New ESC volunteers wanted!
Call for ESC volunteer of six months!
- When? 1st December 2021 – 31st May 2022 (possibility to start later)
- Where? Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Who? LGBTQIA+ people aged 18-30 from the EU with a strong interest in LGBTQIA+ topics
- deadline for applications: 29th October 2021
About the volunteering
Typical daily activities include communication with other volunteers and users at the info point, participation in all daily activities of the organisation, communication on social media, networking with other organisations, basic administrative support, presence at staff meetings and co-creating the monthly programme of events, developing and working on your own personal project. Each ESC volunteer brings something different with them and activities can be modified according to skills and preferences!
The project ensures:
- paid accommodation (single room in shared apartment), food expenses and pocket money
- mentorship related to volunteering (cocreating working plans, giving feedback, working together on daily basis)
- social mentorship (discovering the local community together, inclusion at events and other situations, emotional support, meeting once a week)
- Slovene lessons
- Youthpass certificate
The volunteering is approximately 30 hours per week, with 12 full free days.
How to apply
Sounds good? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a short (1 – 3 minute) video about yourself and why you want to join until the 29th of October.
For any questions feel free to write and ask!
PS: If you want to have a talk about what it’s like to do ESC volunteering at DIH before applying, you can have a chat with our current ESC volunteer Rémi (email@example.com)! Looking forward to hearing from you!
‘My European Solidarity Corps volunteering has been the best thing I’ve ever done. Not only was I able to explore a whole new country and have incredible experiences like leading Ljubljana Pride, I was was welcomed with open arms by the DIH team. I was terrified of coming on the exchange and not making friends, but this could not have been further from the reality. By far the best part of volunteering for DIH has been working with the team who are all friendly, funny, and passionate about their work. The added bonuses of working with, and getting to know, the local and national LGBTQIA+ community, experiencing a new culture, and learning a new language were only pluses to my incredible experience. More than that, working at DIH made me see the difference I personally could make. Working on the All For Rainbow project allowed for me to assist in the decentralisation of the LGBTQIA+ community around Slovenia, something which I saw first hand was incredibly needed for isolated LGBTQIA+ individuals across the country. My ESC experience has helped to increase my self confidence, and working specifically with DIH has allowed me to develop skills which I will use throughout my life. I cannot recommend working as an ESC volunteer with DIH highly enough.’
Emily, ESC volunteer for 6 months
About the organisation
Društvo DIH is an LGBTQIA+ organisation focusing on empowerment of the LGBTQIA+ community through a grassroots approach. The main projects include HIV and STI prevention, community events, nonformal education, decentralization of LGBTQIA+ topics in Slovenia, and LGBT elderly. The organization has two employees and usually two or three ESC volunteers at a time, as well as a base of around 30 local volunteers.