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EVS-project in Medborgarskolan, Växjö


Kollage - Volontärer

About Medborgarskolan in Sweden
Medborgarskolan exists all over Sweden. Medborgarskolan is a study organisation with humanistic values that
was founded in 1940. The motivation for people to learn more was to influence their own living conditions, but
also to influence and change conditions in society. Today’s education is based on the same driving force; that
knowledgeable and committed citizens of society are one of the fundamental building blocks of democracy.
Medborgarskolan offer meeting places for development together with others – both physically and online and our
activities are open for everyone. With education, competence education and school activities, we engage over one million people each year within many different subjects such as crafts, languages, computer knowledge, food, music, theater, song and dance. Our trademark promise is: ”Where interest turns to knowledge”. We work actively to make “people education” attractive and we are passionate about lifelong learning. With our values, joy, dedication and competence, we are working to strengthen democracy.
Our fundamental value system has four core values:

-Focus on the individual
-Interactive development
-Mutual respect
-Intrinsic value of knowledge

About Medborgarskolan Region Öst
“Medborgarskolan Region Öst” is one of the eight regions that Medborgarskolan have in Sweden. It’s situated in
the southern part of Sweden and Växjö is where the head office for the region is situated.
In Växjö, Medborgarskolan has put emphasis on dancing and music. We're now the biggest dance studio in Växjö – with reference to the number of students, dance teachers on staff and our different dance styles offered. The
dance studio, where the volunteer will be placed and work, is called Kulturama Preparandum.

The volunteer work
The volunteer will mainly work with our dance studio Kulturama Preparandum and our music activities but will also
learn what a ”studieförbund” is, what we do and how we work. This includes how to manage our attendance lists,
to report, sort and file them. The volunteer will learn how a study circle works, and are encouraged to create their
own. The volunteer can learn how to market for example a dance course, to create posters, how to spread them
and develop a good marketing idea together with us.

Examples of typical volunteer tasks:

  • Sort and file the attendance list for the different courses
  • Being an extra resource which includes helping the dance teachers, the students and the parents during
    classes and keeping our facilities look good
  • Attend/assist during dance classes to learn more about teaching if wanted
  • Being an extra resource at different performances and learn the logistics behind creating everything from a small performance with a few dance groups or music groups (bands) to a big performance at a concert hall with all our 600 students.
  • Do inventory of the dance and music equipment
  • Learning how to be an assistant technician when recording a band in our studio and how to set up everything before a performance with a rock group

Accommodation and local transport
The volunteer will live in a shared house together with other volunteers. He/she will have a single room and
access to internet and will be sharing kitchen and bathroom. The volunteers will have access to bicycles.
The volunteer will receive 115 Euros as pocket money and around 200 Euros as food money.

Volunteer profile
We are looking for volunteers that are open towards working in a multicultural environment and have an interest in
culture, especially dance and music. It is also important that the volunteer share Medborgarskolan’s idea of a
pleasure-filled learning and the humanistic view that is the core of Medborgarskolan. Besides this, it s positive that
the candidates are:
-Interested in sharing his/hers culture
-Interested in teaching

Contact and application
To know more about Växjö and Medborgarskolan’s dance studio, please visit:
If you are interested in this project please send your CV and motivation letter in English to
medborgarskolan@globalakronoberg.se before set date in the European portal. Mark it with ”Medborgarskolan”.