23. januára

OPEN CALL: Enthusiastic and motivated mentors for international volunteers

OPEN CALL: Enthusiastic and motivated mentors for international volunteers

Voluntary function: cca. 2 hours a week

 

Are you fascinated by arts and culture? Would you like to help a foreign young person to integrate into Slovak society and develop himself/herself on a personal level? We are looking for mentors for international ESC volunteers from France, Portugal, Ukraine, and Romania. They will stay in A4, Bratislava until the end of 2023.

 

Each of the volunteers has his/her own specialization (photo/video/PR, communication/technician). Besides the general tasks, the volunteers have the opportunity to develop a personal artistic project (workshop, exhibition, concert, etc.).

 

The goal of the ESC programme is to get to know a new culture and to develop personal skills. The mentor is a key factor in this process.

 

Mentor’s tasks:

  • Being the buddy and source of information for an international volunteer for the duration of one year
  • Introducing him/her to the Slovak culture
  • Giving the volunteer the opportunity to integrate into the local community, meet other young people, socialise, to participate in leisure activities, etc.
  • Supporting the volunteer to evaluate his/her participation in the project (performance, what could he/she do more, how to be proactive, what is he/she learning, etc.)
  • Supporting the volunteer to carry out a self-reflection on the learning outcomes of the volunteering activity
  • Providing support on a personal level
  • Reporting to the volunteer’s coordinator

 

Requirements:

  • Being enthusiastic about A4, its goals, arts, and culture
  • Having a proactive attitude and being able to stimulate and motivate people
  • Wanting to commit to this function for at least one year, for 2 hours a week
  • An open-minded, friendly, and empathetic person 
  • Good knowledge of English language
  • Living in Bratislava
  • International experience is an asset 

 

Mentor’s benefits:

  • Making friends from abroad and discovering new cultures
  • Improving and practicing your English / French / Portuguese / Romanian / Ukrainian language
  • Getting the chance to develop your communication and personal skills
  • The mentor gets free tickets to the events organized by A4 
  • Possibility to participate in developing the volunteer’s personal artistic project
  • Experience with a non-formal and in-formal educational process

 

Want to apply? Or know more? 

If you are interested in this opportunity, you can send your motivation to Tereza Hubáčková at mobility@a4.sk by 1st of February 2023

 

European Solidarity Corps is a programme through which young people (18-30 yrs) can go for a volunteering project abroad. They will work around 35 hours a week on their project and besides that, they have time to explore the country and its culture.

 

A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture is an independent, non-commercial center for contemporary culture in the center of Bratislava. It is oriented towards creation, presentation, and education in present-day forms of theatre, dance, music, film, contemporary visual culture, and new media art. A4 has a performance space for around 250 people, a space for smaller events like seminars/workshops, discussions, screenings, and also its own cafe.