Volunteering Opportunity in Romania

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: Team for Youth Association; Activity location: Vasile Lucaciu 55A, Baia Mare Romania; Start: 15/01/2021 to 15/06/2021; Duration: 22 weeks; Deadline to apply: 30/10/2020; Activity topics: Education and training.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Dear volunteers! Are you from Spain, France or Italy? Are you between 18-30 years old, speak English, and are interested in interacting with different disadvantaged communities in a small town in northern Romania, in the field of learning and solidarity. Volunteers will be involved 3 times a week in activities in the 3 poor neighborhoods, one day in each neighborhood. They will be community educators, so they will spend time with the residents of marginalized neighborhoods trying to understand the problems they face, and then they will guide them in the first steps towards solving them (offering the contact of the specialist who can intervene, communicating the situation of the project team, organizing community meetings, etc.). Main themes of the activities will be: 1. promoting a healthy lifestyle. 2. standing against violence & bullying. 3. offering educational support through non-formal education.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

Accommodation is in rented flats, in the city. Rent and expenses (up to a certain point) are paid by our organisation. Pocket money and food money provided per month / volunteer (paid in local currency, once a month in cash). Materials for activities and local transportation is also provided. International travel to and from Baia Mare: reimbursed after the project, based on distance calculator and original tickets/invoices. Training activities and help in integration in the local community. Romanian language classes.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

Welcome to Romania and T4UTH Intercultural Dimensions of our work Team-building and getting to know each-other Support from the T4UTH project team in the preparation and promotion of activities. A mentor for the supervising of the learning process and local integration. A coordinator to supervise and help with the activities. Helpful local volunteers to aid you and provide support in the activities. A language teacher. A ”buddy” to go with you to the activities Social workers and volunteers from other NGOs (working with the 3 communities in the project)

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

18 – 30 years old residency in the mentioned countries interested in topics as social inclusion, nondiscrimination, nonformal education, health. looking to help the local community & the organisation good motivation for working with kids & youth from poor communities believe in social inclusion & kindness are comfortable with learning a new language.

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 Opportunity in Romania” to info@enjoysicily.org

Assistant English/art/music teacher at a primary school in Netherlands

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: Juliana van Stolberg School; Activity location: Waalwijk Netherlands; Start: 04/01/2021 to 31/12/2021; Duration: 51 weeks; Deadline to apply: No application deadline; Activity topics: Citizenship and democratic participation, Creativity and culture.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

The ESC volunteer will assist one experienced, native English speaker within the school by teaching English. This will take place during class lessons and for extra hands such as reading and further small group activities. Furthermore, the volunteer can assist with music lessons and drama lessons. Throughout the year, primary school Juliana van Stolberg participates in different sports tournaments. The tournaments are usually soccer, hockey, basketball and swimming. The volunteer can assist here as well. Further activities will be projects about Active citizenship, Depending on the interest and talents of the volunteer, he/she can help the professional with cultural activities for example, music, dance, act, craftsmanship or physical education. During the summer holidays the ESC volunteer will organise a summerschool with other volunteers.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

Accommodation (in ‘s-Hertogenbosch), pocket money and food allowance will be arranged. You will have access to a bike. Dutch lessons are provided.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

You will receive an on-arrival training and mid-term training.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Open-minded, social, energetic and creative youngsters who have affinity with youngsters and are interested in music, acting, dance and craftmanship. Furthermore, he or she likes to organize and plan events and teach youngsters. Preferably native English speaker.

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: “Assistant English/art/music teacher at a primary school in Netherlands” to info@enjoysicily.org

 

Volunteering in Latvian web radio

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: Jauniešu organizācija “Ligzda”, Activity location: Upes 9, LV-4240 Rujiena Latvia; Start: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021; Duration: 51 weeks; Deadline to apply: 30/09/2020; Activity topics: Social challenges, Creativity and culture

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Volunteers will work with social media, posters, photo and all other media works. We have WEB radio station and it will be place were volunteers will communicate with local and international persons.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

Living for EVS: Adress: Upes street 9/11, Rujiena, Latvia, LV-4240, Multifunctional youth initiative centre, phone +371 25450585. Accommodation is located in 3rd floor. Keep safe keys from building outside door, youth centre door and private room. Outside door should always be locked. Room is for two person. Kitchen, WC, shower, laundry and living area is open for all hostel guests. Room is equipped with bed, table, chair, wardrobe, towel, sheets, blanket, and pillow. Kitchen – stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishes, toaster. Laundry – washing machine.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

You will have arrival training and mid term training. Teacher will help you to learn also Latvian language for every day communication. If any other training will be needed we will discuss it on interview.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

What we are looking for: Volunteers who can be youth leaders, who can lead non formal learning activities. If they have already some knowledge in youth work it would be great. Volunteers with knowledge about languages, music, radio, sport or outside activities are welcome to be part of our project.

