Volunteering in Greece

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: KEKPA-DIEK of the Municipality of Volos, Greece; Activity location: 22-26 Prousis str., GR-38446 Nea Ionia, Volos Greece; Start: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021; Duration: 52 weeks; Deadline to apply: 15/09/2020; Activity topics: Social challenges, Education and training.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

WAVES IV: We Are Volos’ ESs IV is a full-time voluntary service that will run in the framework of European Solidarity Corps. It will be supported by KEKPA-DIEK, the Municipal Enterprise of the Municipality of Volos in central Greece (SUPPORTING ORGANISATION), which will be also the receiving organization (HOSTING ORGANISATION) and will be realised in the city of Volos. KEKPA-DIEK offers activities for the volunteers in its following structures: (1) Day Nurseries for pre-school age children, (2) Centres for Creative Activities of children 6-12 years old, (3) Centres for Creative Activities of Children with Disabilities, (4) Day-Care Centre for people with disabilities, (5) Romas Support Centre. There is possibility for voluntary work in other cooperating structures of KEKPA-DIEK (e.g. City museum of Volos, etc). The service will provide the candidate volunteers with: accommodation, food, insurance, monthly allowance, on-line language training, support and mentoring.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

Accommodation will be provided in an apartment in the centre of Volos city fully equipped. Volunteers have to share a common kitchen equipped with electric stove, refrigerator, washing machine. Food allowance will be provided by the hosting organization and the volunteers should return to the organisation the essential proving documents (invoices, receipts, etc). Each volunteer will have a Greek mobile / telephone card, a local bus card, and a bicycle.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

The service offers a strong experience both on professional and personal level. The volunteer will have the chance to follow his/her scheduled learning plan in a selected – from the beginning of the service – centre/structure of KEKPA-DIEK, in order to develop professional skills, to set personal criteria for the analysis of priorities, needs and problems, to share his/her work, expectations, joys, fears, to acquire an intercultural dimension in a multi-cultural setting, to adapt and cope with new challenges and teamwork, to share responsibilities, etc.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

We would like to host volunteers who demonstrate a strong interest for the main themes of the project and main areas of activities. Previous experiences and knowledge in the issues mentioned are welcomed but not essential to be selected as a volunteer. A specific volunteers motivation letter to take part in this project is important and also its coherence with personal and vocational future plans.

HOW TO APPLY:

We will study carefully all applications and selected candidates will be invited for a Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the upcoming weeks.

For the selection of the volunteers we will need:

– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with Skype username included.

– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Enjoy Sicily”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest in the project and the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.

APPLICATION FORM

All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “Volunteering in Greece” to info@enjoysicily.org

School Support and New Technologies in a Greek Island

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: Experimental Technology Education Sports TES-HIENET; Activity location: Andronikou 60 Chios Island Greece, 82200 Vrontados Greece; Start: 01/03/2021 to 31/12/2021; Duration: 40 weeks; Deadline to apply: No application deadline; Activity topics: Social challenges, Citizenship and democratic participation, Environment and natural protection, Health and wellbeing, Education and training, Creativity and culture, Physical education and sport.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

a) (70%) Educational, Cultural & Sport cooperation on Education & New Technologies: a1) Taking part -as assistant teachers- in the educational procedure, also realizing environmental, cultural and sport activities at the Day Nursery, Kindergarten or Primary schools of the Island a2) “Learning by using and Producing” Educational, Cultural, Sport and Tourist Projects a3) Organizing summer activities for the children a4) Offering help to the Elderly and people in poverty institutions of the Island a5) Realizing New Technologies seminars to educators, parents, youngsters and children b) (20%) Realization of Non-profit making New Technologies, Educational, Sports and Cultural programs and Presentations. b1) Creation of new ideas and realization of activities, texts translation participation in cultural and social activities b2) Promotion and publication of the results of our activities at the web site http://www.4youth.eu/ and in many other web sites c) (05%) Our ESC Internet Radio.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

The hosting organization is offering adequate accommodation for the volunteer, equipped with the necessary appliances and furniture to cover the basic needs of the volunteers. The Young volunteers live in shared rooms. Every two weeks the responsible of the H/O checks that everything is clean and in order at the hosting and the working place. Food: The young volunteers are responsible for making a cooking scheduler at home. They provide H/O a weekly list of the (regular) goods that they need each week for cooking at home and the H/O is supplying them.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

Volunteers will be given, (by using the cooperative learning method), any training necessary to carry out their tasks. (Computer programs, sailing lessons etc). The mentors will meet regularly with the volunteers to check on their progress and help solve any problems. They will also ensure ongoing support for the volunteer in every possible way. Attempts will be made to help the volunteers integrate into the local community. At the end of each project, the volunteers will have more technical (computer programs) and educational skills that will make them have a very good Youth pass certificate.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

We are not interested on high qualifications, millions of certificates, presidents, queens or kings. We are usually selecting positive and creative young people ready to “offer” and learning in cooperation and offer their time on the realization of New Technologies, Educational, Cultural and Sport projects. The suitable volunteer is a person who don’t need 5 stars accommodation, privacy and comforts, but a person who has as priority on learning, cooperating and living with European young people. The suitable volunteer is a person who looks the glass “half full” instead of “half empty”

HOW TO APPLY:

We will study carefully all applications and selected candidates will be invited for a Skype interview. The selection of volunteers will take place in the upcoming weeks.

For the selection of the volunteers we will need:

– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month) with Skype username included.

– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Enjoy Sicily”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one. The volunteer is chosen according to his/her motivation and interest in the project and the activities. It will be paid special attention to cover letters.

APPLICATION FORM

All documents written in English you can attach below with subject: “School Support and New Technologies in a Greek Island” to info@enjoysicily.org

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