Projects currently looking for an EVS volunteer!

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Calling all potential EVS volunteers! Are you currently looking for a project which will be able to host you shortly? Look no further! Below you will find projects which are currently looking for an EVS volunteer. For more information on EVS click here!

Hodina- Czech Republic–19/11/2014

A Youth Organisation in Czech Republic is urgently looking for a volunteer age 18 – 30 for 10 months, all expenses paid – (travel, accommodation, food, pocket money, language course) through Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service.

Mission of the Hodina H is to get, elaborate and provide information first of all to children and young people, to ensure in this way their right of having information, support permanent and sustainable learning and personal development, full-valued leisure time spending, to develop international cooperation, voluntarism, active participation of children, young people and general public in the public happening, to assist and facilitate the citizens´ education. Special emphasis is put on the services for children, young people and young people with fewer opportunities. The seniors – elderly people-, parents with children and general public are not missed out. Find more information by clicking the following link: EVS infopack. Interested? Contact directly: iva@hodinah.cz.

FOKUS Vysocina-19/11/2014

FOKUS Vysocina is NGO that assists people with mental health problems and physical disabilities to invigorate their independence and self-confidence, it enables them to live their lives to the fullest potential. They are urgently looking for an EVS volunteer starting ASAP. Interested? Contact directly: iva@hodinah.cz.

Asterisco-Italy

Asterisco is an Italian Vocational Training School, recognized by the Authorities of  “Regione Sicilia” to carry out training courses for young people.
Our organization has its headquarters in Palermo and since 2002 has been working to promote Human Resources and to implement LLP (Lifelong Learning Programme) projects, European exchanges and many other socio-cultural activities. We put at the centre of our activity the growth of young people, through both formal and informal training activities.

Now we are preparing our work programme in relation to the new European Mobility Programme “Erasmus +” for the 2014-2020 period.

Why choose ASTERISCO?
Asterisco  acts all-around within the international mobility Department, as Coordinator – Sending Partner (SE-PA), Intermediary Partner (INT-PA) and Hosting Partner (HO-PA) in order to promote the implementation of training or visit programs in Sicily for young people, workers, and citizens from European countries and all over the world, to discover and enjoy the essential features of the Mediterranean life, culture and Sicilian tradition.
Asterisco works always with professionalism and expertise, providing the following services: support for the Organization of Placements or Study Visits in hosting companies in different sectors, Airport Transfer, Local Transport, Accommodation, Welcoming and Socialization activities and Italian language courses (General, Business, Sectorial).

The participants are followed, for their whole stay, by high qualified Tutors. At the end of the actions we also provide Certifications for the activities attendance.
That’s why we are looking for motivated Partners to work jointly to develop successful partnerships  focused on Mobility projects financed upon the new “Erasmus Plus”.

By clicking here it is possibile to download our brochure  with the description of all services offered for your mobility projects. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

Moreover, we invite you to discover our Center of Italian Language and Culture for foreigners, InSicilia – Italian School of Language, born from the passion and experience of Asterisco, in order to offer all students the opportunity of learning and perfecting the Italian Language.
InSicilia was born with the aim of promoting the diffusion of the Italian language and culture, by appealing to those who share the interest and love for our language and for its history and to those, for professional or study needs, wish to enrich their language skills.
We  invite you to visit our new website www.in-sicilia.org.
 
How to contact us?

For further information and to find out more about ASTERISCO’s activities, please visit our website www.asterisco.sicilia.it  and get in touch with us on Facebook and Linkedin.
If you are interested in our proposals, you may contact us also by email at mobility@asterisco.sicilia.it

Gentes- Jaén, Spain

This project aims to provide volunteers with an experience of Multicultural and intercultural learning and European citizenship knowledge. EVS opportunity for 4 Volunteers during twelve months. The main themes of the activity are European awareness and non formal learning methods, working in a multicultural youth centre (social inclusion) and thus promoting intercultural learning process and services to others (solidarity).

The volunteers will learn how to deal with children aging from 4 to 14 and young people from 14 to 30 years old. This project aims to provide volunteers with an experience of Multicultural and intercultural learning and European citizenship knowledge. The main themes of the activity are European awareness and non formal learning methods, working in a multicultural youth centre (social inclusion) and thus promoting intercultural learning process and services to others (solidarity). The main aim of the activity is to give a multicultural experience to the volunteer and future volunteers on EVS and to show how this can be developed in an international group process. (There will be also other international volunteers living and working with an EVS volunteer). The project is open to and takes special account of young volunteers’ skills and talents, so that the time she/he spends with us will be effectively lived as an opportunity to grow up and to gain experience.

The volunteers are expected to work with other staff members, volunteers and youth workers to carry out the program for the children and young people. He/she will work 35 hours per week, from 9:30 am until 13:30 am, then from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm, and will have 10 days of holidays in December and 20 in August. Tasks to be performed by the volunteers: – Collaborating in the design and diffusion of the fortnightly bulletin GENTES about organizations, Youth in Action Program news and volunteering as well as up-dating the information on the different web sites.

Supporting the organization planning events to diffuse and promote Youth in Action Program (International Volunteering Day, Andalusian Volunteering Congress, workshops to promote YiA in educational centres, University College fairs, etc). – Supporting recruiting, hosting and basic training processes between GENTES and other volunteers and organizations which are demanding volunteering. Up-dating monitored reports. – Collaborating in the diffusion of European awareness programmes such as COMPASS and COMPASSITO (educational centres, youth associations,…). – Creating and training to basic volunteering groups.Promoting European programmes among youth technicians in the province.

