Lastochki Office (RUS-17)


Type: Administrative - Country: Russian Federation

Brief description and main aims

Samara Regional Non-governmental Youth Organization "Lastochki" was established in 1997 by young members of the United Nations support group in Samara. In November 2001 the NGO "Lastochki" was accepted as an Associate Member of ICYE Federation. The International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) is an international non-profit youth exchange organization promoting youth mobility, intercultural learning and international voluntary service.

Our our mission is to promote the idea of international volunteerism in Russia by means of our longand short term projects.

Main Activities

The project works:

  • to assist the development of youth policy and youth movement in Russia
  • to promote the Samara Region to young people and youth organizations all over the world
  • to activate and unite young people from various cultural, political and national backgrounds

Volunteer tasks

The long term volunteer will support and assist the staff in the following activities:

  • organization of trainings for long term and short term volunteers,
  • internet research on possible fund raising,
  • updating Lastochki National/Work profiles as well as Lastochki web page www.icye.ru and other social network pages
  • assisting to the Active group in creating regular Newsletter,
  • assisting in developing Lastochki posters and information sheets,
  • assisting to the staff to organize meetings for local volunteers, mentors, host families,
  • general office tasks.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:

  • be open to communication with new cultures and learning other languages, very different from the native one
  • be creative, friendly, energetic and ready to adapt to new environment
  • have a good command of English as well as PC literacy (Word, Excel) 
A basic level of  Russian is welcomed.

Location

The office is located in Samara.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will either live in a host family, or in a rented apartment shared with other international volunteers.

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