Monthly Archives: Березень 2018
EVS VACANCIES

France

EVS at Tourist Office “ Bocage Bressuirais” – SW France

The Tourist Office “Bocage Bressuirais” is a public body aiming at promoting the tourist area and the reception of tourists in the local territory. The volunteer main activities will involve:
Hosting the tourists at the Office (answer to their questions, present the territory and the possible activities);participating during the events of the territory; creating digital workshops about practical knowledge in IT, contributing to the implementation of the Tourist Office brand.

Duration:  01/09/2018 – 31/08/2019
Application deadline:27/03/2018
For more information: http://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/5971_it

EVS at the Centre Albert Schweitzer – Auberge de jeunesse
The ‘Centre International Albert Schweitzer’ is a youth hostel which organises, hosts and follows French-german and international projects. The volunteer will work in specific programs such as linguistic animation, cooperation games and thematic weeks.

Duration: 01/09/2018 – 20/08/2019
Application deadline: 31/03/2018
For more information: http://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/6074_it

EVS “Art and Music for Youth”
The volunteer will work with the Espace Jemmapes’s youth center. The volunteer will help with the reception and orientation of the public in the Paris Anim centers in link with the rehearsal studios and will provide technical support for concerts. He will organize cultural events (festival, concerts, exhibitions),artistic workshops and events about the ERASMUS + program ( EVS coffee, high schools’s projects ..)

Duration: 01/09/2018 – 31/07/2019
Application deadline: 09/04/2018
For more information: http://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/6101_it

Spain

EVS – YOUth for YOUrope
Volunteer will support international Erasmus students who are staying at the University of León. Tasks are related to the planning of booking and itinerary of the cultural trips offered to Erasmus students. The volunteer will also promote mobility programs, like Erasmus+ and others to offer more options for personal and profesional development to the young people in the city on León.

Duration: 01/09/2018 – 30/06/2019
Application deadline: 08/04/2018
For more information: http://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/6040_it

United Kingdom

Evs supporting people with disabilities in Marske, UK
Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting people with disability. Marske Hall is a home with nursing care providing a range of services for 30 adults with physical disabilities, located in a small seaside town – Marske-by-the-sea in North Yorkshire. Volunteers will support residents and day care users on a one-to-one basis and get actively involved in planning and delivering activities programme. The organisation’s goal is to provide disable people with the opportunity to live their lives the way they choose – with the support to live independently. Activities include arts and crafts, music, sports, theme evenings, organising fundraising events, running small projects, escorting residents in community.

Duration: 21/05/2018 – 21/05/2019
Application deadline: 04/04/2018
For more information: http://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/5981_it

Portugal

EVS with ARTS & RURAL COMMUNITIES
Zut! is an association working with contemporary performances in Santa Clara-a-Velha, with established artists who develop their own work and work with local elder population. One volunteer will be hosted by Zut! for 7,5 months to support the association’s project developement, in close contact with the local community. The volunteer will support the production processes of performances, workshops and events.

Duration: 01/03/2019 – 14/10/2019
Application deadline: 05/04/2018
For more information: http://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/5936_it

 

EVS with ENVIRONMENT AND ECO-COMMUNITY
A Copa da Vida is a non-profit-association, running an ecological community immersed in nature, a seminar-place and environmental activities, as well as providing retreat places in Vale Bacias – Alentejo. The mission is the manifestation of a sustainable, conscious and loving way of life. The volunteer will be hosted by A Copa da Vida ecological community for 12 months, near the village of Colos. We ask the volunteers to be interested in nature, community, communication and a simple and alternative lifestyle.

Duration: 15/10/2018 – 14/10/2019
Application deadline: 05/04/2018
For more information: http://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/5934_it

EVS with CULTURE & ARTS
SRST Sociedade Recreativa S. Teotoniense is a non profit association that offers support and protection activities for children, youth and families. The association coordinates a nursery (children aged 3 to 36 months) in S. Teotónio, as well as cultural activities and a School of Music and Arts. The volunteer will be hosted by SRST for 12 months, in the village of São Teotónio. The project consists in a diverse and dynamic program of activities, in the area of expressions (dramatic, musical, body) and in the production and promotion of events, enhancing the sharing of experiences and acquisition of new competences.

Duration: 15/10/2018 – 14/10/2019
Application deadline: 05/04/2018
For more information: http://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/5930_it

 

Austria

EVS working with children
Insel – Haus der Jugend is a day-care centre for 5 to 15 year old children and teenagers. It provides lunch, helps with the homework under academic supervision, leisure time activities in the field of sport, creativity/art, culture and fun. The volunteer(s) will help in the organisation
in organizing play, sports and fun activities; will provide assistance to the children/youngsters with their homework; will create workshops dedicated to different topics.

