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Opportunities

21/06/2020

Vacancies

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21/06/2020

Volunteering

There are different possibilities to volunteer with Balkan Sunflowers. Volunteering in Kosovo … Our main program for volunteers is under the framework of the European Voluntary Service (EVS). We host 5 vounteers yearly for a period of 10 months to perform different tasks within the organization's HQ or in our activities in the field. Volunteers have their accomodation costs covered by this program and enjoy several advantages. Please keep an eye in the vacancies section to learn about the calls for volunteers and how to apply. In Balkan Sunflowers we also welcome a limited number of volunteers who could rely on their own resources for their living in Kosovo. We only host volunteers for periods of more than 3 months, and always related to a particular project or initiative. We will be…

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21/06/2020

Volunteer reflections

The following words may be useful for those contemplating voluntary service in the region. Vanja Nikolic has suggested "fifteen questions to ask yourself before volunteering" in a conflict or post-conflict region and Koen van Praet offers advice on how to avoid the risk of burn-out as a long-term volunteer. Much of this is not nearly as relevant as it was a few years ago but we leave it on the website as the reflections are still useful. Some words from Vanja, 1999 … "I would like to introduce myself and to write a few words. Vanja Nikolic (31yrs), from Osijek, Croatia, living in Zagreb. Involved in peace/human rights activities within Antiwar Campaign Network Croatia since the spring of 1992. Before volunteering, I ask you to give yourself time to think and question why you want to do it…

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