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Opportunity in Korea

1. Jan 2009

Following an agreement between the Korean Scouts and the Asia-Pacific Regional Office, there are opportunities for Scout volunteers at the Suncheon Asia-Pacific Scout Centre.

Suncheon Asia-Pacific Scout Centre
Staff Opportunities

Korea Scout Association (KSA) and the World Scout Bureau Asia-Pacific Region (WSB/ APR) have signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Korea's ecological capital, Suncheon City on 16 December 2008 to manage the Suncheon Asia-Pacific Scout Centre (SAPSC) where young people may improve their global leadership potentials.

Beginning March 2009, the SAPSC will offer programs in English based on the Scout method of "learning by doing" - a hands-on experiential learning process in the outdoors through young leaders from the National Scout Organizations. Korean youth may learn real-life, everyday spoken English and global leadership through various outdoor hands-on programmes, weekly English camp programmes, and seasonal experiential programmess. At the same time, staff member may learn about Korea's rich history, culture, and tradition as well as share the brotherhood of Scouting with participants and visitors.

Staff Role

  • Run the Centre's English camp, seasonal and other programs.
  • Offer a program to introduce a country's culture and share friendship.

Staff Requirements

  • Endorsed by your National Scout Organization (NSO).
  • An active Scout member or young leader of your NSO.
  • At least 18 years old and currently enrolled or has graduated from a university.
  • Available for at least 12 weeks.
  • Able to communicate in English fluently.
  • Able to use and teach the Scout method and introduce your country's culture.
  • Able to live by the culture and laws of Korea.

What You Get

  • Furnished accommodation and meals for a fixed period
  • Personal accident insurance
  • One day off per week
  • Staff field trip to nearby cultural sites at the end of the term
  • Basic toiletries
  • Living allowance of USD $100 per week
  • A small amount of travel fund
    - for volunteers within Asia-Pacific Region: USD $400
    - for volunteers from other Regions: USD $600

Staff is responsible for arranging own travel costs to and from Korea - a small limited amount of travel fund would be available.

Application Process
1. Read the information and complete the application form
2. Submit the application form to your National Scout Organization for endorsement
3. Acceptance of your status will be informed by email through your National Scout Organization

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