Your role in one sentence
As a YES Lounge Coordinator you are responsible for the YES Lounge area, where students and volunteers meet and have fun in the evenings. It’s definitely a lot of fun, but as you can see it’s more than a bartender’s or DJ’s job: you are builders, designers, commodity managers and accountants.
We expect from you
Create a friendly and pleasant atmosphere at the YES Lounge area, while keeping an eye on students to ensure that they are having a good time and avoid inappropriate behaviours.
You can expect from us
We promise a seminar where you can learn a lot, meet lots of new people and get the chance to bound together with the team of volunteers in a great environment.
The Young Europeans’ Seminar (YES) aims to contribute to the development of young global citizens through learning and volunteering together in a spirit of international friendship.
The Young Europeans’ Seminar is a yearly massive intercultural get-together for over 500 European exchange students at the end of their school year, all put together by a team of over 100 YFU volunteers. The YES is a unique opportunity to reunite with old friends from all over Europe and make new ones, creating a bridge between the exchange year and the return home. It’s a fun learning experience where students explore what it means to be a citizen of the world through diverse interactive learning activities. The international team of volunteers creates a unique spirit and an amazingly motivational experience for everyone at the YES.
“Think free. Act free. Be free!” is the topic of the YES 2017. This year we will focus on different aspects of freedom, such as but not limited to freedom of the press, speech, diversity, expression and assembly.
The YES 2017 aims to give participants the chance to explore and (re)discover the possibilities they are given by the freedoms they possess. It encourages the students to make use of their unique experiences and insights to enable positive change around the globe.
The YES 2017 will take place in Werbellinsee (Germany) from 26 to 30 June 2017. It is organised by EEE-YFU together with YFU Estonia and YFU Sweden, with the in-country support of YFU Germany.
What do you gain?
Participating at the YES as a volunteer is a truly rewarding experience. The seminar lasts for 4 days and there is so much you can gain:
- Possibility to share your volunteer experience and get to know a lot of new people
- Increasing skills in facilitating group work and learning processes of peer groups
- Experience of working with YFU on an international level
- Passing on the YFU spirit
- Opportunity to be a part of the biggest YFU event in Europe and have a great time
Before students arrive, you set up and decorate the YES Lounge and the area outside of it as well as the bar and the storage rooms. Most work includes the preparation until everything is in the right place, ready for the Lounge to be opened.
You manage the order of drinks, purchase the snacks, calculate demands and prices, handle the money and keep track of the inventory and accounting (also in coordination with EJB staff, who support us with money-handling at the YES Lounge). You run the bar and take care of the music at night and last but not least clean up and dismantle the whole venue in the end.
As your job includes selling also alcoholic drinks, you are asked to keep an eye on the students and use sound judgement, so to prevent inappropriate or even dangerous situations due to excessive alcohol consumption. IGLs and Counsellors are there for students, so you have to report them about any delicate situation you observe during the night.
If you wish to be one of the two YES Lounge Coordinators at the YES 2017, you should:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Be willing and able to ensure well-being of the students
- Be dynamic and pro-active
- Understand the values and purpose of educational long-term exchange programs YFU is offering
- Be able to work in English (German is an advantage)
- Have experience in working in fast-paced environments
- Feel comfortable with managing money and keeping accountancy
- Have regular Internet access (all communication before the YES will be via Internet)
- Be willing to have a good time and getting to know new people
If you are not a perfect match, but still think you could be right for this task, please don’t hesitate to apply.
Questions? Ask Ieva at firstname.lastname@example.org
Logistics’ Team Coordinator, YES 2017