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Call for ESC volunteers for 2024


ISCA is looking for volunteers to join the team in the Copenhagen office in 2024 for a period of 12 months (earliest starting date March 2024, and we can also welcome volunteers in September 2024).

Do you want to live abroad, work in an international environment and gain experience in the field of international physical activity and healthy lifestyle promotion? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for self-motivated, passionate and energetic young people to join our team in Copenhagen.

Experience something new and exciting whilst broadening your horizons and developing your skills. Become a European Solidarity Corps Volunteer with the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) in Denmark and get to the heart of international projects and events designed for physical activity promoters. And you will also enjoy a warm welcome into a family of sorts – which is full of ISCA spirit!

As indicated in the ESC Programme Guide, volunteers should be between 18 and 30 years old and reside in the EU, Erasmus+ Programme countries and Partner countries neighbouring the EU (see the ESC programme guide pages 17 and 18 for more details or contact us when in doubt).

Conditions for the ESC volunteers                                
The ESC volunteering will be carried out according to the ESC Framework and conditions. More specifically, ISCA will cover the travel costs to Denmark from the volunteer’s residence country and back and provide accommodation in a private room in an apartment in the centre of Copenhagen (that will be shared with other ESC volunteers). To fully embrace the Danish active transport culture, a bike will be provided to all volunteers. ISCA will also provide a local SIM-card and a laptop for work-related tasks and monthly allowance (3500 DKK – about 470€) In addition, the volunteer will receive a funds to join sports and/or cultural activities (200 DKK – about 27€ per month). 

Engagement of European volunteers                            
All volunteers will have the opportunity to be engaged in a number of ISCA’s international projects, campaigns and events. ISCA coordinates various capacity building activities for organisations that promote sport, healthy lifestyles and physical activity at regional, national and international levels. ISCA also engages many member organisations and other partners in diverse projects that are related to key issues and topics in the sports sector today. There are three broad fields that you can be involved in:

1. Supporting the coordination of externally funded projects in cooperation with project management staff, member organisations and other partners.
Many of the projects fall under topics that have pressing priority in today’s world, such as exercise and health, physical activity and education, health-enhancing physical activity, sport and exercise for disadvantaged groups, urban sports facilities, inclusion of refugees through sport, youth training and active ageing. Find out more about some of these recent ISCA projects:

You can find a full list of ISCA’s and initiatives here.

2. Supporting and coordinating events and campaigns organised by ISCA and its partners, like: European Week of Sport in Denmark, which takes place in September/October each year, so you can expect some engagement with the #BeActive Campaign. NowWeMOVE campaign organised by ISCA and its partners. Your task will be to support and coordinate project activities with member organisations all over Europe like No Elevators Day, MOVE Week Europe and MOVE Week Latin America and European School Sport Day

Every other year you can be part of ISCA’s international conferences Moving People – Moving Europe (next edition in 2024); MOVE Congress (next edition 2025).

3. As part of membership team Membership team, you will contribute to ISCA's 2022-2025 strategy, with a focus on evolving the membership offer, setting measurable targets for development and satisfaction, and using member insights to advocate for global physical activity. You’d be supporting ISCA’s to growth through supporting our current members and reaching out to potential new ones to find the best fit for them joining ISCA. Your responsibilities will include helping with member communication, member database maintenance, and administrative tasks. You can read more about ISCA’s membership here.

Our latest projects and activities are described in our 2022 Annual Report – a highly recommended read to understand ISCA’s mission and activities. If you’re interested in diving deeper into how the organisation is run, you can also check out ISCA's Strategy 2022-2025.

Depending on your profile, skill set and interests you will be able to get involved and challenge yourself in various tasks such as:
•    Physical activity and healthy lifestyle promotion
•    Marketing and communications
•    Content creation, article writing and editing
•    Videography and photography
•    Analysis, monitoring and reporting
•    Fundraising, EU and international sport policy and advocacy
•    Project management
•    Membership and community management
•    E-learning platform and online learning course design
•    Event coordination (online and offline)

All applicants should be highly motivated, proactive and dynamic young people. For this call, we are looking for the following profiles (i.e., knowledge and experience, or interest in the following fields will be prioritised, but we are open for all kinds of profiles):    
•    communications, content creation
•    project management, event coordination
•    membership, community management 

Please note that we are looking for volunteers to start at ISCA earliest in March 2024 for a period of 12 months, and your application may be considered for positions later during the year. Please indicate in the application your interest if you’d like to be considered for a specific profile(s) and when you would like to start your 12-month project. You need to be under 31 years old to participate in this program.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV (max 2 pages) and Motivation letter (Max 2 pages) by 7 January 2024 for the March 2024 volunteer position or 1 February 2024 for the September 2024 volunteer position. In case you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Liina Sepp (

Posted on 07/12/2023 by ISCA


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