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LSM–01 Youth Volunteer Organization “Leadership” Karakol 18+
About Youth Volunteer Organization “Leadership”
Leadership is a non-profit organization bringing together young volunteers with the mission of
involving youth in civil society through volunteerism, project design, and cooperation both locally
and internationally.Leadership was founded on November 1, 2005 as a youth volunteer
organization under the auspices of the public association Leader, a centre of civic society
You will live with a local host family; they will provide you with your own room and all the
necessary conveniences. You will join your host family for breakfast and dinner while lunch will be
provided at the office with other members of Leadership.
You will be able to work in the following sphere of activities:
Assist in the coordination of our youth volunteer and the organization of regular meetings as
well as motivation and team-building activities.
Participate in the organization and implementation of various events.
Plan and implement short-term international volunteer projects and summer camps together
with program coordinator.
Get involved in fundraising activities.
Actively participate in our current projects.
Hold language courses and discussion clubs.
Create any PR materials of our organization: possibilities include booklets, mini clips, photo
Volunteers will live with a local host family; they will provide a private room and all the
necessary conveniences. You will join your host-family for breakfast and dinner while lunch
will be provided at the office with other members of the Leadership.
Language - Though the working language of international volunteers is English, at least basic
knowledge of Russian is recommended in order to communicate efficiently with local volunteers
and staff members of the organization. Beginner’s Russian/Kyrgyz language lessons are provided in
the participation fee. Knowledge of other world languages is welcome; this will enable you to hold
language courses with local volunteers and other youth in Karakol.
Other skills - In order to participate in the program you are expected to have past experience with
volunteer work, working as a part of a team, and depending on which project, working with
teenagers. For certain projects, it is recommended to bring literature and CDs with language
We also expect you to be motivated and to actively participate in your own program’s
implementation and evaluation process.
Duration of the Program and Your Schedule:
In order to be admitted you must be able to participate for at least one month while the maximum
period of involvement is one year. Your work will range from 6 to 8 hours per day, depending on a
mutual agreement and the needs of the host organization. Normally volunteers work Monday
through Friday, though special events and activities sometimes require their presence during
The costs of the program are as follows:
Cost for 1 month: 250 EUR.
Cost for 3 months: 700 EUR
Cost for 6 months: 1400 EUR.
Cost for one year: 2500 EUR.
The program fee covers administrative charges, accommodation and food (provided by a host-
family), pre-departure preparation assistance, beginner's Russian/Kyrgyz language classes and 24-
hour support and guidance from professional, locally based staff. If you need a guided transfer
from the Bishkek Airport to Karakol, an additional 50 EUR will be charged.
The program fee does not cover your roundtrip flight to Kyrgyzstan. Your visa, medical and
travel insurance, airport departure taxes, and travel expenses during your stay in Karakol (if not
directly connected to the volunteer work) are your responsibility. Costs of personal Internet time
and phone calls are also the responsibility of the volunteer.
Please contact us so that we can send you an application form. After receiving your completed
application we will inform you within 10 days whether you have been accepted.
Esta beca tiene una cuota adicional, que deberás pagar antes de participar en el proyecto.
Esta beca cuenta con financiamiento para boleto de avión (VIVE FINANCE NO APLICA para beneficiarios de Programa Manos por el Mundo)
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