Application process is now closed.
The next volunteer opportunity starts Summer 2017 and will last for 1 year.
Every year two volunteers are chosen and they are based in CISV Norway national office located in central Oslo. They work alongside National Secretary who is the only full time employee in the organisation.
The volunteer will:
- Learn about CISV Norway and the Norwegian civil society
- Offer administrational support to CISV Norway office
- Run a personal project. The specific project will be designed by the volunteers and CISV Norway
- Take an active role in organising CISV Norway events on national and local level
- Blog about their experience and current peace related issues
- Contribute to the making of Membership Magazines and Newsletters and further develop communication tools of CISV Norway
- Plan, run, evaluate and document peace education sessions with the National Education Committee at a local and national level
- Offer support to local chapters of the organisation and actively seek opportunities to get involved on a local level
With the project we would like the volunteer to be active in different interest-groups/communities of his/her chosen theme. This will make the volunteer included with other active and engaged people outside of our organisation as well.
Accommodation will be provided, probably in a shared house. The standard working week is 37.5 hours. Hours are very flexible as it is often necessary to work evenings and weekends outside of Oslo. An Oslo travel card will be provided if needed. The volunteer will primarily be based in the office in Oslo, but the EVS experience may also offer the opportunity to work with CISV chapters in other areas/regions of Norway. The possibilities of joining different activities in Oslo are really good, so we’ll be flexible regarding to the wishes of the volunteer. Monthly allowance will be taken care of as well.
Required applicant profile:
- Willing to take initiative and happy to work independently
- Enjoys working in a team.
Desired applicant profile:
- Experience as an active volunteer in an NGO
- Experience in CISV or like minded organisations
- Experience living abroad
- Experience with peace education
- Experience of experiential learning techniques
- Interest in organisational development
- Project management experience
Our motivation and thoughts about the EVS experience:
CISV Norway is an organization that is built on volunteer work, with only one full time employee in Oslo and one part time employee based in Bergen. Our motivation is that we think that an EVS would be a great opportunity for us to implement some projects that we hope would contribute to the development of our organisation. We can also offer the volunteer an environment where she/he can contribute with their own ideas and will very much lead their own project. We believe that this will make the EVS in CISV Norway very exciting and a good place for further learning for the volunteer. CISV Norway has previously hosted 10 EVS volunteers (2010-2016) and is currently hosting 2 in the period 2016-2017.
Description of organisation:
“CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world”
CISV Norway is a national association of CISV International, an international organisation working with peace education. We focus upon the areas of human rights, sustainable development, diversity and conflict and resolution. Our peace education is done by informal teaching methods/experiential learning (learning by doing).
CISV Norway is a civil society organisation (non-profit, non-party political, non-religious), which is primarily run by and for young people. We have approximately 3000 members spread over Norway in approximately 24 different local chapters. We focus on Peace education through experiential learning. CISV works with seven different local, national and international programmes (i.e. camps, training, exchanges and projects). Our target groups are children and youth in the age of 11 years and older for our participation opportunities, and adults from 21 years and above for our leadership opportunities.
The staff consists of 1 full-time employee at the office located in Oslo, one part-time employee based in Bergen and the national board that consist of 5 volunteers in the age-range of 20-40 years from different regions in Norway. On a national level there are about 35 volunteers that are active and committed in their work in our 10 different national committees.
CISV International website: www.cisv.org
CISV Norway website: www.cisv.no
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Alina and Doug, who are volunteers this year. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The following countries can participate in the EVS project with CISV Norway
EU countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Austria.
Programme Countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA): Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland.
Programme Countries which are candidates for EU membership: Turkey.
Partner Countries in South East Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.
Partner Countries in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine.
Partner Countries from the Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.