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30 Nov 2014

Asia-Pacific Social Circus Association | call for volunteers

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Asia-Pacific Social Circus Association (ASCA) seeks qualified circus performers to join three of its member organisations as volunteer for 12 months!  In this program, volunteers will be able to work with RED NOSE FOUNDATION in Indonesia, PHARE PONLEU SELPAK in Cambodia, and MOBILE MINI CIRCUS FOR CHILDREN in Afghanistan!

Are you an experienced professional circus artist/teacher with a mastery of specific circus skills?  Are you interested in taking a year-long trek to three developing countries across Asia? Are you passionate and energetic enough to use your circus skills to spread joy and levity to underprivileged and at-risk communities? Then apply to ASCA’s Volunteer Program!

Have a 12-month volunteering trip across Asia and gain indelible memories, unforgettable experiences, and life-long friends along the way!

asca-logoIn his program, volunteers will be able to work with RED NOSE FOUNDATION in Indonesia, PHARE PONLEU SELPAK in Cambodia, and MOBILE MINI CIRCUS FOR CHILDREN in Afghanistan!

In order to be able to participate in this program, applicants must:

Be 18 years or older.
Be a professional circus artist / teacher.
Have five-year experience of working in circus-based organizations.
Have five-year experience of working with children.
Have strong passion, energy (mental and physical), and willingness to work in social circus causes.
Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with and respect for diversity.
Be enthusiastic and willing to learn about the role of social circus in peace and development.
Be willing to take a plunge into the environment of Third World underprivileged communities, which can be a little harsh.
Have internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Word or other word processor software (volunteers are required to write about their experiences periodically for the ASCA Blog).
Experience in volunteering a strong asset.
Experience in non – formal education an asset.

Expenses:

During the volunteer program, ASCA will cover the following expenses:

Room & board (with a minimum standard of comfort)
Local transportation
3 (three) meals per day or an equivalent stipend
Monthly stipend based on each country’s standard minimum wage
Volunteers will be responsible for:

International travel expenses, approx. $2,200 – $2,600 (depends on the volunteers’ domicile) for 1 year worth of travelling
Required vaccinations
Visa expenses

DEADLINE: APPLY NOW! Download the application form, fill it in and send it to asca [at] rednosefoundation.org before the end of November!

Volunteers who pass the selection process will be subject to rigorous background check.

About ASCA

Asian-Pacific Social Circus Association (ASCA) is an association for social circus groups (social, community, and for-profit) in the Asia-Pacific region.

Founded in 2013, ASCA is committed to building a stable and reliable network for circus programs through the region and intends to be a reliable source of information and resources for its members.  read more

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