Youth for elders (Youth Peace Group Danube)

YPGD is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, which promotes civil and democratic society based on a culture of non-violence, tolerance, and respect for human rights. The goal of the organization is to promote work of the youth and emancipation of individualism and personal liberties.

Aim is to enable development and gaining new knowledge, skills and competencies of young volunteers by helping elderly and disabled people and people with disabilities in Vukovar. The idea is to socially include elderly people from Vukovar with young people by organizing various activities for elderly people, that would be implemented by young people and thereby promote intergenerational solidarity.It is very important to encourage young people to be more socially conscious and socially involved through various forms of assistance to elderly and disabled people, to encourage volunteering, through participation in the work with the elderly, through social activities and thus through volunteering develop the skills necessary for the labour market.

Main activities: House assistance for the elderly and disabled; social activities for the elderly and persons with disabilities; social activities for local community; promotion of opportunities for young people; participation in organising the events and promotional activities for young people; intercultural evenings and also, volunteers will conduct their own projects.

Duration: 1 April 2019–30 September 2019

Venue: the project will take place in Vukovar, Croatia.

Accomodation: volunteers will be hosted in a house, sharing room in center of Vukovar. There are 2 beds in every room, bathroom, kitchen and living room. The towels, sheets and blankets are provided but you are welcome to bring your own if wanted. Wifi available in the house.

Monthly allowance: the volunteers will receive monthly allowance for food of 180,00 euro in Croatian kuna (HRK) and be responsible for own cooking and preparation of meals. Each month, the volunteer will receive pocket money in amount set by Erasmus+ program guide to the standards of living in Croatia in amount of 155 euro in HRK (5 euros per day).

Apply: After you carefully read the Info Pack attached below, send your CV and a motivation letter to until the 3th of April.

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