Interested candidates need to send their CV and motivation letter addressed to the host organisation they apply for before December 12 to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. ADVIT Moldova
From Jun 2016 for 9-12 months
ADVIT stands for Association for Development, Voluntary Service and Information for Youth. We are a non-political, non-political, non-governmental organization, started by and for young people, to involve young people from all countries as well as Moldovan youth, with and without professional experience. Through volunteering with ADVIT Moldova, participants gain valuable work experience, learn a new language and develop important vocational, interpersonal and cultural skills, while in return offering their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for the benefit of the projects that host them.
The long term volunteer will support and assist the staff in the following activities:
• planning, preparation and carrying out of international seminars and training courses
• internet research on youth and voluntary service issues;
• creating and updating ADVIT Homepage (www.voluntariat.md)
• gathering articles and edition of a newsletter;
• assistance in the development of posters and information sheets. Here the creative support of the volunteers is asked;
• supporting organization of the thematic meetings for local volunteers and mentors;
• general office tasks (Filing and archiving, data entry, database maintenance and etc)
• helping the hosting projects of ADVIT in their daily tasks
• proposing individual project.
• any other ad-hoc tasks as determined by the staff
2. Angelus Moldova Charity Foundation for Public Health
From May 2016 for 9-12 months
The Charity Foundation for Public Health “Angelus Moldova” is a non-governmental, non-political, not-for-profit organisation The aim was to create a new system of medical-social assistance for incurable patients with cancer in advanced and terminal stages of the disease, as well as for their relatives. Our vision is to ensure that every patient with advanced and incurable illnnesses will benefit from palliative care services.Our mission: Improving the quality of life of patients with incurable cancer and other terminal diseases in progressive and advanced stages, by offering qualitative palliative care services
The activities in our Foundation are concentrated around Health and Disability areas, and we expect the main projects and activities to be initiated or adopted by our EVS volunteers:
– Activities for fundraising, event management and PR in support of our direct services (an EVS volunteer with clerical skills can serve our hospice by helping in the office with simple administrative duties; fundraising responsibilities can range from preparing mailings or thank you letters to organising fundraising events and contacting possible donors; PR activities can range from speaking to local press, updating our website and talking to organisations and individuals about the Hospice’s work)
– Activities of recreation for patients (involving music, visual art, theatre, photo, complex cultural projects, literature/storytelling, poetry, multimedia recreational projects for children and elderly people in day centres or accommodated in residential care unit)
– Activities of support for patients (visiting, reading, taking walks, writing letters, bringing in music, supervising visits with pets, even massage therapy for volunteers with the necessary skills)
– Activities of respite and support for family members (EVS volunteers can assist with shopping or household maintenance, or allow family care givers the opportunity to get some time away from the house; family members also appreciate a visit from a compassionate friend who understands what they are going through)
– Activities of child-care assistance (this can include help with babysitting, picking up children from school or providing necessary transportation to club meetings or sporting events and practices. Volunteers have also made invaluable contributions with family pet care)
3. Association of the parents with mental disabled children Planeta Caritatii
From May 2016 for 9-12 months
The Association is an organisation founded by parents who have children with mental disabilities. Two years ago they opened a day Centre for people with mental disabilities and their parents and relatives.
The Center is opened from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM till 2 PM. Every day there are organised different recreational and educational activities, such as: sport activities, sewing class, working with the wood, theater and etc. Association’s staff is mainly working on voluntary basis, some of them are parents, and some of them are volunteers who want to help.
Every day the Centre is visited by up to 35 beneficiaries.
Every day there is a schedule that is respected. Approximately it looks like:
9:00 – 10:00 Sport activity (every day except Wednesday)
10:00 – 11:00 Work with natural materials
11:00 – 12:00 Educational activity*
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:00 – 14:00 Educational activity*
• Educational activities change every day – Monday – clay, mathematic, grammar; Tuesday and Thursday – social activity – esthetic education (concerts, theater); Wednesday – work in the garden / cleaning the territory around the building / excursions, theater, museum, gardening in the village/ sewing 11:00 till 14:00; Friday – grammar, mathematic, embroidery ribbons. If the weather is good on Friday we go gardening, Wednesday – excursions.
4. Association for the Protection of Homeless animals “ALGA”
From May 2016 for 9-12 months or
From Sep 2016 for 9-12 months
Association for the Protection of Stray Animals ALGA is a non-profit organization, created in 2006. It is run solely by volunteers, who are dedicating their time, money and effort to contribute towards solving humanely the stray animal problem in our city and country.
The main objectives of the Association are:
– implement humane methods on dog population management at local and national level;
– protecting street animals from cruel and inhumane treatment;
– creating necessary conditions for a good coexistence of people and animals.
The main role of the EVS volunteer is to take care of dogs and work together on the promotion of animal rights in Moldova. Therefore, the volunteer will develop critical thinking on the proposed issue, will develop research and writing skills, organizational skills, PR and media communication skills. Also, he/she will get in a closer contact with the Moldovan community understanding their mentality and help them to find solutions for the management of the dog population. In this context we will propose the volunteer the following basic activities:
– research and analysis of information about the situation with animals rights in Moldova;
– writing articles on various issues related to animals rights and ALGA activities for ALGA web-page, for social networks(FB, etc.), for local newspapers and Internet info portals;
-creation of posters and leaflets on the topic of animals rights and activities of ALGA and distribution of materials to the locals;
– doing PR and various media work, meeting with media representatives and giving interviews about ALGA work and the situation with animals rights in the home countries of EVS volunteers;
– helping in organizing events such as concerts with local artists, in order to raise awareness on the problem of animals rights and to fundraise money for the association activities for animals;
– organizing meetings with children in schools to inform them how to take care of animals and how to respect animals rights;
– updating website about current residents of the two shelters, helping to search for the hosting families for the dogs in Moldova and outside of Moldova;
– taking pictures of the hosted dogs and help to create the portfolios for every dog;
– finding hosting families for puppies;
– assisting ALGA team and working together with local volunteers on the international dog exhibitions organized Chisinau;
-suggesting events to organize for the international Day of Animals Rights;
– delivering their own ideas on how to promote the animals rights in Moldova and do some fundraising for the animals.
