Second Tree (www.secondtree.org, www.facebook.com/SecondTree/) is a Greek non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Ioannina, Epirus. Second Tree was founded in January 2017 by a group of volunteers that had worked together in the Katsikas refugee camp. Since our inception we have worked with and supported refugee communities across the Epirus region and we continue to grow in our four key areas. Integration – through workshops and activities that develop connections with the local community and economy; fostering an avenue for cohesion and unity. Education – through non-formal English and Greek language classes for teenagers and adults delivered by qualified teachers Community-Building – through a Scouts program designed to develop teamwork and life-skills in young people in the region Support – through our non-formal children’s activities for 3-10 year olds Second Tree delivers non-formal education (NFE) programs at different sites in the Epirus region and is looking for qualified and/or experienced volunteers to fill the roles. The long-term objective of our NFE program is to develop the English language skills of students through the Cambridge Empower Workbook series, in order to prepare them for languague certification.
We are looking for volunteers who can lead the development, implementation, and expansion of our youth program that is currently operational in the Agia Eleni refugee camp in Ioannina. We work with 42 young people from 4 different nationalities.
The ideal candidate will possess experience working with children and young people in an educational and environmental outdoor setting and will have experience in and/or knowledge of the Scouting movement. Individuals with expertise working with children in non-formal educational/like-minded programs are encouraged to apply. Knowledge and/or experience working in a similar context (refugee crisis) and with vulnerable youth is a strong plus.
The role will include:
Organizing weekly activities with the Scouts and team leaders;
Identifying, developing and managing team leaders;
Collaborating with the wider Second Tree team;
Supporting team leaders to plan and implement weekly activities and excursions;
Supporting in Second Tree’s general logistic needs;
Ability to commit to 2½ months mínimum;
Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual setting;
Ability to work independently and within a team;
Ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload;
Ability to work in a high-intensity environment;
Adaptable, flexible attitude and approach to activities and people management;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Strong organizational skills;
Ability to communicate in an open, honest, direct manner;
Experience working as a Scout leader and/or part of the Scout Leadership Team
Experience with teenagers in educational and leisure activities
Ability to drive (possession of valid driving license)
Certifications such as: Free Time Monitor, Free Time Coordinator and Sociocultural Animator.
Demonstrable experience in the animation field and summer camps.
Knowledge of the Scout Movement and/or similar pedagogical tools and programs
Language skills: Arabic, Persian, Dari and/or Kurmanji
What We Offer:
Accommodation with all the basic amenities (WiFi, heating, laundry, kitchen) covered in a shared team house.
Transportation for work-related activities (if needed)
Reference letter pending successful completion of engagement
We have two volunteer houses that can host up to nine people where long-term volunteers are accommodated. Some volunteers choose to rent their own accommodation. In certain periods of the year, demand is extremely high, and the volunteer houses might be full. If you have the means to pay for your own accommodation, please let us know. We would still be happy to host you if space is available. However, in a situation where the volunteer houses are full, this would allow us to offer a volunteering opportunity to someone that cannot afford to pay rent.
How to apply:
Please send the following to Giovanni Fontana at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Your CV
2) Your cover letter
In your mail, please:
3) Put “Scout Leader Candidate (v4r) as the subject line
4) Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer
If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.