• Name of the project:   „H.A.N.D.“

  • Date of Project:  September/October of 2023 –  July/August of 2024 (total of 10 months

  • Hosting Organization: ”BRAVO”

  • Place:  Sarajevo, BiH

  • Participants age: 18+

  • The number of participants: 10

  • Working language: English

This project is supported and co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It means that your travel costs, accommodation, and food will be fully covered if you get selected for the project. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission nor EACEA can be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


ESC Humanitarian Aid project – “H.A.N.D.” – Humanitarian Aid for the Needs of Development aims to fulfill the needs of society while offering an opportunity for participants to contribute to the community.

Volunteers will be offered an opportunity to immerse themselves in the lifestyle of Bosnia and Herzegovina, all while participating in volunteer endeavors with a focus on humanitarian efforts. Over the span of ten months, participants will partake in a diverse range of tasks, including assisting at migration camps, elderly care centers, kindergartens, and a facility for children with autism. These endeavors are not only intended to offer significant aid to local communities, but also to provide volunteers with practical involvement in the realm of humanitarian endeavors.

The program’s primary objectives encompass fostering cultural interchange, promoting social inclusivity, and facilitating personal growth among its participants. They will have the chance to live and work alongside one another, sharing their different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


Social Media and video editing workshops:

Volunteers will be empowered with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in the ever-evolving world of social media and digital marketing. Through workshops, volunteers will learn how to create visually stunning videos that tell compelling stories, and promote them across various social media channels. BRAVO marketing team will help volunteers get acquainted with the tools they need to create engaging content. Focus will also be on helping volunteers develop their social media and digital marketing skills. They’ll learn how to develop and implement a social media strategy.

Project Management Education:

Through this project, volunteers will have the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of project management, including project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closure. Besides, classroom learning, volunteers will have the opportunity to put their skills to the test by preparing actual projects at BRAVO. This will give them the chance to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting, gaining valuable experience and building their confidence as project managers.

The BRAVO team will guide you every step of the way, providing feedback and support as you navigate the challenges of project management.

Solidarity and workshops in kindergartens:

Volunteering in kindergartens is focused on fostering a sense of community and empathy among children through fun and educational activities in kindergartens in Sarajevo. By engaging children in interactive workshops and games, volunteers will have important rule where they can help children to develop skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, while also teaching them about important social issues such as diversity, inclusivity, and mutual respect. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and to use various tools and techniques to make learning fun and engaging for children.

From puppet shows to storytelling sessions, music and dance, and hands-on art projects, volunteers will experience and learn different learning styles and interests. By volunteering in kindergartens, participants will nurture community and empathy among children through interactive, educational activities in Sarajevo. These workshops facilitate the development of vital life skills such as teamwork, communication, and creative problem-solving.

Volunteering in the elderly center:

Within this volunteering activity, volunteers will be in a place where they will provide companionship, engagement, and entertainment to the elderly residents of local care centers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to associate with the elderly residents and provide them with much-needed social interaction. They will have the chance to listen to their stories, share their own experiences, and develop meaningful relationships that will make a lasting impact on their lives. Volunteers will have the

Within this volunteering activity, volunteer will be in place where they will provide companionship, engagement, and entertainment to the elderly residents of local care centers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to associate with the elderly residents and provide them with much-needed social interaction. They will have the chance to listen to their stories, share their own experiences, and develop meaningful relationships that will make a lasting impact on their lives. Volunteers will have the chance to make a difference through hands-on activities and workshops, also have opportunity to organize a range of events and activities, from arts and crafts sessions to cooking classes, to ensure that residents have a variety of engaging and enjoyable activities to participate in. As a volunteer your task will be to make the period of staying in the center as interesting and enjoyable as possible for residents.

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Workshops with refugee and migrant children and adults:

This activity represents a unique opportunity for volunteers to make a difference in the lives of people who have fled their homes and seek refuge in a foreign country. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, and your contribution will help to provide essential support to people who are in need.

Volunteering with refugee and migrant children and adults in migrant centers involves a wide range of activities, including providing basic education, assisting with medical care, and offering emotional support. They will have the opportunity to learn about different cultures, improve their communication skills, and gain valuable experience working with vulnerable people.

Through participation in this project, volunteers will be helping to provide essential support to individuals who have fled their homes and are seeking a new beginning. The contribution will make a real difference in the lives of these individuals and help them rebuild their lives in a new country.


Workshops in the center for children with disabilities:

Volunteers will have the unique opportunity to learn new skills and tools while working alongside children with developmental disabilities. At the center, they’ll be paired with a child and work closely with them to help develop their communication, social, and motor skills through various activities and games. Also have the chance to learn from experienced professionals and gain valuable insights into the field of special education.

