The Youth Wave Project is a 3 week-long event, taking place from the 5th to the 28th of July, 2021Together with the Regional Volunteer Centre in Gdańsk and the European Solidarity Corps, we will welcome 40 volunteers from across Europe to join us for the event. Throughout the 3 weeks we will explore topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

During our three weeks together, we will create a wave of change! Our time on the project will be divided into three different parts:

  • welcome and training,
  • Scouts and Guides summer camps,
  • visit Gdańsk and the Youth Wave Summit.  

Through raising awareness of the UN SDGs among young Guides and Scouts, and the citizens of Gdańskand encouraging them to think about ways they can work on the goals within their own communities, you will become a real changemaker.  


The first week will be spent getting to know each other and taking part in trainings that will help us prepare for the rest of the project. You will take part in workshops where you will explore the objectives of the sustainable development goals, interculturality, and have the chance to learn some basic Polish. Over the week you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to run your activities during the next two weeks, and find out which volunteers you’ll be working alongside. 

During the second week, you will visit Polish Guides and Scouts at their summer camps and share the activities about the UN SDGs you have prepared during the first week. While on camp, you and your team will deliver three full days of activities, and get the opportunity to visit another camp and share your activities with more groups! When you’re not delivering activities, you will have the chance to discover Polish Guiding and Scoutingthrough joining them in their typical camp activities.  

You’ll spend your last week visiting Gdańsk, the capital of solidarity. While you’re there you will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities! Including running workshops for local people, biking through the city, sailing, hiking, and activities that promote the UN Sustainable Development GoalsSome of the volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in the smooth running of the Youth Wave Summit, a virtual international event taking place from 23th to 25th of July 2021. 


People who are aged between 18 and 30 and a citizen of a country in the European Union (or with legal status of resident in of any the EU countries)People who are interested in the Sustainable Development Goals, enthusiastic about Scouting and Guiding and keen to take part in an international exchange. 


We’re looking for people who fill the following criteria, if this sounds like you, please get in touch!


Working with young people
Strong communication skills in English
Interested in or knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals
Video/Photo editing skills and knowledge of streaming*
Driving Licence*
Public speaking and performance skills*
First aid*


Experience in organising or running activities with young people (through guiding or scouting or any other experience as an activity leader or educator)
Working in a team made up of people from different backgrounds


Adaptable to changing situations
Organised and Responsible
Willing to share skills and learn from others
Respectful of the Guide and Scout values
Creative, especially when it comes to designing activities*

The recruitment for the Youth Wave Project is closed.