ISCA calls for European Solidarity Corps volunteers for 2020-2021: Applications open!
ISCA is looking for three volunteers to join the team in the Copenhagen office for a period of 12 months starting 1 March 2020, with more opportunities available later in the year (September 2020-August 2021).
Do you want to live abroad, work in an international environment, and gain experience in the field of international physical activity promotion and youth work? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for self-motivated, passionate and energetic young people to join our team in Copenhagen.
Experience something new and exciting, while also broadening your horizons and developing your skills. Apply now and become an European Solidarity Corps Volunteer with the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) in Denmark. It is not just an opportunity for new experiences though, you will be warmly welcomed to a family of sorts – which is full of ISCA spirit!
As indicated in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide, volunteers should be between 17 and 30 years old, and reside in the country of their sending organisation (from EU Programme countries and Partner countries neighbouring the EU, see the programme guide for more details, from page 80 onwards).
Engagement of European Volunteers
All volunteers will have the opportunity to be engaged in a number of projects, campaigns and events. ISCA is coordinating various activities that promote sport and physical activity at both regional and international levels. ISCA also engages many member organisations and other partners in diverse projects that are related to key issues and topics in the sports sector today.
You will be specifically part of the pan-European NowWeMOVE campaign organised by ISCA and its partners. Your main task will be to support and implement project activities in connection with member organisations all over Europe. You can find a few examples of our initiatives in the relevant links below:
Find out more about the overall campaign here: http://www.nowwemove.com/
ISCA is also the National Coordinating Body for the European Week of Sport in Denmark, which takes place from 23-30 September each year.
Additionally, you will be part of the ISCA team coordinating projects and activities in externally funded projects in cooperation with member organisations and other partners, both on the national and international level. Many of the projects fall under topics that have pressing priority in today’s world, such as; exercise and health, physical activity and education, health-enhancing physical activity, sport and exercise for disadvantaged groups, urban sports facilities, inclusion of refugees through sport, youth training, and active ageing.
Find out more about some of these ISCA projects and initiatives below:
● and many other existing or upcoming projects that ISCA is either leading or partnering with (such as European Fitness Badge, Eu-PALS, European Us Girls, European Youth Health Champions, #DopOut, etc…).
Read more about ISCA’s recent activities in our 2018 Annual Report
Depending on your skill set and interests you will be able to get involved and challenge yourself in various tasks such as:
● Physical activity and healthy lifestyle promotion;
● Event coordination;
● Marketing and communications;
● Article writing and editing;
● Videography and photography;
● Analysis and reporting;
● Fundraising and advocacy;
● Project management;
● E-learning platforms;
● Financial management.
All applicants should be highly motivated, proactive, and dynamic young people. For this round, knowledge and experience, or interests in:
- media / communications / event planning
- project management
- administration / finance
will be especially sought after.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the position (indicating your motivation and key competences) latest by 31 October 2019, 23:59 CEST to Hilal Erkoca ([email protected]) with the subject line “ESC 2020-2021.”
*Important: applications submitted without a CV or cover letter will not be considered due to the volume of applications we typically receive for this call.
Please note that we are also looking for volunteers to start at ISCA in September 2020 for a period of 12 months, and your application may be considered for a role at that time.
In addition, the applicants should join the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) platform and indicate their “Participant reference number” in the body of the e-mail when applying. You can read more about the ESC initiative here, and join here. This only applies if you are a legal resident in, or have the nationality of one of the European Union Member States, or of the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
We will inform all candidates about the outcome of the first phase of the selection process no later than 30 November 2019 and let them know at that time if they will be invited for an interview. In case you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Hilal Erkoca either by email ([email protected]) or by phone on: +45 20 92 86 53
Seize this amazing opportunity to become a Viking volunteer with ISCA in Denmark!