A4 strongly encourages the idea of volunteering in Slovakia and Europe. The volunteers from the Comenius University’s Department of Cultural Studies and other students of fields connected with culture became considerable part of our team. Working in the A4, they gain the experience and get to see how an independent cultural centre functions. This might encourage them to consider a career in culture. Since 2014, A4 has been a part of EVS Erasmus+, an international volunteer program, in the position of hosting and sending organisation. Foreign volunteers come to A4 for a long-term stay (usually 1 year). They learn about processes in cultural centre, the composing of programmes, organizing of concerts, festivals and workshops. Our EVS volunteers are often art-oriented and the gained experience improves their future career chances in culture, networking and builds up their skills. Activities of our volunteers include organisation of community festival Nomadic Arts Festival, workshop of contact improvisation, various promotion activities, translation of texts, blogging, photographing and video-making, guiding of artists and everyday help with running of cultural centre A4.
A4 is also a place for residency stays of interantional artists, who are offered space for work and presentation of their new artworks.
What is the EVS program?
European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a European Union initiative, which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer and benefit communities and people around Europe.
Since the beginning of 2018, the EU expanded the possibilities for volunteering and created the European Solidarity Corps, which will give the chance not only to volunteer but also to work in projects in your own country, or abroad.
Who can apply?
Thee Solidarity Corps projects are available for young people from the age of 17 to 30.
How to apply?
First, you make a registration on the European Solidarity Corps web page (very easy to nd) and then you just need to nd suitable for you projects and opportunities in the page’s system and apply. You will also need a sending organization,
which has the role to keep in touch with you and support you in the case of need during your experience and most importantly, help you re- integrate and nd your place back home.
How long can it last?
The projects can last from 2 to 12 months. ey will usually be located within the European Union Member States.
A4 as sending organization
Since 2014, A4 hosts foreign volunteers but also works as sending organization for Slovak youngsters who would like to apply for an EVS. If you are interested in this voluntary program and would like some more information, contact our coordinator Ľudovít Nápoký: firstname.lastname@example.org