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 Latvian web radio” to info@enjoysicily.org

Work on social projects and with children – Sofia, Bulgaria

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: Know and Can Association, Activity location: Sofia, Bulgaria; Start: 01/03/2021 to 30/09/2021; Duration: 25 weeks; Deadline to apply: No application deadline; Activity topics: Education and training, Employment and entrepreneurship

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Know and Can Association is looking for 3 volunteers to work inside the association. The volunteers will work social projects, European voluntary projects, and with children inside the center of Know and Can. This work with children includes animation and creative activities. The volunteers will assist with writing on projects, organization of events, and daily activities of Know and Can. The work with children includes creative activities such as games, arts and crafts, and help the teachers in the daytime activities (taking them from school and taking them to the daily care center). About Sofia: It is the capital and the largest city in Bulgaria. Being in the centre of the Balkans, Sofia is easily reached from all over Europe.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

Each volunteer will have its own room and be hosted in an apartment together with other volunteers. The apartment will be furnished with the basics needed for living (bed, chair, table, etc.). There will be also a shared kitchen that will be equipped with the basic kitchen utensils. There will also be a shared bathroom. Electricity, water, and heating costs are included in the rent. The volunteers will be assisted in moving around and provided with information with the main means of transports.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

The following opportunities are available for 6 months of voluntary services: * 1 volunteer who has an interest in social issues and good writing skills to work in an office * 1 volunteer who is experienced in working with kids. *1 volunteer who has an interest in social issues and enjoys working with kids (combined work in an office and with kids). Additional requirements: – Working level of English languages is needed – Willingness and experience in working with children. The start date will be adjusted to candidates’ availability.

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: “Work on social projects and with children – Sofia, Bulgaria” to info@enjoysicily.org

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

Volunteering at ICNM – European Youth Award

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: International Centre for New Media; Activity location: Leopoldskronstraße 30, 5020 Salzburg Austria; Start: 01/02/2021 to 31/01/2022; Duration: 52 weeks; Deadline to apply: 01/12/2020; Activity topics: Citizenship and democratic participation,  Employment and entrepreneurship, Creativity and culture

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

At ICNM volunteers get insights into the organization and implementation, the communication and planning of an international project and the strategic execution of events. The ICNM – International Center for New Media (www.icnm.net) – is a non-profit association, specialized in networking throughout Europe and all over the world. ICNM focuses on the use of digital technologies, social entrepreneurship and creative content (“Digital Creativity improving Society”). It also offers educational programs to young people. ICNM stands out with its special emphasis on the evaluation, promotion and showcasing of best practice in digital projects improving society. Since 2012 ICNM conducts the “European Youth Award (EYA)” – the only European-wide (59 eligible countries) competition for young people and social entrepreneurs using Internet and Mobile to improve society and address the goals defined by the EU strategy Europe 2020, the Council of Europe and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

A local standard accommodation is provided. Receives food money monthly from the host organization. Local transport is provided by the host organization.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

On-arrival training Mid-term training

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

According to their interests and abilities volunteers will be asked to support the team by writing emails, organizing press clippings, update the contact database and marketing materials, a.s.o. He/She should also be willing and able to travel and have fun working hands-on at events. Most of the volunteers’ work will be office-related.

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 at ICNM – European Youth Award”  to info@enjoysicily.org

Volunteering in Austria

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: MARK. freizeit. kultur; Activity location: Hannakstraße 17, 5023 Salzburg Austria; Start: 01/01/2021 to 31/07/2021; Duration: 29 weeks; Deadline to apply: 30/09/2020; Activity topics: Creativity and culture

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Verein MARK für kulturelle und soziale Arbeit is a social-profit organization that runs a cultural center in the city of Salzburg. The main goal of its work is to promote youth and young adults. We provide an open space for ideas and concepts and encourage people from all different backgrounds and (sub)cultures to participate in our projects and share their ideas. MARK is open to all kinds of music and arranges concerts and parties, especially for newcomers. We broadcast our own radio show, publish an online magazine and host competitions for young writers. Further, there is an emphasis on different projects promoting society and offering a conscious look into environmental and societal issues. Once a month, MARK transforms into an open wardrobe where clothes and accessories can be shared, every week there’s a public dinner where vegan food is cooked at a very affordable price for everyone interested, in a bike workshop people are encouraged to repair their bikes themselves (DIY).

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

A local standard accommodation (host family/ students dorm or apartment) is provided. The volunteer receives food money monthly from the host organization. Local transport is provided by the host organization.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

The volunteer will have and on-arrival training as well as a mid-term training. All the costs are covered.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

The volunteer supports the team of MARK at their various tasks and helps organizing different events, takes care of the guests (mainly youngsters and young adults), does some organizational tasks and some office work. Still there are so many other different things one can do at MARK. It depends on the volunteers own interests. MARK is open for your own project idea or art production that offers a positive impact on society. Important: Only applications with CV and motivation letter via e-mail (office@marksalzburg.at) are accepted.

