- Code : LSM-08
- Dispo : 1M / 2F (Total Part 3)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Leader is a non-profit, non-governmental, community-based organization located in a regional center of eastern Kyrgyzstan. Founded in 1991, Leader’s original mission was as a youth and student club, a role it maintained into the late 90s. In 1998, the organization’s goals became broader, including a wider range of services for the community, and in 2001 Leader acquired its current name and mission. Leader today provides a wide array of services for eastern Issyk-Kul Oblast, and Karakol City in particular, including an active volunteer center, a community internet access and training center, assistance for organizations and individuals designing projects, a Microcredit center, and numerous seminars for assisting other NGOs in their own development. Our mission: “To develop the civic leadership and potential of non-commercial organizations and initiative groups, to empower them in the construction of civil society.”
Possession of skills development projects for the fundraising activities of the organization. Document translation Russian – English. Work in the credit department, search for sources of credit portfolio. Running and organizing social enterprises for the organization to diversify income. Organizational development and develop a plan of financial stability.
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 Leader.
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 teaching programs. 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 weekends. Program Costs: 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. Basic Russian is necessary.