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European Solidarity Corps: Life Sharing Project

Dates: 24 February – 24 July 2020 (6 months volunteering project)

Venue: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Eligible is 1 participant coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 18th December 2019

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Solidarity Corps provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The volunteer will spend 6 months at Camphill Community, located at the suburbs of Belfast and will work as a volunteer to promote rehabilitation and reintegration of people with fewer opportunities.

Volunteering has always been a fundamental aspect of what is provided at Glencraig. Each year 20 – 40 international volunteers would come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig. Most of these volunteers came from mainland Europe but some came from other Continents, Ireland and other parts of the UK.

In recent years there has been a decline in the number of volunteers coming to Glencraig because of this we set up a pilot project for three Erasmus+ volunteers who arrived in November 2018 and will stay for 1 year.

In order to expand on the pilot project, the Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

  • Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig.
  • The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop.

The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm.

The volunteer will have two consecutive days off per week and 2.5 days holiday per month spread over the duration of the placement.

The volunteer will be able to access excellent public transport links to the nearby towns of Bangor, Holywood and Belfast. There are ESC volunteers in Belfast and Bangor, Glencraig will encourage volunteers participating in our project to link in with them during their stay. During the longer holiday periods volunteers can use the time to explore the lovely locations on the island of Ireland. Personal protective equipment will be provided but volunteers should bring adequate clothing for all weather conditions.

There will also be the opportunity for the volunteer to participate in the following social and cultural activities:

• Social and cultural activities organised in Glencraig and in the local area
• Participate in cultural projects such as plays, musical performances and activities
• Outdoor adventure, physical exercise and sporting activities
• Take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, nature protection and the problems associated with climate change

Volunteer profile
The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following:

• Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities
• Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability
• Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities
• Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities
• It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language

The volunteer should have an interest in the following ESC topics:

• Health and wellbeing
• Environment and natural protection
• Creativity and Culture

The volunteer will have the possibility to develop his/her knowledge and experience in the following ESC areas:

• Working with disabled people
• Working with children / young people
• Healthcare
• Environment and natural protection
• Arts / music

The volunteer should be interested in developing the following qualities in themselves and others:

• Friendly, approachable and develop positive social relationships with others.
• Patient, supportive, respectful and be able to care for yourself and others.
• Inter cultural learning, the ability to communicate in different languages and by using other communication techniques e.g. Makaton.
• Creativity, with ability to think on your feet and adapt to the environment to provide enriching positive experiences for yourself and others.
• Skills and competence that will support your continual professional and personal development.
• Responsible, positive, enthusiastic attitude, increased understanding and awareness of yourself and others.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 220 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Association Camphill Community Glencraig – Youth NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (18-30 years old), residents of Greece.

European Solidarity Corps. Life Sharing Project. United Kingdom

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European Solidarity Corps: Life Sharing Project

Dates: 24 February – 24 July 2020 (6 months volunteering project)

Venue: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Eligible are 1 or 2 participant(s) coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 18th December 2019

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Solidarity Corps provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The volunteer will spend 6 months at Camphill Community, located at the suburbs of Belfast and will work as a volunteer to promote rehabilitation and reintegration of people with fewer opportunities.

Volunteering has always been a fundamental aspect of what is provided at Glencraig. Each year 20 – 40 international volunteers would come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig. Most of these volunteers came from mainland Europe but some came from other Continents, Ireland and other parts of the UK.

In recent years there has been a decline in the number of volunteers coming to Glencraig because of this we set up a pilot project for three Erasmus+ volunteers who arrived in November 2018 and will stay for 1 year.

In order to expand on the pilot project, the Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

  • Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig.
  • The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop.

The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm.

The volunteer will have two consecutive days off per week and 2.5 days holiday per month spread over the duration of the placement.

The volunteer will be able to access excellent public transport links to the nearby towns of Bangor, Holywood and Belfast. There are ESC volunteers in Belfast and Bangor, Glencraig will encourage volunteers participating in our project to link in with them during their stay. During the longer holiday periods volunteers can use the time to explore the lovely locations on the island of Ireland. Personal protective equipment will be provided but volunteers should bring adequate clothing for all weather conditions.