About us: The Social and Cultural Association called “GENTES” was founded in Jaén in May 2003, as a non-lucrative organization aimed to promote Implicative and participatory Methodologies as well as Social Volunteering and Civic Participation. In addition, it was our goal to promote better procedures for active participation at individual, group and community levels by organizational participation. This is possible through a dynamic and systematized teamwork, which improves the socio-cultural reality of the province of Jaén.

Our social practice work has included the following: – Taking part in associations, platforms and social development projects. – Participating in training and teaching processes, from formal to non-formal education, for active civic participation building common spaces. GENTES usually leads projects with YOUNG PEOPLE of our territory. Those are medium term projects to work in several fields related to young life, such as environmental affairs, independence life, culture and free time, youth leadership, communications and new technologies, overland life, living abroad, the past- the present and the future, removing linguistics barriers, employment, etc. We will perform it with implicative methodologies and applying a common method based in non-formal education, exchange experiences, meetings with expert local actors and laugh-therapy. These projects are developed for small groups who work in teamwork showing the results obtained in public places and sharing them with the community.

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS All volunteers will be hosted in EVS houses in the city centre (to share with other EVS) with all expenses covered. Financial condition according with KA1 – EVS Era+ Program EC.

SENDING COSTS Sending organizations will get 40 euro per each month of service of the volunteer(s) they send. The volunteer will cover his/her own travel cost and it will be reimbursment after present the invoice and boarding pass.

How to apply Organizations interested to send volunteers must provide CV and motivation letter. Motivation letter must be specific for the concerned project. More information on: http://otlas-project.salto-youth.net/3388

Italian ENGO InformaGiovani-Palermo, Sicily

To be hosted in Italy and looking for 8 volunteers from January to December 2015 for our projects in Palermo and 2 volunteers from March to October for a project in a small village close to Palermo, Isola delle Femmine. Projects available in Palermo are: • InformaGiovani office – 2 volunteers – 1 year starting January Our small office is the place where we organize all our projects together with local staff and volunteers.

EVS volunteers will support the organization and take part in the activities of the national “Tour of volunteering”, a tour all over Italy to promote workcamps and EVS; youth exchanges and training courses all over Italy; support to the involvement of disadvantaged youth in our international projects; update of our Youth information database and newsletter management; support workcamps. Here volunteers will support the general running of the office and IG network all over Europe. This will give to interested volunteers the possibility to increase their knowledge about organizational management, project cicle and implementation, as well as learning about the local context and how European funding and initiatives can stimulate community development. Special requirement: basic knowledge of Italian language is required. Previous experience in the volunteering field is very welcome.

•Centro TAU – Inventare insieme – 3 volunteers – 1 year starting January Youth centre based in the poor area of Zisa, working with young people aged 12-18. Volunteers will support socio-cultural activities, run language courses, artistic workshop. Requirement: basic knowledge of Italian language •Centro anch’io – 2 volunteers – 1 year starting January Community running different houses for vulnerable citizens. Volunteers will help local staff and volunteers to run daily activities and organize leisure time and workshops for hosts of the community. In particular, support to organize leisure time for kids or for young and adult disable people. Requirement: basic knowledge of Italian language. Motivation to work with disable or kids. Stable psicological condition.

•Isola delle Femmine – 2 volunteers – 8 months starting March Small island close to Palermo’s shore, it is a Natural reserve where InformaGiovani organizes environmental awareness activities for kids and organize environmental workshop and volunteering activities. EVS volunteers will work in supporting the organization of such activities, support the relation with local schools, associations and parishes in involving young people, will support the organization of short-term voluntary projects in the area. Volunteers will live in the small village (not in Palermo). Special requirement: basic knowledge of Italian language. Only for volunteers who are not looking for the big city to have night life. •Libera Scuola Waldorf – 2 volunteers – 1 year starting January Beside running a school based on Rudolf Steiner teachings, the project, run by teachers and parents of pupils, provides educational tools and paths to kids, boys and girls aged between 2 and 13 in close connection with many local social groups, green economy actors, sustainable development NGOs. Volunteers will help in running daily activities, support artistic and music workshops for kids and with the participation of families. Main task of volunteers will be the support to education path of pupils with mental handicap. Special requirement: knowledge of Italian. Strong motivation in working with kids and with handicapped kids. Knowledge of Waldorf/Steiner philosophy is very welcome.

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS All volunteers will be hosted in EVS houses in the city centre (where they have double room to share with other EVS) with all expenses covered. Furthermore they will get 260 euro per month (standard income for Italian students) plus language course (by Faculty of Italian language of Palermo University, maximum 6 months) plus local transport, plus EVS insurance. Volunteers in Isola project will be hosted in a small villa in the village, with same financial condition.

SENDING COSTS Sending organizations will get 40 euro per each month of service of the volunteer(s) they send. Sending costs will be paid at the end of the service except for organization belonging to official InformaGiovani network that will get the amount immediately.

How to apply Organizations interested to send volunteers must provide CV and motivation letter. One volunteer can apply only for one of the above mentioned projects. Motivation letter must be specific for the concerned project. Documentation is to be sent to info@informa-giovani.org