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Educational Events Assistant

  • European Educational Exchanges - Youth for Understanding
Brussels, Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: June 7, 2024
  • European Educational Exchanges - Youth for Understanding
Brussels, Belgium
Internship/Traineeship
Published:
Application Deadline: June 7, 2024
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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: volunteers@yfu.world


Youth For Understanding is looking for a dedicated European Solidarity Corps volunteer to join us in the Global Office in Brussels for 8 and a half months!

The volunteer in this project will have the chance to enhance their organizational skills by supporting our educational activities as well as learn about long-term Intercultural Youth Exchanges worldwide, by being involved in the multiple actions related to the organization of such experiences. Moreover, the volunteer will improve their communication skills by promoting and raising awareness for YFU's activities and impact.

This experience will offer the selected volunteer the chance to get an insight into how a Global NGO operates and more specifically, into the project cycle of educational events and trainings, from the logistics & preparation to running the event and follow-up, including reimbursements and reporting. Since a lot of educational activities and courses moved to digital platforms, it is also a chance to get to know better the online events’ production side. The selected volunteer will have the opportunity to work also with other departments of the organization, if deemed necessary, expanding their knowledge of different fields according to their professional interests.

Lastly, they will support the office to organize and promote its biggest international event, the Youth Empowerment Seminar, (YES), to YFU students on exchange in Europe in the 2024-2025 program year.

TASKS OF THE VOLUNTEER:

Support the coordination of educational activities & opportunities (both in-person and digital)

  • Support with putting together narrative and financial grant reports, according to the funders/organizations’ needs;

  • Support the communication with participants and organizations regarding logistics of educational activities (training courses, workshops, support conference etc;

  • Support in the implementation (including internal communication) of YFU’s educational events;

  • Support with the follow-up of educational activities, including processing reimbursements and helping out with finalizing the project outputs (e.g. manuals, digital tools, etc.);

  • Support the development of e-learning courses through helping to place them on the e-learning platform;

  • Support the development of tutorials for YFU staff;

  • Support with the smooth delivery of webinars and conferences (tech support role).


Support the coordination of the youth empowerment seminar - the biggest event in YFU

  • Support organizing the preparatory meetings;

  • Support the Travel team of the YES 2025;

  • Support with distributing students into housing;

  • On-site support at the event which will require a 2-week relocation to Berlin (all costs covered by YFU);

  • Support with vendors, contracts and other orders needed for the YES;

  • Support in promoting the YES seminar 2025 to YFU students on exchange in Europe;

  • Support with putting together narrative and financial grant reports, according to the funders/organizations' needs for the event;

  • Support with communication with volunteers, participants and Member Organizations regarding logistics.


LOGISTICAL ARRANGEMENTS:

The volunteer will be expected to work (mostly on-site in the office) on a full-time basis, 38h/week according to the Belgian law.

EEE-YFU will provide a monthly allowance of 920 euro, which will enable you to secure accommodation and subsistence during your stay in Brussels. We will support you with helpful indications, but it will be your responsibility to secure your housing during your volunteer year.

Travel to and from Brussels for relocation will be covered by the program. All travels and subsistence during assigned events will be fully covered.

The volunteering opportunity will last for 8.5 months.

ELIGIBILITY CRIITERIA:

  • Between 18 and 30 years old;

  • Legally reside in an EU Member state or a third country associated to the program (North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Turkey);

  • Have registered in the European Solidarity Corps portal.


ABOUT YFU:

YFU advances intercultural understanding, life-long learning, global competencies, mutual respect, and social responsibility through  transformational educational exchanges  for generations of youth, families, and communities, supported by dedicated volunteers and professional staff.

European Educational Exchanges - Youth for Understanding (EEE-YFU) is an international non-profit organization under Belgian law (AISBL) and the umbrella organization of Youth For Understanding (YFU) in Europe. EEE-YFU supports its  27 European Member Organizations to have a strong impact in youth exchanges and intercultural education and be a visible and growing community.

Through Educational Activities, Training & Capacity Building, Advocacy and Partnerships, EEE-YFU empowers its Member Organizations to develop and retain strong networks of impactful youth workers, influences policy relevant for the mission of YFU, positions YFU as an expert and partner in intercultural learning, and develops and implements relevant and innovative responses to the challenges of an evolving society.

YFU’s Global Office, composed of the legal entities EEE-YFU and Youth For Understanding International Educational Services (YFU IES), is the global structure that works to enable the YFU membership worldwide to achieve our mission by providing leadership, critical services and opportunities to grow and thrive as (a) sustainable and quality organization(s).

ABOUT OUR ACTIVITIES:

YFU’s core activity focuses on long-term intercultural youth exchanges. We operate in over 55 countries around the world. You can find out more by visiting our website!

YFU contributes to the development of youth work and civil society by organizing trainings on a variety of topics: facilitation, advocacy, leadership, project management etc. To check out past trainings, go here!

YFU's flagship event is the YES which takes place every year at the end of June and gathers 400 exchange students and over 100 volunteers from all over the world. This event is exclusively organized by volunteers, and it aims to transform young people into active and engaged Global Citizens through inspiring educational content. To find more visit http://yfu-yes.org/.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to support with these tasks and look forward to getting a comprehensive learning experience in an NGO in Brussels, send us your CV and Motivation letter at volunteers@yfu.world, putting APPLICATION_ESC_EDUCATIONAL EVENTS ASSISTANT in the subject line.

Deadline for application: 7th of June 2024.
Apply now

Apply for this job

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to: volunteers@yfu.world

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