The second direction of work will be helping the ALGA team to take care of the dogs in the two shelters, therefore volunteer will be able to face the reality, understand better the problem of stray dogs in Moldova, develop team work competences, learn more about how to take care of the dogs and cats:
– to play and take out for walks the animals (under supervision of the shelter workers;
– to feed the animals, clean and take care of the cages and territory of the shelters;
5. Catholic Religious Mission Caritas Moldova
From May 2016 for 9-12 months
Caritas Moldova is a humanitarian and charitable organization that contributes, through its activities, to the eradication of poverty and establishment of equitable social systems, promoting the values.
Main categories of Caritas Moldova beneficiaries are: elderly people, abandoned people, people with disabilities, children, young people, students, vulnerable families, single parent families, unemployed people, people at risk and other vulnerable categories.
The main source of inspiration for Caritas is Catholic Social Teaching, the teaching of the Gospel and the Church, which include the basic principles of providing social assistance and legal framework. Three principles lie at the basis of the daily activity: Personality, Solidarity and Subsidiary.
For the National office the need is:
1. Helping in organizing social projects with local volunteers: organization, monitoring, perform photographic documentation, perform evaluation of projects ( e.g. meetings, trainings, courses). The work will be out and indoor.
2. Promotional activities: updating web page, participation in social events, writing articles, taking photos, creating and printing a bulletin, creation of promotional materials: videos, leaflets, posters.
Within those task it is possible short field trips to:Medico-social Centres Project in following regions – Chisinau, Bender, Grigorauca/Singerei rayon, Stauceni/Chisinau Municipality, Stircea/Glodeni rayon, Tiraspol, Rascov/Kamenka rayon. The main goal of this project is providing medical and social assistance within Centres, as well as home care. (specific activities – Home visit of patients, distribution of food/goods, house cleaning); Night shelter for homeless persons „Stefanus” in Stauceni, Chisinau municipality. The project goal: Reintegration of homeless persons in society, improvement of their moral and physical health condition.(specific activities -Interactive activities with homeless people, organizing a football team, Distribution of food to homeless people; Day Care Centers for children in Rascov/Kamenka rayon, Sloboda Rashkov/Kamenka rayon, Ribnita, Bender, Tiraspol, Stircea/Glodeni, and Balti.(Workshops for children, animation, Teaching English); For Placement Center for children in a risk situation in Tiraspol( specific activities – Assisting children in the night shelter, helping them in getting hygienic skills); For Day care Centre for elderly in Ribnita.
6. Centre for Assistance and Protection for Victims and Potential Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings (CAP)
From May 2016 for 9-12 months
Centre for Assistance and Protection for Victims and Potential Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings (CAP) is the first contact point in Moldova for the persons returning home after a dreadful trafficking experience abroad. The Center, which has been operational since 2001, provides crisis interventions in a safe and friendly environment. During theIir stay at the shelter, residents can benefit from a range of “in-house” services.
The Centre offers
• Temporary Residence
• Psychological Counselling
• Social Support Medical Assistance
• Legal Support
• Recreational Activities
Volunteer will support the implementation of:
– social activities with beneficiaries of the CAP: manual work, sport activities, writing workshops, ice-breakers ( for community life), life skills activities ( managing a budget, developing self-confidence, self-knowledge, discussing about values, human rights, communication abilities….), sensitization about AIDS, familial planning;
– Accompanying beneficiaries to different places (for juridical procedures, vocational school, shopping….)
– Office support for staff
– Implementation of new services in the shelter (library, partnership with sports’ hall);
– Cultural excursions (theatre, museum, cinema, events in Chisinau…)
– Helping with the surveys (+ analysis of the results.) f.e. evaluation of the quality of the services
– Preparing events for the local volunteers
7. Centre of Active Recovery and Social Reintegration of the Children and Youth with Physical Disabilities
From June/July 2016 for 9-12 months and
From Sep/Oct 2016 for 9-12
Centre of Active Recovery and Social Reintegration of the Children and Youth with Physical Disabilities (CCCT) is a subdivision of the Municipal Direction for protection of child’s rights.
As beneficiaries of the Centre can be persons with physical (children with age between 7 and 18 and youth with age between 19 – 30), parents and tutors and children of the Chisinau’s district Botanica.
The Centre develops activities in order to achieve the following objectives:
a) achieving the change in the mindset on the children with disabilities
b) reducing the phenomenon of marginalization and social exclusion of the disadvantaged categories
c) social integration of the children and youth with disabilities
d) prevention of the institutionalization of the children and youth with physical disabilities
e) prevention of the family breakup which have children with disabilities.
Among the offered activities for volunteers are: participation in rehabilitation programme (assisting in integrative dance and creative workshops, assisting activities for disabled and able-bodied children (drawing workshop, cinema club, ping pong, computer classes etc.), organizing crafts, table games, ping pong, computer classes, origami, dance, drama workshop, foreign language workshop etc. Besides this volunteers will be engaged in different events preparation and implementation (festivals, holidays celebrations, intercultural activities, contests, social actions, guided tours etc).
The volunteer is encouraged to propose the activities for and with the children according to their own background and ideas. The volunteers’ part in caring for the children would for the most part entail spending time with them, playing and eating with them, possibly teaching them some language in a playful way, sports, or art.
The volunteers will work from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. that will depend on the activities planned, 5 days per week. They will have 2 days off each week. Sometimes the volunteers will be asked to work on weekends and to have days off on working days, because there might be some events and activities on weekends, like trips to other cities or some celebrations.