Duration: 11/ 2018 – 11/ 2019
Application deadline: 02/04/2018
For more information: https://www.inselsalzburg.at

EVS at the Youth Center Oberndorf
The youth centre Oberndorf  is the main meeting point in Oberndorf for the youth scene between 12 and 18 years. The young people coming to the centre are mainly from Oberndorf or neighbourhood. Target groups are beside the local youth scene especially disadvantaged and underprivileged youngsters as migrants, unemployed, and socially discriminated youngsters etc.
With a mix of activities and regular opening hours, the youth center tries to support participation within the community of Oberndorf, to improve the integration status and to give shelter and backup when necessary.

Duration: 10/09/2018 – 31/07/2019
Application deadline: 02/04/2018
For more information: http://www.oberndorf.salzburg.at/Jugendzentrum_Oberndorf

 

При виникненні будь-який питаннь звертайтесь на пошту evs@sii.org.ua

 

EqUalize EVS blog Part 1

Рівно 2 тижні тому команда Інстутуту Суспільних Ініціатив поповнилася 2 волонтерками з Італії, що прибули до нас аж на цілий рік по програмі EVS (Європейська Волонтерська Служба). Вже маючи значний досвід волонтерства та проживання в таких країнах, як Вели

кобританія, Австралія, Індія та Перу,  дівчата вирішили присвятити рік удосконаленню своїх професійних навичок, і для цього обрали нашу організацію 🙂 Разом з ними ми будемо розробляти ще більше освітніх проектів для молоді, приділяючу увагу такій актуальній зараз темі, як права людини.

А ще вони будуть ділитись своїми особистими враженнями від перебування у Львові у формі блогу,  тому слідкуйте за оновленнями, щоб побачити життя в Укр

аїні з іншої перспективи 😉

Marta

Caminante, no hay camino: se hace camino al andar.

Walker, there is no path, you make the path as you go.
Antonio Machado

It has been a week since my first arrival in Lviv and during this time, I have been experiencing a mix of opposing emotions. My flight lasted only two hours, but I felt like I have been thrown into the plot of one of my favorite movies, the lives of others.

The district where I am currently living, CИХІV represents my very first approach to this new city. Very old buses, long railroads, soviet style buildings, empty and sometimes muddy roads. People in here are speaking Ukrainian, and despite my basic knowledge of Russian, I feel I am a kind of a mess especially when I try to express myself at the local market.

Nevertheless, I try to make fun of these uncommon situations and places, because first and foremost, I am here to learn and share my experience with other people. And here we are. I feel I am surrounded by extremely inspiring young people who want to make an impact addressing current social challenges in Ukraine.

I don’t believe I have THE answer to the problem, but yes I can contribute to empower youth in order for them to find their own answer through concrete actions. So stay connected. Very soon this apparent emptiness will turn into real life.

 


Valentina

My first Ukrainian week – It is a small world

My experience in Ukraine started with the discovery of the main attractions in Lviv city center.  After hardly climbing the tower of Ratusha (the city council) and reaching the top where we had an amazing view of the city, I was very surprised to come across an Ukrainian girl at the Turistic In

formation Office that has a relative living in my little (unknown) town in Italy near Venice. It’s a small world! J
At first sight Lviv city center seems very similar to any other European city. Only when you experience the way public transports work, you immediately realize that Ukraine is a different story.
I will not describe any further the time our tram was stuck in the middle of the street for  15-20 minutes
( and people started shouting at the driver), but the ticket checking system worth a mention.
To check your ticket, there is a very atypical way of manually pulling a crank handle; if you get on the tram late and you are very far from the tram driver, you just pass the money to the person in front of you and you will receive your ticket staying comfortable on your seat. Italians should learn from Ukrainians how to trust people J

Going shopping at the Narodnii Market is another  highlight of the week. My colleague Marta and I spent 20 minutes trying to explain in Russian/English to an Ukrainian old lady that we need salt for the pasta.  A situation I will never forget!

And speaking about food…  You know that Italians usually are very skeptical about food outside their mothercountry. Well, I was very surprised to see that I like borsch and Ukrainian dishes are very good! ( I did not have any expectations, but realizing that I like them made me happy.)

Last but not least, I was very pleased to see a lot of children around the district where I live, Sikhiv. In this area there are a lot of parks where children can play or have a walk with their parents. Meeting a lot of grandparents taking around their grandchildren reminded me of my childhood strolling around with my grandparents in Italy. I could see so much attention in Ukrainians’ way of taking care of their little ones.
Therefore, I can say that Ukraine and Italy are very close in some ways. I am very curious to see how my Ukrainian life will be in the next months. As of now: Yes, it is a small world!