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Internationaler Bund Polska

description of organisation

Internationaler Bund Polska was founded in 2004/2005 in Cracow. German non governmental ogranisation, Internationaler Bund Freier Träger der Jugend-Sozial und Bildungsarbeit.e.V. Located in Frankfurt, is its founder. The founding organisation had been active in western part of Germany since 1949 and has also spread its activities to the Eastern Germany in 1990. IB Polska's mission is to provide people with support and help to enable self-growth, integrate with the society, take responsibility for one's own and become an active member of society's development path. IB Polska puts pressure on activities addressed not only on one certain person, but also society itself, aiming to empower mutual understanding and international cooperation. To realize its statutory goals, the Foundation initiates and supports activities and programmes focusing on social, economic, cultural and political aspects of European society. IB Polska realizes programmes touching the themes of social welfare, healthcare or environmentalism. Foundation aims to re-awake potential of each person through various social and professional rehabilitiation programmes.

Internationaler Bund Polska, being a coordinating organisation, takes care about the partnerships, both local and international. As a project coordinator, IB Polska binds the involved organisations together and takes the responsibility for effective communication between partners. So far, IB Polska has been fruitfully cooperating with local NGOs and public institutions such as: Stowarzyszenie Siemacha, Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Socjalnej Gaudium Et Spes, Zespół Szkół Specjalnych Nr 11 (Special Educational School Nr 11), Samorządowe Przedszkole Nr 92, Szkoła Podstawowa Nr 24 and Social Integration Centre in Tychy (IB Polska is the manager of the centre). Given the opportunity to promote the concept of European Voluntary Service, Internationaler Bund Polska is providing ongoing support for new organisations that will to obtain an EVS accreditation and host volunteers, but lack resources to coordinate the projects independently. Thanks to its broad experience in the youth projects management, IB Polska provides ongoing support and guarantees highest quality of project management. As a coordinating organisation, IB Polska takes the responsibility for team-building and communication between local partners and anyone involved in the project on the local basis (starting with project coordinators, managers, hosting organisation tutors and mentors). To ensure the highest standard of voluntary activities, organisation supervises activities of local partners – throughtout the project we remain in contact with tutors and representatives, our volunteers take part in the evaluation meetings where we discuss their activities in the hosting organisation and general quality of the service.
Carrying out EVS project in few organisations at the same time, volunteers at IB Polska are enabled to mutually exchange their experiences. We welcome volunteers initiatives on cooperation between organisations in order to empower volunteers to widen their experiences scope. Our projects are aimed to achieve certain goals and realize certain subjects, regardless the hosting organisation of a given volunteer. IB Polska enables and encourages volunteers to undertake additional activities.

As a hosting organisation IB Polska offers volunteers to take part and assist in the projects realised by Internationaler Bund Polska both in Cracow and in Tychy. Voluntary activities in Tychy are particularly focused on projects realised within the framework of Social Integration Centre, which mainly deals with exclusion issues and provides activites addressed atseniors. Volunteer in Cracow will be offered to join our team and assist ongoing European Voluntary Service projects, internship programmes and international exchanges handled by IB Polska.
Being a sending organisation, IB Polska is responsible for international partnerships with european organisations. We are responsible for recruitment and active cooperation within the framework of EVS projects. Up to date we sent few volunteers for EVS projects, but due to the fact that we recently undertook various activities to promote EVS among young people, lately we noticed increased interest in the EVS projects and this field of our activity is constantly developing. IB Polska provides support for candidates and volunteers throughout the whole process of application and then, the project itself. Each volunteer sent abroad receives a pre-departure training and post-project evaluation. During the voluntary activity we remain in contact with volunteers, but also our ex-volunteers are often involved in activities we undertake.
As a sending organisation, we care about the proper implementation of the project, volunteer’s self development within the non-formal learning process taking place in the hosting environment and improvement of language abilities of the volunteer sent abroad.

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
Geographical obstacles
Cultural differences
Economic obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Voice of the voiceless!
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Apr 2015 to Jan 2016
01/04/2015 - 31/01/2016
21/03/2015 closed
Youth! Together! Now!
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Feb 2016 to Aug 2016
01/02/2016 - 01/08/2016
03/04/2015 closed
FREIWILLIG – mit HOCHDREI
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jul 2015 to Jun 2016
01/07/2015 - 30/06/2016
10/06/2015 closed
EVS in Tychy, Poland (already approved)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Mar 2016 to Dec 2016
01/03/2016 - 31/12/2016
05/02/2016 closed
EVS Opportunities in Farm of Life Więckowice (1/09/16-30/06/17)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2016 to Jun 2017
01/09/2016 - 30/06/2017
13/04/2016 closed
EVS Opportunities in Kraków - Kindergarden nr 92 (1.09.16-30.06.17)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2016 to Jun 2017
01/09/2016 - 30/06/2017
13/04/2016 closed
Explore the voluntary spirit in Sofia, Bulgaria. 8 months EVS.
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
May 2016 to Dec 2016
01/05/2016 - 01/12/2016
15/04/2016 closed
EVS Opportunities in Tychy, Poland
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Jun 2016 to Dec 2016
01/06/2016 - 30/12/2016
30/04/2016 closed
EVS Opportunities in Poland (only for Ukrainians) 1/10/2016-31/07/2017
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Jul 2017
01/10/2016 - 31/07/2017
18/08/2016 closed
EVS Opportunities in Gaudium et Spes (1/09/16-28/02/17)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2016 to Feb 2017
01/09/2016 - 28/02/2017
31/08/2016 closed