for 12 months, starting 1st September 2022. The volunteers will be a part of everyday youth work of two youth centres: 2 volunteers will contribute to the work of Stråga fritidsgården, and 2 volunteers will be working in Råslätt fritidsgården. When taking part of the youth centres’ everyday work you and the staff will organise different types of activities, such as creating arts and crafts, quizzes and discussions on various subjects, playing table tennis and video games, as well as doing outdoor activities with the children and youth (i.e. grill, Pokemon GO, fishing). During summer period, you will join a variety of camps and daily activities. Aside from this, you will also be encouraged to plan and carry out other projects and activities that rhyme well with the municipality’s, project’s, and ESC’s goals. Each volunteer will also join the Swedish classes so you can get to know the basics of a new language as well!
Are you 18-30 years and interested in taking part in our project? Don’t hesitate to contact us or apply! The last day to hand in your application is the 8th May 2022 at 23:59 CET, candidates may be interviewed even before the deadline.
Before applying, please create an account to register yourself in the European Youth Portal system - you can do it here: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en
See the attached PDF for more information regarding the application and for the requirements/qualifications we are searching for in a volunteer.

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Project overview

Volunteering project is a project by
Jönköping Municipality
taking place
from 2022-09-01 till 2023-08-31
and is focusing on:
  • Democracy/Active citizenship
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Non-formal learning
  • Volunteering

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