9 luni de voluntariat EVS (costuri acoperite) in Polonia, pentru tineri creativi

Un nou proiect european ofera unui tanar din Romania oportunitatea de a petrece 9 luni in activitati variate de voluntariat, cu sprijinul programului educational „European Voluntary Service” – EVS!

Stagiul de voluntariat este organizat de ANAWOJ –  o organizatie cu experienta indelungata in implementarea de proiecte EVS (inca din anul 2002) – si va avea loc in localitatea Michałowo, din nordul Poloniei, in perioada 1 octombrie 2016 -30 iunie 2017.  

Ce fel de voluntari se cauta?

  • Un tanar/o tanara între 18 si 30 de ani
  • Dispus/a sa petreaca 9 luni intr-un mediu multicultural, in compania altor voluntari straini
  • O persoana deschisa, creativa, cu spirit de initiativa, interesata sa invete si sa acumuleze abilitati noi – sunt apreciati candidatii care au hobby-uri creative (arte plastice, mestesuguri sau lucru manual, instrumente muzicale, sport) si sunt dornici sa le impartaseasca tinerilor din comunitate
  • Motivat/a sa lucreze in activitatile propuse de proiect dar si sa propuna idei proprii de activitati si sa demonstreze motivatia de a le realiza in mod independent
  • Dornic/a sa isi dezvolte si sa isi imbunatateasca abilitatile, deschis/a pentru experimente, pregatit/a sa isi impartaseasca hobby-urile si pasiunile in activitati si proiecte organizate chiar de el/ea, pentru comunitate
  • Autonom/a – pregatit/a sa locuiasca singur/a intr-un apartament in zona rurala si deschis/a la ideea de a trai intr-un sat mic, cu 3000 de locuitori, avand cel mai apropiat oras mare la o distanta de 40 km (care poate fi parcursa cu autobuzele locale)

evs ANAWOJ projectVoluntarul pe care il cautam trebuie sa aprecieze munca pentru si cu tinerii, sa fie activ, independent si creativ, deoarece ne propunem sa ii oferim oportunitatea de a-si pune in aplicare propriile activitati si mini-proiecte. Conditiile de viata in Michalowo vor fi simple (de exemplu, casele sunt de lemn si se incalzesc su sobe), astfel ca voluntarul trebuie sa fie sigur ca isi doreste sa locuiasca in aceste conditii, considerate poate dure pentru unii. In schimb ii vom oferi voluntarului selectat posibilitatea de a locui intr-un mediu placut, linistit, in mijlocul naturii si al unei multitudini de paduri.

Tinerii interesați sunt invitați să trimită un CV in format European în limba engleza, insotit de formularul de aplicatie specific pentru acest proiect, completat tot in limba engleza, la adresa voluntar@provobis.ropână la data de 14 septembrie 2016. La aceeași adresa pot fi solicitate informații suplimentare despre proiect si despre EVS.

Costurile voluntarului sunt acoperite prin proiectul finantat de Comisia Europeana prin programul educational Erasmus+.

Detalii despre activitatile propuse pentru voluntari, dar si despre organizatia gazda, regasiti in randurile urmatoare.

Proposed activities for EVS volunteers:

– Organization of non-formal activities for children: like creative activities (handicraft, or music or plastic arts), sport and outdoor activities (in holiday camp, forest activities or on playground)

– Assisting and conducting environmental activities for children in nature and forest in cooperation with local Rangers from our Forest District

– Organizing workshops in field of non-formal education and “European workshops” in local partner institutions like: Culture Centre, Kindergarden, Primary and Secondary School and/ Workshop of Occupational Therapy for disabled person of our community

– Assistance in project management and office work (especial correspondence, public relations, updating of our homepage and local web-forum, edition of newsletter, creation of posters and information sheets and so on)

– Assistance in organization, preparation and creating of different kinds of seminars, workshops and trainings on regional, national and international level

– Presentation „European Voluntary Service” on all local and regional events in the region

– Preparation and organization of “language workshops’ for kids, youngsters and seniors of the village

– Leading the “intercultural cafe” for youngsters aged 15-20 in 2 evenings per week in the culture centre.

– Promotion of discovery of different cultures and European citizenship (through games, cultural, manual, sport activities, quiz, cooking, discussions).

Local environment

Our head office is located in Michalowo, small town located near Bialystok in Podlachia region, in the northern-eastern part of Poland. The whole region is a part of so called Green Lungs of Poland – the territory with a multitude of national and regional parks and nature reserves, great wilderness (the part of it is famous Bialowieza forest, for example), the largest swamps in Central Europe. Bialystok (300 000 inhabitants) is the capital of this region. It is a great administrative, academic and cultural centre).

Michalowo is located about 38 km from Bialystok and 15 km from Belorussian border. Counting 3000 inhabitants, who struggle with many problems. One of them is high unemployment and lack of perspectives. The big worry is also strong abuse of alcohol among young people. The association ANAWOJ is constantly trying to involve these young people in projects and to show them that life without alcohol is a much better choice and gives a lot of different, interesting opportunities that can be created by their own involvement and creativity.

Description of host organization

Association of International and Intercultural Exchange – ANAWOJ is a non-governmental organization from north – eastern of Poland, from Podlasie region, working on local, regional and international level. We actively participate in development of our region and promote the civil and social activity among inhabitants. We act to promote the intercultural exchange and dialog between different cultures and people from different cultural and social ground. Our target groups are: mainly kids and youth, but also their parents, teachers, youth workers, youth leaders and also seniors. Our regular activities are:

– International youth exchanges, international summer work camps, regional seminars about Youth in action program and workshops for youth leader about project management;

– Sending, hosting and accompanying volunteers and trainees;

– Animation of the cultural live by preparing trainings, educational-seminars, cultural parties;

– Activities in field of heritage protection (like for instance renovation works on old Jewish or German cemeteries in our region);

– Organization of meetings with young people to create the leisure-time-activity, to discuss the present problems and future and to argue about „anti-alien-feeling” and stereotypes;

– Since 2011 we are very active in fields of: active citizenship, youth participation in democracy, global education, sustainable development, and environmental and ecological education.

With European Voluntary Service we have been working since 2002. Some of the members of our association had been EVS volunteers before. We wanted others to use the same possibility and encourage them to take part in the same programme. Since 2002 we have sent more than 100 volunteers to different countries in frames of EVS. Since year 2006 we also have been inviting people to our country as well. As coordinating organization we help other organizations to host volunteers in their institutions and take care about administrative and qualititative aspects of their activities (since 2006 more than 60 volunteers). Furthermore we are also active as hosting organisation and invite volunteers from different countries to us (since 2008).

We see the deep meaning of the idea of voluntary service and it is very important for us, not only in international context of EVS but also in local dimension – we want to support and encourage young people living in our community to become active and do whatever it takes to improve the quality of their own lives and invest in a better future. We let them be included in European society. Being involved and also being active has huge impact on the way our own and others future is being created. That is what we would like to show, that the idea of voluntary service makes sense, that even „without money” you can do something fantastic and be engaged in developement of the local community. What motivates us most in our work with international volunteers is that we can bring a „piece of Europe” to the rural region of Podlachia and that the volunteer can show possibilities, through their own example, also present others that they can also help our organisation in work with the youth, kids and adults in our region. There are a lot of things that we can learn from other countries and EVS-volunteers always bring a lot of new ideas from their own cultures, show different ways of solving problems and act and effectively help us to develop our projects and our organisation.

More details can be found here or at www.anawoj.org.