Design Project Volunteer for charitable organisation providing educational + professional development opportunities in design for refugees and locals

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14. November 2017
Tags: education | general support | Greek Islands: Lesvos | construction | admin / coordination | arts / sports / music | short-term | long-term | welcome anytime | ongoing

About ODD:
The Office of Displaced Designers (ODD) is an independent, charitable creative organisation that provides educational and professional development opportunities in design. Bringing together refugees and locals in our central office space in Mytilene on Lesvos (Greece) we support multi-disciplinary projects related to and/ or impacting: the built environment, protection issues or cultural understanding.

Our workshops, classes, and events are free to attend and open to anyone (aged 15+) with a background in design or an interest in learning new design-related skills.

Most of those we work with are challenged by uncertain futures. Our project-based programming is designed to tackle this issue by focusing on the creation of portfolio material that can be accessed freely online. We also support CV development and promote international networking.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a creative volunteer to join our team and support a variety of projects. This is a varied role involving action research, desk research, assisting on the design and facilitation of workshops, some administrative tasks, and supporting our participants with ongoing projects as required.

You will be part of a small international team with backgrounds in architecture + design, design education, research, and communications. The minimum commitment is two weeks with an average of 35 hours per week.

 About You:

  • Completed 2 years university-level coursework or similar OR have equivalent work experience
  • You must have relevant experience in research, design or workshop facilitation
  • You must be a confident English speaker
  • You will need to have an empathetic outlook and you must be reliable
  • those with knowledge in the following areas are highly encouraged to apply: architecture/ urban planning and built environment; graphic design, illustration, publication design; film, photography, audio, media; experience design; geography and cultural heritage

To Apply: Follow this link to submit the application form. Once received, a member of the ODD team will be in contact with you.

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