BECOMING PART OF TEAM WORKS!
First, you have to register with our partner, SES. They then use your profile to look for the right assignment for you. This will be based on the details you have given about your education/training, experience, interests and language skills.
YOUR TANDEM TEAM
Once a suitable assignment has been found for you, we introduce you to the SES expert you’ll be working with. You both attend a digital meeting to establish whether you want to do the assignment together.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Your Team works! assignment on the African continent will last roughly four weeks so your current employer must give their consent. For example, you will have to be given special leave or take holiday leave. We will help you with any questions concerning the assignment.
The AGYO covers the main costs of your participation in Team works! and the SES plans and organises your assignment, purchases the necessary insurance and arranges accommodation.
You join your tandem partner for a two-day preparatory meeting. You will need to consider how you want to work together as a team, what your tasks at the place of assignment will be and which Sustainable Development Goal you will be focusing on. SES is always on hand to answer questions and also provides practical information concerning your stay.
Your tandem team then gets down to work, supporting your place of assignment with your knowledge and skills. You get to experience working life in a different country and share knowledge and ideas with your colleagues about approaches and solutions.
You, your tandem partner and SES evaluate your assignment together, looking at questions such as “What did you achieve in collaboration with your colleagues at the place of assignment?”, “What lessons have you learned that you will be applying in your own work?” and “Would you like to continue volunteering in sustainability after the assignment?” We’d be happy to advise you on the possibilities.
Team works! Want to get involved?
We look forward to hearing from you. Register with SES using the Team works! form and then SES will check your profile against upcoming assignments in Africa and contact you with a suggestion as soon as there’s one that matches your experience and requirements.
To the registration form