„Societal empowerment in Silesia” – volunteering in Poland

„Societal empowerment in Silesia” is a project of Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego and local partners. We are looking for 2 volunteers for period of 5 months. The project will take place in Mysłowice, Poland.

Place: Mysłowice, Poland
Coordinating Organisation: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego
Hosting Organisation: different partner institutions (Spanish language school, kindergarten, primary school, local cultural center etc)
Duration: 5 months
Dates: 15/01/2023 – 15/06/2023
Vacancies: 2

Foundation of Entrepreneurial Society Development is an organisation that cooperates with local volunteers and support them in all activities that are offered them in the foundation. We want to give them a possibility to achieve new competencies by taking part in projects abroad. The main aim is to help the youngsters to enter the labour market without any difficulties. Apart from that, FRSP offers consulting in terms of acquiring finances for NGOs, self-government and companies.

Project’s activities

  • Running Spanish / English speaking clubs for students
  • help in organizing events with local partners (seniors’ day, Childerns’ day, local concerts and festivals, etc)
  • Presenting career possibilities in Europe, running workshops concerning entering the labour market in local partner institutions
  • Running extra classes for children e.g. graphics, photography, film-making, music, cooking, sports, board games, supporting in homework (it is up to volunteer’s skills)
  • Organising cultural events for students and their families
  • Running activities and playing games with children in kindergarten
  • Running training courses, workshops for students
  • Information meetings about the Erasmus +, European Solidarity Corps Programmes and volunteering projects,  in different schools and Universities, during special and cyclical events;
  • Present your country and your project in schools, promotional campaigns and at festivals in the region or on special cultural evenings;
  • Help in office work (archiving the documents; project management and documentation; updating website and social media (FB and INSTAGRAM); visual documentation of projects and events: photography, film, music videos; Blog)
  • Organize your own special event according to the original idea

    Volunteer’s profile

    2 young people in age 18-30 years old. The project participant should be active, flexible, motivated, creative and are interested in active participation and self-involvement.

    We are open to any person who wants to put him\herself out there, who is ready to face new challenges and gain new skills, by leaving an unforgettable experience abroad.The profile of the volunteer shall have the following characteristics:

    – Keen interest in the contents of the project;
    – Real motivation for the experience;
    – interest in working with children, youth and the adults/elderly, because these are the target groups we cooperate with
    – interest in the different task implementation (informative, cultural, entrepreneurship etc ;
    – openess to travel because, as part of activities at FRSP, volunteer will carry out activities in our partner institutions located in Silesia region;
    – willingness to learn about Silesian and Polish culture and traditions, but also readiness to share their culture;
    – the high level of interpersonal communication, activities within the project focus on working with people – the volunteer must be open to contacts;
    – initiative and creativity – we want to develop our offer, so any additional skills of volunteers will be welcome, creativity in work in culture and in NGOs is necessary;
    – previous experience in various cultural and social activities will be welcome but not obligatory.

    Practical arrangements

    • travel expenses – 360,00 EUR or 275,00 EUR (depends on a travel distance)
    • accommodation – The volunteers will be accommodated in a shared flat in Mysłowice. Each of the volunteers has his/her own room. The flat consists of 3 rooms, kitchen, and bathroom. It is fully equipped.
    • food – 100,00 EUR / month
    • pocket money – 120 EUR / month
    • public transport tickets – in the city
    • Polish language course
    • insurance
    • help of local mentor and project’s coordinators



By impelenting the project, we want to:

  • contribute to overcoming language barriers among the inhabitants of Rybnik and its surroundings
  • contribute to increasing the openness of the inhabitants of Rybnik to new, foreign and unknown ones
  • show that the EU funds will also reach local communities and not only large agglomerations
  • provide an opportunity to meet and talk to representatives of other countries and cultures of our local community
  • strengthen intercultural communication skills
  • increase local participation in community and civic life, develop a sense of initiative
  • create interesting offers of activities for the local community

We are looking for one VOLUNTEER AT MDK – Youth Center in RYBNIK

Hosting Organisation: Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury w Rybniku

Supporting Organisation: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego

Preferable start of activity: January 2023

Total duration: 245 + 2 travel days (around 8 months)

Vacancies: 1 volounteer

PROJECT ACTIVITIES at Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury (Youth Center)

  •  Participation in activities for children, usually in the afternoon, after their school
  • Cooperation with teachers of singing, dancing, drawing, playing instruments classes
  • participation in theater classes
  • Assistance in the daily work of the youth center
  • Organising events and workshops e.g. international evenings, cooking workshops etc.
  • Promotional activities of the European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus Plus programmes (running presentations and workshops for youth)
  • Halo Rybnik activities (volunteering at events organised by the city, photographing events, international days/events, tour guides and toursists’ service)
  • Conducting classes and workshops in schools about the country of origin


– the real motivation for the experience
– age between 18-30 y.o.
– willingness to live and work in Rybnik
– interest in working with children and youth but also with seniors
– high interest in culture
– willingness to teach and learn foreign languages
– willingness to learn about Polish culture and traditions, but also readiness to share their culture
– high level of interpersonal communication, activities within the project focus on working with people
– initiative and creativity
– previous experience in various cultural and social activities will be welcome but not obligatory


  • 120 euro/month of pocket money
  • 100 euro/month of food money
  • living in a single room in a fully furnished shared flat (close to the hosting organisation, kitchen, bathroom, 3 rooms)
  • monthly public transport ticket
  • travel expenses from home to the hosting country (travel grant depending on the distance between countries)
  • local mentor
  • insurance (EHIC and CIGNA)
  • Polish language course

Application Deadline is November 5

For application follow the link: https://b24-zh51xm.bitrix24.site/crm_form_tzb7g/