8. Charity Association New Life (knowledge of Russian is essential!)
From May 2016 for 9-12 months
Association “New Life” is a charity organization. Our target group are people from socially excluded and vulunrable groups. “New Life” works to educate youth groups, schools and family groups on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. We do this by running workshops, education programmes and campaigns. Trained staff front a successful programme which also supports indivduals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Moldova.
We offer our beneficiaries opportunity to be involved in the sport group and courses of the Romanian language. Our beneficiaries can also come to us to sew, to watch TV, we offer for their disposal the washing machine. We provide our beneficiaries consultation from the psychologist, lawyer, social support, self-help groups, consultations “equal to equal”.
We have a small team of paid staff but relay on volunteers to support most of the work that they carry out especially in the prevention work that they do.
The volunteer will be helping “New Life” in the following activities:
• HIV/AIDs prevention work with youth.
Concrete tasks in this work area are: communicating with members of these groups, assistance in designing methods of work, participation in outreach activities, as well as collecting data on services provided.
• Assistance in designing the social program for people living with HIV/AIDS and providing psychosocial support and help.
Concrete tasks in this work area are : organizing excursions and cultural events (cinema, theatre etc.), assisting in writing articles for the web-sites, assisting in designing and delivering training programmes, assisting in organizing meetings of self- support
• Participation in our HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and substance abuse peer education program.
Concrete tasks in this work are: meeting with volunteers who do peer education program, contacting and meeting school authorities where education is to be conducted, designing the program of lectures/workshops, delivering lectures/workshops, evaluating lectures/workshops. Volunteer will undergo any relevant training in relation to these issues.
• Assistance to our staff in conducting campaigns.
Concrete tasks in this work are: assisting in designing promotional material for campaigns we organize, esp. 1st December campaign, as well as specific info material for certain vulnerable populations (such as Roma, etc), distributing info material with other volunteers
• Active membership in our youth club, where they will give their specific input and open new opportunities for learning (for both himself/herself and our volunteers).
Concrete tasks in this work are: preparing programs for meetings, delivering workshops, designing and implementing other activities for youth. These activities and tasks and its scope can of course be rearranged in accordance with volunteers’ personal preferences. Volunteers will be involved in fundraising, through preparing project proposals, applying for sponsorships etc. Thus, they will have the opportunity to think of a project of their own and to get full support from the staff and other volunteers for its realization.
9. Charity Centre for Refugees
From June 2016+9-12 months
Charity Centre for Refugees (CCR) was created on the initiative of some volunteers with the support of UNHCR Branch Office in the Republic of Moldova in October 1999. The Charity Centre is a non-political, non-governmental and non-profit organisation.
CCR’s main objectives are to provide cultural, moral and material assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in the Republic of Moldova and to assist them integrating into the Moldovan society.
CCR’s main activities are services to refugees and asylum seekers in the Republic of Moldova, so that they could come and discuss their common interests and problems, participate in different events, meetings, seminars, etc. CCR organises international, national, cultural and religious celebrations for refugees and asylum seekers and their children like the International Women’s Day, the International Children’s Day, World Refugee Day, New Year (Novroz), Christian and Moslem holidays, Christmas, Easter, Martisor and etc.The Charity Centre collaborates with Bureau of Migration and Asylum, besides that CCR is in cooperation with TAC – Temporary Accommodation Centre for refugees where refugees live in a community until the decision about their situation is taken. The volunteer will have opportunity to visit TAC on regular basis where assist on art workshop and organize the workshops for refugee women and children.
Typical working week of the volunteer could consist of following activities:
Monday to Friday:
Individual assistance to the beneficiaries of the Charity Centre and to its staff.
Planning of events. Preparation for the pottery workshop at the State Reception Centre for Refugees and Asylum Seekers; Discussions with the supervisor. Individual assistance to the beneficiaries of the Charity Centre and to its staff. Planning of and preparation for events. Assistance to the supervisor; Visit to State Reception Centre for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Pottery workshop. Help in coordinating pottery workshop;
Making Power-Point presentations, articles for blog. Preparing workshops. Looking for fundraising opportunities Making Power-Point presentations, articles for blog. Preparing workshops. Looking for fundraising opportunities Making Power-Point presentations, articles for blog. Preparing workshops. Looking for fundraising opportunities Making Power-Point presentations, articles for blog. Preparing workshops. Looking for fundraising opportunities
Besides this the volunteer will be offered to visit TAC (Temporary Accommodation Center for refugees) once per week (Monday or Saturday) and different workshops and activities will be held there. The role of every volunteer is to help in many areas, so any volunteer can find satisfaction.
10. Day Care Centre “Dorinta”
From May 2016+9-12 months
Day Care Centre “Dorinta” is a care institution for children, youth with physical and mental disabilities from 0 to 18 years old and their parents. The Center is visited by around 40 children; all of them are from 16 surroundings villages of Calarasi.
The aim of Day Care Centre ‘Dorinta” is to support young people with disabilities in the best possible way, so they can live their lives as independently as possible, with specific attention for their talents and abilities.
Activities for the volunteers:
At Youth Centre the volunteer will be involved with the everyday leisure activities of youngsters with disabilities from Calarasi and surroundings. The task is to help the young people to become more independently thinking and acting in their lives and stimulate their creativity.
The work can for example involve discussion groups, baking, arranging small open stage evenings, playing some games, supporting youngsters in making a video film, playing music with youngsters. The activities at the Centre have their starting point in the interests of the youngsters who attend the center. Activities differ from day to day. There is a possibility to play different kind of games, work with cultural, artistic or other projects, watch films, join discussion groups about different themes and topics, some of these can be “girls groups” and “boys groups” talking about difficult things or love and sexuality. Volunteer is busy at the Center from Monday to Friday from 10:00AM till 4:00PM. In first part of the day volunteer will be assisting teachers with lessons and workshops they have with beneficiaries, in the afternoon volunteer can propose his/her own activities or help staff in organising leisure time of children, participate in discussions during English club. The volunteer will grow new skills and knowledge, both professional- and “life-skills”. In the small organization of Day Care Centre “Dorinta” the input of everyone matters and the volunteer gets to try out his/her wings with an own creative project as a project leader. And support, participate and co-lead other projects.
