OPEN CALL for VOLUNTEERS: EVS opportunity for Young Roma in Amaro Drom in Berlin, Deadline 09.09.2012

Amaro Drom currently opened a call for applications for young Roma between 18 and 30 years to participate in a European Voluntary Service (EU Youth in Action program) project in Berlin. The 1 year lasting project (January – December 2013), offers diverse learning and service opportunities, including national and international seminars, and active involvement in the Roma youth groups and networks in Germany. The volunteers engage weekly around 30-35 hours in the working fields with children, youth work and non-formal education, social work (especially with Roma from Romania and Bulgaria), organization of cultural events (Herdelezi Festival) or web-design and publicity, depending on the skills and interests of the volunteers. The program encourages volunteers to express and to realize their own ideas and initiatives during the service! The program is fully covered, providing room, board, health insurance, language course and monthly pocket money. Volunteers will be provided with 2 Youth in Action seminars in Germany during their service, and 2 international Phiren Amenca seminars.
The call for applications is open for young Roma between 18 and 30 years who are residents of EU or South-East European countries. For further questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Send your motivation letter, CV, and Phiren Amenca application form until September 9th, 2012 to          
 „Amaro Drom” is an intercultural self-organization of young Roma and non-Roma . Our main focus is the socio-cultural youth work, the strengthening of self-initiative, mobilization, networking and self-esteem of young Roma and their political and social participation. As young Europeans we actively want to contribute to society for more acceptance and respect, mutual understanding and inclusion. We are members of ternYpe International Roma Youth Network and of Phiren Amenca (, a network of Roma and non-Roma volunteers and voluntary service organizationscreating opportunities for non-formal education, dialogue and engagement, in order to challenge stereotypes and racism. 
Amaro Drom e.V.
Merdjan Jakupov, Astrid Oelpenich: