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From: IREX GENERAL <email@example.com>
Date: Apr 10, 2006 12:20 PM
Subject: [IREX] A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG AMERICANS AND RUSSIANS TO
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG AMERICANS AND RUSSIANS TO VOLUNTEER
IREX (the International Research and Exchanges Board) is currently
accepting applications for American and Russian participants for its
U.S.-Russia Volunteer Initiative (USRVI). IREX (the International
Research & Exchanges Board) is an international nonprofit organization
providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of
education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil
DEADLINE: May 15, 2006 (Program subject to the availability of funds.)
Applications can be 1) requested from firstname.lastname@example.org or 2) downloaded
from www.irex.org or www.irex.ru starting April 12, 2006.
The goal of the U.S.-Russia Volunteer Initiative (USRVI) is to engage
both Russian and American citizens, organizations, and businesses in
cooperative volunteer activities through short-term bilateral exchanges.
USRVI provides a unique opportunity for young people interested in
promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and/or Community Development to
volunteer for approximately eight weeks in nongovernmental organizations
(NGOs) and/or governmental service centers throughout Russia and the
United States. Volunteers will be placed with organizations working to
promote Healthy Lifestyles and/or Community Development.
Those selected will be offered pre-service training and orientation in
Moscow prior to beginning their volunteer assignments. Immediately after
completing their assignments, volunteers will be invited to a capstone
conference in Washington, D.C. with their counterparts in order to share
their experiences. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to
collaborate with their Russian home/host organizations in developing
follow-on projects after returning home.
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS OF THE PROGRAM
* Round-trip travel from volunteer's home city to their host city;
* Visa processing;
* Limited accident and sickness insurance;
* Housing and monthly living allowance; and
* Pre-service training, orientation, and capstone conference.
Volunteer applicants should:
* Be available to participate in the program between late
September and late November 2006 (final dates to be determined).
* Be available for semi-finalist interviews in mid-June [Note:
Russian semi-finalists must be available to travel to Moscow for
in-person interviews; American semi- finalists must be available for
* Be a US or Russian citizen and currently hold a valid, active
* Be between the ages of 20 and 30 at the time of the application
* Be able to receive and maintain a Russian or US visa.
* Submit a completed application with all required documents by
the application deadline.
Russian language ability is not required of American participants, but
is strongly encouraged.
Contact Oksana Jensen at IREX by e-mail at USRVI@irex.org or by phone at
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