Activism and Volunteering As a Choice

The value of youth work was one of the topics of the four-day module of the Training for Youth Work Associates, held in Sarajevo from May 30 to June 2, 2018.

Activism and volunteering were also discussed during the first module for this training, which is attended by 23 young people from across Bosnia and Herzegovina.

During the first module of the training, we held “Coffee Time With… youth activist Merjem Muhadžić” who is currently working on refurbishing a youth space in Sanski Most and forming a Youth Council in Jajce. She talked to the participants about what motivates her to be an activist and work with youth in local communities.

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Participants are young people who already work with youth through their professional and volunteer activities in organizations and institutions in BiH. In a series of sessions, participants defined youth, discussed mechanisms for developing local youth policies, youth-related legislation in BiH and types and models of youth work.

Youth work associates (more commonly known as youth workers) are persons employed in youth centers, youth clubs, youth organizations, organizations working with youth or public institutions supporting the development of young people. Youth work associated support the professional, personal and educational development of young people. By working with youth on different ideas and initiatives, youth work associates are working on developing their communities.

The training is implemented by the Institute for Youth Development KULT with the support of the Olof Palme Center from Sweden.

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