Volunteer application

I am applying for the Volunteer Programme

*indicates mandatory fields.

*Russian citizens, who wish to apply, should answer all questions, that are applicable, and put N/A where the answer is not applicable, for example, "Have you ever visited Russia?"

A. Personal Details

About you
First name*
Middle name
Date of birth*
City of birth*
Country of birth*
Nationality at birth*
Native Language*
Second language
Third language
Current contact address*
Alternate E-mail
Postal code
Telephone number
Do you hold a valid Passport?*
Expiry date
If yes, complete this section
Date available from*:
Preferred posting (first choice):
Preferred posting (second choice):
I am prepared to be flexible*:
If NO, specify why:
Teaching language
What is your main teaching language? Please select from the following:
EncumbrancesAll questions must be answered
Do you know of any reason that might make it difficult for you to fulfill a maximum 9-month contract?* (e.g. family obligations, illness)
Do you have any medical conditions that require medication or periodic medical care?*
Have you ever been convicted of a felony, or a misdemeanor, involving any violent act, use or possession of a weapon or act of dishonesty for which the record has not been sealed or expunged?*
If 'yes' to either question, please explain in the space provided below.
If 'yes', please explain in the space provided below.
Do you have any specific requirements for your place of work and/or working conditions (e.g. building access, travel time, working at weekend etc.)
If yes, please explain in the space provided below We do not discriminate against disability, religion or any other factor. The information is important to determine the best placement, scheduling and other arrangements.

B. Educational Details

Highest Academic Qualification*
Graduation Date
Other academic Qualification*
Graduation Date
Other Professional Qualifications

C. Work-Study Programme Details

Please summarize your previous experience of studying Russian* If any
What is your current proficiency level of Russian?

Your level of Russian does not affect your application's chances of success

Please select the city where you would like to participate in the work-study programme*
St. Petersburg

If you select St Petersburg or Volgograd as your preferred location, please be aware that there are fewer vacancies available in these cities than in Moscow. To improve your application’s chances of success, please confirm that you would be willing to accept a place in Moscow if there are insufficient places to meet demand in your first choice location.

Please state the programme you are applying for*
Please state when you are available to start

* Applications should be received no later than three months prior to start of programme

Please select up to three programme options from the list:*
Please indicate how many hours a week you would like to volunteer your services:*

D. Extracurricular Profile

Have you ever worked with children or young people other than that which you may have described above; e.g. volunteer capacity, coaching? paid or unpaid?*
Describe any organizations and activities you have been engaged in (sports teams, community service, etc).*
Have you been recognized for good performance in any organization you have participated in (consider jobs, volunteer work, academic excellence, etc.)?*
Do you have any other experience you would like us to know about which may be relevant to your application?*

I. Personal Profile

Describe yourself using three adjectives and explain why you chose them.*
Describe your interests and hobbies and whether you expect to be able to engage in these activities if offered employment in Russia.*
State how you believe a term of employment in Russia will help with your future plans.*
Have you ever lived/ worked abroad for more than three months?*
Country/ City
Add country
Have you ever visited Russia?*
If yes, please provide us with dates, purpose of visit(s) and place visited.
If accepted for employment, what do you anticipate will be the most challenging aspect of living and working in Russia for you personally?*

F. Professional and Academic References

For applicants without relevant teaching experience, please provide the names and contact information of two referees who have known you in either a professional or academic capacity*

NB. For ease and efficiency of communication, e-mail addresses are preferable.

Name Referee No. 1 *
Telephone number
Name Referee No. 2 *
Telephone number

G. Where You Heard About Us

Where did you find out about this Language Link Job Opportunity?* Please check all applicable fields
If you used a search engine, which one did you use?

H. Declaration

I declare that I have not knowingly made any false statements in this application form. I understand that the giving of false information may result in my expulsion from the Language Link programme.*