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28/05/2021
CALL FOR APPLICATION “ICYF YOUNG VOLUNTEERS CAMP”

BACKGROUND

The Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) announces the “ICYF Young Volunteers Camp” program to equip young people with practical knowledge and guidance to help and support communities during pandemics, natural disasters, and humanitarian crises.

As the world is going through unprecedented change, everyone needs to join their efforts to work collectively and support each other during these difficult times. Volunteerism is the crucial and significant solution at this very moment to bring people together and mobilize them accordingly where help is needed the most.

 

CAMP OBJECTIVES

ICYF Young Volunteers Camps targets to achieve the following specific objectives:

To design the right framework of a volunteering training program during any kind of crisis as a long-term solution

To establish an effective partnership network and its community for volunteer’s capacity building

To empower youth lead organizations on volunteering management

To enhance young volunteers` capacities through interactive training

To promote the human rights of volunteers during humanitarian crises with civic and human rights education.

To establish a network among youth organizations for effective collaboration to find sustainable solutions during a pandemic crisis and humanitarian crises in the world.

To raise awareness of youth on the universal values of volunteerism

To provide a platform for sharing experiences, lessons learned and reflections on youth volunteerism and its impact.

To share best examples of successful youth volunteerism initiatives

To enable participants to improve themselves in project preparation for various funding sources and project cycle management

LOCATION & DATE

Location:  Antalya, Turkey

Date:

5-10 July For Young Women

12-17 July For Young Men

 

ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPANT SELECTION

The final selection will be made by the organizing committee. Applicant should meet the following criteria:

Citizen of an OIC Member State or representative of a Muslim community in a non-OIC Member State
Ability to communicate in English.
Age between 18–30
Previous experience in humanitarian and volunteer work
Ability to work in teams.
Volunteering background (article, project, photo, video etc.
Involved in/or have coordinated volunteering related project.
Leaders with impact in his/her local community
Passionate and responsible to attend the full camp training program.

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

 

***Applications must be returned by no later than 13 June 2021 via application link:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION:  

*** Selected participants will receive an email confirmation with logistics and program details. Due to a limited timing, there will not be an opportunity to inform those who were not selected. The general information on selection results will be posted at ICYF and Social Media accounts

COSTS

Travel, accommodation, and other costs: As part of the ICYF young volunteers camp, ICYF will provide participants with two options for covering travel costs. Applications will be evaluated in two ways. Meals, accommodation, domestic transportation, and city tour expenses will be covered by the host organization.

 

CERTIFICATE

Full attended participants will be awarded a certificate issued by ICYF and program partners.

 

CONTACT

For more questions

Email: volunteer@icyforum.org

 

ATTENTION:

Camp venue is arranged taking COVID 19 measures into consideration and Camp date is planned in line with international travel regulations of Turkey as the host country. Due to the COVID 19 precautions, please be informed that camp format might be changed from offline to online format. Please follow ICYF social media accounts for the smooth updates on the camp announcements.

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