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LSM – 11


Volontariat Moyen/Long terme
Travail en ONG

Leadership is a non-profit organization bringing together young volunteers with the mission of involving youth in civil society through volunteerism, project design, and cooperation both locally and internationally. Leadership was founded on November 1, 2005 as a youth volunteer organization under the auspices of the public association Leader, a centre of civic society initiatives. One of the organization’s programs is "A school for democracy and leadership", which aims to teach the principles and skills for sustainable leadership, successful communication, basic principles of democracy and expanding the horizons of young people. The School of Civics focuses on youth education and their involvement within the community. Within the program young people are encouraged to work in implementing social projects that benefits both the community and youth. Within the program various training, language courses, guest meetings, presentations, sessions are held regularly for young people from the age of 14 to 25.


Volunteer’s Role:
Conduct language courses during the staying in the organization as a volunteer.
Assist in the coordination of our youth volunteer and the organization of regular meetings as well as motivation and team-building activities.
Participate in the organization and implementation of various events.
Plan and implement short-term international volunteer projects and summer camps together with program coordinator.
Get involved in fundraising activities.
Actively participate in our current projects.
Hold language courses and discussion clubs.
Create any PR materials of our organization: possibilities include booklets, mini clips, photo exhibitions, etc.

Hébergement et nourriture: 

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 Leadership.

Situation et loisirs: 

Our volunteer programs are located in the northeastern region of Kyrgyzstan, in the town of Karakol. The town is the administrative centre of the Issyk-Kul Oblast. The town is a base for exploring the central Tien Shan Mountain range and Karakol is situated near the pearl of the country – Issyk-Kul Lake. The lake is at the bottom of a deep tectonic hollow, with an elevation of 1610 m above sea level. From all directions the Teskey and KungeyAla-Too mountain peaks surround the lake. Snow capped year-round, some of these mountains reach elevations of more than 5000 meters. Eighty rivers feed the lake with crystal-clear water. The climate around the lake is more moderate than the rest of the country, there is no exhausting heat or deep frost; the average air temperature in the summer months is 23-26 degrees Celsius. The water warms to comfortable 20-22 degrees Celsius in the summer. On the Coast of Issyk-Kul Lake are petroglyphic figures dated to the second millennium BC.

Karakol offers numerous leisure activities. The local historical museum, the countless treks that lay just south of the city itself, and the Jety-Oguz Gorge, known for its beautiful shaped red rocks are just a few of the attractions. Every region of Issyk-Kul Oblast is enticing to the visitor. Boomsk Gorge begins at the gates to Issyk-Kul; here it is possible to raft the rugged Chui River finishing at one of the most remote parts of the area. There you can admire Engelchek Glacier, and the peaks of Khan Tengri and Pobeda Mountains, known for their high elevations.

For more information about the city:
History of the city
Karakol- architectural heritage
People of the city Karakol
Karakol yesterday and today

Conditions préalables: 

Before applying, please make sure you read our page "Projets en pays du Sud" :


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. Note:
The working language of international volunteers is English but at least basic knowledge of Russian is recommended.
In order to participate in the program you are expected to have past experience with volunteer work, working as a part of a team

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.
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.

01/04/2019 - 01/04/2020

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Frais de participation à régler auprès du partenaire: 
250 EUR
Age minimum: 
20 ans
Age maximum: 
99 ans
Nombre de participants: 
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