"What inspires new beginnings" Since there are tons and tons of opportunities available on ESC finding a volunteer project is pretty easy to do. The issue is finding an opportunity that fits your needs and interests. Some people want to work with animals while others want to paint a building, Newbie Project vision lays in empowerment & build capacity. Assisting communities to identify development goals, and ensuring that positive outcomes are maximised.

Project: What inspires new beginnings NEWBIE
Duration: 8 to 12 month, (start between 1-5 April 2021)
Country: Poland
Places: 2 international Volunteers (preferable male & female)
Where: Leszno 64-100 (between Wrocław/Poznań)
Age: 18-30

Deadline: 18.03.2021 [recruitment can be shortened if the right condition is found]


  1. Climate action, environment and nature protection
  2. Employability and entrepreneurship
  3. Community development



  • strengthening the potential of (voluntary) initiative groups in the region, ( "Akcja Reacja" / "PasJa"/ "Kafejka Językowa" ).
  • increase the knowledge of non-formal and outdoor education in the region and in the host organisations' activities 
  • maximize the effect of the activities via social media, act as ambassadors for good practices.
  • knowledge of native culture /traditions. Local practices.
  • teamwork development
  • foreigns language skills development


  • efficiency within which projects can be completed
  • development of the "Leszno's Volunteering Centre", local activity and perception of volunteering
  • capacity building
  • address ethical problems within the community
  • capacity building among international organisations
  • knowledge of the European Union, its strategies for educational development.
  • increase interest in solidarity actions in other countries
  • expanding views and attitudes towards difference in cultures and religions.



  • 1 Vacancies - Social worker / Youth worker

- active listener, able to use reflection as a method, understand emotional intelligence critical thinking, ability to find understanding with people regardless of language barriers.

-work together with local action groups for creating new initiatives; coaching, teaching the local community of better intentions,

-gathering statistics of migrational advantages/ disadvantages, 

- creating youth projects, 

- organisation of events, festivals, workshops for young people


  • 1 Vacancy - Language Teacher and Cultural Facilitator

Teaching Skills:

- show enthusiasm, ability to work with Young children, able to writing reports, create lesson plans. Imagination, Adaptability.

-work with schools and kindergarten, making cultural presentations, advertising culture, diversity and volunteering -making plans and learning lessons.

-taking care of the Language Cafe plan and schedule,

-making project visible


  • Europass Language Passport
  • Youthpass Certificate
  • Europass Certificate Supplement
  • Recommendation Letter


Date of activity: 01th April 2021 - 31th March 2022  (in exceptional cases dates can be flexible, you can stay shorter)

What is the European Solidarity Corps: Individual Volunteering projects? Check here!

SUPPORT By involving a common "Learning mentor” pedagogical degree and COACH will work to impose management structures and sense of responsibility.


Accommodation: volunteers share a flat with other volunteers, flats are fully equipped and close to local amenities. They are walking distance to the centre and office. Volunteers stay will be covered by ESC financing.
Food: Volunteer will get Pocket money (4 euro per day) and food allowance (400 PLN per month).
Transportation: Transportation to and from the project are reimbursed (at ESC limit set) after 2 months of the mobility (from home to Poland) and at the end of the mobility (from Poland to home). The volunteer is required to keep all original documents and in PDF formats when in electronic version. Visa: Foundation will provide assistance. Visa cost is reimbursable


We have a three-stage application process 

  1. Please send CV and ML/Motivational presentation to fundacja.cat@gmail.com - in the title put your name and surname + NEWBIE
  2. Then you will get an invitation for skype (other Video Call might be available, ask for it)
  3. If you have general questions email to marlena@fundacja-cat.pl, we can try to help. 

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