11. Independent Journalism Centre
From May 2016+9-12 months
The Independent Journalism Center (IJC) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides assistance to journalists and media institutions in the Republic of Moldova. IJC sees its mission in supporting professional journalism and aims at contributing to the consolidation of a qualitative, independent and impartial press.
Our main activities are:
Media Law and Policy: (Offers consulting services in the field of media legislation, offers in-court representation, provides legislation analysis/expertise, monitors abuses of the freedom of expression and the rights of journalists);
Assistance and Professionalization of Media: (Works out and implements training programs for journalists and trainers from different media, participation of foreign and local experts, administers different journalistic competitions, organizes annual survey “Ten Journalists of the Year”.) Training: (Works out and implements IJC Graduate Journalism Program – the Chisinau School of Advanced Journalism (www.scoaladejurnalism.md));
Research and Publications: (Publishes a biannual analytical bulletin Mass Media in the Republic of Moldova, in Romanian, Russian and English, manages content of the web portal Moldova Azi (www.azi.md), commissions surveys and polls on relevant issues, etc., offers journalists Internet access and a library that contains around 50 publications from the Republic of Moldova and special literature from abroad) IJC also hosts the Press Club, meetings which are organized together with the Committee for Press Freedom.
The proposed activities for the volunteer are:
– supporting the IJC staff in preparing the weekly discussion club meetings at the Chisinau School of Advanced Journalism. The volunteer will help the academic coordinator with developing the agenda, inviting guests, moderating these informal discussions on various topics. The working language is English, Russian or Romanian; therefore it is important that the volunteer speaks at least one of these languages. When the invitees will not speak English, the meetings will be organised by the academic coordinator.
– helping the IJC program coordinators with organising short-term training programs for journalists on various topics: the volunteer will be involved in meeting foreign experts and accompanying them for sightseeing, will help with writing press releases after the event etc. Other concrete assignments could be: collecting feedback from the participants and following the event in order to assist in the preparation of the final report; setting-up a data-base of contacts, etc.
– participating in documentation of our programs (making photos, videos), helping IJC coordinators with designing posters, leaflets, and maintaining the English version of our website.
– contributing to editing and distributing the Media in Moldova analytical magazine: writing analytical articles on international developments in the media field and proofreading the English version of the magazine.
– contributing to maintaining the English version of the web portal Azi.Md: writing articles, taking and editing pictures, editing English version of news reports. Help the program coordinator with editing the English version of the Media News in Moldova bi-monthly newsletter.
– lobbying and providing relevant information to the IJC potential partner organizations. The volunteer could play a role in liaising with partners after a potential project has been identified. He could research it as well as seek possible funding opportunities. This would broaden the young person’s awareness of the project initiation cycle, its development and timetable of deadlines.
– we also will let the volunteer carry through his/her own ideas, s/he can work out his own programs, and/or s/he can improve our programs with new ideas.
12. Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (educational or working background in Human rights is essential!)
From June 2016 + 9-12 months
Moldovan Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2007 by a group of lawyers and defenders of human rights. The members of IDOM are experienced in monitoring the respect for human rights and the honoring of obligations which the Republic of Moldova accepted before the OSCE, the United Nations and the Council of Europe.The major aim of IDOM is to contribute to the education, promotion and defense of rights and liberties guaranteed by national and international legislation. The advocacy and litigation done by IDOM benefits not only certain specific groups, but the whole society. IDOM is concerned with the strongest violations of human rights, provoked by the ignorance of superior values such as individual liberty, social justice and equality and non-discrimination.
• Monitoring of diverse state institutions in order to track and practically eliminate the abuse of human rights;
• Judicial consultation on Human rights issues;
• Analysis of the legal framework;
• Strategic litigation (at national and international instance – European Court of Human Rights, UN Committees and others;
• Public Policy Analysis;
• Human Rights Education;
In the team of IDOM we have professional lawyers and social workers. We also have a person appointed that is responsible for volunteer’s network of IDOM: national and international volunteers, This person introduces volunteers to institute’s work and activities, together with volunteers makes the activities plans and working schedules. Every project of IDOM has its own coordinator. Volunteer’s coordinator and project coordinators collaborate and assist volunteers in implementation of both daily office activities and special projects’ activities.
The volunteers will have the opportunity to get involved in various aspects of IDOM’s activities, such as:
• Trying to raise awareness of the organization by writing applications for possible funding opportunities, volunteer will be giving some applications and he will be asked to help with filling, proof-reading (in case if volunteers mother tongue is english), or give some ideas for activites that can be described in the application form.
• The volunteer will also manage there own personal project, such as arranging seminars, study visits and conferences, which focus on democracy in Moldova and greater awareness of human rights issues. The volunteer will be given a specific assignment and function in the preparation and execution phases of the event. They will get acquainted first-hand with all the organizational and logistic stages of a successful training event. Involvement in such activities brings multicultural exposure to the volunteers, as well as a feeling of recognition. Concrete assignments will include the following: the collection of information on the seminar/training topic in the participants’ countries; collecting feedback from the participants and follow the event in order to assist in the preparation of the final report; setting-up a data-base of contacts, etc. Determining this assignment would depend on the volunteers’ interest and particular skills.
• The volunteer will also follow European policy developments in the Moldovan youth sector and preparing European projects. For which, the volunteer will be liaising with IDOM partners after a potential project have been identified. They could research it as well as seek possible funding opportunities. This would broaden the volunteer’s awareness of the project initiation cycle, its development and timetable of deadlines. Concrete activities could be writing the IDOM Newsletter and updating the IDOM website.
• The volunteer will assist with research projects. In particular, they will help IDOM in finding partners and creating new projects in Europe and the rest of the world. IDOM has a strong interest in establishing new partnerships with the countries where they do not have partner organizations. The tasks related to this activity are to identify the institutions, the local groups and organizations as well as any other parties involved in the implementation of (Inter)-Governmental programmers. Information of the sort would provide links to potential future partners. The volunteer’s task would be to assist in this research by contacting the different agencies, institutions etc, thus finding out about current priorities and activities in the respective countries.
• The volunteer will manage a clear-cut project :in line with their skills, personal interests and goals; this will also be an opportunity for them to develop their own ideas or initiative.
13. OWH Studio
From June 2016+9-12 months
Our intention is to eliminate the barriers between people with different cultures, different native languages and interests. During our 17 years experience as an NGO in the cinema field, we have learnt on our own what they always say – art is strong way to unite people. We intend to stay close to what we are good at. The cinema is a multidisciplinary domain and the final video output is the work of several departments, people with different backgrounds, skills, tastes and personalities. In the end it’s one film. We are interested in future international collaborations with young people and active organizations in order to develop new ideas, concepts and partnerships. We are interested in offering more possibilities to the young people in Moldova and this can be made by the great power of information. Youth exchange is a non-traditional and secure way of learning by communication and team work. It is something that inspires people, form personalities and stays with them.
Since, 2001, we organize CRONOGRAF – an international documentary film festival in Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova. During these 13 years, we made connections with dozens of volunteers that got involved and helped our team: local volunteers and international volunteers that contacted us from their own initiative and came in Moldova and became part of our base team.
Besides CRONOGRAF, the future projects we intend to work on are cross-sectoral: project related to cinema and culture in general with the participation of young people from completely other spheres of activity.
Our Studio has a variety of projects to coordinate through the year. Accodring to the time of arrival of volunteer, he/she will be involved into the current on-going project. Besides that there is a certain list of tasks that volunteer can do regardless time and current project flow.The activities are:
– Being part of a press bureau during International Documentary Film- Festival IDFF CRONOGRAF, that OWH TV Studio organizes every year in spring. Volunteer will be part of the organizational team and will work on the concept development of the festival and will assist in logistics and videos production, will take interviews of the participants of festival, will write articles about the films and activities of the festival, will take photos of the events .
– Being part of the creative team of OWH TV Studio: social videos and creative documentaries production. Volunteer will have to elaborate concept of videos and documentaries, will organize in working groups and brainstorming, will take part in the filming team of the social documentary, will do the film image and film directing assistance , volunteer can also play a role of actor in film making or assistant in the technical team of film elaboration.
– Writing and producing cultural projects / cinema trainings: volunteer will search for possible grants programme within the audio-visual production field, will develop and write projects and apply for granting of the developed projects.
– Assisting in seminars and training organized by OWH in the field of audio-visual production both on national and international levels.
– Being part of the organizational team: Volunteer will assist in film screenings, what includes assisting in logistics, organization of film screening, helping with equipment, etc.
14. The Center for Social Rehabilitation of Children Casa Gavroche
From May/June 2016+9-12
The Center for Social Rehabilitation of Children “Casa Gavroche” is a shelter for children living and working on the streets and other categories of children at risk from Chisinau. “Casa Gavroche” was created by the Municipal Department for the Protection of Children’s Rights and the Primaria Association for the Re-socialization of Street Children, within a project financially supported by UNICEF Moldova, Social Investment Fund in Moldova and Chisinau City Administration. The creation of the Center “Casa Gavroche” was imposed by the need of diversifying the range of services provided to children in difficult circumstances and their families.
The Center is an open and friendly institution that will offer temporary shelter, food, care, schooling and learning activities to children at risk. Besides children that live and work on the streets the project addresses abandoned children or children at risk of abandonment, children with parents deprived of parental rights, children that are abused in their family, children with behavioral problems or children at risk (roma children). Each child will benefit from psycho-pedagogical counseling and an individualized re-socialization plan with the involvement of a social assistant, a pedagogue and a psychologist, food, clothing, medicine, nursing.
“Casa Gavroche” has 4 bedrooms with a total of 18 beds, a hall, a computer room and a gym, bucatarie si sufragerie. The duration of a child’s stay in the Center will not be longer than 6 – 12 months; during this period there will be considered possibilities for the child’s reintegration into the biological family, school and community. If reintegration into the natural family is not possible, other forms of placement and protection will be considered, trying to avoid the child’s institutionalization. Children placed temporarily in “Casa Gavroche” will attend neighboring schools and benefit from social relations and an environment similar to a family environment.
Volunteers will take part in the education of children, sports, volleyball, drawing, origami activities what will be guided by special educator. Volunteers will develop their interests and work on it together with children and youth from the Centre. They will get a teaching experience when helping children with their homework (eg. on English lessons or other) or when running thematic workshops. Moreover while working with professional psychologists and pedagogues volunteers will have a possibility learn from their everyday work and to gain from their experience. Volunteers will also obtain experience in organizing workshops and events for children and youth.
The main role of the long term volunteers is to assist the employees in work and to give support to the children in every day activities of the Centre.
Everyday duties of volunteers are:
– help with homework;
– cleaning, preparing children for kindergarten, ironing clothes, dressing, going to kindergarten
– help in organizing and running recreational and interpersonal games;
– help in cleaning up rooms when activities finished;
– picking up children from the school;
– read stories and songs in easy language;
– participate in painting and crafts, beads workshops, church visitation two times per week
– organize sport and outdoor activities.
– go to theater and music groups.
