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Jan
1
Tue
2019
Волонтирај во Европа @ YMCA Bitola
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

ИМКА Битола ти нуди можност за волонтирање и во Европа!

Европскиот Солидарен Корпус (поранешниот Европски Волонтерски Сервис) е програма на Европска Унија која им овозможува на млади помеѓу 17-30 години да волонтираат во странство од 2-12 месеци.

Европската Унија ги покрива сите трошоци со цел да промовира вредности како што се: активно граѓанство, толеранција, взаемно разбирање,  солидарност.

Оваа програма еднаш во животот нуди искуство каде волонтерите  имаат можност да запознаат други култури, да станат независни, да стекнат работни вештини, да се обучат за тимска работа, да патуваат и научат јазик како и да добијат Youthpass сертификат кој е признаен во странство и со тоа да ги зголемат шансите за вработување.

Доколку се волонтира на долгорочен проект (помеѓу 2 и 12 месеци), волонтерот нема повеќе можност за повторување на искуството преку оваа програма. Доколку првото волонтирање е краткорочно до 2 месеци, тогаш волонтерот би можел да аплицира уште еднаш за искористување на преостанатите 10 месеци.

Овој тип на волонтирање не е платена работа, јазичен курс, стажирање или туризам и покрај тоа што содржи елементи од сето ова.

Проектите за кои може да аплицирате имаат најразлични теми (над 50) и ваше е да одберете дали сакате да работите со деца или во театар или можеби со лица со хендикеп, социјална работа, ICT- нови тенологии, да предавате јазик, да научите како да водите организација, работа со кампови итн.

Низ следниве дата-бази може да се пребаруваат овие теми:
https://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project_en (пребарувате согласно Вашите временски планови, тема и земја каде би сакале да волонтирате),
https://youthforeurope.eu/ (пребарувате под „Младински размени“, „Европски Солидарен Корпус“ или „Тренинзи“)

Отворените повици за волонтирање ги објавуваме на фејсјбук. Ако сакате повиците да ги добивате на е-маил запишете се на нашата ЕВС меилинг листа, пишете ни директно и ќе Ви одговориме. Доколку имате прашања може да не контактирајте и на меил: evs@ymcabitola.org.mk.

Отворени часови / Open hours @ YMCA Bitola
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

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Работните часови на канцеларијата се од понеделник до петок од 10.00 до 16.00 часот.

Ако сте заинтересирани или пак имате прашања за учество во нашите активности, да споделите идеи или да добиете информации за нашите тековни активности, тоа можете да го сторите на волонтерските средби кои ги организираме повремено.

Календарот на настани се обновува во текот на месецот.  Бидете во тек со нашите случувања!

Aug
1
Thu
2019
Долгорочен ЕВС проект во ИМКА Глобал во Норвешка @ Haugesund KFUK-KFUM, Norway
Aug 1 2019 – Jul 31 2020 all-day

ПОВИКОТ Е ЗАТВОРЕН!!!

 

European Volunteer Service (EVS) in YWCA-YMCA Global, part of the YWCA-YMCA of Norway

We are looking for one person from Macedonia on EVS in Norway for 12 months starting from May 2019.

Short-term aims:

  1. to raise awareness among young people in Norway, Palestine, Macedonia and Romania about the injustices young people in other countries are facing, and to create solidarity between them;
  2. to give young people in these countries knowledge / skills to take action to address these injustices, for example through campaigning, communications, peer education

Long-term aims:

  1. to build the capacity of the partner organizations to promote international solidarity and action between and by young people, so that this work can continue, even after the exchange ends;
  2. to produce changes in unjust policies that are affecting young people;
  3. to contribute to building a global movement of young people working for justice across borders and cultures.

All volunteers will:

  1. attend strategic events – for example large scale youth festivals and summer camps where they can mobilize large numbers of Norwegians to  become globally aware /active
  2. run Training of Trainers so that the leaders being trained can pass on the knowledge and skills to their groups. Topics might include the Occupation of Palestine; how to become a Peacemaker; etc.
  3. help to create resources that can be used to deliver training even after they leave – for example short films; photos; case studies.

https://kfuk-kfum.no/ditt-kfuk-kfum/vestlandet/haugaland-kfuk-kfum/hovedforeninger/haugesund-kfuk-kfum – the website for the local organization

https://kfuk-kfum-global.no/ – the website for the whole organization

 

Aug
9
Fri
2019
Call for Mentors for the GLOW & YMLP clubs 2019!
Aug 9 – Aug 18 all-day

We are searching for smart, skilled, and savvy motivated individuals from the Peace Corps Volunteers to join us in the roles of Mentors for the GLOW & YMLP clubs throughout the country!

