Category Archives: Volunteerism

Lifelong Learning Programmes Info Sessions

EU_flag_LLP_ENThe Foundation for the Management of European Lifelong Learning Programmes (IDEP) is organising information meetings for interested organisations on the Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig programmes. The purpose of the meetings is to provide the necessary guidelines and information on how to fill in and submit applications to these programmes.

The events organised are:

Wednesday 16/01/2013 – Leonardo da Vinci – Partnerships
10:00, Premises of IDEP

Wednesday 16/01/2013 – Grundtvig – Learning Partnerships
16:00, Hotel Kleopatra – Nicosia

Wednesday 16/01/2013 – Comenius – School Partnerships
16:00, Hotel Kleopatra – Nicosia

Wednesday 23/01/2013 – Grundtvig – Workshops
16:00, Premises of IDEP – Nicosia

Thursday 24/01/2013 – Comenius – Regio Partnerships
10:00, Premises of IDEP – Nicosia

Wednesday 20/02/2013 – Grundtvig – Senior Volunteering Projects
16:00, Premises of IDEP – Nicosia

CCMC is currently working on two projects funded under Lifelong Learning:

logo2Media Hackers aims to provide a flexible and basic training for journalists so that they are better equipped to cope with emerging new technologies. We are working with European partners to identify the current skills and training needs of journalists, and to create state of the art training material that will ultimately increase the employability of journalists by offering new and innovative ways of media training. You can follow us on the project’s Facebook page!

LOGO_mComSimilarly, through the m-Com  project, CCMC and its partners are develop educational approaches in a community-driven context with the aim of empowering Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) through Community Media literacy. You can track our activities on Facebook, or you can tweet about m-Com on the hashtag #mcomeu.

Could you be a volunteer?

ngo_logoCCMC member the NGO Support Centre (NGO SC) is looking for people who are ready to try out new challenges and experiences in life. If you have a willingness to learn, adapt and to share new ideas, then this volunteer experience might be right for you.

The NGO SC will send 3 senior Volunteers to Hemel Hempstead in May / June 2013 from Cyprus. They are looking for inspirational people who have had some experiences of volunteering and who want to try volunteering in another country. The experience is open to those people aged 50 years and over and who are willing to work and live with other people they have not previously met with.

They are looking for the following qualities in our volunteers:
–    Current passport holder
–    Good Health
–    Interest in community wellbeing
–    Willingness to learn new skills, culture and language
–    Ability to adapt to living in new country for 3 weeks
–    A good ambassador with sound knowledge of our local area
–    Be proactive and ready to find solutions to everyday problems

For more information contact Lorraine at the NGO Support Centre on or call  +357-22-87509.

Support the Association for the Welfare of People with Mental Handicap!

The Association for the Welfare of People with Mental Handicap is organising a fundraising event on Wednesday 27 June, at 7pm, at the grounds of its day care centre in Strovolos.

Founded in July 1990 by the parents and friends of people with mental handicap, the Association has been offering care and support for adults with such severe physical and mental handicaps at two day care centres – the Favierou Centre in the heart of Nicosia close to Paphos Gate, and in Strovolos on Archbishop Kyprianou Aveue.

Having met with both Ms Mary Katsioloudi and Mr Petros Markou from the Board just recently we were touched by their dedication to making the Association a sustainable organisation that can provide for people from all walks of life, and regardless of ethnic or religious background. For more information you can contact Ms Katsiolidou at:

See you there!

Volunteers for the Home for Cooperation needed!

The Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) is looking for volunteers to assist both in the lead up to and during the inauguration of the Home for Cooperation from 6-9 May 2011. Located in the Nicosia, Cyprus, buffer zone, the Home for Cooperation (H4C) provides a shared space for inter-communal cooperation and dialogue. Continue reading

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