Toruń Moves – Let’s Integrate!

The Amicus Foundation in cooperation with the Copernican Integration Centre in Toruń offers you the possibility to work as a volunteer in the Toruń Moves – Let’s Integrate! Programme, created as a part of the YUFE Community Volunteering Programme, leading to the YUFE Civic Star award.

The Toruń Moves – Let’s Integrate! Programme consists of three-fold activities:

  1. Intercultural workshops for pupils and students from kindergartens and schools (primary and secondary) – only for students with international exchange experience.

Your tasks:

  • Preparation of an around 30-minute presentation / workshop on your culture, language, music, cuisine, customs, learning experiences as a foreigner, etc. for a young audience;
  • Conducting the workshop in local schools and kindergartens and answering any questions related to your presentation;
  1. Preparation of events for the NCU community & citizens (e.g. International Children’s Day)

Your tasks may include:

  • Helping to prepare events and organize the venue back to its original state afterward;
  • Preparing and distributing essential materials for participants;
  • Providing basic practical support for participants;
  • Additional tasks depending on your skills (e.g. photography, graphic designing, music, etc.);
  1. Gardening and community-building in the NCU Edible Garden based in the Copernican Integration Centre.

Your tasks may include:

  • Soil preparation, planting, tending, watering, etc.;
  • Contributing to the preparation of events at the CIC.

What do you gain:

  • You can develop valuable skills, e.g. communication, creative thinking, teamwork, time management, problem-solving;
  • You can experience the working environment in a non-governmental organization;
  • You can influence important areas affecting the local residents and acquire a better understanding of how small communities work;
  • You have a chance to work with proactive and committed people.

You can agree on the activity details and the timetable individually with the activity coordinator: Katarzyna Wójcik,

Please note that the total workload for the YUFE Civic Star is of 50 hours, including:

  • Attending the Civic Engagement Intro Training. * This online training session (1,5 h) will introduce you to the ideas behind the YUFE Civic Star and the rules for applying to it: why universities and YUFE are interested in community engagement; how to recognize and make visible the different competencies gained by attending civic engagement activities; principles & practicalities of obtaining the Civic Star, etc.;
  • Delivering the activity (Help Desk / Community Volunteering Programme);
  • Working on the YUFE Civic Star Personal Development Plan.

More details:

Check out YUFE’s other community and civic engagement opportunities: click on and select Civic Engagement Activities)

* The forthcoming Civic Engagement Intro Training:
Time: May 12, 2023 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CET

Source: Nicolaus Copernicus University


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