Volunteer in Kosovo with The Ideas Partnership

What does it take to be one? Anything. Our volunteers have included teachers, students, artists, musicians and environmentalists; but mainly they’re people who’ve got a little bit of time to spare and a little voice inside making them think they’d like to do something.

Some people like working with children. Some people like working with adults. Some people like sorting stuff. Some people like writing stuff. Some people like organizing stuff. We like all of these people.

Some people can help a one-time project. Some people can contribute half an hour or an hour for a few weeks. Some people can contribute regularly to different projects. Some people have their lives changed.

Whichever person you are, whether you have a year or an hour, we’d welcome your ideas and your partnership.

In return, we like to think that we offer a friendly atmosphere and some wonderfully rewarding experiences. (Here’s Honor’s diary of her time volunteering with us, with determined learners and traditional meals. And have a look at Ben and Jack exploding some myths about volunteering in Kosovo.) Wherever possible, we try to help volunteers gain skills, pursue further education, or use their TIP experience to get a job – whatever they’re looking for.

Many different people, of different backgrounds and different ages, have visited and volunteered and made a difference. Although we can’t offer financial help or accommodation, if you’re coming to see us we can help you find somewhere to stay – whether it’s one of Prishtina’s funky hostels, the chicest hotel in Kosovo, a flat to rent, or a cosy corner of someone’s floor. There’s couchsurfing in Kosovo. And you can

Pack for a Purpose 

Just fill in this easy form if you’re in Kosovo and are interested in volunteering. Or please do get in touch with us via office@theideaspartnership.org, and we can talk about you and us and what interests you and what we could do together. Note that we believe that the rights and safety of those we work with are pre-eminent, and as a volunteer we’ll expect you to take this seriously, and sign and respect our Child Protection / Safeguarding Policy. Otherwise there’s no formality or bureaucracy, no demands, no commitments, no expectations. Just possibilities.