There will also be the opportunity for the volunteer to participate in the following social and cultural activities:

• Social and cultural activities organised in Glencraig and in the local area
• Participate in cultural projects such as plays, musical performances and activities
• Outdoor adventure, physical exercise and sporting activities
• Take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, nature protection and the problems associated with climate change

Volunteer profile
The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following:

• Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities
• Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability
• Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities
• Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities
• It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language

The volunteer should have an interest in the following ESC topics:

• Health and wellbeing
• Environment and natural protection
• Creativity and Culture

The volunteer will have the possibility to develop his/her knowledge and experience in the following ESC areas:

• Working with disabled people
• Working with children / young people
• Healthcare
• Environment and natural protection
• Arts / music

The volunteer should be interested in developing the following qualities in themselves and others:

• Friendly, approachable and develop positive social relationships with others.
• Patient, supportive, respectful and be able to care for yourself and others.
• Inter cultural learning, the ability to communicate in different languages and by using other communication techniques e.g. Makaton.
• Creativity, with ability to think on your feet and adapt to the environment to provide enriching positive experiences for yourself and others.
• Skills and competence that will support your continual professional and personal development.
• Responsible, positive, enthusiastic attitude, increased understanding and awareness of yourself and others.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 220 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Association Camphill Community Glencraig – Youth NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (18-30 years old), residents of Greece.

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Seminar Mountain spirit: Volunteering for Nature Conservation

Dates: 24-30 May 2019

Venue: Blagoevgrad region, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 21st April 2019

Seminar aimed to get together volunteer coordinators, ex and future volunteers and organizations working in nature protection to work on improving volunteer management and involvement of international volunteers in nature conservation activities.

General Description

Velebit Association Kuterevo and Vlahi Nature School are organizing the Seminar Mountain spirit – Volunteering for Nature Conservation. The seminar is within the Erasmus+ project Mountain spirit – Strategic EVS for Nature Conservation and aims at providing space for volunteers, volunteer coordinators and organizations hosting international volunteers to meet and work together for encouraging and improving the quality of volunteer work for nature conservation.

Main topics include:

  • Nature conservation and volunteering – examples, needs, challenges, future cooperation possibilities
  • Volunteer management – coordination and mentoring, needs of volunteers and organizations, conflicts, program developing, etc.
  • European Solidarity Corps, Erasmus+ and other possibilities for cooperation
  • Mountain spirit project – exchanges 2018 and feedback, possibilities for the future.

The specific objectives of the Seminar are to:

  • create a space for exchange between coordinators and volunteers
  • build the capacity of organizations for working with volunteers on nature protection topics
    encourage volunteers to initiate volunteer projects and become coordinators
  • present possibilities for developing in the field of volunteering and nature protection – European Solidarity Corps, LIFE+, national programs, etc.
  • provide space for feedback and evaluation of first year of Mountain spirit exchanges
    contribute to creating informal network of organizations working with international volunteers in nature protection topics

Within the Seminar we will be discussing and working on the following subjects:

  • The role, needs, motivation and expectations of international volunteers for nature protection activities
  • Development of international volunteer programs – resources, needs, training, challenges
  • Successful stories, good practices and recommendations how to improve volunteer management within an organization

  • How to support each other, to exchange volunteers and coordinators
  • The new philosophy and opportunities which the European Solidarity Corps provide especially with the focus on nature protection (volunteer project, volunteer teams, solidarity projects)
  • Mountain spirit – Strategic EVS for Nature Conservation – presentation of 2018 activities and achievements, challenges, recommendation, next steps
  • Volunteering activities for nature conservation – realities (Balkan region, Central and Western European countries), needs, challenges, possibilities
  • Service Civil International and nature protection Erasmus+ and other programs

We are looking for 27 participants (age: 18+) from Erasmus+ program countries and partner countries from the Western Balkans (eligible ONLY for: EU countries, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia).

The participants should be representatives of youth or nature protection organizations, ex or future EVS/ESC volunteers in similar projects, who have interest, motivation and energy to work on the topic, who want to improve existing and to develop new volunteering activities for nature conservation.

Profile of suitable organizations:

  • Nature protection organizations who would like to explore the opportunities to include international volunteers in their work
  • Nature protection organizations interested to exchange experience and share knowledge
  • Organizations already working with international volunteers in nature protection activities who would like to improve the process of volunteer management and to create new links
  • Mountain spirit project partner organizations
  • Members and partners of Service Civil International

Suitable participants could be:

  • Volunteer coordinators
  • Young people who took part in one or more of the volunteer exchanges within Mountain spirit in 2018
  • Ex or future EVS/ESC volunteers in nature protection project who would like to develop in the field
  • Activists and volunteers with some experience in the field of nature protection, voluntary and youth work
  • Active members of the organizations with long-term project ideas involving volunteers

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Expect basic facilities. Food will be seasonal and domestic as much as possible.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be covered within the Erasmus+ limits of distance band:

  • 100-499 km = 180 euro,
  • 500-1999 km = 275 euro,
  • 2000-2999 km = 360 euro

Be aware that we encourage environmental  friendly means of transport (bus, train, etc.) therefore travelling by plane will be reimbursed only up to 80 % (unless really necessary)

Participation fee

There is not any participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

Vlahi Nature School – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Velebit Association Kuterevo – Youth NGO

Phone: 00359888751684

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Mountain Spirit.pdf

Contact for questions:

Miroslava Popova

E-Mail: natureschool@vlahi.org

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)