15. International Center for Protection and Promotion of Women Rights La Strada (knowledge of Romanian is essential)
From May +9-12 months
The International Center “La Strada” is a part of the international network of Prevention of Trafficking in Women in Central and Eastern Europe that includes 9 organizations in 9 countries (that are the origin countries as well as the destination one) implementing the La Strada Program Prevention of Traffic in Women in Central and Eastern Europe (The Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Byelorussia, Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina).
Being founded in 2001, the International Center for Women Rights Protection and Promotion “La Strada”, has imposed in the Republic of Moldova’ social life and for now possess an unique experience and competence in following areas of work:
– Prevention of Domestic Violence
– Promotion Safety online for children
– commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Also we are involved in different prevention program that:
• Educate the potential migrants with regard to migration and danger of human trafficking
• Optimize the national resources for prevent domestic violence.
• Facilitate the access to quality based and secure assistance
• Monitor of the situation in Moldova in the field of trafficking of human beings, commercial sexual exploitation of children and domestic violence
• Provide assistance to the national decision factors
Local volunteers along with EVS volunteers are involved in the following activities:
• Seminars in schools and universities on prevention of human trafficking, physical abuse once/twice per week
• Flash mobs to raise public awareness on prevention and combating of human trafficking, physical abuse through the course of the year
• Social Campaigns through the course of the year
• Organizing competitions for pupils who study in orphanages through the course of the year
We have 19 full staff members and 27 local volunteers in Chisinau.
We work with children, youth and adults depending on the topic from urban and rural areas, in Chisinau and all around Moldova.
he volunteer’s task could be different depending on ability and willingness to engage:
1. Helping in organizing social projects with local volunteers: organization, monitoring, perform photographic documentation, perform evaluation of projects ( e.g. meetings, trainings, courses). The work will be out and indoor.
2. The work in the office: to lead correspondence by e- mail, technical assistance.
3. Promotional activities: updating web page, participation in social events, writing articles, taking photos, creating and printing a bulletin, creation of promotional materials: videos, leaflets, posters.
4. Activities for fundraising in support of our direct services (an EVS volunteer with clerical skills can serve our foundation by helping in the office with simple administrative duties; fundraising responsibilities can range from preparing mailings or thank you letters to organizing fundraising events and contacting possible donors);
5. Running their own activities, e.g. presentation of the culture of their country, hobby) for different local volunteer groups and institutions.
16. International Organization for Migration Mission to Moldova (EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD IS ESSENTIAL)
From May 2016 for 9-12 months.
Established in 1951, International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM Mission to Moldova was opened in 2001. In the same year IOM has opened Centre for Assistance and Protection for Victims and Potential Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings (CAP).
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people. IOM works in partnership with the Moldovan government, international intergovernmental organizations as well as local NGOs on all aspects of migration, including developing capacities to manage migration flows, developing international cooperation, leveraging migration for development, better protecting the migrants’ rights, providing guidance on migration legislation, improving migration management and border management and combating trafficking in human beings.
The main areas of activity of IOM Chisinau are:
Migration and Development Program – IOM’s Migration and Development programme includes activities such as the development of the National Remittances Programme, facilitating the participation of migrants in voting abroad, capacity building for the Ministry of Economy and Trade, Consular Department of the MFAEI and Ministry of Health, improving data collection on remittances and health workers’ mobility, improving the financial literacy of migrant workers and their families, facilitation of linkages of remittances with financial services, building bridges with diasporas, assessing the impact of migration on the public health sector etc.
Migration Management – IOM’s initiatives in this field aim to enable the Government of Moldova to build its capacity to develop policies for efficient migration management, based on enhanced data collection and analysis. Improved knowledge, data collection and analysis are an imperative prerequisite for the achievement of this goal.
Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration – This programme aims to enhance comprehensive long-term reintegration of Moldovan returnees from EU countries (Austria, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Central European countries) through conciliation, professional orientation, and vocational and business training.
Prevention and Protection (Counter-Trafficking) – The programme has two major elements: (1) protection and assistance of victims of trafficking and at-risk cases, and (2) proactive prevention. The programme is part and in tune of general strategic initiative started by IOM with mains stakeholders in Moldova in 2006 in the area of protection and prevention through establishment of the National Referral System for (potential) Victims of Human Trafficking. The approach spans from assistance development and support of services (like support of centres working with the target groups, launching Trust line for victims of domestic violence in Transnitria region, etc), capacity building of relevant authorities based on multi-disciplinary and human rights approach, to awareness-raising by information seminars, peer-to-peer education, and promotion of safe migration through support of Hotlines in both Moldova and the Transnistria Region.
The working week, (Monday – Friday, the working hours: 10:00- 17:00), of a volunteer will consists of the following implemented activities of administrative and assisting type:
– providing administrative assistance in the office: logistics, maintaining the files, updating mailing lists, post, faxing, copying
– updating information on our web page – www.iom.md
– when the volunteer will learn local language s/he can help with translations and proof reading of the documents
– assisting with research on specific topics: human rights issues, civil society, NGO development, youth initiatives, and civic participation upon request of supervisor/ unit managers
Additionally depending on the on going projects of IOM volunteer will:
– be involved in assisting project coordinators in organizing logistically all kinds of events: trainings, seminars, conferences, roundtables, other. S/he will get acquainted first-hand with all the organizational and logistic stages of a successful training event. Involvement in such activities brings multicultural exposure to the volunteers, as well as a feeling of recognition.
– finally, to develop, self-initiatives, the volunteer will manage a clear-cut project in line with their skills, personal interests and goals; This will also be an opportunity for them to develop their own ideas.
17. International Centre for Professional Training and Development
From May 2016 for 9-12 months.
ICTPD is an NGO with a misssion“To assist the development of the organizations, leaders and professionals with the help of the modern educational technologies and effective methods of training”. Our organization is involved in many kinds of educational programs. One of the main directions is professional development and social assistance to the unemployed and socially vulnerable population. We also work with youth and students to promote tolerance in our multiethnic and multicultural society. In addition we organize training in the field of business, management, psychology in Russian, Romanian and English.
