ABOUT US

United Vision is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 based in Prague, Czech republic focusing on sustainable rural development and promotion of volunteering.

Our organization focuses on youth mobility in the field of environmental and language education and also promotes national and international volunteering activities . Our aim is to promote sustainable development and international cooperation through education. We focus on environmental themes, language teaching, ecological awareness, intercultural education and solidarity between people from all around the world.

We mainly focus on the work with children and young people from local community both in Czech republic and within EU countries and our partner organizations outside EU. Our aim is to promote cooperation and ecological awareness through education both in center Divočina in Malešov and in the projects we participate with our partners. Through our activities we want to prevent the climate change our country and the whole planet faces through sustainable use of our resources.

That is why we organize workshops, workcamps and volunteering activities both in the center Divočina in Malešov and through volunteering projects in countries where we have our partner organizations.

All members of United Vision have their own unique long-term volunteering experience and want to help other people to experience the power of beeing a volunteer. All members of the organization work here also as volunteers. Our main goal is to spend time with people we like preparing activities that make sense for community and general public.

We build partnership in the field of volunteering and education with organizations in Europe, Latin America and Asia. United Vision is also an active member of CCBC (Czech Coalition for Biodiversity Conservation).


OUR HISTORY

By 2018, we were primarily concerned with raising awareness of the situation in Latin American countries and sending volunteers to rural areas of Mexico for the purpose of teaching English in a highly effective way. Our volunteers taught English in partner communities all over Mexico and had the opportunity to get to know Mexican culture from a completely different perspective than a regular tourist. Each volunteer was trained before his departure and was always provided free accommodation and food for by the partner community. The aim of the cooperation was to help local people to make use of the knowledge of English at local labour market or to start off their own business activities connected with ecotourism.

 

Starting in 2019, we plan to move from Mexico to the Czech Republic and start looking for volunteers to teach English and support other activities related to the development of the educational ecocentre in Malešov, Czech Republic. We continue to spread awareness of the situation in developing countries, but we also want to start focusing on topics related to nature conservation and sustainable development in the Czech Republic.

In addition to sending volunteers to partner organizations in the Czech Republic, we are also working on networking and cooperation with organizations in the EU and outside the EU as part of the European Voluntary Service (Erasmus +), where we are registered as the sending organization.


OUR TEAM

Anna Poledňáková – Chairman and Coordinator for foreign volunteers

Anna graduated from the University of Economics of Prague where she majored in International Trade and Development Studies. During her studies, she spent one semester at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires and six months in Bolivia, working in microfinance. She also took part in non-profit activities committed to serving children on the streets in Bolivian La Paz.  Anna is  member of United Vision since 2012 and focuses mainly on foreign volunteer recruitment, communication with partner organizations and PR.

 

Lucie Sekničková – Vice-chairman and Coordinator for Czech volunteers

Lucie studied International Trade and Development Studies at the University of Economics, where she focused on Latin America and spent more than a year working as a volunteer and studying in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. For several years she has been working in the field of international trade with Latin America. In United Vision, she specializes in recruitment of Czech volunteers, strategic development and networking.

 

 

Helen Vodrážková – Trainer and Author of our teaching methodology

Helen is an English teacher and a promoter of sustainable life in practice. She is part of the project because she believes that motivated volunteers are delivering skills to Latin America that can change lives of local children and adults. In her opinion, volunteering also changes our western, individualistic thinking and teaches us to understand “cooperativism”, i.e. the concept of “pulling together” in order to make it better for everyone involved.

 


BECOME A MEMBER

Do you have experience in online marketing that you would like to share? Do you like writing? Do you have any other idea how to get involved? Let us know what you would like to do or feel interested in to info@united-vision.org or check out the tips below to find out something you can help us with.

  • Would you like to write blog or manage our social media and regularly share some news from the area of volunteering, education and nature conservation? Every social network is different and requires independent care and we do not have time to do it. Are you an expert in SEO, web analytics or coding templates? We have a lot of ideas to improve the site that require code intervention and we do not dare to do it. In Google Analytics, we would appreciate help with setting up meaningful dashboards, verifying that we are correctly interpreting the data, and we have limits in SEO as well…     
  • We would also be grateful for proofreading of the text on our web and occasional help with translation.   

MEMBERS AND LONG-TERM SUPPORTERS

  • Tomáš Hes
  • Noé Mendoza Fuente
  • Jana Kalenská
  • Kateřina Pavelová
  • Lucie Lísková
  • Jarmila Beránková
  • Markéta Loman Vogelová
  • Jakub Urbanec
  • Eva Krutílková
  • Kristýna Poláková
  • Estela García Garamendi
  • Romana Marksová

FINANCIAL CONNECTION

Transparent CZK account for public:
Bank: Fio banka a.s.
Bank code: 2010
Account No. – CZK: 2500591408/2010
IBAN: CZ3820100000002500591408
SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX

Transparent USD account for public:
Bank: Fio banka a.s.
Bank code: 2010
Account No. – USD: 2300591411/2010
IBAN: CZ6320100000002300591411
SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX

Transparent EUR account for public:
Bank: Fio banka a.s.
Bank code: 2010
Account No. – EUR: 2100591409/2010
IBAN: CZ2920100000002100591409
SWIFT: FIOBCZPPXXX


CONTACT INFORMATION

United Vision, z. s.
Koněvova 1927/126
Žižkov, Prague 3, 130 00
Identification number: 22895060
Email: info@united-vision.org
Tel.: +420 605 545 047
Web: www.united-vision.org

United Vision