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[SCI] Online International Volunteering Fair #2

After the success of the first edition in December, we are so happy to invite you to the second edition of our Online International Volunteering Fair:

  • 📆 9 May 2022 
  • 📍 Online on Gathertown – free entrance!
  • 🔎 Open all day, and with time allocated to meet with organisations at 10:00-11:00 CEST and 16:00-17:00 CEST

JOIN THE FAIR

The Online International Volunteering Fair is a chance for young people and anyone interested in volunteering to get real-time information about the hundreds of opportunities that are available. Sometimes it is difficult to choose among so many different projects, so we are here to help!

You can meet us online, in Gathertown, for a fun and interactive experience, on 9 May – Europe Day.

Anyone can access the fair all day (CEST times), for free, and explore our different rooms:

  • The hallway, with booths from different organisations from all over the world and information about their projects
  • The Fly-in Movie Room, with movies about volunteering and SCI projects
  • The Chronicles’ room, to read testimonies from our volunteers
  • The Info Room, to know more about SCI and volunteering in general, including short-term, long-term and European programmes

At 10:00 to 11:00 CEST, and at 16:00 to 17:00 CEST, participants can meet with our organisations in person: volunteers, activists, camp coordinators, staff members or organisers will be available to answer all your questions about volunteering opportunities, what to expect from their projects, the application process, the impact of your volunteering, and more.

You will be able to meet people from SCI Switzerland, SCI Madrid, SCI Catalunya, KVT Finland, PVN Albania, EST Yes, INEX Slovakia, SCI Slovenia, the International Secretariat, and IVS-GB, who will welcome participants in personalised spaces and activities to discover their work and their workcamps.

This event is part of the European Year of Youth activities and it’s an opportunity for all European and non-European young people to discover and choose among more than 200 volunteering projects where they can learn new skills and ideas, while being engaged in activities that benefit local communities and promote positive peace around the world.

Don’t miss your chance to make a difference this year: come to the fair, get your questions answered, and launch your volunteering journey!

NVDA Newsletter – April 2022

Dear NVDA members,

We are happy to send you the newsletter issued since 4 months ago.

It was wonderfully edited by Vice President, Thu again, but as she is now in the airplane,

I’m sending you instead. Enjoy our recent news flash😊

As to the GA which first mailing with the Call for the participants was sent out by 

General Secretary, Thazin on the Apr. 8th, we now have 14 registered participants

from 9 member NGOs (8 will join online and 6 will join physically in Thailand).

We have got a great news from the hosting member, DALAA that from May 1,

there is no more quarantine (incl. one night stay in the specified hotel) if vaccinated & 

PCR negative, so going there has getting easier!

The first deadline is coming tomorrow, Apr. 30th. As we have many more places

for both online and physical, we can keep receiving registration after Apr. 30th,

but your early registration is highly appreciated to have better preparation!

Best wishes,

Kai, President on behalf of the Executive Committee

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Volunteer for the annual Goulburn Show NSW 2021

Code: AU-IVP 12.1

Title: Goulburn Show

Dates: Sat 27th February – Thurs 11th March 2021

Where: Goulburn, NSW

Number of vols: 5

Participation Fee: $150 (AUD) (covers food, accommodation, insurance, camp leader, day trip to Canberra, sightseeing in Goulburn).

Host: Goulburn Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Society began in 1880. They organise the Goulburn Show each year, showcasing the very best of agricultural produce, local creative talents, school artwork and related activities. Goulburn Show is one of the largest community events in the region. www.goulburnshow.com.au

Volunteer work: For the volunteers it will be fun and rewarding to work with local community-minded people. The Show will take place on 6th and 7th March 2021 . You will work behind the scenes and help put the Goulburn Show together, set up infrastructure for the show and pack away afterwards. The work will be approximately 6-7 hours per day with tasks as required, mostly physical with some moderate lifting. You will be working alongside local volunteers; helping erect tables, setting up displays, fencing, laying carpets, general office duties and even chasing a forklift! Cleaning up after the show may include mucking up straw. During the show you will help for a few hours, on a rotating roster, to run an information stall about international volunteering and sustainability. Your ideas are welcome for this.

Cultural activities: You will have free tickets to the Show. You will learn about agricultural issues, in particular wool growing which has an important place in the history of Australia and Goulburn. There will be a whole day sightseeing trip, possibly to Canberra, and time after work for local sightseeing / shopping.

Accommodation: The team will live together in a small building at the showground. Stretchers, mattresses, sheets, pillows and blankets will be supplied. There will be a roster for shopping, cooking and cleaning. Toilets, showers and a washing machine are in the building. The town centre is a 20 minute walk away and there you can find supermarkets, post office, cinema, nature walks and a swimming pool.

Arrival and departure: Nearest international airports are Sydney and Canberra, from there it would be train or bus to and from Goulburn Railway Station, which is conveniently located in the centre of town. Detailed information about train times will be given closer to the start of the workcamp (in case of change of timetable). Please aim to arrive in the afternoon of 27th February 2021. On arrival there will be a group welcome and orientation to get to know Goulburn, the project and your hosts. There will be a walk around the grounds to familiarise you with the surroundings. Activities will start from Monday 1st March, until Tuesday 9th March. The next day Wednesday 10th March there will be an evaluation, excursion and farewell barbeque with the local volunteers. Thursday 11th March is the final day, time to wind down, pack up, you can plan to leave any time on this day that suits you.

What to bring: Wide brimmed sun hat, closed work shoes/boots and appropriate work clothes. The weather can be very changeable, one moment very and the next, a cold snap, so bring clothes for all climates, including possible rain.

Requirement: You will be working with children during the camp, therefore the Australian authorities require you to have a Working With Children Check. Please, apply for that online here , prior to arriving in Goulburn. Keep your application number, because you will have to report that on arrival.

Contact IVP: placements@ivp.org.au

Project Coordinator: David Hessey – dogbolterdave@gmail.com