Work plan for full-time volunteer for few months “July – October”
– Introduction to organization, staff, projects and activities
– Introduction to programs: “English for Communication”, “Business Planning and Experience Exchange”.
– Work meetings on course curriculum programs: “English for Communication”, “Business Planning and Experience Exchange”.
– Studying basics of Didactics and learning process. Vulunteer develops his or her own exercises that correspond to certain criteria.
– Meetings with volunteers that have taught these courses. Discussions, experience exchange.
– Understanding cultural differences and language interference. What difficulties may arise while teaching the course.
– Preparation to course start.
– Course advertisement and promotion
– Help and support of other activities of ICTPD depending on the need. (August is the month when staff members are on vacation)
– Topic to study and discuss: “Preparation to project writing”
– Preparation to course start.
– Topic to study and discuss: “Time management during the class. Effective techniques”.
– Topic to study and discuss: “What is included in the project plan”
– Organizational meeting and testing for future students
– Start of the program “English for Communication”
– Program “English for Communication” is running
– Midterm meeting and discussion on program and participants. Discussions, basing on the current situation and requirements.
– Topic to study and discuss: “Benchmarking as an important part of creating a project”
– Benchmarking for project idea
– Looking for potential funding sources
In all of the mentioned activities volunteer will be supporting staff members and supported by staff member in volunteer activities.
N.B. The work plan may be adjusted to the background knowledge and experience of the volunteer.
18. Social Association Health for Young People
From May/June 2016 for 9-12 months.
The Centre Neovita was founded in 2002 by the Asociation “Health for Young People” with the help of UNICEF Moldova and the Teritorial Medical Asocation and the City hall of Chisinau and it one of the first Centre of its kind from Moldova.During its activity Neovita contributed at the development of the network of 38 Health Centres for Youth that are established on the whole teritory of Moldova. Neovita is the resource centre for all the networ k and the workers from the field.The Centre was created as an answer for the real necesities of the youth. Our beneficiaries are: teenagers, youth, couples, parents that will have children or have already, medical workers, teachers, any other organisations interested in health and development.The services are free of charge, they can receive a consultation from all the speciaist from the Centre, medical, psychological and social, it is very important for the Centre and beneficiaries that we keep the confidentiality.
Our Health Center has 3 general fields of activity:
a. consultations at the specialists (gynecologist, psychologist, Dermatology, urologist, social assistant). In case if volunteers have interest or studies in these domains, they can assist in consulting, help the specialis at the informational meetings.
b. methodical meetings – our Center is a Resource Center for other centres from the network, also we are evaluating and monitoring them. Volunteer will help in organizing of different cross-sectoral and collaborative sessions, informational meeting for the workers from different districts.
c. educational-informative programm consists from 2 parts: local volunteers team and educational and informative activities with teenagers and youth people from different educational institutions and other social groups. With the local volunteers team the EVS volunteer will be involved in creating promotional activities, recruitment or interviewing of local volunteers; will assist at the training for volunteers and will organize different activities together with volunteers also the volunteer will help in organizing of different informative lessons.
19. Foundation “People That Care”
From May/June 2016 for 9-12 months
Foundation People That Care addresses provision of good treatment, education and helps disadvantaged peoples such as handicapped children, children from difficult families, elderly persons. The main idea is to create day –care centre where everyone can get treatment, will be educated and get friends and be in contact with other parents living with the same challenges in life. Our main activities are:
– organizing different educational courses such as dance, drawing, singing, handcrafts etc;
– simply communicating with persons with same interests;
– computer courses;
– organizing outdoor and thematically activities;
– offer help for day to day activities.
We have working in 3 centres: 2 centres for elderly persons and 1 for children from difficult families. Each centre has 1 full time coordinator, volunteer teachers that organise recreational activities with our beneficiaries and also, we have around 50 local volunteers that are visiting the beneficiaries that can not come out from the house (children with disabilities and elderly persons), help the staff in the Centres. Foundation hosts up to 2 foreign volunteers per year.
The volunteer will experience a mixed programme of activity within the Foundation People That Care, with the opportunity to contribute to the work of the different departments including primary, mobility and living groups with all age groups from children to old peoples. A period of induction will ensure confidence-building and overall development of volunteers. After this induction, the volunteer will be able to determine the focus of his or her volunteering activity according to his or her interests and skills. Changing work areas or developing a varied programme of activity is negotiable at anytime. In the Centre for children there is sport room, where children can practice different physical exercises or dances, room for table games, room for workshops, computer class, kitchen where the children have cooking lessons. The Centre is opened from 12:00AM till 18:00PM, during this time volunteer will be assisting educator during different workshops, organize leisure time of the children that are not in the workshops. Depending on the volunteers abilities s/he will be asked to:
– assist in workshops of the centre (this will not replace paid staff but will complement the centre activities curriculum by enabling additional one to one help for beneficiaries and activities, which would otherwise not be possible). Staff are keen to take advantage of hosting someone from another culture who will bring in an intercultural dimension where possible, encouraging the volunteer to contribute his or her own ideas to activities (e.g., one-to-one help with the computer, contributing to researching and help with homework, etc.).
– develop life skills by motivating the children to take responsibility for their own daily lives.
– participate in and assisting with social activities, e.g. trips to sporting events, cinema, concerts and etc.
– initiate own projects and activities (e.g., awareness sessions on own culture, language classes, cookery or introducing a game or sport from their country of origin).
Centres for old persons work from 9:00 AM till 14:00AM, each centre has several rooms for different activities such as: foreign language lessons, computer lessons, medicine, chore, religion, interest clubs. In the beginning volunteer will be helping the coordinator to organise the activities after the adaptation and integration phase volunteer will be expected to:
– participate together with the coordinator in organizing planned activities such as foreign language lesson, computer lessons, chore, interest clubs;
– assist in social activities, e.g. trips, concert, theatre, outdoor activities;
– help beneficiaries to organise discussion club;
– initiate own projects and activities (e.g., awareness sessions on own culture, cookery or introducing traditions from their country of origin).