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 Austria” to info@enjoysicily.org

Sustainable Living Lab in Denmark

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: Organisation: Ananda Gaorii Ashram, Farm and Learning Center; Activity location: Holbækvej 56, 4560 Vig Denmark; Start: 01/03/2021 to 31/03/2022; Duration: 40 weeks; Deadline to apply: No application deadline; Activity topics: Environment and natural protection, Health and wellbeing, Creativity and culture

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

This is an experiential learning project focusing on spirituality, sustainability and community. It is located at Ananda Gaorii Ashram, Farm and Learning Center one hour drive from Copenhagen. Ananda Gaorii offers retreats and workshops on the topics of yoga and meditation, health, art and creativity, personal growth, organic food growing, alternative economic models and other topics associated with personal and social change. We also host volunteers from around the world seeking a more meaningful and sustainable way of life. We have an organic bakery and grow organic veggies in our garden. Meditation is a major part of our daily routine and we follow a vegetarian diet. Volunteer tasks include mostly garden work, bee-keeping, renovation and construction, cooking and cleaning, event organizing and hosting, community activities and group facilitation, social media promotion and marketing. As we live in a community, we do regular household chores to maintain the house.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

Accommodation is provided in shared rooms and dormitories depending on the number of volunteers present. Vegetarian food is also provided. Public transport is available to the nearby town of Vig and to Copenhagen. Note: The food we eat is a combination of food we grow, purchase and collect from what the supermarkets throw away. Collected food is a significant part of our diet. It enables us to support a larger number of volunteers, reduce food waste and do food sharing. Please consider the diet carefully before applying, especially if you are used to eating meat and fish.

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

Volunteers will be given guidance and coaching in meditation and those who have an interest and aptitude can also take yoga teacher training that happens throughout the year. Organic food growing is learned through practice (from other volunteers with varying skill levels and from personal research and experimentation) and there are workshops on permaculture and various DIY topics. Weekly classes on yoga philosophy are offered. Volunteers will learn various practical skills such as vegetarian cooking, group facilitation and handyman skills through participation in the daily work of the Ashram.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

We seek volunteers with a strong interest in community living and ready to take an active role in community life. The priority is given to those skilled in 1) gardening, permaculture, bee-keeping, carpentry, car/bike/appliance repair, cooking; 2) group facilitation, youth work, conflict resolution, NVC; 3) event planning, social media, marketing, graphic design, video production, fund-raising, project & people management; 4) teaching yoga and meditation. Volunteers should have a strong interest in meditation – prepared to practice on a daily basis. Cigarettes, drugs & alcohol not permitted.

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:  Sustainable Living Lab in Denmark” to info@enjoysicily.org

Volunteering in southern France

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BASIC INFO: VILLE DE FRONTIGNAN LA PEYRADE; Activity location: Rue Lucien Salette, 34110 FRONTIGNAN LA PEYRADE France; Start: 01/03/2021 to 30/11/2021; Duration: 39 weeks; Deadline to apply: 31/12/2020; Activity topics: Citizenship and democratic participation

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

The city of Frontignan has been running international mobility awareness projects for several years now to give a spirit of openness to its young people who suffer from living in the 1st region most affected by unemployment among young people under 25 years of age. The city wishes to welcome 2 young people who will be on a mission in its internal services, but also with its associative and educational partners. Their main objective will be to make our young people want to leave, through a taste for travel, encounters and intercultural exchanges. They will become true ambassadors for international mobility on our territory. They will be responsible for disseminating European action and developing educational actions that would be common between national education and non-formal activities through an original and attractive European dynamic.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

The City of Frontignan, as the host organisation, would be responsible for: – the accommodation of the 2 volunteers which will take the form of the provision of a fully equipped apartment (kitchen, washing machine,…) – food in the form of a fixed price of 250 euros per month and per volunteer transferred directly to the young people’s account – pocket money by paying a monthly allowance of €7 per day to each young person – the total reimbursement of travel expenses advanced by volunteers up to a maximum of 275 euros for the round trip – reimbursement of local transport costs

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

Before the stay, preparation by the sending structure for the intercultural meeting. Explanation of the local context, presentation of the role and status of volunteers. During the stay: 2 training sessions are planned by the French National Agency, one on arrival and another halfway through the course. Throughout the stay, volunteers receive French lessons. They will be accompanied by 2 tutors who will help them with tasks and activities. A principal tutor who will be responsible for all aspects of life, and a work tutor who will be responsible for the activities .

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

Volunteers will have to inform and communicate with a young audience, hence the importance of is open enough to this exercise and accustomed to these audiences. We will favour young people with a strong sense of relationships , good autonomy and a sense of communication.

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 southern France” to info@enjoysicily.org

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