Vacancies: Volunteer posts in the 14km Volunteer Programme

12. August 2014



Vacancy: Position as a Volunteer at 14km e.V. 

Are you interested in the North Africa/the Middle East? Do you want to commit for a good cause? Are you keen to improve your communication skills? Are you able to work independently?

Then you might be the right candidate to volunteer with us!

‚14km – the shortest distance between North Africa and Europe‘ e.V. is a non-profit NGO based in Berlin which supports intercultural exchange and co-operation between Europe and North Africa/the Middle East. Our international volunteer programme with North Africa/the Middle East facilitates internship/volunteer positions with our partner organisations in different Arab countries. But it is not just for volunteers – it is also volunteer run! This is why we are looking for four motivated volunteers to help us in the programme. For more information on our organisation please see



–      Facilitation of internships/volunteer placements

–      Communication with applicants, partner organisations and 14km colleagues via Email

–      Carrying out interviews with applicants via Skype

–      Evaluation of profiles and evaluation forms

–      Updating the data base of the volunteer programme

–      Selection of suitable organisations for applicants

–      Participation in 14km team meetings in Berlin (app. every 3 weeks)

–      Occasional participation in events in order to present the 14km volunteer programme


What We Ask For

–      Interest in North Africa and the Middle East

–      Intercultural sensitivity

–      Readiness to deal with people

–      Communication skills (politeness, kindness, dependability)

–      Very good English skills (German not absolutely necessary)

–      Reliability and carefulness

–      Organisational skills

–      Readiness to work from home and from own PC

–      First experiences in human resources management are an asset

–      Regional knowledge on North Africa and Middle East is an asset, especially on Palestine, Jordan, Morocco, and Egypt

–      Knowledge of French and Arabic is an asset


What We Offer

–      Working in a young, unconventional non-profit association

–      Nice team of 7 other volunteers without hierarchies

–      Flexible timing of working hours according to work load (ca. 4-7h/week)

–      Gaining of work experience in intercultural work and human resources management

–      Opportunity to facilitate intercultural experiences for young people and to support exchange between Europe and MENA

–      Sense of achievement through many facilitated internships/volunteer placements

–      Opportunity to become involved also in other work areas of 14km by bringing in own ideas


Applications including short letter of motivation (Email) and VC (PDF) to be sent to Helena Burgrova at until 24 August 2014.

We particularly welcome applications from persons with migration background.

Der Bericht zur Fachtagung “Flucht // Migration // Entwicklung” ist online Call for applications: ReliXchange
Der Bericht zur Fachtagung “Flucht // Migration // Entwicklung” ist online
Call for applications: ReliXchange