In the program working with children with disabilities, volunteer can join local volunteers to visit beneficiaries at home. During this visits volunteer will:
– support children at familiar times such mealtimes and bedtimes, helping children to wear and put off clothes and involve them in different activities, while local volunteer is busy with the parents;
– help the parents with house duties while they are spending time with children.
Volunteer is free to elaborate his own schedule together with the volunteer coordinator and also to choose the activities that are interested for him.
20. The American Chamber of Commerce
From May/June 2016 for 9-12 months
The American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova is a non-governmental non-profit organization, founded on September 4, 2006. As a member of the international network of 125 AmChams worldwide, AmCham Moldova connects businesses and business leaders to share the common goal of bringing the entrepreneurial spirit and the cultures of Moldova and the United States closer together. The Mission of AmCham Moldova is to promote American trade and investment in Moldova and to work with the Moldovan government and business leaders to foster a more favorable business climate in Moldova for foreign trade and investment.
Typical tasks will include, in main part, administration of AmCham communication tools, coordination of services to members, assisting Project Mangers within current running projects. 1. Assure the efficient communication with AmCham membership by means of: a. Administration of AmCham’s websitewww.amcham.md & Facebook page; b. Elaboration & distribution of AmCham Weekly Bulletin; Travel Guide; c. Administration of AmCham Job Center; 2. Administration of AmCham E-Manager by maintaining and updating members data base and major mailing lists; 3. Provide assistance in coordination of the following Programs: Member Discount Program; 4. Provide assistance to Event’s Manager in organizing different business events; 5. Actively participate in AmCham events, as well as other relevant events where AmCham is invited (meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc), if delegated by the Executive Director;
21. The Association Center for Reabilitation and Social Integration of the Children with Mental Disabilities CULTUM
From May/June 2016 for 9-12 months
• The Association Center for Reabilitation and Social Integration of the Children with Mental Disabilities CULTUM is a non-profit Association founded in 2001 and is a social services provider.
Our beneficiaries are people from 3 – 33 years with mental disabilities from Stauceni and Chisinau. Mostly of them are poor families, vulnerable families, young care levers people with disabilities etc.
The mission of the organisation is to improve and maintain the quality of the care services, education, recovery and integration in the society of the children with mental disabilities.
The Project includes several services as following:
* Individual and group education, speech therapist ocupations, different ocupational therapies such as cognitive therapy, ludotherapy, melotherapy ans medical care.
* Social integration activities: comunication, space orientation, personal autonomy of the people with disabilities.
* Consultation of the parents and family members, help them to create sistems of selfcare and coaching for the children with mental disabilities.
The volunteers will be involved in: – Assist PR manager in organizing the PR events like public social campaigns, fundraising activities or to maintain facebook and web pages: copy documents, prepare materials, taking photos, elaborating summaries, etc. – Participate with all the staff in organizing every week the sanitary day, when are cleaned all offices and spaces for children – Offer language courses (only the candidates that can prove these capacity) – Assists the staff in organizing and facilitation of day-to-day activities with children – available only for the candidates that can prove these capabilities; – Paper work: translation of documents, elaboration of small reports and researches about profiles of beneficiaries. After adaptation volunteer will be asked to help some beneficiaries to come to the center and after activities to go with them back home. The volunteer is expected to bring his/her creativity, project ideas, experience in, for example, arts and cultural expressions and/or sports and games to work and participate, support and lead different kind of projects that is developed at our centre. The volunteer will bring his/her experiences from another culture and the process of getting familiar with Moldovan society to the everyday work and life.
22. Family Type Placement Centre Small Group Homes
From June for 9-12 months and
From Sep for 9-12 months
• Family Type Placement Centre “Small Group Homes” aims to provide a temporary home to vulnerable children to those leaving large-scale residential units to family reunification or to be placed with Foster Carers. The placement lasts until the children’s reintegration with their biological or extended families. If this is not possible an alternative placement is identified. The main objective is to offer a temporary home to children who are to be reintegrated into their birth family or to be placed in a foster care family;
The centre provides a temporary family type facility for 20 children, who are assessed and placed here from institutions. The youngest age group is 3-12 years. One group is designed for children with disabilities. The categories of children – beneficiaries of the SGH- are very different and depend on complexity of their problems.
The SGH provides a family type environment where these children are helped to get ready for family life with either parents or foster cares. They are encouraged to participate in the day to day routine of the household, as well as in other activities. The Small Groups Home in Chisinau has been open since 1999 and represents the first alternative of this kind in the Republic of Moldova
The volunteers will work mainly with the age group 6-12. Their main tasks will consist in: – playing with the children, using his /her creativity and games he/she knows – assisting the children with their daily needs and responsibilities – picking up children from the school – read stories and songs in easy language – organize painting and crafts workshops – helping centre’s staff in cleaning, laundering and cooking for children
23. Ecovisio: http://www.ecovisio.org/
From May-June for 9-12 months
• EcoViso focuses its work on youth empowerment and environmental education and action. Through such programs as ActivEco-Sustainability in Action, Social Entrepreneurship, Climate LaunchPad and Eco-village Moldova we help young people develop leadership, networking and project management skills to address environmental issues and bring social innovation to their communities.
Support EcoVisio staff and members in the following: – event management (organizing youth trainings, Eco-fairs, workshops, etc.) – fundraising and grant-writing (help organize local fundraisers, research funding opportunities, help write project proposals) – contributing to the development of a Resource Center for environmental education in Riscova that will focus on practical trainings and sharing sustainable practices in the areas of eco-construction, organic gardening, energy efficiency and more.