Join Fundacja CAT
as an International Volunteer!

At the CAT Foundation, we implement European Union projects involving youth mobilities. Coming to the Foundation as part of international volunteering is about sharing and developing your skills, learning about other cultures, working in an international team, discovering yourself, supporting the organisation with your work for the local community.

What is ESC volunteering? Get to know here!

Below you will find answers to questions you may have if you are considering becoming a volunteer at our Fundacja CAT.


Who are International Volunteers? 

They are 18-30 year old individuals who come from different countries and backgrounds to help solve problems and promote social development in other parts of the world through various activities. They work on a voluntary basis, which means that they aren't paid for their work. His travel and stay are covered by EU funds. To become a Volunteer you; have to be eligible for ESC projects, citizen or resident in any of the EU countries or EU partner countries also last interest in voluntary work and into making a difference in the community.

What will I do as an International Volunteer in Fundacja CAT?

Working as part of a team, volunteers are given various tasks, e.g. developing ideas for local activities, leading thematic workshops, delivering activities using non-formal education, conducting language classes, visiting schools and kindergartens, creating summer and winter half-day camps for children, taking part in and creating events for the community such as festivals and picnics and creating content related to the project theme. 

How long does the volunteering last?

In Fundacja CAT we run two types of projects. Projects lasting between one month and 2 months are short-term projects (team volunteering) and anything beyond this duration is long-term volunteering.

How can I apply? 

It's easy! You need to log into the ESC portal. Then go to these links: long term offer or short term offer and you will get to know what project exactly we're having and what we offer.


Does Fundacja CAT have experience working with volunteers?

As a fully-fledged organization, we have existed since 30 December 2008. We have been hosting volunteers for 15 years. We have worked with volunteers from Europe but also from the furthest corners of the world. We have implemented more than 30 volunteering projects.

What skills and experience are required to become a volunteer in Fundacja CAT?

You have to know English and be able to communicate. You have to be social and open to work and meet new people of different countries. If you enjoy time with youth and children CAT is perfect for you!

What benefits do I gain by being an International Volunteer in Fundacja CAT? 

By becoming a part of our team, you have the opportunity to cultivate a diverse array of skills. Firstly, you engage with English on a daily basis, enhancing your proficiency. Secondly, given our team's multinational composition, you also have the chance to develop proficiency in other languages. Moreover, you will have the privilege of interacting with individuals from various corners of the globe, providing exposure to different cultures. Your involvement plays a vital role in the advancement of the Leszno community.

What are the conditions of accommodation and is food provided for volunteers by Fundacja CAT?

We have four fully equipped and furnished volunteer houses. The volunteer stays in a double room. Food is not provided but each volunteer gets food allowance and pocket money every month so in general it's 250 euros/month (you get it in zloty).

Will I get support and training form Fundacja CAT?

Yes! Every volunteer will be heard by our coordinators in case of a problem. We work in judgement-free environment and we try to understand every point of view. Every week coordinators run evaluation to ask about volunteer's well-being.
Also every month the coordinators arrange specific training for long terms volunteers. Each of them consist building skills or gaining knowledge in specific topic. As a short term you will be participating in polish language lessons. 


Where can I find more details? Who can I contact?


Anouar Rejeb

Project coordinator assistant & volunteers recruiter

tel. +48 733 271 605