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0bcanske poradenske stredisko, o. p. s.

(Občanské poradenské středisko, o. p. s.)

description of organisation

Non-for-profit organization Civic Advisory Centre is seated in Hradec Kralove and has more than 17 years experience. Its mission is to help people to live in a modern democratic society, to handle their problems of everyday life, to orient themselves in the jungle of legislation, authorities and social relationships and utilize effective tools for protect and promote their own interests and rights and take responsibility for their lives and environment.
Civic Advisory Centre focuses on three main programs - Advisory (accredited by Ministry of Social Affair since 2000), Education and self-development (accredited by Ministry of Youth and Education and Ministry of social affairs since 2007), Volunteering (accredited by Ministry of Interior since 2003).

Education and self-development programs and Volunteering are implemented within a community centre ClubCafé Pessoa. Its objective is to create a community space, which offers its clients a friendly and peaceful environment with original atmosphere and unique range of Iberian specialties (coffee, wine, appetizers, snacks and desserts) and allow them to forge new social bonds, improve their skills and enhance competencies and thus improving their lives. This project started in 2015 in cooperation with the University of Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic) and the Escola Superior de Educação Coimbra (Portugal) and operates on the principles of socio-cultural animation.

The volunteer should be positively tuned to help others. He or she should be independent, but be able to work together in a team. He or she should have a positive attitude towards people of different age, gender, social or ethnic groups. The volunteer should have basic skills in using computer and be willing to learn new skills. We welcome creativity and new ideas.
The volunteer will help with organizing and providing educational activities (courses, seminars, meetings, etc.), with promotion of educational activities of Club Café Pessoa and with reparation and management of his/her own socio-cultural activities.

Coordinating organization KURO Hradec Kralove: Is non-profit, non-governmental organization which aims to promote voluntary experience as a real life and work experience. From this mission it is clear that voluntary initiatives are the main focus of KURO HK. It is accredited sending/hosting/coordinating organization since 2012. But aside of EVS it develops voluntary cooperation initiatives within the region, mostly by networking and support of other organizations in their activities related to volunteering. KURO HK has three main directions of activity. The first are mentioned direct voluntary initiatives, second is education where it organizes mostly international educational events (seminars, trainings) about volunteering and mentoring, non-formal learning approaches applied in formal education setting, and complementary economic systems. The third field of operation of KURO HK is culture and support of small scale cultural events, out of which the biggest one is the Festival of street music in streets of its hometown Hradec Kralove, again all with help of volunteers.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Economic obstacles
Cultural differences
Geographical obstacles