CSDS Recruitment of Local Supporters (Autumn 2016)

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I. INTRODUCTION ABOUT CSDS
The Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) is a Vietnamese non-profit organization legally registered in 2009. CSDS is addressing development issues in Vietnam with particular focus on children support through social inclusion, youth development through international exchange and non-formal education, and woman empowerment through sustainable livelihood support.

CSDS currently supports organizations that provide vital assistance to vulnerable groups of disabled children in Vietnam as well as children in hospitals by entrusting international volunteers/interns to contribute their time and effort there. 

II. RECRUITMENT OF LOCAL SUPPORTERS
CSDS is now in search for local youths who are proactive and passionate about community work to support international volunteers/interns (IVs) at childcare placements.
✎ Working places
- Friendship Village (for children and war veterans affected by Agent Orange);
- Khanh Tam Center (for children with autism);
- Sao Mai/Morning Star Center (for children with intellectual disabilities);
- Phuc Tue Center (for physically and mentally impaired children);
- The Little Seeds Project at National Hospital of Pediatrics;
- The Little Seeds Project at National Institute of Hematology & Blood Transfusion;
- Xuan Dinh A Kindergarten.

✎ Responsibilities
- Help IVs with translation and boost their interaction with children and staff at placements;
- Co-operate with IVs to collect and implement in-class activities and therapies;
- Attend meetings, trainings & co-organize special events for children with IVs;
- Take care of, instruct and help children to be well-behaved and participate in activities;
- Act as an ambassador of CSDS, and of Vietnam youth in general.

✎ Requirements
- High school & university students interested in working with children;
- Proficient in English communication;
- Committed to attend the project for 6 months and at least 3 sessions (weekday morning or afternoon) every week (~6hrs/week);
- Enthusiasm, responsibility and proactivity;
- Ability to work effectively as a team member;
- Creativity is an advantage.

✎ Benefits:
- Working in an international volunteer environment that helps enhance English communication skills, improve your problem solving skill and satisfy your interest in discovering different cultures;
- Capacity-building trainings & bondings for LSs;
- Opportunities from CSDS & our partners (CSDS internship, international & domestic trainings, workshops, events, …)
- Work experience with children having disabilities and developmental disorders;
- An opportunity to create a network of amazing friends from different universities in Hanoi as well as from all over the world;
- Meaningful memories of contributing to the community and being loved by children and international friends;
- A certificate after fulfilling volunteer commitment.

✎ HOW TO APPLY
- Round 1: Application Form Selection
Submit your application no later than 23h59’ October 30th 2016 through this link: http://bit.ly/CSDSLocalSupporter
- Round 2: Group Discussion & Teamwork Activities
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to join Round 2 on Saturday, November 5th 2016.
- Round 3: Personal Interview
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to join Round 3 on Sunday, November 6th 2016.

III. CONTACTS
For further information, please contact us:
☼ Website: http://csds.vn/
☂ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CSDSinternationalvolunteers/
☏ Tel: 04 6027 8323/01689 355 687 (Ms. Thao – No SMS please)
✉ Email: thaotu@csds.vn

Author: Lien Quan

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