Urgent: Fairtrade Luxembourg Is Looking for versatile ESC Volunteers

Want to help bring awareness about fair trade? Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg asbl is looking for youngsters to help them organize workshops, work on social media, support the staff, … from September 2021 to August 2022. 

 

If you are interested send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@foryoubg.org ASAP.

Please write in the Object of the email to which position you are applying to. 

 

Description

Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg asbl has been experienced in receiving volunteers since 2007. Our activity aims to raise awareness of the Luxembourgish population towards the social conditions of producers in the South. We regularly organize awareness campaigns about fair trade products and philosophy. 

 

Tasks of the volunteers

Even though our volunteers are required to work independently they usually start each new project in a team and are always assisted by the supervisor and the office staff. We strongly like to emphasize that Fairtrade Lëtzebuerg adapts itself a lot to the will and the character of the volunteers, the projects can thus be shifted according to capacities, passion, motivation, and their different skills. Mentoring and support not only upon arrival but during the entire voluntary service are provided by the director, the office staff, and the external mentor / tutor.

 

We offer three different appointments: 

1) Educational projects in primary schools: the volunteer will– after a training period –organize autonomously workshops in schools, day-care facilities for children and youngsters. 

2) Awareness raising and office-related activities including fundraising, various internet research on fair-trade products and subjects, project descriptions, preparation of and participation at press conferences, etc. 

3) A 50% – 50% mixture of the two mentioned posts. Depending on the potential need of the office staff the candidate must be very flexible since this post consists not only in educational workshops but also in the assistance to various awareness campaigns and office-related activities.

 

Volunteers’ profiles: 

The volunteers need to be aged between 18 and 30 and be residents in an EU country. The ideal volunteers are ready and motivated to interact with local people and live a deep cultural experience. The ideal candidate should have the following qualities:

  • Eager to learn something new
  • Open-minded
  • Autonomous
  • Basic interest in fair trade and North-South relations in general is useful
  • Good knowledge of the German language is required to work with the children since they cannot speak French yet. 
  • French knowledge will be helpful but is not a necessary requirement. 

The main language spoken in the Fairtrade office is Lëtzebuergisch!

 

Practical Arrangements:

The European Solidarity Corps program provides financial support during the mobility of youngsters abroad. Here is what is included for every volunteer during their service in this project:

  • Accommodation : The volunteers will live in a residential house with a shared kitchen in a nearby village (Betzdorf)
  • Public transport is free of charge in Luxembourg. 
  • Food
  • Insurances 
  • Pocket money: 5 € per day
  • Travel budget: Reimbursement (Between 275 € to 320 €)

 

Deadline: As soon as possible ! Remember;): If you are interested send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@foryoubg.org

Please write in the Object of the email to which position you are applying to.