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AFS Interkultur

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project description

The volunteer will be part of the 18+ team in the office which consists of two staff members.
He/she will also be a member of the volunteer committee which is in charge of planning and implementing 3-day orientations for 18+ participants, conducting information meetings for potential applicants, organizing presentations at educational institutions, etc.
He/she will job-shadow both key staff members and volunteers to get an in-depth understanding of the way AFS Interkultur is organising its activities in Denmark.
The main tasks include:
• being the liaison between the AFS-office staff and the AFS-volunteers in charge of 18+ program work, helping them recruit new volunteers, preparing orientations for Danish and foreign participants in our 18+ programs, etc. This will give him/her a thorough knowledge and experience in how to work with volunteers in a volunteer-driven organization.
• taking part in the weekly evening meetings of the volunteer committee.

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accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will stay in a host family and be provided with three meals a day. In relation to transport the volunteer will go by bus, train or bike. The transport expenses between the project, language school and home are covered by the program.

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volunteer profile

We prefer a creative person who enjoys speaking in front of a crowd and who is motivated to work in a dynamic intercultural atmosphere. The volunteer should also be diligent and reliable and willing to work overtime in peak seasons.
It is crucial that the volunteer is motivated to live with a Danish host family and take an active part in the family life. This might also mean that there will be some commuting between home and office.
Naturally it will be an advantage if the volunteer has experience working in volunteer-drive organisations – e.g. in a youth organisation such as AFS.

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how to apply

In order to apply please fill out the application form attached and send it along with your CV to maria.palmvang@afs.org as soon as possible and before the 31th October 2017. If you have been shortlisted for the project we will contact you for a skype interview before the 15th December 2017.

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