Call for Stewards

37TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2022

WORLD STUDENT CHRISTIAN FEDERATION

Dear friends of WSCF!

Postponed for two years, it is finally happening: We are hosting the General Assembly of WSCF in Berlin in June 2022, and we invite you to apply for the steward program.

What is the General Assembly?

The General Assembly of WSCF happens every four years, bringing together delegates of 120 movements coming from 94 countries. The delegates will discuss the present situation and the future of the federation. Besides this structural work, we will celebrate the 127th anniversary of the federation. The General Assembly will be held in Berlin, Germany in June 24-30, 2022.

What is the Steward Program?

The Steward program gives an opportunity to young members of ESG to be part of the General Assembly, look backstage and gain important knowledge and experience in hosting an intercultural ecumenical event. A young, dynamic, and diverse group of people will come together from June 20-July 3 in Berlin to support the organizing committee in all duties before, during and after the General Assembly. The group will work together very intense overcoming prejudices, creating a unique atmosphere of friendship beyond the boundaries of denomination or nationality. Tasks if the stewards can include assisting with local travels, social media, documentation, administration, translating, taking care of guests and delegates, technology, meeting rooms, accompanying excursions, helping with any practicalities. The work will be intense, diverse and probably exhausting- but also a unique experience and the beginning of an ecumenical, intercultural journey.

Finances

WSCF will be responsible for all costs, such as travels, accommodation and board. Pocket Money for all stewards will be provided.

Criteria

The group of stewards should be a young and vibrant group, so applicants should be between 18 and 30 years old. As the official languages of WSCF are English, French and Spanish the ideal steward speaks at least one, maybe more of these languages fluently (also other languages are of interest, especially German for local communication). The steward program is not just an investment in strong individuals, but also in healthy long lasting relationships of WSCF, so people involved with WSCF or its member movements are prioritized. For this reason please also send us an endorsement letter from your sending institution (your ESG), highlighting your contributions on this level and your qualities that can be of interest for the steward program. We are looking for people who are passionate about intercultural exchange, ecumenism, willingness to work with a team and learn constantly from and with each other.

Applications are accepted until April 25. Please give us contact details of someone from your SCM board in case we need to ask for further information.

Please note that the application is not complete unless you submit this online form, and send a letter of recommendation from your movement/any level of WSCF, a photocopy of your passport, identity cart or birth certificate, and your vaccination card via email to chair@wscf-europe.org with copy to wscf@wsch.ch

In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Christiane Gebauer at chair@wscf-europe.org.

Apply by clicking here!