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21 September 2019
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS OIC YOUNG VOLUNTEERS CAMP

Dates: 13-17 October 2019 & 19-23 October 2019

Location: Antalya, Turkey

BACKGROUND

Are you a committed member of the society who enjoys helping others and granting your own free time for the common good?  Would you like to learn about volunteerism and humanitarian work from experienced fieldworkers?

If your answer is yes, then the OIC Young Volunteers Camp is the right address for you to send your application!

The camp is organized by Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF), in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Turkey and the Red Crescent. It is one of the main activities within the OIC Young Volunteers’ Network program, which was adopted by 3rd and 4th Islamic Conference of Youth and Sports Ministers to pursue and implement programs in the domain of intercultural dialogue, cultural rapprochement and diversity. As youth volunteerism is an integral part of social and personal development, the camp will target the interest of positive social transformations in the OIC Member States and beyond.

CAMP OBJECTIVES

The Camp provides a platform for young volunteers, representatives of non-governmental organizations, youth organizations, and other partners to salute the courage of the Muslim youth. During the camp, the participants are invited to broadly reflect on the opportunities, challenges, and importance of volunteerism in the OIC region and the world at large, with a view to find a common ground on how to collectively address them. The camp will bring together young volunteers to establish a practical network and to strengthen the capacity of youth leadership at both community and international levels.

 

PROGRAM

The two separate 4-day camps, each bringing together 60 youth participants, consist of a variety of workshops and activities organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Turkey and the Red Crescent on the topics of Humanitarian Law, Operations Programs and Volunteerism.

LOCATION & DATE

Location:  Antalya, Turkey

Females: October13-17, 2019

Males: October 19-23, 2019

ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPANT SELECTION

The final selection will be made by the organizing team. The applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Citizen of an OIC Member State or representative of a Muslim community in a non-OIC Member State
  • English fluency
  • Age between 18–25
  • Previous experience in humanitarian and volunteer work.
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Applicants from LDCs, from countries with natural catastrophes, and from war-/conflict-zone countries will be given priority.

*Important note: Only selected participants will be informed about the eligibility of their applications.

** The applicant should submit a 200-word essay explaining her/his background in humanitarian/volunteer work. Any applications that do not contain the essay will not be considered for selection.

***Applications must be returned by no later than September 30, 2019 via application link:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: September 30, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: October 7, 2019

**** Selected participants will receive an email confirmation with logistics and program details. Only selected participants will be informed about the success of their application. The general information on selection results will be posted on ICYF Social Media accounts.

COSTS

Accommodation and further costs:

Host organizers will cover accommodation, food, and other relevant costs related to local hospitality.

CONTACT

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Hilal Öztürk, Project Coordinator

Phone: +902124653939  (between 9AM-6:00PM (GMT+3), from Mon-Fri.

For further information and the application please visit:

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