STRIM association is realizing hosting projects in the framework of the European Voluntary Service (now European Solidarity Corps) since 2002. Every year from October till June we host young people from EU and non-EU countries, who work on the long term projects in different kindergartens, youth clubs and youth associations in Krakow. The theme of all our EVS/ESC projects is the development of international cooperation and European awareness by intercultural learning. The objective of our project is to give to our volunteers the possibility of developing their competences and skills through the work in the Polish educational institutions, to create an atmosphere of international cooperation in their Hosting Organizations and to create the opportunities for intercultural learning for children and youth. Volunteers working in the Hosting Organizations have two main tasks: taking active participation in daily life of their organization and promoting their own cultures and countries, by providing their own small cultural projects. The connection between all those volunteers is STRIM Association itself. One volunteer working directly in the STRIM is responsible for the integration of volunteers in the local community, their cultural activities, as well as communication and promotion of the results of the project. The Strim volunteer is responsible also for writing down and putting on his/her blog (or other chose social media) all constructive outcomes of the projects. Volunteers in Krakow have also the possibility to spend their leisure time together, discuss their working methods, daily life, cultural differences, ideas and reflections. They take active participation in all national activities organized by Strim as integration meetings, evaluations, promotion of the EVS/ESC, Volunteers Day etc.

Each volunteer is also supported by a mentor, and is learning Polish language in a language school.

The results of EVS/ESC projects are presented in the publication or exposition at the end of the project (see http://strim.org.pl/publikacje).

Still not enough?

For more information about Mobility, projects visit the European Solidarity Corps

Call for ESC volunteers 2021-2022!

We would like to announce available placements for ESC (European Solidarity Corps) volunteers for our hosting organizations in Krakow, starting in November 2021, for a duration of 9 months. 

As an ESC volunteer, you will get the chance to broaden your skills and interests in working with international projects that promote multicultural education for an active European civil society, together with our members and partner organizations

If you want to know the specificity of each of our host projects please have a look at InfoPack 2021/22

If you want to take a part in the ECS project in STRIM please download, complete, and return the Application Form to the contact person given in Infopack

The project will be attended by 32 volunteers aged 18-30 years working in different receiving organizations. Our project will allow volunteers from different countries to become actively involved in the activities of Krakow’s educational institutions, freeing their creativity, local and civic activity. The aim of the project is to provide European youth with opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes through the work in the Polish educational institutions involved in non-formal and informal education. The project starts on the 1st of November and ends on the 30th of July. 

Due to the diversity aim and the limited budget, we cannot accept more volunteers from the South - Mediterranean country.

We kindly inform you that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.