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EVS project in Funkibator

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About Funkibator association

Funkibator Ideell Förening is a local association started in 2011 and is the result of a development center project called Funkibator. In the county of Kronoberg there are a few youth organizations within the field of disability so we decided to start one ourselves. It is a regional organization and our main target group is children, youth and young adults and people up to the age of 40. Funkibator Ideell Förening is for people regardless of diagnosis as we want to focus on the activities and not the diagnosis. Our goal is to become a national organization and establish the organization all over Sweden.
We offer different activities in the organization and our motto is that it should be concrete, fun and social. Some of our activities include leisure activities for young people with disabilities; monthly activities such as mini educations, inspirational meetings. Other activities have included bowling, wheelchair handball, movie night, winter holiday sports camp, summer camp, badminton, study visits etc. We feel it is important that our target group meet new people and gain a bigger network, both digitally and in real life.
We also cooperate with Växjö municipality and offer summer jobs for disabled youth. Växjö is a small city in the south of Sweden with a municipality of 80.000 inhabitants. The office of Funkibator association is in the city center of Växjö and is very close to the bus and train station. The offices are wheel chair accessible.

EVS project info
12 months
Accomodation: room in an apartment with shared bathroom and kitchen or room in a hostfamily with shared kitchen and bathroom
Working times: usually the volunteer works during week-days but sometimes he/she will work on weekends and evenings. The volunteers work max 35 hours a week, including swedish lessons.

Activities for volunteers
Here are some activities for the volunteers:

  • Assist during video game evening for youngsters
  • Prepare room and equipment for evening activities
  • Partisipate in evening events like weekly ”open house-koncept”.
  • Create a movie about EVS
  • Assist in having talks with people in Funkibator there the purpose is personal development, training in english, share culture experiences.
  • Prepare and realise weekly international activities for members and other participants.
  • Assist in different weekly activities with themes of workshops, education, art and creation, movie events, animal activities.
  • Help in making international production in text in Funkibator international external communication.
  • Assist in doing news programs about what is happening in the organisation.
  • Assist and participate during youth activities about Mine Craft

The volunteer’s role in this project is to assist in arranging activities, develop projects and express their own ideas. It’s possible to rotate between different activities. The volunteer will also participate in team building, brainstorming and meeting local personalities.

We are looking for two volunteers who:

– Enjoys working in a team with people with different backgrounds and needs

– Is flexible and creative, enjoys both office work (planing, meetings, brainstorming) but also enjoys participating in, and organize activities with young people and other more practical tasks.

– Is interested in digital and social media and IT

– Is interested in creating videos and taking pictures

– Thinks outside the box

 

How to apply?

If you are interested in this project please send your CV and motivation letter in English to: funkibator@globalakronoberg.se

Applications should be sent to us before the date that is shown in the EVS database. To know more about Funkibator please visit the homepage:
http://funkibator.se/

Funkibator ideell förening