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Name: Project “If You See a Need, Take the Lead”

Dates of mobilities: January 2021 (10 months project)

Type of mobility: long-term project

Place of volunteering: Klaipeda, Lithuania

Information about the organization: Klaipeda County Ieva Simonaityte Public Library, founded in 1950, serves as a center of information research and the provider of educational and leisure activities. The Library is open to all visitors World Wide without any restrictions and age. Besides regular library functions it also offers exhibitions and other cultural events that is open for all visitors; organize various training activities, excursions around the library, volunteer activities, new book presentations, lectures, modern art exhibitions, cultural performances, after school programs, programs for reader development. Library also has open space for young people. The mission of the space is to provide meaningful activities and safe leisure opportunities for self-realization 14-29 years old young people and to facilitate their integration into the living environment. It is a safe, convenient, open space for everyone. We organize discussions with young people on relevant topics, meetings with professionals, people who are looking to look for ways to solve the problems, share opinions, or just talk to a young man. The main thing is that we always welcome and encourage proposals and initiatives from young people. The most important thing is that this is a place where young people can feel free and informal to spend their leisure time.

What will you do? 

  1. Enhance young people media literacy and critical thinking: various tasks of the poster, add making with Corel draw, Photoshop(learning how to do it); work with a video montage programs, creation of quality information materials about volunteering in the library, the possibility to learn the old technique of photo negative development, participating, organizing and helping out in library organized events and discussions about various themes.
  2. Volunteers will have space to organize events and discussions also in the English language, which touch such themes as social responsibility, human and animal rights, values of democracy and other.
  3. Strengthen the capacity and skills of young people in the labor market: trough help in organizational and coordination activities of events, exhibitions and discussions, that will require to develop or ameliorate such skills as -time management; teamwork; self-assessment; presentation; public speech;
  4. Participation in open youth space activities

Learning opportunities:

  • Media literacy: video making, Corel, Photoshop, online communication channels.
  • Organizational and coordination skills: trough help in event management (exhibitions, film evenings, book presentations, youth evenings, etc.) and implementing its own project. The volunteers will reinforce their attitudes and widen their knowledge about issues of today that they will cover in their media materials.
  • Communicational skills: writing to online communication channels, activities in youth space with youngsters, Lithuanian language course and communication with library visitors.
  • Presentation skills: excursion for school kids in the library. Participating in discussions.
  • Specific skills only acquired in the library: book handling and registration; managing newspaper and journal rotation; photo negative, slide, photo and manuscript handling; adding information to interactive guide; visitor registration;
  • If wanted: taking photographs during events; photography processing skills from negatives.
  • Also, during volunteers stay in Lithuania he/she will have a chance to:

– learn in practice how to budget organizations work;

– plan, develop and evaluate his/her own project;

– learn how to plan and organize his/her work effectively (time management skills);

– learn how to cooperate in a team;

– learn or improve reflection and self-observing skills;

– gain knowledge about other cultures and how they are expressed.

What about you?
Volunteers aged 18-30 years, open minded, eager to learn and motivated to work on the proposed project activities. The volunteers should be motivated to work on cultural activities, work with people, especially with youth in open youth space in a non-formal education context. Should like to develop and improve their skills and abilities, be open for experiments, have some hobbies or interests and like to share them when organizing activities, discussions and projects for the community. Wanted but not necessary: interested in photography, graphic design and preparation of workshops or public events for helping the target groups to become involved in public and social life of the library and their communities.

If you want to apply to send your CV with a photo and motivational letter in English until 30.09.20 on the email: pangeya.ultima.mobility@gmail.com. In the title write “ESC Project in Klaipeda”.

Candidate from Vinnytsia will receive preferences

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