All people applying for the open positions are expected to be enthusiastic, demonstrate professionalism, be open-minded to work with youth and act as mentors and role models.

The responsibilities they will have in the clubs are expected to be for 9 months from September 2019 to May 2020. If there is Satellite Club in their proximity, it is expected to help also in their activities as well.

The applicant must have attended at least one GLOW or YMLP camp in the past and to be 18+ years old.

Since this is relatively new program, is also expected to communicate with the YMCA all new ideas they will have in order to better this whole concept of alumni clubs throughout the country.

Apply for Club’s Mentor!

 

Aug
12
Mon
2019
Младинска размена Peacemakers Global Week 2019 во Норвешка @ Rønningen Folkehøgskolen, Oslo, Norway
Aug 12 – Aug 18 all-day

UPDATE!

Places are filled! However, it is still possible to apply – all who does, automatically will be put on a waiting list. If somebody cancels in the meantime, the next one from that list fills the place!

 

PEACEMAKERS GLOBAL WEEK – YOUTH, PEACE AND SECURITY

Are you interested in global issues and want to learn more about what you can do to work for more just world? Do you want to meet young people from around the world and discuss important issues such as peace, poverty and injustice together with them? Then Global Week is for you!

Global Week is YWCA-YMCA Global’s summer leadership training course!

Every summer around 50 young people gather in Norway for a week of discussions, learning, action and exciting meetings.  With participants from 11 countries, Global Week is really a place to get a feeling of how small the world is.  When young people from different parts of the world come together and get to know each other, we get a better understanding of how the world works and how, together, we can work for justice and peace.  If you are between 18-30 you can participate in Global Week.

The theme for Global Week 2019 is Youth, Peace and Security.  Maybe you think that its only political leaders who can change the word? Or that only staff in a big organization can run campaigns.  That’s of course not true.  It might sound like a cliché, but it starts with you.  At Global Week 2019 we will talk about what we can do to make the world a better place, both for those around us and for young people in other countries.  We’ll learn how to develop a campaign, how to get young people involved and how we can use music or social media to work for a more just world.

The week culminates with a campaign day where participants can use their newly learned skills in achieving the best results. Being part of Global Week is important because we live in a world with huge challenges, which we as young people can overcome. Video from the last years exchange can be seen here.

For the Macedonians are available 4 placements. Applicants will be given possibility to attend based on the principle ‘first come first served’ until the places are filled, with the priority given to the ones having been part of our GLOW&YMLP camps and clubs. For this reason, a CV will be asked from the applicants showing interest on our mail. For further applicants, a waiting list will be created and if someone cancels in the meantime, the next on the list will fill the emptied position, for which it will be notified. Always check your mail to see if you are that person!

Apply by sending mail on: evs@ymcabitola.org.mk

Participation fee/travel costs: Waiting for info!
Sending costs: 30 eur.

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Mладинска размена “Game On” во Холандија @ Ommen, The Netherlands
Aug 23 – Sep 3 all-day

GAME ON is all about encouraging the active participation of youngsters through outdoor games and activities. This time our intention is to create a playground for young people in which they can explore the dynamics of working with others and exchange different forms and methods of inclusion.

The focus of the Youth Exchange is:
Through games and activities, as well as other practical tasks (such as preparing meals and taking care of the venue) we would like to discover simple ways how to cooperate with each other towards a common goal. This will improve one owns employability skills at many levels.

The call is open for team leader as well as for participants.

