25 April 2013
Do you want to spend one year living abroad, volunteering, learning, travelling and having fun while going through a life-changing experience? International Young Naturefriends (IYNF), one of the major European youth organizations is looking for two EVS volunteers to perform their voluntary service in organization’s office in Prague, Czech Republic. The service will last for one year, starting in March 2014.
23 April 2013
Marco Negretto from Italy has taken part in a 3 months internship programme in IYNF. See below what are his impressions from this time:
I would like to thank IYNF and all the people there for providing me with such a fantastic opportunity. I spent a great time during the 3-months internship for my Leonardo project at the IYNF office in Prague.
It was my first experience of working for an NGO and partially led me to understand how it is. I am glad that I could carry out my traineeship within an association that operates in my field of studies but in a way that I never tried before.
Even if my internship did not last a long of time, I really appreciated the opportunity I have been given of working on my own project which was beyond usual IYNF activities. In fact, I showed my interest in doing something practical for the environmental activities and proposed to develop and teach a didactic workshop. Finally, I realized my project by developing two workshops for children about waste recycling. Then, I proposed them to some of the international primary schools in Prague receiving, then, some positive answers. At the end, I could teach both of the two workshops to two different schools. I succeeded even if it was the first time I have developed and taught just by myself a didactic workshop in English; though I did not do it just by myself but all the people, more or less, at IYNF helped me and, of course, I could not do it without the IYNF support.
29 January 2013
We are absolutely delighted to announce that “Green Toolbox” is now available online on IYNF website and can be requested in printed version from IYNF office.
Green Toolbox encourages and inspires various sector organizations to apply sustainable working practices in their daily work and within their project and office management. It responds to the questions ranging from how we can choose the most environmentally friendly merchandise and gadgets to most socially responsible banking for our organization; what office and project management practices can do most good and least harm for people, natural environment and animals.
Sustainability is a combination and synergy of social justice, ecological health, and economic vitality. This publication responds to a growing interest in sustainable consumption, addresses urgent global matters, and conveys the necessity for action. It aims to provide NGOs with the tools, information, and inspiration needed to introduce a wide variety of sustainable practices.
24 January 2013
23 January 2013
As you may know, IYNF has been working on the topics of sustainability throughout tge year 2012 and as a result produced a publication on sustainability in youth projects and organizations- Green Toolbox. The publication will be out at the end of this month and will cover a wide variety of topics related to environmental, social and economic sustainability. You can read more about the publication here: http://goo.gl/hOq0x
23 January 2013
We are proud to announce the winners of the IYNF Photographic contest "IYNF Year of Action for Change: What is your Pledge?".
And the winners are... a group of young activists from the Austrian village of Riedau who pledge to provide themselves with 30% of all their vegetables this year from self grown vegetables from their garden.
Call for Partners: Experiential Inclusion - A training course on involving young people with fewer opportunities through experiential education.
10 January 2013
The training course (TC) Experiential Inclusion, due to happen 7-15 September 2013 near Berlin, Germany will focus on the method of experiential education to involve young people with fewer social, emotional and educational opportunities in local youth work or international activities.
10 January 2013
Having successfully closed the IYNF Year of Sustainability we are happy to announce that 2013 will be IYNF Year of Action for Change.
During this year we will explore various modes and ways of active participation, campaigning and activism and we will look for local and global solutions to international and local problems. IYNF will organize several international activities to empower and inspire young people to take up action for change for their communities and the world.
To launch the Year of Action for Change we are welcoming all Young Naturefriends to take part in a contest with very attractive prizes sponsored by Austrian Young Naturefriends.
3 January 2013
International Young Naturefriends (IYNF) is seeking a part-time Finance Coordinator for its Secretariat in Prague.
The Finance Coordinator will be responsible for the management of the administrative, financial and fundraising agendas. Together with other members of staff the FC will work on the budget, financial management of various projects, grant applications and grant reports. The job will also comprise of caring for the administration and office of the organisation and bits of marketing and promotion and project management of IYNF. Also, a lot of work will be for and with our international volunteers.
23 November 2012
The memories from IYNF Planning Weekend 2012 by Balazs Kajor
It is the feeling like when every step you make is in the right direction… just like breath in and out, keeping up with the flow. You are in the stream and you paddle along… you have the oar and the ability to steer just like all the others. And then it happens: small torrents come together, join their runoffs of water and there you go, all together in one giant river. With the capacity to move the rocks…