Volunteers

UWC Mostar welcomes volunteers for a variety of time periods, depending on the circumstances and skills the volunteer can offer.

Long-term Volunteers

We are not currently seeking any long-term volunteers for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Short-term Volunteers

Depending on the interest and skills of the applicants, we occasionally welcome shorter-term volunteers interested in international education, educational administration, community development, education in post-conflict societies, media and communications, and project management. If you have other skills you feel would be helpful, feel free to let us know. For short-term volunteers, we have found that working on a particular project in collaboration with the college is most mutually beneficial. Short-term volunteers tend to come for 1-3 months, though shorter projects are possible depending on the circumstances.

Please note:

  • Positions are unpaid. UWC Mostar will provide food and accommodation, as well as all costs associated with the volunteer’s work. Volunteers must be responsible for: any health care costs, sufficient pocket money for basic living expenses, and all travel expenses.
  • All volunteers should have a passport valid for at least 90 days past the end of their time in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • For volunteers coming from visa-regime countries, you will need to arrange a visa to enter the country in advance; the college will provide a Letter of Invitation. For volunteers coming from non-visa-regime countries, your passport will allow you to enter for up to 90 days without visa. If you are unsure, check the BiH Ministry of Foreign Affairs website here.
  • Volunteers must bring with them a “non-criminal record” from their home country.
  • Volunteers should be at least 18 years old when they arrive in BiH.

To Apply

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please send a cover letter, academic transcript, and resume to [email protected]

We will begin reviewing applications for the 2016-2017 academic year's OKC Abrašević volunteer on Monday, April 4.

The cover letter should clearly state your reason for applying to UWC Mostar, and should help us understand what aspects of college life you are most interested in working with. Some guiding questions are:

  • What would you like to contribute to our community? What are your particular strengths?
  • Do you have ideas for possible activities you would like to implement or help develop while here?
  • Why are you interested in volunteering with UWC Mostar?