First part: Advanced Planning Visit (APV)

WHEN: 3-5 May, 2019 (2,5 days excluding travel days)

Who: 1 group leader and 1 participant (both of them attending the YE as well)
Where: Olde Vechte Foundation, Ommen, the Netherlands

APV will focus on creating the youth exchange:
● designing and delivering activities
● creating our working method
● discussing further steps regarding the preparation of the YE

Second part: Youth Exchange (YE)

WHEN: 23rd August – 3rd September, 2019 (12 days excluding travel days)

Who: 1 group leader and 4 participants
Where: Olde Vechte Foundation, Ommen, the Netherlands

The focus of the Youth Exchange is:
● creating a playful environment with 50 youngsters from 10 countries
● participants exchange and deliver their own activities

For the Macedonians are available 5 placements. Applicants will be given possibility to attend based on the principle ‘first come first served’ until the places are filled, with the priority given to the ones having been part of our GLOW&YMLP camps and clubs. For this reason, a CV will be asked from the applicants showing interest on our mail. For further applicants, a waiting list will be created and if someone cancels in the meantime, the next on the list will fill the emptied position, for which it will be notified. Always check your mail to see if you are that person!

The travel costs will be reimbursed on spot in cash according Erasmus Plus rules in amount of 275 EUR.

For this event there is:75 EUR participation fee (excluding the team leader) 15 EUR sending fee (including the team leader).

Deadline for submitting the application forms is:  

APV until the 1st of April
YE until the 17th of June

Find the Info-letter with more details here , read carefully and then write an email of interest at evs@ymcabitola.org.mk

In the info-letter it says that the application goes through contact@ymcabitola.org.mk which is also valid mail address.

 

 

 

Sep
1
Sun
2019
CLUBS of GLOW & YMLP camper alumni
Sep 1 2019 – Aug 31 2020 all-day

The mission of YMCA and the GLOW-YMLP Youth Development Progrаm is to empower the young people and develop the inherent potential they have by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to become active leaders in their communities. This is realized through experiential education that celebrates diversity, builds academic and social competencies.

GLOW-YMLP Clubs are youth-led clubs housed in diverse communities around the country. The clubs provide an opportunity for young men and women to become leaders in their communities. These youth are often GLOW or YMLP Camp alumni who, through GLOW and YMLP Club activities, are able to apply what they have learned at camp about leadership and civic engagement in their communities. Clubs hold two meetings monthly and are responsible for one community service project each school semester.

There are two different ways clubs can be realized, one is through regional clubs and the other one through the satellite clubs. Regional Clubs create spaces where club leaders and members follow a specific program with enhanced support from YMCA, while Satellite Clubs are mostly following the program of the closest regional club which is in their proximity, but also allowing their members to be creative and flexible in the implementation of the activities of their club.

The support which GLOW-YMLP Regional Clubs receive from YMCA includes funding, mentoring, and unique opportunities for training and skills development. These clubs have more rigorous national standards which they must complete to fulfill their obligations as a club. The organization of clubs in this way allows YMCA and the club coordinators to be more engaged in the club efforts.

GLOW-YMLP Satellite Clubs are more flexible in their responsibilities, and while they have the opportunity to receive more tangible support from YMCA, they also have the option of creating their own club experience. Satellite clubs are welcomed to participate in meetings and events held by their local Regional Club, but they are expected to take part in the service projects organized by this same local Regional Club. Satellite clubs also have the opportunity of transition into Regional Club in the future years.

Click here to register your Club!

Photo from the GLOW & YMLP clubs in Tetovo

WHO DO WE WORK WITH?

Follow the activities of the clubs all over the country on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube.

HISTORY

GLOW-YMLP Clubs began in 2000 and 2016 respectively in order to provide camp alumni with an opportunity to apply the lessons they learned at Camps GLOW and YMLP in their communities. With a strong commitment to equality and diversity GLOW and YMLP clubs focus on curriculum tracks like environmentalism, civic responsibility, personal development, leadership, youth employability and women’s empowerment. Clubs prepare and propel youth to compose their leadership skills so that they may become the leaders in their communities, and in the world. GLOW-YMLP Clubs formally partnered with YMCA in 2016.

Community Fundraising Drive for GLOW & YMLP @ YMCA
Sep 1 2019 – Aug 31 2020 all-day

DONATE TODAY

YMCA, Who Are We?

At YMCA in N. Macedonia we are a small team of 3 experiential education specialists and 1 Peace Corps Volunteer who works closely with us, in the main office in Bitola. But that’s not all – with us are also 10 more mentors who support the clubs around the country and 35 more camper alumni and Peace Corps volunteers to secure each camp implementation during the summer. We work to develop our Youth Development Program GLOW-YMLP consisting of two premiere leadership summer camps and follow up camper alumni community service clubs in many cities around the country who continue implementing learned activities at the camp.

Why Empower Youth?

