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Around the world with skate-aid

There are two possibilities of voluntary service: with “weltwärts” in cooperation with “Eine Welt Netz NRW” and under private law directly with skate-aid.

With „weltwärts“ to our projects

“weltwärts” is the developmental volunteer service of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is organized by “Eine Welt Netz NRW“. It’s a learning program for young people between 18 and 28 years who will work for 12 month at the projects. It concentrates on the idea of intercultural exchange and global learning. The young adults pass through an extensive selection progress and will be prepared intensively in seminars for their upcoming tasks. Applications have to be submitted every year until November 15. Selections will be in January and the stay starts in August and takes 12 month.

In Costa Rica we are looking for two volunteers who speak Spanish and know how to skateboard. The volunteers will be working at the skate park, supervise existing practice groups and develop and manage new programs.

In Bolivia two places are vacant. The volunteers should speak Spanish, know how to skateboard, be interested in teaching and have technical skills. Main tasks will be to keep the skate park in good conditions, to coordinate the daily program, develop additional support offers and to document the progress and procedure of the project. The volunteers will be the reference person of the facility.

In Rwanda we offer one place. The volunteer should speak English and/or French. Basic knowledge of Kinyarwanda is an advantage and the general willingness to deal with the language is mandatory. Basic skateboarding skills are required. Main tasks are to organize the leisure activity programs of our project partner “SOS children’s villages” in Kigali with the focus on maintaining the skate park.

For more info about „weltwärts“ please contact susanne.nielaender@eine-welt-netz-nrw.de  or  t.egelkamp@skate-aid.org 

Under private law

These are deployment locations that are not supported by official institutions. Never the less we do need support for these projects. In these cases, we’re sending the volunteers under private law.

For our project in Kenya we are looking for applicants who are at least 20 years old, know how to skate and are interested in teaching at the Shangilia School. Good knowledge of English and the willingness to learn Swahili are welcome. The volunteers will organize skateboard-workshops and work at the school when required. Please notice: the guest family lives near a slum and that limits the volunteers’ mobility by night extremely.

For our Rwanda project we are looking for volunteers who are at least 20 years old, know how to skate and are interested in working with our project partner too. Good knowledge of English and/or French and the willingness to learn Kinyarwanda are required. The volunteers will organize skateboard-workshops and will work at the school when help is needed.

In Dodoma, Tanzania, experienced applicants will be preferred. Minimum age is 20 and they have to speak English fluently. The volunteers will be deployed at the Salesian Institute Don Bosco. Main task is to organize the leisure time programs of the kids and teenagers of Don Bosco and the surrounding districts. Technical skills are necessary for the maintenance of the skateboard-ramps. In addition, school support is required.

In Bethlehem, Palestine, the volunteer has to organize the leisure time program and skateboard-workshops. Additional leisure time activities should be planned and implemented. Knowledge of the Arabic language is mandatory. 

In Windhoek, Namibia, we want to build a skate park on the property of a school complex for kids and teenagers with disabilities. For the kick off skateboard workshop/lessons we’re looking for experienced skateboarders who speak English fluently and are willing to support the school too. Planned start: February/March 2018

If you are interested in one of our other projects or for general info please contact t.egelkamp@skate-aid.org

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