Through this activity, volunteers will be enhancing their own personal and professional development. They learn to think creatively, adapt to new situations, and develop strong communication and teamwork skills.


In embracing these activities, volunteers will not only contribute to the community but also acquire invaluable skills, form meaningful connections, and foster personal growth. The project serves as a platform for diverse learning experiences that leave a lasting positive impact on all involved.

The BRAVO team is dedicated to ensuring volunteers’ success and growth throughout their engagement. They’ll take the time to understand volunteers’ strengths, areas for improvement, and aspirations. This approach ensures that volunteers receive right advice and direction to maximize their learning and impact.


 The participants will be accommodates in the hotel that is placed near the working places and BRAVO office. Each volunteer will be provided with their own room or shared room with a roommate equipped with a private bathroom. The common areas of the hotel, such as the restaurant, lobby, and laundry room, will be shared among all volunteers. Additionally, they will have access to reliable Wi-Fi. Meals can be enjoyed in the restaurant prepared by professional cooks or prepared within their individual rooms.


It is worth noting that the hotel is located at a distance of 15 minutes from the office via tram or bus. The kindergarten is a 10-minute walk away, while the elderly center is accessible within 20 minutes via tram. The center for creative learning can be reached in just over 20 minutes via bus. Finally, the immigration center is located at a distance of 20 to 30 minutes from the hotel.


During the first week of the program, the volunteers will participate in an orientation week where they will have the opportunity to interact with mentors and other BRAVO members. The purpose of this week is to familiarize volunteers with the culture, city, and work environment.


Moreover, the volunteers will receive comprehensive training on the ESC program and ESC Humanitarian Aid, as well as the Erasmus + platform in general. This training will equip the volunteers with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively carry out their duties.


In addition, BRAVO will provide mentorship training to all the volunteers. This training will cover the roles and responsibilities of mentors in the program and how they can provide guidance and support to the volunteers.


Finally, the volunteers will undergo project management training to equip them with the necessary skills to plan, implement, and evaluate projects effectively. This training will enhance the volunteers’ ability to contribute to the success of the program.


In order to ensure that the skills and expertise of volunteers are effectively utilized, sending organizations will be deploying them based on their individual backgrounds and profiles. Recruitment efforts are focused on identifying candidates who possess the necessary qualities and experience to excel in a variety of roles, including working with youth organizations, elderly centers, kindergartens, centers for disabled children, as well as two refugee camps.


With the belief that by carefully matching volunteers with the appropriate tasks, volunteers will maximize their impact and contribute to the growth and development of the communities we serve. We are committed to providing meaningful opportunities for volunteers to make a positive difference in the lives of those they work with, and we recognize the important role they play in achieving organizational goals.


  • 18+ years old
  • Coming from Europe
  • Adequate knowledge of English language
  • Completed Mandatory Face-to-Face Training
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Problem-solving attitude
  • Open-minded


Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable Opportunities (BRAVO) is a non-governmental organization that prioritizes knowledge, entrepreneurship, civil society development, non-formal education, and innovative learning and development techniques for young people and adults. BRAVO’s key principles are tolerance, democracy, diversity, voluntariness, and openness, which guide the organization’s actions.


 BRAVO is a leading organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina that serves as the Contact Point for Erasmus+ Youth. As such, it plays a crucial role in facilitating and supporting the participation of Bosnian youth in various Erasmus+ youth programs.


BRAVO’s expertise extends beyond youth development and humanitarian work. It is the only organization in the Western Balkans region that has the authority to certify companies and individuals on digital skills and competencies. This certification program is designed to equip individuals and organizations with the skills they need to thrive in today’s digital landscape.


Overall, BRAVO is an organization committed to driving positive change in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond. Its focus on youth development, humanitarian aid, and digital skills training, along with its numerous accreditations and certifications, makes it a highly respected and effective organization in the region.


 BRAVO’s team operates in various fields and topics, including human rights, anti-trafficking, reproductive health and STDs, gender equality and combating gender-based violence, sports, audio and video production, people with fewer opportunities, event organization, entrepreneurship, IT and ICT, technology, humanitarian actions, national and international projects, support in the fight against criminality and corruption, accelerating start-ups, industry 4.0, project management, refugee and migrant support, and creative actions. The organization is also involved in publishing books, brochures, newsletters, flyers, affiliations, and other publications.

How to apply?

  1. Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM with in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
  2. Deadline for applying: 15.08.2023.
  3. Selection results: 20.08.2023.
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