Organización de acogida: Verein für Freizeit und Bildung der Jugend
Lugar: Steyr, Austria
Duración: 10 meses
Fecha del inicio: 03/09/2018
Fecha del fin: 05/07/2019
Fecha límite para envíar solicitudes: 06/01/2018
Plazas vacantes: 1
Descripción del proyecto
During the opening times the volunteer will be present in the youth centre with the youth leaders. The main task is “being there” for the young people. Eg. Playing table tennis, offering them a cup of tea, cooking together, giving them the opportunity to talk about what goes on in their life, motivating them to try out new things, games, activities.
Beside that he/she will help the youth leaders to organise different projects, events (like excursions to interesting places, creativity workshops, intercultural cooking evenings, etc.) He/She will have the chance to bring in his/her own personality and culture. Depending on the skills and preferences of the volunteer he/s will be contributing what he/she can/wants to offer. Eg. Organising music workshops, a personal blog, creative decoration for the youth centre, designing flyers for the homepage etc. but also use his/her cultural background for a project, like an international evening.
Alojamiento, comida y transporte
The volunteer will be accommodated in a student hall in which mostly students of the University of Applied Science are living. There are Austrian and foreign students accomodated so it will be a good opportunity to get to know other people with the same age in Steyr. The room is a single room with private bathroom. There is a shared kitchen. The volunteer can also use the kitchen in the youth centre. The volunteer will get a monthly sum for self-catering. All important localities (town centre, youth centre, train station, etc.) are within 15 min walk. Also a bicycle wil be provided.
Formación durante el proyecto
Next to the obligatory On Arrival and Mid Term training organised by the National agency the volunteer will join the team meetings and supervision. The volunteer will also join us to our regular networking and retraining meetings with youth leaders from other youth centres. If there are good offers (eg from local organisations or from the county) he/she will also have the chance to go on special trainings (e.g. first aid or working with minorities etc.) if wanted. A language course will also be provided.
Perfil del voluntario
As our target group are youngsters between 13 and 19 we would like the volunteers to be at least 20 years old when they start the EVS. The volunteer should be open minded and interested in the life environment of young people, knowing that it can sometimes be a challenge being confronted with their lives and dealing with their questions. Ability for team-work and holding agreements is important. The volunteer should be eager to bring in his/her own ideas and abilities and to learn new abilities.
¿Cómo solicitar tu plaza?
Envía tu CV a firstname.lastname@example.org antes de 6 de enero.
Participants with fewer opportunities
- This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.
- Other experience, infrastructure and resources:We have experiences with EVS from difficult economically and social backgrounds. Our experience is that if a youngster is motivated and sincere the background that he/she comes from is not such a big obstacle. We are part of a network of social institutions in Steyr that can support us if needed.
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