in Vilnius, Lituania
We need: 1 volunteer from Building Bridges
From 1 of September 2017 till 1 of July 2018 (10 months).
About hosting organisation
Hosting organisation established artistic workshops as a centre of public attraction in Pilaitė, Vilnius; a place for unique ideas to be born and implemented.
Organization’s mission is to disseminate culture and promote Sense of Community, initiatives, and cultural – social innovations in neighbourhood districts (All entertainment and events in Vilnius, just as in other post-soviet cities, are concentrated in the center, usually the old town. This leaves the bigger part of the city – the so-called “dormitory areas” – in a complete cultural standstill).
The workshops aim at the local community and international projects. We draw all attention to the improvement of local social climate. Various events involving the local community are being organised with the help of volunteers. Higher educational institutions of art, their representatives and private companies are invited to work together as well.
The building, which was designed for two years by Simonas Liūga and Andrius Ciplijauskas, distinguishes for its atypical design, different space perception and innovative, environment-friendly solutions. The aim is to collect the building from modules completely independent from town‘s infrastructure. For example, an improved heating system, sewerage and system of waste disposal are all part of this project.
Pilaitė‘s and Vilnius‘ citizens have already noticed that from spring 2010 every now and then various artistic installations appear in the place of the prospective workshop space. With the help of volunteers and private companies we created a district‘s tourist map, started cleaning up the forest to make it become a real park.
The first international light installation festival BEEpositive happened in the Autumn 2011 and is being organized once per year.
Organisation mission is to spread culture from center to suburbs, to initiate various activities and to bring people into community.
Organisation’s daily activity is various workshops, such as: creativity lessons for kids, eco-design lessons ans workshops for teenagers, films screenings, various small events like concerts, exhibitions, lectures, readings and etc., joga, excercises for adults. Also we are organising entertaining and educational excursions inside and outside Beepart space and in the surroundings, once a year – light instalation festival with more than 30 light instalations. New technologies inovation worksohp and photography workshop are held here. Daily activities also include looking after “beepilaite” facebook profile and webpage.
Tasks of volunteers
Organisation’s daily activity is various workshops, such as: creativity lessons for kids, eco-design lessons and workshops for teenagers, films screenings, various small events like concerts, exhibitions, lectures, readings and etc., yoga, exercises for adults. Also we are organising entertaining and educational excursions inside and outside Beepart space and in the surroundings, once a year – light installation festival with more than 30 light installations. New technologies innovation workshop and photography workshop are held here.
Daily activities also include looking after “beepilaite” Facebook profile and webpage
There are two people working in organisation permanently and about 6 people are renting premises for their workshops.
Typical activities/ tasks and suggested roles in hosting organisation the volunteer:
Work with different age and status people;
Work with teenagers and kids in creativity lessons;
Organising excursions for schoolchildren, kindergarten kids and others in Beepart space.
Help to organise films screenings.
Help to organise Beepositive light installation festival.
Various help for Artists, working with festival.
Take care of Beepart household.
Looking after beepilaite Facebook profile.
Initiating own projects on Beepart platform.
Helping to organise small events: concerts, exhibitions, lectures, readings and etc.
Volunteer will work about 30 hours per week (6 hours a day).
Open-minded, active, self-organised, sociable, with some artistic skills, diligent person. The candidate have to be able to work with small kids and adults creatively. Volunteer has to have an interest in arts sphere (maybe he/she likes visual art, music, literature and/or other arts forms). Basic computer skills would be a virtue.
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– CV with picture (made in the last month)
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest to the project and to the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.
All documents written in english you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “EVS Vilnius Beepart.YOUR NAME. YOUR SURNAME” ” .