Unfortunately, many young people often don’t feel compelled to actively participate in their community. In fact, many initiatives focused on youth engagement such as volunteering projects, local community events, or local civic organizations often struggle to maintain and recruit participants.

What Are We Doing Differently?

Our approach starts by first identifying the most passionate service-minded youth from every community. The 2019 program had representation from 34 municipalities!

Starting in July, these select student leaders join us in Krushevo to learn about their unique leadership style and the fundamentals of project design and community service. In addition to the classroom lessons at camp, students are fully immersed in English language and build long-lasting relationships with other service-minded leaders from their community. After camp, its these relationships that keep our youth enthusiastically engaged in the GLOW-YMLP clubs.

What Exactly Are GLOW-YMLP Clubs?

The GLOW-YMLP clubs program is an initiative that started in 2015 to allow camper alumni to apply their leadership and service training within their own community. Each club has a dedicated mentor to provide coaching and leadership training to build upon lessons from the camp experience. In addition, each club has the opportunity to design and submit a project proposal to receive funding from YMCA to purchase the materials they need to implement their localized community service project. For more about this year service projects, see here.

What is Our Impact?

Last year alone, 16 different GLOW-YMLP clubs dedicated in sum 1000 hours to community service across 22 unique service projects. In collaboration with their dedicated mentors, our youth clubs completed needs assessments across their communities and designed projects focused on: special needs youth, environmentalism, food security, life skills education, and city beautification. Rather than wait for opportunities, our youth create their own opportunities, but they need your help and contributions to support their service!

How Can You Help?

This year, we initiated the crowdfunding campaign to add at: providing best camp experience by buying new tents, supporting more campers by covering a camper fee or cover the full cost of a camper attending camp; and supporting our clubs program  by covering the costs for community service project Covering the costs of one service project will allow additional service projects in one or more of our current clubs, and the donation will be to offset the materials cost associated with this new project. Previous service projects have used their grants to purchase: gardening equipment, paint, trash bags, gloves, construction materials, and office stationery among other items. Your donation now will ensure that the clubs program continues to thrive and grow! Let us know if you have a specific club you would like to support, and we’d be happy to direct your funds to that club!

How much we need?

For this crowdfunding campaign we have set goal of 6% [3.000 $USD] from our annual budget for the program. Campers support the program with contribution of 11%. For the rest of the budget we work on corporate fundraising by building relationships with corporate donors which are mainly national social responsible companies with vision to invest in the country youth leaders.

Interested in Learning More?

You can check out the clubs on social media to see what’s going on. If you want to see past projects they’ve done, see last years activities here, and some more from this year here.

DONATE TODAY

Every dollar helps! We are looking forward to your partnership in empowering the youth of Macedonia!

 

Oct
1
Tue
2019
GLOW & YMLP Clubs Community Service Projects, Autumn @ Regional & Satellite clubs
Oct 1 – Nov 30 all-day

After the end of Camp GLOW and YMLP Camp comes the best part of the year – forming GLOW and YMLP clubs and implementing community service projects in home communities of camp alumni.

GLOW & YMLP Clubs are eligible to apply for grants up to 5000 MKD to complete their service projects. This application will be evaluated by the Clubs Coordinators and staff from YMCA and the most successful applications will be awarded funds.

Before completing the grant application please familiarize yourself with the information from the Clubs handbook in the Clubs Curriculum Portal for Regional and Alumni Clubs.

Submit the GLOW and YMLP grant form

by Friday, 8th November!

If your project fulfills the criteria and is awarded the grant, you will be contacted by YMCA in the following week. Your project must be completed and documented by the time of the Impact Summit on second week of December.

If you have any questions please let us know on our Facebook page or reach out to your local club mentor!

Clubs GLOW & YMLP are result of the successful partnership between YMCA Bitola and Peace Corps.

The GLOW and YMLP clubs service projects have been supported by:

Долгорочен ЕСК/ЕВС проект во ИМКА Данска @ Denmark
Oct 1 2019 – Sep 30 2020 all-day

 

Main Work tasks and expectations of the ESC Volunteer will be to be active and committed to contribute to the development of new activities to the children and youngsters of the organization together with other Danish volunteers and staff members. As ESC volunteer you will get the opportunity to play an active role in local activities, and you will also get the opportunity to participate in national YMCA and YWCA events for children and teenagers. At some of these events up to 1200 people will participate.

Expect more details soon!!