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Social media ESC with NaturKultur (12-months volunteering position)

Hello!

Have you always wanted to live abroad for a year and volunteer for an international organization working with young people? Or maybe you wanted to be part of a fun, outgoing and creative multinational team? What about learning new skills such as project management, managing social networks, organizing the visibility of an NGO? If the answer is yes, take a look at this opportunity:

NaturKultur e.V. is opening a 12-months Erasmus+ European Solidarity Corps position for its Bremen office. We are looking for a volunteer for a 12-months long program, that has residence or citizenship in any of the EU countries.  We are providing accommodation – a private room in a shared house with other volunteers where all utility costs are covered, 246€ living costs per month and 150€ pocket money. The travel costs are covered in the amount of 275€. We will also provide German lessons, a bicycle to be able to move around Bremen and the opportunity to be part of an international team with creative and friendly working atmosphere.

Location: NaturKultur e.V., Bremen, Germany

Dates: Start between October 2019 –  October 2020 (12 months)

Background of the project

There are a lot of great NGOs out there that are doing meaningful work in our society, yet very few people are informed about what they do or take part in the activities they organize. At the same time social media has become one of the most influential sources of information of today. Young people are constantly looking for opportunities to volunteer and contribute to society where they can develop their abilities while experiencing new things. The goal of this project is to provide volunteers to the NGOs which will share their cool projects and interesting stories to as many people possible. With this approach we expect young people to become more informed and involved in their local and regional communities.

This particular opportunity is being hosted by NaturKultur e.V. More about our team you can find out here.

Your hosting organization

We are a youth mobility provider that is focused on international youth work. We organize between 8-10 Youth Exchanges and 2-3 training courses per year, and we are sending young people on many international projects abroad. We are also the coordinating organization for volunteering opportunities. Our office is located in Bremen, but we organize our projects in our KulturHaus in Garlstedt, which is close to Osterholz-Scharmbeck and 30 min by car from Bremen.

Our local and international projects aim to encourage and support young people through non-formal learning opportunities, especially focusing on the topics of interculturalism, tolerance, diversity and understanding among the different cultures in Europe. We are also organizing local events in Bremen and extending our network in the area by cooperating with other organizations and institutions.

 

Your tasks as a volunteer

  1. Making interesting posts, video blogs, photos and videos from the projects that NaturKultur organizes and showing to the world how meaningful and fun our projects are 🙂
  2. Writing new articles, stories and news on the NaturKultur website (naturkultur.eu), compiling a newsletter that we send to our subscribers, managing our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/naturkulturgermany) and Instagram account (@naturkultur_e.v.)
  3. Growing the fan base, traffic, visibility on Facebook, our website and YouTube channel.
  4. Creating a media and visibility strategy for the organization and implementing it.
  5. Creating a data base of different kind of media (newspapers, radio stations, blogs etc.) and establishing and developing cooperation with them, getting in touch with the journalists and so on.
  6. Helping out with developing and delivering new projects and activities.
  7. Initiating own project ideas and activities.

Logistics

You will be accommodated in a house just for ESC volunteers in Bremen, where you will have your own room.

Bremen is a city in North-West Germany (around 500.000 inhabitants), close to Hamburg, the border with Netherlands and the North Sea coast. Bremen is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with a lot of young people and both a historical center, modern and cultural areas.

As an ESC volunteer, you will receive health insurance, 150€ monthly pocket money, 246€ for living expenses. Travel costs will be reimbursed in the amount of 275€.

You will be supported by a Coordinator and a Mentor to help you get settled in your work place and the city of Bremen. You will also receive German language lessons!

You can apply, if you…

  • … are a resident of a country within the EU (not Germany)
  • … are between 18-30 years old (on the day you start your ESC)
  • … have a basic level of understanding, speaking and writing in German
  • … have a good level of understanding, speaking and writing in English
  • … have a high level of motivation, desire for self-development and readiness to work with different age groups
  • … are an open minded person, motivated to work in a team and with people from different religious, cultural and social backgrounds
  • … are pro-active, showing initiative and are able to work independently

In short, this ESC project will give you the opportunity to learn and gain experience in a new professional environment, to develop your self-awareness and knowledge about people with different backgrounds, to learn more about a new culture and language, and to find your strengths and interests in an unforgettable, unique 12 months in Bremen!

What we offer:

  • Developing yourself and your skills – If you have basic skills and passion for photography and filming, we will help you learn and develop them even more. You can go on training´s and learn new skills, but also have a platform where you can realize your ideas such as making video blogs, different kind of graphics, making short videos or photos, using drone, GoPro and other equipment.
  • Opportunity to pursue your passion and ideas – not only that you can, but we expect this from you. We want you to implement all your ideas and passions into our work – if it is a new project, new video, a new idea for blog or a platform – try something new – get out of your comfort zone because this is how you learn the most.
  • Flexible working hours and working environment – as we are not a company and we don’t have office hours, our work is often flexible and goes around the projects. When we will have a project, you should be there and make photos, videos or write posts and articles. When we don’t have projects, you can manage the social platforms from nearly anywhere as we don’t expect you to be at the office every day if you don’t have to be there.
  • An opportunity to change the world – as we are change makers, we influence our societies to respect the human rights, we protect our environment or we provide opportunities for young people who don’t have so many. You will be part of this story and contribute to bringing positive change to the world.
  • All the equipment that you will need – professional camera and lenses, go pro and microphones, lights, software, laptop, hard drives, drone will be provided for your work.

 

How can you apply?

The application process is very simple:

Make a 3-5 minute video where you answer some of the following questions:

  • Why do you want to take part in this ESC project?
  • Which things do you want to learn by participating in this project?
  • What do you expect from the whole experience in Germany?
  • Do you have your own video blog, Instagram profile or any previous experience in social media? Tell us about it.
  • Are you studying, working or traveling at the moment?
  • How do you want to contribute to the project?
  • Which are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • If a goldfish grants you one wish, what would you wish for?
  • If you could be a superhero, which one would you choose and why?

In what order, which questions and how many you should answer –  it up to you. Choose whichever way you think its best to tell us who you are :). Film the video and upload it on Youtube.

Fill in your details in the form below, where you can add a link to your Youtube video and social media profile.

The applications deadline is on the 15th of September.

We would invite the ones who fit our organization the most for a Skype interview with our team.

Tempted to apply? 🙂